Thirty five kilometers south of Skagen is where
you will find the beautiful fishing village of Strandby.
Located only 2 kilometers east of the road that connects the town of
Frederikshavn to Skagen, the town of Strandby is a central place for
excursions in Northjutland and only 9 kilometers to the ferries to
Norway and Sweden. Here you can find a unique atmosphere, yet to be
reached by mass tourism making Strandby Bed and Breakfast an excellent
choice for those wishing to explore Denmark and experience real Danish
Located on the street known as Kirkevej is where you will find this
old fisherman's house which is situated just 2 minutes from the harbour
and 5 minutes from the beach. The house, built in 1897, is a traditional
Skagen style home.
Our home is a mixture of old and modern style. We endeavour to make
your stay as good as possible. We seek to ensure you have a wonderful
experience when you have spend a night in our beautiful and cosy home.
Breakfast is highly appreciated by many guests.
The auction hall lies on the quayside, where the sale of fish and
shellfish takes place every morning at 7 am. Many yachts more and more
visit the harbour, with about 50 local fishing boats. For nature lovers
we have a rich bird life in the nature reserve south of the harbour, and
to the north, the beach continues all the way up to Skagen. A good and
child friendly bathing beach.
The price for the rooms includes linen and towels. All rooms are
equipped with coffee and tea making facilities, clock radio and smoke
detector. In 2 rooms you will also find a TV. Fridge is available.
Breakfast consists of homemade bread, milk products, homemade jam,
juice and meat in a cosy dining room.
Why Visit Strandby?
Strandby is located in the North Jutland (Nordjyllands) and is
situated in the northernmost part of Denmark.
Strandby is an ideal location to visit and to explore as it allows
you to experience a part of Denmark that offers much in the way of
history and culture.
Guests enjoy the quaint charm that can only be experienced in such a
If you enjoy visiting towns and places that are still a
"secret", then Standby is the place to visit.
About North Jutland:
Nordjyllands Amt (English North Jutland County) is a county on the
Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. It is the largest county in
Denmark, but has a relatively low population. The county seat is Aalborg,
the fourth largest city of Denmark.
Vendsyssel-Thy or Nørrejyske Ø (Danish for North Jutland Island) is
the northernmost part of the Jutland Peninsula (Denmark) and the second
largest island of Denmark. It is here that you will find the town of
Strandby, Frederikshavn and Skagen.
Frederikshavn (originally named Fladstrand) is a municipality in the
North Jutland County on the northeast coast of the Jutland peninsula in
northern Denmark. Its name translates to "Frederik's harbour".
The municipality covers an area of 180 km², and has a total population
of 33,975 (2005).
Neighboring municipalities are Skagen to the north, Sindal to the
west, and Sæby to the south. To the east are the waters of Ålbæk Bay
(Ålbæk Bugt) in the north and the Læsø Channel (Læsø Rende), the
strait that separates Jutland from the Danish island of Læsø, in the
south. Beyond these lie the Kattegat, the strait that separates Denmark
Ferry service connects the municipality at the city of Frederikshavn
to the cities of Oslo and Larvik in Norway, Göteborg, Sweden and to Læsø.
Skagen (The Skaw) is a municipality in North Jutland County on the
northernmost tip of Vendsyssel-Thy, a part of the Jutland peninsula in
northern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 143 km², and has a
total population of 11,803 (2005).
The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of
Neighboring municipalities are Hirtshals to the southwest, Sindal to
the south, and Frederikshavn to the southeast. The spit of land on which
the municipality is located stretches out to the northeast surrounded by
the following waters:
- to the east is Ålbæk Bay (Ålbæk Bugt) and beyond that the
waters of the Kattegat, the strait that separates Denmark from
- to the west is Tannis Bay (Tannis Bugt) and beyond that the waters
of the Skagerrak, the strait that separates Denmark from Norway
The two straits, which are part of the Baltic Sea, meet to the north
of the municipality at the headland known as Grenen.
The area is extremely picturesque, and distinguished by its low,
yellow houses with red tile roofs nestled into the beach areas. The
impressive and wild landscape was largely formed by a severe process of
desertification that hit the area in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Problems with moving dunes and desertification were brought under
control in the latter 19th and early 20th centuries by large-scale
plantations of grasses, bushes and fir trees. Two significant migratory
dunes remain in the area, including the enormous Råbjerg milen.
The area is closely associated with the Skagen Painters, a community
of artists (artist colony), who flocked to this picturesque, and then
unspoiled, area in the late 1800's to escape the city and to record
artistically a way of life they realized was soon to disappear.
The area continues to be a popular tourist destination visited by
many people each year. A highlight of the year is the celebration of
Midsummer Eve or St. John's Evening (Sankt Hans Aften) on the beach with
blazing bonfire and song.
Other Sites and Places To Visit:
All of the following locations can be visited while staying at
Strandby Bed and Breakfast.
The town of Hirtshals has a population of 6,665 (2004). Located on
the North Sea, it is especially known for its fishing and ferry
It is the home of the North Sea Museum, one of Denmark's largest
tourist attractions. The museum has one of the largest aquariums in
Europe. It was built in 1984 and was expanded in 1998 with an
oceanarium, an aquarium with 4.5 million liter water. The museum has
in its collection 70 different species.
The town's 35 meter high lighthouse, Hirtshals fyr is a local
landmark. Building was begun June 28, 1860, and it was first lit on
January 1, 1863. It is constructed of red brick, and covered with
Fishing plays a big role for the town, as does tourism and the
renting of summer homes.
Located in the northernmost part of the Jutland peninsula in
northern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 317 km² and has
a total population of 20,107 (2005).
Neighboring municipalities are Dronninglund to the southeast, Sæby
to the east, Hjørring and Løkken-Vrå to the north, Pandrup to the
west, and Aabybro and Aalborg to the south.
By January 1, 2007 Brønderslev municipality will cease to exist, as
the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of
2007). It will be merged with existing Dronninglund municipality to
form the new Brønderslev-Dronninglund municipality. This will create
a municipality with an area of 630 km² and a total population of
35,320 (2005). The new municipality will belong to the new Region
Nordjylland ("North Jutland Region").
Hjørring is a municipality in North Jutland County on the west
coast of the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland
peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of
311.4 km², and has a total population of 35,475 (2005).
Neighboring municipalities are Sæby and Sindal to the east,
Hirtshals to the north, Løkken-Vrå to the west, and Brønderslev to
the south. Part of its western border is defined by the waters of
Jammer Bay (Jammerbugten), and beyond it the waters of the Skagerrak.
The name Hjørring derives from the old Norse language and consists
of two parts: Hjórr (which means a sword) and -ing (a typical ending
of old Danish town names).
Læsø is the largest island in the North Sea bay of Kattegat, and
is located 19 kilometers off the northeast coast of the Jutland
Peninsula, the Danish mainland.
The municipality covers an area of 114 km², and has a total
population of 2,145 (2005).
Ferry service connects Frederikshavn on the Jutland peninsula to
the municipality at the town of Vesterø Havn.
Together with Anholt, Læsø belongs to the Danish "desert
belt"; during the summer months there is so little rain that
streams and ponds partly dry up.
In the Middle Ages the island was famous for its salt industry. The
ground water can reach over 15 percent salt, and this was naturally
concentrated in flat salt meadows during the hot dry summers. The
final concentration, carried out in hundreds of salt kilns, consumed
large amounts of wood. Eventually the island became deforested,
sandstorms buried villages, and salt extraction was banned. Since the
end of the 1980's it has been resumed on a small scale as an
archaeological experiment and a tourist attraction.
Læsø is home to the Northern brown bee. The species is protected
by Danish law which prohibits the import of other species to the
A particular feature of Læsø is its half-timbered houses thatched
The city of Ålborg (Aalborg) is the fourth largest city in
Denmark— after Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense. It is the location of
Aalborg Air Base, an important base of the Danish air force, and is
the seat of a Lutheran bishop.
Railway connects Aalborg with Hjørring, Frederikshavn, and Skagen
to the north, and with Aarhus and the lines from Germany to the south,
as well as to Copenhagen in the east over the island of Funen.
The harbour is good and safe, though fairly difficult to access.
Ålborg traces its history back over 1000 years. It was originally
settled as a trading post, because of its position on the Limfjord.
The sites of what were two settlements and a visible burial ground can
be seen on Lindholm Høje, a hill overlooking the city. The size of
these settlements emphasize the significance of this place as a
The first mention of Ålborg under its original name Alabu, is
found on a coin dated to 1040.
During the Middle Ages, Ålborg prospered and became one of the
largest cities in Denmark. This prosperity was further enhanced when
in 1516 Ålborg was granted a monopoly in salt herring.
Ålborg received town privileges in 1342 and the bishopric dates
During the German invasion of Denmark in 1940, the Ålborg
Aerodrome was captured by Nazi paratroopers very early in the action.
The annual carnival takes place the last weekend in May.
During the carnival, Ålborg receives about 100,000 people. Friday
“The Battle of Carnival Bands” is an exciting and colourful
evening with processions through the city when all the participating
groups compete to be the leading carnival group.
The carnival itself is the following Saturday – on this day the
city centre is full of life. The streets are filled with gaily dressed
people who are in a real spring mood. In Kilde Park concerts are given
from various stages all day to midnight. The Carnival ends with a
grand firework display on the harbour.
The old castle Aalborghus Castle (Aalborghus Slot) and some
picturesque houses of the 17th century remain in the center of the
town. The half-timbered (bindingsværk) castle was built in 1550 by
King Christian III, and was converted to government administration
offices in the 1950's.
Budolfi Church cathedral dates mostly from the middle of the 18th
century, while Vor Frue Kirke (Church of Our Lady) was partially burnt
in 1894. The foundations of both churches are from the 14th century or
There are also an ancient hospital and a museum of art and
On the north side of the Limfjord is Nørresundby, which is
connected to Ålborg by a road bridge, an iron railway bridge, as well
as a motorway tunnel running under the Limfjord. Nørresundby is the
site of the Lindholm Høje settlement and burial ground from the
Germanic Iron Age and Viking times. There is also a museum on the
Aalborgtårnet. A tripod tower erected in 1933. The tower still
gives an exquisite view over the fjord and the city from its 105 m
rise over the sea level.
I fiskerlejet STRANDBY, 5 km nord for Frederikshavn og 2 km øst for
Skagensvejen, finder du en egen atmosfære, der ikke er præget af
masseturisme. Kun 2 min fra havnen og 5 min fra stranden i det gamle
kvarter, ligger Kirkevej 5, et gammelt fiskerhus i Skagensstil fra 1897
med tilbygning fra 1975. I boligen er der vidt forskellige værelser. I
tilbygningen 1 dobbeltværelse på 30 m2 med plads til 2 opredninger,
bord og 4 stole, udgang til lukket gårdhave og havestue med mange
blomster overalt . På 1ste salen 1 3-sengs værelse på 18m2, og i den
gamle bolig dobbeltværelser på ca. 15m2. Nord for fiskerihavnen ligger
den dejlige børnevenlige badestrand, der strækker sig hele vejen til
KIRKEVEJ 5, blot 2 min fra havnen og 5 min fra stranden. I dette
gamle hyggelige kvarter i Strandby ligger vores gamle fiskerhus i
Skagenstil fra 1897 med en tilbygning fra 1975.
Tilbygningen var oprindelig bygget som atelier til en kunstmaler, nu
huser den 2 af vore værelser.
I denne bolig udlejer vi 3 vidt forskellige værelser til turister. I
tilbygningen (atelieret) 1 dobbeltværelse på 30m2 med eget toilet og
plads til 2 opredninger, spisebord til 4 og udgang til gårdhave. På første
sal (stejl trappe), et 3-sengs værelse på 18m2 med mulighed for 1
ekstra opredning. I den gamle bolig 1 dobbeltværelse på 15 m2 på første
Fælles badeværelse med stor brusekabine og toilet ligger op til
"atelieret". Morgenmad indtages, afhængig af vejrforholdene,
i spisestuen, havestuen eller i haven. Til gæsternes disposition findes
fælles køleskab. På værelserne kaffemaskine m/kaffe/te, røgdetektor,
clockradio og i 2 af værelserne er der TV.
STRANDBY's historie går tilbage til bronzealderen men i det 17. århundrede
begyndte fiskeriet at tage fat, der dog var et supplement til landbruget.
Den første egentlige havn blev grundlagt omkring 1895 og er siden
blevet udvidet adskillige gange. Byen har i dag ca. 2500 indbyggere,
hvoraf de fleste er beskæftiget i forbindelse med fiskeriet.
HAVNEN er hjemmehørende for ca. 50 kuttere, og her landes og sælges
hovedparten af de berømte "Frederikshavnerrødspætter". I
den store auktionshal kan salget af fisk og skaldyr følges hver morgen
kl. 7. Gå en tur på havnen og oplev et spændene og levende miljø,
hvor havnen nu også besøges af flere og flere lystsejlere.
KIRKER. Strandby kirke fra 1966, og et godt eksempel på moderne
arkitektur i pagt med den lokale tradition. Opført af arkitekten Jakob
Blegvad, med en tydelig inspiration af arkitekten le Corbusiers kirke i
Ronchamp (Frankrig). Metodistkirken fra 1961 er hjemsted for landets største
metodistmenighed, stiftet i 1928.
STRANDEN nord for havnen har vi en fin og børnevenlig badestrand
-"blåt flag"- , der strækker sig hele vejen til Skagen. Syd
for havnen byder Strandby på helt specielle oplevelser for
naturinteresserede i de lave strandenge , hvor et rigt fugleliv kan
studeres fra et fugletårn. Også her er der en fin sandstrand. Kysten
nord og syd er velegnet for surfere.
LYSTFISKERE har adskillige muligheder. Rugholm rev (nord) med havørred,
makrel og hornfisk, (syd) Elling å med ørredfiskeri.
GOLF Adskillige golfbaner findes inden for en radius af 25 km, og til
Frederikshavn golfklub er der kun 7 km.
RIDNING. For rideinteresserede er der rideskoler indenfor 2-4 km.