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Sailing Denmark: Møns Klint to Vejrø | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55Sailing Denmark, part one

The sail from Copenhagen to Klintholm on the island of Møn took us about 5 hours – it’s not a long sail if the wind is reasonable.

Boat dog - Senna sleeps during the sail to Møn | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Senna sleeps during the sail to Møn

Møn is famous for its white cliffs, named Møns Klint.  They’re not as high and vast as the white cliffs of Dover, but are incredibly striking nonetheless.  Møns Klint is about 7 km long and  100 meters high.

View of Møns Klint, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

View of Møns Klint, Denmark

The chalky white cliffs are composed of billions of microscopic fossils of shelled sea creatures that lived about 70 million years ago. During the ice age, the sea bed was pushed up and compacted by glaciers, resulting in the cliffs and the hills of Møn.

The lighthouse at Møns Klint | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

The lighthouse at Møns Klint

You can explore the cliffs (stairs down to the beach make it easy) and visit the GeoCenter with its 3D theatre to find out more about the formation of the cliffs.

Lush and gorgeous landscape on the island of Møn | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

An example of the lush and gorgeous landscape on the island of Møn

The closest marina to Møns Klint is Klintholm Havn

Klintholm Havn is a large (for Denmark) modern marina with alongside places for larger boats and boxes for smaller ones.  The mooring places are spread out over a holiday home area, so the atmosphere there is more “vacation” than “fisherman”.   Just make sure you moor in the marina and not in the fishing boat harbour.

Klintholm marina, island of Møn, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

View of Klintholm marina

Klintholm marina, island of Møn, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Doors for a fisherman’s storage shed in Klintholm

Beach at Klintholm marina, island of Møn, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

The beach on the western side of the marina

Klintholm marina, island of Møn, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

We did boat chores on this grey and foggy morning. The fog lifted after lunch.

Beach at Klintholm marina, island of Møn, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Senna certainly loved the beach!

The most incredible thing happened while we at Klintholm! We came upon another Swiss-flagged Discovery 55.  Since there are only 50 Discovery 55s in the world, and only three that are Swiss-flagged, this was really incredible, given that we were in a marina in a relatively remote area in Denmark. We invited the owners of “Blue Harmony”  for a drink in our cockpit, and had such a great time and good conversation that we continued on for dinner at the Portofino restaurant until almost midnight.

Sunset at Klintholm marina, island of Møn, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Beautiful sunset at the marina

The lovely evening light on the island of Møn | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

The lovely evening light on the island of Møn

The marina has all of the facilities you’d expect:

  • Toilets and showers (in three difference buildings so you don’t have a long walk to either of them)
  • Water and electricity (included in the price)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Turist information at the marina office
  • Small grocery store (sells the coins for the laundromat and rents bicycles)
  • 3 different restaurants
  • beaches
  • Sail repair and other boat repair shops
  • Fuel station
  • Grilling facilities

Prices per night: 9 -11.99 meters: 160 DKK; 12 – 14.99 meters: 200DKK; 15 – 17.99 meters: 250DKK; over 18 meters: 375 DKK.  If you stay 4 nights in a row, the fifth night is free.

Since this is a marina that’s a convenient distance from the north of Germany, it gets full during the summer months of June, July and August.  You may want to reserve a berth. Telephone: +45 24 42 21 82 or +45 21 36 35 77

Klintholm marina, island of Møn, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

These information signs were placed in various places throughout the marina in Klintholm

Discovering the island of Vejrø

Vejrø is a privately owned island in the region called Smålandsfarvandet, located between Sjaelland and Lolland. It’s quite small – only 2.5 km long and 700 meters wide – but still has a small airstrip.  Most of the land on the island is used for ecological farming.

Ecological (organic) farming on the island of Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Ecological (organic) farming on Vejrø

This was actually our second choice harbour for “in case the wind changes direction”.  Since the wind did indeed change direction, we ended up on Vejrø.  Fortunately, it was still quite early in the season, and we didn’t need to a berth. The marina can accept up to 85 boats, and there were only 9-10 boats there when we arrived.

Vejrø marina | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

View of Vejrø marina

A luxury hotel provides gourmet eating at the restaurant “Skipperly” for those of you who appreciate fine food.  The restaurant provided one gourmet tasting menu with matching wine for the evening.  The atmosphere is cosy, relaxed, yet “nordic luxurious”.  You can have a drink or coffee in the lounge with its soft jazz and comfortable sofas and armchairs.  There’s also a bar and a small fram shop with products produced on Vejrø.  For us, it was a nice break after days of cooking and eating dinner (and doing the dishes) on the boat.

"The Skipperly" restaurant on the island of Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

The cosy atmosphere in the Skipperly restaurant

"The Skipperly" restaurant on the island of Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

The restaurant serves a 3- course gourmet menu with wine to match

Skipperly restaurant on the island of Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Enjoying the wine choices at Skipperly

The marina is a bit more expensive than most other marinas in Denmark, but then the facilities are more “luxuious” than in other marinas and are included in the price.  The showers and toilets are impeccably clean and larger than in most marinas.  Other facilities include:

  • Laundry
  • Picnic and grilling area (wood provided for the grilling)
  • Huge playground for children, including a little “zoo” with rabbits and chickens
  • Football (soccer field)
  • Tennis court
  • Bicycles in different sizes
Chickens are raised near the hotel/restaurant on Vejrø | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Chickens are raised near the hotel/restaurant on Vejrø

Hotel on the island of Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Bicycles at the hotel, just two minutes’ walk from the marina, are free to use

Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

This sailing ship is a playground for children

Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

This is the building that houses the toilets and showers

Vejrø marina | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Another view of the marina on Vejrø

Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

…and yet another view of the marina

Prices in 2016:

  • up to 15 meters: 350 DKK
  • 15 – 20 meters: 450 DKK
  • Over 20 meters: 550 DKK

If you like to walk and discover nature, the entire island is strewn with footpaths and there’s a lot of wildlife.  We saw a number of rabbits and hares, pheasants and deer.  The beaches are “wild” so you’ll lots of sea birds.

We loved our stay on Vejrø and regretted not being able to stay a couple more days!

Lighthouse on the island of Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

The lighthouse is a five-minute walk from the marina

To reserve a berth (especially if your boat is over 15 meters) call +45 2027 2360.  You can also send a mail at info@vejroe.dk.  To reserve a table at Skipperly, the number is: +45 2067 0146.

Vejrø, Denmark | Cruising Attitude Sailing Blog - Discovery 55

Information panel at the marina