Just a few short kilometres inland from the dunes to the south of Henne Strand, there is a true botanical miracle: Filsø Lake.
In the Viking era, this was an area of open fjord with homesteads and workshops. In the mid-1800s, Filsø was one of Denmark’s largest lakes.
For many years, the lake was drained and used as agricultural land until, in 2012, it was restored to become Jutland’s second-largest lake. Filsø is now home to more than 50 different species of plants, as well as fish, otters and rare birds of all different sizes. Filsø attracts the majestic White-tailed Eagle, prosaically nicknamed “the flying door”, and extremely rare birds, like the Gull-billed Tern and the Horned Grebe.
With observation towers, an elliptical bridge, paths, information boards, a brand new education centre and many guided tours, Filsø has become a first-class natural experience for families… including those who arrive on two wheels.