THE SOUTH FUNEN ARCHIPELAGO
Danish Ø-dyssey Part III - across one of the most beautiful island groups in Europe
> Several hiking and camping excursions to the South Funen Islands in Denmark <
Selected pics from our Danish Ø-dyssey - Part III:
Across the yellow flower fields in summer time on tiny Hjortø island which has only 6 inhabitants. A perfect place to pull the plug and enjoy remote beaches and a simple way of living. We have made biking trips around the island and nearby islets. Camping on the beach
The years where major volcanic eroptions have taken place, in e.g. Iceland or as far away as Indonesia, the dusks and dawns are additionally vivid in their colors.
South Funen Archipelago: Jakob has a summer cabin facing the Bay of Helnæs on Funen Island, and a favorite activity is to put on wetsuit and snorkeling gear, then bring the harpoon and go on an underwater hunt. With some luck and skill, dinner is caught.
In bay of Helnæs, using our inflatable dinghy, we've visited handful of isolated and uninhabited islands; great daytrips in summer time for picnic, freediving and picking blue mussels for the dinner
From Falsled in South Funen Archipelago, with view to three uninhabited small islands: Vigø, Horsehoved, and Illumø
Lunar eclipse isd very rare, and when it happens the Moon turns bloody red. Picture taken at midnight on Helnæs Island during Lunar eclipse 2018
In the South Funen Archipelago and just in between each of our summer houses, Jakob's in Bay of Helnæs, and Anders' at Torø Island in Torøhuse. One of the best kite surf places in Denmark.
Small Helnæs Island is a great escape no matter the season. When it's windy the big waves hitting the dam can send big splashes of water over the road and into the car that dares to drive the dam road in such conditions. Helnæs is a very beautiful and unique island with quite few visitors per year. One can hike in a range of different landscapes around the island
Helnæs is a fascinating Island to visit due to its magnificent scenery and landscape, artist colony and interesting past. Just after the road embankment to Helnæs the Bobakkerne Hills, rises up like a giant embankment, which are blanketed with colourful flowers in summer. From here, we have done more than 20 hiking tours across the open pastureland and across the entire island. We used to learn basic camping skills here during all seasons.
In spring time a carpet of flowers blooms from the forest floor in Klinteskoven(Klinte wood), a great place for day hikes
Fishing in the summer time in a remote corner of the island, facing the South Funen Archipelago (Danish: Det Sydfynske Øhav). The archipelago includes some 55 Danish islands, including Ærø, Tåsinge, Helnæs, Lyø, Strynø and Avernakø. Only some can be visited by ferry. The rest needs to be approached by own boat, SUP or sea kayak. A favoute site for summer expeditions with the kids, by all means of transport and living primitively on the beach
Afternoon thunderstorm rolling into the coast line at Helnæs bay, like a tsunami, at an unusual hot summer day
Off Funen, Bjørnø Island is a very small islet with only a handful of inhabitants. The nature is stunning and the island atmosphere is tranquil. Being there gives this rare sense of isolation from the mainland.
Small island in the South Funen Archipelago, which we have visited several times; often during winter time to trek 6 km around the hilly island, with views to other small islands such as Svelmø, Lyø and Avernakø. The light breaking through the clouds can be magnificent in the cold winter months of January and February.
Unkonwn and remote Svelmø island in the South Funen Archipelago can only by reached by own means. We went there to explore it by dinghy; a great day tour when the ocean and weather is calm
We've taken numerous bicycle and trekking trips around the remote islands in the South Funen Archipelago ('Sydfynske Øhav'), which boasts 55 islands. The many islands within the archipelago are diverse and offer their own uniqure experiences, and theur are truly one of the most beautiful parts of Denmark, and overall little visited. We have each of our summer houses located close by, so our vacations in the area are therefore ideal for spring trips to many islands in the archipelago.
Skarø island in South Funen Archipelago is really one of the best islands for family excurstions in this area, if not the best of the bunch. All houses are old fashioned and intact, like 150 years ago. There are few cars - tractor is the main transport mean if not bicycles - and there are a few cafes and a well known homemade ice cream maker.