On Rømø, you can be lucky to see the Black Sun – which is a quite special phenomena, only found in the Wadden Sea area. The large flocks of starlings lands and takes off many times before they settles for the night, this remarkable dance is what we call the Black Sun.
The Wadden Sea National Park contains tons of oysters, and they can be picked and prepared by anyone who wants this experience og flavors. There are many ways to experience the world’s most important tidal zone, the Wadden Sea National Park and UNESCO’s World Heritage.
If you want to get all your senses stimulated, you may find that an oyster trip is the ultimate experience. You’ll get very close when we find the oyster banks just a few hundred meters out on the wad, where you can pick lots of oysters – the world’s most delicious delicacy.
The island was formed on the basis of a sandbank, a high sand that has been deposited on the west side, and on the east side has been expanded with a marsh area on clay deposits. The appearance of the island is reflected in a number of north-southbound belts. To the west extends a foreshore of up to 2-3 kilometres width. Then follows a dune belt dating from the mid-1800s.
Between this and an inner dune belt is an area of several lakes, including Lakolk Lake; this formerly constituted the foreshore of the island and therefore has the name “Strand” (Beach). East of the inner dune belt follows a dune area with numerous smaller and larger dunes, of which the large hiking dunes (in their form called parabolic dunes) Høstbjerg, Spidsbjerg and Stagebjerg are the most significant.
Juvre Sand is a military exercise area of approx. 20 km² large area of northern Rømø, where permanent access is prohibited. It is permissible to attend the exercises from the viewing platform at the parking lot, but be aware that laser light is used in the shooting range that can cause eye damage. Therefore, the use of binoculars is warned. Walking or cycling is always allowed along the 10 km long Juvre dike, which protects the large marsh area, Juvre Meadows.
Kirkeby Plantage also has open areas with bogs, beach meadows and a small forest lake, Hviddal lake. The plantation is characterized by the harsh growing conditions of the dune almost 100 years ago.
In the northern part of the forest is a fire belt with huddled, low oak trees, but otherwise it is pine trees that dominate the forest. Rømø’s highest point is the 19 meter high hill of Spidsbjerg in Kirkeby Plantation. There is a view of a parabola dune. To the south there is a view of Havneby, the ferry and the German island, Sylt. And to the north you look across the Kirkeby Plantation to the Rømø dam and in clear weather Esbjerg glimpses on the horizon.