ISLAND HOPPING IN DENMARK

Jutland, Funen and Zealand make up a large part of Denmark’s geography. Apart from that, Denmark consists of 400 small islands including 72 inhabited ones, each with their own unique characteristics. This tour takes you to the most idyllic and scenic islands in Denmark and offers culinary experiences along the way. One of the highlights of the trips is to the island of Møn, whose spectacular white chalk cliffs meet the deep blue sea. 

This trip is perfect for couples who dream of a romantic vacation at a leisurely pace, because the small villages are the epitome of romance and idyll. The trip is also fantastic for active families who like to move around and want to be enchanted by the Danish fairytale land: castles and manor houses with the most beautiful gardens in Denmark shape the beautiful islands of the Danish Southern Seas. The short distances make this tour an adventure trip that that offers a lot of time for relaxation but also adventure. 

 

DURATION
9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE
Daily from 15.05 – 15.09 2021

 

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Day 1: Arrival in Copenhagen
Individual arrival in Copenhagen on Zealand – the first island of the trip. There is plenty of time to discover the city and its countless sights such as Rosenborg Castle, Christiansborg, the shopping street “Strøget”, or enjoy a beer in Nyhavn, Copenhagen’s iconic waterfront. In the evening, the lights of the fairytale Tivoli Gardens are lit and create a magical atmosphere. Just outside the city, we recommend a visit to Kronborg Castle, The Louisiana Art Muesum, The Experiementarium Experience Museum or the deer park “Dyrehaven”.

Day 2: Copenhagen – Møn – Falster
The journey continues to the island of Møn, whose 7 km long limestone wall in the southeast is an absolute must see. The interesting geocenter at Møns Klint which takes its visitors on a virtual journey through time from the cretaceous modern times, is absolutely also worth a visit. After a few nice hours on the idyllic island, we continue to Falster. North of Møn, you can stop in the small Danish town of Nyord – the only car free town of Denmark. Next to the island of Falster, lies Lolland, whose flat terrain has given the island the nickname “The Pancake Island”. 

Day 3: Falster – Svendborg
This day’s stage begins with a ferry crossing from Tårs to Spodbjerg followed by a few relaxing hours on the island of Langeland. Langeland impresses with its many sights such as the Tranekær Castle, which is the oldest inhabited house in Denmark. While touring the castle, the visitors gets a deep insight to the history of the castle. The Langeland fort was a manned naval fort until 1993, but is now a museum that features information about the Cold War. On the way to Svendborg, a stop at Strandlyst Orchard is highly recommended. In the small Farm shop, sweet fruits can be purchased as travel provisions before the last drive to Funen. 

Day 4: Funen
Funen is a paradise for nature lovers and cycling enthusiasts – there are over 18 marked cycled routes on the island. The island also boasts 123 manor houses and castles. Egeskov Castle with its enchanting garden is one of the highlights of Funen. In the Maritime Center in Svendborg you can set sail on one of the old sailing boats. The island is also known for its focus on tasty culinary experiences and the use of good and local ingredients. To explore the islands specialties we recommend visiting the Finka Farm Shop in Svendborg or the local Aqua Vitae distillery in Skårup, which produces delicious fruit brandy. 

Day 5: Funen- Ærøskøbing
The journey continues by ferry to Ærøskøbing, an old fishing and trading town. The island of Ærø also boasts many culinary experiences. Delicious souvenirs can be bought in the small shops, Øhavets Chokolade, Ø-bolcher, or in the Rise Brewery. 

Day 6: Ærø
The island of Ærø is wonderful to explore by bike. In the summer there are daily arrangements and activities on the island.

Day 7: Ærø - Middelfart – Odense 
Back to Funen – the next destination is Odense, the birthplace of famous story writer, H.C. Andersen. On the way, we recommend a detour to Middelfart to visit the Clay Museum, the only museum in the North dedicated to ceramic art. Europe’s largest Bison farm is located 30 minutes outside Odense. Odense is a pretty town that enchants with its cobbled streets and the creek that meander through the town. On the H.C. Andersen Path the city can also be discovered through the footsteps of the famous story writer. We also recommend a visit to the Danish Railway Museum, the Funen Village or the cosy Odense Zoo. 

Day 8: Odense – Copenhagen
The trip now leads back to Zealand. On the way, it is worth stopping at Nyborg, the first capital of Denmark. A stop in Roskilde, one of Denmark’s oldest cities should not be missed. Also see the architecturally significant Roskilde Cathedral, where the Danish kings and queens are buried. Highly recommended is the Viking Ship Museum, which gives an insight to the real life of the Vikings.

Day 9: Individual Return Journey from Copenhagen