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Beach hut on the beach at Ærø Hale

Ærø or (Aeroe; [pronunciation guide: Æ: Egg; r: curd; ø: burn]) is a large island in Denmark, south of Funen. While the island has 6,000 permanent residents, it is a popular tourist destination during summer.


The city website prominently links to how you can get married on the island, and indeed this is as good a place as any to make use of the relatively liberal and unbureaucratic Danish marriage law.


The official language, like the rest of Denmark,is Danish. English is also widely understood

Get in[edit]

Ærø can be reached by ferry from Svendborg and Faaborg, Funen and from Fynshav, Jutland.

Be careful if asking directions, as it's fairly critical to get the pronunciation right in order to be understood. If you ask people for the way to Aero, they will likely look puzzled and point you to the nearest airport after some thinking. If you have trouble; include island in the question (i.e. How do I get to Aero island?).

Get around[edit]




  • Ærøpandekager, very thick pancakes - a local speciality.



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