The islands, nature and island folk

Photo: Destination Fyn

South of Fyn – in the western Baltic Sea – is a stretch of water dotted with charming island communities. The islands, the people who live there and the local ambience are all influenced by the countryside, the seascape and life lived in the moment. Welcome to the South Fyn Archipelago!

The South Fyn Archipelago comprises a host of islands, large and small, opening the door to all kinds of special experiences, interacting with the local residents or simply enjoying the countryside.

There is every reason to explore the islands south of Fyn, and travelling between them is a delight, too. For example, you can go island hopping around the South Fyn Archipelago, walk The Archipelago Trail or hop on a bike and follow The Baltic Sea Route to experience several of the islands. You can also admire the birds and the untamed nature of the archipelago right up close from a canoe or a kayak. You may even be lucky enough to spot a playful porpoise or a sleepy seal!

Photo: Destination Fyn

Experience the former Ice Age landscape

If you sail around the South Fyn Archipelago, you will soon notice that the landscape is something special. The reason for this is that millions of years ago, the entire area here was one huge Ice Age landscape featuring tall hills and deep valleys. The region was flooded during the Stone Age, leaving only the highest hilltops visible today as islands, islets and tongues of land. The history of the archipelago makes the countryside here truly special – in fact, you will be hard pressed to find anything like it elsewhere.

Photo: VisitFyn

The island folk

Islanders are a special breed. When you live on a small island, you have to give up the heady beat of the big city lifestyle. You do get something in return, however: the countryside, the tranquillity, the peace of mind and the opportunity to make your mark on the local community. It’s easy to make friends and acquaintances on a small island. But you can also choose to keep your private life to yourself, of course.

The South Fyn Archipelago comprises more than 60 islands, islets and headlands, and only a few of them are inhabited.

Photo: Avernax

Inhabited islands in the South Fyn Archipelago

Each of the many islands has something special to offer. So here’s a list of the inhabited islands in the seas around Fyn, where you can find interesting and exciting things to see and do:


There are many different hidden nature experiences on Ærø. The coast around the island is soft and calm some places, but other places the coast is tor...


Go to Avernakø and experience stunning nature. Take your fishing pole with you and try to catch a fish or two.


Birkholm is the perfect place to de-stress from a busy scedule. There are no paved roads, just beautiful nature and peace and quiet.


Walk all around the island in a couple of hours, but stay longer to explore the island and nature. Bjørnø is the perfect place for hiking.


Drejø is a habitat for the beautiful white fallow deer. The island invites you to enjoy beautiful nature, scenic hiking trails, cozy villiage idyll an...


Go to Hjortø, if you want unique nature experiences and to experience total serenity. There are no shops or restaurant on the island. Visiting this sm...


You can experience different kinds of nature on the island of Langeland. If you are looking for exiting nature experiences, Langeland is the place to ...


Take a stroll through true village idyll, visit the Bell Stone and catch a fish for supper. Lyø invites you to have many exiting experiences.


Stay in one of the architect designed shelters on Skarø and stay close to nature.


Experience the tight-knit community on Strynø. Take the bike or put on your hiking shoes and explore the small island.


Thurø is only 7,5 square meter, but you can still find some beautiful and unique nature experiences on the small island.