The coastal path: From Boderne to Rønne

If you have walked the coastal path 'clockwise', you will soon be at the finish line. In this section, you will walk along sandy beaches and steep cliffs, but you will also pass through beautiful forests and cosy cottage areas along the way

Helpful information regarding the trip

This is one of the medium-length sections of the coastal path. The terrain is varied, with the most significant elevation variations approximately halfway through the route. You will walk through many smaller coastal towns and experience impressive natural phenomena (which may also be some of Bornholm’s slightly more unknown nature).

Here you’ll get the essential information about the coastal path section from Boderne to Rønne:

The Route

Boderne – Læså – Risebæk – Sose – Arnager – Bornholms Lufthavn – Stampen – Galløkken – Rønne Havn – Bornholms Velkomstcenter

Length and degree of difficulty

Boderne – Arnager, ca. 9,5 km. (Hard)
Arnager – Galløkken, ca. 6,5 km. (Medium)
Galløkken – Rønne Havn, ca. 3 km. (Easy)
I alt en strækning på ca. 19 km.

From start to finish

The trip starts at Boderne Havn and ends at Bornholm’s Visitor centre at Rønne Harbour. The trip lasts approx. 4 hours.


NOTE: The map service, Komoot, currently does not support unmarked routes which involve parts of the coastal path. Therefore, parts of this route are (so far) incorrect on the above map. Instead, follow the signs and route descriptions further down this page.

Directions and tips

This part of the coastal path is approx. 19 km long, and it is possible to divide it into subsections. The terrain on the southern part of Bornholm is flat compared to the northern region and the rocky coast, but this section still takes you up and down slopes and dunes. On a large part of the route, you’ll walk along the beach, with a beautiful view over the Baltic Sea. In several places along or near the route, it is possible to stay in public shelters.

Below, you will find directions to and from the different sights, as well as some tips and notes.
Furthermore, you can click on the pictures to get information about the sights.

Below is the route description and the attractions you will encounter on your way:



From Boderne Harbour, you start by walking west along the beach, after which you will quickly encounter the outlet of the stream, Læsåen. Further up the creek, a bridge will lead you across. Continue west, and soon you’ll see a landscape dominated by sandy cliffsides. You can walk on top of the cliffside, but it is by far the easiest to walk on the beach. Continue in the same direction for a few kilometres, and soon you reach the river outlet of the stream called Risebækken. Follow the stream to find the beautiful waterfall surrounded by slate rock. – The waterfall is sometimes called “The red waterfall” because the stream is sometimes completely red due to ochre deposits in the slate. Soon you’ll be at Sose Bay, and to reach Sose Odde, you have to follow the sign that leads you up the slope to the path you need to follow.

TIP: On a Decembers night in 1678, one of the worst maritime disasters in Danish history took place off Sose Bay. 19 out of 24 ships were wrecked when caught in a nasty storm and ran aground at Sose Reef. It was a Swedish convoy sailing from Pomerania to Sweden at the beginning of the Scanian War. There were about 4,000 people on board, a large proportion of whom were women and children. It is unknown exactly how many perished, but a large proportion of the shipwrecked drowned or later died of frostbite. You can see parts from the wrecks at Bornholms Museum in Rønne, and even today, ship wreckage is still washing up on the beach, over 300 years later.



From the slope of Sose Odde, you follow the path through the forest. Again, you can walk on the slopes or follow the beach. However, it is impossible to walk on the beach much further when reaching the shelter site. To get back on track, follow the stairs and continue on the path until you reach Arnager.

NOTE: The shelter site shortly before Arnager is public, and you can stay overnight if it is available. At Arnager Harbour, you will also find public restrooms.


Bornholms Lufthavn

If the water is shallow, you could continue to walk on the beach. Be aware that the beach is narrow. When you reach the end of the airport area, turn back into the land and into the private holiday home area, called Stampen. If you want to continue the coastal path route instead, you should go north past Arnager Smokehouse, where you’ll find the path that runs parallel with the airport’s fencing. Soon you’ll reach Stampen. Stampen is a secluded cottage area, but you can walk along the main road (Stampen 1), which starts where the path along the airport ends. You follow the road up to the main road Søndre Ringvej, where you can turn left into the forest. Follow the forest path until you reach Strandvejen, walk along the road until you have passed Fredensborg Badehotel. Continue on the forest path, and after a while, make a left turn and follow the steep path towards the beach.


Stampen og Galløkken

You are now at the southern end of Galløkken; it is advisable to follow the path along the slope. There are many paths on Galløkken, and you can easily choose another path. If you follow one of the paths along the coast, you end up at Rønne Harbour.

TIP: If you want the last walk in nature, instead of walking around in the city, you can walk in the nature area called Den Grønne Ring (the green ring). To get there, you have to follow the signs from Fredensborg Badehotel. Den Grønne Ring is a cohesive signposted nature area that surrounds Rønne and ends at Nordskovens Camping. The route is approx.—8 km.



Follow the Harbour towards the north till you reach Nordre Kystvej and Bornholm’s Visitor Centre.

NOTE: Please note that there are no signs for the coastal path inside the city. In Rønne, you will find everything your heart desires from restaurants, hotels and shops, and there is access to public restrooms in several locations, E.g., at Sct. Mortensgade and at Nørrekås Marina. Maybe the legs need a much-needed rest?

App: Bornholm - The official travel guide Til iOS

With this app, published by Destination Bornholm you will get everything you need to know about Bornholm. In the app, you will also find helpful tips about accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and transport on your way along the coastal trail.


Literature about the coastal path on Bornholm

If you would like more information or map material for the coastal path on Bornholm, we recommend two books, both of which can be purchased in our webshop or at the tourist information on the island.

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