The Peninsula Feddet
On the Feddet peninsula and in the area around Strandegård, many beautiful nature experiences and great hiking routes await. Along the way, you’ll encounter several places with a little story attached. We’ve tried to collect them in this list and hope you enjoy the nature, wildlife and fresh air while you’re here.
The cairn in Strandegård Deer Park is erected in memory of Jens Munk who in 1619, on the orders of King Christian IV, sailed out to find the North-West Passage (north of America). They reached Hudson Bay, Canada, where they had to spend the winter in the harsh winter climate, scurvy and lack of food killed all but Jens Munk and two of his men.
Strandegård Dyrehave is known for its large old oak trees and open plains. In the area around Strandegårds Dyrehave you can see a group of four burial mounds and a small long barrow from the Neolithic period, covered by beech and oak trees.
The Skansen, is the remains of a defensive structure built around 1800 with the purpose of defending the entrance to Præstø against attacks from the sea. Skansen contained several large cannons and was surrounded by deep ditches and ramparts, which are still clearly visible today.
Strandegård is located just north of Feddet, the history of the farm can be traced back to the 1600s when the area was crown land and belonged to King Frederik III. Since 1730, Strandegård and Feddet have been owned by the Reedtz-Thotts family.
Visit Strandegård and experience an organic apple orchard. From the end of August through the fall holidays, you can pick our deliciously aromatic and sweet apples in the orchard. See more about pick your own apples here
In the herb garden at Strandegård, you can experience organic farming up close and pick your own fresh seasonal vegetables. In the herb garden you’ll find peas, potatoes and strawberries as well as flowers, all for you to pick yourself.
Immediately south of Strandegård, close to the beach, there is a shelter with benches and a mud toilet. The shelter is lent free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved, so call or text the number on the gable if you want to stay overnight.
Fedlejren is located in a scenic location directly by the beach, the building is newly renovated inside and out and is spacious with room for 70 children and 16 adults. Rentals are made from the resort.
Dogs can be walked in the dog forest located just north of the campsite. In the dog park, dogs are allowed to run free if they are friendly towards other dogs.
The memorial stone was erected in 1928 in memory of the former owner of Gavnø, Strandegård and Feddet, Otto Reedtz-Thott. He lived most of his life at Fedgården, and only after his father’s death in 1923 did he move to Gavnø near Næstved, where he lived until his death.
In Fiskerhuset you can see exhibitions and pictures about life and nature by Præstø Fjord. Until the mid-1900s, the house was inhabited by a fishing family whose primary livelihood was fishing for pike and perch in Præstø Fjord.
Of the original three lighthouses at Feddet, two remain, one on the beach and one close to the premium cabins, the lighthouses were turned off in 2003. Today, the lighthouses are reminders of the time before modern technology like GPS and radio beacons took over navigation and safety at sea.
Fed Harbour was originally built for shipping firewood to Præstø, then for a long period of years from 1920 to 1960 it was used for the shipping of ball flint mined at Feddet. Today, it serves as a marina for small motor and sailing boats, as a destination for visitors to the area – and not least for kite surfers when the wind is in the west.
The purpose of Naturrum Præstø Fjord is to create places along the fjord that are open to everyone and suitable for stays and experiences. At Feddet, the old concrete boat has been converted into a shelter for overnight stays and on land there are three shelters and a bonfire hut, which can be booked via the outdoor guide.
The concrete boat located in the fjord, northwest of the harbor, was originally built in 1917 to transport ball flint from Feddet for reloading on larger ships in the open sea. In connection with the establishment of Naturrum Præstø Fjord in 2008, the boat was converted into an overnight shelter and viewpoint.
At Feddet you’ll find one of Denmark’s largest organic blueberry plantations. Enjoy the lovely late summer while picking the beautiful blueberries, one of nature’s most delicious and healthy berries. Find out more about blueberries here
Fedgården – the peninsula’s large breeding farm, located in the middle of Feddet, was built in the 1800s for sheep farming. Today, Fedgården is primarily used for activities for Feddet Strand Resort and for larger events and weddings.
Offerlunden is beautifully situated next to Præstø Fjord and for many years was the only tree stand in the area. You can enjoy the view of the fjord from the bench set located between the shoreline and some beautiful but weathered Scots pines.
In the 1600s, most of Feddet was covered by an oak and beech forest, but the forest was burned down during the Swedish wars of 1658-60, after which the area was taken over by heather, which thrived on the sandy subsoil. In 1973, the heath was protected, since then it has been grazed by horses and cows to ensure the area doesn’t become forest again.
The burial mound on the heath is the burial place of Baron Otto Reedtz-Thott (1872-1927) and his two wives Ingeborg and Gudrun. Otto Reedtz-Thott was a skilled sailor and with the boat Nurdug II (Gudrun spelled backwards) he won Denmark’s first Olympic medal (silver) in sailing at the 1912 Olympics.
South of Fedgården you pass a fence that runs across Feddet, here you will find one of the largest nature conservation areas on Zealand. In an area the size of 300 football pitches, you can experience fantastic birdlife and see the peaceful Galloway cows and Exmoor ponies grazing.
On the southernmost part of Feddet, overlooking Præstø Fjord, there is a fine birdwatching tower. The tower is a great place to observe birds and experience the unique natural richness of the area.
The beach meadows on the southernmost part of Feddet are an important breeding area for many species of waterfowl and wading birds that often nest on the ground. Visitors should therefore stay away from the area from April to mid-July.