Ruths Hotel - Gammel Skagen

A couple  of miles across the peninsula on the wilder west shore, this place in Old Skagen was founded by a local lifeboatman in the early 20th century. The spacious, airy rooms take maximum advantage of the famous light. A private terrace looks out to sea, giving a prime view of the sunset.

Ruths Hotel
Gl. Skagen
DK 9990 Skagen
+45 9844 1124

"Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town, located 41 kilometres (25 mi) north of Frederikshavn, 108 kilometres (67 mi) northeast of Aalborg, and 226 kilometres (140 mi) northeast of Aarhus by road.
It takes its name from the peninsula which projects into the waters between the North Sea and the straits of Denmark. The oldest areas lie along the south coast or Sønderstrand. Gammel Skagen (Old Skagen), also known as Højen, is located next to Nordstrand on the western side. Vesterby and Østerby are notable for their little fishermen's cottages and narrow streets.

Danish national road 40 to Frederikshavn passes through Skagen.

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Travel to Aarhus

We have booked a bus to take us to Ruths Hotel after lunch on 19 October. The bus leaves at 1pm from the parking lot between the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Chemistry Department (see map)

If you arrive to Aarhus prior to 19 October, you will find the ways of reaching Aarhus below:


Copenhagen airport is the largest airport in Denmark, but there are also two smaller airports in the area, Aarhus (Tirstrup) and Billund.

Aarhus Airport (AAR)

  • Aarhus Airport (Tirstrup) is fairly small and has frequent arrivals from Copenhagen (approx. 7 flights per day), London (Stansted), Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg and a few other destinations depending on the season.

    The London flights are from Stansted and are operated by Ryanair, who also operate a few other seasonal routes. Flights have to be booked directly with Ryanair online. Most other flights into Aarhus Airport are operated by SAS (from Copenhagen) and British Airways and can be booked either online or through a travel agent. For a full list of destinations from to/from this airport see the Aarhus Airport website.
  • There is a 45 minute bus ride to the centre of Aarhus which costs 100 DKK, and stops both close to the University (see the map directly below) and in the centre of the city (see map at the bottom of the page).  Click here for the timetable for this bus service (lufthavn=airport). If the English version returns no results for the timetable then use the Danish version to find bus times between Aarhus airport and the city centre.
  • Further information regarding Aarhus airport can be found at which gives details (in English and Danish) of flights, the bus service and car rental.

Billund Airport (BLL)

  • Billund Airport is much larger than Aarhus Airport and has arrivals from many European destinations.
  • The bus ride into the centre of Aarhus takes ~1hr and 40 minutes and costs ~160DKK. The bus stops in the centre of the city, at the coach station (Rutebilestation). The location of the stop is shown on the map at the bottom of this page. Information about Billund Airport can be found at (currently in Danish only, but has limited English information as well). Click here to view the bus timetable between Billund airport and Aarhus.

Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Denmark, with hundreds of flights a day from around the world. To reach Aarhus from this airport you need to either take a connecting flight into Aarhus airport or take a train.

  • By air from Copenhagen to Aarhus: The flight takes only 20 minutes and if your flight into Copenhagen is with one of the Star Alliance airlines you can usually buy the connecting flight to Aarhus included in the ticket.
    You will then need to take the airport bus into the centre of Aarhus (see above).
  • By train from Copenhagen to Aarhus: There are direct trains from the airport to the centre of Aarhus which take about 3 hrs 30 mins. (There are other trains which require a change at Copenhagen main railway station). The price of a one way ticket is 358 DKK and to reserve a seat is 30 DKK (recommended for journeys during peak hours in the morning and evening). For more information see the train information below.


Aarhus main train station

  • The main train station in Aarhus is in the centre of the city. There is a direct service from Copenhagen to Aarhus which takes about 3 hours, with at least one train an hour. Click here for the DSB journey planner to find more about train services within Denmark.

  • There are also some train connections to other European countries, including a daily, direct train from Berlin, which takes about 6 hrs 30 mins.
    The Deutsche Bahn (DB) online timetable.


The map (in Danish) below shows the location of the bus stops for Aarhus (Tirstrup) and Billund airports and the main train station.


Current timetables for ferries to Zealand (Aarhus-Odden/Aarhus-Kalundborg):


Travel to Skagen

Flying to Aalborg Airport:

SAS and Norwegian have domestic flights from Copenhagen to Aalborg Airport. In addition, you can fly with KLM from Amsterdam to Aalborg, and there are direct departures from London, Florida, Oslo and many other cities to Aalborg Airport and then onwards to the Top of Denmark with car rental, train or bus.

Aalborg Airport – Sæby - Frederikshavn. The air taxi service can be booked on +45 98 42 13 11.
Please book well in advance and no later than 2 hours prior to departure.

Further information about air taxi service (in Danish)

Aalborg Airport - Hjørring - Hirtshals

Further information on +45 98 92 47 00 or Taxi

Approximate distances from Aalborg Airport to Skagen, approx. 110 km

Please contact brigitte(at) for assistance in connection with your travel to Skagen.