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Limfjorden runs east-west, in the western part being the border of North Jutland, in eastern part running through the region.

North Jutland, also called the North Denmark Region, is the northern part of Jutland in Denmark.


Map of North Jutland

While the North Jutlandic Island (Nørrejyske Ø) is actually an island, it is usually described as part of Jutland (together with Mors and other islands in Limfjorden). It is divided between the traditional provinces of Thy, Han Herred and Vendsyssel.

In terms of municipalities, the region consists of Brønderslev, Frederikshavn, Hjørring, Jammerbugt, Læsø, Mariagerfjord, Morsø, Rebild, Thisted, Vesthimmerlands and Aalborg.


  • 1 Aalborg — inland harbour on the Limfjorden, a waterway connecting Kattegat Sea (east) and North Sea (Vesterhavet)
  • 2 Aars
  • 3 Blokhus — one of Denmark's most popular beaches
  • 4 Dronninglund — town in Vendsyssel
  • 5 Fjerritslev — small village in the central of Han Herred, the land between the North Sea and Limfjorden, building a bridge between Thy and Vendsyssel
  • 6 Frederikshavn — coastal town on Kattegat Sea. Ferry to Sweden, Norway and Læsø Island.
  • 7 Hanstholm
  • 8 Hirtshals — important ferry harbour with services to Norway.
  • 9 Hjallerup
  • 10 Hjørring — inland town in Vendsyssel area
  • 11 Hobro — small town at the bottom of a deep Jutland fjord
  • 12 Hadsund — small town and crossing point at Mariagerfjord
  • 13 Løkken
  • 14 Mariager — namesake small town at Mariagerfjord
  • 15 Skagen — Jutlands picturesque northern peninsular
  • 16 Sæby — coastal town on Kattegat Sea
  • 17 Thisted — town at the western end of Limfjorden

Other destinations[edit]


The geography of North Jutland can be confusing. Limfjorden is, by geographic terms, a strait, not a fjord. While the North Jutlandic Island is a natural island separated from the mainland by Limfjorden, it is traditionally described as part of Jutland, described as three districts.

Get in[edit]

By ferry[edit]

There are ferries from Sweden and Norway to Hirtshals and Frederikshavn in North Jutland.

By plane[edit]

There are planes from Copenhagen, Oslo, London, Málaga, Tórshavn and Reykjavik to Aalborg Airport.

By train[edit]

There are trains from Copenhagen, Aarhus, Randers, Odense, Esbjerg and other cities to Northern Jutland.

By car[edit]

By bus[edit]

From Copenhagen or Aarhus: Take the 888 bus to Aalborg, and from there take another bus to your destination

Get around[edit]


Natural scenery[edit]

  • Rold Skov - One of the largest forests in Denmark, dating back to the last Ice Age, Rold Skov forest has a rich history and many opportunities for great nature experiences. The forest has a visitors center (RebildPorten) in Rebild, a small town in the northern region of the forest.

Råbjerg Mile in Skagen is one of the biggest migrating dunes in Europe. It is moving about 15 m per year eastward leaving a new land to be populated by plants and animals on the western side. Also in Skagen is Grenen, where the northernmost point in Denmark where Baltic Sea and North Sea meet.

Rubjerg Knude in Løkken is a former lighthouse, standing 60 m above sea in up to 30 m high sand dunes. In 2019 the lighthouse was moved 70 m into the inland, to avoid it meeting the same destiny as the buildings that once surrounded it: disintegrating due to sand pressure and falling from the cliff.


In Aalborg, you can visit Lindholm Hoeje, an ancient Viking graveyard. There is an adjacent Lindholm Hoeje museum. Utzon Centre is a cultural centre exhibiting art, architecture and design that focuses on Jørgen Utzon's own work and other work somehow related to him. It also has a restaurant. The KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg is also here. The Aalborg Zoo is a cosy zoo with many "classic" zoo animals such as giraffes, elephants and big cats. The biggest enclosure is the savanna, where several African animals are free-ranging. There is also a big playground and a nice restaurant. Lille Vildmose is the largest raised bog in Western Europe, good wildlife exhibition center with small cafe and restaurant and excellent bird watching. Budolfi Church is the Lutheran cathedral in Aalborg.


This region presents some beautiful nature hikes, some of which are among the very best in Denmark. These noteworthy hikes include the cross-regional long-distance route of Hærvejen, starting off in Hirtshals (or Frederikshavn) and traversing the entire Jutland peninsula, as well as shorter and more manageable trails like Vestkyststien along the North Sea coast, and the one-day trails of Rebild Bakker Ruten at Rebild and Mariagerfjord Panoramaruten at Hobro, presenting some amazing scenery of a Danish fjord.


  • Skawbo rødspætte (plaice with cranberries served with berry porridge of cranberries, lingonberry or gooseberry.
  • Rulleål (filleted eel rolled around onion and parsley, and cooked in salty water)
  • Krystekål


  • Jomfru Ane Gade: A bar street in Aalborg.

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through North Jutland
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