Gps: 56.829239, 9.019652
367 square kilometers of real holiday experiences await you at Mors. The Limfjord’s largest island is known for its unique and varied nature, and the many possibilities of the fiord for active holidays and for the fresh fish and shellfish that are collected in the Limfjord.
The varying nature of the island ranges from the dramatic moclay cliffs on Nordmors, which tell 55 million years of history, to the more gentle South Mors, which contains lush agricultural areas and large, quiet plantations such as Legend Mountains. The Limfjord naturally puts its mark on the landscape - a landscape that has over the centuries fascinated residents and guests, including many artists.
Today, Mors is also known for its many artists and artisans, who often seek inspiration in the magnificent and varied nature. The landscape of Northern Mors is characterized by the many impressive moclay cliffs that lie like pearls on a string from Sundby in the west to Ejerslev in the east.
Moclay cliffs occurs, as the only place in the world, only in the western part of the Limfjord. More than half are found on Mors, and they are quite different in size and expression. Natural pearl Hanklit, with a height of 61 meters, is a candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The beautiful folds in the cliff are formed during the Ice Ages, and the many black volcanic ash layers give a distinctive contrast to the bright piers. It is possible to park close to the cliff, and you can always go up and enjoy the magnificent view at the top of Hanklit. Furthermore, it is obvious with a hike on the beach below the cliff. Knudeklint on Fur is also a candidate to join the World Heritage List with Hanklit, and both are expected to be admitted in a few years.
When the moclay cliffs were formed approx. 55 million years ago, it was in an area that looked completely different than today. The island of Mors did not exist at all. Instead, there was a sea with a depth of a few hundred meters. The clay itself is formed by microscopic algae, called diatoms, which bloom in the sea surface. When these algae constantly sank to the bottom in huge quantities, the decay of the algae created oxygen depletion on the seabed for several thousand years at a time. It is therefore quite rare to find fossilized bottom animals.
On the other hand, the other animals such as fish, birds, reptiles and insects were preserved in an impressive quality, because oxygen depletion, so to speak, preserves the dead animals. From the forests of the lands where the birds and the insects lived, trunks and leaves drifted in between to the area that is today Mors. In the clay, some impressive crystals were formed at times, including the Lynghøj Crystal, which is the largest crystal ever found in Denmark.
If you want to know more about the moclay’s amazing geology and raw material history, then visit the Moler Museum. The museum houses an impressive collection of moclay fossils of international class. All the exhibited items are from the local area, where the main emphasis is on the moclay’s geology. Every year there is a new special exhibition with changing themes. During the high season, everyone can participate in guided fossil hunting in the Moler Museum’s own mole pit, which is just 50 meters from the museum.
Also on the island of Fur you can experience unique nature. Especially the rock formations at the beaches are a very special experience. The most unique cliffs on Fur are Knudeklinterne, which is Fur’s most impressive mole
cluster. Piers and ash layers are here pressed up in flakes and folds, which can be seen over a stretch of approx. 600 meters. On the beach along the cliffs there are good opportunities to find fossils.
Another impressive cliff is the Red Stone - a large red rock on the north coast of Fur. It is a sandstone rock that stands out in the shoreline below the cliff. The Red Stone is always red because it is washed clean by the salt water, which further enhances rust process in the iron content on the surface. Knudshoved is Fur’s western point. The cliff is made up of moraine clay superimposed by meltwater sand. Above the cliff there are the remains of the heather areas that covered Nordfur around year 1800. An old sea crane from the Stone Age forms the transition to the coastal meadows to the south. The eastern cliff is the smallest mole cliff on Fur.
Langstedhuller is a meltwater odor from the Ice Age, and is a system of erosion fumes designed after the Ice Age.The area is one of the most scenic on Fur. In the early spring, the slopes are covered by cowslip primrose and small pasque flowers. There is currently no opportunity to walk through the valley to the beach due to landslides. But from the edge of the gorge you get a fantastic view of the Limfjord and Langstedhuller.
Fur can be inspected best by bike. Let Fur get close and rent a bike at the tourist office, then you can explore the amazing nature on the island’s north side from the saddle. During the high season, it is recommended to reserve the bikes as all bikes are rented out during that period.
If you want to know more:
The price is 100 DKK per bike per day for a regular bike. Electric bikes can be rented for 160 DKK - so even if you are not in the best shape - you can get this wonderful experience. To reserve bicycles, you can contact the tourist office by phone +45 97 59 30 53, or you can send an email to:
Gps: 56.829239, 9.019652
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