We saw a lighthouse as we left Copenhagen and I couldn't find it on the Denmark list. It turned out that it was on the island of Ven (or Hven) which is an island in the Oresund, roughly 2 miles long and a mile and a quarter wide, about 2.5 miles off the Swedish coast. Although this island was formerly a part of Denmark, it has been Swedish since 1660.
The lighthouse itself - Haken Nedre is at a station established in 1890 and is active. There is a round white cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, attached by a covered passage to the original 1-1/2 story red wood keeper's house. It is located near the northeastern tip of the island, about 800 m (1/2 mi) north of the ferry terminal at Bäckviken.
- Sailing and Boating
There is no real "off the beaten path" place on little Ven but this forest in the distance is Ven's only real forest and not all tourists find their way here. There are other forested areas on the island today, but this bit is a remnant of old forests. As you see if you click on the picture, it has good views across to Helsingborg on the mainland too.
- Hiking and Walking