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.Trekandtell.dk
Around an hour
2.7 km (round trip)
Relatively difficult. The terrain is hilly and rocky
Suitable for prams and wheelchairs:
In the car park by Sandvig beach
In the car park
Access to water:
In the car park
Asphalt, nature path, rocks and gravel path
A beautiful route, particularly in autumn when the heather-filled cliffs are a sight to behold.
The first part of the route follows the blue route, Hammerknuden Rundt (Round Hammerknuden): Set off at the end of the car park by Sandvig beach and along a wide paved path along the coast to Hammerodde Fyr (Hammer Odde Lighthouse). Then both the blue route and the Salomon Trail, marked with green dots and pictograms, turn down onto the narrow nature trail by the water.
For the next kilometre, follow the path along the coast, which is mainly gravel and rocks, until you reach the ruins of the former Salomon’s Chapel.
The chapel dates back to the 14th century and is located down by a natural harbour. In the Middle Ages, the chapel was used by herring fishermen to bless their catches. The walls of the chapel are still relatively intact and look beautiful against the backdrop of wild sea. A stop here is an absolute must.
You can also go in search of the holy spring next to the chapel. In the Middle Ages, it was said that drinking from the spring would cure you, and for the next 400 years the water was known for its fresh taste.
The trail is easy to follow and you’ll walk in a mix of forest, low vegetation and open rocky areas. The ascent is moderate – a good 20 metres of altitude have to be negotiated from the chapel to the top of the knoll, before descending gently towards the beach at Sandvig.
On this hike, you get a chance to visit the following places:
Dideriks Veranda - cafe and crafts shop - Bornholm. Visit our nice cafe and crafts shop. We serve fresh sandwiches, freshly pressed juice, coffee and cakes. At the same time you can walk around in our shop, where you can buy beautiful crafts and Bornholm delicacies. Enjoy the fantastic view of the Hammeren promontory and Sandvig Harbour, or you can sit in our sunny and fine back garden.
Sandvig IS Kalas and the café Kalas-Kalas is situated just on top of the cliffs at the harbour of Sandvig. Every day we make tasty ice-cream out of ecological milk and local fruits. We also have fresh risted coffee, that you can enjoy while dipping your feet into the water, or just while relaxing on our sun deck with a view to Hammerknuden. At Sandvig Is-Kalas you'll find a special piece of Bornholm...
Ellas Restaurant and Café has more0 than 280 seats, separated in 3 living rooms, 2 gardens and a terrasse. In the ”armory” you can enjoy your meal surrounded by an impressive collection of both modern and antique handarms, such as hunting rifles, muzzleloaders, flint guns, military effetcts, rapiers, daggers and much more.
Bornholm is a paradise for any nature lover. Find more hiking paths below...