The very first actual industry of the middle ages covered almost all of Laesoe

Salt has been made on Laesoe even back in the middle ages where the salt making was organized to a degree that is generally considered to be the first actual industry of the middel ages.
Salt making by seething was stopped by a royal decree in the 16th century; the salt making had cleared Laesoe of all forrests. More than 300 years should pass until forrests by a larger scale was replanted on Laesoe.
In 1991 the salt making was reconstructed on Laesoe as a combination of archeological research and municipal employment project.
The first saltwork is a reconstruction of the excavation from 1990. 3 iron pans were hung over a wood fired hearth and by june 5th 1991 the first salt in recent times could be drawn to evaporation and drying.

Nowadays the salt making is highly organized, the forrests are sustainable and the saltworks are making large contributions the the economy of Laesoe - as a tourist attraction as well as a proper production creating local work places all year round.

The most beautiful work place in Denmark...

Laesoe Salt holds the rather picturesque addres of Hornfiskrønvej 3 (ie 3, Garfish Road). Hornfiskroen is part of one of Laesoe's most well known natural sites; Roennerne - a protected marsh area of some 1500 acres.

Going to work all year round with the view to a unique site as Roennerne is a large privilege and we all agree that we work at the most beautiful work place in Denmark.

Craftmanship and open iron pans

Today Laesoe Salt consists of the saltworks with 3 pan works, two large mother pans (pre-evaporation plants) and one experimental pan.
Salt is made around the year - at present 65 tons per year. The production processes are ment to show middle age production - only the final drying is now carried out on a loft with a dehumidifier... 

The raw material for Laesoe Salt is collected from wells different places on Roennerne on Laesoe.