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Quietly Wonderful Skagen awaits

Stunning, Picturesque and Highly Addictive

Skagen is uniquely situated, right on top of Denmark, where two seas meet. Skagen, a 600 year old market town, is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. The breathtaking scenery and light inspire artists, poets and musicians, and the Skagen area is designated by the World Wide Fund for Nature as a rare, authentic natural beauty spot, attracting visitors from all over the world. Experience the art by world famed Skagen painters Ancher, Krøyer and more at Skagens Museum. Enjoy winding alleys in the atmospheric old quarters, the vibrating atmosphere at the marina with enchanting open-air fish restaurants serving freshly caught seafood. Browse the exclusive boutiques and galleries, soak up the fresh air and the special Skagen light on one of the many sandy beaches surrounding Skagen.

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What you need to know



Distance from pier to city center

1.6 km - 1600 yards

Transportation to/from airport

Taxi. Aalborg Airport is situated approximately 100 km from Skagen.


Danish Kroner DKK

Transport to/from city center

Shuttle bus

City Card


Important Port Matters

Located at the top of Denmark - Port of Skagen is Denmark's northernmost cruise port. The port is situated on the south coast and close to the town centre. The distance from the cruise quays to the central part of the town and the pedestrian precinct is only 1600 yards. Port of Skagedn offers two cruise quays. One of 500 m giving an LOA of 400 m and a water depth of 12 m. and one of 190m giving an LOA of 220m and water depth of 9m. Port entrance of 200m Welcome facilities at both quays holding information and guidance, guest and crew lounge, restrooms, showroom, souvenir shop and free WIFI, Bike rental and taxis are available at both quays.

Berthing policy: First come, first served.

Cruise Pier no. 10

Max LOA: 220 m Max depth: 9 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Mixed use facility Fenders available (brand and type): Rubber tires pls. see photo attached Bollard strength: 50T Learn more
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Krydstogtkajen/Cruise Pier no. 9

Max LOA: 400mMax depth: 12mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Mixed use facilityFenders available (brand and type): Yes - cone fenders with fender shield 2.5x2.5mBollard strength: 125t Learn more
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Secondary Cruise Pier no. 41

Max LOA: 300 mMax depth: 13m-9,5 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Mixed use facilityFenders available (brand and type): Cone fenders with fender shields 2.3 x 2.7 mBollard strength: 100 t plus 3 storm bollards of each 150 t Learn more
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Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 31 Cruise Baltic destinations. If the situation changes, this section will be updated with the necessary information regarding each port and destination.

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

2,75 DKK/GT ISPS fee: 0,23 DKK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

2,00 DKK/PAX

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Personal welcome

All cruise guests disembarking are greeted by our welcome crew and handed free city maps. On the first calls the cruise ships are sent off with musical accompaniment at the quay.

Musical welcome and/or farewell

Only at first calls.

Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Independent guest reception and help
Mailbox available
Signed walking route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information

Tourist information and free maps at pier.

Money exchange in port area

Money exchange in the tourist information at the pier.

Free Wi-Fi in port
Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network

Established in 1999.

Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Free shuttle available

The port offers one free shuttle bus per call for ships exceeding 15.000 GT.

Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS
Credit cards accepted in taxis
Turnaround facilities
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport
Quarters for crew in port

Destination Highlights


The Baltic Sea and the North Sea converge. Unique nature phenomenon.

Skagens Museum

2000 astounding works of art by the world famous Skagen Artists (1871- 1935).

Michael & Anna Ancher’s House

Authentic home of the artist couple Ancher.

The Buried Church

The sand drift claimed and covered the church in 1795. Only the tower is still visible.

Råbjerg Mile

The largest migrating sand dune in Northern Europe. Contains 4 mill. m3 of sand. A small desert still on the move.

Exciting extras

The Bustling Marina

Open-air fish restaurants serving freshly caught seafood.

Brøndums Hotel

A historic hotel from 1840 with an exquisite cuisine.

Gammel (Old) Skagen

Atmospheric, picturesque, tranquil and exclusive.

Skagen Church

Enjoy a moment of peace and quiet inside this beautiful church dating back to 1841.

The Grey Lighthouse

Climb the 221 steps to the Grey Lighthouse and enjoy the most amazing view over Skagen and Grenen.

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Excursions – on and off the beaten path


Skagen Highlights
Grenen, the very tip of Denmark, Skagens Museum - art museum founded by the Skagen Painters in 1908, Old Skagen on the west coast and The Buried Church.
Skagen by Bike
The marina area, the lighthouses, the Swedish Seamen’s Church, Skagen’s Museum of Local History, The Buried Church, Klitgaarden – former royal summer residence. Combine the ease of biking with sights.
Raabjerg Mile & Eagle World
Watch the world’s largest eagles and the peregrine falcons show off their skills. Mount the desert-like migrating dune, enjoy amazing photo opportunities.
Walking Skagen
Take a tour of the old picturesque quarters, the Church of Skagen, the Beacon Hill, Skagens Museum, and the cosy pedestrian area.


Horseback Riding
Discover the beautiful nature of the Skagen area on horseback. Ride on Icelandic horses with your tour leader through the countryside by Raabjerg Mile and Bunken Plantation. Anyone can participate, both adults and children, as the tour will be adjusted to suit the rider's level of experience.
Your instructors will pick you up at the cruise pier and after a short walk you will reach the starting point. Join professional divers on an exciting snorkeling trip along the coast, as well as near the piers in Port of Skagen. Here, it is teeming with underwater life in the form of fish, shellfish, and sea mollusks, which we will experience quite closely. You will receive basic instruction in safe diving with snorkeling and learn about life below the surface.
Kayak Surf
Your instructors will pick you up at the cruise pier and after a short walk you will reach the starting point. Together with our experienced kayak instructors, you will receive a basic introduction on handling the kayak on land and in water before starting your guided tour along he east coast of Skagen. We adjust pace and distance according to the group level.
Westcoast Safari
After a transfer from the cruise pier to the parking area by the beach and a short walk across the dunes you will arrive at the starting point on the west coast of Skagen ready to begin your safari. We will be driving in 4WD’s along the coast. This tour is intended as an active adventure as we will stop several times to explore, see, touch, and sniff out the many excellent experiences in our beautiful surroundings including a visit to the largest migrating dune in Northern Europe – Raabjerg Mile. The tour guide will be happy to answer your questions and tell you about the unique nature you will experience on this tour.


Port of Skagen - Tales of brave fishermen
During this three-hour guided tour along the port area your guests will hear tales of brave fishermen and their harsh living in a small fishing village, of shipwrecks and dangerous rescue operations in the olden days as well as today. Your cruise guests will experience the development from small fishing dinghies and pass by some of the modern trawlers. The tour will end in style at Pakhuset Restaurant, where your guests will discover one of Skagen's most iconic foods, pickled herring.
The tip of Denmark - A beach hike with a view
Tell your guests to get ready for a stunning hike to the very top of the European continent. This five-hour guided tour starts at the port area and continues to Vippefyret - Denmark's first bascule light with an open fire basket from 1627. At "Grenen", the long sandbank that connects the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, your cruise guests will be able to stand with one foot in each sea. On the way back, your guests will walk through Østerby with the characteristic yellow houses and red rooftops.
Scenic Skagen - Explore the landscape on bike
On this 15 km guided bike ride your guests will have the opportunity to explore the scenic and unique landscape around Skagen, that only locals know. They will bike through the western part of Skagen and to the protected landscape on the east coast. The bike ride will continue to the west coast and the idyllic Old Skagen dominated by the characteristic yellow Skagen houses. During the ride there will be a refreshing stop with a view of the rushing North Sea before the journey ends at the northern part of Skagen.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch

Port of Skagen
Anne Sofie Rønne Jensen
Cruise Manager Direct +45 21 44 39 91
Havnevagtvej 30
9990 Skagen, Denmark
Port of Skagen
Willy B. Hansen
Managing Director