Hasle Smokehouse on Bornholm

Taste authentic island life on Bornholm

Why you really should get to Bornholm immediately

We don't mean to sound so urgent. But Bornholm is just so hot right now! Everyone's talking about this cute little Baltic island of culinary wonders and laid-back island living. You wouldn't want to miss out on that would you?

11 pretty places you should see on Bornholm!

Spoiler alert: All Bornholm's fishing towns and villages are pretty! That says a lot about the laid-back feel of Denmark’s sunshine island. Get inspiration for an island tour of Bornholm’s pretty places and you'll get to know Bornholm’s culinary culture and friendly locals along the way!

Bornholm - An island of everyday culinary heroes

Everyone’s talking about Bornholm, until now one of our best kept secrets! The sunshine island has always drawn Danes, but now the secret’s out, more and more people are tasting Bornholm’s unique island culture. Read on to meet the local food pioneers transforming this foodie destination.

Where exactly is Bornholm?

Despite lying off the coast of Sweden in the Baltic Sea, Bornholm is actually not far from Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. You can fly from here in just 35 mins or drive across our famous disappearing bridge to Sweden and take the ferry from Ystad to Rønne.

Who told you Denmark was flat?!

Bornholm’s not the kind of place to just sit back and watch the boats go by. Well… unless that’s what you fancy of course and then it really is. But for those of you looking for an island adventure, for ways to get Bornholm under your skin and the fresh smell of nature in your face, you need to get out into Bornholm’s spectacular scenery.

Fun ways to explore the island

Rock climbing, kayaking… even diving to shipwrecks! Click here to see the thrilling ways Destination Bornholm recommend you get active. (Photo: @emile.young)

Did you know: Travel + Leisure nominated Bornholm as the world's best island in 2018!

This is Denmark's most dramatic coastline

Get your sturdiest shoes on and explore the cliffs, castle ruins and dramatic coastal rock formations of Bornholm’s northern shore.

Meet the locals making Bornholm a handicraft mecca

In 2017 Bornholm became the first place in Europe to be designated a World Craft Region. At an old merchant’s house turned local gallery in Hasle, you can get up close to the textiles, pottery, art and glassware shaping the island’s vibrant creative culture and head on to meet the makers themselves.

Beautiful things to stuff into your suitcase

Photo: Destination Bornholm

Bits of Bornholm you'll want pictures from

Get a feel for the flow of local life on Bornholm through the lenses of people who've been there!

Is this the world's only Michelin-starred beach shack?

It might well be! This shack turned atmospheric restaurant nestled in the dunes of Bornholm's Dueodde Beach is an island highlight and a place to head if you think you deserve a treat.

Treat yourself at Bornholm's Kadeau

Photo: Marie Louise Munksgaard