Nearly two years in the making, Denmark’s beautiful forest tower is officially open and ready to be discovered. Designed by EFFEKT architects, the hourglass-structured, wooden walkway looks majestic resting in the middle of the Gisselfeld Klosters Forest in Haslev.
Made of weathered steel – often referred to as corten steel – and locally sourced oak, the spiral walkway blends seamlessly into the environment. To get there, you’ll walk along a 600-metre-long boardwalk that was designed to flow around the roots of undisturbed trees. Having the tower inside a Scandinavian boreal forest is an experience all on its own and is truly a photographer’s dream.
Once you walk around the 12 twisted ramps (that’s right, no steps mean it’s accessible to all), you’ll reach the highest peak at 140 metres above sea level and get a spectacular, panoramic view of Zealand. In clear weather, expect to see as far as Copenhagen and Malmo in the north and the rugged landscape of Southern Zealand manors and countryside in the south.
The Forest Tower is a part of Camp Adventure, a treetop adventure park that offers climbing courses and zip-lining in other parts of the forest. Tickets to the tower cost 150kr (roughly C$20) and it's open to the public daily from 10 a.m.