Updated: Jul 25, 2020
Photo by Rasmus Hjortshoj
Located in the Gisselfeld Kloster forest this observation tower stands 148 feet above the ground and lets you cruise through the tree tops on foot. On a sunny day, it is said that if you look North can see all the way to Copenhagen and Malmö.
At the top you are about 450 feet above sea level. It opened in March of 2019 and was crowned one of Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places. The walkway is elevated, no stairs, and it allows you to circle all the way to the top and lookout.
For 150 krones you park at Camp Adventure, where the tower is located, and walk two miles to get to the wooden observation tower. The tower has 12 circles that stretch up about 0.4 miles. The structure is made of corten steel and oak and weighs 6,000 tons.
According to Camp Adventure,
“the view tower is designed by EFFEKT Architects and fulfills an ambition to create an aesthetically beautiful edifice and a unique nature experience, which is simultaneously adapted to nature and built as sensitively as possible.”
In addition to having the first observation tower in Scandinavia, Camp Adventure also has an array of ropes courses, team building and meeting facilities, a restaurant, and they are said to be opening different overnight options. We saw some beautiful cabins under construction.
Rasmus and I really enjoyed walking around this park. The trees and pathways they’ve designed are beautiful. We went on a chilly day and walked up the tower with hot chocolate. I would also recommend going on a sunny day. This piece of living art is truly innovative and a one-of-kind experience.
It was beautiful and I hope we go back one day and maybe play with the zip lines and ropes courses. My mom used to run a ropes course at her summer camp in New Mexico. I feel I still have an affinity for ropes courses, and this is one of the cooler ones I’ve seen.
Below you can see some really cool footage of the site. We are doing everything we can to stay healthy and active right now, and this was one of the cooler "parks" that we have found to walk around in during the time of coronavirus. Stay well everyone!