The Baltic Sea island of Bornholm is a destination that inspires seaside stays in coastal villages as well as active holidays in open nature. A small island no more than 40km wide, Bornholm is a unique destination of great variety.

Hammershus Bornholm

Rocky northern coast

A string of historic fishing towns along the rocky northern and eastern coast of Bornholm offer picturesque settings, seaside hotels and seafood experiences. Here you also find woodlands as well as the island’s arts and crafts museum, Bornholm Kunstmuseum. Rappelling and kayaking are among the activities in the northern part of the island. Perched on a rugged cliff by the tip of the island you find Hammershus, one of Scandinavia’s largest castle ruins. Daytrips are available by ferry from the town of Gudhjem to the archipelago of Ærtholmene (Christiansø), a historic naval harbour untouched by time.

Dueodde Dunes

Sandy southern coast

Stretching more than 30km along the southern coast of Bornholm are sandy beaches with dunescapes and coastal woodlands. Here there are holiday homes and open, windswept nature. The white sand is so fine it has been used in earlier times to make hourglasses. Along the beach is also where you find Kadeau Bornholm, a Michelin-starred restaurant in a converted beach house that has helped revive and the island’s gastronomic reputation.

Dotted across the island of Bornholm are family attractions such as the Bornholm Medieval Centre and the Bornholm Butterfly Park – and there is even a forest (Almindingen) with an echo valley and roaming European bison.  

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Cities and towns in Bornholm

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