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Ertholmene is a group of small islands north-east of Bornholm.

christiansø with Great Tower
Frederiksø og Græsholm

Get in[edit]

There are ferries from Gudhjem, Allinge-Sandvig, and Simrishamn.

There is a natural harbour between Frederiksø and Christiansø, where you can anchor your yacht.

Get around[edit]

There are no cars on the islands, so you have to walk. Bicycles are not allowed.

Difficult terrain for disabled people.


There are only about 100 inhabitants living on Ertholmene, but thousands of visitors come every summer. The islands are: Christiansø, Frederiksø, and Græsholm.


  • The Great Tower. Build in 1684, lighthouse added in 1805. Entrance DKK5, there is a great view over the islands from the top.
  • The Church.
  • Vagten. old storehouse
  • Kings garden.
  • The cemetery from 1684.
  • Small tower (on Frederiksø). 1685


Walk around, enjoy the scenary and solitude. Several points on the island have unhindered 360 degrees view over the sea. Visit the barracks and hundreds of years old military installations and imagine how it would feel being garrisoned there over the long, cold winters.


Not much of a selection to be honest. There are a few arts and crafts vendors/producers over the summer months but nothing really you cannot find on Bornholm next door.


Christiansø is famous for its marinated herrings. Small convenience shop with limited selection and a small restaurant. If you're on a daytrip from Bornholm, it might be worth considering bringing sandwiches or similar pret-a-porter foods.

Herrings at the Inn
  • The Inn.


  • Slåensnaps (Blackthorn Schnapps) is a local speciality.


Ertholmene has 6 hotelrooms and a camping area. Reservation for both is recommended. Off designated area tenting is not allowed. Or you can sleep in your own yacht.

Go next[edit]

This rural area travel guide to Ertholmene is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.