Lakes and peat bogs on Bornholm

Lakes and peat bogs on Bornholm

The Danish island of Bornholm has lakes of various sizes and origins. The island also has small rivers and streams and large peat areas.

Water is very important to Bornholm. However, the number of freshwater lakes is not large compared to mainland Denmark.

During the Ice Age, glacial masses moved south over the island, leaving an undulating bottom profile with elevations and granite massifs. At that time, especially in the north of the island, moraine lakes were formed by melting ice.

Small Lakes And Peatlands On Bornholm

Many of Bornholm's smaller inland lakes have turned into peat bogs.

This is especially true for some of the lakes in the Almindingen area, the largest forest area on the island. Other lakes are lush with grass and reeds, but also with water lilies. Vegetation completely covers smaller areas of water.

Røsø, which is located in the forested Rø plantation and is a reservoir, is covered with a small pond rose. The lake has not only become valuable from a botanical point of view. Vegetation creates optimal seclusion areas for freshwater fish inhabiting the lake, which can be found in enhancing biodiversity.

For anglers who don't want to focus solely on Bornholm's salt water, the lake is considered interesting, but it's not an easy area.

Fishing Lakes On Bornholm

Small forest lakes such as Asedamme in Almindingen are also available for anglers. The calm and unique atmosphere of the landscape allow you to completely break away from everyday life while fishing on Bornholm. Another popular lake for fishing on Bornholm is Krasmoza. A medium-sized lake in the moor near Klemensker.

List of all fishing lakes in Bornholm:

Åsedam: pike and roach
Dammemose: pike, crayfish and eel
Ratchet Mose: summer pike and rainbow trout
Krasmose: pike, tench and eel
Hammersø: pike, perch and eel
Rubinsøen: pike and perch
Safirsøen: perch, roach, carp, brown trout
Smaragdsøen: Sea Trout, Pike and Perch
Snorrebakkesøen: pike, perch
Stenbrudssøen: zander, tench and rainbow trout in the summer

See: Fishing on Bornholm

Hammersø & Opalsø

Anglers also appreciate Hammersø at the foot of the Hammeren plateau. The elongated lake is considered to be the largest lake on Bornholm. It is located near the Baltic Sea coast in the north of Bornholm, between the Langebjerg heights and the granite Hammeren rocks, and is almost 700 m long and 150 m wide.

Opalsø is right next to Hammersø. Both are artificial lakes. These are the remains of the old granite quarries and were flooded with fresh water after their closure. Today it is not allowed to fish there. There is a rope in Opalsøe that you can use to go down from the plateau and then land in the lake. It takes some courage to participate in this game.

Rubinsø, Smaragdsø and Safirsø

Rubinsø, Smaragdsø and Safirsø

Other lakes on Bornholm also arise from human activity. For example, while mining hard coal south of Hasle, a deep-water vein was found that has since supplied water to Lake Rubinsø.

The nearby Smaragdsø and Safirsø were also created by mining on the island of Bornholm. These lakes are named after the colors that shimmer when the sun shines.

Individual lakes even have their own names, such as Stenbrudsøen, which was formed during the flooding of an old quarry. In the 19th century, granite and gneiss deposits were mined here. The heritage of mining includes lakes, some of which are deep with mostly irregular soil structures.

Panorama 360° Hammerso Lake

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