Skagen sits at the northernmost tip of Denmark, a sandy peninsula at the end of which the two seas of Kattegat and Skagerak meet. From its humble fishing village beginnings in the Middle Ages, it flourished along with the herring industry and remains Denmark’s main fishing port and hosts a number of great restaurants.
Thanks to its seascapes, fishermen and evening light, it became popular with a group of Impressionist artists including towards the end of the 19th century it who became known as the Skagen Painters.
Another famous site is the Sand-Covered Church, once the largest church in the region until sand started drifting into the church so that the congregation had to dig their way into the church when they wanted to attend services. The struggle against the sand continued until 1795 when the church was closed.