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) is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it.
Occasionally known in English as The Scaw, it is situated on the east coast of the Skagen Odde peninsula in the far north of Jutland, it is part of Frederikshavn Municipality in Region Nordjylland.
Thanks to its seascapes, fishermen and evening light, towards the end of the 19th century it became popular with a group of Impressionist artists now known as the Skagen Painters.
In 1879, the Skagen Fisherman's Association was established with the purpose of facilitating the local fishing industry through the Skagensbanen railway, which opened as a narrow-gauged railway in 1890.
Around 1340, Vesterby, on the east coast (to the south west of today's harbour), developed into the main village.
Its remaining artefacts were sold by auction in 1810.
Nordjyske Jernbaner operates the local train service between Skagen and Frederikshavn with onward national connections by DSB.
From Frederikshavn, there are ferries to Gothenburg, Oslo and Læsø.
Skagen's Sportscenter was completed in 1974, primary to accommodate badminton and tennis.
The local football club, Skagen Idræts Klub, was founded in 1946 and plays in Jyllandsserien, one of the lower divisions in Danish football.