Rugged, remote and unspoiled, the Northern region of the Jultand peninsula is the most isolated part of Denmark, a haven for nature and a favorite with tourists. Separated from the mainland by an enormous stretch of shallow water called the "Limfjord", Northern Denmark has been an island since long before the first Vikings arrived and settled in the region.
The Limfjord itself is majestic and a defining characteristic of the region that was created from a series of inlets arriving from the North Sea. Broad and without any real pattern, the Limfjord is not what many people often refer to as a fjord, but rather a broad waterway running for 180km between the island and the rest of the peninsula.
Many smaller islands also make up the region such as Veno, Jegindo and Livo, all of which are very rugged and unassuming. Sharp cliffs drop off into the North Sea next to white stretches of sand, while luscious forests and towering dunes make up the landscapes in between. Weather can be unpredictable, especially through Winter, with strong winds gusting across barren landscapes and heavy rain consuming the island, but summer is a much more alluring time when the landscapes are alive with flora and many species of bird.
Less busy, less industrial and less populated, North Denmark offers a much wilder experience than most parts of the country, but there are still some major centres such as Aalborg, an bustling port during the Middle Ages which now has all the major attractions of any major city including an impressive castle, a prominent Danish football club, Aalborg BK. Infused with historical significance and overflowing with cafe's, restaurants and excellent infrastructure, Aalborg is the perfect place from which to begin exploring the surrounding region.
From the picturesque towns, quaint islands, rugged landscapes and endless opportunities to explore the outdoors, North Denmark is a remote region with a most unassuming appeal.