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Ports and Excursions of Northern Europe

Skagen, Denmark-port

Skagen has a wonderfully rich art history and an even greater collection of modern art galleries throughout the city. Often referred to as the Land of Light, the sun beautifully reflects off of the abundance of sand and water for longer hours than anywhere else in Denmark. Skagen’s beacon is its bustling harbor, which brings in fresh seafood from the northern tip of Jutland, which surrounded by the sea. Experience its magnificent countryside with large white sandy beaches and Denmark's largest moving sand dune, Råbjerg Mile.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Discover Skagen On Foot
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Hirtshals Bunker Museum & Boerglum Abbey
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Rabjerg Mile and Eagle World
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Saeby and Voergaard Castle
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Skagen By Bike
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Skagen City Tour & Sandworm
    Light Activity /Walking

Discover Skagen On Foot

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: SKG-003

Stroll through pedestrian-friendly Skagen, the northernmost town in Denmark, where attractions include historical boathouses, artists’ residences and the Skagens Museum.

A shuttle bus takes you from the pier to Skagen’s marina where you will commence a carefree walk through its charming streets. The waterfront is particularly picturesque, as you will see red wooden boathouses and fishing trawlers and sleek yachts moored in the harbor.

You will notice that many of the homes are painted various shades of yellow. In fact, the color is so prevalent that it has become known as Skagen yellow. The hue has been long been associated with this area and appears in many of the paintings created here.

As you walk through the center of town, you will pass the former home of artists Michael and Anna Ancher, who respectively painted realistic fishing scenes and Impressionistic light-filled interiors in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You will also pass Brondum’s Hotel, where many painters during Skagen’s artistic heyday held court and inspired each other.

In the Skagens Museum, you will see the actual hotel dining room where they met. It was moved there intact in 1946 because many artists donated portraits to the hotel’s owner, who embedded them in the wall panels. Rather than remove the paintings from their original setting, the entire dining room became a permanent exhibit in the museum.

After browsing the museum at your leisure, you will rejoin your guide and continue your walking exploration of this delightful town, eventually making your way back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.