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Getting There

By Ferry -- The most popular means of reaching the island from Copenhagen is the 7-hour ferryboat ride. Maintained by the Bornholmstraffiken (tel. 56-95-18-66; www.bornholmstrafikken.dk), these ferries depart year-round from the pier at Kvæsthusbroen, once per evening, at 11:30pm, with scheduled arrival the following morning at 6:30am. Late-June to mid-August there's an additional departure at 8:30am every day except Wednesday. Passage costs DKK23 ($3.90/£2.30) per person each way. These ferries are most often used to transport a car from Copenhagen, which costs DKK168 ($29/£17) each way.

Bornholm Ferries, Havnen, at Rønne (tel. 56-95-18-66), operates 2 1/2-hour ferries from Ystad on the southern coast of Sweden, with up to four departures daily. These ferries have tax-free shops onboard. A car with a maximum of five passengers costs DKK180 ($31/£18) each way. You can also travel from Sassnitz-Mukran (Rügen) in north Germany for a 3 1/2-hour crossing to Bornholm, arriving at Rønne. Tax-free shopping is also found onboard during this crossing. From Germany, one-way passage for a car with a maximum of five passengers is DKK905 to DKK1,375 ($154-$234/£91-£138). Each of these ferries has a restaurant or bistro featuring a buffet with Danish and Bornholm specialties.

By Plane -- Cimber Air (tel. 70-10-12-18; www.cimber.dk) has about nine flights a day from Copenhagen to Bornholm's airport, 5.5km (3 1/2 miles) south of Rønne. Depending on restrictions, round-trip fares range from DKK687 to DKK1,880 ($117-$320/£69-£188).

Visitor Information

The tourist office, The Bornholm Welcome Center, Kystvej 3, Rønne (tel. 56-95-95-00; www.bornholm.info), is open June to August daily 9am to 7:30pm; April, May, September, and October Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday 9am to noon; November to March Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Getting Around

By Car -- The best place on the island for car rentals is Europcar, Nodre Kystvej 1, in Rønne (tel. 877/940-6900 in the U.S., or 56-95-43-00; www.europcar.com). Its least expensive rentals begin at DKK2,640 ($449/£264) per week, including unlimited mileage and insurance coverage, as well as the government tax. In addition, Avis is located at Snellemark 19, in Rønne (tel. 800/230-4898 in the U.S., or 48-71-29-65).

By Bicycle -- During sunny weather, biking around the island is almost as popular as driving. If you want to do as the Danes do, rent a bike; the prices are pretty much the same throughout the island -- about DKK60 ($10/£6) a day. A suggested bike-rental company in Rønne is Bornholms Cykleudleijning, Nordre Kystvej 5 (tel. 56-95-13-59; www.bornholms-cykeludlejning.dk). It's open daily 8am to 4pm and 8:30 to 9pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.