Svaneke. The easternmost town on Bornholm
Årsdale Søpark is located very close to Svaneke. When you stay in Årsdale Søpark, you must visit the beautiful neighbouring town. By car, it is only a 2-minute journey to Svaneke – but you can also make the journey by bicycle. Remember, you can borrow a bicycle, free of charge, when you stay at Årsdale Søpark.
Awarded for its excellent preservation work
Besides being named as the most beautiful towns in Denmark, Svaneke is one of the few towns in Europe, which has been awarded the European Council’s gold medal for ”Excellent Preservation Work”. Take a ride on the local horse drawn carriage, where you can lean back and enjoy the beautiful old timber frames houses.
From the harbour, you can walk along the narrow streets to the square, where there is always a great atmosphere – especially on market days, where you might be able to get a good deal from one of the locals. We recommend that you visit ”Svaneke Købmandshandel”, which is a charming traditional grocery store, where time was stopped in the 1950s. Swing by the beach Hullehavn, where you can experience one of the hidden gems of Bornholm, the café "Syd-Øst for Paradis" (South-east of paradise), where they serve excellent cocktails accompanied by live music.
The creative hub of Bornholm
Svaneke is not just charming. Svaneke is the creative hub of Bornholm. Here, you will be able to find anything your eyes, or belly, may desire. Glass art. Paintings. Designer clothes. Handmade liquorish, chocolate, ice cream, and hard candy. Do visit the local smokehouse, with its fish delicacies, or Svaneke Bryghus with its critically acclaimed beer. Of course you need to take part in the local version of the lottery: ”Chicken-bingo”. The game is very simple, 3 chickens are let out onto a large bingo field, and it is your job to guess which of the numbers receive the first ”greeting” from one of the chickens.