Besser, Samsø: A Quaint Town with a Beautiful Countryside & Beach

March 11, 2019 12 Comments

If you’ve been following my journey studying in Aarhus, Denmark, we’re coming to the end! I took a lot of amazing day trips from Aarhus over the summer, and I knew I wanted to visit the island of Samsø but it was too complicated and far away to make it a day trip. So I used it to break up my trip from Aarhus to Copenhagen for my flight home and spent two days exploring Samsø. I stayed in a small town called Besser and it was such a pretty place! It was a great place to relax after my class ended, and I took nice long strolls along the countryside and to the beach. And if you’re looking for a place to stay, Besser had the most amazing bed and breakfast in Samsø 🙂

Besser, Samsø: A Quaint Town with a Beautiful Countryside & Beach in Denmark

Getting to Samsø

In case you haven’t heard of it, Samsø is an island right in between Aarhus and Copenhagen. I took two buses from Aarhus to the port, a ferry to Samsø, and then a bus to Besser. Because there were so many transfers in a short amount of time, I was a little worried about being late and missing one, but everything went smoothly and I didn’t miss anything!

Samsø

Ferry to Samsø

Ferry to Samsø

Bed and breakfast in Samsø

I stayed in the CUTEST bed and breakfast in Samsø! I found it on Airbnb, and it was recently renovated and very affordable. The hosts were very nice and let me check in early since I had an early ferry, and in the morning, they put out a huge spread of food just for me to have for breakfast and so I could pack some for lunch. I was the only person staying there that night, but they do have a few rooms if you’re traveling with several people.

Airbnb in Samsø

Airbnb in Samsø

Where to stay in Samsø

Where to stay in Samsø

Bed and breakfast in Samsø

Where to stay in Samsø

Airbnb in Samsø

Tour of Besser

Besser is pretty small, and you can cover the whole town in half an hour. The houses are so pretty and I loved seeing all the different colors! There are also a few shops, cafes, and art galleries that you can visit. There aren’t any restaurants or grocery stores, but I did get a snack and coffee at a cafe (and my Airbnb did give me plenty of food!).

Half-timber house in Denmark

Besser, Samsø

The Morgan Garage in Besser, Samsø

Colorful doors in Denmark

Store in Besser, Samsø

Yellow house in Denmark

Besser, Samsø

Half-timber house in Samsø

Besser, Samsø

Besser, Samsø

Red house in Samsø

Grass roof house in Samsø

Grass roof house in Denmark

Grass roof house in Samsø

Bus stop in Besser, Samsø

Purple flower with raindrops

Red rose with raindrops

Pink flowers with raindrops

Besser, Samsø

Walk through the countryside to Besser Rev

Besser, Samsø is known for Besser Rev, a long, skinny sandbar along a lagoon that you can walk on! I walked to Besser Rev from the town, and it was a bit of a walk but I loved getting to see the countryside along the way. There are lots of farms in the area, and it was so pretty in the summer! There aren’t any sidewalks along the road, so if you do walk it, make sure you look out for cars and tractors.

Besser Rev

Horses in Samsø

Horse in Samsø

Countryside in Samsø

Farms in Samsø

Farms in Samsø

Farm in Samsø

Farm in Samsø

Beach in Samsø

Beach in Samsø

Beach in Besser, Samsø

I didn’t have time to walk along the entire Besser Rev (it goes on further than I could see!), but even the views from the start of the sandbar were beautiful! Even though it had been hot and sunny the entire time I was in Denmark that summer, the two days I spent in Samsø were so chilly and rainy! So I didn’t try to go swimming when I was at the beach, but I’m sure it would be a nice beach in Samsø to take a dip on a warmer day.

Beach in Besser, Samsø

Besser, Samsø

Beach in Besser, Samsø

Beach in Samsø

Besser, Samsø

Horses in Samsø

Horses in Denmark

Horses in Samsø

Horses in Samsø

Beach in Samsø

Besser, Samsø

Grass roof farm house in Denmark

Danish farm house

Farm in Denmark

Country house in Denmark

Besser, Samsø may be small, but there are so many pretty sights to see 🙂 If you’re looking for some beach views or need a place to stay in Samsø, I can’t recommend Besser more!

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12 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anne

    March 25, 2019

    I have to go there! Especially since I saw the photo with the Morgan garage – that’s my name! 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 25, 2019

      That’s awesome! I hope you can see it in person! 🙂

  2. Reply

    Erin Gustafson

    March 16, 2019

    Oh – I really want to go to Samsø – it’s been on my Danish wishlist for awhile. They are super sustainably oriented and it just looks so idyllic. Besser looks the perfect base for a long weekend away on the Danish seaside. Cheers from Copenhagen!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 16, 2019

      I hope you can go soon! It’s a pretty easy place to get to from Copenhagen!

  3. Reply

    Mohana and Aninda

    March 16, 2019

    The photos are making me long to visit. Bessar is so quiet, so quaint…the houses are so pretty!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 16, 2019

      The historic houses in Denmark are amazing! 🙂

  4. Reply

    upasana

    March 16, 2019

    It is always amazing to read lesser known and quite places. The sleepy beachside town is definitely an amazing place for getaway. Have never been to Denmark but this is on my list. Loved the pictures.

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 16, 2019

      Thank you! 🙂 Lesser known places are my favorite!

  5. Reply

    Alyssa Cole

    March 15, 2019

    These pictures are beautiful! I’ve always wanted to visit Denmark. Your bed and breakfast in Samso looks so cozy. Definitely adding this to the list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing.

    – Alyssa
    @doctor.cole
    dailydoseofvita.blogspot.com

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 15, 2019

      Thank you! 🙂 I hope you can visit Denmark soon!

  6. Reply

    Bridget

    March 15, 2019

    Julia – Your photography is stunning! I felt like I was walking the streets of Besser. I am completely charmed by your evocative descriptions of the town and I can wait to see more of travels! Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 15, 2019

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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