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Random Danish memories…

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

15 thoughts on “Random Danish memories…

  1. We didn’t stop at this lighthouse – mores the pity. We DID go to the Sanded Church though (https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-sand-covered-church-skagen-denmark). Did you stop to see it by Skagen? Did you go to Grenen? Where the Baltic meets the North Sea? We stayed in Hirtshals on New Years Eve at a wonderful hotel and drove around the whole area. I can’t wait to go back. 😊 The lighthouse will be on the itinerary for certain.

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    1. It probably won’t surprise you if I say that I’ve been all around these places…. The day I visited Rubjerg Knude Fyr, we started by going to German bunkers on the coast, then to Råbjerg Mile and to the sanded church, walked along Grenen (I so so so so so dreamt about seeing where the two seas meet, that I shed a tear a little before we got to the tip :P) We visited Skagen and then moved to see Rubjerg Knude.

      Oh what a day, full of incredible memories 🙂 🙂 🙂 I am so glad you got to see most of it too!! It is wonderful to share such amazing souvenirs!

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      1. That’s wonderful! We were there during Christmas and it was so damned cold! We got a car from a friend and drove all over Jutland. Needless to say, the next time we went it was summer. We are planning another European Excursion again in 2020 and I can’t wait. Thanks for the memories. 😃

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      2. Of course, the Viking is far better placed to give advice about Denmark (he IS the Viking!) but I strongly recommend May. I suspect that summer attracks many tourists, and May is a lot quieter… And you get to see all the rape fields blooming 🙂 🙂 :)… Awwww DK’s rape fields…. One of my favorite memories 🙂 I hope I’ll get to celebrate Christmas in Vikingland someday, it must be quite magical (although really cold, I agree :P)

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      1. Thanks for the offer but I would take the husband and he is a bit of a petrol head so the only thing that would do is the car 😁. However, accommodation tips are certainly appreciated!

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