If you’ve gotten as far as booking on our website, you probably know enough about Bornholm already to motivate your visit. But here we share some useful resources for those who are curious to learn more, and a list of our personal recommendations. Jump here for a list of our favorite things to do with kids. 

Bornholm tourism guides

Did you know that Travel + Leisure magazine nominated Bornholm as the world’s best island in 2018?  Now you do.

For well-presented inspiration on what to do while you are here, visit Destination Bornholm.

And, take a look at an old-school website with a bunch of info.

If you’re not convinced yet that you should visit Bornholm, let this site persuade you.

For inspiration on day hikes and how take advantage of the beautiful nature, look here and here.  

Download a brochure (in English) on Bornholm’s 21 bike paths here. For an interactive guide on top bike routes, click here.

Once you arrive, you can collect more information in person at Bornholm’s Welcome Center (in Rønne; there is also Tourist Information centers in Nexø, Gudhjem and Allinge). We also have a selection of brochures on hand in our cafe, and are happy to make recommendations during your stay.

What we recommend

We moved to Bornholm in 2018, and our at our busiest during the summer season when most things are open. So we have yet to experience many of its offerings. That said, here are some things we love to do on the island:

Hike around the ruins of Hammershus, and learn about the weird history of the castle/prison in the stylish new visitor’s center.

Play minigolf with a cold beer on a beautifully landscaped course, where each hole reproduces one of Bornholm’s favorite tourist spots in miniature.

Take the passenger ferry from Gudhjem to Christiansø and Frederiksø. Plan ahead, and you can camp overnight.

Sail with M/S Thor from Gudhjem to experience views of Bornholm from the water and hear fabulous stories we would otherwise have missed.

Hike around Ekkodalen and build up the appetite for eating a giant, Danish-style chicken pot pie at Ekkodalshuset (reservations recommended).

Sing along with Icelandic musician Siggy Bjorns to well-known American hit songs at Bakkarøgeriet on a Wednesday or Saturday night, while eating smoked fish a la carte or a grilled pig buffet meal.

Visit Frue Due in Snogebæk for vintage goodies and delicious lattes in a stylish setting.

Buy art (often by Bornholm-based artists) from the impressive collection curated by Art Box Bornholm in Svaneke.

Some of our favorite things to do WITH KIDS:

Climb around the sand dunes at Dueodde. Then enjoy a soft ice at Krølle Bølle Kiosken. 

Let them run wild at the indoor playground, Værftet, on Nexø’s harbor (take your own food if you wish; drinks and snacks are available for purchase).

Treat them to a day of play at the old-fashioned Tivoli style park, zoo and water park Brændesgaardshaven.

Get close to farm animals. Join in milking the goats and feeding the pigs, picnic and play in the garden, and eat delicious ice cream made from goats milk at Lykkelund Gedemejeri in Østerlars (close to other fun places such as Bornholms Middelaldercenter, BornPark minigolf, and Østerlars Rundkirke (Round Church).

Look at Dinosaur bones and do sciency things at Natur Bornholm in Aakirkeby.

Delight in moving amongst butterflies and other creatures at Nexø’s Butterfly Park.

Climb around the German bunkers near Dueodde with a flashlight in hand. You can access them on either side of Skrokkegårdsvejen; one at Østre Fort-Alle 15 and the other at H C Møllersvej 6.

Picnic and explore the site of Bornholm’s largest iron age fortress, Ringborgen Rispebjerg, just 3,6 km from Myregaard.

Visit the playground at Bækkely, a short walk from Snogebæk beach.

Drive down Udegårdsvejen to the kid-friendly, sandy beach with sunscreen and a shovel, and relax while the kids play!

Enjoy a cold drink and lounge chair in Myregaard’s garden, while the kids go wild on the trampoline! 

Our son Henry making friends at Lykkelunds Gedemejeri