Going to Sydhavshuset we bring our walking boots, binoculars and day backpack because we love walking and exploring the great outdoors.

You can also learn more about local nature walks and experiences at naturlandet.dk who have also developed a free iOS and Android app.

Gedser Odde

Gedser Odde is Denmarks southernmost point. It’s a beautiful place to walk along the cliffs, skip stones and is particularly good for birdwatching. It is known for is migratory birds and birds of prey and is home to Gedser Bird Station.

Gedser Fyrvej 4
4874 Gedser
Gedser birdstation website

Bøtø Wood

One of the nearest woods is Bøtø wood owned by the Danish Nature Fund, which is a beautiful woodland covering 153 hectares, with both wild ponies and highland cattle and a dedicated dog wood park where you can let your dog off the lead. This area is also one of the best places to see butterflies in Denmark, including some rare species. You are advised to keep at least 50 metres distance between yourself and the wild ponies and cattle and to not feed them.

Bøtø Ringvej 50
4873 Væggerløse

Bøtø Nor Birding Site

If you are into birdwatching, north-west of Bøtø wood is the Bøtø Nor Bird Reservation with a bird watching platform. This is a great place to see migrating birds in autumn. DOF BirdLife

Fiskebæk Wood

Fiskebæk wood is only a 10min drive from Sydhavshuset. While a lovely wood to walk in, the best part is that in the North end of the forest you might stumble across some local history, consisting of stone age burial chambers and mounds.

Ved Gl. Landevej
4874 Gedser

Seal Safari

You can see seals at the coast near the summerhouse, but if you want a greater chance of spotting seals you can go a bit further afield with a 40min drive to Nysted where they run a seal safari. We haven't tried it yet, but it's high on our to-do list!

Strandvejen 18
4880 Nysted
Nysted Seal Safari