Experience the Blue Eastern Jutland

Come visit the Blue Eastern Jutland and sail in Viking waters.

Experience a unique sailing area with interesting culture-historical locations and spectacular nature experiences both on water and on land. Get inspiration for your trip on these pages where we have gathered a long series of suggestions for new exciting sailing experiences.

Look forward to visiting the many harbours in Eastern Jutland that offer harbour environments in any category imaginable. Set sail for the intimate atmospheric island harbours or enjoy the cosy harbours along the winding coastline that offers beautiful coves and fishing waters teeming with life. From many of the harbours in Jutland, you can explore city environments within easy reach.

In the Blue Eastern Jutland, you will find many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Go ashore and experience nature along our many hiking paths and bicycle routes, or explore the area in sea kayaks and get up and personal with the wildlife along the shoreline.  

The waters of Eastern Jutland are the perfect point of departure for Viking experiences on water and on land. From north to south, the waters contain a gold mine of historical experiences from the Viking Age and evidence of a highly dramatic period in the History of Denmark. 

Welcome to the Blue Eastern Jutland with unique sailing experiences in Viking waters.

Come visit the Blue Eastern Jutland and sail in Viking waters. Experience a unique sailing area with interesting culture-historical locations.

Examples of experiences
 Tranebjerg Kirke This beautiful old white church with its sizeable tower dating as far back as the Middle Ages is located on top of the Tranebjerg hill in the northern outskirts of the parish. In the beginning of Valdemar the Great’s reign (1157-1182), a castle for “Capstrum Samsø” (a defensive structure with a tower) was built around 400 metres south west of the current church. At the same time, an older wooden church/chapel where the chancel is now, was replaced by one built with large bricks: thereby giving it the honour of being Samsø’s oldest stone church. The building of the nave and chancel started at the end of the 14th century, along with a small tower that was replaced in the middle of the 16th century by the taller one that stands today.  It was also during this time that the original beamed ceiling was replaced with vaults. Today the church is 39 metres long. In the churchyard there is a memorial park for the ten British soldiers who lost their lives from air fighting over the island during WW2. The large barn near the church was built in the late Middle Ages and was used to store the grain that farmers were forced to pay as taxes. The barn was later used to store ammunition during the English Wars in 1800-1814 and for storing illegal weapons during WW2. The tower, which is considered to be the largest village church tower in Denmark at 28 metres high, has an area of 12 x 10 metres and two-metre thick walls. The tower is believed to have been built for long stays during potential attacks from outsiders. Each side of the tower has small round arched openings with edges, machicolations and arrow slits. The church has two bells. The small one weighing 450 kg was made in 1391 and is the oldest church bell on the whole of Samsø. The large bell weighs almost two tonnes with a diameter of 128 cm. This one was so heavy that four men were needed to ring it until a better suspension of the bell was engineered in 1880. The church has several interesting frescoes from the 14th century plus an octagram (8-pointed star) close to the tower door. Perhaps this is a secret monogram, linked to the Book of Revelation that talks of Christ as the “bright morning star”, ie. the most powerful one that has world domination. Cultural experiences View on map
 Snorkel trail at Trelde Næs Jump into the water at Trelde Næs and experience life in shallow waters. Follow the snorkel trail which runs along the beach. The snorkel trail is for beginners and intermediate snorkellers.   What can you experience?

When swimming at the beach, we do not normally experience what is going on underneath us, but life in the shallows is actually very exciting. There is plenty of life and we hope that our snorkel trail will make you more aware of it. The first theme along the snorkel trail is “Life in Shallow Waters”. You have to dive down to this post. Hold your breath, read the text and try to answer the question. There are pictures to guess and six questions to read and answer as you progress along the snorkel trail.
You will of course have to bring your own snorkelling gear with you, but otherwise the underwater trail is free for you to use. There is a chain for you to follow between the six concrete blocks, so you can always follow the chain to get to the right spot. The start and finish of the trail are indicated with large orange buoys.
The snorkel trail is 100 metres in length.
There will be changing themes along the snorkel trail.
The first theme is:
- Life in Shallow Waters
The next theme (in June) will be:
- The Little Belt Nature Park   Facts
Directions for drivers: Drive towards Trelde Næs. At the end of the road, you will arrive at a car park when you can park up. Then walk down the gravel road towards the beach. When you leave the woods, you will see the snorkel trail to your left shown with two orange buoys.   Google Earth
Latitude: 55 37 29 N 
Longtitude: 9 50 48 E   In an out of the water: The snorkel trail is accessible from the beach front   Highlights: toothed wrack, bladder wrack, shrimp, crabs, pipe fish, sea stickleback, flatfish and small fish   Best season: All year round   Depth: max. 1.70 metres   Length: 100 metres
Current: Tidal waters on the Vejle Fjord side near the snorkel trail at Trelde Næs are normally calm.   Difficulty (1-5): 1   Licenses required: None   Facilities: There are public toilets by the beach at Trelde Næs where you can change clothes.   Photography: Plenty of opportunities for macro photography on the snorkel trail
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 Black Route Kloeverstierne Kolind The Village Route – 13,8 km. 

There are visits to some of the old villages around Kolind. The clover path tells bl. a. About Ebdrup Church and a specially preserved gravesite on Kraghøjvej, Elløv Enge, Mårupvad and Svanebo. The route goes along good roads, mainly dirt roads, and is suitable for both a good trot/run or by bicycle.  Look at an overview of the routes here  Card with facilities here
Bicycle Routes View on map