Thy National Park

Windsurfing spots
Denmark’s biggest and oldest national park lies on the North West Coast of Jutland. Thy National Park is over 200km² in size and it offers you a dramatic landscape shaped by the sea. Much of it is covered with large areas of windswept dunes and sandy grassland.

Wildlife

Thy National Park is a great place to see wildlife, such as roe and red deer and extremely rare birds, such as the golden plover and sandpiper. Bird enthusiasts should head to Agger Tange, to see flocks of migrating birds. If you’re lucky, from Tved Klitplantage bird hide in early spring, you might even sight dancing cranes.

Cultural experiences

The coastline of Thy National Park is dotted with remnants of the largest WWII bunker network in Northern Europe. At the Museums Center Hanstholm you can learn more about how the system worked. The North Sea Aquarium in North Vorupør, presents you with the rich sea life of the North Sea. In the small fishing villages of North Vorupør and Stenbjerg Landing, you can witness fisherman dragging their boats up onto the shore after a day out at sea.

Activities

Thy National Park is criss-crossed by cycling and walking trails that take you past the best of the park’s scenery. You can even hire Icelandic horses to ride. Klitmøller is known as one of Europe's best windsurfing spots, and golfers can enjoy the park from Nordvestjysk Golf Club which crosses the park.

Further reading 

Read more about Natural adventures in Denmark.

Read more about North Jutland.

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Fun Fact!

You can stay in a lighthouse in the Thy National Park. Find out more about Hanstholm Lighthouse and book a night here!