To the Danish coastline and back: Sangstrup & Karlby Klinter


When was the last time you looked out your window and thought: "Hey, the weather is too good to be inside. Lets go somewhere!!"

Here it doesn't happen nearly enough as it should happen.

It was one of those sunny brisk days that you anxiously long for during those colder winter months. The blue sky might fool you but these photos were actually taken last year in November. Together with our mom we took a walk at The Cliffs of Sangstrup and Karlby (Sangstrup & Karlby Klinter) on the peninsula Djursland. It is a 5 km long stretch of coastal lime cliffs which is not nearly as famous as its bigger brother The Cliffs of Møn (Møns Klint) situated on the Southeastern part of Denmark. Its anonymous existence suited us just fine as we could fumble across the rocky beach while peacefully enjoying the subtle sound of minuscule waves rolling in and examinating the walls of rocky lime that have withstood years of erosion. I love digging deep into beaches to find unique pieces of stone, sea glass or seashells. What is it with walks on the beach that suddenly transform you into an avid collector? It is like your mind becomes so focused on everything that lies before your feet and nothing else. We collected a pile of pebbles and stones. They were all categorized by various self-defined classes but were eventually left behind to preserve the hidden treasures of the beach for the next-coming visitors. The sky was perfectly clear that day and a fresh breeze gently waved in from the Baltic Sea. Nothing feels better than to be refreshed with pure and bracing air that leaves you with a sense of internal rejuvenation.

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  1. Nydelige bilder og fin tekst, som alltid! Jeg ser på Google Maps at dette bare er rundt to timers kjøring fra Grønhøj, hvor jeg skal være i to uker i august. Jeg har vært nord i Danmark mange ganger før, men nå leter jeg etter fine steder jeg ikke har besøkt før som det kan være mulig å dra til på dagstur. Kanskje dere har noen gode tips?

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    1. Jeg kender ikke lige til Grønhøj og det omkringliggende område. Men her kommer et par forslag:
      - Hvis I kører 30-45 min mod syd, så kan I besøge Søhøjlandet med Himmelbjerget og søerne. Der er så fint! Hvis I kører til Silkeborg, så kan I enten tage færgen (Hjejlen) til Himmelbjerget eller vælge at gå distancen gennem skov. Gåturen er selvfølgelig lidt lang, men ikke så krævende - det er trods alt Danmark :P Der er også mulighed for at leje kanoer.
      - 15 min mod øst finder I Dollerup bakker, hvor I kan tage nogle hyggelige gåture.
      - På Djursland (hvor klinterne er), der kan I også besøge Nationalpark Mols Bjerge. Tæt ved Rønde ligger Kalø Slotsruin, hvortil der er tilknyttet en isbod :)

      Både Djursland og Søhøjlandet kan man sagtens brugte to dage på. Håber det kan give lidt inspiration - og hvis der er andet, så spørger du bare løs :) Krydser fingre for at det danske vejr kommer til at være pragende til august! :))

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    2. Oi, jeg tenkte ikke på at det kunne være flere steder i Danmark som heter Grønhøj! Jeg skal altså til et meget lite sted mellom Løkken og Blokhus på nordvestkysten, så da er det litt lenger ned til stedene du nevner :-) Drar på søndag, det blir fint å komme tilbake til Danmark!

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  2. You guys click such gorgeous photos! :)

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    1. Hi Zara, you already found your way in here - welcome! I didn't have time to check out peoples webpages, hopefully soon, so I can get some inspiration. Gonna have a stopover at your home in a bit ;) Hope the thai soup worked miracles so your husband was on his feet the following day!! See you around, maybe in the Philippines? :P

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