Nordsø Akvariet is a salt water aquarium located in a former ice storage house in Vorupør.
You have been riding through the national park of Nationalpark Thy already during your trip from Agger Tange to Vorupør and stage 8 takes you through even more parts of this national park. In 2007, Nationalpark Thy was chosen to be the first Danish national park. Nature is something special here and this area is also known as the largest wilderness area in Denmark. The national park stretches from Agger Tange to Hanstholm.
This stage starts in Vorupør and takes you through the beautiful dune landscape and dune plantations to Klitmøller. Depending on the weather, you will find people in wetsuits, enjoying the waves, and local fishermen pulling up their small dinghies onto the beach or working on their cutters. White limestones piled up on the beach outside the restaurant of Hummerhuset is a special sight. The stones are from a limestone reef located just off the coast.
From Klitmøller, the trip continues through the dune landscape towards Hanstholm. Several places along the way offer fantastic views of the sea through the dunes and in the heath area you will find the game reserve of Hanstholm Vildreservat where you might see a large group of red deer. Here and there you will find bunkers from WW II that look like small caves in the dune landscape.
17 km asphalt
9 km gravel
ON THE STAGE
Plan your trip
On the map to your left you will find useful information about accommodation and experiences along the way.
Click the icon with the 9 dots to find your special places along the West Coast Cycle Route.
GPS download is also available on the map. Click the arrow on the left hand side and select the file that suits you.
Vorupør is a small, authentic fishing village where people have been doing coastal fishing for hundreds of years. Vorupør
has some nice shops, and you can also sit on the large beach terrace facing the sea and enjoy an ice cream or a bite to eat. Vorupør is part of the area called “Cold Hawaii” so whenever the wind blows
from the right direction, there is plenty of action at sea and lots of exciting happenings for the visitors on the beach to look at. Here you can also find a nice sea pool which is open to everyone and features a very high level of water safety. From Vorupør, you can follow panoramic route 411.
VISITORS’ CENTRE FOR NATIONAL PARK THY
Nationalparkcenter Thy is located in the middle of Vorupør and has been built into an existing dune which now covers the indoor information areas and eliminates the sense of actually being inside a building
THE AREA OF BØGSTED RENDE
Bøgsted Rende is the place on the coast of Thy where the dune plantation of Tvorup Klitplantage is closest to the sea. This area features the most stunning nature with lots of amazing contrasts.
THE BEACHES OF KLITMØLLER & COLD HAWAII
Klitmøller is surrounded by the rough North Sea on one side and the scenic Nationalpark Thy on the other side.
BUNKERS SOUTH OF HANSTHOLM
In the dunes south of Hanstholm, you will find the open-air museum of Frilandsmuseet Hanstholm, one of the most well-preserved coastal gun batteries in Denmark
Vorupør Camping – DK-Camp
You can rent brand new cabins at Vorupør Camping.
In the town you will find a MENU, cafes, restaurants, pizza...
Nystrup Camping Klitmøller
At the campsite you will meet everything from surfers and families with children to pensioners, golf and hiking enthu...
Sloe Pete’s Hideout
The house has three rooms with a total of 8 beds: A dorm room with four bunk beds and two rooms with a double bed.
Gården B&B Klitmøller in Thy
In the lovely west coast village of Klitmøller – a surfer’s paradise – located in the middle of th...
B&B Villa Toos
The room is located in a private villa on a quiet road in Vorupør.
The room is equipped with two single beds,...
B&B at Tvillinggaard Thy
An apartment – part of a farmhouse – for 4-6 persons in the middle of the scenic Thy National Park. The f...
More places to explore
Thy Tourist Information, Jernbanegade 29, 7700 Thisted
Vorupør, Hawblink (outside the town center), 7700 Thisted
Arrival and departure
Train to/from Struer. www.arriva.dk
From there, trains to the rest of the country. www.dsb.dk/en/
Bus to Vorupør / Klitmøller