Anholt is a paradise in the middle of Kattegat. It is the nature island that you will never forget halfway between Sweden and Denmark, and the country’s most isolated island society. The unique nature is immensely versatile; it contains flat landscape as well as dunes, dense forest and open desert. The most remarkable nature of the island is The Desert, which consists of dunes and heath areas and is the largest lichen heath in Northern Europe. There is public access to The Desert, which is now subject to careful nature conservancy. A characteristic feature of the island is the large population of spotted seals. A seal sanctuary has been created at Totten, where the seals can be seen at close range from land. The population of Anholt has adapted to the circumstances of island life, and the society works in the same way as it has for several generations.

The about 160 inhabitants are self-sufficient, and the island for example has its own school, post office, doctor and priest.

On Anholt, there is plenty of room to enjoy the sun and take a swim without being crowded along the long stretch of coast, which is about 25 kilometres. The fishing village is also well-attended by yachting enthusiasts, fishing boats and dinghies. There is plenty to explore on the about 22 square kilometres, on foot, mind you, as there is a liberating prohibition against driving on most of the island.

You can stay overnight at Anholt Camping with direct access to the island’s lovely sandy beaches, at a Bed & Breakfast in a charming house or in a holiday apartment in the town of Anholt. Or you can stay at the inn, which is run traditionally with restaurant, café and terrace.  The inn also offers full board. See more at

Opening hours / Date

01/01/2015 - 01/01/2025 Monday - Sunday

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8592 Anholt


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  • Facilities

    • Marked-out routes
    • Lavatory
  • Type

    • Beach
    • Hills
    • Meadow
    • Dune area
    • Forest
    • Island



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