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Crab fishing pots on the pier in the fishing port of Vesteroe Havn on Laesoe island
Crab fishing pots on the pier in the fishing port of Vesteroe Havn on Laesoe island

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A guide to the perfect stay on Læsø

Læsø is famous for its salt manufacturing. Did you know the island is also the biggest exporter of langoustines in Europe? And that it's full of seals?

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Østerby havn

Østerby harbor is packed with sailing boats and fishing boats. There are several beautiful sandy beaches just a stone’s throw from the harbor. Læsø is said to be the driest place in Denmark in summer. Enjoy some delicious food at Spisehus and then check out the charming design store next door.

Læsø Spisehus

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Jarvis cyklar

Renting a bike is almost a must on Læsø. The island is flat as a pancake with no grueling hills. Don’t forget to take cash with you so you can find a bargain along the way. How about some homegrown onions, a plant or some porcelain? There aren’t many cafés or places to eat, however, so pack a picnic basket.

Jarvis cyklar

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Havnebakken

It’s an advantage to like fish on Læsø. Plaice and langoustines are served at all the restaurants on the island. Every August they even arrange a festival to celebrate langoustines, Læsø Jomfruhummerfestival. Professional chefs come to compete with each other. We ate the most delicious plaice at Havnebakken, which is both a restaurant and hotel.

Havnebakken

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Storhaven

Storhaven is close to Læsø Saltsyderi. It’s a must visit for families with children. There are plenty of play areas and animals here. Curious goats and peacocks stroll around among the visitors. You can also buy local arts and crafts here, eat tasty open sandwiches and lick delicious ice cream.

Storhaven

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Strandgaarden badehotel

There are numerous hotels on Læsø. Strandgaarden Bade­hotel is 1km from Vesterø and 18km from Østerby. It’s a traditional half-timbered building with a thatched roof.

Strandgaarden badehotel

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Seadogs

Seal watching is popular on Læsø. On sunny days, they often lie in packs on the cliffs lazing. You can also book a guided seal safari. The safari boat takes you on a seal-watching trip around a local colony.

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Last edited: July 20, 2018

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