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Wildlife in Northwestern Jutland

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The Northwest Coast has an abundant wildlife which is almost impossible not to be fascinated by. On this page we collected several places where you can experience the wildlife on your own or with a guide.

Experience the wildlife up close

Northwestern Jutland's nature is home for a diversity of animals that enjoy the dense forests, the sea, the fjord and the open landscapes. Along the Northwest Coast you find, amongst others, areas where resting and breeding birds live for a period, inlcuding Bulbjerg, which is Denmark's only bird mountain outside of Bornholm.

If you are moving around in nature in Northwestern Jutland, you can, amongst others, see marks of red deer and beaver. Maybe you are lucky and spot a beaver, but there is only a slight chance, as they are shy and nocturnal animals. On the water you find several spots where you can experience cute seals, that inhabit both the sea and the Limfjord.

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Hanstholm Nature Reserve in Thy National Park
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Hanstholm Nature Reserve in Thy National Park

South of Hanstholm, in the direction of Klitmøller, you will find the large Hanstholm Wildlife Reserve - Denmark's largest.

Here you can experience the large populations of red deer that live in the...

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Ørnereservatet - Eagleworld
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Ørnereservatet - Eagleworld

Get close to the kings of heaven - the eagles as they unfold just above the head of the audience. Get close to the big animals and see how the falconers demonstrate the birds of prey.

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Vejlerne in Han Herred
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Vejlerne in Han Herred

Vejlerne is Northern Europe's largest bird sanctuary and one of the most important areas for breeding and resting waterfowl.

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The beaver tracks at Riisbæk Gl. Skole
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The beaver tracks at Riisbæk Gl. Skole

Bring the family on a hunt for beaver tracks at Riisbæk Gl. School at Klosterheden Plantage between Struer, Lemvig and Holstebro.

In addition to beavers, you may be lucky enough to encounter crowned ...

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Bird island, bird tower and nature trail in Thorsminde
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Bird island, bird tower and nature trail in Thorsminde

The island - also called the Bird Island - is located on the coastal town of Thorsminde on the North Sea facing Nissum Fjord, which contains some of West Jutland's most important bird areas.

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Seal safari by boat in the Limfiord
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Seal safari by boat in the Limfiord

Seal safari by boat

Join us on a seal safari by boat and experience the unique nature by the mouth of the Limfjord. Our experienced guide sails through the labyrinth of channels between the sand bank...

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Bulbjerg - Denmark's only bird cliff
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Bulbjerg - Denmark's only bird cliff

Denmark's only bird cliff - outside Bornholm.

Bulbjerg is a 47 meter high limestone knot on Jutland's west coast.

The remains of Skarreklit - a 16 meter high limestone cliff stood until 1978 as a giant ...

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Store Vildmose - Højmose, Aabybro
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Store Vildmose - Højmose, Aabybro

Vildmosen (The Great Moor) once lived up to its name – it is a desolated area of great extent.

Vildmosen is no longer as large as it once was,  since rational people in the 1930's started draining, f...

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