Scan Magazine, Issue 127, August 2019

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With its beautiful landscape and idyllic towns, Mariager Fjord has long been popular with holiday makers.

Unplug and connect with nature Sleep in a tree-top hut, explore the calm waters of the fjord, or just lie back and relax on a white sandy beach – if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Mariager Fjord, Denmark’s longest fjord, is the place to go. By Signe Hansen  |  Photos: VisitMariagerfjord

With its lakes, streams, woodlands and beautiful fjord, the municipality of Mariagerfjord is a true paradise for nature lovers of all ages. Long known as a destination for travellers seeking peaceful and soothing surroundings, the area’s tourist organisation has in recent years built onto the natural attraction of the landscape with a number of offers to allow visitors to enjoy its beauty in both exhilarating and restorative ways. One of the newest additions is the new Løvtag tree-top cabin, which enables visitors to go to bed eight metres above the forest floor and wake up to the sound 68 | Issue 127 | August 2019

nered much interest from near and far, with many international travellers among the numerous guests who have already booked a stay.

Get lifted up of birds and the gentle sway of the tree trunks – one of which grows straight through the small tree-top hut. “It’s got everything you need: bathroom, electricity, a small kitchen, and a wonderful rooftop terrace, where you can drink your morning coffee,” explains head of tourism at VisitMariagerfjord, Kristina Lehmann Schjøtt. “But, of course, no TV or Wi-Fi – spending the night among the trees is a simple and beautiful way to get away from a busy day-to-day and find that mindful connection to nature that many seek.” Officially inaugurated just two weeks ago, the tree-top hut has already gar-

While the tree-top hut invites travellers to spend the night in nature, there are dozens of activities around the Mariager Fjord that enable visitors to get just as immersed during the day. Angling, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, cycling and kayaking are just some of the activities that allow visitors to explore the unique landscape of the area. “The varied landscape was one of the reasons why our Panorama route became the first Danish walking route to become a certified Premium Walking Trail by Deutsches Wander institut,” says Schjøtt. Accessible to most, the ten-kilometre trail starts out at Hobro Marina and then continues along the inlet of the fjord and through

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