Åkjær Manor and the lake in the garden

The fjord country – manor houses and exciting farm shops

Cosy villages, beautiful scenery and impressive buildings summarise an almost overlooked area south of Odder. In addition to an impressive cultural history, creative souls and entrepreneurs bring the small towns to life with galleries, specialty shops and farm shops.

Great nature experiences along Horsens Fjord

South of Odder - and to the north of one of Denmark's most beautiful fjords - you will experience soft hills, hilly forests with beautiful vistas and a flat coastal landscape. Here is what we call the fjord country with easy access to nature, signposted routes and east access to the fjord.

Man on bicycle at the vantage points, Udsigtshøjene, near Horsens Fjord

Breathtaking view at Trustrup

View of Horsens Fjord from Blakshøj in Uldrup Hills

Sondrup and Uldrup Hills

Sondrup Beach in Horsens Fjord

Sondrup Beach

The Sondrup nature is impressive.

From the beach, you have views of Alrø. It is not far from Sondrup Beach to Sondrup Plantation, Sondrup Hills and Uldrup Hills – a beautiful forested area with hills, vantage points and routes. Nearby, the vantage point, Trustrup Udsigtshøje, is worth visiting on your way home.

You can follow trails through the forests via the digital VisitOdder map (Google Maps). If you want to spend the night along the trip, we recommend Sondrup B&B. The B&B is located in very idyllic surroundings in an old timber-framed house in the middle of the forest. Larger groups can spend the night in the true Morten Korch style of an old farm at Stenegegaard Kursuscenter B&B.

The peninsula of Gyllingnæs is located at the opening of Horsens Fjord and is an elongated tip that extends far into the fjord. From the coast at Gyllingnæs, there are beautiful views of the Kattegat and into the fjord and its islands. Via the digital VisitOdder map (Google Maps), you can follow the route along the coast.

Hvis du vil have flere oplevelser ved fjorden, anbefaler vi at cykle hele vejen rundt om fjorden ad en 52 kilometer lang rute. Via Cykelfærgen Alrø-Snaptun kan du krydse fjorden til den modsatte side. Turen går over byer, havne, skove, slotte, øer og hyggelige lystbådehavne. Du kan se ruten på VisitOdders digitale kort (Google Maps).

The manors shaped the area

In the Odder area, you can see many old mansions whose history dates back several hundred years. Especially in the area along Horsens Fjord, there is a large concentration of estates and manor houses whose owners' wealth and need for labour were a major factor in the development of the area. Many legends and exciting stories relate to the previous owners and the often-violent events that took place in the impressive buildings.

Local produce, specialties and flea market purchases

The cosy villages south of Odder attract creative enthusiasts and entrepreneurs and the farms outside the towns produce and sell produce. The area is full of farm shops, small roadside stalls and specialty shops. Artists have open galleries and you can go in search of antiques and flea market purchases. We will guide you to the small and large gems of the area.

Mirror in the shop Møllebo Antik near Sondrup

Local shops in the fjord country