Kaløvig Badehotel

Kaløvig Badehotel is a small, cozy hotel located just 14 kilometers from the center of Aarhus, right on the shores of Aarhus Bay in Aarhus North. The intimate ambiance, the homely feel, and the soothing sound of the waves from Aarhus Bay together create a truly unique atmosphere that is hard to find elsewhere.

Åstrup Strandvej 68A, 8541 Skødstrup

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  • Central Denmark
  • Jutland
  • Danish inns
  • Beach hotel
  • Mini break
  • Gastronomy
  • Weekend stay
  • half-board-offer
  • Super rate
  • Mini-break-offer

Hotel Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Non smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Free wifi
  • Airport: 30 km
  • Train: 15 km
  • Beach: 15 m
  • 22 Rooms

Stays and sleepovers atKaløvig Badehotel

Cozy seaside hotel with direct access to Aarhus Bay

Situated right by the water in Kaløvig Boat Harbor is Kaløvig Badehotel, where we have infused the maritime ambiance from the charming harbor into our beach hotel. As you step through the doors, you'll feel the laid-back atmosphere, creating a space for reflection and rejuvenation. We offer 22 rooms spread across several room categories, and the indoor surroundings invite you to lean back and enjoy a night in Aarhus, filled with well-being, contemplation, and tranquility.

In the restaurant at Kaløvig Badehotel, you'll have a view of Aarhus Bay and Mols Bjerge. We have high ceilings and room for everyone. Here, the guest, the coziness, and the great experience take center stage. When the weather permits, you can dine outdoors on our terrace overlooking the sea. We serve culinary delights at a high standard. Our menus reflect the seasons, where taste and excellent ingredients take center stage.

Kaløvig Badehotel is positioned directly on Aarhus Bay with magnificent views of Djursland and Mols Mountains. Here, you are close to the vibrant life of Aarhus, which is less than 15 km away, while the stunning nature of Djursland is right outside the door. The maritime environment can be enjoyed from our terrace and Brasserie – we believe that this place is a small paradise in itself. A small hotel near Aarhus, with Mols Mountains as a backdrop. The beach hotel has 22 cozy rooms, a bathing jetty directly accessible from the rooms, with access to Aarhus Bay, as well as a sauna, a beautiful white sandy beach, and a barbecue hut.

If tranquility, relaxation, and the cozy amenities of the beach hotel are to be complemented with other attractions, the options are plentiful. Shopping on the high street or in the charming streets of the Latin Quarter, in the center of Aarhus, is only 14 km away. Here, you will also find Aros, The Old Town, The Occupation Museum, The Concert Hall, and Tivoli Friheden, to name a few options in the city center. Likewise, Moesgaard Museum, Mols Mountains, Djurs Sommerland, Kattegat Centre, Ree Wildlife Park, and Randers Rainforest are all in the neighborhood.


Åstrup Strandvej 68A
8541 Skødstrup

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Attractions nearby of Kaløvig Badehotel

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    Kalø Castle Ruins

    8.39 km

    The longest medieval road in Denmark 

    Arriving at the end of the longest medieval road in Denmark, which was constructed at the same time as the castle Kalø Slotsruin, you can easily imagine the life that went on behind the castle walls. King Erik Menved (1274-1319) had the castle built after he had defeated a Jutland peasants’ revolt in 1313.

    The power of the king 

    The castle was quite modern, e.g. with a flanking tower; the first of its kind in Denmark. Kalø Castle was impressive and nearly impregnable. However, in reality, the castle was built to keep domestic enemies under control, i.e. peasants led by noblemen; the selfsame people the King had forced to build the castle for him in the first place.

    The prisoner king 

    The most famous prisoner held at the castle was Gustav Vasa, who was imprisoned here from 1518 to 1519 when he escaped. Gustav Vasa was later to become the King of Sweden. Until the introduction of an absolute monarchy in 1660, Kalø Castle served as the manor for all of Djursland.

    Don't miss the chance to experience this unique and unforgettable journey back in time. 

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  • Photo: Thomas Dambo. Fotograf Maria Halse Gravesen

    Ben Chiller the Troll

    10.22 km

    Wood Art and Trolls by artist Thomas Dambo

    Ben Chiller was originally built at the music festival NorthSide in Aarhus back in 2015. Back then, Ben was sitting at the festival grounds chilling to the music, while festival-goers could do the same on Ben’s 11 metres legs.

    Today, Ben is chilling somewhere near the town of Mørke in Djursland, not far from Sigurd the Troll.

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  • Photo: Destination Djursland

    Ceramic artist Malene Moeller Hansen

    10.78 km

    Her stuff expresses lots of joy, humour, and craftsmanship. She goes into great detail and it is often a long-term process. Her products often include vivid patterns and motifs of fruits or animals.

    Ceramic artist Malene Møller-Hansen workshop and shop/gallery in Egens Havhuse, which overlooks Kalø bay and close to Kalo Castle Ruins.
    On display is a wide range of unique and functional ceramics.

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    Mols Bjerge National Park

    11.29 km

    The nature in National Park Mols Bjerge

    The landscape in National Park Mols Bjerge has been shaped by gigantic tongues of ice and tons of water over millions of years. Here, you will encounter a unique and diverse nature with high peaks, deep glacial pits, and rare sand lizards, and around 40 out of 200 conservation-worthy Danish nature types called habitat areas. Many of the Bronze Age mounds that are scattered throughout the landscape remain untouched by archaeologists, so we do not know what lies within them.

    Cultural and historical experiences

    The entire area in and around National Park Mols Bjerge is steeped in culture. Take a trip to the historic ruins of Kalø Slot, Poskær Stenhus, the burial mounds at Tustrup, and especially Ebeltoft's small streets with their cobblestones and beautiful hollyhocks.

    Rare insects, animals, and plants

    Because the national park encompasses so many different habitats, you will also find a range of rare insects, animals, and plants here. But you can also encounter quite ordinary cows, sheep, and horses in the area, which help to keep nature in check so it doesn't become a forest. For example, visit the bird tower at Stubbe Sø and experience the rich bird life here.

    In National Park Mols Bjerge, there is room for exploration that creates an unforgettable holiday memory.

    Participate in the many activities

    National Park Mols Bjerge offers a host of exciting activities. Go on a hunt for amber, hike with a focus on Vikings, culture, and mountains, take part in a kayak course, be a hunter for a day - and much more. Or book your own guide and choose which type of experience interests you in the 180 km2 national park.

    Book your activity here (danish).

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    Natural History Museum

    12.14 km

    You can even get up-close to the animals on the African savanna or go time travelling through the Danish landscape from the Ice Age to the present day.

    Fun activities for children

    Be sure also to pop by the magnetic animal to see if you can assemble the skeleton correctly.
    During all major school holidays there are many special activities on the bill. How about watching a live dissection, or touching a snake! Check out Facebook and the calendar on the website for what's going on.

    Be sure not to miss The Global Backyard, an exhibition portraying the vast diversity of life on earth.

    What is the Natural History Museum really?

    This museum is the second largest of its kind in Denmark, both in terms of the size of its collections and exhibit space. The museum exhibition comprises more than 5,000 different animals from all over the world – many in settings displaying their natural habitats. The purpose of the museum is to promote research within the field of natural history and to make the public aware of the scientific results within this area. Visitors with disabilities can get around everywhere in the exhibitions.

    The Molslaboratoriet Research Station

    You can also pay a visit to the Molslaboratoriet research station located in the scenic Mols Bjerge area approx. 40 minutes by car from Aarhus. Even though it is a research station, you are still welcome to go for a stroll along the marked trails. You can borrow equipment for free to take with you out into nature to learn something new about lizards, stones, butterflies, and much much more.

    The museum is closed December 24th, 25th and 31st and January 1st.

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    Aarhus Cathedral

    12.71 km

    Aarhus Cathedral, dedicated to St. Clemens

    The Cathedral was built in Romanesque style in 1201. It was enlarged into its present form as a Gothic cathedral between 1450 and 1520, at which time it received its magnificent altarpiece by Bernt Notke, the font and frescoes. The cathedral is frequently used for concerts as well as normal services.

    On Sundays and church days the Cathedral is only open for churchgoers.

    You can see the opening hours of the church right here.

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    The Viking Museum

    12.79 km

    The refurbishment was due to new findings from the Viking Age

    With the opening of the refurbished Viking Museum in 2008, Moesgaard Museum presents a range of artefacts which have not seen the light of day for a thousand years.The reason behind the refurbishment is partly the fact that the 40 years which have passed since the first opening of the Viking Museum meant that the exhibition needed to be refreshed, and partly that a number of excavations since the mid-1990s have cast a new light on the founding and development of Aarhus.

    Both originals and replicas

    The refurbishment of the exhibition also means that there are now new textual contents, a modern interior with new posters and exhibition cases, and improved lighting. In addition sound pictures have been added, and there is now a TV screen showing an animation of a Viking attack on Århus. A detailed model city of Aarhus at the time of Harold Bluetooth – around 980 – is exhibited in order to provide a broader perspective of Aros in the Viking Age. 

    "New" and old artifacts are part of the exhibition

    Besides this, the Viking Museum has seen the addition of a number of new artefacts, including a well-preserved framed well of the type used in the Viking Age, and a long list of magnificent Viking Age finds uncovered during excavations on the museum site and in other parts of Aarhus. In a very few cases the collection will hold replicas of original artefacts – which is due to security requirements as the museum is not under constant security-supervision. 
    Finally, the exhibition also displays a copy of the 'Hørningstenen' runic stone where the original is a part of Moesgaard Museum’s permanent exhibition of runic stones. The 'Hørningstenen' was found in 1849 along the old road between Jelling and Aarhus, which may well have been where it was erected originally.  

    The original town centre holds much resemblance to Viking Age

    Aarhus has turned out to be older than initially assumed; its origins can now be traced all the way back to latter decades of the 8th century. The towns of Ribe and Hedeby are the only ones whose origins can be traced (some decades) further back in time than Aarhus. What makes Aarhus extraordinary is that the original town centre, in contrast to Ribe and Hedeby, has remained at the very same location during the 1200 years which have passed since then, and this is quite unique in a Scandinavian context.

    Please note that the Viking Museum only accepts credit cards.

    Free entrance for children under the age of 18.

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    The museum is closed on bank holidays.

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    Strøget - The pedestrianised high street

    13.16 km

    Shopping in the center of Aarhus

    No matter what you are looking for, you can be sure to find it in one of the large brand name shops or in the small shops carrying special product ranges.

    The pedestrianised high street connects the Banegårdspladsen central station square with the street of Åboulevarden by the river, and there are also numerous places where you can take a break, enjoying a tasty hot dog, a delicious kebab, or perhaps a perfectly brewed coffee from one of the high street's prize-winning baristas.

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    The Botanical Garden

    13.18 km

    Great selection of plants

    The garden section contains plants from the different habitats found in Denmark, placed in groups so you can see what grows where. There is also a special section containing the best known medicinal plants. A rockery situated in the centre of the Botanical Garden displays plants from many mountainous regions from the entire world.

    Picnic in the garden

    You can find tables and benches in all parts of the garden so it is easy for you to sit and enjoy a packed lunch. If you bring a disposable grill, you can use the tables with a metal plate in the middle for the grill. The used grill goes in the special rubbish bins for disposable grills.

    Started in 1873

    The Botanical Gardens originally started in 1873 as an experimental place for fruit trees and other useful plants. This place later became The Garden Society of Jutland with a pioneering spirit working hard to supply private gardens with healthy products worthy of cultivation.

    Take a walk through the Botanical Gardens

    Walking through The Botanical Gardens you will see the the Hessel Brook, a small outlet of Aarhus Stream, running a steepsided waterway from Aarhus Stream and Egaa Stream.

    In the Botanical Garden you can enjoy collections of theme beds, bogs, beech woods and dunes.  

    Tropical Houses

    In the Botanical Garden you can also visit the Tropical Houses which shows you suptropical and tropical plants.

    The Botanical Garden is one of many impressive green areas in Aarhus.

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    Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum

    13.32 km

    Summer 2024 - a trip through the streets of childhood

    Throughout the summer, there's plenty to experience in the Old Town. See, touch and taste history on a journey back in time through generations of childhood streets. This year marks the 50th anniversary of 1974, which is being celebrated around the city.

    Around the streets and homes you can meet the town's citizens and servants, and at the Festival Square you can take a break with an ice cream from the food stall. You can also explore people's houses and apartments - from 2014's rainbow family to 1970s collectives, 1920s modern times and the old market town with a merchant's house in the 1864 neighbourhood - and have a nice lunch in Gæstgivergården.

    2014 – Our Time at the Museum

    Our time has found its place in the museum. Queen Margrethe's Street, capturing a moment from the year 2014, is a bustling street with facade shops. Here, you'll discover a tanning salon, 7-Eleven, a bank, a pizzeria, and the legendary pub, Bent J, where the scent of smoke and spilled beer still lingers.

    The 2014 street also features two apartments. Step inside the home of single woman Rikke and visit the rainbow family. Through interviews in the homes, meet the residents who share their lives, including stories about children, work, and everyday routines.

    Denmark in the 70s

    Travel back in time to the 1970s in a neighborhood with streets, apartments, shops, courtyards, and workshops from that era. In the 70s quarter, explore establishments like Pouls Radio, the radio and TV store, the convenience store, the butcher, the paint and wallpaper shop, the kindergarten, and the hairdresser. In the apartments, peek into the lives of a nuclear family, a collective, a hippie couple, and a single mother.

    In the backyard, you'll find a Volkswagen and the plumber's Citroën – explore the moped workshop, scout meeting place, or backyard toilets adorned with the poetry of the time.
    1950-1974: Welfare and Liberalism

    Popular Cars and New Times in the 1920s

    Move on to 1927, where the city has become modern with cars, sidewalks, streetlights, telephone wires, and gable advertisements. The quarter in The Old Town has a hardware store, a bookstore, Schou's soap house, a post office, a telephone exchange, and several residences from before the 1930s crisis halted Denmark. Experience the authentic car dealership 'Automobilforretning Carl Christensen' with its own workshop.

    Encounter beautiful vintage cars, exhibition spaces, a shop with spare parts, and workshops for engine renovation and bicycle repairs. Get up close to the infancy of motoring and learn about the various fascinating vehicles of the time.

    Once Upon a Time Before 1900

    Here, you'll meet The Old Town in H.C. Andersen's time and even further back with half-timbered structures and buildings from all over Denmark. The oldest part of The Old Town resembles a small Danish market town with houses, gardens, residences, shops, and workshops. These buildings originate from cities throughout Denmark and have been reconstructed in The Old Town.

    Go to the history journey from 2014 back to 1600 here

    A Living Museum

    From April onwards, you can encounter people dressed and working as in the old days throughout the year. They cook, chop wood, do handicrafts, or serve customers in the store. Stop and chat with the baker's assistant, farmhand, and street organ man, but be careful – you might be tasked with fetching water from the well or carrying waste to the dung heap.

    Take a ride in the horse-drawn carriages or make a good deal in the historical shops. At Restaurant Gæstgivergården, enjoy a wide selection of warm and cold lunch dishes as well as open-faced sandwiches, all inspired by historical cookbooks. 

    Special Exhibitions and Smaller Museums

    Throughout the year, there are theme days, concerts, activities for children, and several special exhibitions at The Old Town. You'll also find several smaller museums.
    Discover the major highlights here

    Practical information

    Many of the streets are cobbled, so it can be difficult to get around with a pram or wheelchair.

    You are allowed to bring your dog into Den Gamle By, but it is not allowed inside the houses and exhibitions.

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  • Photo: © Your rainbow panorama, Olafur Eliasson, 2006 - 2011, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. Fotograf: Lise Balsby

    ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

    13.4 km

    Enjoy a Michelin experience in Aarhus at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. ARoS is the main art museum in Aarhus and one of the largest museums in Northern Europe. On the roof of ARoS you can visit the spectacular artwork made of the Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson Your rainbow panorama.

    Current exhibitions

    ARoS offers a large amount of exhibitions and activities all year round, and you can follow them here or you can check out related contents below.

    Art from bottom to top

    In the downstairs area you can enjoy the major special exhibitions, with the 'Nine spaces' presenting international art installations. On the upper floors house the museum's own collections of art from the 19th century up to the present day.

    In Your rainbow panorama you can move around in a 150 meter long, circular panoramic path with 360º views of the surrounding city. ARoS has two Michelin-stars in the Michelin attraction's guide.

    ARoS Café & Orangery

    Kick back and have a delicious bite to eat at ARoS' café and orangery. Enjoy a cup of coffee, have a tasty, light snack or get one of the café’s dinner offers after five p.m. on weekdays.

    Find out more here.

    ‘The Next Level’

    ARoS is expanding over the next few years with a new underground gallery The Next Level and the new giant work The Dome by American artist James Turell.

    The Next Level consists of several elements, where James Turrel's The Dome, a gigantic 40 metre diamond, gives you a view into the infinite vault of the sky.

    Please note! In the coming years, access to the museum is available from Aros Allé only due to this work.

    Open on Mondays in June, July and August.

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