SDH Mini Break at Aalbæk Badehotel

4.38968667147715 of 5 Stars

Includes per person per night:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • 2-course dinner (Chefs´s choice)

More about Aalbæk Badehotel

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.

Skagensvej 42, 9982 Ålbæk
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Hotel facilities

  • Disabled-friendly
  • Free wifi
  • Pets
  • Charging station
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Non smoking
  • Airport: 80 km
  • Train: 500 m
  • Beach: 800 m
  • Fishing: 800 m
  • Golf: 5 km
  • 59 Rooms

Other stays atAalbæk Badehotel

Attractions nearby of SDH Mini Break

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    Simons Raalling - Egnssamling

    0.24 km

    THE FARMHOUSE:
    It is the oldest house in Ålbaek, which is a city with 1.800 inhabitants. The construction of the house is very interesting, as it was built very wood sustainable. This was due to a catastrophic lack of timber, which plagued the area after the ravages of the sand drifts.

    The timber which was used to construct the house, was almost exclusively collected on the beach. It was most likely from shipwrecks, which were common for this area at the time.

    In the early 1700s, which where when the house was built, there wasn’t growing any trees in the area, that could have been used for timber.

    THE NAME OF THE HOUSE
    One of the last wellknown owners of the house had the surname SIMON, and RAALING is the term for a farmhouse to a farm, which SIMONS RAALING was until the thirties, when the farm buildings were demolished.

    The house where inhabited until 1986 – the last 100 years of the Simon family.

    THE START OF THE MUSEUM
    In 1991 the house was threatened by foreclosure and a following demolition. Through gifts from people in Ålbaek, a group of local citizens succeeded in buying the house and starting the construction of a museum.

    Read more : Simons Raalling - Egnssamling
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    Ålbæk Kirke

    0.76 km

    The church was extensively restored up to the 100 anniversary in 1997. The blue color and the brick baptismal font is from this year.

    The Crucifix on the north wall is made by Niels Helledie. It was acquired in connection with the church's 90 year anniversary in 1987.

    The ship, which hangs from the ceiling is from 1910. It is a three-masted schooner named 'Ark' made by Kisby - Frederikshavn.

    The church is open all year round - contact the priest to visit.

    North and Northeast of the cemetery is a flat landscape with cultivated land, which makes that the church can be seen from all corners of the world.

    Read more : Ålbæk Kirke
  • Photo: Destination NORD - Frederikshavn

    Farm Fun

    1.51 km

    Farm Fun for the whole family.

    At the huge site you´ll find more than 500 animals and birds. Many of which can be stroked. Have fin on bouncy castles, large hay barn, aerial ropeway, fishing cutter, suspension bridge, ect.

    Lovly beach. Free tractor rides. Fast-food available.

    New: see our website. www.farmfun.dk

    Read more : Farm Fun
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    Råbjerg Kirke

    3.94 km

    The church is from 1300.

    In approx. 1620 it was extended westwards, the east gable and south wall is rebuilt in 1913.

    Anker Lund painted the altarpiece in 1897, remains of the original altarpiece hangs on the north wall.

    East of the church is a bell frame with one of the oldest church bells in Denmark.

    Raabjerg Kirke can be visited by appointment with the vicar.

    Read more : Råbjerg Kirke
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    Ålbæk Klitplantage

    2.06 km

    Ålbæk Klitplantage mostly consists of scotch pine but also has some mountain and Austrian pine.

    In places with slightly better soil, Sitka spruce, which originates from the West coast of North America, has been planted. In a few places of the dune plantation, birch, and oak grow. The pine trees allow light to get to the grass and moss-covered plantation floor. In the fall months, different mushrooms grow from the plantation floor.

    Over the next years, the forest district will plant more leaf-bearing trees on the plantation and older trees will be allowed to decay naturally. In the plantation, you can find areas with stony plains, a landscape uncommon to the area. The plantation also has a rich bird life and hearing the nightjar on a quiet summer evening is a very special experience.

    Read more : Ålbæk Klitplantage
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    Råbjerg Mile

    6.08 km

    Info about Råbjerg Mile

    The migrating dune, Råbjerg Mile, is about 1km wide and 1km long, it is made of roughly 3,5 million m3 sand, and is 40 meters high. Each year the dune moves around 15 meters towards the Northeast, closer to Grenen, the top of Denmark. Attempts of afforestation did not stop the migrating dune, which is expected to cover the main road to Skagen in a century or two. Once the dune reaches an area with trees or other plantations, it takes approximately 40 years for the tree to re-emerge on the other side of the dune. The same goes for the "small lakes", indentations caused by the varying groundwater level. These lakes are in the beginning poor on nutrition and vegetations but after some time the plants are coming back.

    Råbjerg Mile on sand migration

    Behind the “mile” it leaves a small and moisty layer of sand that extended west out to Skagerak where Råbjerg Mile was formed more than 300 years in a landscape called Råbjerg Stene.

    The whole area near Skagen was affected by sand migration with sand coming from the west. Entire areas were covered in sand as the dunes formed and therefore destroyed the opportunity to cultivate the land. The inhabitants were forced to move after a difficult fight with the sand, where the sand-covered church is a proof of the fight and struggle. The church was in the end swallowed and covered by the sand. Today, only the church tower is visible and there is planted lyme grass and conifers to slow down the sand migration.

    Despite this, the area is nowadays under protection and owned by the state after strong protests from for example Jeppe Aakjær who was dissatisfied as the plantations (which should stop the sand migration) destroyed many beautiful nature areas.

    Attention: While hiking through Råbjerg Mile there can be a risk of walking into quicksand!

    Travel sustainably with bus and train in North Jutland

    Getting around North Jutland with public transport is effortless. Plan you trip with bus, train or ‘Plustur’ on rejseplanen.dk.

    Read more : Råbjerg Mile
  • Photo: Peter Jørgensen

    Den Tilsandede Kirke - The sand buried church

    15.63 km

    In the dunes west of Skagen stands the tower of the old Sct. Laurentius Church, today known as ‘The Sand buried Church’. For four hundred years it gathered the congregation, until drifting sand started to block the road and cemetery, and in 1795 the congregation were forced to cease worship, and the church was closed.

    Sct. Laurentius was a magnificent church with impressive furnishings, of which now only the altar's two heavy candlesticks remain. They stand on the altar of the 'new' church, Skagen church. Beneath the surface there is still remnants of the church's foundation and floor, as well as a baptismal font that was not - like the rest of the furniture - removed and sold.

    Recent studies around the 200th anniversary of the church's closure have helped mark the church's floor plan, including the location of the nave and sacristy, which can be seen behind the tower. Red poles mark the ground plan, while fascines mark the known parts of the old cemetery wall. Many questions are still unanswered, which probably is part of the fascination of the church.

    Laurentius (Saint Lawrence) is the patron saint of this and many other west Danish churches. He was the protector of the sailors and the poor and suffered martyrdom on a gridiron. The gridiron can be found in Skagen city coat of arms together with the words " Vort håb til Gud alene/ Our hope to God alone"

    In the summer Skagen Church arranges outdoor service every Thursday evening at 19.30 from mid-June to mid-August at the Sanded Church with wind music.

    400 m from the sand buried church there is a parking lot with a playground, tables, benches and toilets - and during the summer you will find a kiosk, from which tickets are sold to get into the church tower.

    Read more : Den Tilsandede Kirke - The sand buried church
  • Photo: Peter Jørgensen

    Skagen Kirke

    17.47 km

    Skagen Kirke (church) was built in 1839-1841.

    In 1909-1910, the relatively young church was redesigned by Ulrik Plesner,- and Thorvald Bindesbøll designed the interior ornamentation.

    Again in 1989, the church underwent comprehensive restoration by Chresten Justesen, a Skagen architect. The artist Arne L.Hansen contributed with retelling the Easter event in front of the altartable, while Niels Helledie created the distinctive crucifix on the church's north wall and the crucifixiongroup on the altartable in 1994.

    Read more : Skagen Kirke
  • Photo: Skagens Kunstmuseer

    Skagens Museum

    18.14 km

    Today Skagen’s Museum contains around 1900 sculptures, drawings and paintings mainly made by artists who visited Skagen in the period from 1870-1930. Although you might not be particularly interested in art, you should not miss a visit to this museum, when you are in Skagen. Not only will you find world-class art, but also the atmosphere of Skagen, which has made it the city it is today. Read below about the history of the museum, about the painters of Skagen and get a virtual tour thanks to the Google Art Project.

    History

    Skagen’s Museum was founded in the dining hall of Brøndums Hotel in 1908 by the painters Ancher, Krøyer and Tuxen along with hotel owner, Degn Brøndum and pharmacist Victor Christian Emanuel Klæbel. The purpose was to exhibit the works of the Skagen painters and raise funds for the construction of a museum. At first, the technical college was used for exhibitions, but after the painter, Krøyer died in 1909, his residence was put to use. In 1919, Degn Brøndum donated the old garden of his hotel to the museum. The construction of the museum began in 1926 from blueprints by the architect Ulrik Plesner. The opening of the museum took place on the 22nd of September 1928 with a collection of around 325 works - many which had been donated by the artists themselves.

    The museum in Skagen was expanded several times as a result of the great interest for the painters of Skagen. In 1930, Plesner drew a suggestion for an expansion, but it wasn’t until 1982 that they became a reality. Since then expansions to the museum have followed in 1989, 2004 and in 2014 renovations and expansions started once again.

    The painters of Skagen

    “Skagensmalerne” is the name of the artist colony, who settled in Skagen in the 1870s to portray the life in Skagen, the rough living conditions of the fishermen and the grand nature with the special light, which makes both Skagen and North Jutland a popular destination. The painters brought their brushes and easel into the nature and painted what they saw. The style, also called realism, influenced all of Europe in this period and has helped with the steady flow of artists, which is why we today speak of the painters of Skagen as an artist colony.

    Among the most known painters from Skagen is P. S. Krøyer, who painted the world famous “Hip Hup Hurra” painting for a birthday in Skagen, Anna & Michael Ancher, Laurids Tuxen, Christian Krohg and Holger Drachmann.

    Presentation in English

    Skagens Kunstmuseer provide brochures and written information in English, and around the museum signs and displays are partly in English. Also, guided tours can be arranged to accomodate English speaking guests.

    Visit Skagen’s Museum online with Google Art Project

    Google has made it possible to visit the museum online through the Art Project. However, we do recommend the physical experience. Visit Skagen's Museum with the Google Art Project

    Travel sustainably with bus and train in North Jutland

    Getting around North Jutland with public transport is effortless. Plan you trip with bus, train or ‘Plustur’ on rejseplanen.dk.

    Read more : Skagens Museum
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    Kystmuseet Skagen (local history museum)

    16.63 km

    The exhibition takes visitors back through several chapters of Skagen’s long and exciting history.

    See a poor fisherman’s home, get close to the medals of the brave rescuers and the impressive lifeboat.

    In the museums DIY house, you can create you own fishing net and cutter boat. Watch or try the old crafts, color “Sørine af Skagen” a dress-up doll, and much more.

    Rufolfs smedje – the old ship smithy on Vesterbyvej was constructed in 1840. The museum acquired the smithy in 1987. After a comprehensive restoration it is now fully functioning as a working smithy, with the original inventory.

    The museums cutter boat “Hansa” is a spinning rod cutter. It was built in 1924 by Brdr. Nippers skibsbyggeri in Skagen. When the cutter in 1990 was threatened by scrapping, the museum took the initiative to a rescue mission. “Hansa” was taken over by the museum and can know be seen in Skagen harbor.

    Presentation in English

    At Kystmuseet Skagen, signs and displays are presented in English in most exhibitions. Brochures and written information are also available as well as an audio guide to assist the guests around the museum. Tours with English speaking guides can be arranged on request.

    Travel sustainably with bus and train in North Jutland

    Getting around North Jutland with public transport is effortless. Plan you trip with bus, train or ‘Plustur’ on rejseplanen.dk.

    Read more : Kystmuseet Skagen (local history museum)
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    The North Sea Oceanarium

    25.97 km

    6 million liters of water… and much more…

    A visit to Northern Europe's largest aquarium takes you on an exciting adventure underwater. Our 10,000 square meters indoor, 5,000 square meters outdoor, 70 tanks and more than 6,500 fish and other marine animals, offers the opportunity to spend a full day “at sea” and even “under water“. Explore the 7 destinations, dive to the bottom of the sea, go on adventure in the shipwreck or catch crabs with your bare hands. Pad a star fish on its back, face the cute seals and search for the gold of the North Sea. There are many fun experiences and activities indoor and outdoor.

    Finally, the sunfish are back in Northern Europe's largest aquarium! Meet the very special fish and watch them being fed in the 4.5 million liter Oceanarium.

    Feeding in Oceanarium at 1 pm.

    The giants of the sea and cute predators

    In “Hvalforskerhytten” (the cottage of the whale researchers) is it possible to explore the interesting life of the whale researchers. Experience the large skeleton from the fin whale from Blokhus in specific periods.
    Meet the seal, the largest predator in Denmark, up close in the large outdoor habitat. And get even closer to them in the 12 metes long underwater tunnel.

    Seal feeding at 11 am and 3 pm.

    The hunters of the North Sea

    BIG OCEAN WINDOW - Go exploring in the food chain of the North Sea, where you can encounter everything from the smallest plankton to the largest predators. The window is the largest interactive screen in Scandinavia, where large whales, shoals of fish and dangerous sharks lives close to each other. Experience the new involving seal exhibition where you can get close to the largest predator of Denmark.

    3 unique aquariums

    The new exhibition contains three aquariums where you can see jelly fish, shoals of fish and predators up close. This unique exhibition can be enjoyed on two floors providing a very special experience.

    Taste the North Sea

    At our lovely restaurant we serve tasty and simple fish dishes. The dishes vary from season to season – It is freshly caught, healthy and sustainable. You can also bring your own lunch when you visit the North Sea Oceanarium.

    The shop “Pakhuset” has a wide selection of souvenirs, gift articles, books and much more. Stop by and feel free to shop around for something special.

    For kids

    With an expedition pass with fun tasks at hand the kids can explore every inch of the exhibition. The expedition consists of 7 different destinations in the North Sea, and there’s a stamp at each site. When the kids have found the 7 stamps, they receive a diploma and a sticker. Why not also try the “Movie Maker” virtual app which enables you to make your own expedition film?

    See opening hours

    Buy your discount ticket at the tourist information in Hirtshals and skip the line. 

    No sunfish in the Oceanarium at the moment

    We don’t have a sunfish in the Oceanarium at the moment. Our latest sunfish had bad kidneys and died in January.

    Through the years we have successfully had sunfish in the Oceanarium most of the time, but we have had times without sunfish before, when we haven’t been able to get any new specimens.

    The explanation is that we either get the sunfish from Danish waters – mostly during autumn – or alternatively get them small from Southern Europe.

    As soon as our vendor from Southern Europe can deliver new sunfish, we will get them flown into their new home. When that will be exactly, depends on the possibilities of finding them in the open seas of Southern Europe.

    Read more : The North Sea Oceanarium
  • Photo: Lønstrup Turistbureau

    Rubjerg Knude

    41.5 km

    Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse Moves

    Rubjerg Knude Fyr is one of North Jutland's major tourist attractions. Right on the edge of the impressive Rubjerg Knude sand dune stands the lighthouse. From the top of the lighthouse you will find one of the most impressive views of the North Sea and Vendsyssel. But the Lighthouse is close to falling into the sea. The untamed nature and autumn storms eat the cliff which the lighthouse is standing on and the lighthouse has gradually moved dangerously close to the edge (2019).

    In 2019 is was decided to try to move the lighthouse. The project was given to a local builder, Murer Kjeld. In August 2019, preparations began for what would turn out to be a huge and quite unique event. For eight weeks, builder Kjeld and his team prepared for the move. They dug and moved tons of sand. They dug out the foundation of the lighthouse and reinforced it with several tons of iron and concrete. They moved sand away from the dunes in order to put rails down where the lighthouse would roll inlands.

    We followed in the work weekly, which in addition to a fantastic view, also offered really harsh days with sandstorms. Despite harsh working conditions, builder Kjeld and his team worked every day with excavation and reinforcement, and it turned out to be of great interest from locals, tourists and the press. Every day many curious spectators followed the work, eagerly waiting for a date to be announced when the move was to take place. Finally, the date was announced, Tuesday, October 22.

    On Tuesday, October 22, people gathered at Rubjerg Knude to attend this unique event. Over 20,000 showed up to watch the nearly 30-meter-high lighthouse roll on rails, 70 meters further inland. It was a WILD day! And with thousands of eyes on the lighthouse, it quietly and as planned rolled into Rubjerg Knude. The builder Kjeld and his team succeeded in moving Rubjerg Knude Fyr, which now has maybe 30 more years to live.

    On Saturday, November 16, the lighthouse again gathered almost 8,000 people who came to celebrate the relocation. Here more than 300 choir singers, candles, dancers, and talks contributed to making this afternoon very special. We celebrated that Rubjerg Knude Fyr now is at a safe distance from the untamed North Sea and can provide locals and tourists with fabulous nature experiences for many years to come.

    A big THANK YOU to builder Kjeld for daring to embark on this wild project and succeed!

    Best regards, Lønstrup Turistforening.

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    Rubjerg Knude

    Close by Lønstrup you will find the massiv and impressive Rubjerg Knude. It is located 90 meters above sea level and it is still growing in size. It is a very beautiful nature scenery where the ocean and sand is a very dramatic evidence too the fact that land is being eaten by the sea and several meters disappears every year.   

    The lighthouse at Rubjerg Knude

    The light in Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse was first turned on on 27th of December 1900. The lighthouse was built on the cliff's highest point 60 m above the sea and the lighthouse itself is 23 m high. In the beginning the lighthouse was equipped with its own gasworks for illumination and the operation of the foghorn. In 1906 the gas was replaced by petroleum and in 1934, by electricity. In the beginning the lighthouse was manned by the lighthouse keeper, an assistant light keeper and a light tender.

    When the lighthouse was built it was more than 200m inland and there were no large dunes around it. Over time the sea moved in closer and simultaneously the wind blew large amounts of sand up from the cliff. In the end the sand was so high that it was sometimes impossible to see the lighthouse from the sea. On August 1st 1968 the fight was given up and the light was lit for the last time. In 1980 a museum was opened, but unfortunately it was closed in 2002 due to coastel erosion and was moved to Strandfogedgården 3 km from the light house.

    The light house was reopened in the spring of 2016 and a staircase was added, so you can see the spectacular view from the top. The lighthouse will within the next 10-15 year fall into the sea because of coastel erosion.

    Free admission and open day and night.

     

     

    Read more : Rubjerg Knude