How to get here
Address: Centre for Inner Freedom, Sildeballe 17, 8305 Samsø, Denmark, Ph. +4529924348
You can catch a ferry from Kalundborg (Sealand/Sjælland) to Ballen or from Hou (Jutland/Jylland) to Sælvig. For detailed info regarding ferries see: http://www.faergen.dk and www.tilsamsoe.dk. Please let us know if you need help with planning the trip – we are happy to assist.
Samsoe – The island in the middle
If you take a map of Denmark and fold it together, first one way and then the other, you will see that the island lies in the heart of Denmark.
“Sam” means together/to gather – so Samsoe means the gathering island. It was the Vikings who gave it this name. It was here they gathered and distributed land and loot between them. We find that the island is still a place of gathering, now just in a different sense. We come here to gather ourselves – to become whole.
There is something fascinating when you are on an island. One relaxes and becomes more present, because there is nowhere else to go.
Samsoe has been praised as “The Pearl of Kattegat” or “the jewel in the crown of Denmark,” and many have historically lost their hearts to the island. And so have we :o)
Samsoe is like a Denmark in a condensed form – a mainland with islets. The island is 30 km long and 7 km wide at its widest point. Here are all of Denmark’s landscapes – from the glacial hills, forest, coast, moorland, fields, meadows, lakes, fjords – woven together beautifully.
Many experts have predicted that time, tranquility and unspoiled nature will soon become major assets for modern man. Perhaps that is why that the beautiful green island has attracted many writers, songwriters, poets, sculptors, painters and other creative people.
Samsoe is also Danish Renewable Energy Island and is already self-sufficient and exporting renewable energy. Several projects have received international environmental awards and recognition.
Samsoe has what is called a landscape temple. Like the human body has energy centers in the form of chakras, the island has seven energy centers with different qualities. The root chakra located in the old forest in the south – the heart center is located on the island in the bay that the Vikings called “The Bay of Love” and the crown chakra is located right at the top of the island by “Issehoved” – meaning Top of Head :o)