Der Lyngvig Fyr

The Lyngvig Fyr lighthouse – between the North Sea and Ringkøbing Fjord

The Lyngvig Fyr lighthouse – between the North Sea and Ringkøbing Fjord

Lyng lyng time ago, more precisely in 1906, the area of Lyngvig (Holmsland Klit) on Ringkøbing Fjord was the last region on the Danish North Sea coast to receive a new guardian: the Lyngvig Fyr lighthouse. Even if, or precisely because, electronic nautical charts and GPS have taken over the job of lighthouses these days, a visit to the old lighthouse is definitely worth it.

Mellem hav og fjord! 228 steps for the perfect view from Lyngvig Fyr

Since I was three years old, I have been spending time at Ringkøbing Fjord every year, more specifically in the Holmsland Klit region. And what couldn’t be missing from any of these stays? Of course: a trip to the Lyngvig Fyr lighthouse!

During my first visits, I could still hope for my mother’s strong arms and my father’s thigh muscles. Just 30 years later, I can now drag my own lazy offspring up the 228 steps. And what should I say? The view you are rewarded with at the top of the viewing platform is – as cheesy as it may sound – simply beautiful. And the words “mellem hav og fjord” (between the North Sea and the fjord), which you come across again and again on holiday in Holmsland Klit and Hvide Sande, become images.

The Holmsland Klit spit is really just a narrow strip of land that separates the North Sea and Ringkøbing Fjord. I always realize how narrow it is when I stand on top of the lighthouse. From here you have the perfect view over the area with its endless white beaches, green dunes, and cozy holiday homes – and of the cozy café in the old lighthouse keeper’s house at the foot of Lyngvig Fyr.

Family-friendly trip to Lyngvig Fyr

Even though I wouldn’t describe the climb to the lighthouse as family-friendly for all family members and it is anything but barrier-free, the exact opposite applies to visiting the café and shop. Here you can roll in completely relaxed with your stroller, wheelchair, or walker and treat yourself to delicious ice cream or hot coffee. Anyone who is more in the mood for a hearty lunch snack and a cold beer will also find what they are looking for here. As is usual in Denmark, you can also enjoy the food and drinks you brought with you in the courtyard of the guard’s house.

If you are still not out of breath after going up and down – or have been carried – you can swing, slide, dig, and climb your heart out in the attached natural playground. The prices are also reasonably family-friendly. Children up to 18 years of age have free access to the lighthouse when accompanied by an adult. Adults pay 75 DKK. Visiting the café with shop and playground is completely free.

They’re all coming down! Thrills at Lyngvig Fyr lighthouse

If the slide in the natural playground didn’t give you the adrenaline rush you were looking for, just abseil down from the lighthouse. For 349 DKK and sturdy shoes, you can join in and hike down the Lyngvig Fyr on a rope on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. in the season from May to October. Stairs? Boring …

written by Mimi