Mors and Fur Islands - with the amazing scenery
367 square kilometers of real holiday experiences
await you at Mors. The Limfjord’s largest island is known
for its unique and varied nature, and the many possibilities
of the fiord for active holidays and for the fresh fish and
shellfish that are collected in the Limfjord.
The varying nature of the island ranges from the dramatic
moclay cliffs on Nordmors, which tell 55 million years of
history, to the more gentle South Mors, which contains
lush agricultural areas and large, quiet plantations such as
Legend Mountains. The Limfjord naturally puts its mark
on the landscape - a landscape that has over the centuries
fascinated residents and guests, including many artists.
Today, Mors is also known for its many artists and artisans,
who often seek inspiration in the magnificent and varied
nature. The landscape of Northern Mors is characterized
by the many impressive moclay cliffs that lie like pearls on
a string from Sundby in the west to Ejerslev in the east.
Moclay cliffs occurs, as the only place in the world, only in
the western part of the Limfjord. More than half are found
on Mors, and they are quite different in size and expression.
Natural pearl Hanklit, with a height of 61 meters, is a
candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The beautiful folds in the cliff are formed during the Ice
Ages, and the many black volcanic ash layers give a distinctive
contrast to the bright piers. It is possible to park
close to the cliff, and you can always go up and enjoy
the magnificent view at the top of Hanklit. Furthermore,
it is obvious with a hike on the beach below the cliff.
Knudeklint on Fur is also a candidate to join the World
Heritage List with Hanklit, and both are expected to be
admitted in a few years.
When the moclay cliffs were formed approx. 55 million
years ago, it was in an area that looked completely different
than today. The island of Mors did not exist at all. Instead,
there was a sea with a depth of a few hundred meters.
The clay itself is formed by microscopic algae, called
diatoms, which bloom in the sea surface. When these
algae constantly sank to the bottom in huge quantities,
the decay of the algae created oxygen depletion on the
seabed for several thousand years at a time. It is therefore
quite rare to find fossilized bottom animals.
On the other hand, the other animals such as fish, birds,
reptiles and insects were preserved in an impressive quality,
because oxygen depletion, so to speak, preserves the
dead animals. From the forests of the lands where the
birds and the insects lived, trunks and leaves drifted in
between to the area that is today Mors. In the clay, some
impressive crystals were formed at times, including the
Lynghøj Crystal, which is the largest crystal ever found in
If you want to know more about the moclay’s amazing
geology and raw material history, then visit the Moler
Museum. The museum houses an impressive collection
of moclay fossils of international class. All the exhibited
items are from the local area, where the main emphasis
is on the moclay’s geology. Every year there is a new
special exhibition with changing themes. During the high
season, everyone can participate in guided fossil hunting
in the Moler Museum’s own mole pit, which is just 50 meters
from the museum.
Also on the island of Fur you can experience unique nature.
Especially the rock formations at the beaches are
a very special experience. The most unique cliffs on Fur
are Knudeklinterne, which is Fur’s most impressive mole
cluster. Piers and ash layers are here pressed up in flakes
and folds, which can be seen over a stretch of approx. 600
meters. On the beach along the cliffs there are good opportunities
to find fossils.
Another impressive cliff is the Red Stone - a large red
rock on the north coast of Fur. It is a sandstone rock that
stands out in the shoreline below the cliff. The Red Stone
is always red because it is washed clean by the salt water,
which further enhances rust process in the iron content
on the surface. Knudshoved is Fur’s western point. The
cliff is made up of moraine clay superimposed by meltwater
sand. Above the cliff there are the remains of the
heather areas that covered Nordfur around year 1800. An
old sea crane from the Stone Age forms the transition to
the coastal meadows to the south. The eastern cliff is the
smallest mole cliff on Fur.
Langstedhuller is a meltwater odor from the Ice Age, and
is a system of erosion fumes designed after the Ice Age.
The area is one of the most scenic on Fur. In the early
spring, the slopes are covered by cowslip primrose and
small pasque flowers. There is currently no opportunity
to walk through the valley to the beach due to landslides.
But from the edge of the gorge you get a fantastic view of
the Limfjord and Langstedhuller.
Fur can be inspected best by bike. Let Fur get close
and rent a bike at the tourist o ce, then you can
explore the amazing nature on the island’s north
side from the saddle. During the high season, it is
recommended to reserve the bikes as all bikes are
rented out during that period.
The price is 100 DKK per bike per day for a regular bike.
Electric bikes can be rented for 160 DKK - so even if you
are not in the best shape - you can get this wonderful
experience. To reserve bicycles, you can contact the
tourist o ce by phone +45 97 59 30 53, or you can
send an email to: