Sea kayaking on Bornholm is a unique and exciting way to discover and explore the natural, pristine beauty of this charming Danish island. The interest in this sport is growing from year to year and currently a wide range of programs is offered - from short, several-hour cruises to several-day trips around the island.
Kayking by sea kayak, we will discover the nature of Bornholm in a different and fascinating way. On the island, you can take part in courses and guided trips, or rent a kayak. Looking at the island from a kayak we will see a completely different side of Bornholm - a beautiful variety of rocky coast, sandy beaches, natural caves, ports and the largest ruins of the medieval Hammershus castle in northern Europe.
All sea kayaking trip plans depend on the weather - HERE is the current weather for the island. The following is an example of the plan and stages of circumnavigation of this wonderful island, but it should be adapted to the current weather conditions.
Stage I: Ronne-Hasle harbor 10 km - By kayaking from the tiny sandy beach of Nørrekaas, just after the port we head towards Hasle. We pass extensive beaches, rock formations, and even one of the many shelters located on Bornholm - Blykobbe, where we can set up camp for free (only for one night) and stay the night, provided that nobody has taken it before. Further on, we reach the next tourist attraction of Kullatippan - heaps of rock material from the coal mine that was nearby (now Lake Rubinso). The first stage ends in Hasle on a tiny beach at Vesthavnswej Street, next to a bar, toilet.
Stage II: Hasle-Hammerhavn, 11.5 km - Kayking along the Bornholm coast, we will pass two small ports - Helligpeder and Teglkås, we will see the unique rock formations of the island - Jons Kapel and Hvidkleven - next to them there is another shelter, then we pass the Vang viewpoint Pier, where a shelter is found on the hill next to the old quarry, and going further we reach the port of Vang. Sailing further we will see amazing rocks - such as the Lion's Head and Camel's Head and the Wet Oven cave near the ruins of Hammershus Castle. The second stage ends in the charming port of Hammerhavn, where there is a kiosk and toilets, as well as one of the favorite canoeists shelters and a primitive camping site, where you can enjoy the sunsets in a larger group.
Stage III: Hammerhavnen-Allinge, 7 km - in the next stage we sail around Hammeren - magnificent and high cliffs, with diverse vegetation, lighthouse Hammerodde - the northernmost island. Next we pass other rock formations, a sandy beach and the port of Sandvig and reach the port of Allinge, where along the promenade there are cafes, restaurants and toilets.
I etap: Allinge-Bådsted, 9 km. Leaving the port, we pass the Nordbornholms smokehouse, and between the rocks the beaches at Næs and Sandkås, we past the port at Tejn, further round the Stammershalle nature reserve, behind which there is another coastal shelter - Stammershalle, and then we reach a small idyllic, sandy bay between the Boådsted rocks.
II etap:Båtsted-Norrasând (west side of Gudhjem) approx. 6,5 km. We go around the rocky coast intersected by sandy beaches, the Hellingdomsklipperne and Dry Oven rock formations and another shelter - Røsta kystshelter, we reach the west side of Gudhjem, where there are cafes, a smokehouse, restaurants, shops and toilets.
III etap: Norrasând-beach Høl, 13 km.After Gudhjem we pass the port in Melsted and sandy and rocky beaches of Melsted and Kobbeå, then we pass the historic site Randkløve Skår and between the rocks the small harbor Harald, then in the direction of Listed we pass the Gyldensåen viewpoint and reach the Høl beach.
IV etap: Plaża Høl-Hullehavn, 5 km.We head to Svaneke, go past the port in Listed and reach the small, rocky Hullehavn bathing area at the Svaneke lighthouse, where it is possible to rent caravans, cabins or just set the tent. From here we can go back about 500 m and get to know one of the most charming towns on the island, where there are many galleries, restaurants, cafes and one of the famous smokehouses on Bornholm – close to the port.
I etap: Hulshavn w Svaneke-Snogebæk, 14 km. The route passes next to Grisby and Aarsdale, where one of the most and most photographed windmills on Bornholm is located. We continue along the Swedish port and the Malkværn open-air museum. Then we go around the city and port of Nexø and the Fugletårnet bird sanctuary, along Balka Beach, where there is a family water sports center that organizes guided kayaking trips daily. Next we head to the port in Snogebæk, where about 50 m from the beach there are a kiosk, restaurant, smokehouse and toilets.
II etap: Snogebæk-Jomfrugaard, 9 km. The next stage flows around the most beautiful beach in northern Europe - Dueoode and the Dueodde lighthouse visible from afar, and ends at Jomfrugaard beach, which is the favorite place for surfers, where there is a primitive toilet in the parking lot.
III etap: Jomfrugaard-Boderne, 9 km. The last stage is a strip of sandy beaches and the port of Sømarken, which ends at the charming beach in Boderne, where there is a restaurant and toilets.
I etap: Boderne-Arnager, 11 km. Leaving the port, we pass sandy beaches crossed by stony cliffs. We reach the port of Arnager, where the longest bridge in Denmark is located. 50 m from the beach there is a kiosk and toilets and little bit further there is a smokehouse.
II etap: Arnager-Rønne. The last 10 km after the airport in Arnager we pass the beaches Stampen, Onsbæk, Galløkkeni and end at the beach just in front of the largest port on Bornholm in the capital of the island of Rønne.