The last few months with the Coronavirus have prompted many danes to take a holiday in Denmark. Some do it for the first time. Others love to keep the summer holidays at home and travel only in the winter. But what can Denmark really offer? Ekstra Bladet has asked well-known people with a thorough knowledge of our country's nature. Here is what they hold particularly.
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With a starting point in Lynæs, Mikkel Beha and the family spent three and a half weeks to sail around Denmark. There are four shows out, but for Mikkel Beha, there are not many places he has not already been several times.
Læsø is renowned for its tangtage. Photo: Cecilie Guldberg
– My parents took me to The " when I was ten days old, where we docked in Østerby Harbour, and since I have been on countless sommertogter, partly with my parents and since on my own with my own family, so I know Denmark quite well. But I know, of course, the country best from the water, he says with a smile.
2020-sommertogtet had 20 stops, and one can say that the journey pretty much took place in the wake.
– We visited the places where I have lived as a child and has gone to school and we visited a few places where I've never been before. But no matter how we arrived, we were greeted by nice and helpful people. In the ports, you should not beg for to get a hand. It is there, as soon as you attach to.
Sejleren tells that he in the year, put on Saltholm for the first time in his life.
– It is an overlooked island, which is not counting for anything, because we just fly over it when we land in Kastrup. But it is fantastic. It is like landing in a time warp. There is no running water or electricity, and this despite the fact that it is only 13,7 km from town hall square in Copenhagen in a straight line. On the island kept getting, and so it has been in 100 years, he explains.
Sommertogtet had to finish in Skagen, but before doing so rounded he a lot of the small islands, he knew – f.ex. Femø and Askø.
Wind and salt - there is plenty of on Læsø. Photo: Per Folkver
– We also paid for on Læsø – in Østerby, of course, he adds, grinning.
– And from there we went out on the small Hirsholmene. Here lives Jørgen, who is 78 years old. He lives completely alone, and he is happy. In his own optics, he lives the good life, and he is quite clear in that he is the last man on the islands. His wife died five years ago, and she is buried there. Therefore, he goes once a year to her grave with a bottle of champagne, which they share while he is playing Elvis Presley music. He drinks half, and the remaining half is leaning out over the grave.
Sejleren tells that the fun of getting around on his way – i.e. via boat is that you meet people who live completely different than the majority – and are more than satisfied with it.
Læsøs pristine areas are a paradise, at least for birds. Photo. Per Folkver
– The good thing about sejlerferier is that there is peace and tranquility. We are only in port, when we should. Otherwise, we take just the anchor when we need to sleep. It means that we are often completely alone with view to a forest and can bathe with a bar ass, when we have the desire.
Mikkel Beha stresses that he does not have a recipe for the adventurous holiday. But he is sure that you do not need to sail far away to find adventure.
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