Around Horsens Fjord

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We promise you that, around Horsens Fjord, you can find experiences that appeal to most people. Horsens Fjord is synonymous with sailing, cycling holidays, nature, fresh air and much more. Actually, the hardest part is choosing between them. The journey around Horsens Fjord is approx. 52km

Guide to great experiences around the fjord

Soft sand, sun and saltwater and a range of alluring temptations in the city.

The centre of Horsens is right on the fjord, only a few hundred metres from a lovely marina.

In the summer season, you can even cross the fjord on the small bicycle ferry.

We suggest the following experiences, in the area around Horsens Fjord, which you must not miss.

Take a cooooosy hike around the fjord

Photo: Dennis Plougmann

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Nature experiences

Stay active in the beautiful nature around Horsens Fjord or go island hopping to one of the beautiful gems of the East Jutland archipelago.

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Surfing and kayaking

Horsens Fjord is a beautiful area for water sports like kayaking and surfing. On the island of Alrø, the conditions are especially good for kite and windsurfing.
There are several ways of staying overnight in shelters and at campsites on the shores of the fjord.
 

The Planet Path

Take a stroll through the solar system along The Planet Path. Horsens Astronomical Association has built a 3 km long path from Høegh Guldbergs Gade in Horsens to Fiskerhuset near Boller Manor which illustrates the solar system scaled to 1: 1498 million. From the path, there are fantastic views of Horsens Fjord.

The Planet Path

Photo: Karin Mehl Pedersen

Activities near the fjord

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Coastal fishing

In several areas of Horsens Fjord, you can catch sea trout and rainbow trout and, in the summer months, also needlefish and mullet. And, in Horsens Harbour, you can catch herring and flatfish, amongst others.


On the northern shore and in the innermost part of the fjord, the waters are so shallow that waders are necessary. Tread with caution as the conditions on the bottom and the current may be dangerous in several areas.
Also, keep in mind the current conservation areas (see the map).


If you are between 18 and 65 years old, you must have a valid state-issued fishing licence which you can buy at Fisketegn.dk, at Horsens City Camping or at Effektlageret which also has a wide range of fishing gear.
 

Coastal fishing

Photo: Lars Østergaard Jensen

More experiences and routes along the fjord on VisitHorsens' digital map (Google Maps)

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