When you look at a map of Denmark, you might well mistake Møn for being part of Sjælland. But that link you see is a bridge, and the island’s discreteness seems to have kept the tourists away.
Møn is easy to get to from Copenhagen but feels worlds apart from the Danish capital. It’s also home to Møns Klint, which is arguably Denmark’s most impressive natural sight. And while you could go there and get back in a day, you should consider staying overnight to make the most of it.
Here’s how to spend a weekend on Møn.
First Up: Food
To get the most out of your trip, consider travelling to Møn on Friday evening instead of Saturday morning. That way, you can settle yourself in without needing to rush things.
After heading south from the capital, the first large town you’ll end up in is Stege (which, for that matter, is Møns’ only real big town). It’s pleasant enough to walk around, and you’ll find a whole host of shops and cafes to pop into.
Before you continue towards the campsite, stop for food at Det Gamle Bryghus for some of the best burgers you’ll ever have. In particular, the Terminator is worth giving a try. I didn’t take a photo, but it has bacon. That’s all you need to know.
When in Stege, consider stopping at Aldi to get some food to cook with too.
Setting Up Shop
One of the most popular ways to stay on Møn is camping. Camp Møns Klint is a large campsite with several facilities, including plenty of children’s activities. Staying overnight is affordable, and the shower and bathrooms are clean too.
Some people like to camp with minimal comfort. I, however, am not one of those. If this is your first time out in the wild for a night, consider investing more in a larger tent.
Try to keep your tent away from the swamp areas, especially in the height of summer – as this is where you’ll find more mosquitoes than you’ll know what to do with.
The Big Hike
After a peaceful night’s sleep, you’re ready to go for the pilgrimage down to Møns Klint. The cliff isn’t too far away, but you should spend plenty of time taking in the beautiful forests and stunning scenery along the coast.
If you get hungry, you can stop at the Geocenter for some quick grub. The prices are pretty much in line with elsewhere in Denmark, and the food is enough to keep you full until later.
At Home: Time to Cook
When you get back to the campsite, you’ll probably be knackered. So, after an afternoon of relaxation, take out the BBQ and get cooking. Of course, you can use the campsite’s kitchen – but where’s the fun in that?
At Møn, we made a prawn curry which hit the spot – and was pretty easy to make. All you need is:
- Red curry paste;
- Coconut Milk;
- 2-3 vegetables of your choice;
- The necessary pots and pans.
On the Way Back: Stevns Klint
After having a shower and some breakfast on Sunday morning, it’s time to pack the tent up and head back to Copenhagen. However, consider a detour to Møns Klint’s smaller cousin – Stevns Klint.
Okay, so it’s not as dramatic, and you’ll probably be underwhelmed. However, Stevns Klint and the surrounding area are pleasant enough to deserve an hour or two.
While unassuming compared to its cousin further south, Stevns Klint has significant geological importance. Archaeologists flock here for the large collection of fossils from the same meteor strike that finished off the dinosaurs.
Højerup Kirke is another notable sight and will remind you of something you’d expect to see in Greece or Italy. Meanwhile, the lighthouse at Stevns Klint gives you a great view from the top – and minus a donation, you don’t need to pay anything.
How to Get to Møn from Copenhagen
Getting to Møn from Copenhagen is a straightforward drive that will take around an hour and 40 minutes. If you want to visit Møn from the capital and don’t have a car, things are a little more complicated. Not to worry, though, because the Rejseplanen app for Android and iOS will help you figure everything out.