Læsø is the largest island in Kattegat and here you will find plenty of nature, calmness, gastronomy, art and culture along with many exciting activities and places with small and big experiences. To many people the first meeting with Læsø is kind of an eye opener. Læsø is flat as a pancake and full of rich treasures in the shape of eatable gifts from the ocean, forest and field; a safe oasis with biking trails, a minimum of traffic and plenty of fun and hospitality at the local shops. Be ready for experiences, let your senses and the silence lead you, while you relax on Læsø.
If you want to go to Læsø, you often arrive by ferry from Frederikshavn, where the ferry ride last 90 minutes. Another opportunity is to fly from Roskilde, which lasts an hour unless it makes a halt on Anholt - there the flight is 15 min. longer. Lastly, many sailors choose to sail themselves to Læsø and its two cozy harbors in Vesterø and Østerby, where thousands of visitors from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany dock every year.
Læsø gives you every chance to relax actively. Try for instance a ride on the many Icelandic horses and see Læsø from horseback. If you prefer something with two wheels and not four legs, Læsø has a unique area for mountain bikers, and if you like to use your feet, you can either try Læsø's half marathon or maybe the 18 holes golf course, which is internationally renown for its picturesque location with a view over the ocean.
Læsø is generous to supply impressions both physically and mentally. The nature is just outside your doorstep, which you already sense from the ferry or the flight: here is an amazing light, large forests, beautiful beaches and an impressive mix of moor, heather, march and plenty of peace and quiet.
Læsø also has a rich history and culture, which can be seen by the unique houses with sea weed roof and the Museum Mansion and Hedvig's House, and also the interesting history of the island's salt told at Læsø Salt Syderi – a archeologic school project, which revived the largest industry of the Medieval Ages and now is the working place for about 20 people, who seethe salt every day and tells the story of what they mention as Denmark's most beautiful work place on the edge of "Rønnerne" - an area of 2650 hectar of march. Another trademark of Læsø is Læsø Kur. A rebuilt church near the beach, which welcomes you for relaxation and wellness with salty baths.
Læsø is the perfect setting for a life filled with activities and a hospitality, which is shown to everyone who visits. The hospitality is especially noticeable at the many festivals, which take place during the summer and attract both guests and locals. For example you can experience the Day of Food, the Day of the Ocean, the Dock Fest, the Harbor Party, the Entrepreneur Gathering, the Art Festival, Kite Camp, the Festival of Literature and the Festival of the Norwegian Lobster. As you might have noticed, many of the festivals revolves around gastronomy. The Festival of the Norwegian Lobster is the most famous event, which takes place in the first Saturday of August and attracts thousands of visitors who want to experience the best of Danish gastronomy and asses the skills of the chefs, when they use the unique ingredients of Læsø.
The nature is generous in providing those ingredients, which makes Læsø Denmark's most natural pantry. Fish and shell fish from the pure waters surrounding the island, the mushrooms of the forest and berries from the field are lovely products, which gets a rounded taste from the meager soil on a salty sand dune in Kattegat. Also visit Strandgaarden Seaside Hotel, which is on the list over the best restaurants in North Jutland.
On Læsø there are plenty of accommodation option, whether you need a hotel, summer house or a camping site. You can also try to spend the night at a private landlord to get a unique insight into the local population.