Shielded from the sea breeze by grassy sand dunes and pine forest, the thatched heritage farm, Strandgaarden (literally, ‘The Beach Farm’) on the island of Læsø offers modern chalet accommodation and gratifying gourmet dining – even the breakfast is homemade and locally sourced. And with horse riding, kayaking and cycling as the island’s main activities, you’ll soon work up a healthy appetite. The restaurant has been headed by such leading Danish chefs as Allan Poulsen (currently at Oslo’s exclusive Bagatelle restaurant) and has gained a reputation as an incubator for some of Denmark’s star culinary talents. Heading the kitchen in 2014 is the team Kent Bursell & Marcel Smed Broman
The hotel also offers family friendly dining areas and is located very close to the island’s award-winning salt spa.