The wonder-filled North Jutland

Photo:Simone Bramante - Jessen

Where is North Jutland?

Reaching up into the sea towards the rest of Scandinavia, North Jutland is distinctly wild and remote. The region is actually an island, separated from mainland Denmark by the picturesque Limfjord. Don't just take our word for it; the New York Times recently named Aalborg and Thy as two of their 52 places to go – so why not explore and see for yourself what makes it so special? 

How to move a lighthouse... on roller skates!

Meet Kjeld, an ordinary Dane from the rugged North of Denmark with an extraordinary job to do. In 2019 the local bricklayer was given the mighty job of moving one of Denmark's biggest wonders; the lighthouse at Rubjerg Knude.

Rubjerg Knude

The Lighthouse Mover

Photo: ELS Productions

Why you should explore Denmark's wild North

Our food scene doesn't start and end with Copenhagen. Thankfully, our talent with food spreads over all of Denmark. Local delights like whisky distilled in Thy, sustainable dining hotspots in Aalborg and, of course, oysters and exquisite seafood are nestled all around North Jutland – see Forbes' take on their favourites here. You'll need to build up your appetite, so we've gathered the biggest attractions and the most unique sights in this dynamic region to entice you here too!

Where the Danes holiday

We love Skagen! Slow sunsets over creamy yellow cottages. A light that’s inspired artists throughout the centuries. And most uniquely of all, the seaside town of Skagen is one of the only places in the world where you can physically see two seas collide. That being said, you don't get more Danish than a seaside or beach hotel. Authentic, cosy and always in the most beautiful locations. 

How to get to North Jutland

Aalborg’s international airport is only 6km from the city centre. You can fly here in just 40 mins from Copenhagen or take the scenic train route from Copenhagen, which takes just over 4 hours. And there are direct flights from the United States and the United Kingdom. Once here, you can explore North Jutland by bus or hire a car for complete freedom!

Aalborg Airport
Aalborg Airport
It's easy to get around Copenhagen with the driver-less metro
How to get around Denmark with public transport