A Stroll through Skagen
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3 Hours
The small fishing village of Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and can trace its origins back to the 13th century. For centuries, fishing trade alone sustained the small community and as late as 1890 there were no roads connecting Skagen to the rest of Denmark.
Discover the Skagen of today on this guided walk, setting out from the bustling fishing harbor. Note the bright red, wooden warehouses along the waterfront and traditional fishing boats bobbing on the water as you hear about Skagen's ancient fishing industry.
Continue to Beacon Hill, where you will learn about the lighthouses of Skagen and see a replica of the 1627 wooden bascule light. From here, take in the view over the northernmost point of Denmark -- Grenen -- which divides the North and Baltic Seas.
Your guide will lead you past the Skagens Museum, the home of painters Michael & Anna Ancher, and the old Brøndums Hotel. These buildings are all connected by the story of the world-famous Skagen Painters artists' colony that was present in Skagen from 1870 to 1930 and produced some of the finest masterpieces of Denmark's Golden Age.
Continue on foot into the Old Town itself, passing the Skagen Museum and walking along lively streets, where throngs of visitors (including you) enjoy the pretty streetscapes and some free time to browse in the shops.
Returning to the harbor, you will see the quaint Church of Skagen, dating from 1841. Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must make their own way back to the ship.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Total walking distance is approximately four miles on even and uneven surfaces. Participants must be physically fit. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Bring a rain jacket and bottled water.