Learn everything you need to know about cruise destinations under Avid Cruiser’s Port Profiles section (you’ll find a tab above on the navigation bar). Each week, we’ll provide one or more port profiles for those are planning trips or for those who need inspiration to do so. Today’s feature, Rønne, Denmark.
The oldest part of Denmark, the island of Bornholm offers both experiences that are millions of years old and those that are more freshly made. Smoked herring and beer, for example.
Historians estimate that the island was formed some 1,700 million years ago, which would make Bornholm the oldest part of Denmark. At the time, most of what was later to become the Danish landmass was below water.
Some 1,500 million years later, at least two different species of dinosaurs lived on the island. In fact, this is the only place in Denmark where it is possible to actually see dinosaur footprints. While this is a fact that Bornholm’s roughly 42,000 inhabitants quite rightly take pride in, the island has so many other facets that visitors can easily be overwhelmed by the alternatives at hand. Read our full profile featuring Rønne, Denmark.