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Denmark Instagrammed: Fyn local highlights

You may know Fyn (Funen) as the home of Hans Christian Andersen. But there is much more to see beyond historic Odense, if you know where to go. Luckily, local Kristoff Styrbæk has gathered some ideas and picture inspiration for things to see and do on a holiday on Fyn. Follow him round 5 cultural, historical and natural highlights from Denmark's garden island here.

1. The old port of #Faaborg

 

'Faaborg is a wonderful, old port town located in the south of Funen. The charming old and colourful houses, the small streets together with the harbour and the iconic yellow Bell Tower all make Faaborg a nice town for visitors. The nearby islands of Lyø, Avernakø and Bjørnø can all be reached by ferry from Faaborg - small islands, which are perfect opportunities for a nice day-trip!' 

 

2. Picturesque #Egeskov Castle

 

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'Egeskov Castle, built for defence purposes, is a 462-year-old castle and famous for being the best preserved of its kind in all of Europe. The castle is located in a beautiful park in the south of Funen, approximately 30km from Odense City.'

 

3. Local tips for enjoying #Odense

 

'I can recommend renting or borrowing a bike to experience the most of Odense and without the hassle of car parking or being limited by public transport. The bike lanes in Odense make it easy and safe to get around in most parts of the city. Most obviously, I can recommend experiencing the historic district of Odense - the area around Overgade and Nedergade. There are also various parks around Odense and many opportunities for taking a picnic, having a BBQ or just relaxing with friends or family in the open. There are also many great restaurants and pubs - if you're looking to taste some great (and local) beer, then Christian Firtal (C4) or Carlsens Kvarter are the places to go!'

 

4. #HelnæsFyr Lighthouse
 

'Helnæs Fyr, a 28-metre-high lighthouse constructed in 1901, is located on a peninsula in the southern part of Funen. Besides being a beautiful place, the surrounding sea is great for both fishing and underwater hunting.'


5. The rugged coast of #Fynshoved

 

'Fynshoved, located on the top of Funen is a fantastic, must-go place if you like hiking in beautiful landscapes along the coast. The road to Fynshoved is beautiful, especially during sunrise and sunset. The small country roads run through small hills, covered by corn and rapeseed fields. There are also several ancient passage graves, one of them which is open (and free to visit).'

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Funen

Denmark's garden island, Funen (Fyn)

Spend a fairy-tale few days exploring Fyn, home of Hans Christian Andersen and an island covered in historical manor houses and castles.

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Odense is a must-see. The city has a laid-back, local feel and you'll soon be able to visit a stunning new Hans Christian Andersen visitor centre! 

Kristoff Styrbæk @kstyrbaek

Kristoff Styrbæk is a 27-year-old engineering student at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). He comes from Odense and has a keen interest in entrepreneurship, food and underwater hunting. Follow @kstyrbaek for a feel of the atmosphere and landscape of the island of Funen (Fyn).