To meet with others with the opportunity to develop together.
To retreat and be able to immerse yourself in thoughts or texts for a while.
Both wishes can be met at the St Lukas Foundation's Refugium Smidstrup Strand.
The Refugium is an intimate conference and retreat centre with room for both presence, stays with content, immersion and silence. The unique location with direct access to the beach and sea in Smidstrup on the north coast of Sealand and the neighbouring green nature provides a unique opportunity to involve the surroundings and the environment in your event.
Here guests meet in the middle of nature overlooking the sea, being inspired, engaged, taught and entertained. The independent building Udsigten (The View), which is furnished as both a classroom and a cosy get-together space, offers panoramic sea and beach views.
The guests have the opportunity to be both themselves and to retreat, relax and have the courage to turn their thoughts inward or to share life and faith stories with one another.
All our guests emphasise the Refugium’s unique light, nature, location down to the beach, and the possibility of promenades on the large nature area or along the sea.
It is possible to rent the whole centre for courses, conferences and retreats, incl. the church, which can be used for small services, meditations, silent events, music etc.
The Refugium consists of the original beach villa 'Stenhuset', the 'Udsigten' course building, a number of award-winning modern wooden buildings with bright rooms for a total of 24 people and a small beautiful wooden church.
Udsigten (The view): Teaching/conference room with AV facilities and seating for 30 people at chair seats and 24 at tables. Close here to here, you find a room where it is possible to have more informal gatherings in comfortable furniture.
Both rooms have a sea view.
Birkestuen (The birch room): Meeting room with space for 8 people.
22 rooms: of which there are two double suites, while another two are adapted for the mobility impaired. All rooms are bright and well-appointed with their own entrance from the covered column row.
All rooms have a toilet, a bathroom and a private terrace.
Beach plantation: Possibility of walks through the beautiful hiking systems and direct access to the beach.
Strandkirken (The beach church): The Refugium's little wooden church is open to all guests for silence, pursuits and reflection. Guests/participants are offered a short morning attendance service.
During the summer there are atmospheric evening services with cosy get-togethers and coffee.