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Kites on the beach at Fanø

Fanø is in Denmark and is one of the Danish Wadden Sea Islands.


The main attraction here is the white sand beach, which is also a popular playground for different types of sports, such as kite flying, surfing and buggies. Fanø also hosts Denmark's first golf course, the Fanø Golf Links, established in 1901.

1 Fanø Tourist Office (Fanø Turistbureau), Skolevej 5, Nordby, +45 70 26 42 00, .

Get in[edit]

You get to the island by ferry from Esbjerg. Travel time is 12 minutes, and sailings occur throughout the day. A return ticket for adults costs 35-45 DKK (about 5-6 EUR), and a ticket for a small car in the tourist season (mid-June to mid-August) costs 415 DKK (about 56 EUR). A timetable is available here. The ferry arrives at Nordby on Fanø.

Travellers arriving by train in Esbjerg can take the bus line #5 from the main station to the Fanø ferry port. The ride takes roughly 10 minutes and costs 20 DKK (about 3 EUR) for adults, you can search for timetables here.

Get around[edit]

The most convenient way to travel on the island is by car or bicycle. There is a bus line going from Nordby to Sønderho.


Fanø Beach

The beach, the town of Nordby, the town of Sønderho. Sønderho was named Denmark's prettiest town, and features quaint cottages and streets, as well as a windmill.







Go next[edit]

Take the ferry back to Esbjerg, return rides are free (you have paid for it when you bought your ticket back on the mainland). From there, you could head south to the other Danish islands of Mandø or Rømø, even further south into Germany, and Sylt or Föhr; or head east towards Kolding and Odense.

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