North Jutland

The North of Jutland is an island on the top of Denmark, split from mainland Jutland by the enormous Limfjord. To the north, it juts dramatically out into sea on all sides. You’ll find that this isolation produces a very special light and more hours of sunshine than the rest of Denmark. The landscape is beautiful but harsh, with endless white beaches, sand dunes, cliffs, heathland and forests. Witness the bizarre sight of trees bending east from the sheer force of the prevailing wind or take a break from the wind around the sheltered straits, inlets and bays of the Limfjord.

A region of contrasts

North Jutland is dotted with picturesque holiday towns and fishing villages. It's also home to the multi-faceted northern city of Aalborg. Taste regional specialities and venture out into the unspoilt surroundings of North Jutland's holiday destinations.

Map of North Jutland

Artistic heritage

North Jutland is rich in Viking heritage and a favourite hang-out of Danish painters throughout the ages. Skagen has been a hub for culture in the region for centuries and Aalborg is full of galleries, museums, cafes and restaurants.

The great outdoors

Windswept beaches, shifting sands, islands and the best watersports opportunities in the whole country. Head to North Jutland to experience Denmark's wilder side!

Step back in time on islands without cars... or dogs!

With water on every side and a maximum distance of 50km to the coast, North Jutland is all about beach life.

The top of Denmark

Visit the top of Denmark. Here, you can stand in two seas at once and watch the multi-coloured waters mingle round your feet. Then head to the picturesque town of Skagen to try local delicacies. You won't want to leave!

Stand in two different seas at once or climb Denmark's largest shifting sand dune.

Quick facts

Main city: Aalborg
Aalborg population: 192,000
Nearest airport: Aalborg
International ferry ports:
Frederikshavn (Norway, Sweden)
Hirstals (Norway)
Hanstholm (Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland, UK)
Distance from Copenhagen:
Aalborg (414km)
Skagen (517km) 

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