The endless beaches of South Jutland's islands

South Jutland has some unique and popular holiday islands, which are easy to visit from the mainland. Take the tractor bus over to Mandø or walk on some of Europe's widest beaches on Rømø. Rømø and Mandø lie in the Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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.


You’ll find untouched nature, the widest beaches in Northern Europe and many holiday activities are available on Rømø, the largest of the Wadden Sea islands. With a top-of-the-range golf course and wellness centre, Rømø is a popular destination which you can easily reach by road and dam bridge.


The smallest island in the area, Mandø is protected from tidal waters and the western wind by a sea dike and a single row of dunes. The way onto Mandø is a unique experience in itself. You drive across an ebb tide road which is barely passable at high tide and impassable in storm weather. Alternatively, you can take the Mandø Bus from the Wadden Sea Centre, which is pulled by tractor.

Further reading

Read more about South Jutland.

Read more about Natural adventures in Denmark.

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Fun fact: Mandø

You can catch the Mandø tractor bus for a unique way to arrive on the island!


Fun fact: Kite paradise

Each year, Rømø hosts an international kite flying festival, where the skies are filled with fabulous kites of all shapes and sizes!


Fun fact: World's largest intertidal flats

Rømø and Mandø are islands found off Jutland's South-West Coast and are part of the Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site!


South Jutland

You'll find the very south of Denmark to be one of our most historic regions. Head here to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea National Park.