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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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):
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)phys.au.dk for assistance in connection with your travel to Skagen.