Bornholm, Denmark

Bornholm is a small Danish island located off the southern coast of Sweden. Called  “Solskins Øen” in Danish (the sunny island) Bornholm is a popular tourist spot for Danes, Germans, and Swedes. The island is accessible by ferry and plane, although since Cimber Airlines went bankrupt most people opt for the ferry. Find information about train and ferry travel here.

We caught the train from Copenhagen central station to Ystad, Sweden, about a five minute walk from the train is the ferry terminal. The whole trip takes about 3 hours, and it’s a beautiful journey through the southern Swedish countryside and then onto the ferry bound for Rønne, Bornholm. After docking in Rønne, most people travel to the smaller villages of Svaneke, Gudhjem, Allinge and Nexø.

In addition to beaches and bicycling, Bornholm is known for high quality seafood and smokehouses, called røgeri in Danish. Every village has at least one røgeri, which are easy to spot with their tall chimney’s and the smokehouse scent drifting through the air. The photos above are show the village of Allinge and Allinge Røgeri.

Ekkodalen or Echo Valley, is Denmark’s longest rift, stretching 12 kilometers from Vallensgård Mose to Salutana on the Northeast coast of Bornholm. Cows have grazed here since the royal edict of 1658, which gave peasants permission to use the land free of charge.

Stay tuned for another post about Bornholm’s historic round churches and the 13th century castle Hammershus!

smoked salmon salad

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Summer has officially arrived here in Copenhagen Denmark! The sun is shining, the weather is warm and I have started wearing my favorite summer clothes!

With the heat I crave a crisp and refreshing salad (also no need to turn the oven on and heat things up even more!), this smoked salmon salad is so so easy to make and tastes like a gourmet salad from a nice cafe.

Crisp romaine serves as the bed for this salad to which I add cucumber, tomato, avocado, and succulent smoked salmon; the light and healthy yoghurt dill dressing is the perfect compliment to the veggies and salmon.

Yoghurt Dill Dressing

1. 3/4 cup fat free plain yoghurt (I use Irma’s promille yoghurt )

2. Juice from half a lemon

3. 4 tablespoons of dill dressing or 4 tablespoons fresh dill, 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

4. Salt and pepper to taste

5. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and enjoy!

summer sandals

summer sandals


It was a cold and dark winter here in Copenhagen, but Spring has finally arrived! Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee I am not used to the dark Danish winters; I’ve never been so happy for spring! To think,  just a few months ago the sun rose at 8:00 at set at 16:00, now the sun rises before 6:00 and sets at 21:00!

What better way to celebrate the spring/summer season than with a lovely pair of flats. The leather details and neutral color pallet of these Rag & Bone sandals will go with any outfit!