The quaint old harbour town of Aarøsund nestles on the Little Belt coast. There are white sandy beaches to the north and south. You are welcome to stroll on the harbour and new promenade. From the 300-metre-long promenade, there is a stunning panoramic view of the Little Belt Straits and the beautiful island of Aarø. Stop at Aarøsund Havnegrill for an ice cream. Enjoy the sunset!
Did you know that Aarøsund is the only port on the Little Belt Straits to land fish destined for the Hvide Sande fish market? Trout caviar is exported from Aarøsund to far-away countries, such as Japan, USA and Australia. Next to the fish factory, there is an old boatyard, which keeps traditional boat-building crafts alive. If the boatyard is open, you are welcome to pop in to watch the shipwrights at work.
Get yourself the unforgettable nostalgia of a stay at the award-winning Aarøsund Badehotel, which offers an authentic beach hotel atmosphere and serves gourmet dishes in its idyllic parlours. You can walk from the hotel directly onto the sands and enjoy a fabulous view across to the island of Aarø. The beach hotel boasts entertainer Victor Borge’s grand piano, authoress Karen Blixen’s sofas, a portrait of German Emperor Wilhelm II and a painting of Hammershus (a medieval fortress on Bornholm).
Gammelbro Camping lies at the southern edge of Aarøsund. It is one of Denmark’s largest camp sites. You can swim, fish, dive, snorkel and surf here – and create works of art of your own. The camp site’s swimming pool is open to the public (even if you are not staying at the camp site).
Taking Aarøsund as your starting point, put on your hiking boots and hike along Camino Haderslev Næs. This is a 106 km route. We would never dream of suggesting that you walk it in one day. The route weaves its way past nine picturesque churches and through Southern Jutland’s undulating landscape. Through fields and woods, on gravel paths, byroads and cycle paths, Camino Haderslev Næs offers spectacular views of rolling hills and expanses of water. A memorable and varied trip is guaranteed.