About us

From the big city to Mols Bjerge

When we (Espen and Sofie) and our three children visited Sølballegaard in 2016, it was love at first sight. We were living in the centre of Copenhagen and were actually quite happy there. But there was still a deep longing to live closer to nature, and a dream to create a gathering place where people can meet and be inspired. We chose to follow our dream and moved the whole family to Mols, and after a couple of years of consideration and renovations, in May 2019 we opened Sølballegaard as a conference and cultural centre.

Your hosts

Sofie Saxtoft Højlund

Sofie Saxtoft has 15 years’ experience as an organisational consultant and process facilitator – the last 10 years with her own business. Sofie’s specialties are the development of cooperative relations, leadership communication and conflict management in the workplace or with customer relations. Additionally, Sofie has for several years facilitated leadership networks.

Sofie uses her experience with designing and facilitating processes to create courses and activities for the groups that stay at Sølballegaard. Courses often include the involvement of skilful and diverse local partners. Mols and Djursland have much to offer in regard to culinary events, nature, art and culture, and at Sølballegaard we always try to give our guests a taste of what makes our area unique.

Espen Saxtoft Højlund

Espen Saxtoft Højlund has worked in communications and advertising since 2001, the last ten years of which as co-owner and CEO of the communication and advertising bureau Advice. Espen also has several years’ experience with board services.

At Sølballegaard, companies can draw on Espen’s experience as consultant, facilitator and speaker.

Johanne Signe Asingh

Johanne Signe Asingh has eight years’ experience with project management as well as with developing and orchestrating cultural events.

At Sølballegaard, Johanne benefits from her experience to tailor-make relevant and personal stays for groups and cultural events. Johanne ensures that group visits have a common thread and are balanced in regard to professional content and local activities – for example with nature, culture, art and gastronomy, according to the guests’ wishes.

A strong team

Besides Sofie, Espen and Johanne you will also meet a team of dedicated emplyees, who strive to give our guests the best stay on Sølballegaard. We hope you will notice a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere – a soulful place close to nature. A place and a team kindly presenting you to all the best of Mols.


Design & Development
Mount Agency


Elbjergvej 13
8420 Knebel
CVR: 40023550
+45 30400065