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We have collected four great reasons why you should visit Bornholm in late summer:
Bornholm’s unique nature offers a Swedish archipelago atmosphere, a hint of Iceland’s rocky landscape and the Danish West Coast’s white sandy beaches – all gathered on one island in the Baltic Sea.
Northern Europe’s largest castle ruin, Hammershus, offers incredible opportunities for running or hiking in the surrounding area. Here you will find, e.g. The Opal Lake, The Quarrymen Path, and the new heather path (Højlyngsstien), which you can follow for 67 km across the island. In the middle of the island, you find Almindingen. You may be lucky enough to see a bison here, and the Ølene Wildlife Reserve offers unique bird and flower life.
Bornholm abounds in lovely berries, mushrooms, and herbs – a true eldorado for those who love to cook from nature’s good ingredients and those who love to visit Bornholm’s delicious restaurants.
Many of the island’s skilled food producers and chefs gather these edible treasures. You can enjoy Bornholm herbs, berries, apples, nuts, and mushrooms when you visit the island’s many eateries or buy food produced on Bornholm.
It is hard to imagine anything cosier than Bornholm in the late summer. The summer’s heat has ensured that the island’s rocks and the Baltic Sea keep the temperature on Bornholm milder than in the rest of Denmark.
A pleasant holiday could very well consist of a visit to some of the island’s local artists. From 10 Sep. – 23 Oct., you can experience world-class handicrafts during Bornholm Craft Weeks, where an extensive and ambitious program shows the diversity of Bornholm’s handicrafts. Bornholm’s Culture Week also invites you to over 100 cultural events over 10 days in September.
What separates Bornholm from the rest of Denmark is that Bornholm is an island. That is why you can only get to Bornholm by plane or ferry, and for many, this is precisely part of the charm and where the holiday begins. You can get cheap tickets to Bornholm in the late summer by ferry from Ystad to Rønne. Here you can get a ticket for a car, incl. 5 passengers from just 99 DKK each way. The sailing time is 1 hour and 20 minutes. The journey time is just three hours from Copenhagen via the Øresund Bridge.
A direct ferry from Sassnitz on Rügen in Germany also sails to Rønne. The sailing trip from Germany takes only 3 hours and 20 minutes, with the modern ferry Hammershus. There are several weekly departures throughout the autumn, and the price here starts at 699 DKK for a car + 5 people.
It is nice to have your car with you and enjoy the freedom, but if you would instead relax on the ferry, several bus companies offer transport from Copenhagen to Bornholm. Read more here.