This was my first trip to North Jutland and I had very little idea of what to expect. My wife came here for childhood holidays and her main memory was of sand dunes. Rubjerg Knude was a great example of this. An eroding coastline which has seen houses and farms moved inland whilst others have been left to collapse in to the sea. An impressive amount of the lighthouse is still visible but it has to be wondered how much longer it has left. The dunes surrounding it were great for running and rolling down.
Most visitors arrive by car or bike and then walk the last section - it's a bit tiring for smaller kids but well worth the effort. In our case we had rented a summer cottage about 3km down the coast. It was therefore possible to use the official coastal path or the more unofficial one along the cliff top and through the dunes. As the cliffs have collapsed in sections the dunes are well back from the more dangerous drops so we felt safe taking our 5 year old along this route. If you're feeling brave then you can drive along the beach to the foot of the cliff below the lighthouse. The sand seemed quite solid and it's not as tidal as the UK. It gives a completely different view. Warning - it doesn't look safe enough to try an ascent / descent although I saw some tracks that suggested someone had tried. There is an exhibition back along the main road which cost about 50kr. The dunes and lighthouse are free.
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