Lille Vildmose

Nordjylland  >  Denmark

One of Denmarks biggest and best nature areas. It is an iconic birding location, and home to a lot of different birds (and Moose!).

Added* by Christine Skall Sørensen
Most recent update 12 March 2022


Lille Vildmose is the largest raised bog in Denmark and one of the best preserved lowland raised bogs in north-western Europe. It is situated between the Limfjord and Mariager Fjord and is bordered by the towns of Mou, Kongerslev and Øster Hurup. Lille Vildmose is absolutely stunning, and a lot of different birds visit throughout the year, many rare species can be found there. Common Crane nest in the northern part of the bog, Eurasian Curlew on the raised bog, and in the forests, Golden Eagle and White-tailed Eagle nest. The area also houses European Honey-buzzard, Northern Goshawk, Eurasian Nightjar, Reed Bunting and Red-backed Shrike. Other breeding birds around the lake are Great Cormorant, Marsh Harrier, Greylag Goose and several species of duck. A little population of Bearded Tit is found in the reedbeds.



Lille Vildmose lies to the west of the coast road (route 541) connecting Egense at the mouth of the Limfjord with Hadsund on the Mariager Fjord (via Als). It may be a good idea to take Birkesøvej, which leads west off the 541 south of Dokkedal, and follow it to the Lille Vildmose nature centre. Here one can obtain information about the area and also a leaflet with a useful map published by the Aage V. Jensens Fund. The centre is open every day between 10.00h and 16.00h from March/April until the schools' autumn holiday. In June, July and August it is open until 17.00h. The area is best explored by car and walking. Drive around in the area, watch animals up close by car, or walk around on some of the paths in the area and explore. Multiple paths are handicap friendly. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake , Moors/heathland , Grassland


Flat , Wet , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Summer , Winter , Spring , Autumn


Unpaved road , Narrow trail , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Lille Vildmose has a fan Facebook group called "Vild med Lille Vildmose" (see link below), it is full of beautiful pictures of the area and lots of helpful people. Make sure to visit the watch towers, and grab a map. If you are up for it, visit at dawn, it is a wonderfull experience to wake up with the birds.


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