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The special light in the northern Danish town of Skagen brought painters here 100 of years ago. Photo: Getty images
The special light in the northern Danish town of Skagen brought painters here 100 of years ago. Photo: Getty images

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Scandinavia’s best beaches

It may come as a surprise to many, but there are some incredibly beautiful beaches in Scandinavia. And of course summer is the best time to enjoy them.

Skagen, Denmark

The special light in the northern Danish town of Skagen brought painters here 100 of years ago and tourists have been coming ever since to see the picturesque town and play on its numerous white sandy beaches.

Skagen, Nordjylland

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Sandhammaren, Sweden

Sandhammaren is a long, beautiful beach on Sweden’s south coast, with wonderful white sand, crystal clear water, and dunes. A pine forest and historic lighthouse keep watch over the spectacular scene.

Sandhammaren, Löderup, Ystad

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Tisvildeleje beach, Denmark

At the top of the Danish Riviera on North Zealand, Tisvildeleje is the perfect picture of an idyllic beach, with small atmospheric beach cottages and colorful jolly boats resting on the white sand dunes.

Tisvildeleje beach, Tisvildeleje, Tisvilde

Åkrasanden, Norway

Åkrasanden beach in Norway is a great place to go for a beachside hike. There are many points of interest along the nature trail here including the remains of two boathouses from the Viking Age.

Åkrasanden, Karmøy, Åkrehamn

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Tofta Beach, Sweden

Tofta beach in Gotland is your place if you want to make new friends.

It is also beautiful and a great place to relax on a sun lounger when you have had enough socializing.

Tofta beach, Toftavägen, Gotlands Tofta

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Hamresanden, Norway

Hamresanden in ­Kristiansand is a Norwegian treasure. The 3km-long beach is always buzzing in the summer. It’s the ideal spot for swimming, windsurfing, camping, and diving.

Hamresanden, Tveit, Kristiansand

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