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Lord of Legoland
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Far far away in the Baltic Sea lies a small Danish island, twice the size of Nantucket, with a population of only 40.000.

While fairly unknown to most of the world it is a popular vacation destination for Germans, Danes and Swedes as it offers a nice mix of sandy beaches, calm nature and cozy villages.

To Danes it's popular for 2 main reasons - the first being as it has bedrock ( the rest of Denmark is old coral reef without bedrock ) and the second is that it's the island in the kingdom that get's the most sunshine.

Other famous things are the castle ruins, trolls, the rocking stone, smoked herring and bisons..


Anyways enough chatter, here's some pictures from me and my gf's trip there doing the summer of 2017

Bornholm (1) by FREKI, on Flickr

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"Echo valley" - named such due to the echo from the cliff
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Klemmensker
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Hammershus ruins ( anno 1200 )
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Hammeren lighthouse
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Natives
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Opal lakes
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Sandvig
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Allinge
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Rønne - the "capital"
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Østerlars "round church" ( anno 1150 )
Bornholm (85) by FREKI, on Flickr

Næs strand
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Gudhjem
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The iconic chimneys are Herring smokeries
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Bølshavn
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Svaneke
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Almindingen forest
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The "rocking stone" - a 35ton heavy rock that.. well rocks.. :)
Bornholm (113) by FREKI, on Flickr

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Nexø
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Dueodde
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Balka Strand
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Dueodde Strand
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Almindingen forest
Bornholm (126) by FREKI, on Flickr

European bison - recently reintroduced to the wild here
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Lilleborg castle ruins ( anno 1190 )
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Hammered ( northern part of the island )
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The navy keeping the Russians at bay :)
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Freeroaming cows chilling on the beach
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Dueodde lighthouse
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Dueodde strand
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Thanks all folks!
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looks like a lovely place for a couple of days only perhaps

any halal restaurants ? :D
 

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Lord of Legoland
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What a gorgeous island! It's like a fairytale land. I particularly like Gudhjem, it looks extremely charming and the tomato colored church is very unique.
:)

Also, bathing suits in 20C? You Danes are tough ;)
The written temps are probable a few hours old at that point - but as long as there isn't much wind and the sun is shining then 20C is not that bad - though I personally prefer my temps to be between 25-30C :yes:

The 16C sea temp however is on the cold side ( this summer was unsusually cold in Denmark ) - but if you move and can get warm by sunbathing then it could be worse :)

What were your overall thoughts on Bornholm?
I like it a lot - it's not all that different from the rest of the mainland, but the cliffs does make it special by Danish standards - and their accent is funny, but that is probable not noticed by tourists from other nations :)
 

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Lord of Legoland
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looks like a lovely place for a couple of days only perhaps
We were there a week and that was pretty fitting since we're into hiking in nature and such..

If just there to see the small villages and perhaps drive around the coast then an extended weekend can easily do it..

( it's very popular with bikers who bike around the island in about a week )

any halal restaurants ? :D
Rønne ( the "capital" ) has a few and there's a couple across the rest of the island, but by Danish standards it's not many.. but if you can make due with non-halal middle eastern food you will not go hungry..

( on my walk home from work here in Copenhagen I pass ~50 kebab/shawarma joints :happy: )

Bornholm do however export halal-fish to the middle east :)
 

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We were there a week and that was pretty fitting since we're into hiking in nature and such..

If just there to see the small villages and perhaps drive around the coast then an extended weekend can easily do it..

( it's very popular with bikers who bike around the island in about a week )

Rønne ( the "capital" ) has a few and there's a couple across the rest of the island, but by Danish standards it's not many.. but if you can make due with non-halal middle eastern food you will not go hungry..

( on my walk home from work here in Copenhagen I pass ~50 kebab/shawarma joints :happy: )

Bornholm do however export halal-fish to the middle east :)
thanks for the information, and I agree, I love hiking and I would definitely spend more than a week there

also, FYI, fish cannot be non-halal since the whole point of halal is to say "in the name of Allah" as you slit the through of the animal , and since fish don't have necks they don't fall into the same category, this is why when no halal meat is around we go for sea food and fruits
 
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