Guided Skagen Sightseeing Drive by Private Vehicle
- Private van tour : Discover the home of two famed "Skagen Painters" and the tiny Brondum Hotel, a popular meeting place for artists over the years.
- The Buried Church: Decades of having to dig their way in for services was enough, and the congregation abandoned Old Skagen Church in 1795. You'll see what remains.
- Totally Private: Hey we love group tours. But we know sometimes you want to explore with just your friends and family. Customized to fit your whole crew - up to sixteen. Just let us know if you want to invite more peeps. Depart and return from the Port of Skagen.
About this Skagen tour
There's a reason why artists flocked to Skagen (pronounced "skain") in the mid-19th century. The endless sandy beaches, and the fishermen who found their bounty here since the Middle Ages, were the perfect subjects for a group of impressionists known as the Skagen Painters. One of these artists, Michael Anchers, brought attention to Skagen with his painting "Will He Round the Point?" when King Christian IX purchased it in 1885. Anchers' wife Anna, the only member of the artists' colony who was actually born in Skagen, was a prolific painter herself, and their home became a center of creativity.
The dining room at the Brondums Hotel was another popular gathering spot for this close-knit artistic community. Artists like P.S. Kroyer, Viggo Johansen, Laurits Tuxen, and Christian Krohg were known for their en plein air approach, an evolution of neoclassical and impressionist styles. All were inspired by the "special light" of Skagen, a combination of its location in the far north and the effects of sand in the air. As you'll see, that special light still mesmerizes.
He died of a broken art
P.S. Kroyer, unofficial leader of the Skagen Painters, fell in love with fellow painter Marie Triepcke, and quickly married her. But Kroyer wasn't an easy man to live with, and Marie began an affair with Swedish composer Hugo Alfven, became pregnant, and later married him. Kroyer died in Skagen four years later of "mental illness," leaving behind several famous paintings featuring Marie.
Arriving by cruise ship? Please meet on your ship's pier to meet your guide. Please look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.
You may get lucky and see seals resting at the Top of Denmark.
Please consider your physical fitness when planning your private experience.
Cultural, Scenic, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Passport is required for this experience.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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