Today, I am going through pictures of my first trip to Denmark… I could have chosen a hundred other places for this post, but I remember promising Sonofabeach shots of a lighthouse I visited while in North Jutland. Rubjerg Knude Fyr stands on the edge of the clifts bording the North Sea, and offers an amazing view of the surrounding area.
The lighthouse was in operation from 1900 to 1968. There used to be a museum at the feet of the massive tower, but the dunes around the site move with the strong winds coming from the sea, and they covered and destroyed the museum years ago. Now, the lighthouse stands on its own, still keeping an eye on the coast.
Rubjerg Knude Fyr can be spotted from far away, and is definately worth the long walk in the desert-like sand dunes. Unfortunately, due to coastal erosion, it will most likely fall and crash into the sea by 2020. A sad thought, since I have sweet memories lingering there…
You can read more about Rubjerg Knude Fyr here.