An extended weekend in the ice age landscapes of Odsherred


We had an extended weekend in Odsherred in February, 2021. We stayed in a rented summerhouse on the north-western tip of Odsherred, called Sjællands Odde. We did not know the area beforehand, and it was actually a choice based on availablility of summerhouses, but we were positively surprised.

Odsherred is the north-western part of Sealand in Denmark, with landscapes that were formed by ice age glaciers. That has created a landscape with more variation and hills than is commonly seen in Denmark.

Due to the unique landscape, the area is a global UNESCO geopark. We found inspiration for our activities in the brochure with top-12 activities.

Beach on Sjællands Odde
Beach on Sjællands Odde
View from one of the hills near Klintebjerg, near the town Klint
The beach near Klintebjerg
The beach near Klintebjerg
View from inside Birkehøj,a stone-age burial site.
View from inside Birkehøj,a stone-age burial site. It is one of the larger and more accessible “jætte stue”. The entrance is small and not for the claustrophobic, but inside is a room 11 metres long and 2 metres tall and wide.
View from Gniben, the tip of Sjællands Odde
View from Gniben, the tip of Sjællands Odde
Gniben is part of the Danish military defence due to he strategic location
Gniben is part of the Danish military defence due to he strategic location
View from Gniben towards east
View from Gniben towards east

The bay of Sejerø was formed by ice age glaciers. The coast is dominated by a series of hills, called the arch of Vejrhøj, or sometimes as the mountains of Odsherred.

Vejrhøj is the tallest hill in western Sealand
Vejrhøj is the tallest hill in western Sealand, 121 metres above sea level
View from Vejrhøj towards the island Sejerø
Walking in the mountains of Odsherred
Walking in the mountains of Odsherred

Solvognen was created in the bronze age as a sacrifice to the gods, found in Trundholm bog in 1902.. The Sun Chariot carries the sun horse which pulls the sun across the sky during the day and through the underworld at night.

The location where “Solvognen” (solar chariot) was found.
Deer walked the garden outside the summerhouse
Sunset

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Vejrhøj is the tallest hill in western Sealand