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Islands in Denmark

Almost half of the country Denmark consists of islands. Besides the big and well-known islands like Zealand (with the capital Copenhagen) and Funen, there are also many smaller and less known islands. On this page we present you the most important islands of Denmark.

Map with main islands in Denmark

Bornholm

Bornholm
Bornholm is the easternmost of the Danish Baltic Sea islands and offers beautiful sandy beaches, mainly on the south coast. Forests and charming villages with interesting sights make Bornholm one of the most popular Danish islands. The main town is Rønne and a walk through the old center with ...

Zealand

Zealand
Zealand (Danish: Sjælland) is the largest island in the Baltic Sea. It is home to the Danish capital Copenhagen and the city of Roskilde, famous for its music festival, with its Viking museum and cathedral. The landscape on Zealand is very diverse and offers forests, miles of sandy beaches ...

Funen

Funen
The island of Funen holds for guests a lot of nature and relaxation, but also numerous attractions in the city of Odense. Here you can find the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, which is now part of a brand new museum. Outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking, biking, fishing or kayaking ...

Lolland

Lolland
Lolland is located south of the largest Danish island of Zealand and, with the exception of a few towns, is rather rural. Rødby and Rødbyhavn, where ferries from Fehmarn dock, are among the larger towns. Lolland is a paradise for nature lovers, as numerous lakes and marshes characterize ...

Falster

Falster
For many regulars, Falster is the Danish island with the most beautiful beach of all. Lovely white sand and a shallow sloping shore make it the perfect place for a family vacation with young children. Marielyst is the lively little vacation center with stores, cafes, ice cream stands and everything. ...

Als

Als
The island on the Flensburg Fjord. Als is part of the Danish South Sea and can be reached very quickly from the German Glücksburg. Sønderborg, the largest city on the island, is separated from the mainland only by a narrow sound. Here you should definitely visit the magnificent castle if you spend your vacations ...

Langeland

Langeland
The island of Langeland is located in the Syddanmark region and, as its name suggests, has an elongated shape. Langeland is a great destination for families due to its beautiful green landscape and cozy coastal towns. The largest town is Rudkøbing with its picturesque harbor and the Langeland Museum. ...

Møn

Møn
Located between Zealand and Falster, Møn is the counterpart of the German Baltic Sea island of Rügen and is also directly opposite it. The island, which bears the title UNESCO biosphere reserve, can boast several records. Not only does it have the highest elevation and the highest cliffs ...

Rømø

Rømø
The Danish island of Rømø, very popular with tourists, is located in the North Sea, about 3 km north of Sylt. Especially bathing holidaymakers are happy about the dream beaches. In the north, near Lakolk, there is even the widest sandy beach in Europe, which measures up to 6 km at ...

Samsø

Samsø
Samsø is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, located in the middle of the Kattegat. Its remote position makes it a vacation idyll for nature lovers seeking tranquility. Samsø is considered the place in Denmark with the most hours of sunshine and scores with the picturesque main town of ...

Læsø

Læsø
Læsø is the northernmost island in Denmark and lies in the Kattegat. For romantics seeking peace and quiet, the sparsely populated island is an ideal vacation destination. There are wonderfully long and wide beaches with the finest sand, the landscape is Nordic austere and a great feature are the ...

Ærø

Ærø
Ærø is one of the lesser known Danish islands in the Baltic Sea, but it quickly captivates every visitor. The Danish word "hyggelig" applies perfectly here. Especially the village Ærøskøbing scores with its historical core, which has been completely preserved. The buildings from the 17th century now house ...