Make a holiday home in Skagen Area your home away from home
Seated on the northernmost tip of North Jutland is the town of Skagen. It is a small town characterised by absorbing seascapes and quaint yellow houses. Since the middle of the 19th century artists from all over Denmark and beyond have congregated in this town, finding inspiration in its unmatched splendour. Skagen is also the perfect place to savour Danish seafood delights while gazing idly at the scenic harbour. One of the attractions that finally convince tourists to make Skagen Area holiday home reservations is the chance to straddle the meeting point of two seas. But they’ll find that their Skagen accommodations to hold a charm of their own with intimate wood finishing and simple yet chic furniture. Drawing back the curtains they will be captivated by the docile greenery unfolding around them. HomeAway’s holiday rentals in Skagen Area also offer a host of entertainment features.
Things to do
-Visit a gallery: This will only come naturally, being in an artist haven like Skagen. The works of renowned names like Marie Kroyer can be admired at the Skagens Museum which contains a robust collection of paintings, sketches, sculptures and other forms of art. Most of the pieces displayed are from between 1870 and 1930. Other reminders of Skagen’s rich artistic heritage can be found in the museum’s compound where a warehouse converted into an art studio by another artist P.S. Kroyer stands.
-Grenen Skagen: A unique seaside experience awaits visitors to the ‘top of Denmark’ when they venture to Grenen. Holidaymakers will be mesmerised when they see the line dividing the waters of the Baltic and North Seas, visible due to the differing densities of the two water bodies. Arriving at Grenen just before sunset is advisable for shutterbugs keen to immortalise their visit to this unique location. Lucky tourists will also get to see sunbathing seals on the shore.
-Dunes: Thanks to its unique geographical position, Skagen is exposed to ever-changing weather and strong winds. The effect of these elements on its landscape has been the formation of massive wandering sand dunes that make for fun-filled hikes. Wandering because the dunes are pushed an average of 15 metres every year across Skagen.
-Food and drink: Holidaymakers staying in Skagen Area self-catering holiday rentals can forego cooking their meals and take advantage of the fantastic harbour-front restaurants that dot this locale. At places like Restaurant Kokkenes visitors will be served fish literally fresh from the fishing boat alongside a variety of other dishes. The beauty is that they can have the food delivered to their residence should they not feel like eating out.
-Historical buildings: The 14th century St. Lawrence Church is one of the oldest buildings in Denmark and before Mother Nature conspired to bury it in sand, it was one of the biggest in its time.
Weather in Skagen Area
Skagen is constantly battered by strong winds and it’s no surprise that temperatures, even in the hottest month barely reach the 20°C mark. Average highs remain at 18°C for most of summer and visitors, especially those who book their Skagen Area holiday homes in August, can expect some showers. Autumn temperatures are cooler but still remain in the teens. In the winter months days of 0° temperatures are not uncommon.
Travel to Skagen Area
Most of Skagen’s visitors fly into Denmark via the Copenhagen Airport, the country’s busiest. From there they can board a train to Frederikshavn in North Jutland and then another to their Skagen Area holiday homes. This trip will take just about 7 hours.