A place of myth and environmental awareness, this island is like no other part of Denmark. Samsø is a Danish island which is situated some 15 kilometres in the Kattegat sea, off the eastern coast of the Jutland Peninsula. Its central location in the Viking homelands made it a well-used meeting place in Denmark during the Viking era. Now it is known for its embrace of alternative power sources, as well as its excellent strawberries and potatoes. One of the most interesting things about the island is how its people provide their own power. The island has managed to eradicate its carbon footprint completely, becoming the world's first CO2 neutral island in the process. Take a look at another holiday resort of outstanding natural beauty - Midi-Pyrénées Chalets.
Every resident has their own turbine, and the wind power largely used to generate electricity has proved so successful that the island is actually selling power to the Danish mainland. Visitors to Samsø holiday rentals who want to explore this concept further should head to the Samsø Energy Academy, where they will find a host of details about the process and how it works. If you like the idea of having a holiday on an island but aren't convinced by the Danish weather, why not make definately sure the sun will shine and pick Arenal d'en Castell Holiday Villas on the ultimate summer party island of Menorca.
Come to Samsø Apartments and visit a green and environmentally friendly Danish island
Visitors to Samsø holiday cottages may also hear something about the legendary battles which the ancient sagas insist took place on the island. The historian Saxo Grammaticus wrote about the fight between Hjalmar and his friend Orvar-Odd, where they fought the 12 sons of Arngrim, a berseker. The tale crops up in Faroese ballads as well as several Norse sagas, so it is perhaps likely that it really occurred. Other Norse myths relate how the great god Odin learned magic here. Visitors to Samsø holiday rentals may not encounter Norse gods or heroes on the island these days, but they can explore some of the prettiest scenery in Denmark. The northern part of the island is very hilly, while there are also thick woods and rolling heaths which can be explored on foot or by bike. There are also a number of routes which are great to travel along on horseback. It is even possible to hire an American frontier style prairie wagon to explore parts of the island.
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Guests in Samsø holiday rentals can also enjoy a range of other sports as well as hiking, riding and cycling. There is an 18-hole golf course on the island, as well as tennis courts. A yachting harbour also offers some interesting possibilities in terms of water sports and sailing. A trip to Samsø holiday rentals is like a visit to no other part of Denmark. The best way to explore the island is leave the car behind and get into the ecological spirit of things. Looking for other island holiday destinations in which you can enjoy the gentle sea breeze whilst admiring the work of Mother Nature? Look no further than Kornat Holiday Villas and Kos Island Villas.