Sandkås was popular already 100 years ago
Klintely is located in Sandkås a little outside Allinge on Nordbornholm. The Allinge / Sandkås area was the first destination when Bornholm's tourism started in the early 1900s. The distinctive and beautiful combination of sand beach and towering cliffs was probably the reason why both the Danish and German bourgeoisie had Allinge / Sandkås as their favorite holiday destination already one hundred years ago - and Allinge / Sandkås is still one of Bornholm's most coveted resorts.
“Kås” is an old local word for "somewhere between the rocks", and Sandkås is therefore a very telling name for this beautiful natural area; between the towering cliffs you will find the softest white sand - and in front of you lies the sea and tempts for a swim. After a swim, you can continue along the coastal path to the south to the small fishing village Tejn, where there are cafes, shops and not least the brewery Penyllan, which is famous throughout Europe for its good beer.
The nature surrounding Klintely
The beach at Klintely is beautiful, but try a walk in the woods behind Klintely's holiday homes, where you will find one of Bornholm's famous fissure valleys "Storedalen". Storedalen was created thousands of years ago by tensions in the subsoil causing the granite to crack larger and larger cracks. Melting water from ice age glaciers subsequently eroded away soil and rocks, creating a ravine with steep cliff sides. It is a great experience to walk in the narrow fissure valley with the high cliffs on both sides. The fissure valley creates a growth basis for many beautiful plants - in the Spring, the white, yellow and blue anemones bloom together with yellow wart root and violet larch spores.
Medieval adventures at Hammershus
From Sandkås you can also take the coastal path to Allinge, where you walk between towering cliffs, while one beautiful view of the sea replaces the other. Soon a lovely scent will meet you. At the end of the coastal path is one of Bornholm's best smokehouses, which offers you delicious fish delicacies. After a nice lunch you can continue towards the harbour in Allinge, where cafes and yachtsmen create a wonderful harbour atmosphere. Continue further out of Allinge to Sandvig and Northern Europe's largest castle; Hammershus. At Hammershus you will experience medieval adventures and exciting stories. Did you know, for example, that you had public user fees as early as the Middle Ages? Of course, you paid the executioner yourself if you had to have your head cut off ... and there was always a prepayment. Below Hammershus is Hammer- harbour, where small boats take you on beautiful trips along the coast.
Be set 300 years back in time
South of Sandkås is Gudhjem, where you can sail to Christiansø and Frederiksø. In the 18th century, the two small islands were transformed into Denmark's advanced naval base in the Baltic Sea. The naval base was a thorn in the side of the English, who repeatedly launched violent bombardments of the island. But the Danish soldiers persevered, and thus the two small islands remained Danish. The cannons are still here, and with its exciting history and distinctive nature, you are set 300 years back in time.
Do you win the big prize?
If you drive inland from Klintely, you will find Denmark's third largest forest Almindingen, where you will have a chance to see some of Europe's last bisons - or maybe you want to win the big prize on the trotting track? Bornholm's Trotting Track is the world's smallest trotting track, but on the other hand perhaps also the nicest, because you get very close to the horses, when they run at full speed down the run-up stretch.
The bike paths start right at Klintely
Bornholm's extensive network of hiking and biking trails starts right by Klintely. Rent a bike and explore the beautiful Bornholm nature.
Book your holiday now
Klintely welcomes you with beautiful holiday apartments and cottages in a beautiful area. Book your holiday by entering your desired arrival date in the inquiry box at the top of the page - or call us now on +45 56 95 85 66, and we will be happy to give you great ideas for wonderful holiday days on Bornholm.