Råbjerg Mile

Råbjerg Mile is a moving dune located around 15 km south of Skagen. What an odd sight to see this heap of sand emerge from the pine forest. 40 meters high and covering an area of 1 square kilometer, the dune moves 15-20 meters to the East every year, leaving behind it a barren land occupied by small lakes.

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Behind the dune, a wasteland

Behind the dune, a wasteland

Sculpted by the wind, Råbjerg Mile slowly eats the forest, threatening houses and roads that stand on its way to Kattegat.

Taken from Google maps

Taken from Google maps

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And I thought Denmark was a flat, green and rainy country…

> Nordjylland on Flickr

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