Saturday, 8th September at 09.45 h.
The hike starts at Hotel Skagen Strand; we go by train to Skagen, from where we walk to the old Skagen Vippefyr, also referred to as Skagen’s Lever Light, with its open wood-burning basket, constructed in 1627.
From here, the tour continues to Grenen, Denmark’s northernmost point and a unique natural phenomenon where two oceans – Skagerrak andKattegat – meet. Here, we can clearly see how the waves clash against each other. Grenen is a fascinating excursion spot consisting of sand and grit deposits that were brought here by the strong currents. Over the last 100 years, the length of the embankment has grown by 1 km. The large beach area at the peak of Grenen is constantly in motion. This generates lagoon lakes that attract wading birds and other species.
Via Højen – the old part of Skagen – and the flag hill Flagbakken we arrive at the sand-covered church. All that is still visible of the old church is the tower. All other parts of the building have become victims of the migrating dune. We return to the hotel by train from Frederikshavnsvej station.
Registration fee includes traintickets and a sandwich, fruit and 1/2 l. water
Guides: Erik Ravn-Jensen, Anni Petersen and Peter Hansen
Length: 20 km | Expected duration: Approx. 6-7 timer |Degree of difficulty: Medium