Hiking route: The Coastal Path leg 3 – Sandvig to Gudhjem

Approximately 120 kilometres of beautiful and varied hiking around the entire island: From the beaches in the south to the cliffs in the north. The walk can be done as a multi-day hike, but is also ideal for shorter legs. This is the hike for anyone who really wants to get Bornholm under their skin, and under their hiking boots.

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.

We have chosen to divide the coastal path into seven legs. This article describes leg tree from Sandvig to Gudhjem.


5 hours
19 km
Difficulty level:
Medium to Helligdomsklipperne, medium to challenging to Gudhjem
Suitable for prams and wheelchairs:
If you only want to walk this leg, park at the car park at Sandvig beach and at the harbour in Gudhjem (payment required)
At the harbour in Sandvig, in Allinge, in Tejn, at Bornholms Kunstmuseum by Helligdomsklipperne, and in Gudhjem
Access to water:
The public toilets in Sandvig, Allinge, Tejn, Bornholms Kunstmuseum and in Gudhjem
Paved road to Tejn, hilly gravel path and forest path to Gudhjem
Special remarks:
Bornholms Kunstmuseum (Bornholm’s Art Museum) at Helligdomsklipperne (Sanctuary Cliffs) is worth a stop, and don’t miss the detour down the steps to the special rock formations that are Helligdomsklipperne – including the Sorte Gryde (Black Pot cave). In addition, both Allinge and the beautiful coastal town of Gudhjem have several good cafés and restaurants for your next hiking break.


Map of the route

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

Route description

The dramatic cliffs of Helligdom, the pretty coastal town of Gudhjem, and a path that winds along both a beautiful beach and between rock formations are some of the ingredients of this leg.

Follow Strandvejen towards Allinge and keep left around the harbour and past Nordbornholms Røgeri (Smokehouse) until you reach the pleasant path past the beaches and small rock formations along the coast southwards to Sandkaas and Tejn.

Sandkaas Beach


From here, you’ll head up the road for a few kilometres, past the Stammershalle Badehotel and other hotels, before the signs take you back down into the forest towards Helligdomsklipperne.


Kyststien follows the narrow path through the forest high above the rock formations, but take some time to walk down and see them from below, as they are quite spectacular. Continue along one of the highlights of Kyststien: the stretch from here to Gudhjem.

The 8 kilometres include both ascents and descents, idyllic fields, deep forests, a narrow path right down to the beach and the last kilometres from Salene Bugt with a lovely view of Gudhjem.

When you reach the paved road at Nørresand, turn left towards Gudhjem town centre and the harbour.

The Coastal Path 7 hiking stages:

Leg 1 – Rønne – Hasle

Leg 2 – Hasle – Sandvig

Leg 3 – Sandvig – Gudhjem

Leg 4 – Gudhjem – Svaneke

Leg 5 – Svaneke – Snogebæk

Leg 6 – Snogebæk – Boderne

Leg 7 – Boderne – Rønne


Places on the route:

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


Sandvig beach

Sandvig beach is the most northerly beach of Bornholm.


Dideriks Veranda

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.


Sandvig IS Kalas

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.


Allinge Harbour

Visit the popular Allinge Harbour beautifully situated on the northern coast of Bornholm.


Nordbornholms Smokehouse

Enjoy delicious smoked delicacies at Nordbornholms Smokehouse in Allinge.


Tejn Harbour

On the northern coast of Bornholm you can find Tejn Harbour – host of the annual Trolling Master Bornholm.


Stammershalle Badehotel

Stay at Stammershalle Badehotel and eat at our restaurant.


Sanctuary Cliffs - Helligdomsklipperne

The Helligdomsklipperne (Sanctuary Cliffs) sits along the rocky coast between Tejn and Gudhjem, and are considered to be one of the most important landmarks not only of Bornholm, but in the whole Denmark.


The Art Museum of Bornholm

The Art Museum of Bornholm is situated above the Sanctuary Rocks (Helligdomsklipperne) about six kilometres north-west of Gudhjem – in one of the most stunning and spectacular landscapes in Denmark.


Gudhjem Harbour

Gudhjem’s main harbour is of the authentic Bornholm variety: blasted out of the granite horst jutting up from the coast towards Bokuld and giving the harbour and village an unusual Mediterranean atmosphere.

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