Springtime in Aalborg Fjordland
Every season has its own charme, and the spring in Aalborg Fjordland is no exception.
The nature in Aalborg Fjordland is magnificent and varied. Here you will find green forests, beautiful moorland and of course the Limfjord, which runs through the area.
If you drive to Lundby, you will experience the moors of Himmerland, which reach far into Vesthimmerland Kommune. Moor landscapes used to be common in Jutland, but now there are only a few smaller areas left. A great location to experience this type of nature is at the moors of Himmerland. At the moors, there are plenty of interesting plants and animals to find. At the moors, there are also several old burial mounds and wheeltracks made by our ancestors, showing that people have inhabited the area for a long period of time.
At Halkjær, Halkjær stream flows into the fjord and the river valley was created in the ice age. The marks and results of the ice age can be seen south of Halkjær Mølle, where the ice, during its retraction, has created steps into the sides of the river valley. Halkjær Sø is located in the bottom of the river valley. There is a rich avifauna at the lake, especially during the great bird migrations at springtime and autumn. You can also visit Halkjær Mølle (mill) to see the exhibition about the lake and the history of the area.
If you want to know more about the geology of the area or simply enjoy a beautiful, hilly nature reserve, you should visit Vokslev Kalkgrav (limestone quarry) and Huul Mølle (mill). You can experience the newly restored mill lake or visit the old limeworks, where you can experience stratums of earth that are older than the human race itself.
If you want to experience a unique view over the Limfjord, you should visit Sebbersund and drive to Sankt Nikolai Bjerg. If you are lucky, you might see the migrating birds, such as geese, flying by, while you are watching the fjord. The Vikings used the hill as a lookout turret over the great trade centre situated beneath.
The Limfjord has lended its name to Aalborg Fjordland, and it constitutes an important resource that we need to protect and take care of. The fjord is rich in fish and birds, which have always been important resources to the locals. Visit the small fishing hamlet at Staun. Even though fishing is not a profitable profession here anymore, many anglers are still fishing here. Due to preservations of birds in certain areas, there is a broad and varied bird life in the area, especially during the bird migrations at springtime and autumn.
Regardless of which season you choose to visit Aalborg Fjordland, wonderful nature experiences are ensured.