Funen (Fyn) is Denmark's second largest island, situated between the island of Zealand and mainland Denmark (Jutland). It is a fantastic place to go if you want a holiday in Denmark. You can instantly see why it is called Denmark’s garden island, with its gently rolling hills, orchards, hedgerows and thatched, half-timbered farmhouses. The South Funen Archipelago, just south of Funen, is a great place to explore, with islands of many sizes and beautiful straits, bays and inlets. You can drive to Funen over the Great Belt Bridge from Zealand and the Little Belt Bridge from Jutland. Small bridges and ferry routes link you to the South Funen Archipelago. The city of Odense, as well as being the largest on Funen,  is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, one of Denmark’s best loved authors. If you’re planning a holiday to Denmark, make sure you see Funen.

Hans Christian Andersen's home

Head to Funen and start your Denmark holiday. The island boasts the historical town of Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen and many cultural, historical and natural opportunities. 

Map of Funen

Get to know Funen

Historical treasure trove

Thousands of years of history are waiting to be explored on Funen, an island packed with manor houses and castles. It's also the birthplace of legendary writer Hans Christian Andersen!


Walk in fairy-tale footsteps in Odense

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! 

Island hopping

Funen is a lush, rolling island and a great place to head out into the green on a bike. It's also surrounded by an archipelago of beautiful small islands, wonderful for exploring by boat or kayak.

The South Funen Archipelago

The South Funen Archipelago

With the Great Belt on one side and the Little Belt on the other, the South Funen Archipelago is a sheltered haven for beach lovers and boaters. 

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Video: Explore the wonders of Funen

This video showcases the wonders and coziness of Funen, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen

Natural Funen

With so many islands, you can easily find your own little beach on Funen and the South Funen Archipelago. Here you'll find inspiration for natural adventures on Denmark's garden island.

The South Funen Archipelago

Natural experiences

Explore Denmark's garden island, a lush and rolling landscape covered in cycling and walking routes and sights.