Unplug and kick back at the Limfjord
TEXT: SIGNE HANSEN | PHOTO © TAMBOHUS KRO
Beautifully set at the Limfjord, Tambohus Kro offers guests a serene getaway in Northern Jutland. Recently renovated and refreshed, the old inn not only provides guests with scenic fjord views, but also newly refurbished rooms and a gourmet menu.
Founded in 1842, Tambohus Kro has been a favoured destination for travellers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for centuries. In 2014, the inn was taken over by wife and husband Kristina and Karsten Pedersen, who have since worked to revive and renew the old inn’s charm. “We wanted to re-establish the kind of atmosphere that people connect with at an old inn like ours with high wall panels, wooden beams and flowery wallpaper,” says Kristina Pedersen. “At the same time, a lot of people visit the inn because of its location at the beach, so we have also worked to enhance its natural maritime atmosphere.”
It is not just the inn’s interior that has received a facelift, but also the menu in Sølvgarden is Norwegian for ‘silver farm’. Both Inger and Trygve are silversmiths by profession, and for generations tracked 300 years back, their families have had hundreds of silversmiths amongst them. Sølvgarden is not a typical hotel, the building looking like something from a fairytale with a unique character. In addition to hosting guests from all over the world, Sølvgarden has its own silver workshop where silversmiths craft custom jewellery for the Norwegian national costume as well as made-to-order pieces and a selection of less formal jewellery. “The strong silversmith traditions are what make Sølvgarden so unique. Visitors are invited to experience how the jewellery is crafted, and we have a gift shop at the hotel where we sell pieces the water-view restaurant. Headed by Karsten Pedersen, the restaurant now not only offers traditional inn dishes and a sumptuous seafood buffet (Sunday and Wednesday, June to August only), but also a three- or five-course gourmet dinner. The gourmet menu can be booked as part of a gourmet or wellness package, the latter of which also includes a visit to one of two local spas. “With our new gourmet and wellness packages, we have attracted a new audience of younger couples taking a weekend away from the kids,” says Pedersen, and rounds off: “They come to get some time together and a bit of pampering, and that’s exactly what we encourage people to do – unplug from phones and the internet and just relax and enjoy each other and the peace and beauty of the area.”