Danish Ø-dyssey Part II - Offshore islands of which some are quite remote and isolated

> Several hiking and camping excursions to islands off Jutland in Denmark < 

The small islands off Jutland's peninsula in Denmark are remarkably varied. In the North Sea, the islands of Rømø, Mandø and Fanø offer expansive beach, mud flat and sand dune landscapes in the so-called Wadden Sea  - this is the largest tidal flats system in the world. On the other side of mainland Jutland, in the Kattegat Ocean facing Sweden, the most remote island in the Danish Archipelago, Anholt, is located. Anholt boasts remote beaches, old forests, lobster festivals, and the largest desert in North Europe. Getting there takes about three hours on a slow ferry.


Closer to central Jutland there is a handful of smaller islands in Kattegat Ocean with unique communities, colorful houses, sandy beaches and that rare sense of isolation - they are Tunø, Endelave, and Samsø, and in the bay of Horsens, the islands of Alrø, Hjarnø and Vorsø lies closer to the coast. Two islands, Vorsø and Hjelm, are unpopulated and needs to be visited by private arrangements. Closer to Sourthern Jutland and in the Lillebælt Ocean, the small islands of Barsø and Aarø offers great coastal walks and idyllic sceneries. Lille & Store Okseø are two small forested islands in beautiful Flensborg Fjord close to Germany, both of which can be circumnavigated in 5 minutes.

For more fascinating islands in Denmark, check the other Ø-dyssey travel sites:

- I: Northern tip & offshore islands

- III: South Funen Archipelago

- IV: Islands off Funen, Ærø & Langeland

- V: Islands off Zealand & Bornholm

Selected pics from our Danish Ø-dyssey - Part II:

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© Anders M. Pedersen & Jakob M. Pedersen

All photos have been taken by Anders & Jakob.