Skjern Å Lystfiskefestival
Catch the famous Skjern River Salmon

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Skjern Å Lystfiskefestival


In Herning and Ikast-Brande you will find beautiful nature, world-class angling for sea trout and salmon as well as hiking on the famous ancient road Hærvejen.

Angling waters

Nature camps

Mountain bike

Running routes



Natural areas


Hærvejen is an ancient road through Central Jutland that was once used to drive cattle from Jutland to the German region of Schleswig-Holstein. Today, large parts of Hærvejen are unpaved, but you can still find stretches of the old, historical tracks where you can sense the atmosphere of those days. The many grave mounds along the road testify to the fact that the Hærvej has been an important road in prehistoric times, most likely back in the early Stone Age.

Hærvejen - the old ancient road

Photo: Ikast-Brande Kommune

Other great hiking areas

177 km and West Jutland's highest point. Visit Trehøje Trails and hike in the most beautiful moor landscape. The Trails are divided into 8 sections. 

Trehøje Trails

The view in Trehøje and the area around Trehøje Hills is breathtaking. The beautiful colours, the variation of flat moor, the hills and the beautiful landscape is a stretch everyone should experience at least once in life.

Præstbjerg Naturcenter

The nature surrounding Præstbjerg Naturcenter is magnificent. Here you will see backed heath areas, oak scrub, beautiful vantage points, small forests and lakes. Close to the nature centre there is a playground, roofed packed lunch house, bonfires with grill, table and benches as well as t...

Løvbakke Dyrehave (Løvbakke Animal Park)

In the 53 hectares’ animal park just outside of the town of Herning there are 50 fallow deer. You can visit the animals and enjoy the beautiful nature from the naturecentre Løvbakke Naturcenter, Løvbakkevej 32, 7400 Herning.


At the same level as a Norwegian river. 
The Herning area offers many good fishing experiences. Apart from Skjern Å, there are also Karup Å and Storåen which are excellent fishing waters. And there is a reason that the streams are so well-visited; Skjern Å is one of the few Danish streams where there are still stocks of original wild salmon.

Skjern Å (River Skjern)

Karup Å (River Karup)