Visit Æbelø

Photo: Keld Skytte Petersen

Visit the beautiful island on top of Funen and see the beautiful unspoilt nature. Shhh - if you're quiet, you can see the deer and muflon that live on the island, and perhaps you might be lucky enough to see the impressive sea eagles.

Play Robinson Crusoe for a day and explore the deserted island off the coast of North Funen. It is not dangerous - as long as you follow our advice, you can have a wonderful experience in the beautiful nature.

Today, Æbelø is a nature reserve, and nature is allowed to look after itself, becoming like the primeval forest. Here are sea eagles, deer and muflon and many rare insects and birds - remember to bring your binoculars! Æbelø is also a fantastic fishing spot all around the island.

Æbelø was previously covered by forest, and there has also been farming. More than 40 people lived here just 50 years ago, and you can still see the main countryhouse Æbeløgård and the lighthouse as well as the ruins of the other houses. Along the coast there is a fantastic view. As you walk along the coast on Æbelø, you can see that the cliffs with trees are sliding down into the sea. It is the plastic Æbelø clay that causes the soil layers to slide apart. Here's so much to look at - pack a food basket and head out for a nice hike!

See the tide table for Æbelø here!

Guided trips to Æbelø

Go on a guided walk to Æbelø, have fun sea kayaking to the island or enjoy a boat trip near the island!

Guided walk to Æbelø

Would you like to experience Æbelø with a guide? You’ll hear exciting stories and see the island with an experienced guide who knows when to go throug...

Sunset Boat Trip towards Æbelø

Take the family out to see the sunset at Æbelø aboard the MS Castor while you enjoy a light meal. Along the way you'll get to hear the good stories ab...

An evening at sea

Enjoy an evening at sea with the old wooden ship MS Castor sailing towards Æbelø. Remember to bring your picnic basket so you can enjoy some food on t...

More on Æbelø

Did you know that there are small islets near Æbelø? Find out more about the island! There are also guided tours to Dræet and Ejlinge in summer 2020...

Fishing on Æbelø

Amazing opportunities for angling all around the island. Perfect for fly-fishing and light spinning. Here, you will find sea trout, gray mullets and garfish. Please be aware of the fact that you have to walk to the island through the shallow water. This means that only anglers in reasonab...

Dræet (Island)

Once upon a time, 40 people lived in their own little community here - now there are only ruins and nature left. Dræet is a tiny island close to Æbelø...

Ejlinge Island

Ejlinge is a small island close to Bogense and Æbelø. Here is an impressive view and a beautiful coastline along the entire island. For many yea...

Lighthouse Æbelø Fyr

The lighthouse on Æbelø is beautiful and well-preserved - and hard to find with its unique location on the deserted island on top of Funen!

Public toilet at Lindøhoved

Public toilet at Lindøhoved - right at the ebb road to Æbelø. There is no handicap toilet and no water.

See Æbelø from above - on video!

Photo: Jens Wognsen

Find Æbelø

Find Æbelø on the map and plan your route!

More nature experiences!

Did you know that you can also visit a deserted island in Odense Fjord? And North Funen also offers other great nature experiences!

Guided tour of Gyldensteen Strand

Gyldensteen Strand is beautiful in summer - see Funen's largest nature restoration on a walk with a guide who knows everything about the area!

Guided hike Bogense - Fogense - Hugget

Guided walk in a characteristic part of the North Funen countryside - the beautiful coast of Bogense and Fogense. The route is 18 km long.

Guided tour of the flattest North Funen

Explore North Funen's beautiful, flat landscape and the lovely coast of Bogense on a nice 3 hour guided hike! The route is 8.5 km long.

Vigelsø on your own - a great excursion!

Bring a picnic basket and go on a wonderful excursion to Vigelsø - it's a fantastic nature experience! Sundays from 7 June to 11 October 10.00-13.00.