Bornholm in autumn: a colorful and quiet travel oasis

Summer gradually turns into an equally charming autumn in October on Bornholm, the idyllic Danish island. This change is marked by a magnificent play of colors as the leaves change hues from a lush green to a kaleidoscope of golds, oranges and reds. This scenery, unfolding against the picturesque backdrop of the Baltic Sea, offers an unforgettable panorama that fascinates nature and photography lovers alike.

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Autumn on Bornholm, especially in October, is a recommended time to travel for those seeking tranquility. Compared to the high season in summer, the number of visitors decreases during these months, which allows for a quieter and more authentic experience on the island.

Bornholm, “a place surrounded by the sea, in winter and in summer”, as the Danish singer Peter Belli puts it in his song, offers a unique climate also in autumn. October can feature occasional rain showers and gray skies, while November often offers sunnier days. This constant change is a characteristic feature of the climate on this Baltic island and contributes to its charismatic atmosphere.

The autumn landscape on Bornholm is not only visually appealing, but also offers a variety of activities and events, especially during the Danish schools’ autumn vacations in the 42nd calendar week. Autumn festivals with pumpkin carving, bonfires and hikes through the colorful forests are just some of the highlights. The island’s nature trails invite you to go for walks and bike rides, while Bornholm’s towns offer a variety of art and cultural experiences.

In October and November the island changes and leaves the summer behind. However, the colors of autumn and the relaxed atmosphere make Bornholm an ideal destination for a quiet yet exciting vacation. Enjoy the warm autumn days and cool nights, explore the hidden treasures of the island and be enchanted by Bornholm’s nature and culture.

Discover Bornholm in autumn to experience its unique beauty and be fascinated by its colors, atmosphere and tranquility.

Visit the children’s festival in Hasle and Halloween in Gudhjem

In Hasle the children can experience the super cozy children’s party – with lots of fun activities in the Hasle hall and outside: creative workshop, climbing, abseiling and kayaking, horse-drawn carriage rides, open farming, role-playing games and jogging for everyone.

The city of Gudhjem invites you to Halloween with horror and horror during the autumn holidays. Pumpkins roll through the streets, the witches occupy the city and spread fear and horror along with the many spiders emerging from cracks and hooks. Experience the cosiness and ugliness – and try Denmark’s largest straw maze as long as there is daylight in the city.

Short travel routes and family-friendly accommodation

The journey to Bornholm from Sassnitz to Roenne does not take longer than three hours. And the ticket with the ferry from Sassnitz currently costs € 145 for the whole family (there and back) in autumn.

No autumn holiday on Bornholm without cozy accommodation. You can choose from many cozy and family-friendly accommodations.

Here are three excellent places to stay on Bornholm that are particularly suitable for an autumn visit:

  1. Stammershalle Badehotel – This charming hotel is located right by the sea in northeast Bornholm and offers stunning views of the Baltic Sea. The rooms are decorated in a classic Scandinavian style and many of them offer sea views. The hotel is known for its excellent restaurant, which prepares regional dishes with locally sourced ingredients. A cozy fireplace room invites you to relax and provides a warm atmosphere in the autumn months.
  2. Hotel Gudhjem – Located in the picturesque town of Gudhjem on the northeast coast of the island, this hotel is a popular place to stay. It offers a charming blend of modern comfort and traditional Danish design. The rooms are bright and inviting and many offer views of the sea or the charming city. The on-site café and bakery serve delicious homemade treats, and the heated outdoor pool stays open through the fall.
  3. Dueodde Badehotel – This hotel, located in the south of the island near the impressive Dueodde beach, offers a modern and relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are designed in a minimalist style, which creates a calm and soothing environment. Many rooms have private balconies that offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding nature and the nearby beach. The in-house restaurant serves a mix of classic and innovative dishes and offers an extensive selection of wines. In autumn, guests can admire the spectacular colors of nature from the comfort of their rooms.