Sildefest and harbour bathing in Hasle
Hasle is one of the larger towns on Bornholm with a population of around 1,700. The town is located just 11 kilometers north of Rønne - just a quick 10 minute car ride or a 30 minute bike ride away! We prefer biking to Hasle from Rønne and really take in the beautiful and scenic route through Nordskoven and the town of Sorthat-Muleby.
Despite its size, Hasle has an active and strong local community that supports the local sports club through thick and thin. Hasle also has its own school which creates a natural residential life in the small town - all year around.
Hasle also has it's own harbour that got expanded upon in the year 2000. The harbour used to be just a smaller fishing port with a minor amount of industry. Nowadays the harbour is known as Hasle Marina and along with the new summerhouses that are built close to the harbour, you'll also find Hasle Havnebad (Hasle harbour bath); an amazing spot for swimming complete with its own jumping spot and sauna. The bath is especially popular among tourists during the summer months, while the locals enjoy it thoughout the entire year.
If you walk south of the harbour you will find the area that is most lively during the summer. In the old red fishing huts at the far side of the pier you'll find pleasant cafés. The area also houses a beachvolleyball pitch and a great spot for a dip in the ocean.
Continuing on from the harbour you will find Hasle Silderøgeri (smokehouse), Nordliv, and Hasle Familiecamping. The campsite has an outdoor pool which can be enjoyed by residents at the camping as well as paying visitors.
Sildefest in Hasle
The biggest event of the year in Hasle is the town fair named Sildefest, which translates to Herring party. The fair is arranged by the local sports club and is held on the second weekend of July in the harbour. Here you can find a small amusement park, live music, fireworks, lots of partying and a whole bunch more. Every years program is packed with activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy.
Some days of the fair are free to enjoy whilst others require an entry fee - normally around 30DKK per person. It is however free for children under the age of 13.
Read more about this years "Sildefest" in Hasle here.