vandring på øhavsstien

Appropriate behaviour when hiking

Photo: Destination Fyn

Here is a list of tips and advice about showing consideration in the countryside.

The Archipelago Trail has been created for hikers and is signposted along its full length.

When walking, it is important to show consideration for the countryside, property owners and other hikers:

  • The entire trail is open to walkers from 06.00 until sunset
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash
  • The trail is for walking only; this means that cycling, horse riding, etc. are not permitted
  • The route crosses private property. Show consideration for the owners, respect their property and refrain from littering. You are not allowed to stop anywhere within 150 metres of the nearest residence.
  • You are only allowed to pitch tents on official campsites or camps, or in other places with the express permission of the owner.
  • Parts of the trail may be closed during the hunting season, but in such cases, information about an alternative route will be displayed.
  • The provisions of the Danish Nature Conservation Act concerning behaviour in the countrysidemust be observed at all times
  • Show consideration for other hikers you meet on your walk.

Signposting on the Archipelago Trail

The Archipelago Trail is signposted with blue pictograms showing a little white rambler figure and the word ‘Øhavsstien’. You cannot see from one sign to the next, as the pictogram signs have only been set up in places where the trail changes direction, or where you may have doubts about which way to go. As a general rule, it is very simple to follow the trail. However, it is a good idea to use a map to keep track of your progress. This means that you will always know where you are if you have any doubts about which direction to follow.

Read more about hiking in the Danish nature right here.