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Grenen

The North Sea and Baltic Sea spectacularly meet at this headland of the Jutland Peninsula, Denmark’s northernmost point.

Visit the point where two seas collide. At the spit that is Grenen you can stand with one foot in the Skagerak, part of the North Sea, and the other in the Kattegat, part of the Baltic Sea. Forming the tip of the Jutland Peninsula, this area is known for its dramatic natural beauty. Visit the nature center to learn about the power of the various natural elements here at land’s end.

Grenen is the northernmost tip of Denmark, if you don’t count offshore islands.  This is a popular destination for nature lovers, drawn here by the beautiful beaches and walking trails.

Grenen has also long been the subject of landscape paintings, as the natural light beautifully reflects on its white sand. Of course, none of these paintings look the same because this landmass is ever-changing. The spit of land constantly reshapes as the tides and currents push and pull.

If you enjoy hiking, follow the trail from Skagen along the coast all the way north. Wander through low-lying sand dunes or take your shoes off and wade in the shallow water. In summer, the beaches of Grenen are excellent swimming spots, though the water is cold year-round. 

Grenen is one of Denmark’s premier birdwatching destinations. See hungry sea birds swoop into the ocean for fish. In spring and fall the region’s bird population grows as countless species migrate to and from the region.

With the exception of a radar station, the northernmost building in Jutland is the Skagen Odde Naturcenter. Locally called “desert ford”, its organic natural design is the work of the renowned architect Jørn Utzon. The Dane was also the designer of the Sydney Opera House in Australia. The nature center focuses on the environment of the local area, in particular sand, water, wind and light.

Grenen is just north of Skagen and the tip is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from town. A fun way to get there if you don’t want to walk over is by joining a tractor-drawn tour “train”. Grenen is on public land, so access is free.


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Lodging Near Grenen

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Hotel Petit Skagen $97
Hotel Petit Skagen

Hotel Petit Skagen

Holstvej 4, Skagen
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 421 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Skagens Museum and Michael & Anna Anchers Hus. Drachmanns Hus and Vippefyret are also within 15 minutes.

    Mirabel $89
    Mirabel

    Mirabel

    C. S. Mollersvej 7, Skagen
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 67 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Skagen, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Drachmanns Hus and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away.

      Hotel Strandly Skagen $111
      Hotel Strandly Skagen

      Hotel Strandly Skagen

      Østre Strandvej 35, Skagen
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 403 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

        Foldens Hotel $145
        Foldens Hotel

        Foldens Hotel

        Sct. Laurentii Vej 41, Skagen
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 263 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

          Hotel Strandvejen Skagen $89
          Hotel Strandvejen Skagen

          Hotel Strandvejen Skagen

          Oestre Strandvej 33A, Skagen
             
            4.1
            of 5, from 290 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Located in the heart of Skagen, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

            Foldens Bed & Breakfast $105
            Foldens Bed & Breakfast

            Foldens Bed & Breakfast

            Sankt Laurentii Vej 41, Skagen
               
              3.7
              of 5, from 47 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of Skagen, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

              Skagen Havn Lejligheder
              Skagen Havn Lejligheder

              Skagen Havn Lejligheder

              Østre Strandvej 2, Skagen
                 
                4.4
                of 5, from 65 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in Skagen, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

                Hotel Plesner $127
                Hotel Plesner

                Hotel Plesner

                Holstvej 8, Skagen
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 113 reviews
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in the heart of Skagen, this historic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.