In Odense Fjord there is a tiny island, where nature one again rules after many years of farming. Before there were rapeseed fields and wheat fields and now the island is covered in dense forest and lush salt meadows. The salt meadows are home to different kinds of wading birds.
You can sail or row to the island yourself or take one of the official ferries. The ferry "Lunden" sails from Klintebjerg and the ferry "Svanen" sails from the habour in Odense. Be aware that both ferries only sails during the summer. You can read more about how to get to the island right here. (link in danish)
As a part of the Odense Fjord wildlige refuge, Vigelsø is home to many different birds and other wildlife. The island is breeding grounds for many different kinds of birds such as swans, ducks and eiders. If you get lucky, you can spot a sea eagle out hunting for its lunch.
Take a hike through the island
Vigelsø has to be experienced by foot. You can experience the northern part of the island by taking the 2 km long hiking path. Here you will pass a campsite, where you can put up a tent. Spent a night on the deserted island and experience how nature quietly wakes up in the early morning sun.
The southern part of the island is a closed sanctuary for wild life. You can see this beautiful area from above by climbing the bird tower at the sanctyary border. Remember to bring your binoculars to see the birds and wild lige up close. If you are spending the night on the island, we highly recommend that you visit the bird tower at dawn.