The Ringkøbing Fjord area, on the east side of the fjord, is a region that is characterised by its many holiday homes: from Bork Havn in the south, Hemmet Strand and Skaven in the centre, to Stauning in the north. It is situated in what is known as the "Nature's Kingdom", in what is Denmark's largest municipality. With its 300 sq. km., at 30 km. long and 8 km. wide, Ringkøbing Fjord is the largest of the inland West Jutland fjords. It is shielded from the North Sea by the narrow, long spit - Holmsland Klit - and connects to the North Sea at Hvide Sande via a lock.
Stay in a holiday home near scenic Ringkøbing Fjord
A visit to Skjern Ådal with its bird observation tower,
picnic area and footpaths is a must. Ringkøbing Fjord is an
incredibly beautiful, unspoiled area, surrounded by large
salt marshes. The fjord has been to important to fishermen
who have benefitted
from the rich fjord's rich animal
and bird life down through the years. Today, Ringkøbing
Fjord contains some of
Denmark's most important areas for birds, which is why large
the area are protected (the Tipperne Reserve). Værnegene and
the Tipperne Reserve provide
resting/foraging areas for large
numbers of waders and migratory birds.
The area is a "refuge" for animal and bird life, and
restrictions are, therefore,
imposed on us humans, both in terms of
our means of transport and visiting times. Here, just for
things are run on the animals' / birds' terms. Efforts are
being made to
to preserve the area in a hectic world where everything is
Attractions and sights to visit along Ringkøbing Fjord
Near Skjern Reberbaner, you can watch the rope maker making ropes for ships, church bells and horse-drawn carriages.
Stauning Whisky is famous at home and abroad for their single malt whiskey production.
Bundsbæk Mill is an old, beautifully restored watermill.
Bork Vikinghavn is idyllically situated by the river that flows into Ringkøbing Fjord. Houses and ships are built as they were in the Viking Age. Here, you can meet craftsmen and housewives going about their daily chores. Various meetings are also held here.
Bork Havn Surf Center is Denmark's best surfing school and also has a host of facilities for lots of cool watersport activities.
Dejbjerg Golf Club in Skjern has an 18-hole course, as well as a shorter 6- hole Pay & Play course.
At Ringkøbing Museum, you can read all about the reconstructed German bunker, "Kryle" that can now be visited at the museum after having been forgotten for 60 years. Ready to explore.... The town of Ringkøbing is one of the oldest and best-preserved shopping towns in Denmark. In addition to its pleasant streets and many charms, there are plenty of good places to shop and a wide variety of cultural experiences to enjoy, especially in the summer.
The Bork Festival is held in week 31. This proud tradition started in 1979 when it featured modern, popular music to sing along to. Book your rental house early if you want to join in. Second-hand market in the Luggage Hall in Bork Havn, every Sunday morning in May and August.
Stay in a holiday home near scenic Ringkøbing Fjord
DanCenter holiday home rentals has a large selection of holiday homes near Ringkøbing Fjord. In Bork Havn, Skaven and Stauning, the authentic harbour environments have been preserved and the focus is very much on the maritime atmosphere. Discover the harbour in Bork, where commercial fishermen tie up at the quayside and sell freshly caught flounder and plaice. The present meets the past here at the harbour on each era's terms. At the drying area, the nets and traps are dried by the fresh air. The harbour's history is conveyed interestingly through posters and old fishing gear displayed in the newly built fishing lodge on the quay. A holiday here should include a visit to the port of Bork. Hemmet Strand, a holiday home area, in a beautiful location right beside Hemmet Beach. Many of the holiday homes here are situated in a hilly, wooded area with paths leading to the lovely beach. At Skaven, you can watch the ferries cross Skjern Å (Creek) and, at Stauning, you can visit the Danish Aircraft Museum.
Physical activities - Ringkøbing Fjord
Along the west side of the fjord, lie some of Denmark's
best beaches. Here, you can enjoy a day out by the North Sea
to the full. South of Ringkøbing Fjord is Blåbjerg
Dune Plantation, where you'll find Denmark's highest dune at
metres. The plantation is a mix of woodland and heathland,
the obvious choice of you're looking for a place to hike or
enjoy a bike ride,
particularly on a mountain bike, which is recommended.
Incidentally, there are bike paths/cycle routes to and
the fjord (105 km.). Nearby: Nebel Rail Bikes. Try your hand
at riding a rail bikes on the abandoned railroad.
The west coast of Jutland is characterized by the North Sea
- or Vesterhavet, as the Danes call it. The skies are wide
in this part of Denmark, there's plenty of
salt water spray, beaches that go on and on, and impressive
The Limfjord countryside to the north is gentler, hilly and
small sounds, inlets and broads.
Sheltered behind the dunes of the west coast, there are huge
plantations, and on
the central Jutland moors, wide open meadows of heather.
Skallingen, north of Esbjerg, is where the Wadden Sea
begins with its
characteristic tides and flat marshlands.
Along most of the west coast, there are long, wide beaches
with fine white sand and large expanses of dunes. The sea
here can be
violent. In the Limfjord, the water is calmer and this is
where you'll find many
The destinations around Ringkøbing Fjord
- to name just a few. Bork Havn , Hvide Sande and Søndervig - the unique area where the fjord meets the sea. Holmsland Klit is the long, narrow sand spit that shields Ringkøbing Fjord from the North Sea. Holmsland Klit is about 40 km long and 1-2 km wide. High dunes, beds of heather
and lush meadows characterise this unique area between
the North Sea and
Ringkøbing Fjord. A little further to the north are large,
in tranquil surroundings near the dunes and forests, the
type of scenery that
Vedersø and Husby are known for. From the 40 meter high
cliff at Bovbjerg,
there is a fantastic view of the sea and the countryside.
Denmark's westernmost point
Blåvandshuk is westernmost point. From here, you can see
Horns Rev Offshore Wind Farm - one of the world's largest
wind turbine parks. Blåvand Lighthouse is one of several
dotted along the
the west coast. In the area around the lighthouse, there are
50 bunkers, which
are the remains of a fortification from World War II. What's
not only here, but also all along the west coast, you can
see the remains
Denmark's largest expanse of dunes
The large expanses of dune along the west coast are the
largest in Denmark and
the sea views here are endless. The inland plantations offer
many opportunities to enjoy
nature to the full; in Klosterhede Plantation south of
you may spot a beaver, and in the plantations at Blåbjerg
Oksbøl, you'll find Denmark's largest population of wild
The narrow, spit at Holmsland Klit not only has long
beaches, it is also a beautiful, protected nature reserve.
Near Skjern Å (or Creek) and in
the unique surroundings nearby, you may be lucky enough to
run into an otter or
even catch a salmon in the creek.
Shortly after booking holiday accommodation through
DanCenter you will receive your booking confirmation. This
confirmation constitutes your rental agreement
containing all necessary information. On the first page you
will find information about the addresses of your holiday
home and the key pick up place, as well as a directions on
how to find the house. On the following pages you will
find the invoice for the stay you have booked complete with
transfer order/inpayment form, stating the due dates.
On arrival at the key pick up point, you will be asked to
present your rental agreement whereupon you will be handed
your key as well as an electricity-envelope on which the
meter readings of all consumption dependant expenses
(electricity, heating, water, etc.) are to be
noted upon arrival as well as departure.
Time of arrival
Arrival can take place from 4 p.m. on the day the rental
Arrival outside opening hours
If you can not reach your destination until eg. late
evening, our local offices will be closed. Therefore please
contact us in time to make arrangements with regards to the
key and the deposit. The contact information of the local
office can be found on your rental agreement or under the
menu Kontakt on
All holiday homes are equipped with all kitchen utensils,
duvets and pillows necessary for the maximum amount of
persons, which the house can room. Bed linen, dish cloths,
table cloths etc. can be rented at the local office or
online, if you prefer not to bring these items yourselves.
When you book a baby cot, please note that we can not
guarantee space for the cot in the master bedroom. If the
house description say there is a cot in the house and you
only need one, booking is unnecessary.
You can also book delivery of the extras you rent. This way
you do not need to drive several times between the holiday
home and local office.
Please note that in high season, extras might be sold out.
Therefore we recommend you to always book extras and final
cleaning when booking your holiday home.
What is a cleaning audit charge?
We charge customers a small cleaning audit fee to prepare the room for the next guest, even as some outgoing guests prefer to clean the room themselves. Are such guests still required to pay a cleaning charge? Yes. Please let us explain.
While we appreciate guests cleaning the room themselves, we nonetheless conduct an audit to ensure that the room is in excellent shape. The cleaning audit fee we levy is for the time and effort involved in checking that our cleaning standards have been met, so that we can provide our customers with the best experience.
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