Scan Magazine, Issue 91, August 2016

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Scan Magazine  |  Hotel of the Month  |  Denmark

Hotel of the Month, Denmark

Cosy exploration at the heart of Limfjorden Hotel du Nord - Løgstør Badehotel has been a steadfast presence in the little Northern Jutland town of Løgstør for the past 165 years. The charming family-owned beach hotel run by Eva and Jan Storgaard lies at the heart of Limfjorden, providing unbeatable fjord views as well as splendid local dining at the hotel’s Restaurant Frederik VII. Here, visitors can sample the Limfjord mussels for which the town is famous. By Louise Older Steffensen | Photos: Løgstør Badehotel

Northern Jutland is home to some of Denmark’s most beautiful and varied landscapes. Rolling hills and forests give way to beaches, heathland and large wetland areas. Denmark’s longest fjord, Limfjorden, known locally as the Town of Mussels, cuts through the landscape from east to west and sustains the area’s great variety of birds, seals and other creatures, including the seafoodloving inhabitants of Løgstør. Every year the Mussels Festival attracts seafood connoisseurs from near and far, who chow(der) down on huge portions of freshly caught Limfjord mussels. “We also have the music festivals Kanaljazz and Open Air,” Jan explains. “In late August, Denmark’s largest golf tournament takes place at Himmerland.” The charming old hotel also provides the perfect setting for a historical tour of the nearby Viking fortress Aggersborg, Vitskøl Monastery and Limfjorden Museum, 92  |  Issue 91  |  August 2016

which includes a rather large exhibition object – the idyllic 4.4-kilometre Frederik VII’s canal. When the Storgaard family took over the running of the 17-room hotel at the beginning of 2015, “we’d already managed another hotel for years, and fell completely for the gorgeous location and perfect size of this hotel”, Jan says. “It’s a proper hotel but small enough for personal interaction with our visitors.” They modernised the facilities and added personal touches, but maintained the charm and character of the building. The harmony between old and new is reflected in the restaurant, where the menu includes several old meat and seafood classics made up of seasonal, wholesome local produce in line with the philosophy of New Nordic Cuisine. During the summer, the restaurant opens up its outdoor seating by the buzzing harbour, from where the

museum ship Grevinde Danner takes visitors on tours of the fjord. With its many local trades and shops, Løgstør town is worth a visit in itself. Visitors are of course also welcome to take time out and enjoy the hotel’s wellness facilities, the local Glenholm vineyard or take advantage of the area’s eight top-notch golf courses.

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