Marathon on the Rocks

11 Sept 2021

Hammershus & Sanctuary Cliffs

Both Hammershus and the Sanctuary Cliffs on the northern part of the island are described as places you must see when visiting Bornholm!
9 Sep | 4 hours | 30 EUR

Once we have arrived to the island by bus from Copenhagen, you will have time to drop off your belongings at your hotel and grab a quick lunch. The tour to Hammershus and Sanctuary Cliffs will start at 15:00. 

Bornholm is best known for its history as a Viking stronghold, due to its strategic positioning. During our visit to Hammershus, the largest medieval ruins in Norther Europe, our tour guide will talk about the history of the fortress and the struggles between Denmark, Sweden and even Germany during World War II. You will have plenty of time to visit the ruins and walk around to enjoy the spectacular views over the island.

Once we have finished visiting Hammershus, we will move on to our second stop of the day. The Sanctuary Cliffs (or Helligdomsklipperne in Danish) sit along the coastal cliffs between Gudhjem and Tejn, and they are considered to be one of the most important landmarks not only of Bornholm, but in the whole of Denmark. You will have the chance to walk into the up to 60 meter deep caves as well as see the special cave spiders. 

We will head back to the hotels in time for dinner (which is included if you are staying at Skovly or Griffen).

  • About the Tour

    Duration: 4 hours

    Departures: 15:00 

    Inclusion

    - Bus to/from Hammershus and Sanctuary Cliffs
    - Local guide