Læsø is a magnificent holiday island in the Kattegat with exceptional nature, lovely beaches, charming marinas and many lovely holiday homes. Everything happens at an easy pace here. You can just relax and enjoy the settings as well as the special island atmosphere. Læsø is most famous for its salt and saltworks as well as the characteristic and listed seaweed houses. But the island also offers many other sights for both children and adults.
Læsø is situated right between Frederikshavn in Denmark and Gothenburg in Sweden, and a sail of 1½ hours from Frederikshavn brings you to the lovely holiday island. A stay in a holiday home on Læsø invites exploration in the past and nature, which appear intact. You can also visit some of the characteristic attractions like e.g. the saltworks Saltsyderiet and Læsø Museum. Or you can taste the fresh Norway lobster or some of the other local specialties.
The distances are short on Læsø, so no matter if you prefer to stay in a holiday home by one of the bathing beaches, in the forest or in the unique nature you are always close to it all.
Læsø is an ideal holiday destination for you, if you wish to spend your holiday in a holiday home on a cosy and scenic island with a special atmosphere.
Læsø has 3 small towns. Vesterø is the ferry town, and here you will find a cosy harbour environment with shops, restaurants, ice cream stalls and the spa Læsø Kur in the converted church. Byrum is located in the centre of the island, and here you can stock up in the largest grocery shop of the island. Østerby on the north coast of the island offers a charming marina and fishing port as well as restaurants, ice cream stalls, a large playground and a beautiful rhododendron garden. You can stay in a holiday home in one of the small towns or in the surrounding nature.
Nature on Læsø is very special. It consists of new forests, as the old trees were cut down and used for salt production, the dune plantation Læsø Klitplantage with a 10 hectares fenced dog forest as well as high sand dunes by Danzigmann in the northern part of the island. Furthermore, Læsø is famous for Rønnerne - a large and unusual marsh area, which is occasionally flooded. This nature reserve is a Natura 2000 area. You will find a rich animal and bird life in the interesting nature of Læsø, which also offers a diversity of rare and protected plants.
Læsø is surrounded by a 100 km long coastline, hereof 50 km with clean bathing water. You can e.g. enjoy the lovely beaches south of Vesterø, by Østerby and by Danzigmann. And because of the short distances your holiday home is always close to a lovely bathing beach.
In spite of its size Læsø has developed many specalities. The most famous is probably Læsø Salt, but you can also enjoy the honey Læsø Honning from the brown bees of the island, and the ice cream Læsø Is with ingredients from nature. Furthermore, Læsø is well-known for its Norway lobsters. You can buy them fresh and cook them in your holiday home or you can order them in one of the restaurants of the island.
At Læsø Uldstue, which sells woll products, made with wool from their own sheep, you can watch as the products are being made.
Visit the saltworks Læsø Saltsyderi, where the salt huts are open year round. Here you can follow the production of the white gold and perhaps take part in a tour - free of charge. In the shop of the saltworks you can buy the famous flake salt as well as interesting spiced salts and salty products for the body. From the observation tower of the saltworks you can enjoy the good view of the nature area Rønnerne.
Læsø Museum is a culture-historical museum, which has been established in a 350 years old seaweed farm with eelgrass roof. Here you can see a Læsø home from the beginning of the 20th century as well as interesting exhibits like e.g. Læsø costumes and silver jewellery.
In Læsø Rhododendronpark in Østerby you can experience more than 500 types of colourful plants from March to September. The garden is most beautiful in May, but worth a visit year round.
At the glassworks Læsø Glaspusteri you can see how the beautiful glass is being produced.
Storhaven is a very child-friendly attraction, where children can shoot with bow and arrow, ride on Icelandic horses, have fun on a jumping pillow, make candles, mill flour and pat the animals of the farm. All sights of the island are located in a short distance from your holiday home.
It is very popular to go horseback riding on Icelandic horses on Læsø - particularly in the area Rønnerne. You can also experience Rønnerne on a safari tour through the preserved areas with the bus Rønnerbussen.
Allow yourselves a visit to the spa Læsø Kur in the former church of Vesterø. Here you can enjoy wellness and salty baths as well as treatments with salt, alga and clay, and at the same time enjoy the view of the landscapes of Læsø.
Golfers can test the 18 hole course of Læsø Seaside Golf Club near Østerby.
Læsø is a paradise for anglers, who can throw in the line along the shores or from the boat Seadog, which sails out to good fishing spots around Læsø. Seadog also arranges seal safaris and evening sails.
The flat island invites bicycle rides in the varying nature. You can bring your own bicycles along to the holiday home or rent some on the spot and take the grand tour of the island - a trip of app. 60 km with a number of beautiful views.
You can swim by the good beaches, which are also suitable for windsurfers and scuba divers. Along the shores you can - if you are in luck - find amber or perhaps blue mussel, which you can prepare in your holiday home.
Læsø is a child-friendly island, and you will find more activities for children all over the island. You can e.g. find a large playground by the marina in Østerby and one by the saltworks.
When you spend your holiday in a holiday home on Læsø, you can take part in more annual arrangements. Visit the Norway lobster festival Jomfruhummerfestival, which takes place on the harbour of Østerby. Chefs from the whole country challenge each other and cook the Norway lobster in different ways. And you can buy delicious food samples from some of the restaurants.
Madens Dag (the day of food) by the seaweed house Hedvigs Hus near Østerby is a culinary arrangement, where the stalls are bursting with delicacies from the water, farms and nature of Læsø.
Havets Dag (the day of the sea) in Vesterø is a day, full of activities, fish dishes, crab competitions, folk dance and other activities.
You can also experience the annual art festival Læsø Kunstfestival, where app. 40 artists create art in the beautiful nature of Læsø. The festival also includes workshops, exhibitions and concerts.
Furthermore, you can attend an annual cattle show, a folk dance event and the summer party of the anglers when you stay in a holiday home on Læsø.
With its modest size of 118 km2 Læsø is a small community with a population of just under 2,000 persons. Thus it is Denmark’s smallest municipality. Only 20 % of the island is cultivated - the rest consists of varying and spectacular nature, small towns and many great holiday homes for any taste.
No matter if you wish to spend your holiday in a holiday home by a beach or in the middle of nature, you will find it with the agency Læsø Feriehuse og Sommerhusudlejning.
Læsø Feriehuse og Sommerhusudlejning has been engaged with holiday home rental for many years and offer no less than 250 well-situated holiday homes on the island. Contact Læsø Ferieservice og Sommerhusudlejning on tel. +45 98 49 92 64 or through the website, where you can also find information about the holiday homes.
Read much more about Læsø here
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