To many people, Læsø is an eyeopener. With the islands breathtaking nature that soothes the soul, the high gastronomic level and the wide range of choices in regards of art and culture, Læsø has got it all. It is the largest island in Kattegat and flat as a pancake - and holds numerous treasures, shaped as eatable gifts from the ocean, forest and field. The island is a safe oasis with biking trails, a minimum of traffic and plenty of fun. Be ready for experiences, let your senses and the silence lead you, while you relax on Læsø.
If you want to go to Læsø, there are three ways; you can take the ferry from Frederikshavn (which takes 90 minutes), fly from Roskilde (which takes around 1 hour and a half) or join one of the many sailors that sail to Læsø's two cozy habours, Vesterø and Østerby. A habour thousands of visitors from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany visit every year.
On Læsø there a numerous of actitivites that offers relaxation; for instance, try going for a ride on one of the many Icelandic horses and experience 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 the seaview.
The opportunitites are many: with nature just outside your doorstep, the island has amazing light, deep forests, beautiful beaches and an impressive mix of moor, heather, creating plenty of peace and quiet.
Læsø 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 if you are interested in history, the story of the island's salt is told at Læsø Salt Syderi – an archeologic school project which revived the largest industry of the Medieval Ages. This is now 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 - 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. And, as you might have noticed, many of the festivals revolves around gastronomy, with the most famous of them being the Festival of the Norwegian Lobster, which takes place on the first saturday of August and attracts thousands of visitors, seeking 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 that 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 all delicious products, which gets a rounded taste from the meager soil on a salty sand dune in Kattegat. And while you are here, why not 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.
Here you will find a list of the best places to eat during your stay in Denmark's northernmost region along with reviews from food critics and reviewers on TripAdvisor