Viking Island Marathon

20 May 2023

Svaneke, Gudhjem & Sanctuary Cliffs

A roundtrip to the two most visited towns on Bornholm - Svaneke and Gudhjem - and the fascinating Sanctuary Cliffs.
19 May | 6 hours | 60 EUR

Today you will get the chance to discover some of the most noteworthy places on the island - the market towns of Gudhjem and Svaneke and the dramatic Sanctuary cliffs.

Svaneke is a small fishing village on the north-eastern coast of Bornholm. It is filled with small, half-timbered houses and winding lanes leading to the harbour. Our tour leader will take us on a guided tour around the town and afterwards there will be time to explore more areas on your own.

Next we will move onto Gudhjem - one of the most popular summer spots on the island. A typical dish from Bornholm, called “Sol over Gudhjem,” is originally from this town. As any proper Danish dish, it of course has herring in it.  This charming village lined with colourful homes along the Baltic Sea is definitely worth the visit. You will have time to buy lunch at the local smoke house and why not treat yourself with an ice cream from one of the famous ice cream shops on the harbour. Keep in mind that Bornholm has a flourishing culinary scene so we highly recommend you enjoy the local specialties.

Our final stop is the the Sanctuary Cliffs (or Helligdomsklipperne in Danish). Situated along the coast between Gudhjem and Tejn they are considered to be one of the most important landmarks not only of Bornholm, but in the whole of Denmark. Asides from the stunning views it will also give you an insight in what to prepare for in tomorrows race, as the marathon route runs right by here using the same narrow trails as we walk today. 

We will be back at the hotel in the late afternoon, so there will be time to relax a bit before dinner. 

  • About the Tour

    Duration: 6 hours

    Time: 09:00


    - Bus transportation
    - Local guide