New recreational coastal areas

As part of the Fehmarnbelt project, new land areas will be established on the south coast of Lolland and the northern coast of Fehmarn. Beaches and dunes as well as wet and dry natural and grazing areas of both recreational and natural value will characterise the new landscape.

The new land areas will be built from the dredged soil from the construction of the tunnel, the production sites and work harbours. Some of the land area on Lolland will be part of the compensatory natural areas to be established there.  

The land areas will be established on an ongoing basis as the soil from the seabed is dredged. On both Lolland and Fehmarn, the new areas will extend around 500m into the Fehmarnbelt. This is about the same distance from the coast as the piers at the existing ferry ports at Rødbyhavn and Puttgarden. 

How the land areas will be established

The first stage is to establish a dyke with revetments in order to contain the sea areas to be filled with soil. The dyke will restrict sediment spill into the sea when the dredged soil is deposited behind it. The dredged material from the trench for the tunnel will be transported on barges to the coastal areas where it will be used to build a large new natural area. There will be a small opening in the dyke through which the barges will be able to sail in and out. 


Large new natural area

300 hectares or three square kilometres: this will be the size of the new land area off Lolland’s south coast. The area will extend parallel with the existing coast. Furthest west off Lalandia, a recreational area with sandy beaches and beach lagoons will be established. East of the existing ferry port, a wetland and natural area with a coastal lagoon will be established where two small islands are planned.  

Easy access

The whole area will acquire a network of foot and cycle paths, which, as far as possible, will be combined with the existing path system and public parking areas to facilitate access to the area. There will be public access throughout apart from the eastern part, which is planned as a grazing area for livestock.