Things to do on a winter holiday for two on Bornholm

Medieval Castle ruins, raw and beautiful nature and silence is what you can experience on Bornholm. You get the chance to see famous arts & crafts. And - Bornholm is also the home of high quality gourmet products that you can taste during your vacation. Welcome to a winter holiday experience in Denmark, that you never had before.

Read our guides to the best winter activities on the island and much more.

Enjoy a winter holiday in Denmark

Bornholm might not be one of the first destinations that will pop up in your mind, when searching for a winter holiday destination in Europe. But the Danish island in the Baltic Sea, with its famous medieval castle ruins, with its unspoiled and unique nature is a perfect place for a winter getaway. You can choose from a large variety of activities – enjoy outdoor sports, a tasty gourmet dinner, famous arts & crafts and real Danish “hygge”.

Here’s what you can do during your holiday

Reykjavík, London, Mallorca – Bornholm has a lot in common with these destinations. You’ll find long sandy beaches with some of the finest sand in Europe, go hiking on coastal paths that lead you through harsh, raw and unspoiled nature and offers you a breathtaking view over the Baltic Sea and the coast of Sweden on top of it – and you can enjoy a tasty gourmet dinner for two in one of Bornholms restaurants. See our guides further down.

Car rental, accommodation, winter holiday packages

Coming to terms with the more practical information around your winter holiday on Bornholm – you can fly to Copenhagen and from there travel by car, bus, ferry or plane to Bornholm. There are several car rental offices on the island. Some of the hotels on the island also offer winter holiday packages and will also give you hints and ideas for what to do on Bornholm.

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Our guide to winter open attractions

"Yes, we're open" - even in winter Bornholm tempts with open attractions and cosy experiences that you can visit. How about visiting Bornholms medieval castle ruins, winter bathing for the really tough ones in the harbour of Hasle or enjoying the view from a 70 m high tower at Dueodde? You can also attend several concerts with both classical and modern music. Furthermore the Bornholm winter countryside invites you to a large variety of outdoor activities. Here is a selection of winter open attractions on the island:

Bornholm is home to gourmet and high quality ingredients

Would you like to treat yourself with a tasty winter menu – then you have come to the right destination. On Bornholm you have the chance to taste a lot of high quality foods. Whether you want to prepare a romantic “Dinner for two” from ingredients that are produced here on the island – or you want to enjoy a meal in one of Bornholms many gourmet restaurants – you’ll have both on the the island.

Torvehal Bornholm – the Bornholm food market

Pay also a visit to Bornholms beautiful Market Hall, that opened in summer 2017. Here in the old abbatoir of Rønne, you’ll find a large variety of raw materials from Bornholm as well as other Bornholm produced foods. The Market Hall Torvehal Bornholm is open all year on selected week days.

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Gourmet on Bornholm
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Torvehal Bornholm

Our guide to winter open cafés and restaurants

If you want to enjoy a tasty meal or just a good cup of coffee and maybe a piece of cake, that is handmade from locally produced ingredients - you'll find a selection of winter open eateries here:
Arts and Crafts on Bornholm

Here's our shopping guide to Bornholm

Bornholm offers a lot of shops and butiques that are open all year. The island is also the first and only European World Craft Region named by the World Craft Council WCC so far. And with its ceramicists and other craftsmen and other stores, the island is definitely worth a shopping tour during your winter holiday on Bornholm. Find a small selection of winter open shops and galleries here:

Our guide to your accommodation on Bornholm

When you experience Bornholm on a winter holiday, you'll need a place to sleep. Several hotels and other guesthouses are open all year. Here you'll have a first selection:
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What to do in winter
- our guide to events

Bornholm offers a rich variety of culture and events all year. Here is a small selection of events and activities that you can attend this winter:
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