10 Islands in Denmark That are Too Mesmerizing to Skip!

Denmark Islands

1. Bornholm Island
2. Christanso and Frederiks Island
3. Funen Island
4. Aero Island
5. Fano Island and many more.

Islands in Denmark promise a wonderful staycation to the visitors because of their lush green landscapes, serene environment  and old world charm. These islands are dotted with colorful tiny houses and cobbled streets that are a sight to behold. Many islands are also great agricultural hubs of Denmark.

Bornholm is one of the best Denmark islands famous for its breathtaking beauty and culinary delights. If you want to spend some isolated time away from the hustle and bustle then you should visit Samso. While Laeso is known for its seaweed rooftop house, Fano has the largest population of both Harbour and Grey seals.

Beaches of these islands are beautiful with soft white sands, crystal clear waters and seemingly endless views. These islands also offer plenty of opportunities from water sports to delicious seafood and also some great shopping options. So, plan your next vacation here and make the most of these islands.

Here is a list of Islands in Denmark:

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01

Bornholm

This is a picture perfect island in the Baltic Sea known for its thick forest, white sands beaches that draws a huge amount of visitors each year to discover its splendid beauty.

From beautiful fort ruins to fishing villages, there is a diversity in this place. The best way to experience the real Bornholm is to indulge in the lip smacking cuisine this place offers. Many activities like rock climbing, diving, kayaking, etc can be enjoyed here.

Best time to visit: 
June, July and August.

How to reach: 
Take a ferry from places like Ystad in Sweden that takes 1.5 hours, 5 hours from Koge and 3.5 hours from Sassnitz in Germany. Travelling by road is an option from Copenhagen.
02

Christanso and Frederiks

A small group of Islands in Denmark, Christanso and Frederiks have a great history attached to them and are visited by several tourists each year because of the same. In 1684 the Danes came here and created a fortress and naval base to control the sealanes.

These places make up for great sightseeing attractions and are a sight to behold. Another attraction of the place is Lille Tårn tower on Frederiksø that happens to have on display the details of this island's Naval past. Store Tårn is another historical landmark that surrounds the lighthouse on the island. Visit these islands and revive the past of Denmark.

Best time to visit: 
June to mid-September.

How to reach: 
You can take a ferry from Gudhjem on Bornholm’s east coast.
03

Funen

Having an area of 3,099.7 sq m, Funen is the third largest amongst the islands in Denmark. Due to the fertile clay loams, farming and agriculture are in full bloom here and hence the place is often called the agricultural heartland of Denmark. Lush green vegetation, pristine white sand beaches and clear water make it a dreamy destination. The woodlands and fields of the island are dotted with thatched houses and beautiful castles.

Best time to visit: 
June – August.

How to reach: 
Funen can be reached from Copahegam by train, bus and car and all take near about 1- 2 hours.
04

Aero

Aero is one of the most beautiful islands in Denmark known for its vibrant colorful houses and cobbled streets. The stunning beaches of this island having white sands and dotted with colorful tiny houses offers the most picture perfect view.

Have a fun time indulging in long strolls on the beach and hear the sounds of the gushing waters in the serene environment. Aero is a summer delight due to the pleasant weather. You can enjoy sipping coffee in the small shops while shopping for perfect souvenirs. There are many places that remain open 24/7 offering lip-smacking food.

Best time to visit: 
March to May.

How to reach: 
You can reach Aero only by boats and ferries which are readily available. Ferries ply here multiple times a day from both Fåborg and Svendborg on the island of Funen.
05

Fano

Located northernmost of the Danish Wadden Sea, Fano is a must visit amongst the Denmark Islands. The main attraction is the Fano beach with a 25 km long stretch, white sands and beautiful waters.

You can enjoy many activities like swimming, surfing and even bird watching. Fano is known to have a huge population of Seals in its sea, both Grey and Harbour seals. Another main attraction here is the Wadden Sea National Park which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Try the culinary delights and indulge in a shopping spree of local handicraft items here.

Best time to visit: 
June, May , August.

How to reach: 
To get to Fanø island, you need to take a train to Esbjerg and then the FanøFærgen ferry service from there.
06

Samso

Samso is a one of the smallest Denmark islands which is very diverse in its landscapes and culture. The beautiful island offers some splendid locations offering lush green surroundings and panoramic views.

The land here is fertile and hence it is a big spot for agriculture. The terrains of Samso offer amazing biking opportunities to thrill seekers as it has about 120km long biking routes which have different types of terrain that make up for the best biking routes. Indulge in amazing food at the local restaurants or shop for some handmade items, Samso has it all.

Best time to visit: 
June to August.

How to reach: 
Can be reached through ferries that come at Sælvig and Ballen terminal.
07

Laeso

Laeso is amongst the beautiful islands in Denmark which welcomes its visitors with an open heart. The seaweed rooftop houses form the major attraction of this island. Laeso is very popular all over the world for its salt and you see the making of many products like bath salts and beauty products and of course the edible salt.

Another famous attraction of Laeso is Laeso Kur which is a spa and offers very unique services and special treatments which involve a lot of bath salts. Also, when in Laeso you must try Langoustine which is a most famous dish of the island made from Lobster.

Best time to visit: 
April or October.

How to reach: 
You can reach by ferry from Frederikshavn in 90 mins, by flight from Roskilde or sail with sailors from the two harbours namely Vesterø and Østerby.
08

Anholt

Situated between Jutland and Sweden in Kattegat, Anholt is amongst the must visit Denmark Islands. The island is beautiful with dessert and sand dunes which make it very unique. The flat terrain and long coasts offer a great place for long strolls and to enjoy many watersports.

The island is also popular for its Seal population. Eat some lip smacking dishes at Orakel bar or Tanternes Bed and Breakfast. Other major attractions are Anholt Kirke which is a beautiful chrusch and Hylkegaard vineyards.  This island is unknown to offer the most tranquil vacation and is a paradise for peace seekers.

Best time to visit: 
May to september.

How to reach: 
Can be reached by air from Roskilde or by taking a ferry from Grenå.
09

Fur

A small island located in Limfjord, Fur is unique and offers its visitors with tons of experiences. It is a great place for finding fossils and is made of volcanic ash that forms beautiful patterns that leave you  stunned.

The main attraction of Fur is its steeped coasts and they make for a perfect spot for hiking and enjoying beautiful sunset views. The beaches are backed with large cliffs and the largest one being Store Knudshoved which appear golden at dawn. Major places to visit in Fur include Fur Bryghus, Knudeklinten Northern Fur, The museum of Fur and many more.

Best time to visit: 
March to May or between June and August.

How to reach: 
Take a ferry from Branden or by train from the nearby town Skive.
10

Oro

Oro is a magnificent small island and is a great place to spend some relaxing time with your family. The beautiful landscape of this island promises a divine vacation and also lets you enjoy some of the great time old world charm.

The small village with shops and restaurants offer many shopping and dining opportunities. Have a laid back day at the beach and try swimming, camping and several other activities.  This is amongst the most serene islands in Denmark.

Best time to visit: 
May to August.

How to reach: 
You can opt for ferries from Holbæk or Hammer Bakke which ply regularly.
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People Also Ask About Denmark

  1. What are the best Islands to visit in Denmark?

    1. Bornholm: This is amongst the most famous Denmark Island and is known to offer its visitors with spellbinding beauty and culinary delights. As agriculture is on bloom here, the villagers prepare the most exotic cuisines that you are your partner should try here on your honeymoon.

    2. Aero Island: 
    Aero Island is another beautiful island of Denmark  that serves as a paradise for honeymooners. With beautiful white sand beaches, colorful vibrant houses and cobbled streets this island is like a dream. Spend some fun time on the beach or indulging in some lip smacking cuisines at the many restaurants.

    3. Romo Island; 
    Known widely for its long stretches of beaches and clear blue waters, this is a perfect place to have some romantic time with your lover. The beaches are so wide that you can bring your cars to the shore.

    St Clement's Church is the main church where you can take blessings and another famous attraction is Kommandørgård Museum which has on display a whale skeleton along with many other artifacts from the whaling industry.

    4. Slotsholmen: 
    Slotsholmen is a beautiful island located in the harbour of  Copenhagen and makes for a perfect destination to visit on your honeymoon.  Christiansborg Palace is the main attraction of Slotsholmen which will leave you in awe because of its marvelous architecture.

    The island has many other historic attractions like Bertel Thorvaldsen Museum, the Royal Arsenal Museum, the state archives, and the Royal Library. If you are a history lover this place is a must visit for you.

    5. Fur Island: 
    Known to be one of the most beautiful islands in Denmark, Fur is a delight for honeymooners. With volcanic ash laying on the grounds and huge cliffs backing the beaches, this island will leave you speechless with its beauty. You can even try your hands at finding fossils here. Other activities that you can indulge in are long strolls on the beach or cycling with your partner.
  2. What is the best time to visit Islands in Denmark?

    June, July and August make for the best time to visit Islands in Denmark. At this time of the year it's summer in Denmark and it makes a great time for sightseeing and also indulging in watersports at the many beaches without a fear of rainfall. With clear blue skies and bright sun these months are perfect to plan your vacation to these Denmark islands.
  3. How to reach Denmark Islands?

    The islands in Denmark can be reached by air, ferries as well as roads. Most of the islands are well connected with ferries that ply regularly from the nearby destinations.
  4. What is the most beautiful island in Denmark?

    Fur is known to be the most beautiful island in denmark. Located in Limfjord this island is famous as it is made of volcanic ash which makes several patterns and is a beautiful sight.

    You can try your hands at finding fossils in Fur. All the beaches here are backed with huge cliffs that appear golden brown in color and add to the charm of this island. The largest cliff here Store Knudshoved which is a breathtaking sight at dawn.
  5. Is stay options available at Islands in Denmark?

    Islands in Denmark offer plenty of stay options to the travellers. Whether you are travelling with your family, your partner or a solo traveller looking for a budget friendly stay, you can find plenty of options from cottages, hotels as well as resorts.

    Some of the famous ones include Hotel Fredensborg in Bornholm, Christiansø Gjestgiveri in Christianso and Frederikse, Falsled Krø in Funen and many more.
  6. Is Islands in Denmark safe to visit?

    Yes, Islands in Denmark are considered to be safe places to visit and are flocked by tourists every year. The locals here are amazing and helpful and you will not sense any negative vibes. The place offers a perfect stay for vacationers.

    The country is not prone to any natural disasters as well as the crime rate is very low. You just need to take the basic precautions like you would anywhere else like not roaming out in the dark at night and isolated areas alone and you are good to go.

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