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Nekselø: Denmark's answer to Greenland is in Sejerøbugten

Tine and Sarah from Ødysséen this time visit Denmark's answer to Greenland - namely Nekselø in Sejerøbugten.
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Nekselø: Denmark's answer to Greenland is in Sejerøbugten is written by Tine Tolstrup.

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A small island gem in Sejerøbugten

With untouched snow on the black rocks along the coast, there are ice floes rocking quietly in the water and huge slopes that go almost vertically down into the cold water on the west side. Must tiny Nekselø simply be Denmark answer to Greenland. At least in winter cold and dark March.

With only 20 minutes sailing in a small fishing cutter ferry from the port of Kalundborg, lies this small fine fairy-tale island. Here there is a unique plant and animal life - smaller than Amager Fælled and definitely worth a visit.

Although the island is not bigger than you can walk around in 3 hours, there is quite a lot of space. There are less than 20 inhabitants, so there is a long way between the houses and the residents. And at this time of year, it is not exactly tumbling around with tourists, so we felt we had Nekselø completely to ourselves. It was a bit like landing on a desert island - a stunningly beautiful and wonderfully deserted island.

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Troldeskoven on Nekselø

In the winter cold and dark March wind, on this little mini-Greenland, we felt like another Sirius expedition. However, a more relaxed version, not very survival-like and significantly more canned mackerel-eating version.

We walked along the path all the way along the coast and came past beautiful sandy beaches, wind-blown pine trees and through Troldeskoven on the east side of the island, which is by no means as eerie as it sounds. On the other hand, it was a nice little natural gem that we enjoyed a lot. We crossed the high slopes on the west side, where we went all the way to the edge. There is nothing that is packed tourist carefully away behind bars here - just raw nature. Super cool.

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About the travel writer

Tine Tolstrup

Tine has a degree in geography from the University of Copenhagen with a focus on environmental management and has a solid knowledge of the Danish natural and cultural landscape, urban development and settlement patterns.
From March to September 2018, she and Sarah Steinitz will explore the island kingdom and travel around to 37 islands in Denmark. It's going to be an adventure. An adventure they call The Odyssey. They are part of a generation that flies around the world after the book "1000 places you must see before you die", but still have never been to Avernakø or driven over Storstrømsbroen. They will seek out the adventures that await around the corner - on Fejø, Fanø, Fur and the 34 other islands that they travel around on their Ødyssé.

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