Destination Kystlandet


Mossø (Moss Lake)

Compared to Danish standards, the lakelands in Central Jutland is of an extraordinaire dimension. The area is characterised by hills and valleys created during the last glacial period. The eroded moraine areas are traversed by deep valleys, which not only were created during the glacial period but also by faults deep in the foot of the bedrock.

Mossø’s 1.700 hectare makes it the largest lake in Jutland. Denmark’s longest stream the Gudenå, which runs from Tinnet krat to Randers Fjord, passes through Mossø.  Today, Mossø and its surrounding area is preserved to save the area in its current condition and to ensure future access for the public. The flora varies with the shapes of the landscape. Highest is the hilly moraine landscape and farm land.

Closer to the Gudenå stream, the landscape is characterised by flat terraces created by glacial melt water. The sandy areas are either covered in heather, pine wood plantations or are used as fields. Between the terraces are steep cliffs unfit for farming. The dry, south facing cliffs are covered in heather and juniper berries. On the north facing cliffs, the original forest with old oaks and beeches can still be found.  All the way around Mossø you find vantage points all worth a visit. Take a break and enjoy the breathtaking views.