ELBOW ROOM, THE SOUND OF NEAR SILENCE, WARMTH FROM THE HEART AND PEACE ON LIVØ
Effectively shielded from the nearest highway by 4-5 kilometers of sky-blue Limfjord waves is hidden one of the Himmerland coast’s best-kept secrets. There are no cars on Livø and farming on the island is 100% ecological. Take a trip over and let your beard grow for the price of a weekend, and let the island’s peace and quiet descend upon your family.
There is something about small islands. They urge you to put aside everyday life and for just a while accept that you are not available. That for once you are just yourself. And that all activity, food and entertainment must be found in the island’s own natural environment and offerings. This is particularly true of the Limfjord’s most isolated island, Livø, which, with its 9 permanent residents and 3.3 square kilometers, is Denmark’s 48thlargest island. No cars here! The only sounds you will hear are Nature’s own: the humming of bees, the wind in the trees, and the calls of owls. Enjoy the peace of one or two nights’ restful sleep at Livø Feriecenter and experience the island during the day with strolls between moorlands and coastal meadows, lovely clearings, quiet bogs, and delightful little lakes. The island’s self-sufficient organic farm, Livø Avlsgaard, produces beef and a high-quality bread flour, and is one of the very few places in Denmark where you can get certified organic honey from the farm’s beehives. Buy the products at the island store or taste them at Livø Kro, which offers country-style cuisine in connection with Livø Feriecenter. The inn, store, camping grounds and the Feriecenter are all located in the town’s only village, which is also the point of departure for several interesting activities, such as photo-stories, pod-walks and marked routes to informational spots about the island’s history. In August birdsong and the sound of waves get a musical accompaniment from the LIVØjazz festival, which for a while turns the island into one of the absolute best corners of the country to pitch one’s tent or moor one’s boat.