Havnsø is a small ferry berth by the north-western coast of Sealand.
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Havnsø is situated in the bay 'Nekselø Bugt' and has always been an important ferry berth. Havnsø belongs to the area Odsherred, which is famous for it's unique light. As the holiday houses of this area are not often let off to tourists, but vacated by the owners, the region still appears 'typically Danish'. You can swim, enjoy nature and experience the culture and sights of the area here. It is possible to buy groceries in the area, and the nearest larger town is Kalundborg (22 km), which offer an interesting harbour environment, a quarter from the Middle Ages with narrow alleys and well-preserved, half-timbered houses, Denmark's only church with 5 spires, many exhibitions and a cosy town centre with restaurants and shops.
The sandy beach of Havnsø, which belongs to the area Vesterlyng, is very suitable for children and has the Blue Flag. Windsurfers will find good conditions here as well.
In the northern part of Ordrup (16 km) another sandy beach is available. This beach is also very suitable for both children and surfers. Here you will find a raised beach with tables and benches as well as a ramp, leading down towards the water. The ramp enables you to bring a wheelchair, a pushchair etc to the beach.
The area 'Vesterlyngen' near Havnsø is Sealand's largest moor landscape with meadows, small lakes, heather and rare vegetation. The area is a conservation area.
The headland 'Ordrup Næs' is a partly preserved nature area with hardwood trees and pines. From the tip of the tongue you can observe both porpoises and seals, if you are in luck (16 km).
Anglers will find good opportunities all along the shores of western Sealand, in the Put & Take fishponds of the area or on the sea, onboard a fishing vessel, which sails out from both Havnsø and Sjællands Odde.
If you wish to play golf, the 18-hole course of 'Kalundborg Golf Klub' is recommendable.
If you wish to go horseback riding, it is possible to rent riding horses more places in the area.
On the headland 'Ordrup Næs' you can follow a path, which leads you all the way around in the scenic area. Because of the good wind conditions on the headland, it is also very popular to fly with kites here.
The area is also of interest for divers, who can search for finds from an old stone age settlement about 50 metres offshore by 'Ordrup Næs'.
The mill 'Havnsø Mølle' is a Dutch mill from the year 1822.
Enjoy the atmosphere in the harbour of Havnsø, where you can buy fresh fish, or go with the ferry to the traffic-free island Nekselø, which offers a scenic and interesting landscape, a rich animal life and great views, or to the island Sejerø, which has Denmark's mildest climate, a hilly landscape, many small bathing beaches as well as more passage graves and a monolith.
The castle 'Dragsholm Slot' is Denmark's oldest castle. The primeval fortress from the early mediaeval times has a dungeon and offers many ghost stories. A scenic palace garden belongs to the castle (10 km).
In the zoo 'Odsherreds Zoo Dyrepark' by Asnæs you can experience 600 animals, divided on 100 species (ca. 18 km).
The passage grave by Højby is one of the best preserved graves in the country. The passage grave has 2 chambers, is 4.5 metres high, has an external diameter of 26 metres and functioned as burial chamber for 98 people. The exhibition from the excavation can be seen on the nearby 'Stenstrup Museum' (31 km).
The amusement park 'Sommerland Sjælland' offers more than 60 activities for the whole family, like a cosy canoe trip, a wild ride in the roller coaster or a visit to the largest water world in Sealand (30 km).
Visit the capital Copenhagen with the vivid culture life, museums, music, theatres, galleries, the pedestrian street 'Strøget' and sights like the Tivoli, a planetarium, the adventure centre 'Eksperimentarium', the art museum 'Carlsberg Glyptotek', the castle 'Rosenborg Slot' with the crown jewels, København Zoo and much more (96 km).
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