Samsøs versatile nature is a paradise for adventurous children of all ages. Trips to the beach, historical tours, animals, action – you will not be bored
Water the kids
On hot summer days all you need to have a great day on the beach is a bucket and a shovel. In the shallow water of Sælvigbugtens even the smallest toddlers can splash around, build sand castles and look for beautiful stones. If you bring a fishing net, you may be lucky enough to catch small shrimps on the sandy bottom.
Wind in your hair
Nordby Bakker is fun to visit all year round. In summer you can run up and down, until you stand with your toes in the water at Samsøs northernmost point – Issehoved. If winter comes with snow, the hills are a great place to go sledging. At Easter children from Samsø still enjoy an ancient tradition – rolling eggs. A fun game where each participant has a handful of hand painted hard boiled eggs which is being rolled down the hills. Download the Danish Nature Agency’s leaflet (in Danish) on Nordby Bakker here
If you need action, pace and excitement, you and your family can try out on or more of the islands possibilities. Rent a bike and get around on a lovely, liberating way. You can also try horse riding, golf, archery, ax throwing, climbing, miniature golf, bmx, frisbee golf, beach volleyball, petanque.
Elves, trolls, soldiers and robbers
Samsø has always been a popular place for all sorts of teasers. When cycling around the island, you can make a stop at a number of places, and tell a good story that kids will love. Many of the stories are of course pure fabrication, but not less exciting. Visits include the Holy spring Ilsemade at Vesterløkken, gallows hills outside Tranbjerg and Pillemark, Vesborg lighthouse and churches.
Samsø Ecomuseum, that also has the HistoryUniverse, has published the child-friendly booklet “Stifinder på Samsø” (only in danish), which is about the island’s history.