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The Blue Trail
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Phone: +45 63 51 63 00
The Blue Trail outside Højklint.
In November 2009, Langeland Museum opened a diving trail outside Højklint in Lindelse Nor, on Langeland’s west coast,
just a little south of Rudkøbing.
The special attraction of Lindelse Nor and the waters surrounding the islands in the area, lies in the past. These waters are in fact flooded Stone Age landscapes. The melt-off ending the latest ice age caused the prehistoric landscapes to be flooded, and outside Højklint you can see logs and stumps from the Stone Age forest. Traces from human activity can also be found; cultivated flint stone, for example, can be found if you know what you are looking for. Following the Blue Trail will help you navigate the 6000 year old Stone Age landscape at the bottom of the sea.
The trail is open to all divers. It is located just outside the beach which is accessible by public road. On a depth of 2 to 3 meters, the 500 meter long trail has 7 posts with information on the Stone Age and its flooded landscape, as well as the current flora and fauna.
The trail is a part of the project “Nordic Blue Parks”, supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers with 1.2 million kroner. Built in all the Nordic countries, the Blue Trails tell the stories of selected historical relics and spots of nature. Langeland Museum has been chosen as the project’s Danish partner, a choice made on the basis of the museum’s many years of experience with marine archaeology and management of sea floor artifacts.
It is our hope that the trail outside Højklint will be followed by many trails on the bottom of the waters surrounding the islands of Sydfyn and the east coast of Southern Jylland.
The diving trail outside Højklint in Lindelse Nor.
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Finding the trail outside Højklint is easy. Once on Langeland, drive south on 305, make a right hand turn approx. 5 kilometers south of Rudkøbing and continue all the way down to the beach, where you can park your car. From the foot of the cliff, you can clearly see a white buoy which marks the first post. The swim from the beach is about 70 meters.