Hiking route: The trail at Jons Kapel

A lovely round trip that passes through a rift valley, one that many consider the most beautiful on the island: Blåskinsdalen.

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 km (round trip)
Difficulty level:
Medium. Slightly hilly, with tree roots and fallen trunks across the path in Blåskinsdalen
Suitable for prams and wheelchairs:
By the car park on Jons Kapelvej
In the car park
Access to water:
The public toilets at Jons Kapel car park
Forest path
Special remarks:
Extend the walk with the steep +100 steps down to Jons Kapel.


Map of the route

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

Route description

From the car park, follow the sign to Jons Kapel, the impressive rock cave beneath the free-standing Jons Kirke (Jon’s Church). The route does not go down to Jons Kapel, but follows Kyststien (the Coastal Path) about 400 metres north to a sharp bend. This is the start of the path that will take you to the highlight of the route and one of Bornholm’s most beautiful rift valleys: Blåskinsdalen.

The valley gets its name from the blue anemones that bloom here in spring, but that’s just one of Blåskinsdalen’s many wonders. The forest bed is dotted with ferns, while ivy winds its way up most of the trees, so you feel like you’re walking through a lush and enchanted jungle.

The path itself is narrow and winding, and as nature is not “landscaped”, you will occasionally have to cross or go under a fallen tree trunk. Similarly, look out for tree roots and rocks sticking up from the ground on the path.

At the end of the valley, follow the yellow triangles along the trail back towards the car park at Jons Kapel. Note the impressive stone fence along the trail and allow yourself time to venture into the woods just before the road. Here you’ll find an old stone settlement, which was probably once a thingstead, and is a fine piece of Bornholm cultural history.



Places on the route:

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


Jon's Chapel

Visit Jons Kapel (Jon's Chapel) north of Hasle on Bornholm - a legendary cliff formation on the west coast of Bornholm.

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