Nature Park Nakskov Fjord
On the flat West Lolland, furthest out lies toward a 12 km long Fjord with 10 large and small islands is a 7.5 km long spit called Albuen. The fjord is mostly encircled by 4 metres high storm surge dikes and cultivated farmland.
Nature Park Nakskov Fjord is known as the fjord with the greatest number of islands of any Danish fjord and covers an area of about 55 km². Out on the fjord there are year-round opportunities for exciting experiences in nature. Tour boats sail frequently, so there are many opportunities to investigate the fjord area.
A trip on or around the Fjord is a great experience. You will find one beautiful scenic view after another. The Fjord is also a unique cultural environment and has several national landmarks.
The Nature Park Nakskov Fjord is shallow in many places, with depths under 2 meters. Here and there the fjord bottom is cut by natural, and man-made, navigation channels. The oldest channel, called the Det Gamle Løb, was formed by a glacial river during the last ice age as the ice melted. A sailing tour on the fjord nearly always follows this channel which passes close to the Fjord’s major islands.
The fjord’s characteristic birds are the mute swans. Thousands can be seen all year round, and we often sail through large flocks of swans. That is why the mute swan is represented in our logo.
There is public access to the fjord's largest island, Enehøje, and to Albuen as well as to the area just around Engelsborg on Slotø, and by arrangement, on Vejlø.
Nakskov Fjord is not just those places covered by water. Large drainage and reclaiming works after the storm flood in 1872 halved the fjord, but traces of the old fjord are still visible, and it takes very little imagination to visualise bays and coves where, in previous times, people hunted and fished.
If you would like to explore Nature Park Nakskov Fjord, we welcome you. If you want to know more, we recommend looking at the site pages about the current or old Fjord.