Hejlsminde Nor

Østjylland  >  Denmark

12 km long trail around the Hejlsminde Nor cove nature reserve with a wooden walkway through the reeds, a bird observation tower and a rich bird life.

Added* by leif keller
Most recent update 28 June 2022


In Hejlsminde Nor you find open water, wet meadows, salt marshes and reed beds. You can observe large flocks of swans, geese, mergansers, grebes and ducks, which stay at the cove all year. Marsh Harrier soar above the meadows and reeds, and the White-tailed Eagle shows up regularly. Other birds you can encounter are Common Shelduck, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Great Black-backed Gull, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Eurasian Curlew, Common Redshank and Yellowhammer.



There are several parking places. Click on a P in the map to go to the parking of your choice. The trail around Hejlsminde Nor is 12 km long and consists of a mix of footpath and asphalt road. If you do not have the time or energy for all 12 km, the trail can be divided in to shorter trips. Most interesting for birders is the wooden walkway through the reeds. Close to the wooden walkway is also a two storey bird observation tower, where you a view across Hejls Nor. Both are marked on the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Grassland , Reedbeds


Open landscape , Swampy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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