If the coast is not your thing, head to Almindingen forest in the centre of the island, and pick one of the many trails for a hike. During our stay the snow covered forest looked like something out of a fairytale!
Watch glassmaking in action
Visit a Bornholm Christmas market
There is nothing more hyggelig than a danish Christmas market! In the weekends leading up to Christmas the island is full of them! Nestled beside a shipping wharf, Bornholm Christmas market in Nexø is brilliantly off-the-wall and a great place to buy anything from local beer, honey, jewellery, glassware, chocolates and knitwear!
I loved that there were oil barrels dotted around the market offering a place to warm our hands – they were completely in fitting with the industrial shipping location!
Other Christmas market must-dos include the small, yet charming one at Siemsens Gaard Hotel in Svaneke where you could warm the cockles over a mug of gløgg and hotdogs (below):
Also, don’t miss the incredible Christmas craft market at Hjorths Fabrik – recognised as one of the best preserved industrial monuments in Scandinavia. At Christmas, the museum is taken over by local seamstresses, potters, jewellery makers and artists selling their wares. It’s a Christmas market shopping paradise and not far from the ferry port in Rønne so easy to get to without a car too!
All of the original potters wheels and tools (seen below) are still in use in the atelier.
If you’re looking for something really local, keep an eye on the calender for the village Christmas market in Gudhjem. Lanterns light the way and a pretty Christmas tree by the harbour awaits!
Tuck into a Dansk Julefrukost (Danish Christmas feast)
I hope you enjoyed these snapshots from our wintery weekend on Bornholm! I just thought it would be fun to share our quirky trip with you – especially if you love to hear about more alternative Scandinavian destinations!
Right guys, I think that’s it from me this week. Thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a really cosy and relaxed weekend!
All photos and words by me.