The 190 km coastline and small pearls such as Fur and halvøen Lundø make Skiveegnen a unique place for nature lovers. In addition, there is a wide range of experiences for art and culture lovers and not the least for foodies.
The Limfjord is of great importance for the region, offering a wide range of activities, such as walks on the beach, fishing or kayak tours along the coast on the still water. The fjord is also a good place for windsurfing or diving. In Glyngøre you will find unique diving opportunities, in the Salling Diving Park you can dive with ship and tank wrecks, with a compass and go through obstacle routes through reefs, rafts, and a cave.
In 2010, Fur was chosen Denmark’s most beautiful island and it is not a coincidence, Fur is a unique place. Here you get a glimpse into Denmark’s past, through the clear layers of piers and ashes or by taking a look at fossils on the beach or take part in a fossil hunt held every summer. The nature on Fur is not only interesting on a national level, but as well on the international. The Cultural Heritage Organisation has put Fur on the list of Danish cities competing to be included on UNESCO’s Natural World Heritage list.
Culture life flourishes
Spøttrup medieval castle is Denmark’s best-preserved medieval castle. Each year different activities are set up with a mediaeval theme. In week 30, the medieval Bispens Market is set up and in 2016, the European Championship in Knight Joust will be held. The region known for the many beautiful mansions and in June 12th 2016 a manors day will be held. The area is a home to many small artists and photo artists will happily will invite you in for a visit to see their galleries. At www.visitskive.dk you can find a folder called “Mad & Kunstoplevelser” where some of the artwork can be seen.
Beer, apples and seafood
Skive region is known for its small microbreweries, organic dairy in Thise and delicious seafood from Limfjord. At Fur, every year in May Mussel Day is held and in Rødding, the apple town, an apple festival is held every fall. Every year in Glyngøre a Herring festival is held in August. In Spøttrup you have the chance to become the owner of your very own herd at Spøttrup mediaeval castle over the summer, which will be slaughtered in fall. Finally, there are plenty of oysters to be fished at the Glyngøre Harbour.
Skive Municipality is part of European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.
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