Ready for the 2021 season


The island of Anholt and its harbour are busy preparing for this year’s season. Every sail is set to give yachtsmen and tourists a fantastic experience on Denmark’s most beautiful island.

Although, what another season with Covid-19 will bring is difficult to predict, there are still things that will not change – Anholt is still full of adaptable enthusiasts who are ready to spring into action to create a memorable season. Anholt is still an entirely unique natural gem with activities for everyone. Come on, season 2021.


Last year the island’s Sailor House was fitted with a brand new kitchen as well as bathing facilities. At the same time, the barbecue area was expanded with a sheltered area “Kompasset”, or "the Compass", four large gas barbecues and specially designed sets of tables and bench from the sawmill, Sostrup Savværk, seating 50 people.

These upgrades have already been the backdrop for many pleasant moments with freshly caught lobster on the barbecue and a glass of Anholt Gin. This year, tourists can look forward to nicer, atmospheric upgrades - The bicycle stands in front of Sailor House are being replaced with new ones. The rubbish bins at the barbecue area will be moved to a new waste depot, and a nice fence will be built from Sailor House towards the marina with energy-saving LED lights which will guide the tourists safely in the dark.


The obvious choice is to explore the nature on Anholt either on land or at sea e.g. by hiking or paddle-boarding, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling or golf carting which can be rented on the island.

Four-fifths of the island is covered by Northern Europe's largest lowland moor, known as “Ørkenen”, or the "Desert". From here, you can observe a number of interesting species of birds, insects and plants whose preferred habitat is this unique nature.

Historical lighthouse and Denmark’s largest seal colony

When hiking through the desert, you can make a stop at the lighthouse Anholt Fyr. The lighthouse was established in 1561 as one of four strategically located lighthouses in Denmark. That is why the lighthouse is indisputably one of the oldest in Denmark.

From the observation building at Anholt Fyr, you can also spot Denmark's largest seal colony through binoculars. At the far end of the tip of Anholt, you find the protected area of "Totten" which is home to no less than 1,200 harbour seals and a few grey seals.


Almost all of Anholt is edged by pure white beaches. You can always find shelter and the depth of the waters is child-friendly. Again in 2021, the beach of Anholt Vesterstrand has received a Blue Flag which is awarded to beaches with good facilities, safe bathing and good environmental conditions. The flag is awarded for a year at a time and must be approved by both a Danish and an international jury.

When night falls, Anholt is one of the absolutely best places in Denmark to let yourself be captivated by a sparkling, starry night sky. Anholt is the least light-polluted spot in Denmark and one of the areas of Northern Europe with the best opportunity for enjoying an undisrupted starry sky. Therefore, the association DarkSky Anholt is working to obtain a DarkSky certification.