Hiking route: Paradisbakkerne (Paradise Hills) – Red route

A lovely short and easy route past the biggest rock on the island and the beautiful Grydesø (Pot Lake) in Paradisbakkerne.

Gitte Holtze

Hiker and outdoor freak as well as journalist, lecturer and author of "jeg lever" about Gitte's hike along the Pacific Crest Trail and "Gå langt", a guidebook to long hikes.


One hour
Approximately 3 kilometres (round trip)
Difficulty level:
Suitable for prams and wheelchairs:
At Klintebygård or at Oksemyrevejen
In the car park at Klintebygård
Access to water:
In the toilets at the Klintebygård car park
Forest path/road, cliff
Special remarks:
Rokkestenen (the Rocking Stone) in Paradisbakkerne CAN actually be rocked!



Map of the route

Below you can download a pdf with an A4 map of the route.

Route description

Shortly after the start of the car park by Klintebygård, the route turns left into the forest and you pass Fjeldstauan, Denmark’s first hostel, which is now a private summer cottage.

Then you reach a gently sloping valley in the forest, in the middle of which is Rokkestenen, Bornholm’s largest of the many erratic boulders that the ice cap transported to this particular spot. It weighs about 35 tonnes and measures 4 metres on one side, 2 on the other and is 3 metres high. And you can rock it back and forth, if you do it right.

The Rocking Stone in Paradise Hills

From Rokkestenen, the route bends sharply to the left (keep an eye on the signs – it can get a little confusing once Rokkestenen has stolen all your attention) and you emerge briefly from the forest and onto a cliff overlooking Grydesøen (Pot Lake), a beautiful lake surrounded by dense forest.

It is possible to take a short detour down to the lake.

Follow the path to the right around Grydesøen. It is well signposted, so just follow the red circles and continue the last kilometre towards the car park along a relatively wide forest road.


Places on the route:

On this hike, you get a chance to visit the following places:


Rocking Stone in Paradise Hills

Three rocking boulders exist on Bornholm. The rocking stone in the Paradise Hills is the biggest one.

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