Condé Nast Traveler: Bornholm voted as #2 top island in Europe

The world's leading travelling magazine has named Bornholm as number 2 among top islands in Europe.

Bornholm is among the readers’ favourite islands

More than 600,000 of the travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler’s readers worldwide have voted for their favourite travel destinations. Denmark’s sunshine island in the Baltic Sea has been voted number 2 among “Top Islands in Europe” 2019.

The magazine has previously named Bornholm as one of the best places in the world, to travel to in June. And also being one of the best places to go to on a day trip from Copenhagen.

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Why Condé Nast Traveler is so fascinated with Bornholm

A favourite sunny escape for both Danes and tourists, the island is situated in the Baltic just east of Copenhagen and south of Sweden.

You got everything on one small island

On Bornholm, you can have the classic summer-relaxation-holiday at the seaside, Europe’s finest sandy beaches and crystal clear water. But there is more:

Bornholm is worth a visit all year

Bornholm is one of Denmark’s best outdoor destinations. And the island is also known for its high-quality arts and crafts, as well as sublime and high-class food experiences – which you can visit not just during summer, but all year.

Untouched nature and historic sights

Walking in the island’s untouched nature with beautiful rift valleys and raw, rocky cliffs is both relaxing and refreshing. Exciting attractions and sights within a short distance illustrate the island’s history. Northern Europe’s largest castle ruin Hammershus or the four unique round churches are only a few examples.


A man from behind on a mountainbike, who is biking on a trail in Almindingen Forest on Bornholm

Bornholm is one of Denmarks top outdoor destinations

Raw rocky cliffs, large forests and exciting coast parts make Bornholm one of Denmark’s absolute best outdoor destinations. Go for activities like sea kayaking, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, cliff climbing and much more.


A handmade plate with a really delicious meal

Michelin-restaurant and delicious locally produced food

Locally produced high-quality food and tasty delicacies, as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant, introduced Bornholm to gourmet lovers and foodies.


A large glas plate that has a corn pattern on it

Unique crafts: Bornholm is World Craft Region

Because of the high quality of the island’s arts and crafts, Bornholm has been awarded the prestigious title “World Craft Region”. There is a long tradition within ceramics and glasswork.

An high-speed ferry that leaves the harbour of Rønne on Bornholm

Short and easy: How to travel to Bornholm

Europes #2 holiday-island Bornholm is closer than you think: Fly with Danish airline DAT from DKK 299. It takes 35 minutes from Copenhagen Airport. Hop on Bornholmslinjens high-speed ferries from 99 DKK. They connect Ystad in Southern Sweden with the island in the Baltic within 80 minutes.

Take Bornholmslinjens ferries to Bornholm
Fly to Bornholm with DAT


Picture of the cosy Stammershalle Badehotel that is situated right at the seaside.

Accommodation for everyone

Bornholm has accommodation for all preferences. Hotel or guesthouse, summer house or apartment, camping site or shelter, hostel or tent – on Bornholm you can book all kinds of accommodation.

Find your accommodation on Bornholm here


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