Tannistest 2020 will be organized on 3-8 October 2020

Every autumn, a very important event – the Tannistest – takes place amongst European motor journalists in the northern part of Denmark. This year, the event begins on Saturday, September 21 and ends on Thursday, September 26. During this event, the Car of the Year jury members have the possibility to test and compare the candidate cars for his or her personal judgement and to meet colleagues from the industry for discussions. All the important candidates are present, in most cases in many different versions.

Program Tannistest 2020

Thursday/Friday, October 1/2: Arrival of test cars

Saturday, October 3: Test begins

Sunday, October 4: No special program during the day. In the evening, a special event for the representatives of the Danish car importers

Monday, October 5: Beach photo
– Night driving session

Tuesday, October 6: Special tests at Sindal Airport
– Interview session I (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

Wednesday, October 7: Special tests at Sindal Airport (if needed)
-Interview session II (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
-The “Dinner of the Year” (7:30 pm – )

Thursday, October 8: No special program
-Test ends at 4:00 pm. From 4:00 pm test cars can be collected

The nearby Sindal Airport is used to evaluate the cars in severe lane change maneuvers.

Who can participate?

All the members of the jury can participate and test the cars. They can come along with co-operators and photographers who have the right to drive the test cars, too. Also, representatives of the car industry and Nordic car importers are most welcome as observers and/or experts.

How many days?

The test lasts from Saturday to Thursday. You can stay for a few days or the entire week. The traditional ‘Dinner of the Year’, which is the only formal happening of the week, will be organized on Wednesday, September 26.


The headquarters of the test is the Tannishus Hotel in the northern part of Jutland. The hotel was originally built in 1896, but since then it has expanded and been refurbished several times. Today the hotel offers more than a hundred well-equipped apartments with shower and toilet. An indoor swimming-pool is also available.

The hotel is located only 200 meters from one of the most impressive beaches in Denmark. Among others, it is a perfect site for photographing the cars. The surrounding countryside is full of different types of public roads, the most suitable grounds for testing cars in normal traffic conditions.

Registration and accommodation

All registrations should be made online here.

Hotel reservations should be made directly with Hotel Tannishus:
+ 45 98 93 13 00.