Livo, Ranum

Island · Wildlife Area
Livø is a 320-hectare Danish island with approximately 10 year-round residents. The island is located in the Limfjord, about 20 minutes by boat from Roenbjerg in the middle of the Limfjord. It is midway between Nykøbing Mors, Løgstør, Fjerritslev and Thisted. Northeast of the island lies Løgstør Bredning while Livø Broads lies west and south of the island.
Livø has been a protected island since 1977. It is accessible by ferry daily between 1 April and 1 September. Dogs and motor vehicles are not permitted on the island. It is possible to walk around the entire island in one afternoon, which is about 10 km total distance. Livø is notable due to its natural environment, especially at the central, shallow part of the island near Louisehøj and Louisedal, where a hilltop towers 43 meters above the sea. The island is a moraine, pushed up by ice from Løgstør Broads in the last Ice Age. On the cliffs overlooking the sea at the northwestern edge of the island, it is possible to see layers of material that were pushed together during the Ice Age, including jetties and steep clay slopes. The eastern and southern parts of the island are flat land with a wide beach ridge that continues south and ends in the protected Livø wildlife area, which is partly inaccessible to visitors. Herds of fallow deer live in this protected area, and the wildlife here are several generations old. The area is also designated as a seal sanctuary and seals breed here in July–August. The northern part of the island is covered with a forest where various types of trees grow, with a heath in the northernmost part. The northern part of the island is ⅓ organic farms, ⅓ woods and ⅓ heath, grasslands and salt marshes.
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  • Decided on Sunday outing. Picked up the 11 am ferry, and had fantastic 4 and a half hour wondering around the Island. Nature is stupendous from the moment you step of the small ferry. At the moment...  more »
  • Every style of Danish nature except cliffs and dunes together at this very small treasory island of only 640 Barrels of land is a beating heart of life the Limfjord....  more »
  • Beautiful island. Lots of nature.
  • It's a nice little island in the Limfjord. You can spend a few hours exploring the island on foot. On the bike you can also, you need a mountain bike. There is a camping area. There should be no motor vehicles with the boat so your gear should fit in a cart or on the bike.
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