Samsø: World’s First 100 Percent Renewable Energy-Powered Island

Samsø is a Danish island in the Kattegat between Jutland and Zealand. The island is home to less than 4,000 people according to the latest statistic. I visited the island earlier this year and enjoyed my visit.

I first travelled to Hou in Jutland to catch the ferry and arrived around an hour later on the island for the first time. You can also take the ferry from Zealand, for example, if you want to combine a visit to Copenhagen with Samsø. Samsø is probably best known for being the world’s first 100 per cent renewable energy-powered island, but it’s not the only reason to visit the island.

Travelling off-season turned out to be a good idea. Availability at hotels and having sights to myself. Flinchs Hotel is a comfortable small hotel in the centre of the “capital”, Tranebjerg where I stayed for the night. My favourite sight was probably when I was alone at Vesborg lighthouse (entrance fee: DKK 15) and enjoyed the beautiful views

For more information about Samsø, you can visit their tourist boards’ website at


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