Aalborg Airport is 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Skagen.

The first building in the area, dating from the 12th century, was in Højen on the west side of the peninsula.


The Port of Skagen is Denmark's main fishing port and it also has a thriving tourist industry, attracting 2 million people annually.The Hvide Klit Golf Club is 17 km (11 mi) south of the town.Skagen station is the most northerly railway station in Denmark and is the terminus of the Skagensbanen.Originally the name was applied to the peninsula but it now usually refers to the town itself.The settlement began in the Middle Ages as a fishing village, renowned for its herring industry.

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