"SAMSØ" Samsø by janvanommen

Samsø Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 49 photos

Samsø, unspoild island in the Kattegat

Samsø, is an beautiful island that lay in the Kattegat, north of Funen.
From Lushagen in the south, to Issehoved in the north the island is 28 km lang. On it's widest point the island is 7 km wide.
Samsø lays more isolated in the Baltic then for example Aero.
Jutland in the west, Funen in the south, and Seeland in the east.

The people on Samsø speaks two dialects: nordsamsk, and southsamsk.
The island has it's own Mayor: Jørn C Nissen.

You can spend your time here, to a wonderfull blend of relaxation, in calm surroundings, as well as more expierences.

The beaches of Samsø, vary from friendly sand-beaches to more small stony beaches and have on some places excellent fishing posibilities. At any beach however, the water is crystal clear and because the beaches are stretched means that the beaches are never crowded.

Samsø, the landscape

The landscape of Samsø is very beautiful and varied, which offers many expierences and opportunities for several activities.

The short distances made Samsø a perfect place for a cycle-holiday.
The villages on Samsø lay like a string of pears in the landscape.
In total 22, big or small, each village has it's own caracter.

Samsø is Denmark in miniature.
Steep slopes, hilly landscapes, with deep valley's and glacial gorges, moorland,and farmland and a bay with many islands.
You can find it all on Samsø
The fields full of vegetables and potatoes have many colors in the summer and give the landscape a specific character.

Facts:
Largest city: Tranebjerg
Population: 4000 inh.
Area: 114km2
Length: 28 km
Wide: 7 km
Narrowest point: 500m
Total Coastline: 120 km
Highest point: Ballebjerg 64m

Samsø, the energy island

Solarcells on the roof and a windturbine in your garden.....

Samsø has become the showroom of the world for renewable energy.
That was only possible by the great support of all the people of the whole island.

Samsø has not a traditional powerplant.
No,the electricity is coming from the 10 offshore windturbines, 15 land based windturbines of which 4 are private ones.

Between Mårup and Norby you can see the 2500m2 of solarpanels of the solarheatingplant. All in all 70% of the heatproduction comes from renewable sources.

Samsø was declared Denmarks Renewable Energy Island in 1997.
On windy days the isand send more electricity to the main land and on days without much wind they borrowd from the main land.

So the island becomes self sufficient using renewable energy.

In 2007 Samsø got an Energy Academy.
This Academy functions as a centre for informaion and exhibition of renewable energy in Denmark.
Many students, journalists and politicians from all over the world visit the Acedemy to see and hear about the tale of Samsø

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautifull island, short distances, nice shops
  • Cons:The wind
  • Last visit to Samsø: Jun 2011
  • Intro Updated Jun 30, 2011
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