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Two hikers skip stones at Horsens Fjord

Horsens Fjord

Photo: Destination Coastal Land

Join us around one of Denmark’s most beautiful fjords with a wonderful mix of nature and great experiences. Incredible countryside awaits for those who love fresh air, hiking, biking, water sports and more.

Horsens Fjord stretches from Horsens Harbour to Gyllingnæs on the north side and to the cosy harbour town of Snaptun on the south side.

Here you will encounter the meandering coastline of the fjord, idyllic villages, the deep quiet tranquillity of the forest, rolling field landscapes, maritime harbour towns, charming islands and not least the cultural town of Horsens.

If you are the type who sleeps with your hiking boots or bicycle helmet on, it’s just about packing the backpack and heading out on the trip around Horsens Fjord – also known as the “Fjordmino”. Go all 59 km and stay overnight along the way, or just take one or more stages of the route.

Here we guide you to the trip and experiences along the way.

With both hiking and cycling routes and ideal conditions for sea kayaking, kite and windsurfing, the area around Horsens Fjord is a paradise for anyone who loves active nature experiences.

Island hopping in Horsens Fjord

In the fjord you will find the two small cosy island gems, Alrø and Hjarnø, which are definitely worth a visit.

Alrø is landlocked via a dam on the north side of the fjord, and here you quickly feel the calm descend when you encounter the charming half-timbered houses and sense the genuine Morten Korch atmosphere. Because it was actually right here that Morten Korch took inspiration for his works, and we promise that the island also offers delicious dining experiences.

From Alrø, during the summer months (May to September), you can take the small bicycle ferry on to Hjarnø and explore the rich wildlife, fine beaches and stone ships from the Viking Age.

From here you can take the Hjarnø ferry 

over to the south side of the fjord or take the bicycle ferry back to Alrø.


The bicycle ferry takes both pedestrians and bicycles, and we recommend that you book a ticket in advance (departures May to September).

Map of Horsens Fjord

Watch the video: Go around the fjord

Sleep well by the fjord

Looking for more experiences?

Kayakers in Horsens Fjord

Digital map: Experiences at Horsens Fjord

Photo: Destination Coastal Land