Scan Magazine, Issue 109, February 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Experience of the Month  |  Denmark

Experience of the Month, Denmark

Hygge at the edge of the Limfjord Skaldyrsfestival is a local food festival with shellfish and oysters on the small island of Mors in Denmark. Last year, 16,000 visitors came to experience the warm, cosy atmosphere at the seafood festival you just do not want to miss.

cosiest streets in Denmark, and it’s an absolute must-see when you are at the Skaldyrsfestival.”

By Heidi Kokborg  |  Photos: Skaldyrsfestival

Most of the visitors to Skaldyrsfestival tend to come back – often bringing friends, neighbours or family. “They think it’s a lovely experience, and they have a great time here; most people want to come back. This really is ‘hygge’ at the edge of the Limfjord,” Tang enthuses. “There is an incredibly warm, cosy and friendly atmosphere. We have live music at the harbour, you can enjoy a beer at the wharf, or drink Cava and eat oysters by the boats or at the harbour. It’s quite a unique festival.”

Every year during the first weekend of June, Skaldyrsfestival takes place in Nykøbing Mors. The idea was born in 2004, and the following year the first festival took place. In the beginning, only small numbers attended the seafood festival, most of them locals. But over the years, the festival has grown slowly but surely, and last year around 16,000 people stopped by. “The festival started out of a desire to tell people about Mors and show what a wonderful place it is, and so we decided to start Skaldyrsfestival,” says Lars Tang, chairman at the Skaldyrsfestival. There are plenty of things to do during the weekend. The seafood festival itself takes place in the harbour in Nykøbing Mors, where there are countless stalls for buying delicious seafood. There is everything 122  |  Issue 109  |  February 2018

from classic dishes such as oysters, mussels and shrimps, to new and innovative dishes. On the Saturday night, there is a big seafood buffet, which usually sells out very quickly. There are also activities for the kids. “There is an event called Fjord til Bord (‘Fjord to table’) where children learn about the Limfjord. It is usually lots of fun – last year, the children got to fry a jellyfish. It’s a brilliant experience for children,” says Tang.

A cosy atmosphere This year, Danish Michelin-star chef Thomas Herman will be speaking at the festival and inspiring attendees to cook with seafood and other local ingredients from Mors. And while at the festival, Tang also suggests that you take a stroll through Nykøbing. “It has one of the

Skaldyrsfestival takes place during the first weekend of June. Admission to the festival is free.

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