Nature and freedom
Here, away from the hustle and bustle, you can leisurely enjoy nature and freedom in beautiful surroundings.
Northern Europe's largest desert
On Anholt you will find Northern Europe's largest desert. The desert occupies most of the island and offers a great many unusual and unique experiences of nature and wildlife. In the desert you will find a mixture of marsh areas, birch groves, stone sandbanks, dunes and plains with up to 500 different kinds of plants.
Totten, the tip of the desert, is totally protected because of the many seals that annually nest here. Anholt is one of the seals' main strongholds in Europe. Today, the seals are subject to extensive research. Among other things, some seals have been fitted with satellite equipment so researchers can map their behaviors.
You have to move on foot across the desert, except at Totten.
Geocenter Denmark published the magazine Geoviden Geology and Geography No. 1 in 2012. Here you can find lots of interesting information about the landscape and nature of Anholt. Read the magazine Geoviden. The magazine is in Danish only.
View from Nordbjerg
If you would like to take a quick walk you will find a fantastic view from Nordbjerg close to the marina. You can see across the dessert and to Flakket, north of Anholt Marina. Flakket has a very rich birdlife and therefore Flakket is closed for the public. Behind Sailor House you follow the road "Gennem Landet" for about 50 metres. On your left hand use the stairs up to Nordbjerg. From the marina to the city you can follow the love path across Nordbjerg.
Anholt lighthouse has a beautiful location and a dramatic story. The lighthouse is one of the country's earliest lighthouses and is originally from 1561. The lighthouse was placed on the island's eastern end, where the dangerous reefs “Knoben” juts out to the east. The lighthouse was part of the lighthouse marked shipping route that went over Skagen, Anholt, Kullen to Copenhagen and further south to Falsterbo. The current lighthouse is from 1788. In 1809, Anholt was invaded by the British during the war with England. Denmark had then lost its fleet but could, with turned off lighthouses, annoy the English part. After the lighthouse had been turned off, the soldiers started it up again so that the British could sail safely. It was the British who built the round base of the lighthouse, a fortification named Fort York, which once housed about 380 British marines. The lighthouse and “Fyrgården” is protected today and there is no public access.
Anholt Offshore Wind Farm
Arriving from the south, southwest the tour can be seasoned with an extra experience : namely the 111 wind turbines , which has now become a prominent landmark of Anholt. Watch the film about Anholt Offshore Wind Farm which was inaugurated September 2013.
Grenaa-Anholt with the Anholt ferry
If you are not arriving by boat, the trip goes with the Anholt ferry, from Grenaa to Anholt. The trip takes about 3 hours. On the beautiful island between Denmark and Sweden there awaits the visitors a beautiful nature and an outstanding and stress free environment.
See the timetable and book your ticket online at anholtfergen.dk
Learn more about Anholt, where to stay and where to eat etc.: go to visitdjursland.com.