The Bornholmer "mountain town"
On the northern part of the island, between Allinge-Sandvig and Svaneke, you will find the harbour town Gudhjem. The process of smoking fish on Bornholm all began in Gudhjem, back in the 1860's. The trade then spread across the island, and the many smokehouses has since become a hallmark of Borhnolm.
Gudhjem is still characterized by the aspect of being the origin of Bornholmer smokehouses, noticeable via the several unique chimneys throughout Gudhjem compared to in other Bornholmer towns - even if most of them aren't in use anymore. And it is not by coincidence that the regional Bornholmer cuisine has been named 'Sol over Gudhjem' (sun above Gudhjem).
Gudhjem is as close to pass for a mountain town as we can get on Bornholm, and is home to a little over 750 inhabitants who live there all year round. Nevertheless, Gudhjem truly blossoms during the summer months, when tourists and owners of holiday retreats arrive.