Denmark: Skagen – Where oceans meet

800_DK-161_LIt was a beautiful evening and we knew we’d experience a great sunset. We were ready to melt into the magic beauty of 2 oceans becoming one. Small weaves like little mermaids running to each other like an endless play.

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Skagen (The Scaw) is a projection of land and a town, with a population of 8,220 (1 January 2013),[1] in Region Nordjylland on the northernmost tip of Vendsyssel-Thy, a part of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. Skagen is located in Frederikshavn municipality.

Skagen is the setting for small but important parts of Jonathan Coe’s novels The Rotters Club and The Closed Circle.

Skagen takes its name from the region, which projects into the waters between the North Sea and the straits of Denmark. Skagen is considered the boundary between the Skagerrak (named after Skagen) and the Kattegat. At its very tip is a sandy, shifting headland known as Grenen. Here it’s possible to experience the sight of waves clashing together from each side of the tip.

Denmark_YoutubeGrenen, the northmost tip of Jutland, north of the town of Skagen, thereby the northmost point of Denmark (excluding the Faroe Islands and Greenland). It is the junction point between the strait of Skagerrak (part of North Sea) and Kattegat sea.

Grenen was given its name for its shape like a tree-branch (Danish: gren). The Danish national road 40 passes through Grenen.

The Grenen beach appears in many of the works of the community of Skagen Painters who gathered there every summer between 1875 and the end of the century. The area is also home to the Skagen Odde Nature Centre designed by Jørn Utzon.

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