A Holiday on Bornholm - Adventures for the Whole Family
When you are searching for a vacation destination that is charming, beautiful and packed with fun for the entire family, look no further than Bornholm in Denmark.
This stunning Danish island in the Baltic Sea is located off the southern coast of Sweden. At only 227 square miles and home to just under 40,000, it’s ideal for those seeking a less-crowded locale.
Whether your family is into nature, adventure or just relaxing, Bornholm has something to please everyone. June-August enjoy the best temperatures with daily highs between 65 and 70°F. Averaging only about 1.8” of rain per month all year round, planning outdoor activities is relatively risk-free.
Take in the natural splendor of Bornholm on one of its many mountain bike tracks or stop by Hesthavens Boat Rental and spend a day on the water. If you plan to visit when Bornholm has snow, Ski Hill offers 2296 ft. of slopes, including a children’s slope and two ski lifts.
Summers in Bornholm are an excellent time for zip lining over Oval Lake, a former rock quarry with an interesting history. Anyone (over the age of six) craving an adrenaline rush can soar over this picturesque lake on a line 951 feet long and a towering 157 feet tall. You’ll feel as free as a bird gliding through the air at speeds up to 37mph!
BornPark Minigolf is the largest minigolf park in Northern Europe. Its 18 holes are designed as caricatures of Bornholm attractions. Adults and kids alike will enjoy conquering the course while learning something about Bornholm at every hole.
If you happen to encounter a little rain on your vacation, there’s no need to hunker down in your holiday home on Bornholm. There is plenty to keep you entertained rain or shine.
A perfect way to spend a rainy day is to surround yourself with the beauty of the Bornholm Butterfly Park. This unique indoor experience allows visitors to see more than 1000 species of butterflies up close and personal as they fly freely among the guests. This park is also home to parrots and a bevy of tropical birds that also roam freely. The butterfly house includes lakes, waterfalls and large plants to give the guests the feeling of being enveloped by nature. The littlest of your clan will love the tropical fish and the rabbit petting area!
Of course, a holiday on Bornholm would not be complete without a visit to its most famous beach, Dueodde. Boasting ultra-fine white sand, clear waters and sandbars which allow for both shallow and deep water near the shore, it is a sunbather’s dream and a swimmer’s delight. The views from the Dueodde lighthouse are definitely worth a trek up its stairs. The beacon is positioned perfectly to overlook the coast as well as all of southern Bornholm.
If yours is a family with a diverse set of interests, Bornholm is sure to satisfy every one of them. From one end of the island to the other, there is something exciting around every corner!