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Cruises to Bornholm

Bornholm, Denmark

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Bornholm, Denmark. Nestled in the Baltic Sea, Bornholm is a captivating cruise port known for its natural beauty, rich history, and unique charm. As your ship arrives at this picturesque destination, you'll be greeted by panoramic views of rugged coastlines, rolling green hills, and quaint fishing villages. Bornholm offers a delightful blend of breathtaking nature, diverse landscapes, and abundant marine life, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and culture seekers alike. Get ready to explore this Danish island gem and immerse yourself in its captivating allure.

Ships docking at Bornholm's port enjoy convenient access to the island's main town, Ronne. Here, ships dock directly at the harbor, allowing passengers to disembark and begin their exploration of the island's wonders. The port accommodates various cruise ships, offering modern facilities and services to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable visit. Ships typically arrive in the morning, providing ample time for passengers to discover the island's highlights before departing in the evening. The harbor area boasts amenities such as restaurants, cafes, and shops, where you can savor local delicacies, shop for souvenirs, or simply soak in the lively atmosphere.

Bornholm

Ronne, the main town on Bornholm, is a charming coastal destination with a unique blend of old-world charm and modern vibes. The town is characterized by its picturesque cobblestone streets, colorful timber-framed houses, and bustling squares. From an aerial view, you'll be captivated by the town's red-roofed buildings, the grand St. Nicolas' Church, and the vibrant Old Town Square. Highlights of Ronne include the Bornholm Art Museum, which showcases local and international artworks, and the Bornholms Museum, where you can delve into the island's intriguing history and culture. Explore the town's inviting cafes, boutique shops, and waterfront promenades for a true taste of Bornholm's charm.

Bornholm is steeped in a rich tapestry of local culture, heritage, customs, and traditions. Discover the island's Viking past and explore the fascinating exhibits at the Bornholm Museum, which houses artifacts and displays that bring the island's history to life. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals and witness their dedication to preserving traditional crafts and arts. Visit local artisans' workshops, where you can witness the creation of handcrafted ceramics, glassware, and textiles. Experience Bornholm's unique customs and traditions by participating in local festivals and events that celebrate the island's culture throughout the year.

Attractions and Activities

Bornholm offers a wealth of outdoor activities and adventures for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Explore the island's stunning coastline, featuring towering cliffs, sandy beaches, and hidden coves. Take a leisurely hike or bike ride through the lush forests of Almindingen, the island's largest forest, and discover hidden lakes, historic sites, and breathtaking viewpoints. Bornholm is also home to impressive medieval fortresses like Hammershus Castle, where history buffs can delve into the island's past. Wildlife enthusiasts can embark on birdwatching excursions or fishing trips to experience the abundant marine life that surrounds the island.

Local Speciality

Bornholm's gastronomy is a true delight for food enthusiasts. The island is known for its fresh and flavorful ingredients, with a focus on locally sourced produce and seafood. Indulge in classic dishes like smoked herring, pickled cucumbers, and hearty rye bread. Sample Bornholm's famous smoked fish, such as smoked mackerel or salmon, which is a true delicacy. Pair your meal with a glass of local beer or snaps, a traditional Danish spirit. Don't miss the opportunity to savor the island's specialty, the Bornholm Layer Cake (Sol over Gudhjem), a delicious concoction of marinated herring, egg yolk, chives, and rye bread.

A visit to Bornholm is incomplete without indulging in its locally made products and souvenirs. The island is renowned for its artisanal crafts, including hand-blown glassware, ceramic pottery, and intricately woven textiles. Explore the local markets and boutiques to find unique souvenirs such as handmade jewelry, traditional wooden toys, and locally produced honey or jams. Take a piece of Bornholm's artistic heritage home with you and cherish the memories of your visit through these authentic and locally crafted treasures.

Festivals and Events

Bornholm hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating the island's culture, traditions, and vibrant community spirit. In July, the Folkemødet, or People's Meeting, brings together politicians, artists, and citizens for lively debates, cultural performances, and festivities. The Medieval Centre in Bornholm also hosts medieval-themed events, complete with jousting tournaments, music, and historical reenactments. During the summer months, you can experience traditional folk dances, music concerts, and art exhibitions that showcase the island's creative spirit.

Best time to visit Bornholm

The best time to visit Bornholm is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is pleasant, and the island is buzzing with activities and events. This is the ideal time to explore the outdoor attractions, relax on the beautiful beaches, and partake in the local festivals. However, each season on Bornholm has its own unique charm. Spring brings blooming flowers and a sense of renewal, while autumn offers vibrant foliage and a quieter atmosphere. Consider visiting during these shoulder seasons for a more intimate and tranquil experience.


Bornholm Cruise Schedule

Bornholm, a captivating cruise port of call in Denmark, offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and outdoor adventures. From the charming town of Ronne to the island's scenic landscapes, Bornholm invites visitors to immerse themselves in its unique atmosphere and rich history. Explore the local culture, indulge in delicious cuisine, and discover the island's hidden treasures through its local products and festivals. Whether you're seeking relaxation, exploration, or a glimpse into Danish traditions, Bornholm is sure to enchant and leave you with unforgettable memories of your cruise experience in Denmark. Embark on a journey to Bornholm and let the island's beauty and allure captivate your senses.

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Saturn, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: May 29, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Sky, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: June 3, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Neptune, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: June 6, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Sky, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: July 1, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Venus, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: July 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Saturn, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: July 24, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Neptune, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: August 1, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Sky, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: August 26, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Jupiter, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: May 12, 2025

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary