Romsø Island in Johannes Larsen’s footsteps

Tid: 4 Thursdays in the summer of 2017
Sted: Departing from Nordre Havnekaj St. (near SuperBrugsen)

Take the Romsø boat to Romsø Island and go on a guided tour of the island.

Trips will be held on the following days:

  • Thursday, June 15
  • Thursday, July 13
  • Thursday, July 27
  • Thursday, August 23


Trip program:

  • 9:00 AM, departure from Nordre Havnekaj St. (near SuperBrugsen)
  • 10:00 AM, arrival at Romsø Island
  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Guided tour of the island: “Johannes Larsen and Romsø”
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Lunch. Bring your own picnic.
  • 12:30 PM, depart Romsø.
  • 1:15 PM, arrive at Kerteminde, Nordre Havnekaj. Those guests who wish to, can follow the guide back to the Johannes Larsen Museum, passing Larsen’s childhood home.

Guide: Curator Kurt Risskov Sørensen, M.A. or another curator from the Johannes Larsen Museum.

Description of the trip:

We will start at 9:00 AM from Nordre Havnekaj (Northern Harbour St.) in Kerteminde. We will hear a little about the harbour’s history, the new Renaissance Harbour, Johannes Larsen’s relation to Kerteminde Harbour and his paintings and drawings from there. Then we will board the Romsø boat, which will sail us the 6 sea miles (10 km) out into the Great Belt to the island of Romsø, after about 45 minutes at sea.

The hike around Romsø will take about 1 1/2 hours. Here we will visit those landscapes and vistas that Johannes Larsen stood and painted. We will see the finished painting while we view the landscape as it looks today, and hear the stories that go with the various paintings. In this connection, the history of the island will also be recounted, including the story of Achton Friis’ and Johannes Larsen’s major publication (1200 pages), The Isles of the Danes. From 1921-25, they visited 132 Danish islands, sailing on the Kerteminde Belt boat, Rylen, with skipper Christian “Old Dammit” Andersen, 87 years, who was originally from Romsø.

After the hike around Romsø, we’ll find a sheltered spot with a nice view and enjoy our picnic in the peacefulness of Romsø’s unspoiled nature.

We will return to Kerteminde at about 1:15 PM.

Practical information:

Wear clothes and footwear that suit the weather!

Price: 350 kr. per person, no discount for children. Minimum of 15 participants.

Reservations: Call +45 23 43 63 04.

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