North Bornholm. Allinge-Sandvig-Sandkås-Tejn. Cliffs and sea.
The Baltic Sea is just a stone's throw from the summerhouses on North Bornholm, where you can experience what many call the real Bornholm: Beautiful sandy beaches and beautiful cliffs in a picturesque combination. North Bornholm is full of beautiful natural experiences, exciting sights, cozy cafes and restaurants as well as local crafts.
Take a trip to the rift valley
The beaches on North Bornholm is beautiful, but also try to go for a walk in the forest, where you will find one of Bornholm's famous crevasse valleys "Storedalen". Storedalen was created thousands of years ago when tensions in the underground caused the granite to crack bigger and bigger. Meltwater from the Ice Age glaciers subsequently eroded away soil and rock, so that a gorge with steep cliff sides emerged. It is a fun experience to walk in the narrow crevasse valley with the high cliffs on both sides. The rift valley creates a growing basis for many beautiful plants - in spring the white, yellow and blue anemones bloom together with yellow wartroot and violet larkspur spores.
The coastal path stretches from Allinge-Sandvig to Sandkås-Tejn and Gudhjem
Walk along the beautiful coastal path on North Bornholm. If you go south, you'll come to the small fishing village of Tejn-Sandkås, where you'll find shops, cafes and shopping opportunities - and if it's a hot day, maybe a cold beer at the local brewery Penyllan might tempt you? An Australian couple have traveled the world, but when they came to Sandkås-Tejn, they were so excited that they stayed and started the brewery, which has since won many awards throughout Europe for its good beer. Also try a visit to Smedjen, which is a cozy food market at Tejn Havn.
You can also take the coastal path north to Allinge, where you walk between the rocks and the sea. The trip to Allinge is actually quite short, but you will probably spend some time on the trip anyway, because you will often have to stop and enjoy the fantastic views out over the sea. On a beautiful summer day, it is hard to imagine that the sea can also show its teeth - but in the old days the coast at Sandkås was a place where many ships ran into trouble. For example, the transport ship "Den Gyldne Sol" (The Golden Sun), which in 1673 was on its way to Stockholm with a cargo full of copper coins. The ship was caught in a violent storm and went down at Sandkås. It took almost 350 years before the wreck and the treasure were found by divers. Maybe a treasure will also turn up on your trip along the coast?
Allinge - Harbor atmosphere and Mediaval Adventures
At the harbor in Allinge, yachtsmen, cafes and shops create a wonderful harbor atmosphere. Sit down in a cafe and enjoy the holiday with a smile on your face...or maybe the walk has given you an appetite for a delicious lunch? Then visit one of the city's herring smokehouses, which offer plenty of delicious fish dishes.
The coastal path continues out of Allinge to Sandvig and Northern Europe's largest castle: Hammerhus, which was an impregnable fortress in the turbulent Denmark of the Middle Ages. Hammershus was also used as a base for the Baltic Crusades, and many exciting stories await you at the castle. Did you know, for example, that already in the Middle Ages there was public user payment? Of course, you paid yourself if you had to have your head chopped off by the executioner...and there was always advance payment.
Around Hammershus there are also many other attractions - for example the rock formation Kamelhovederne and the old granite quarries, which today have been transformed into beautiful lakes. You can also experience Bornholm from the water side on a boat trip along the coast...and from the water side, Bornholm is if possible even more beautiful than from the land side.
Time travel to the 19th century and bison oxen
South of Sandkås lies Gudhjem, where you can sail to Christiansø, which was Denmark's advanced naval base in the Baltic in the 1800s. The naval base was a thorn in the side of the English, who several times bombarded the island. The cannons are still standing here, and you are almost transported 300 years back in time when you visit the island. Back to the present, try driving inland - for example to Almindingen, which is Denmark's third largest forest, where you have a good chance of seeing some of Europe's last bison. If you play golf, you will love the very special and beautiful golf course in Rø.
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