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Grenen

The North Sea and Baltic Sea spectacularly meet at this headland of the Jutland Peninsula, Denmark’s northernmost point.

Visit the point where two seas collide. At the spit that is Grenen you can stand with one foot in the Skagerak, part of the North Sea, and the other in the Kattegat, part of the Baltic Sea. Forming the tip of the Jutland Peninsula, this area is known for its dramatic natural beauty. Visit the nature center to learn about the power of the various natural elements here at land’s end.

Grenen is the northernmost tip of Denmark, if you don’t count offshore islands.  This is a popular destination for nature lovers, drawn here by the beautiful beaches and walking trails.

Grenen has also long been the subject of landscape paintings, as the natural light beautifully reflects on its white sand. Of course, none of these paintings look the same because this landmass is ever-changing. The spit of land constantly reshapes as the tides and currents push and pull.

If you enjoy hiking, follow the trail from Skagen along the coast all the way north. Wander through low-lying sand dunes or take your shoes off and wade in the shallow water. In summer, the beaches of Grenen are excellent swimming spots, though the water is cold year-round. 

Grenen is one of Denmark’s premier birdwatching destinations. See hungry sea birds swoop into the ocean for fish. In spring and fall the region’s bird population grows as countless species migrate to and from the region.

With the exception of a radar station, the northernmost building in Jutland is the Skagen Odde Naturcenter. Locally called “desert ford”, its organic natural design is the work of the renowned architect Jørn Utzon. The Dane was also the designer of the Sydney Opera House in Australia. The nature center focuses on the environment of the local area, in particular sand, water, wind and light.

Grenen is just north of Skagen and the tip is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from town. A fun way to get there if you don’t want to walk over is by joining a tractor-drawn tour “train”. Grenen is on public land, so access is free.


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Foldens Hotel CA $149
Foldens Hotel

Foldens Hotel

Sct. Laurentii Vej 41, Skagen
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Kulturhus Kappelborg and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Grenen. Skagens Museum and Michael & Anna Anchers Hus are also within 10 minutes. Skagen Station is only a 2-minute walk and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 25 minutes.

    Hotel Strandvejen Apartment 1 CA $99
    Hotel Strandvejen Apartment 1

    Hotel Strandvejen Apartment 1

    Oestre Strandvej 33A, Skagen
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Skagen, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Skagens Museum and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Grenen. Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Kulturhus Kappelborg are also within 10 minutes. Skagen Station is 5 minutes by foot and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 29 minutes.

      Skagen Hotel Annex CA $132
      Skagen Hotel Annex

      Skagen Hotel Annex

      Bankvej 2, Skagen
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Kulturhus Kappelborg and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Grenen. Skagens Museum and Michael & Anna Anchers Hus are also within 10 minutes. Skagen Station is 5 minutes by foot and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 25 minutes.

        Skagen Harbour Hotel CA $166
        Skagen Harbour Hotel

        Skagen Harbour Hotel

        Vestre Strandvej 28, Skagen
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Skagens Museum, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Vippefyret and Skagen Odde Naturcenter. Grenen and Den Tilsandede Kirke are also within 6 mi (10 km). Skagen Station is 13 minutes by foot and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 22 minutes.

          Hotel Sønderstrand CA $140
          Hotel Sønderstrand

          Hotel Sønderstrand

          Østre Strandvej 45, Skagen
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Skagen, this beach hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Skagens Museum and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Grenen. Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Kulturhus Kappelborg are also within 10 minutes. Skagen Station is 6 minutes by foot.

            Brøndums Hotel CA $132
            Brøndums Hotel

            Brøndums Hotel

            Anchersvej 3, Skagen
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Skagen, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Skagens Museum and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Grenen. Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Vippefyret are also within 10 minutes. Skagen Station is 5 minutes by foot and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 30 minutes.

              Hotel Plesner CA $132
              Hotel Plesner

              Hotel Plesner

              Holstvej 8, Skagen
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Skagen, this historic hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Kulturhus Kappelborg and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Grenen. Skagens Museum and Michael & Anna Anchers Hus are also within 10 minutes. Skagen Station is only a 2-minute walk and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 26 minutes.

                Hotel Petit Skagen CA $122
                Hotel Petit Skagen

                Hotel Petit Skagen

                Holstvej 4, Skagen
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kulturhus Kappelborg, Skagens Museum and Michael & Anna Anchers Hus. Drachmanns Hus and Vippefyret are also within 15 minutes. Skagen Station is only a 2-minute walk and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 26 minutes.