The 293 square kilometre area in and around Randers Fjord which is appointed as a nature park, contains a wide variety of different habitats. Here are unique nature experiences, exciting cultural history and great opportunities for outdoor activities and experiences.
Randers Fjord is almost 30 km long and is the mouth of the river Gudenåen. Together with the fjord itself, the forests of reeds and beach meadows along the fjord are home to a rich bird life, and the fjord also contains a great variety of fish species.
In several places in the area, tables and benches, shelters and bird watching towers can be found, which the guests in the area can freely use.
In two places in Naturpark Randers Fjord, you have the possibility of crossing the fjord by ferry. The ferry sails across the fjord from Mellerup to Voer and at Udbyhøj. The Mellerup-Voer ferry service can boast of being the oldest royally licensed ferry service in Denmark dating back to 1740 and is also the smallest ferry in Denmark. Where Randers Fjord flows into Kattegat, you can take Denmark’s only cable-drawn ferry at Udbyhøj.
Do not miss:
1) The Activity Centre Kyst- og Fjordcentret near Voer
2) Udbyhøj Yacht Harbour, the Equipment Base and the beach
3) The Café Færgestedet in Mellerup
4) Kanaløen (The Channel Island) - Boats can be rented on the Kyst- og Fjordcentret.
5) The ferries at Randers Fjord
Danish Nature Parks are a labelling scheme administered by Friluftsrådet for larger cohesive natural areas that focus on using and protecting nature in Denmark.