Allinge and Sandvig - one town
On the northern part of Bornholm, you'll find the twin-town, Allinge-Sandvig. The town is surrounded by the unique and crude nature that defines northern Bornholm, which, incidentally, creates lots of opportunities to explore the wilds - either in hiking boots, running shoes, or atop your bicycle.
Sandvig in the north is the smaller and more charming town of the two, if you ask us at least. Sandvig offers narrow, cozy streets with old, colourful half-timbered houses. Sauntering here really makes you dream of the old days. The harbour is as an extension of the beach and the boardwalk, where it's lively during summer.
Allinge is one of the towns on Bornholm that has had the most success in transforming it's harbour from an industrial place to a tourism focused locale. Havnegaden is filled with life and activity during summer: Restaurants, shops and, bars are open and live music can be heard from several places. On certain summer days the town really has that mediterranean holiday feeling.
Together, the two towns have around 1500 residents, but they are steadily growing and becoming a pulsating summer city every year, especially when Folkemødet comes to Bornholm.
Allinge-Sandvig has been a popular destination even before Folkemødets started coming there, and the towns therefore have a great selection of accommodations, restaurants, and shops to offer.