North Jutland Region will captivate you with its wild and rugged landscapes. Perched off the coast of mainland Denmark, it’s bordered by the North Sea on one side and picturesque Limfjord on the other. Explore shifting sand dunes, escape to charming fishing villages and enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Denmark.
Things to do in North Jutland
The vibrant city of Aalborg is a great base for exploring the North Jutland Region. The lively waterfront district stretches along the banks of Limfjord and is lined with cafes, restaurants and public parks. Pack your bathers and take a dip in Aalborg Havnebad, an open-air pool fed by water from Limfjord.
Rabjerg Mile is one of the largest moving sand dunes in the world, shifting 15 metres a year. It was formed in the 16th century and rises 40 metres above sea level. Explore the dunes on foot or rent a bike and enjoy a breezy ride along the coast.
North Jutland Region is a rewarding destination for families and offers fantastic big-ticket attractions. Ride stomach-flipping roller coasters at Fårup Sommerland amusement park and get up close with tigers, zebras and other exotic animals at Aalborg Zoo. Nordsøen Oceanarium is one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe and is home to fish, sharks, rays and a colony of playful grey seals.
Seafood is a staple in the North Jutland Region and the bustling fishing port of Hirtshals is one of the best places to enjoy the local cuisine. Set sail on a scenic cruise around the harbour before heading to a cosy seafood tavern for dinner.
Getting around North Jutland
Rental cars offer the freedom to explore North Jutland Region at your own pace, while major cities and towns are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Aalborg International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the city centre and offers direct flights to Copenhagen. Trains run between Aalborg and Copenhagen in around four hours.