First recorded in the Icelandic Olaf Trygveson saga, the region of Hals has witnessed the cold-blooded murder of a Norwegian king and defied Swedish invasions. For a millennium, the region has guarded the mouth of Limfjorden, Denmark’s largest fjord, from unwanted attention. Today, however, the north-Jutland village of Hou has vastly improved its relationship with visitors and become a popular touristdestination by virtue of its beautiful nature, its proximity to Aalborg, and by the true taste of Denmark offered at the ancient Raalingen cottage.