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Sightseeing

If you are fond of nature, there are some experiences that are unique for the island Fyn, especially South of Fyn where ”Sydfyn Embrace” is located. For some of them you need a car, and for others they are just outside your door.

Sightseeing

1. “Svanninge  Bjerge”

Svanninge Bjerge and Svanninge Bakker provide a captivating glimpse into the effects of the Ice Age on the Danish landscape. With their stunning geological formations, diverse flora and fauna, and well-marked hiking trails, these areas offer a memorable experience for those seeking to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature.

From Svendborg it takes just about half an hour to get there, and there are nice views that calls for a break. You can use from 1 hour to a full day in the area, and finish with a meal at a restaurant I Faaborg nearby.

 

Svanninge Bjerge : https://issuu.com/bikubenfonden/docs/formidlingsfolder

 

Description in Danish of the area: Geopark: Svanninge Bakker og Bjerge (geoparkoehavet.dk). There’s a map showing the area.

 

Recommended parking spot: https://goo.gl/maps/ZALHsvByeTG4XKha7

 

If you are going by car, we recommend you take a detour through this little city named “Diernæs”. The area around it is very beautiful: https://goo.gl/maps/dXoVVxUV6J2K7bxC8

2. “Øhavsstien”

If you have time, there’s a trail for hiking in South of Fyn named “Øhavsstien”. The full length of the trail is about 220 km, and Øhavsstien meanders along the rugged coastline, sandy beaches, lush forests, and gentle rolling hills, providing hikers with a remarkable opportunity to explore the region's stunning beauty. The trail takes you through quaint fishing villages, where colorful houses and charming harbors exude a sense of tranquility and maritime charm.

The trail passes close by our house at Lillemarken, and I have had the pleasure of running the hole length in parts and 100 km in one run.

  

Here’s a link to a website where you can find maps. Unfortunately, it is only in Danish, however, you can find maps of the trail near Svendborg here: Øhavsstien Svendborg og Tåsinge | ohavsstien.dk

 

3. Egeskov slot

If you have time, Egeskov Slot is a must-visit destination for tourists. With its stunning architecture, breathtaking gardens, and a wide range of activities, this Renaissance castle offers a unique blend of history, beauty, and entertainment that will leave a lasting impression on visitors from around the world.

 

Please note, it is a place that has a lot of visitors.

Here’s a link to their website: Besøg Egeskov - Egeskov Slot

4. "Det sydfynske Øhav"

The South Funen Archipelago, located south of the island of Funen in Denmark, is an idyllic group of islands that offers unparalleled sightseeing opportunities and a chance to immerse oneself in stunning natural surroundings.

The South Funen Archipelago is renowned for its beautiful coastlines, tranquil waters, and charming villages. Whether exploring by foot, bicycle, or boat, visitors will be captivated by the spectacular views and maritime ambiance.

One of the most popular activities is island hopping, visiting different islands within the archipelago. From Ærø with its cobblestone streets and colorful houses to wooded Tåsinge with its Valdemars Slot, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the culture and history of the islands. On a sightseeing tour, you can experience historical buildings, picturesque fishing villages, and charming harbors.

For nature enthusiasts, the South Funen Archipelago is a paradise. You can sail along the coast, spot seals, swim in crystal-clear waters, or explore protected natural areas on foot. The archipelago's flora and fauna are rich and diverse, offering the chance to encounter rare bird species, colorful flowers, and unique plants.

Other attractions include maritime museums, lighthouses, and old fortifications that bear witness to the archipelago's significance throughout history. You can also participate in fishing trips, rent a kayak, or visit local art galleries and craft workshops to experience the creative side of the archipelago.

Whether you're drawn to culture, nature, or history, the South Funen Archipelago offers a myriad of sightseeing opportunities that will enchant and captivate you. Explore this unique island world and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Here's a link to a website in danish: Det Fynske Øhav | VisitFyn

From Svendborg, you can travel to many of the islands. Here's another website (in Danish) with informations abour ferries: Ø-Hop | Svendborg Havn (svendborg-havn.dk) 

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