Tankested - Svinkovene by Svinkløv

Photo: Anne Nøhr Ringgren

Svinklovene is a part of the impressive landscape by Svinkløv Dune Plantation


– with famous beach hotel Svinkløv Badehotel in the backyard

Svinklovene is a part of the impressive landscape by Svinkløv Dune Plantation, a 700-hectare large state-owned area that is open to the public. The shallow part towards south was up until the Middle Ages an open strait connecting the North Sea to the Limfjord.

The breath-taking scenic view from the top of Svinklovene is not only beautiful, it is also historic. Just south of the ranges of hills, there was once an open strait called Sløjen and a passage that lead merchant navies and vikings’ ships back and forth between the Limfjord and the North Sea. The stretch was monitored from Aggersborg, and it was functional until the 13th century. The area around Svinkløv Dune Plantation was originally the north-western part of a large island in the Stone Age Sea. 

Svinkløv Dune Plantation is more than 100 years old and stands as a very diverse conifer plantation providing good cover, and, hence, fine living conditions for animals, birds, and insects. Roe deer is quite common, and for the patient person there are good possibilities to see red deer. The whole flat area, with its small lakes, was one big ocean in the Stone Age – more than 50 metres the level of where you see the plantation today. Back then, the water level was six metres higher than today. Svinkløv Dune Plantation has been appointed internationally worthy of preservation - an EU habitat. 

Svinklovene is together with Fosdalen part of the Nature Canon of Denmark. 15 specially selected nature places in Denmark.


By Svinkløv near Slettestrand, Svinkløvvej, 9690 Fjerritslev