Hiking route: The Coastal Path leg 6 – Snogebæk to Boderne

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 six from Snogebæk to Boderne.


5-6 hours
20 km
Difficulty level:
Easy to medium
Suitable for prams and wheelchairs:
Near Snogebæk Røgeri (Snogebæk Smokehouse) in Snogebæk and in the car park near the harbour in Boderne
At the harbour in Snogebæk, at the car park in Dueodde, at Jomfrugård, at Østre Sømark Harbour, at Egilsholm, at the harbour in Boderne
Access to water:
The public toilets along the route
Mainly beach, but also forest path in coniferous forest, trails and a few paved roads. Flat
Special remarks:
As well as the almost tropical beach of Dueodde, the geographical hub at Slusegaarden Vandmølle (Watermill) is an obvious stop, as is the Cold War experience centre, Bornholmertårnet (the Bornholm Tower) at Dueodde.


Map of the route

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

Route description

Beach, beach and more beach, pine forest and the military training area. This stage involves hiking along wide white beaches along Bornholm’s southern coast, through pine forests along the beach and a fascinating walk in military terrain.

Follow the main road from the harbour in Snogebæk and turn left onto Turistvej (look out for the Kyststien sign) and follow it until you reach Dueodde Beach, which is Kyststien for the next few kilometres.

Dueodde Beach


Take a detour to Dueodde Fyr – Europe’s tallest lighthouse at 47 metres – but otherwise stay on the beach for about 6 km until Kyststien’s signs lead you up between the dunes to Slusegård Vandmølle. Here you’ll also pass the geographical junction where the 15th east longitude and the 55th north latitude cross – marked by a distinctive tile in the ground.

Shortly after you reach the cosy little harbour Østre Sømark, after which you are led down to the beach again until you reach the military training area of Raghammer Skydeterræn.


Follow the route through the pine plantation, and turn left along the gravel road on the other side – then you go straight into Boderne and have to turn left down towards the small cosy 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:


Snogebæk Smokehouse

Snogebæk Smokehouse is a smokehouse as well as a shop, where you can order all the delicious smoked food and other Bornholm specialties.


Sørens Værtshus

Live music and raw cosyness in Snogebæk - when you come to the idyllic fishing village Snogebæk on southern Bornholm, you absolutely should pay a visit to Sørens Værtshus (Sørens Pub). Or just to "Sørens", as the locals say.


Bech Chokolade Snogebæk

When you come to Snogebæk, you'll find Bech Chocolate at the middle of the main road with a beautiful view over the harbour and the sea.


Bornholmertårnet - The Bornholm Tower

The Bornholm tower is an Exploratorium by Dueodde, where the Danish Intelligence Service´s former listening post now is open to the public.


Boderne Harbour

Visit the lovely harbour with the charming fishing cabins on the southern coast of Bornholm.

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