Outdoor and active holidays on Bornholm

Come to Bornholm to enjoy an active holiday. Bornholm is the best place in Denmark for outdoor activities.

Learn more about the outdoor paradise Bornholm and the many possibilities

Unique outdoor activities on Bornholm

Bornholm’s breathtaking landscape is perfect for all kinds of activities in the great outdoors. Come and try your skills at climbing, surfing, abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking, diving and many other action-packed activities in the open air. All it requires is that you are keen to try something new!

Windsurfing on Bornholm – be borne by the wind

Throw yourself into the fun, find your balance and use the wind to propel you forwards. Windsurfing is a sport which all the family can participate in on Bornholm. Try your skills at windsurfing on Balka beach, the ideal place to learn.

Rock climbing is invigorating

Go climbing in Bornholm’s unique rocky scenery with spectacular views of the sea. Try abseiling at a derelict quarry in one of the island’s fantastic rift valleys. Bornholm is the perfect place for climbing and abseiling. The Bornholm landscape offers a wealth of opportunities for climbing and abseiling, and the uniquely varied geography ensures a truly exciting experience with many different challenges. On Bornholm, it is even possible to climb coastal cliffs above the sea. Or climb in working and disused quarries, in rift valleys, on ice … there is nothing to stop you from climbing and abseiling on Bornholm all year round!

Bornholm – one of the most popular places in Denmark for sea kayaking

To explore skerries without leaving the Danish coast, take a trip around Bornholm in a sea kayak. Bornholm boasts an impressively scenic and varied coastline, in particular the special skerries on the east coast. Hammeren, which is distinguished by the high rocks towering above the sea, always looks impressive, while the sandy beaches and dunes at Dueodde offer a welcome contrast for sea kayakers.

Running on Bornholm

Numerous runs are held on Bornholm throughout the year, so you will certainly be able to find one that matches your wishes and level of fitness. If you are holidaying on Bornholm and want to keep in shape, enter one or more of the exciting runs which are staged on the island. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet many of the Bornholm runners who love getting out into the scenic Bornholm countryside!

Cycling on Bornholm – mountain biking, racing and touring

Travel to Bornholm and enjoy the fantastic terrain on two wheels. Large woods, rift valleys and hills make Bornholm the perfect destination for mountain bikers, racing cyclists and touring cyclists. Bornholm has more than 230 km of signposted bicycle paths which wind their way through forests, along the coastline, down small country roads and mostly far away from other traffic. Bornholm also has two mountain bike routes in Almindingen, one of the largest forests in Denmark.

Bornholm – an angler’s paradise

Bornholm is a true mecca for those who enjoy fishing! Bornholm is the place to go if you want a serious fishing holiday with your friends, but also for families looking to spend a few enjoyable hours together outdoors.

Walks on Bornholm

Come and try the many walks on Bornholm, and discover the island’s magnificent scenery. Bornholm is criss-crossed with paths: rescue paths, forest paths, beach paths and cliff-top paths. Walkers can either choose to walk around Bornholm in one go or divide the island into shorter sections. Whatever, Bornholm offers countless unforgettable walks.

Welcome to an abundance of outdoor activities on Bornholm!

Sea kayaking around Bornholm
Bicycle holiday on Bornholm
Fishing on Bornholm
Surfing on Bornholm
Runs on Bornholm
Climbing and Abseiling on Bornholm
Diving near Bornholm

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Outdoor guides on Bornholm

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Bornholm offers a lot of outdoor events

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Beautiful 55 minute round trip along the rocky coast to Helligdomsklipperne with M/S Thor

Experience the beautiful Bornholm coastline and Helligdomsklipperne from the sea side aboard the old wooden ship M/S Thor, which has sailed along the coast for more than 100 years. Boat trip with a historic wooden ship A boat trip with the historic passenger boat M/S Thor from Gudhjem Harbor along the rocky coast to Helligdomsklipperne is a great experience and very suitable for a cozy family excursion with both young and older children as well as active elderly and pensioners. M/S Thor berths at Liebertsklippen below the Bornholm Art Museum, where we land and pick up passengers before sailing back to Gudhjem. Guided experiences and Viking stories During the boat trip from Gudhjem to Helligdomsklipperne the skipper will tell you about the sights as well as legendary stories from the Viking Age. During the boat trip you will experience a part of the unique Bornholm nature, including Hestestenene, Blod Egil, Stevelen, Røstad beach etc. M/S Thor sails close to the steep cliffs at Helligdommen, such as Den Tørre Ovn, Den Våde Ovn, Lyseklippen, Helligdomsklippen, Sorte Gryde and other places and formations of interest. In the distance we will pass a collection of ancient graves on the beach and a couple of impressive glacial stone blocks on the water’s edge originating from the Ice Age, including one of Denmark’s largest at Salene beach. The art painters and their motifs Helligdomsklipperne are one of the most beautiful inspirational places for the Bornholm art painters, and therefore an often-used motif among art painters with historical connections to Bornholm. Among others the art painters Vilhelm Kyhn and Skagen painter Michael Ancher painted here. The art painters Otto Haslund, Karl Isakson and especially Oluf Høst painted several motives from Gudhjem. When sailing to Gudhjem you will see the very popular motif Bokul from the sea side. Quite often you will also see art painter Kasper Køie painting one of his favorite motives at Nørresand. Hike on the Bornholm coastal trail Many people take a round trip, but you can also sail one way and walk back along the Bornholm coastal trail. During the walk along the coast you may take a break at Dines Lille Maritime Café overlooking the Baltic Sea to Christiansø and Gudhjem. Timetable April 18. to May 5. Departure Gudhjem: 10.30 Departure Helligdommen: 11.00 May 6. to June 30. Departure Gudhjem: 10.30, 11:30 and 13:30 Departure Helligdommen: 11.00, 12:00 og 14:00 Sunset Cruise from Gudhjem Friday and Saturday: 20:00 July 1. to August 11. Departure Gudhjem: 10.30, 11:30 og 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 Departure Helligdommen: 11.00, 12:00 og 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 Sunset Cruise from Gudhjem Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday: 19:00 og 20:00 August 12. to September 15 Departure Gudhjem: 10.30, 11:30 and 13:30 Departure Helligdommen: 11.00, 12:00 and 14:00 Sunset Cruise from Gudhjem Friday and Saturday: 19:00 September 16. to October 18. Departure Gudhjem: 10.30 Departure Helligdommen: 11. ...
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