Kertinge nor / Kerteminde fjord

Kertinge nor / Kerteminde fjord

5300 Kerteminde

Photo: Tonny Jack Nielsen

Kertinge Nor

Photo: Tonny Jack Nielsen

The bottom of Kerteminde Fjord

Photo: Tue Skovgaard Larsen

Underwater photo from the fjord

The marginal moraine - Munkebo Bakke - with the Bronze Age mounds Degnehøj - Svanehøj and Kongshøj - was formed during the last Ice Age (Weichel) when the Bælthavsglacier made this ridge from materials from Kertinge Nor/Kerteminde Fjord.

The fjord/Noret covers a total area of ​​8.5 km2, with an average water depth of 2 m, and a maximum depth of 8 m. From the start at Langebro (bridge) in Kerteminde to the bottom, it is almost 10 km.

The change of the tide causes a water flow of typically 100 m3 - per second - at the fjord mouth.

Aquarius occurs in very large numbers. The density in the middle of summer is as high as 250 individuals per m3. This quantity causes the jellyfish to starve, and thus do not grow very large.

Other animals and fish include dogfish, mud goby, European eel, black goby, sprat, eel flounder, kelp needle and flounder, as well as invertebrates such as prawns, mussels, brush worms, beach crabs and barnacles.

If you want to learn more about the animals of the sea, a visit to Fjord and Belt is highly recommended.

This abundance of animals is the reason for the abundance of birds: eiders, swans, cormorants, seagulls and herons can be seen.

On the south side of Kerteminde Fjord near Ladby, Denmark's only Viking ship grave was excavated in 1935. The world's only ship grave from the Viking Age, where the ship still lies in its original place. From the same time, it can be mentioned that a pile barrier was found at Snekkeled near Skålholm, which was supposed to prevent looting from the lake side at Munkebo.

At the bottom near Dræby there has been a draw point between Kertinge Nor and Odense Fjord. In the Viking Age there were approx. 300 meters between these two fjords.

At the bottom of Kertinge Nor lies the small island of Galgeholm. Horror and horror, one might say. Because until 1578 there was actually a court here! Remains of the foundation have been found on top of an ancient grave.

It should also be reported that there were thoughts of damming the Kertinge Nor, but the Ministry of War prevented it in the 1870s, as it was too expensive and too big a job. And fortunately for that, you could say.

Otherwise, at Langebro (brigde) in Kerteminde at low tide you can see a small island: Melen, or as it was called earlier, Middelgrund. It is not known exactly when it originated, but it can be seen on maps from the beginning of the 19th century. Most likely formed by merging materials when Langebro (bridge) was built. Has been quite a bit bigger in the past, but is now on its way back to the fjord.

In 1901, Melen hosted a party for the Salvation Army for 3 days. And has also previously been used for St. Bonfire.

Take the time for a breathtaking and beautiful bike or kayak tour around Kerteminde Fjord/Kertinge Nor. Where, in addition to beautiful nature, the tour also offers, for example, Kertinge Church, Ulriksholm Castle and the forest by Ulriksholm where, if you look carefully, you can see a few Bronze Age mounds. Perhaps a visit to the Viking Museum in Ladby.

Hotels nearby of Kertinge nor / Kerteminde fjord

  • Munkebo Kro

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  • Tornøes Hotel

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    Kerteminde, on the island of Funen, is the quintessence of rural idyll, featuring fishermen’s cottages and fine merchants’ farms. In the heart of Kerteminde, you will find Tornøes Hotel. The hotel is full of atmosphere, charm and good cheer, with lovely rooms, excellent food and a magnificent view.
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  • Frederik VI's Hotel

    20.38 km

    Since 1882 guests have enjoyed being pampered at Frederik VI's Hotel. Set amongst the beautiful Funen countryside in it’s own park with a system of forest paths and jogging trails right outside the door and only 10 km from Odense City centre, the hotel boasts tastefully furnished rooms and a highly regarded restaurant.
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    Brobyværk Kro is situated where the road between Odense and Faaborg crosses the stream Odense Aa. The idyllic inn with the river in the backyard has traditions for receiving guests. Naturally it has been modernised, but the spirit and the cosiness still preserve here, and the cuisine has a good reputation.

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  • Fjelsted Skov Hotel & Konference

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  • Hotel Faaborg Fjord Spa Konference

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    If you wish for a weekend away or a mini break from daily stresses, then a stay at Hotel Faaborg Fjord is good for the soul. Here you find fresh air, light, life and play for young and the young at heart.

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  • Hotel Fredericia - SDH Partner Hotel

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  • Hotel Vejlefjord

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    Due to the beautiful location near the fjord and in the beech forest, Hotel Vejlefjord is often referred to as “The castle in the forest ". The hotel spa and wellness facilities and the thermal baths are unique and compares favorably with the best in Northern Europe. Enjoy the 20 km forest tracks.

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  • Jørgensens Hotel

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    When you visit Jørgensens Hotel, look forward to an experience of historical awareness, quality in every detail and personal hospitality in the center of Horsens.
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