56° 8′ 59” N · 10° 30′ 56” E
Begtrup Vig is a cosy little bay off the Aarhus Bay that offers you a lovely quiet spot to throw your anchor of a calm evening. If you are in the area and are in the need of escaping the crowded islands or the cities marinas Begtrup Vig it really is a great alternative. If you do need some shelter should the weather turn for the worst, you can always head over to Kongsgårde for a more sheltered spot on the pier.
Once here enjoy the quiet, the rolling hills and the few boats that come by. If you have a dinghy, paddle board or the like, the bay is nicely sheltered for an evening’s outing. If you make it over to land, you can go for a stroll around towards the west. You might meet the odd fisherman or two.
In the other direction, toward the village, you can stock up at the Dagli Brugsen in Kongsgårde, or take the longer walk around the bay to Dragsmur, where there is a fish monger.
The narrow land connecting Helgenaes peninsular to the mainland is indeed only about 200 meters wide. The saying goes that the vikings used to pull their boats out of the water and push them over land to the other side to save the sail around the peninsular. Whether it truly was a short cut is the question.
If you are mobile with bicycles, go for a ride down to the Sletterhage lighthouse and enjoy the view south toward the islands of Tunø und Samsø. If you are lucky the ice cream truck Ishuset will be there and you can reward yourself with a refreshment before you head back. The lighthouse is open from April thru October on weekends, public holidays and during the school holidays. Ishuset at similar times, from noon until 5pm.
On the other hand, just making the most of this top spot is enough in itself.