Isbjerg is the highest point of Hanstholm Nature Reserve at 56 metres above sea level. From here there is a fantastic view of the northern part of Thy National Park, which is surrounded by the North Sea and Hanstholmen in the north, Tved Klitplantage dune plantation to the east and Nors Lake to the south.

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.

Protection of wildlife

In order to protect wildlife, there are special rules for access in the reserve. The area east of the road Kystvejen is closed during the birds' breeding season from 1 April to 15 July. The central area with the many lakes and wetlands is closed for access all year round.

The hiking path to Isbjerg, however, is always accessible. Dogs are not allowed, even on a leash. School excursions, for example, are not allowed.

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