Bornholm

Pernille Pedersen
Bornholm — A smudge of land in the middle of the Baltic Sea, Bornholm belongs to Denmark but lies closer to Poland than Copenhagen. Its people are more Bornholmian than Danish: Islanders have a unique dialect, which sounds a bit like Swedish (Sweden occupied the island on and off for a period). At 227 square miles, Bornholm is roughly twice the size of Martha’s Vineyard, and like that isle, its topography is a blend of dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, and gently rolling farmland. It’s actually quite easy to reach from Copenhagen via a 35-minute flight or a combined three-hour drive and ferry ride.

Why Go

For long days at the beach in summer and quiet days perfect for golf and bird watching in autumn.

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Bornholm Advice

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“Always ask for a room upgrade when you arrive at your hotel. They may laugh, but it never hurts to try!”

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