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Approximately 3 Hours
The small fishing village of Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and is a very popular vacation destination. In the bustling fishing harbor, take time to absorb the charm of the village. The red and white wooden warehouses along the waterfront have been converted into seafood restaurants, and traditional wooden fishing boats bob merrily in the harbor.
A scenic drive takes you through Skagen en route to the Skagen Odde Naturcenter, beautifully situated in the protected landscape of Grenen, at the tip of Denmark. The Skagen Odde Naturcenter, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon of Sydney Opera House fame, houses various exhibits. One focuses on wind, sea and sand -- the three elements that formed this region 10,000 years ago, after the last Ice Age. Another illustrates the works of Jørn Utzonand, and the last one exhibits Danish contemporary art. Continue to Skagen Bryghus, where a taste of various beers from the local microbrewery introduces you to the local drinking culture. Learn how the beer is brewed and what ingredients are used, and take a small bottle of Skagen beer back to the ship.
Transfer to Pakhuset for a chance to discover one of Skagen's most iconic foods -- marinated herring. Located in the harbor area, this traditional fisherman's cottage dates back to 1913, when it served as a fish storage unit for the pier. The tasting menu includes five different types of herring along with some Aquavit -- a traditional spirit of Scandinavia with flavors of spices and herbs.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.