The Vejles


Birds, nature & sunset

Vejlerne is Denmark's largest scientific reserve, covering some 5,600 hectares, and contains Scandinavia's largest area of cane forest and Denmark's largest grazing meadows.

The name Vejlerne means the fords. Until 130 years ago, Vejlerne were two shallow fjord arms that reached north from Limfjorden. Today, after the dykes, the Vejles are still two separate areas, the eastern Vejles and the western Vejles, located on either side of the original Hannæs peninsula.

Connected, dense reed forests cover about a third of the Vejle, and they amount to almost 2,000 ha. The reed forest is a habitat for rare bird species, such as the reed bunting, reed hawk, spotted reed quail, crane and bearded tit. The beaches and fresh meadows also have interesting flora and fauna. Breeding Brush Turkey, Common Kite, Curlew, Great Copper Snipe and Red-breasted Robin are among the species found here. Other interesting breeding birds include the blue-necked duck, yellow wagtail, wigeon, atlantic duck, black-necked grebe, silver heron, common tern, common tern and black tern.

The rich bird life of the Vejles can be experienced in the nature room as well as from 8 observation towers and bird shelters. All sites offer in-depth information about the many birds. The area can also be seen from public roads, cycle paths, boardwalks and 16 viewpoints. Public access has not been allowed since 1960, according to a decree issued by the Ministry of State. The restrictions are intended to safeguard the unique bird population.


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Kærup Holmeskjulet

Han Vejleskjulet

Lund Fjord Tower

The Crane Tower


Arup Vejleskjulet

The dam


Østerild Tower

Tømmerby Fjord Tower