Grenen in Skagen

Grenen in Skagen


9990 Skagen

Phone: +45 72 54 30 00

Photo: Mette Johnsen

Grenen i Nordjylland

Photo: Claus Bruun

Skagen Grenen fra udsigtspunktet c Claus Bruun

Photo: Birgitte Borén

Solnedgang på Grenen i Skagen

It is a fascinating experience to stand on the tip of Jutland and watch the waves from the two seas merge and break over Skagen's Rev. This fascinating tourist attraction, is a spit formation consisting of deposited sand and gravel carried along by the strong currents; and over the last 100 years, this barrier has increased its length by 1 km. The large beach area furthest out on Grenen, is constantly moving, and there is frequently occurring lagoons – attracting both playful children and adults, as well as waders (birds). Due to the strong and extremely dangerous currents, bathing is strictly prohibited. At the southern part of Grenen, a compass demonstrates that Grenen actually points towards east.

The landscape around Grenen is a protected nature reserve and home to a rich wildlife: here the seals sunbathe on the beach and tourists can get very close. It is also the area in Denmark where most bird species can be observed, notably birds of prey in the spring. You have a good opportunity to explore the nature away from the tourist flow, which is from the car park to the tip of Grenen itself.

You can follow one of “Grenensporets” routes and learn more about both the nature and history of the area. From the car park at Grenen, there are four hiking trails, one of which is made suitable for bicycles, wheelchairs and prams. The paths take you around to all the sights of Grenen.

From the car park, you can drive with Sandormen (Sandworm) all the way to the tip of Grenen, from Easter to week 43. "Sandormen" has driven tourists to Grenen in over 50 years and has become part of its history.

Hotels nearby of Grenen in Skagen

  • Aalbæk Badehotel

    21.99 km

    The hotel Aalbæk Badehotel is situated in the holiday town Ålbæk close to Skagen where the two seas and the whole world meet. The well-preserved hotel is a beautiful example of modern hotel culture. Peace and tranquillity are intact in the little town with the harbour and the beach within walking distance from the hot.
    Read more : Aalbæk Badehotel
  • Hotel Herman Bang - SDH Partner Hotel

    34.76 km

    In the center of Frederikshavn you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at Best Western Hotel Herman Bang. Cheap parking, spa and wellness centre and restaurant are just some of the reasons to choose this hotel for your next stay in Frederikshavn.
    Read more : Hotel Herman Bang - SDH Partner Hotel
  • Hotel Jutlandia

    35.06 km

    Hotel Jutlandia in Frederikshavn is the hotel of the town and a landmark which the guests of the town cannot avoid noticing. From the hotel restaurant on the 6th floor you can enjoy the wide view of the pulsating life in the harbour and – not the least – the blue waves of the Kattegat. The hotel also has a nice bar.
    Read more : Hotel Jutlandia
  • Hotel Lisboa

    37.23 km

    A cosy family-owned hotel in the southern part of Frederikshavn close to the roe deer in Dyrehaven and the beautiful Bangsbo area. Only a few minutes by car to the world’s northernmost palm beach and the ferry port. Many possibilities for an active holiday, e.g. fishing, riding, golfing and surfing.
    Read more : Hotel Lisboa
  • Hotel Phønix Hjørring

    50.88 km

    Since 1885 Hotel Phønix is situated in the centre of Hjørring. The ambition of the owner and the hotel staff is to combine proud historical traditions with the demands and wishes of the present time and of the future and to create a hotel, which gives the customers the optimal experience. Only breakfast.
    Read more : Hotel Phønix Hjørring
  • Kompas Hotel Aalborg

    88.89 km

    KOMPAS Hotel Aalborg offers 111 rooms. With easy access to the motorway, and centrally located close to Aalborg's new waterfront, the location is ideal for a stay in the North Jutland capital. You have every opportunity to discover Aalborg's cozy pedestrian streets and enjoy the city's many cafes and restaurants.

    Read more : Kompas Hotel Aalborg
  • St. Binderup Kro

    130.57 km

    St. Binderup Kro is placed between Aalborg and Viborg. Go exploring the old rooms of the inn and enjoy the museum-like atmosphere and the ticking of the grandfather clock. The inn owner willingly tells about the history of the place. In the beautiful restaurant you can enjoy a large selection of well-cooked meals.
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  • Hotel Amerika

    133.11 km

    Near Mariager Fjord – the most beautiful fjord in Denmark – you will find Hotel Amerika. A great deal of care has gone into the design of this hotel, with its tasteful decor and attention to detail. Outside, nature has generously provided the most magnificent setting with the forest in its many shades of green.
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  • Hotel Gjerrild Kro

    139.02 km

    As the inn is situated most easterly in Jutland, Gjerrild Kro is the perfect place to stay if you wish to visit Djursland. There are namely only 10 minutes to Grenå and 45 minutes to Randers Tropical Zoo and Aarhus. These attractions speak for themselves. However, the scenery must and should be experienced.
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  • Purhus Kro

    141.69 km

    Purhus Kro is a cosy and family-friendly old Danish roadside inn. The setting of the inn is scenic, peaceful and quite. All the same, you are not far away from all the attractions in the area. In the inn there is a lovely unpretentious atmosphere, where indeed the main thing is the wellbeing of the guests.

    Read more : Purhus Kro