Special natural areas

Photo: Tage Klee

Nature is full of wonder and diversity, and there are many opportunities to experience this diversity in The South Coast of Denmark. See our guide to some of the destination’s most unique and not-to-be-missed natural sights. 

Unique experiences in a special kind of nature

It’s possible to immerse yourself in a special kind of nature in many places in South Zealand and on Møn – for example, you can experience impressive hills and beautiful beach forests in this area.

The impressive area called Siberia in Faxe Ladeplads is quite unique in the sense that it is both a forest and a beach at the same time. The cosy forest runs along the water’s edge, offering ample opportunity to combine a trip to the beach with a picnic in the wonderful surroundings

Mandemarke bakker

The area is part of the Møns Klint cliffs and is located on the south side of the elevated area of Høje Møn. The chalk on Mandemarke Hills gives the area an immense natural wealth that can’t be found anywhere else in Denmark. The south-facing slope of Høvblege, located on the sunny side, has trees rising more than 100 m above the Baltic Sea, and ends at 135 metres above sea level on Kongsbjerg hill, where the chalky soil contributes to the area’s unique plants, trees and flowers of various colours, including orchids. It is also possible to see species of butterfly like the large blue and the transparent burnet. Mandemarke Hills are part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which means that picking, digging or otherwise contaminating the beauty of nature is prohibited.

Aborrebjerg

At 143 metres above sea level, Aborrebjerg on Møn ranks number one on the list of biggest hills in Denmark. In addition, the distance from the summit to the base of the hill is just under a kilometre, which makes it the hill with the biggest difference in elevation in the country. Aborrebjerg is located up against the Møns Klint cliffs, and on top of the hill is a protected area where rare flowers and birds live and grow. The mountain’s height means that there is good visibility towards both Stevns and the Storstrøm bridges in clear weather, which gives the place a very special feeling.  

Høje Møn

The elevated area of Høje Møn is not as well known as its side, the Møns Klint cliffs. Nevertheless, Høje Møn is just as impressive a sight. The area behind the cliffs offers breathtaking experiences and unique lookout points, such as Aborrebjerg (described above). Plant life on Høje Møn is exceptional, where rare plants like Austrian flax, sainfoin and yellow reseda can be found, but the wildlife is just as unique. The Eurasian hobby and the raven breed here, while the red kite, cranes and buzzards also live in the area. Høje Møn is the only place in Denmark that is home to the large blue butterfly, so it’s a rare and impressive sight to see the beautiful insect. Larger animals such as adders, deer and hares also live in the rugged nature, which makes Høje Møn a fascinating natural experience.

Impressive natural phenomena