Bornholm belongs to Denmark and is an island located in the Baltic Sea 37 km south of Sweden. The island is roughly 588 square kilometres and has 158 km of coastline. Bornholm is widely known for its smoked herring, high quality arts and crafts and its beautiful nature.
As of January 2003 Bornholm five regions assembled into one administrative and political unit called Bornholms Regionskommune.
The largest city is Ronne with approximately 10.000 inhabitants. Other cities include:
As Bornholm has many tourists each year most people speak either English, German or Swedish, the exception being most of the older population.
You can get to the island by ferry or airplane, but the island also provides excellent opportunities for arriving by private boat. It’s easy getting around either by car, bus or bicycles.
Smoked herrings are a speciality of the island. You can get them at smokehouses in cities near the sea, such as Arnager, Gudhjem or Snogebæk, where they also sell other fish and seafood delicacies.
Bornholm is famous for its many high quality crafts such as blown glass and textiles. It’s highly recommended to visit the different shops and exhibits.