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Are you dreaming of white sandy beaches, dramatic rock formations , scenic nature, cosy ports, cultural delights and world-class goutmet experiences? The a holiday home on Bornholm is the perfect destination for you and your family. Bornholm is just 90 minutes sailing from Sweden and you will buses and trains going from Copenhagen to Ystad in Sweden, from where you take the ferry to Bornholm. The small size of the island means it it easy to cross the island either by car og even bike, not matter where your holiday home is located.
Besides the fact that it is easy and affordable traveling to Bornholm, there are lots of other reasons for Bornholm being so popular. Bornholm offers experiences that are quite unique - for kids and grown-ups alike. No matter where on Bornholm you find a holidy home, yiu will have access to lots of beautiful nature experiences and lots of interesting sights. From everything from sports events to politics to music festivals. Try e.g. the mountain run, BornFondo, in May, the political meeting in Allinge in June and the Wonderfestivall in August. Furthermore, you will also find the amusementpark Brændegårdshaven in Svenek and 3 scenic golf courses in Dueodde, Rø and Rønne.
The Pearl of the Baltic, the Sunshine Island and the Rock Island - Bornholm has a lot of flattering names. There is a reason to why Bornholm is called the Sunshine Island - there are 85 more hours of sunshine on Bornholm than in the rest of Denmark. And that is not the only national record, Bornholm holds. On Bornholm you will find the highest waterfall (Døndalen), the deepest cave (Sorte Gryde), Denmark's biggest round church (Østerlars Rundkirke), Denmark's biggest rock engravings (Madseløkke), Denmark's oldest post mill (Bechs Mølle), Denmark's longest cableway (at the Opal Lake) and Denmark's only mountain lake (Hammersø) just to name a few.
The nature of Bornholm is unique in Danish, and it offers lots of experiences and activities for both children and adults. Here you will find large forest areas, white sandy beaches, open landscapes, dramatic rock formations and not least plenty of sea view. A holiday home on Bornholm is therefore a perfect base if you are looking for unique and magnificent nature experiences. In the middle of the island you will find Denmark's fifth largest forest, Almindingen, where you can be lucky to see a real European bison. Almindingen also offers the great ravine Ekkodalen, the 162 meter high viewpoint Rytterknægten and the 35 tons heavy Rokkestenen. The latter is a walking block from the Ice Age and one among more than 175 walking blocks on Bornholm. In the eastern part of Almindingen you will find Paradibakkerne with a large network of hiking trails. The Paradisbakkerne are rich in flora and fauna and has a number of rare toads and reptile. In Gudhjem on the northern part of the island you will find the Døndalen, which - in addition to a beautiful nature, offers nothing less than Denmark's highest waterfall with a drop of about 20 metres!
Bornholm offers a large selection of beautiful white sandy beaches. Visit, for example, the spectacular Dueodde beach, or take a trip to Sandvig, Balka, Arnager or Sorthat. Not far from the coast of Hasle on the west side of the island you will find the lakes Smaragdsøen, Rubinsøen, Pyritsøen and Safirsøen, whose names refer to the color of the lakes' shiny surfaces. The lakes have arisen as a result of clay and coal mining, and they are today a favorite tourist destination, especially for anglers. Not all of Bornholm's shores are sandy beaches. On the coastline between Tejn and Gudhjem on the northeastern part of the island you will find the Helligdomsklipperne. The, up to 20 meters high granite columns, are named after a sacred source from ancient times originating here. Here you can also explore the Sorte Gryde; a narrow cave that stretches 60 metres into Bornholm subsurface. Remember your flashlight!
Bornholm and the small islands called Ertholmene are the easternmost islands of Denmark. You will find Bornholm in the middle of the Baltic Sea, and this is the only part of Skåne (southern Sweden) left on Danish hands. Thanks to its location Bornholm is a very sunny island with a clear and special light that attracts many artists.
You often hear that Bornholm and its nature reflects all of Denmark as it is hilly and green with rich plough-land and a huge forest. Bornholm is also the only place in Denmark where you will find dramatic cliffs, and on the southern coast there is a large, white sandy beach.
The bedrock lies very close to ground surface, and especially in the northern part of the island there are dramatic groups of cliffs along the coast, like for instance Løvehovederne and Jons Kapel between Hammerknuden and Hasle and the tall Helligdomsklipper rising from the sea (up to 22 metres) between Tejn and Gudhjem.
Hammerknuden is located in the northernmost part of Bornholm consisting in one big group of rocks descending sheer to the sea. On top you will find the huge Hammershus Slotruin (castle ruins) and south of this the biggest lake of Bornholm called Hammersø. They quarried granite at Hammeren until the nineteenseventies but today the quarries have been closed, and the area has been transformed into a nature area with two artificial lakes – Opalsøen and Krystalsøen.
Along the coast and in the middle of the island there are small and big rift valleys, and the open grottoes, the socalled ovens, are found near Jons Kapel and Helligdomsklipperne among other places.
Almindingen is one the largest forests in Denmark, and here you will find the biggest rift valley called Ekkodalen (Echo Valley) and the highest point of the island called Rytterknægten (162 metres). Paradisbakkerne (Paradise hills) are a unique forest with moors and a lot of rift valleys in the hilly, rocky landscape.
Dueodde Strand is in the southern part of Bornholm – this is the biggest sandy beach of the island with sand of a so fine quality that it was used for hour glasses in the old days. There is also a lot of rather small beaches in Bornholm – and from many of them you can go swimming directly from the cliffs.