All around Langeland and Funen there are hundreds of small islands forming what is called the Archipelago of South Funen – a world of small communities, an incredible paradise. Here you will find a wonderful, relaxed holiday atmosphere combined with a lot of exciting activities. Everywhere you can admire the sight of the small, half-timbered cottages, and here you get the feeling that time has stopped – just the ideal place for relaxation and holiday.
The smiling, green islands are a paradise for bike lovers. Many visitors come by boat, but there are also ferryboats from one island to another. Ærø, Lyø, Avernakø or Drejø – all of them have the most charming, small port with a cosy atmosphere.
If you wish to visit the Archipelago of South Funen you can make use of the path called Øhavsstien (path of the Archipelago of South Funen), one of the longest and most beautiful trails in Denmark for hikers. It will take you through amazing nature areas to villages, market towns and fantastic manor houses.
The best way to get to know this island is on your bike. From one end of the island to the other there are 25 km with small, charming villages and hilltops with an amazing view to the sea. You must visit Marstal Maritime Museum or admire the bottle ships at Flaske Peter’s place. (Bottle Ship Peter). Do not miss a walk in the narrow, winding streets of Ærøskøbing with their tiny houses or a walk along the beach with its colourful beach huts.
This island with the most wonderful nature has many different sandy beaches, fine fishing possibilities and the great “Tomb of King Humble”, an unusual, prehistoric find from the Stone Age. You must also visit the various farm shops and the wild horses in Bagenkop.