On the edge

The North Atlantic Lighthouse

in Hanstholm

If you are seeking an experience with cultural gravity, head to the lighthouse in Hanstholm.

Here, the man-made complex and the wild nature meet in a rarely-seen beauty. There is access to the lighthouse during daylight hours every day year-round, and from the top, you have one of the most spectacular views on the Danish west coast.

The country’s best views

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The country’s best views of the sea and Thy National Park. Beautifully restored buildings and a lovely garden with something as rare as shelter. Exciting exhibitions and other events.

Gitte Iversen

Great place

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Great place. Beautiful surroundings, exciting art, great atmosphere and helpful people.

Claus Jokumsen

Always worth a visit

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The lighthouse over the industrial port of Hanstholm is always worth a visit. The view is amazing.

Andreas Matthiesen

If you are visiting Thy, it may well feel like there is far between the various attractions.

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– even when we are otherwise closed

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There is always access to the lighthouse from 9 o’clock in the morning until sunset.

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Even outside the opening hours of our exhibitions, you can experience Hanstholm Lighthouse and its wild surroundings.

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During the exhibition season, we present contemporary art from all over the North Atlantic both outdoors and indoors and sometimes also around Hanstholm town.

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Our exhibition attendants are excellent guides to local life, and in our café area, you can find information about Thy National Park and all our many other friends in the area.

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If you can’t get enough of Hanstholm Lighthouse, it is possible to book one of our apartments right up to the lighthouse with views of the North Sea, the church and the lighthouse courtyard.

Every day is different at Hanstholm Lighthouse. If you have been here once, something probably will have changed since your last visit.

The colours, views, weather and art change according to the season. Even though the place has stood for more than 175 years, your experience will still be unique.

You will take a unique side of Hanstholm home with you in your luggage – whether it’s an encounter with the art, the view from the top of the tower, the chat with the lady at the door or the presence of nature that you are most into.

fANTASTIC EXHIBITION

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Beautiful view, fantastic exhibition. Open from 9 am until sunset. Simply incredible.

Sandra Karras

BEAUTIFUL FACILITY

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Beautiful facility with an informative exhibition… You can climb the lighthouse … stunning views of the coastal landscape

Angela Jürgensen

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The chance to see the interior of a lighthouse. Beautiful view and cheap.

Christophe Imesch

At Hanstholm Lighthouse there is an experience for everyone:

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yOUNG & OLD

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gROUPS & FAMILIES

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lOCALS & VISITORS

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ARTISTS & ART-LOVERS

tHE PLACE INVITES BOTH

CONTEMPLATION &
HISTORICAL INSIGHT,

AS WELL AS

PLAY & AESTHETIC SENSUALITY

A tour of the lighthouse, depending on weather and expectations, can be anything from hard-hitting to poetic. With the combination of experimental contemporary art and traditional buildings, it is our ambition to challenge both exhibition styles and audience perspectives.

WHATEVER YOU CAME FOR

you can’t get a better view on this part of the west coast

The people at the lighthouse, staff, as well as volunteers, are part of the self-governing cultural institution The North Atlantic Lighthouse in Hanstholm. Together we work for the place to be open, accessible, well-cared-for and professional.

Hanstholm Art Space is our platform for North Atlantic contemporary art supported by a wide range of Danish foundations. The program varies with alternating exhibitions of different genres and formats.

Hanstholm Lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be erected on the Danish west coast. The lighthouse is still functioning and provides a crucial insight into maritime traffic around the maritime nation of Denmark. Locally, the lighthouse is a landmark for the area and a vital part of our identity and self-understanding.

Whether you want to go up the lighthouse or whether you come to encounter the art or you want to experience both the lighthouse and art, it only costs you DKK 30.

The lighthouse is a socioeconomic, nonprofit company, so all revenue goes directly back into the operation and development of the site.

The North Atlantic Lighthouse

in Hanstholm

Tårnvej 7-23 A+B

7730 Hanstholm

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