Guide to great experiences around the fjord

Soft sand, sun and saltwater and a range of alluring temptations in the city.

We promise you that, around Horsens Fjord, you can find experiences that appeal to most people. Horsens Fjord is synonymous with sailing, cycling holidays, nature, fresh air and much more. Actually, the hardest part is choosing between them. The journey around Horsens Fjord is approx. 52 km.

Horsens is located on the shores of the fjord and within a short cycling distance from a beautiful marina.

In the summer season, you can even cross the fjord on the small bicycle ferry.

We suggest the following experiences, in the area around Horsens Fjord, which you must not miss.


Surfing and kayaking

Horsens Fjord is a beautiful area for water sports like kayaking and surfing. On the island of Alrø, the conditions are especially good for kite and windsurfing.

Rent kayaking equipment and attend a course in kayaking at

There are several ways of staying overnight in shelters and at campsites on the shores of the fjord.

The Planet Path

Take a stroll through the solar system along The Planet Path. Horsens Astronomical Association has built a 3 km long path from Høegh Guldbergs Gade in Horsens to Fiskerhuset near Boller Manor which illustrates the solar system scaled to 1: 1498 million. From the path, there are fantastic views of Horsens Fjord.

Coastal fishing

In several areas of Horsens Fjord, you can catch sea trout and rainbow trout and, in the summer months, also needlefish and mullet. And, in Horsens Harbour, you can catch herring and flatfish, amongst others.

On the northern shore and in the innermost part of the fjord, the waters are so shallow that waders are necessary. Tread with caution as the conditions on the bottom and the current may be dangerous in several areas.

Also, keep in mind the current conservation areas (see the map).

If you are between 18 and 65 years old, you must have a valid state-issued fishing licence which you can buy at, at Husodde Strand Camping or at Effektlageret which also has a wide range of fishing gear.


Denmark’s Industrial Museum
Glud Museum
Horsens Art Museum
FÆNGSLET – The prison museum
Museum Pass – visit 4 Horsens museums in 7 days
Tremhøj Museum
Glud Museum – Bringing history to life
Horsens Museum
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Gallery Hjorth
Marie Drewes Gallery
Galleri Brænderigården
Galleri Gasværk


Map of attractions around Horsens Fjord