SMALL DANISH ISLANDS OFF THE RADAR

THE B-LIST: Day trips to tiny islets, holms, reefs and sandbanks in the Danish archipelago.

Our Ø-dyssey Part I-VI sites covers visits to 130 unique island destinations in the Nordic country of Denmark. There are however a bit more than 300 islands in total in Denmark. Some of the largest, approx. 10 islands such as Zealand, Funen and Falster, are quite big and not part of our Ø-dyssey adventure. Next up is the 115 islands that we carefully selected to comprise our Ø-dyssey island list. Finally, the remainder of islands in Denmark are all small rocks, sand banks or islets, all less than 0,1 square kilometres in size. Some of the islets disappear into the ocean over a decade such as Jordsand island which "sank" into the ocean some years ago... And some new islets arise. Actually, just the past couple of years, five new islands actually developed in Denmark. Typically these small islets are less distinct in their makeup and they may appear non-descript. They are obviously always non-populated. 

We call these islets the B-List adventures in our Ø-dyssey. We don't count on visiting all of these islets. However, if we get close to one of these islets along the way, we tend to jump into a kayak or onto a stand up paddle board and visit it. The scope of this page is to present some of these small islets with pictures and short stories on how we got there. And whether the visit was worthwhile.

 

Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board trips to an ever growing list of small unknown islets in Denmark.

Selected pics from a growing list of small islets in Denmark.

Background information about the Ø-dyssey project and our selection of 130 islands to be visited in total can be found here.

Categorizing 130 small islets in Denmark

Small islets distributed into six different geographical regions of the Danish Archipelago.

(*) asterics denote islets visited as of January 2022.

Vensholm, off the NW cost of Lolland: Ready for the SUP expedition in July
Vensholm, off the NW cost of Lolland: Ready for the SUP expedition in July

The kids also love such day trip adventures

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Kidholmene in Gudsø Vig: SUP expedition in June
Kidholmene in Gudsø Vig: SUP expedition in June

...an offspring fjord on the larger Kolding Fjord. The Kidholmene is best approached on SUP from Skærbæk, but it can also be done from Nørre Bjert or Elvig Harbour.

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Kidholm South: View over Kolding Fjord from the slopes
Kidholm South: View over Kolding Fjord from the slopes

There is a couple of smaller huts on the island owned by KFUM.

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Kidholm South: Birds nestling on
Kidholm South: Birds nestling on
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Kidholm North: View towards the smaller islet
Kidholm North: View towards the smaller islet
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Klosterholm in Nibe Bredning, Limfjord: SUP expedition in May
Klosterholm in Nibe Bredning, Limfjord: SUP expedition in May

The Klosterholmen is best reached from Nibe, but it can also be done from Valsted. In the summertime, 15-20 cows are grazing on the island

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Vår Holm in Nibe Bredning, Limfjord: SUP expedition in June
Vår Holm in Nibe Bredning, Limfjord: SUP expedition in June

This holm is more remote than Klosterholmen. It is best reached from the beach near Stavn. Nearby, the small Hornsgård Holm can also be reached.

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Vår Holm: Birds nestling
Vår Holm: Birds nestling
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Rotholmene, Risgårde Bredning: Kayak trip during winter
Rotholmene, Risgårde Bredning: Kayak trip during winter

In the south part of the vast Limfjord, it is most easily reached from Hvalpsund or Sundsøre on the other side of Hvalpsund. Kayak is the easiest way but with some stamina one could reach Rotholmene during summer on a SUP.

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Reersø Vejle, Storebælt: Kayak expedition in September
Reersø Vejle, Storebælt: Kayak expedition in September
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Mågeøerne, North of Bogense:SUP expedition
Mågeøerne, North of Bogense:SUP expedition
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Møllegrund sand bank, off Endelave Island:SUP trip around the island
Møllegrund sand bank, off Endelave Island:SUP trip around the island
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Flækseholm, in the South Funen archipelago:SUP expedition
Flækseholm, in the South Funen archipelago:SUP expedition
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Fiskeholm, South Funen arhipelago:SUP expedition
Fiskeholm, South Funen arhipelago:SUP expedition
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Borreholm in Aggersund: SUP and fishing expedition
Borreholm in Aggersund: SUP and fishing expedition

Borreholm is best approached from Aggerborg and Langhom just off the coast.

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Nakskov Fjord, off Lolland: Visiting islands and reefs on SUP and dinghy
Nakskov Fjord, off Lolland: Visiting islands and reefs on SUP and dinghy

There are several to choose from: Munkholm, Rommerholm, Dueholm, Kåreholm. Kudeholm and Smedeholm. See also our Ø-dyssey on the other islands in Nakskov Fjord, i.e. Enehøje, Slotsø, Vejlø and Barneholmen which we visited sailing, kayaking and on SUP, too.

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Danish fish poster, at Odense Fjord area
Danish fish poster, at Odense Fjord area
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Dørholm, Odense Fjord
Dørholm, Odense Fjord

During a kayak trip in the fjord

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Roholm, Odense Fjord
Roholm, Odense Fjord

During a kayak trip in the fjord

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Drætlingen island with view to Æbelø
Drætlingen island with view to Æbelø

Summer morning kayak trip

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Drætlingen island off Æbelø
Drætlingen island off Æbelø
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