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What to experience on Hjarnø

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Hjarnø is Viking history, delicious taste experiences and beautiful countryside on foot, by bicycle or tractor!

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Det Grafiske Magasin (Coffee, Art & Workshop)
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Det Grafiske Magasin (Coffee, Art & Workshop)

Enjoy a creative break at the tiny art house Det Grafiske Magasin on Hjarnø. Join a workshop, browse through the art or simply relax on the small island with a freshly brewed cup of barista coffee.

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Experience the traces of the Viking at the Calf Stones

On the island’s southern beach you will find the Calf Stones, which is a protected area with 10 shipwrecks from the Viking Age. The ship-shaped tomb monuments are up to 8 metres long and formed by upright boulders. King Hjarne, who has given his name to the island, is said to be buried here!

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Around the island for goods, by bicycle or in a tractor?

A hike across the island is a good 7 kilometres long, and many have over time fallen in love with the beautiful countryside. The island is best experienced on foot, by bicycle or on a guided tractor trip. You can also take your camera and go on a real guided photo safari.

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Find hiking routes on Hjarnø

Follow the coast on the south side of the island and experience the island’s beautiful countryside and wildlife. You can’t walk on the north side of the island as larger colonies of birds live here. Hjarnø is a protected Natura 2000 area. We have compiled accessible routes on a digital map - click and see.

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See the Viking ship in Denmark’s second smallest church

Make your way past the small and cosy Hjarnø Church, which is Denmark’s second smallest church. The island’s Viking history is repeated here in the church, where you will find a beautiful Viking ship hanging from the church’s ceiling. The tradition of church ships in Danish churches dates back many hundreds of years, especially in churches connected to the sea, and on Hjarnø it is linked back to the island’s Viking history.

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Hjarnø Odde
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Hjarnø Odde

The swimming point at Hjarnø Odde is a nice little beach with a sandy bottom and a recreational area with a beach meadow. The beach is only accessible by foot by walking from the church across a small...

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Visit the Lifestyle Continuation School on Hjarnø and see sculptures or burn off some energy on the school playground
Photo: Lifestyle Continuation School (Livsstilsefterskolen) on Hjarnø
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See the sculptures or burn off some energy the Lifestyle Continuation School’s outdoor areas

Pop by the Hjarnø Lifestyle Continuation School when you visit the island. In the fine sculpture park you can enjoy your picnic in quiet surroundings, and on the surrounding ball fields the children can burn off some energy.

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