Læsø Travel Guide

  • Seaweed roof on Museumsgaarden
    Seaweed roof on Museumsgaarden
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    Læsø bicycles
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    The south-western coast of Læsø
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Læsø Things to Do

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    by ValbyDK Updated Aug 11, 2012

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    Læsø Tårnet (the Læsø Tower) is a 17-meter-high tower built of homemade, red semicircular bricks. It is located in Byrum in the centre of Læsø, and was erected in 1927 by clog maker Thorvald Hansen...

    Inside the tower is a small exhibition about Thorvald Hansen, and a view of the countryside from the top of the tower... But nothing special IMO, and you should only visit the tower if you are in the Byrum area...

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    Søfarts- og Fiskerimuseet (the Maritime Museum) is located in the oldest house, from 1872, in Vesterø. The museum displays objects from Læsø’s fishing and maritime history... You can learn more about long line fishing, Danish seine trawling, lobster fishing with pots, the local lifesaving service, employment in the international merchant navy, violent storms and shipwrecks, and much more… At the Maritime Museum, you can also see a part of Denmark's second largest silver coin treasure. It was discovered in 1982, and consists of more than 1,800 coins from the 16th and 17th century...

    The Maritime Museum is part of Læsø Museum, and tickets to the museum also give access to Museumsgaarden in Byrum...

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    by ValbyDK Updated Aug 10, 2012

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    Museumsgaarden (The Museum Farm) is located just outside Byrum in the centre of Læsø. It is an outdoor museum showing how farming and daily life was on the island about 150 years ago. Parts of the building can be traced back to the 17th century, and the most impressive is the large roof laid with seaweed (eelgrass). Læsø had no big forests, and seaweed was a traditional building material for centuries. The timbering is also related to the sea as it is driftwood or from shipwrecks. It is said that it took 17 good wrecks to build a whole farm. The people on Læsø had to use the materials that were available to them at that time...

    Museumsgaarden is part of Læsø Museum, and tickets to the museum also give access to the Maritime Museum in Vesterø...

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Læsø Transportation

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    by ValbyDK Updated Aug 11, 2012

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    Læsø is a rather small island and a bicycle is a great way to explore the island... You can (like I did) rent a bicycle at Jarvis Cykler, the shop is located on the main street in Vesterø, 5 minutes walk from the Læsø Ferry...

    I paid 75 DKK for a half day, this was enough time to see the western part of Læsø on a 20 kilometre route...

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    by ValbyDK Updated Aug 11, 2012

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    The island of Læsø is located 19 kilometres off the northeast coast of Jutland, and is serviced by the ferries of the Læsø Line. The ferries connect Frederikshavn on the mainland to Vesterø Havn on Læsø, a 90 minutes crossing, and there are up to five departures every day (most in the summer season)...

    Check their webpage for timetables, ticket prices, etc...

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