Denmark is a top destination for island hopping. Here you’ll find more than 400 named islands (72 of them inhabited) and tons of beautiful harbors and quiet beaches to escape to. Most of the small islands can be reached by ferryboat any time of the year. Below you’ll find 12 of our small favorites.
Turn back the clock, and forget the hustle and bustle of life, at one of Denmark's traditional seaside hotels. There's nothing quite like the laid-back atmosphere and old-world charm of Denmark's beach hotels, dotted around Denmark's beautiful coast. Many of Denmark's beach hotels (badehoteller) have top-of-the-range spa and wellness facilities. At others, it's all about good food, great views and nothing but relaxation.
It's easy to feel fabulous in Denmark! Get inspiration for a spa weekend or spa retreat with our guide to some of Denmark's best luxury spas, spa hotels and traditional seaside hotels (badehoteller). Gilleleje Badehotel and Hotel Vejlefjord are classic examples of Denmark's badehoteller, where old-world Danish charm meets luxury spa and wellness facilities.
The largest island in the region, Als, is a wonderful holiday spot with its gentle, green landscape, family-friendly beaches and trails for cycling and hiking. Test the forces of nature and play with technology at Universe, Als’ experience park. You can reach Als by road via the bridge at Sønderborg.
Located just off the coast from Esbjerg, Fanø is an old maritime island with a perfect landscape for beach activities such as kite flying and sailing. The area is also an excellent place to hunt for Danish amber that washed up on the beaches. You can also see a variety of wildlife on the island, such as wild rabbits and seal colonies. The architecture on the island is also extremely special and inspired by the Frisian style.
Sejerø is a beautiful and peaceful island, with undulating landscape and many small swimming beaches. Visit the old church, with its fine fresco paintings, or any of the many burial mounds on the island. You can reach the island by ferry from Havnsø.
This small island is also reachable by ferry from Havnsø. You’ll find beautiful nature on the island, which is easily accessible as a day trip.
On the island of Læsø out in the Kattegat, you can access large stretches of untouched nature and the island is almost entirely circled by wide beaches, with seal colonies and other wildlife.