Horsens Fjord

Horsens Fjord is an East Jutland-type fjord in the east coast of the Danish peninsula of Jutland which stretches from the islands of Alrø and Hjarnø in the east to the town of Horsens on the mainland. It is some 20 kilometres (12 mi) long. The navigational channel to Horsens has a depth of 7 metres (23 ft).[2]

Official nameHorsens Fjord and Endelave
Designated2 September 1977
Reference no.152[1]
Horsens Fjord, a southward view from the hill of Blakshøj

The islands in the fjord are low-lying with grasslands and lagoons along their coasts. Both Alrø and Hjarnø consist principally of farmland while Vorsø, which has been an unpopulated nature reserve for over 50 years, is now wooded and has a colony of herons. There are also many cormorants in the area.[3]


Horsens Fjord forms a 42,737 ha Ramsar protection together with the island of Endelave and surrounding sea. The protection was put into force on 2 September 1977 and has number 152.[4]

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  1. ^ "Horsens Fjord and Endelave". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Horsens Fjord", Den store Danske. (in Danish) Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Horsens Fjord"[permanent dead link], Skov- og Naturstyrelsen. (in Danish) Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  4. ^ The Annotated Ramsar List: Denmark Ramsar, 05.08.2013

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Coordinates: 55°51′N 10°0′E / 55.850°N 10.000°E / 55.850; 10.000