When a staycation is a good idea!

Anya Jensen2nd June 2021

Reklame/made in collaboration with Hotels.com, but all views are my own.

Holiday plans have been postponed for another year. People are still worried about travelling. Many haven’t received their vaccinations yet, and have had to come up with new plans for holidaying this year. To be honest – when you put your mind to it, exploring your own country is actually a brilliant idea: You don’t have to travel too far. You won’t be exhausted upon arrival. You speak the same language and the food is also somewhat familiar. However, one thing we can guarantee is that you won’t be bored if you – like us, are planning on visiting Jutland, and staying in one of the luxury hotels you can find on hotels.com.

We are going back to the very top of the country – and revisiting SKAGEN – the very tip of the island, and also the place where two oceans collide – Skagerak and Kattegat – The North and the Baltic Sea. Skagen is also famous for the lovely cobbled streets, quaint houses, the harbour and the amazing seafood, as well as being the inspiration for the ‘Skagen painters’ a group of Scandinavian painters who lived and gathered inspiration from the fishing community, the sea, and the wild and beautiful nature that surrounds the area.

We will also make sure to revisit the famous Danish lighthouse that was moved only last year, due to the corrosion of the coastline. Rubjerg Knude Fyr was moved 70 meters inland, on what some might describe as a giant rollerskate. The lighthouse is now safe for another 50 years. The walk to the lighthouse will take you through the impressive nature that surrounds the area, but do be warned – the walk is long, so prepare little people with little legs for that. There are posts all the way so you can see how far you still have to go – which makes the walk a bit more fun.

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the long sandy beaches, and this time around we are planning to go surfing in the famous surf area called Cold Hawaii. There is ample opportunity to try actual surfing or jump on board one of the stand-up paddleboards – called sub surfing where you paddle along the coastline.

If you want white sandy beaches – Løkken is a great place to visit, with the long rows of beautiful white beach huts. Løkken city also has some great seafood restaurants and small local shops.

We are going to pop by Århus city on our way back to Copenhagen. Århus is a fantastic city, with many brilliant sights, loads of shops and restaurants. We are popping into the Modern Art museum AROS to view the permanent and ever-changing exhibitions, as well as visiting ‘Den Gamle By‘ – The old town, with the many beautiful houses on the cobbled streets. The area around the harbour is filled with trendy and contemporary restaurants, cafés and bars and we will be sure to have lunch there.

The trip from Copenhagen is by done by car for us and we will cross the ocean on the picturesque bridge, the ‘Storebæltsbro’, but you can also easily go by ferry. If you are travelling from abroad, please be sure to check travel guidelines from your local government as well as the Danish government. You can find the information you need right here.

We look forward to holidaying in our own beautiful country again this year. Travel Safely and have a great vacation!

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