The Marsh Trail with your four-legged friend

Experience the unique trip through the national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site when you walk the Marsh Trail, which runs some 54 km through the marshes of Tøndermarsken, and where – accompanied by your four-legged friend – you have the chance to enjoy scenery and culture that are quite out of the ordinary.

The Marsh Trail is a new trail that opened in 2019. En route, you pass through delightful little towns such as Tønder, Møgeltønder, Højer and Rudbøl, whilst the wonderful countryside with its rich birdlife will also surprise you. In August 2021 the trail was rewarded the honor of being Leading Quality Trail - Best of Europe from the European Ramblers Association.

On this trip, we’ve found overnight accommodation where your dog is also welcome.

Day 1

On the first day, you arrive at Marskhotellet in Højer. There’s no hiking planned on this day, so instead you have the chance to explore the delightful town. In the evening, a marsh platter featuring local specialities will be served at Marskhotellet. If you feel that a hike of 23 km on day 2 is too much, you can choose to walk part of the route on day 1 – more specifically, the loop up around Emmelev Klev, which has a length of 8-9 km.


Day 2

After a good night’s sleep, you’ll be hiking from Højer to Emmelev, and from there on to Rudbøl, where you’ll be staying the night at Rudbøl Grænsekro. The trip is around 23 km (perhaps a little shorter if you walked a section of the route the day before). Dinner is served at the inn.


Day 3

On the third day, the route runs from Rudbøl and follows the stream of Vidå to Tønder, where you’ll spend the night at Motel Apartments. The day’s stage is around 16 km. You make your own arrangements for dinner on day 3.


Day 4

The final leg of the trip runs from Tønder and through the attractive town of Møgeltønder, before heading back to Marskhotellet in Højer. This leg is around 15 km.


All overnight accommodation includes breakfast and a packed lunch.


The package is available both with and without your dog – you choose your dog as an option in the booking module.


Note that your dog must be kept on a lead at all times on the Marsh Trail.

This package is without luggagetransfer. For the purchase of luggage transport please contact Destination Sønderjylland at