View of the wilderness
The vastness of the reserve is impressive, with wilderness as far as the eye can see. With the restrictions on public access and passage, the reserve is a sanctuary for animals and birds. Among other things, this means that cranes, wood sandpipers and curlews breed here. Moreover, sometimes you can be lucky enough to see large herds of red deer grazing undisturbed, while elegant white-tailed eagles and ospreys hover above the landscape.
With its 3900 hectares, Hanstholm Nature Reserve is an important area in the national park. The main part of the reserve is on the former seabed and consists of dunes and heaths. Between the dunes are swamps, numerous shallow ponds and lakes which brighten up the dune heath. The plants of the dune heath are typically some of the rarest in Denmark and they are home to numerous species of insects.