A Dan­ish is­land getaway in off-sea­son

Lonely Planet (UK) - - In This Issue... -

The first place in Den­mark to see sunrise is the is­land of Born­holm, adrift in the Baltic, closer to Swe­den and Poland. The short yet in­tense sum­mer sea­son is still two months off – catch it now, just af­ter most lo­cal busi­nesses have come out of hi­ber­na­tion. Røgerier (smoke­houses) and ce­ramic art are two claims to fame on an is­land that’s cel­e­brated both for the catch landed in its thatched fish­ing vil­lages and the qual­ity of its light that draws artists to its shores.


Near the is­land’s north­ern tip, Nord­lan­det has ho­tel rooms in pared-back Nordic style (most with sea views) and an equally fine restau­rant (from £145; hotel­nord­lan­det.com). A half-hour pot­tery work­shop at Hjorth’s Fabrik, plus fir­ing and glaz­ing, costs £15 and is avail­able from April (born­holmsmu­seum.dk). Nord­born­holms Røgeri (re­opens late March) is one of the is­land’s best smoke­houses and serves a fish-fo­cused sea­side buf­fet for £23 (nbr.dk). DAT flies to Born­holm from Copen­hagen (from £90; dat.dk), and also from Aal­borg and Bil­lund, all of which have flight con­nec­tions to the UK. The widest choice is via Copen­hagen (from £45; ryanair.com).

CLOCK­WISE FORM TOP LEFT Nord­lan­det ho­tel’s restau­rant; its lounge; the pot­tery at Hjorth’s Fabrik; steps down to the beach from Nord­lan­det

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.