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Gudhjem
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Gudhjem

Smoked herring, the harbour, the museums and beautiful nature – it's easy to see why Gudhjem on Bornholm Island is such a popular place to visit.

Denmark's only mountain town, located on the north-east coast of Bornholm Island, Gudhjem offers the perfect setting for a wonderful holiday. Here you will find a relaxed island mentality and year-round stunning nature. There are also many restaurants, shops and museums, so you can get a little bit of everything on your holiday in Gudhejm.

Gudhjem has always been a fishing town, and at the end of the 1800s, it became the first town to smoke herring. This soon became a large part of its industry and identity, and Gudhjem has since been known as the place where the smoke comes from. Nowadays, tourism is its main industry, and its signature dish "Sol over Gudhjem" ("Sun over Gudhjem") – smoked herring with egg yolk on rye bread – is well-known everywhere in Denmark.

Visit the Oluf Høst Museum, the celebrated painter's home which was turned into a museum, or the Gudhjem Museum, located in the old preserved station. Take a trip to Karamel Kompagniet's shop and buy its famous sweets. Walk up to the Gudhjem Church, which overlooks the town, or go south to the fishing village of Melsted.

There's plenty to do in the Gudhjem area. There are swimming pools and cinemas, and with a ferry connection to Christiansø Island, you can easily cross over to the ancient forts. For a bit of city life, go to Brøddegade Street, where you will find shops, cafés and restaurants. Gudhjem, with its rocky terrain, is also a great place to explore nature. Walk up the 157 ft tall Bokul Hill, where you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the town.

To get to the sunshine island, you have to fly or take a ferry. Travelling around the island can be done by bus or by car, or you can rent a bike and experience Bornholm's nature to its fullest.

A weekend getaway in Gudhjem means you can relax and enjoy nature, all whilst having easy access to the other attractions on Bornholm.

Gudhjem Vandrerhjem
Gudhjem Vandrerhjem
2 out of 5
Ejnar Mikkelsensvej 14, Gudhjem
The price is £73 per night from 8 May to 9 May

Nestled on the beach, this Gudhjem hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Gudhjem Glasrogeri Pernille Bastrup and Oluf Host Museum. Baltic Sea Glass and Bornholms ...

3.3/5 (80 reviews)

"shared kitchen facilities could have been better and were not as good as the other hostel on Bornholm. Not enough glasses, mugs and sharp knives."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Gudhjem Vandrerhjem
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3 out of 5
Grevens Dal 50, Gudhjem
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £131 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr

Located in the heart of Gudhjem, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gudhjem Glasrogeri Pernille Bastrup and Oluf Host Museum. Baltic Sea Glass and ...

3.9/5Good! (257 reviews)
Fabulous location but terrible service

"The location is perfect but was spoilt by the unfriendly welcome and dirty shower curtain in the tiny bathroom. The hotel seemed to be run by a bunch of young people who were themselves on holiday. We felt as though we were disturbing them when we arrived, as they were having dinner on the hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019

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Holiday Flats Gudhjem Søpark, Gudhjem
Holiday Flats Gudhjem Søpark, Gudhjem
Lille Jernkasvej 2, Gudhjem, Hovedstaden
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Situated in Gudhjem, this resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gudhjem Glasrogeri Pernille Bastrup and Oluf Host Museum. Baltic Sea Glass and Bornholms Middelaldercenter ...

Holiday Flats Gudhjem Søpark, Gudhjem
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
"the old Brewery" Gudhjem :)
"the old Brewery" Gudhjem :)
7 Bryggerstræde, Gudhjem, Hovedstaden

This family-friendly Gudhjem holiday home is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Gudhjem Glasrogeri Pernille Bastrup and Oluf Host Museum. Bornholms ...

3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
Sauberes, zweckmäßiges Haus - aber klein.

"Insgesamt war das Haus sehr zweckmäßig eingerichtet, aber schon klein. Es gibt insg. 4 Zimmer mit einem Doppelbett und ein Zimmer mit einem Doppelbett und einem Doppelstockbett (alle Zimmer mit Waschbecken). Die Betten waren schon sehr weich und die Zimmer sehr hellhörig. Die Küche war zweckmäßig ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

"the old Brewery" Gudhjem :)
2 Bedroom Accommodation in Gudhjem
2 Bedroom Accommodation in Gudhjem
Brøddegade, Gudhjem, Hovedstaden

Situated in Gudhjem, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gudhjem Glasrogeri Pernille Bastrup and Oluf Host Museum. Baltic Sea Glass and Bornholms ...

2/5 (2 reviews)
Kro og trafik, men ok

"Ferieboligen er sådan lidt trist noget mørk, fordi der kun er et vindue i stueetagen som også er dør, så var der kun 4 knive, gafler, glas mm. men vi skulle kun bruge den til at overnatte i ikke til at holde ferie i og til det var den OK hvis man kom hjem efter21 og kunne sove for busserne, det kan ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2019

2 Bedroom Accommodation in Gudhjem
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Gudhjem
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Gudhjem
Brøddegade 14, lejl., Gudhjem, Hovedstaden

Situated in Gudhjem, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gudhjem Glasrogeri Pernille Bastrup and Oluf Host Museum. Baltic Sea Glass and Bornholms ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Fint sted

"Meget fint og roligt men dårlige senge"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

1 Bedroom Accommodation in Gudhjem
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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