Make a holiday home in East Coast your home away from home
For those travellers who may think they’ve seen it all, a visit to the northern reaches of Jutland is a chance to live a new experience again. It is a collection of towns and cities just before the Limfjord sound and the islands beyond it, a place where the legends of the Vikings come to life, where artsy young Danes gathered back in the day and where some of Denmark’s prettiest beaches are found. Many visitors to this locale choose to book holiday homes in East Coast so as to be close to such key attractions as Skagen, the artists’ enclave. And there they will enjoy cosy, tastefully-furnished bungalows and renovated farmhouses set in lush greenery. These East Coast holiday rentals come fully equipped with every necessary feature and convenience, including wireless Internet to make visitors feel right at home.
Things to do
-Trip to Skagen: Right on the nose of Jutland is the town of Skagen where, from the mid 19th century young artists from all corners of the country would gather to produce some of their finest work. Looking at how picturesque the dune-studded seascapes are here, one will understand why those creative souls journeyed to Denmark’s northernmost point to seek inspiration. And there is a museum there where those staying in East Coast holiday homes can view the creations of those artists; the Grenen Kuntsmuseum.
-Fishing: While still in Skagen visitors can take advantage of the location at the confluence of two seas to engage in a spot of fishing from the beach or the breakwater. It is what most of the area inhabitants do for a living. At the town’s harbour holidaymakers will find a number of fishmongers as well as restaurants serving fresh fish. It is thus a great place to grab a bite. Those who visit in spring will also get the chance to catch sight of migratory birds.
-Aalborg: Any tour of North Jutland is incomplete without a visit to its main city, Aalborg. This is the fourth largest city in the entire country. Though it boasts stunning samples of modern architecture, it is also home to remarkable ancient constructions. Among these is the old Aalborghus Castle which was constructed in the 16th century under the auspices of King Christian III and the 14th century Budolfi Church.
-Cultural events: Those who find themselves in Aalborg in the last weeks of spring should make a point of joining the Aalborg Carnival festivities. It provides unparalleled entertainment for all the family with kids able to revel in their very own carnival. Music lovers will look forward to the battle of the bands.
-Wildlife: Apart from Skagen’s flocks of migratory birds, those booking holiday rentals in East Coast for their spring and summer getaways will get to see lions, giraffes and other creatures that typically roam the African savannas in the Aalborg Zoo. There is a playground to keep the kids occupied as well.
Weather in East Coast
Like the rest of North Jutland, this locale enjoys temperate weather which tends towards the cooler side. Those planning to check into East Coast holiday homes in August will be surprised to find that highs during this time rarely go above 20°C. But on the odd occasion summer temperatures do escalate beyond 25°C. There is also the chance of them encountering showers as the rainy season (though not that heavy) begins. In autumn and spring temperatures remain largely in the teens and in winter they plunge as low as freezing.
Travel to East Coast
There are a number of ways to get into North Jutland. Many visitors prefer to book a ticket to the Danish capital and then on arrival at the Copenhagen Airport, take a bus to Aalborg. They will have to make at least one more connection before reaching their East Coast holiday homes. Another way in is to fly directly to the Aalborg Airport which handles traffic from a number of European cities. North Jutland can be attained by water if one is in Sweden or Norway. Ferries from these countries will deposit them at the city of Frederikshavn.