Rubjerg Knude lighthouse in northern Jutland (“Nordjylland” in Danish) is in a precarious situation. Huge sand dunes whipped up by vicious North Sea winds are threatening to swallow it completely, and the coastline that it stands proudly upon is being eroded alarmingly quickly. Buried by sand or collapsing into the sea? Recent estimates suggest that it will grace the Danish coastline for another 5-10 years at most. We’re lucky we got to see this hauntingly beautiful structure before Mother Nature claims it as her own.
Wild camping. It’s permitted all over Scandinavia, as made infamous by Sweden’s “Allmansrätten” (the “everyman’s right”). Correct?
Well, not quite…
Contemporary art and water sports are not exactly two subjects which immediately spring to mind as being mutually complementary. However, in the wonderful setting of Vejle harbour in Jutland (Denmark), large-scale works of art have been thoughtfully placed out in the fjord… and the only way to appreciate them fully is by kayak or canoe.
Ever had a family travel experience scuppered by health and safety regulations and an absurd insurance policy? We have.
Canoeing and / or kayaking on the River Sauer in Luxembourg gets the whole family active and close to nature.
A spontaneous camping trip to a quiet corner of Haute-Marne, Champagne allowed us to discover castles, gardens, a magnificent church… and a ridiculously quirky museum.
Through a series of short family-friendly coastal hikes around the Isle of Arran (Scotland) we discover why it is such an excellent destination for an active family holiday.