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“Excursion to the special isle of (H)ven in Öresund Strait”
Review of Island of Ven

Island of Ven
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Landskrona
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Take a boat from Landskrona port, bring your picknick and/or bicycle, walking shoes, maybe an overnight bag. Visit the makers of goat's cheese (chèvre),Hvens getost, the producers of Hven whisky and other liquids at Backafallsbyn, the planetarium of fantastic astronomer Tycho Brahe, 1546-1601 and have a wonderful time surrounded by splendid scenery!

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

This island is excellent for a day trip or overnight relaxed holiday. The winning points are the peaceful setting, with not too many attractions to distract you, and depending on the time of the year, beautiful landscape. When we visited early May, the rapeseed flowers were midway blooming (give or take another couple of weeks for full bloom). We saw yellow rapeseed patches with deep blue sky and turquoise sea background (and in many spots, perfect reflections on the surface of small ponds). Wildlife was abundant. It's very easy to spot hares, pheasants, ducks, seagulls and other sea birds.

Bike hire and an outdoor picnic (weather permitting) is a must. There seems to be only one bike hire near the south ferry terminal (the one that goes to Landskrona). The bikes were very well maintained and had many varieties i.e. for children, tandem with a child, tandem with an adult, a cart to bring a toddler or picnic pack, additional basket and bike gear. It's not very expensive - SEK 80 for an adult bike for a day's rent. There were well defined bike routes, complete with map, around the island. The terrain is largely flat but on occasions hilly, that you need to get off the bike and push it uphill if you don't rent an additional bike gear. The roads were fairly quiet so it's quite safe for children. There were occasional cars and buses - need to be careful when passing them in narrower, rocky (and dusty) roads.

There were restaurants, small shops, a pub, B&Bs scattered across the island. In the peak summer season, it's wise to book an accommodation in advance. A night stay in a double room costs around SEK1,100 - 1,300 including breakfast and linen. You can find a list of B&Bs and contact details in www.landskrona.se. Otherwise, it's not difficult to just go there and find one on the spot given the island is so small (provided it's not peak season). There is also a camping site with barbecue pits.

6  Thank HahaBoy
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

When you leave the harbour of Landskrona and travel out to the island of astronomist Tycho Brahe, you will find yourself in a different world. Especially if you go there in other months than jun-aug. It is quiet out there. Quiet and with a different pace of life!

Rent bikes and within 30 minutes you are on the other side of the island looking out over Denmark. There are small restaurants, a small grocery and different kinds of accommodation. It all aspires down to this: If you like it quiet and to be on your own, you will like this place - and as me - even love it!

4  Thank NillaJ
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