The Mountains on Fanø
Mountain climbing on Fanø? That sounds like a joke and maybe it is. But we have made a trail called The Big Five. The five big mountains are Kikkebjerg, Pælebjerg, Klingebjerg, Annedalsbjerg of Mosedalsbjerg. The trail is made as a geocaching trail, and you can find it on www.geocaching.com. Once you have conquered the five mountains, you have the possibility of getting a certificate at Fanø Tourist Office, Skolevej 5-7 in Nordby, which states that you are an official Fanø mountain climber. Even if you are not into geocaching you can still earn your certificate; just take a photo of yourself and your family on the top of the mountains. It is a fun treasure hunt for children and adults that will lead you to places not normally discovered.
The mountains on Fanø are in reality dunes which have been created by sand and wind through hundreds of years. The oldest dunes on Fanø, ie. Annesdals Bjerg and Klingebjerg, are on the east coast whereto they wandered during the Small Ice Age in the 1500’s and the 1600’s. The farther towards west we go, the younger the dunes are. On the beach between Fanø Bad and Rindby Strand, you can see a new generation of dunes being created.