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The eastern lakeside bath in Almind Lake by Silkeborg

The lakes in the Lake District

Photo: Bo Nørgaard

As its name indicates, the Lake District is home to a large number of lakes – some of which are among the cleanest in Denmark. The luxuriant landscape surrounding the lakes of the Lake District provides great conditions for flora and fauna.

Denmark’s Cleanest Lake

Denmark’s cleanest lake, Slåensø, is situated in Silkeborg Sønderskov between Silkeborg and Ry. You can actually drink the water in the lake, that is how clean it is. Several of the lakes are among the cleanest in Denmark, and several have received the Blue Flag certification as a sign of their top quality facilities.

Many of the lakes around the Lake District are very popular swimming lakes with great facilities, and there is something very special about swimming in freshwater, surrounded by stunning scenery.

Other lakes are great for fishing, and around several of them, you will find trails for hiking or cycling. In other words: The possibilities are endless when you want to explore the lakes, be it on land or on the water.

Lakes that are great for swimming

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Almindsø, Silkeborg
Photo: Bo Nørgaard

Almindsø, Silkeborg

Lake Almindsø near Silkeborg is one of Denmark’s cleanest lakes. There is no agriculture nearby or polluting drainage into the lake and it is a popular bathing lake with two large pools, Østre and Ves...

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The lake, Slåensø
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The lake, Slåensø

Slåensø is a lake located immediately south of Lake Borresø in Silkeborg Sønderskov wood. It is one of Denmark's cleanest lakes.

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Schoubyes Sø
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Schoubyes Sø

Schoubyes Sø is a lake located in the woods east of Silkeborg, relatively close to the main road going towards Aarhus.

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Julsø
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Julsø

Julsø is the largest out of the three Himmelbjerg-lakes, which also includes Borre Sø and Brassø. 

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Tour around Ravnsø 21 km
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Tour around Ravnsø 21 km

Enjoy the beautiful and varied landscape on the bicycle tour of Ravnsø. It is not an easy trip but it is worth it!

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Stilling-Solbjerg Lake
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Stilling-Solbjerg Lake

The Stilling-Solbjerg Lake is known for its wild nature with plants and birds.

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Knudhule Beach, Knudsø
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Knudhule Beach, Knudsø

Knudhule beach at Knudsø is one of Denmark's cleaner lakes, it's a beach with child-friendly bathing opportunities.

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Lakes that are great for fishing

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Borre Lake
Photo: Jonas Furstone

Borre Lake

Borre Lake is placed near Brassø and Julsø. Here you can catch pike, bass and zander. 

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Brassø
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Brassø

Brassø er den mest vestlige sø af Himmelbjerg-søerne. I søen kan du bl.a. fange gedde, aborre og brasen. Søen er omringet af skov og derfor lettest at fiske i via båd.

 

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Skanderborg Lake
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Skanderborg Lake

The Skanderborg Lakes are beautifully situated in the Lake District of Central Jutland.

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Lakes that are great for long walks

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Ørnsø
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Ørnsø

In the southwest of Silkeborg, you find the lake Ørnsø enclosed by forest and residential areas.

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Bryrup Langsø
Photo: Carsten Dall

Bryrup Langsø

Around Bryrup Langsø you will find a beautiful marked trail, 3.5 km.

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Silkeborg Langsø
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Silkeborg Langsø

In the eastern part of Silkeborg Langsø, close to the area around the old paper mill and Nordskoven.

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Mossø
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Mossø

Mossø ligger i Søhøjlandet og byder på skønne oplevelser i særpræget natur. 

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Svanesø "The Swan Lake"
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Svanesø "The Swan Lake"

Svanesø (The Swan Lake) is situated in the woods near Sølund south from Skanderborg towncenter.

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Lakes with rich bird life and wildlife

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Bølling Sø
Photo: Carsten Dall

Bølling Sø

Bølling Sø is a recreated lake between Engesvang, Funder and Kragelund parishes in Central Jutland. The lake, which has a surface of 360 hectares, was recreated in 2004 - 2005 on the waterfront west o...

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Sminge Sø
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Sminge Sø

Lake Sminge Sø is traversed by the River Gudenå, and the River Gjern Å runs into it.

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Salten Langsø rundt på cykel
Photo: Nils Jepsen

Salten Langsø rundt på cykel

Smukke skovområder veksler med flade hede landskaber på denne dejlige cykeltur.

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