Surroundings

A visit to ARKEN combines art with nature. You can go to the beach, take a walk in the beach resort or explore the Island of Art.
Surroundings

Photo: Per Vissing

Ishøj Beach

Right outside the door lies one of Denmark’s most beautiful sandy beaches, which is why you can combine a museum visit to ARKEN with a family day out at the beach.

The beach follows a coastline of 7 km, with plenty of room to run about.

Child-friendly surroundings

Facilities such as a wooden pier, a lifeguard during the peak summer season, a play area and shop make Ishøj Beach extremely child-friendly.

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Surroundings

Photo: Ulf Svane

The Beach Park

You can also explore the beach resort in the area surrounding the museum. The resort consists of an open coastal landscape, grass areas, sand dunes, a beach, forrests and a harbour area, all linked together by a network of roads and paths – with excellent opportunities for cycling, running and hiking.

Nature trails in the beach resort

The resort is also rich in animal and plant. You could go on a nature trail gathering sea buckthorn and rosehips, which are free to pick for your own consumption.

 

Surroundings

The Island of Art, illustration: Møller & Grønborg

The Island of Art

The interaction between art, ARKEN’s distinctive marine architecture and the surrounding nature will reach new heights when the landscape project ‘Island of Art’ is completed in 2015.

Architect and planning company Møller & Grønborg is behind the ambitious plan to dig out the area surrounding the museum, so that ARKEN will in future be located on an island.

Read more about the project here.

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