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Experiences in Vendsyssel

Hotel Phønix Hjørring is centrally located in Vendsyssel in Northern Jutland. This location provides a short distance to several sights, attractions, experiences, and amazing nature both in and outside of Hjørring. To help you along on your trip here in Northern Jutland, we have gathered a list of must see and experiences. You can find more idea on Visit Nordjylland’s website.

Some of the experiences below is part of our short stays. So if you are interested in golf, are bringing the kids, or wants to experience nature, you should check these out. 

Coast & Nature

The coast of Northern Jutland is unique. It offers both amazing sights, swimming options at the roaring North Sea, options for hikes, and the possibility to see amazing sunsets.


Grenen, Skagen

“Grenen” is the northernmost point of Denmark. Here, Kattegat and Skagerak meets, and you can stand with a leg in each water. “Grenen” is surrounded by a large nature reserve, so you will most definitely get a beautiful nature experience. You can reach this destination in under an hour of driving from the hotel.
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Råbjerg Mile

Råbjerg Mile is a dessert in Northern Jutland and one of Europes largest migrating dune with heaps of sand up to 40m of height. The place invites to a nice hike – so remember your hiking boots. The hiking dune moves approx. 15m a year. Råbjerg Mile is located 45 km from Hotel Phønix Hjørring. 
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Rubjerg Knude

Rubjerg Knude is a lighthouse located at the coast. In 2019, it was moved 70 meters from the edge in just six hours. The lighthouse is surrounded by beautiful nature. Rubjerg Knude is located just below 25 minutes of driving from Hotel Phønix Hjørring.
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The Palm Beach, Frederikshavn

During the summer, you can experience Denmark’s only Palm Beach in Frederikshavn. The beach has room for both activities and relaxation. The beach is located 40 km from Hotel Phønix Hjørring, and it offers ice cream shops and beach volley courts.
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Art & Culture

Besides beautiful nature, Vendsyssel also offers a range of artistic and cultural experiences.

Vendsyssel teater
Vendsyssel Theater

Vendsyssel Theater is located in Hjørring and was the first theater built in the province in over 100 years. Besides their 3-6 new theater productions every season, the theater also 10-12 guest performances and 3-5 plays for kids and young adults. The theater is only a three minutes walk away from the hotel.
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Hjørring Theater

Hjørring Theater has a large repertoire with drama, musicals, opera, modern dance, and kids. and youth performances. There is something for everyone in the more than 100 years old theater. It is located only 500 m from the hotel.
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Historical Museum of Vendsyssel

At the Historical Museum of Vendsyssel, you can experience the life and history of Vendsyssel. Besides exhibitions, you will will also experience a large garden, in which you can enjoy your lunch – maybe from the museum’s café. The museum is only a five minutes walk from Hotel Phønix Hjørring.  Read more

MovieHouse Hjørring

A trip to the cinema is always a good idea. In 2019, the cinema was renovated where especially the comfort was improved. So, if you are in need of a relaxing evening, this is the place to go. The cinema is located less than 1 km from Hotel Phønix Hjørring.
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Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum
Vendsyssel Art Museum

Vendsyssel Art Museum is located in the center of Hjørring, only 300 m from Hotel Phønix Hjørring. You can experience paintings, sculptures, graphics, and crafts from 1945 and up until today. On a yearly basis, the museum has 3-4 special exhibitions.
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Børglum Kloster med flot natur
Børglum Abbey

During the Viking period, the abbey was used by the vikings when they travelled around the country. Furthermore, it has been a domicile for King Christian the 3rd. Near the abbey, you will find a cathedral from 1200 century, which still holds services every sunday. The abbey is only a 20 minutes drive from Hotel Phønix Hjørring.
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If you are not into museums or nature, there is still many other things to do in Northern Jutland. Many of them are also family friendly. 


Fårup is one of Denmark’s biggest amusement parks, and it is located in the middle of the forest. It has amusements for all ages, and Denmark’s largest water park. In just 35 minutes, you can drive to Fårup from Hotel Phønix Hjørring.
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The North Sea Oceanarium

Are you into animals? Then you should visit the North Sea Oceanarium. The oceanarium offers sunfish, playing areas and acces to food. Perhaps take a look at our short stay which includes entrance to the North Sea Oceanarium. It is only a 20 minute drive from Hotel Phønix Hjørring.
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Eagle World

Another animal experience is possible at Eagle World. Here, you can get close to the kings of the sky when competent falconers demonstrate the abilities of the birds of prey. Less than 40 minutes from Hotel Phønix Hjørring, you will reach this destination.
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Hjørring Bowling and Go-Kart Center

If you are into speed, you should visit Hjørring Bowling and GoKart center. You can choose to either bowle of drive in a go-kart, but you can also choose to do both. Additionally, they offer a delicious buffet. It is located only 3 km from Hotel Phønix Hjørring.
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Action House

Another destination with speed and adrenaline is Action House in Løkken, only a 20 minute drive from Hotel Phønix Hjørring. They offer playland, bowling, go-kart, virtual reality, and lasergame among others.
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Funcenter Aalborg
FunCenter, Aalborg

FunCenter in Aalborg makes sure you get a whole day of fun for the entire family. Some of their main attractions are paintball, event halls, and lasergame. In just 40 minutes, you can arrive at FunCenter in Aalborg.
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Events in Hjørring

Hjørring offers many yearly events and concerts. During the year, you can also follow our local football team, Vendsyssel IF, on Hjørring’s stadium.

Hjørring Agricultural Show

Every year in June, the almost 200 years old agricultural show takes place in Hjørring. You can experience machines, animals, shops, and many activities for kids.
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Dana Cup

Dana Cup is an international youth football tournament in Hjørring, and it is one of the largest tournaments in the world. During the tournament, the city is filled with happiness and people from around the world.
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