Skagen Grey Lighthouse

Skagen is a unique place for migratory birds from around the world

Early May 2017 the new international bird adventurecenter: Skagen Grey Lighthouse - Centre for migratory birds, opens.

In the new center, you can take a virtual tour to discover and experience the many exciting migratory birds that each year guests Skagen and surround areas.

Skagen Grey Lighthouse has long been a popular place to visit for the nearly 2 million visitors that annually visits Skagen.

Not only tourists flock to the top of Denmark - Grenen, the area is also hot spot for many migratory birds, and is one of Europe's best bird migration sites.

You can expect an great experience!

Skagen Grey Lighthouse - Centre for migatory birds

Skagen Grey Lighthouse Centre for migratory birds

The Grey Lighthouse in Skagen has had a thorough renovation and will open i May 2017 as a centre for migratory birds. At the centre you can see the exhibitions and follow 'your own' bird in flight. Remember to visit the ringing station and the café as well. 
Bliv ringmærket som din egen fugl

Get yourself ring-marked with a bracelet

You get to choose which bird you want to be, and the you 'go flying' off in the path of your chosen bird as it migrates near Skagen. You have ten different species to choose from. 

Sandløber - fotograf Knud Pedersen

Migrating birds

Every year millions of birds pass Skagen, on the way to and from their breeding grounds in northern Scandinavia. Particularly known are the birds of prey that migrate every spring, but many other species also fly past - enjoy the spectacular sight from the top of Skagen Gray Lighthouse.
Læs om Det Grå Fyrs spændende historie

The story of Skagen Grey Lighthouse

Dets officielle navn var Skagen Fyr, men de lokale har altid sagt 'Det Grå Fyr'. Fyranlægget, der er 46 m højt blev opført i 1858, gjorde skibenes passage forbi Skagen mere sikker. Oprindeligt var det placeret midt på Skagen Odde, men sandflugten har nu 'flyttet' det til få meter fra havet på østkysten. 
Naturstyrelsen afholder hvert år Fuglefestival i Skagen

Skagen Birdfestival

Ved Skagen kan du bl.a. se kongeørn, havørn, rød glente og musvåge, men også sjældnere rovfugle som kejserørn, steppehøg, lille skrigeørn, lille tårnfalk og blå glente. Ornitologerne i Skagen er særdeles aktive, hvert år ringmærkes over 6000 fugle.
Oplev Grenensporet i Skagen

Try the tracks 'Grenensporet'

The nature at the very top of Denmark - Grenen - is very special. Follw one of the marked tracks round the area, and learn more of the plants and the wildlife. You have four tracks to choose from.

Nyd den unikke natur i og omkring Skagen

Out and about in the nature near Skagen

The nature in and near Skagen is truly unigue. From the very top, where Denmark ends and the two seas meet, to Skagen Grey Lighthouse you are spoiled for choice of things to do out in the open.