The South Funen Archipelago is often viewed as a whole island group, but the many islands within the archipelago are diverse and offer their own unique experiences. They do have a number of things in common, however, such as peaceful nature, cosy villages and quaint harbours.
With its picture-perfect old houses and cobbled streets, it's easy to see why visitors to the island of Ærø call it Denmark's fairy-tale island.
The Archipelago is very popular with yachtsmen who enjoy easy access to natural areas, the challenge of sailing in an archipelago and a good range of berths and harbours.
In October 2014, the iconic M/F Ærøsund, Denmark's last train ferry, was scuttled in the South Funen Archipelago, to create a new diving spot.