Explore the ‘Pearl of the Baltic’
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You wonderful holiday isle!
This is the first line of a Danish ballad written by Erik Leth, and it brought Bornholm fame as Denmark's loveliest island for holidaying. And not without reason! The island is also known as ‘Sunshine Island’ due to the large number of sunlight hours each year and as ‘The Pearl of the Baltic’ due to its distinctive, fascinating nature and its location right in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Bornholm’s nature is a true blend of all of Scandinavia’s natural habitats, and you will find everything from waterfalls in Døndalen (Døn Valley) to wide, white, sandy beaches along the coast and the vertical Helligdomsklipper (Sanctuary Cliffs).
You will find plenty of inspiration here as well as a selection of the attractions on offer on Denmark's wonderful holiday island!
Activities and attractions
Angling on BornholmBornholm is a paradise for all anglers! Particularly in the autumn, winter and spring, Bornholm offers unique opportunities for recreational and coastal fishing! So, take up the challenge and catch your own delicious salmon for dinner! Read much more about Bornholm and what it has to offer.
Eat your way across BornholmBornholm offers much more than breathtaking nature and spectacular sandy beaches. Take a trip around the island and eat your way through all of Bornholm’s delicious specialities and delicacies. Tickle your taste buds and try a Bornholm classic: Sol over Gudhjem (Sun over Gudhjem). Or do you have a sweet tooth? Then treat yourself to handmade boiled sweets in Svaneke or homemade caramels from Karamel Kompagniet.
Historical attractions on BornholmBornholm has a very distinct history and you will find traces of the past all over the island, which is extremely rich in archaeology. For instance, did you know that a third of all of Denmark’s national relics were discovered on Bornholm? The island’s history is unique, so follow the traces of the island’s past and learn much more.
Find your Bornholm home
Spectacular holiday homes
Team BornholmTeam Bornholm has lots of modern, well-appointed holiday homes on offer. There are holiday homes available all across the island and there is a good chance of finding a home to suit you in your favourite location. Team Bornholm has extensive experience in arranging trips to the island, and they are happy to give tips and ideas for your holiday on Bornholm.
Bornholm ToursBornholm Tours has a wide selection of excellent accommodation in summer cottages, holiday apartments or hotels. Bornholm Tours can also help you arrange your entire dream holiday on Bornholm – no need to think about booking the ferry yourself or finding the island’s best attractions.
Nordic TravelBORNHOLMSLINJEN’s partner, Nordic Travel, makes it easy for you to book a summer cottage, hotel or bed & breakfast. It’s a piece of cake to search for your perfect holiday home; in the exact location and with the exact facilities you are looking for. You can also combine your overnight stay with car or cycle hire, or perhaps a round of golf.
Our national anthem could not have a better first line: ‘There is a Lovely Country’ (‘Der er et yndigt land’).
Denmark's 8,750 km coastline encircles towns, hills and forests and gives us access to the sea and more than 1,400 islands. From Christiansø and Bornholm in the east to Fanø in the west, there is much to discover for explorers of all ages.
Set sail for adventures in Denmark – they’re out there waiting for you!
Fanø features the North Sea, wide sandy beaches and spectacular natural attractions. The island belongs to the Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making Fanø a nugget of Danish nature and cultural heritage that needs to be explored!
The island has its own charm, and the village of Sønderho, with its old buildings dating back to the 1800s, has also been voted Denmark's most beautiful village. Come and listen to Fanø’s unique music, which flourishes on the island together with traditional dance.
There are attractions for all on Fanø and activities to suit all tastes – you will encounter everything from seal safaris and beach buggying to horse riding on the beach, museum visits and much more! Click here for more information about the attractions Fanø has to offer.
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Langeland has no less than 141 km of coast, and Adam Oehlenschläger was actually on Stengade beach when he wrote the famous line ‘Near salty eastern shores’, or as in Danish ‘Nær salten Østerstrand’ from our precious national anthem.
Langeland offers both authentic Danish nature and cultural attractions. The island is particularly famous for its hat-shaped hills, so-called dislocated kames. There are 700 of these hills dotted around the island. And from ‘Eagle Hill’, locally known as ‘Ørnehøj’, you can see the island’s wild horses, which range freely across Langeland. Other popular activities include a visit to Langeland Fort and Tranekær Castle.
Langeland has plenty of accommodation on offer, with everything from campsites and seaside hotels to a more luxurious stay at Skrøbelev Manor. Click here for more information about accommodation and Langeland.
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You can expect much from a visit to Lolland-Falster. The island offers everything from cultural attractions to active pursuits.
Its 600 km coastline is suitable for all kinds of watersports. And you can take a trip to the islands of Askø-Lilleø, Femø and Fejø from the North Lolland coast. If you prefer to stay on the island, you can arrange for a guided tour to the nature reserves of Nakskov Fjord and the Maribo Lakes where you will learn about the island’s fauna, historical monuments, cycle paths and hiking trails.
Discover the history of Lolland-Falster up close and visit the island’s many castles and manor houses. Some even offer unique accommodation. Or rent a holiday cottage in one of Denmark's most famous summer holiday towns, Marielyst. Click here for more information about Lolland-Falster and its many attractions.
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The island of Als is the perfect spot for some well-deserved relaxation – or for having fun. Als has forests, lakes, beaches and fantastic fauna, and it is ideal for hiking, bike rides and car trips. This is why the island has gained a reputation as a paradise for nature lovers.
And if you need a break from the spectacular nature, you can visit Als Universe. This amusement park's key priority is to encourage enthusiasm for science, technology and entrepreneurship in children and adults alike. You can try to lift a car, build your own water rocket and much more!
There are countless attractions. Click here if you’re interested in more information about Als.
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Discover South Funen
‘Believe me, Faaborg is a very friendly little town.’ This is what Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish writer, said of the town of Faaborg in southern Funen, and luckily the old market town has kept its charm! You can explore the intimate streets and alleys, which offer an abundance of shopping opportunities and speciality shops. The town is a short, 11-minute drive from the ferry terminal in Bøjden.
Faaborg’s watchmen will take you on a tour of the town. Follow the watchman, listen to his songs and hear about the town’s exciting history. The tour is free of charge.
If you prefer nature and the outdoors, South Funen offers island hopping, the Svanninge hills and country manor landscapes. The region has its own unique nature and is an obvious destination for activities such as riding, hiking, fishing and much more! Read more about the many opportunities here.
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Samsø invites you to a blend of deep relaxation in peaceful surroundings and exciting holiday activities for the whole family. The island has beautiful sandy beaches and a string of charming villages with oodles of attractions.
The ferry docks in the town of Ballen with its profusion of cafés, restaurants and shops. If you plan to stay the night or simply want to explore the island, Brundby Hotel is worth a visit. It is famous for being Denmark's only rock hotel! And there are plenty of intimate concerts, headlining big names and guaranteeing a unique experience!
The island offers all sorts of activities for people of all ages. Tour the villages, pick fresh Samsø strawberries and potatoes or see if you can find your way around the Samsø maze! There are countless attractions and you will find more information here.
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A holiday on Bornholm introduces you to the island’s unique nature – from its rugged cliffs to its chalky white sandy beaches. There are spectacular historical attractions such as the ruined castle of Hammershus or the island’s four medieval round churches.
Visit Gudhjem for unparalleled culinary experiences – from the classic fish speciality ‘Sol over Gudhjem’ (‘Sun above Gudhjem’) to delicious chocolates and caramels from Beck Chokolade and Karamel Kompagniet. And while you are in the vicinity, you could pay a visit to the delightful town of Svaneke and wash down the delicacies with a delicious organic beer from the Svaneke brewery!
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Aarhus is the capital of the Danish peninsula of Jutland. It is an intimate city, full of culture, music and lively trade in its charming side streets. The city offers oases, gastronomic delights and open spaces as well as beautiful beaches, perfect for sunny summer days.
Take some time out and enjoy what the city has to offer. Aarhus is wonderful all year round.
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Copenhagen is cool and one of the world’s most trendy capitals to visit. Copenhagen has worked hard to become a city with something to offer all year round. Danish culture, architecture and design are popular all over the world, and tourists swoon over the ground-breaking Scandinavian menus to be found at Copenhagen’s magnificent restaurants.
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