Getting to and from Skagen

How to get to Skagen

Skagen is located on the northern tip of the Jutland peninsular.

By bike

A bike is the perfect way to get around in Skagen.

Skagen is the end-point of the West Coast Route. The route runs 560 kilometres from the German-Danish border along the scenic west coast of Jutland.

By road

From Aalborg
  • Take the E39 in direction of Hirtshals and continue along route 597 and route 40 to Skagen


  • Take the E45 in direction of Frederikshavn and continue along route 40 to Skagen

By train

An hourly train service runs from Aalborg to Skagen during work hours. From Aalborg trains run to the rest of Denmark including Aarhus and Copenhagen. Plan your journey with public transport in Denmark using the journey planner tool, Rejseplanen (available in English and German). Current time table for the local train service here (opens in a new window).

Map of Skagen and the museums

Skagens Museum is located 350 metres east of Skagen train station.

Anchers Hus is located close by 400 metres east of Skagen train station.

Drachmanns Hus is located 1.1 kilometres west of Skagen train station.

By air

The nearest international airport to Skagen is Aalborg Airport (AAL). AAL has direct flights to London-Stansted, Humberside (HUY), Oslo-Gardermoen (OSL), Vágar (FAE), Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), Copenhagen (CPH), Alicante–Elche (ALC), Málaga (AGP), and Palma de Mallorca (PMI).

A bus service connects Aalborg Airport with the regional and national train network. Plan your journey with public transport in Denmark using the journey planner tool, Rejseplanen (available in English and German).

On foot

Skagen lies on the North Sea Trail – a 5000 kilometres coastline hiking trail running through seven countries.

The moorlands and dunes surrounding Skagen are rich with hiking trails.

By ferry

To Frederikshavn

Ferry services sail to nearby Frederikshavn from Oslo, Norway (Stenaline) and from Gothenburg, Sweden (Stenaline)

To Hirtshals

Ferry services sail to nearvy Hirtshals from Bergen (Fjordline), Kristianssand (Color Line, Fjordline), Stavanger (Fjordline), Langesund (Fjordline), and Larvik (Color Line) in Norway, Seyðisfjörður in Iceland (Smyril Line) and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands (Smyril Line).