On a trip along Limfjorden, you will find a large selection of exciting natural phenomenona and cultural attractions. Only a few will be able to visit all the attractions along the bay, but in the following, we will offer some suggestions to some nice holiday experiences.
The largest bird sanctuary of Northern Europe is called Vejlerne. Vejlerne is a low-lying area of 6,000 acres with meadows, bamboo forests and brackish water lakes. Vejlerne exists due to a failed draining project. It is now a preserved paradise for birds and bird enthusiasts.
The Eshøj plantation is situated about 4 km from the centre of Thisted. The plantation is a small botanical treasure consisting of 150 different species of trees and bushes from all over the world, and is thereby a very unusual forest.
Eshøj offers good opportunity for fresh air and exercise. The terrain is hilly and the difference of height is 25 km from Limfjorden to the highest spot of the plantation.
You can go for a run or for a walk thus giving yourself the time to see, hear, smell and feel the pulse and rhythm of nature. Furthermore, it gives you the opportunity of meeting an exciting nature which is right in front of you.
The hilly landscape constitutes a part of the Limfjord coast in the direction of Vildsund. There are clefts and valleys created from the erosion of melted water at the end of the last Ice Age. There are 17 preserved grave mounds in the area. Six of them are nicely situated on a row down the hill crest. The area is preserved, and in order to maintain the moor, there are pacture sheeps on the steep slopes.
In Ullerup, a bit north of Heltborg, you will find the 6000 year old stone house which is open to the public.
The Limfjord centre, Doverodde
150 years after the first grocer’s was established in Doverodde, the Doverodde grocer’s house is now one of the best preserved merchant houses of Limfjorden from that period. Today it is a centre of experience with focus on Thy and Limfjorden. In the old grain silo, there are exhibitions of geological occurrences and animals from that period.
In the old warehouse you can find an exciting activity room where you can examine the fish and other animals you yourself have caught in the bay. There are also exhibitions showing the development of the merchant’s houses over the years. Furthermore there are various exhibitions and activities.
The ancient churchyard at Ydby Hede.
With its 49 grave mounds, this ancient churchyard is the biggest one in Denmark.
Lunaria and Danas Have. The art collection, which is the only one of its kind, shows different exhibitions by the artist, Susanne Twermoes and her poetic world of images, i.e. a life work created out of leaves and petals. From the adventure garden of the museum there is a view of the Vikings’ Limfjord which is crossed by the Amber Road (Ravvejen) near Sindrup towards Europe. Furthermore there is a museum of the most famous Limfjord poets, e.g. Johs. V. Jensen, J.P. Jakobsen, Jeppe Åkjær etc.
Vestervig church is the biggest village church in Scandinavia. It has one of Denmark’s finest organs with 52 stops, which can be enjoyed at exquisite church concerts. The church is also known for the legend about the sad love story between Liden Kirsten and Prince Buris. Liden Kirsten, the half sister to Valdemar den Store, had a love affair with the brother to Queen Sofie, Prince Buris. When Valdemar discovered the relationship, he had Liden Kirsten dance until she died. She was buried at Vestervig cemetery. Prince Buris was blinded, gelded and chained to the church wall right next to Liden Kirsten’s grave. When he died, he was buried in the same grave as Liden Kirsten.