The small Danish islands

No need for the bike concept green wave, because here you will find no traffic lights. Instead, you will be surrounded by blue waves and a unique nature, wherever you go.

The small Danish islands are popular holiday destinations, also for you on a bike, whether it is for one day, a longer holiday or as that little extra on your bike holiday along one of the Danish national bike routes. Some of the islands are even so small that your bike can take a well-deserved break, while you explore the island on foot. 

Experiences for every taste

The small islands of Denmark offer nature, culture, peace and quiet, and there is an island for every taste. As a bike destination the islands are particular ideal for you with small children or those of you who prefer biking slowly and where it is more about the interesting stops along the way than mileage in the legs. You will discover demanding climbs, completely flat routes and often windy roads with wide open spaces.  Taste your way through delicious local food, explore amazing nature and unique cultural history, sleep at small bed & breakfasts, inns, camp sites or in shelters, where you can lie down on the grass looking at the clear starry sky. 

The small islands are closer than you might think

The Association of Danish Small Islands is an organization consisting of 27 of the smallest inhabited islands in Denmark. Geographically, the islands are located all over the country and what the islands have in common is the fact that they are not connected to land, are not autonomous municipalities and act as perennial communities with up to 1200 residents. Whether you plan on bike experiences in the western, middle or eastern part of Denmark, it is never far away from one of the small islands.  

So slow down and experience the unique island life!

10 ISLANDS AROUND JUTLAND WELCOME YOU 

Anholt

Size

22 km2

Municipality

Norddjurs

Residents

151 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Anholt-Grenaa

Duration

3 timer

Anden transport

Flight connections to/from Tune airport from Roskilde

Homepage

www.anholt.dk

Barsø

Size

2,3 km2

Municipality

Aabenraa

Residents

22 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Barsø Landing - Barsø

Duration

15 minutes

Homepage

www.barsø.dk

Egholm

Size

6 km2

Municipality

Aalborg

Residents

48 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Aalborg-Egholm

Duration

5 minutes

Homepage

Pt. no homepage, but read about Egholm on Aalborg Municipalitys Homepage.

Endelave

Size

13 km2

Municipality

Horsens

Residents

177 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Snaptun-Endelave

Duration

55 minutes

Homepage

www.oen-endelave.dk

Fur

Size

22 km2

Municipality

Skive

Residents

842 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Branden ved Salling - Fur

Duration

5 minutes

Homepage

www.furnyt.dk

Hjarnø

Size

3,2 km2

Municipality

Hedensted

Residents

104 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Snaptun-Hjarnø

Duration

5 minutes

Homepage

www.hjarnoe.dk

Mandø

Size

7,6 km2

Municipality

Esbjerg

Residents

41 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

No ferry. Instead at low tide, transport to/from the island will be maintaned by tractor-pulled busses from Vester Vedsted

Varighed

35-40 minutes

Homepage

www.mandoetourist.dk

Tunø (Bilfri ø)

Size

3,5 km2

Municipality

Odder

Residents

112 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Hou-Tunø

Duration

60 minutes

Homepage

www.tuno-avis.dk

Venø

Size

6,4 km2

Municipality

Struer

Residents

183 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Kleppen-Venø

Duration

2 minutes

Homepage

www.venoe.dk

Aarø

Size

5,7 km2

Municipality

Haderslev

Residents

161 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Aarøsund- Aarø

Duration

7 minutes

Homepage

www.aaro.dk

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Avernakø

Size

6 km2

Municipality

Faaborg-Midtfyn

Residents

106 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Faaborg-Lyø-Avernakø (shares ferry with neighbour island Lyø)

Duration

Directly to Faaborg 30 minutes, via Lyø 70 minutes

Homepage

www.avernak.dk

Birkholm

Size

1 km2

Municipality

Ærø

Residents

11 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Birkholm-Marstal

Duration

25 minutes

Homepage

www.birkholm-beboerforening.dk

Bjørnø

Size

1,5 km2

Municipality

Faaborg-Midtfyn

Residents

33 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Bjørnø-Faaborg

Duration

17 minutes

Homepage

www.bjørnø.net

Baagø

Size

6,2 km2

Municipality

Assens

Residents

33 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Assens-Baagø

Duration

30 minutes

Homepage

www.baagoe.info

Drejø

Size

4,12 km2

Municipality

Svendborg

Residents

66 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Svendborg – Drejø – Skarø (shares ferry with neighbour island Skarø)

Duration

75 minutes via Skarø, some direct departures 55 minutes

Homepage

www.drejo.dk

Hjortø

Size

0,9 km2

Municipality

Svendborg

Residents

8 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Svendborg- Hjortø

Duration

60 minutes

Homepage

www.hjorto.dk

Lyø

Size

6 km2

Municipality

Faaborg-Midtfyn

Residents

100 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Faaborg – Lyø – Avernakø (shares ferry with neighbour island Avernakø)

Duration

Directly to Faaborg 40 minutes, via Avernakø 70 minutes

Homepage

www.lyø.dk

Skarø

Size

2 km2

Municipality

Svendborg

Residents

32 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Svendborg – Drejø – Skarø (shares ferry with neighbour island Drejø

Duration

Direkte til Svendborg 45 minutes, 90 minutes via Drejø.

Homepage

www.skarø.dk

Strynø

Size

5 km2

Municipality

Langeland

Residents

221 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Rudkøbing-Strynø

Duration

30 minutes

Homepage

www.strynoe.dk

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Agersø

Size

7 km2

Municipality

Slagelse

Residents

191 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Stigsnæs Ferryharbor-Agersø

Duration

15 minutes

Homepage

www.agersoe.net

Askø/Lilleø

Size

2,8 km2, connected via dam to Lilleø, 0,8 km2

Municipality

Lolland

Residents

43 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Bandholm-Askø

Duration

30 minutes

Homepage

www.askoe.dk

Fejø

Size

16 km2

Municipality

Lolland

Residents

489 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Kragenæs-Fejø

Duration

15 min

Homepage

www.fejoe.dk www.fejoeliv.dk

Femø

Size

11,4 km2

Municipality

Lolland

Residents

131 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Kragenæs-Femø

Duration

50 minutes

Homepage

www.femo.dk

Nekselø

Size

2,2 km2

Municipality

Kalundborg

Residents

19 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

harborsø-Nekselø

Duration

25 minutes

Homepage

www.nexeloe.dk

Omø

Size

4,5 km2

Municipality

Slagelse

Residents

162 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Stigsnæs Ferryharbor-Slagelse

Duration

50 minutes

Homepage

www.omoe-net.dk

Orø

Size

15 km2

Municipality

Holbæk

Residents

831 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

Østre Ferryleje på Orø – Hammer Bakke, Hornsherred

Duration

6 minutes

Ferry

Brønde harbor på Orø-Holbæk

Duration

30 minutes

Homepage

www.oroe.dk

Sejerø

Size

12,4 km2

Municipality

Kalundborg

Residents

358 (jan. 2012)

Ferry

harborsø-Sejerø

Duration

55 minutes

Homepage

www.sejero.dk