Wild Camping - accommodation in a shelter or on a campsite

When you are on Bornholm, you can go wild camping on a couple of primitive campsites or in a shelter hut. But there are some rules.

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Primitive campsites and shelter huts

When you are on Bornholm, you can sleep rough or stay in one of the shelter huts or on the primitive campgsites that are on the island. Bring your own tent – or sleep in the shelters, that typically are nothing more than a hut made of boards with an opening to one side, and lifted above the surrounding ground. There is space for around 5 to 8 persons in each shelter. The campsites can be used for one night at a time – and they are free to use. On the contrary one expects you to clean up after yourself. There is a map with shelter huts on Bornholm further down.

Some campgrounds need to bee booked in advance

Some of the primitive campgrounds need to be booked in andvance, others can be used on first-come-first-serve basis – so be aware, that some campgrounds or shelters can be occupied, when you arrive. The Regional Municipality of Bornholm has a map, where all places are shown. Just klick the link beneath and you’ll be lead over to a more detailed description of location, sanitation and accessibility.
→ PDF map with primitive campgrounds and shelters on Bornholm

Wild Camping on Bornholm is possible – but there is no All Mens Right (Allemandsret) in Denmark

Considering Wild Camping in Denmark – and on Bornholm in particular – there is no Allemandsret (All Mens Right) like in other Nordic Countries. But there are several places on Bornholm, where you still are allowed to encamp in the nature or forest – within the rules of wild camping, issued by the Danish Nature Agency. This an offer to you, but there is only what nature has to give. If you need a toilet or want to have a fire, you are asked to use other campgrounds.

There is one forest on Bornholm, where you are allowed to encamp: Rø Planateg on the northern part of Bornholm. But please stick to → The Rules for Sleeping Outside in Nature, issued by the Danish Nature Agency. The Agency has also published some → “Rules for Camping for the Quiet Forest Hiker”.
See also
→ the homepage udinaturen.dk, where you can find an interactive map over several larger and smaller campsites (choose “Overnatning”, then “fri teltningsområde” and hereafter “stor lejrplads” or “lille lejrplads”).

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