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The Danish part of the Baltic Sea is one of the most popular areas for European sailors. From our bases you can reach, for example, the Little and the Big Belt for a round trip around the island of Fünen. For a relaxed tour, for example with your family, the islands of the 'Danish South See' south of Denmark in the Baltic Sea are highly recommended. Here you will benefit from short distances, a good port infrastructure, and many offers of events and activities during the season. More sportive, and for experienced crews, just as interesting, is the Kattegat north of the Belts with the islands Laesø, Anholt and Hirsholm, or on a journey between Germany and Denmark. Starting points can be Kerteminde on the island of Fünen, Dyvig on the island of Als, as well as Juelsminde on the mainland. From Flensburg, the 'Danish South Sea' is not far.

Attention to navigation is always required around the islands in shallower waters, here there are shoals, for example sandbanks, which can also dry up. Best time is between May to September with mild temperatures and less rainfall.

Climate: moderate, with temperatures between 7 and 20 degrees
Winds: West, Southwest
Sailing season: May to September

Yacht charter in Denmark

If you have chosen a yacht charter in Denmark, you will sail in a particularly diverse sailing area. Here, you will find more than 400 islands to discover as well as many ports of call along the coast.

Families and sailors looking for relaxation can enjoy a cruise in the Danish South Sea south of Funen, with its many small and large islands. Or you can sail around the island of Fyn through the Little and Great Belt. Experienced crews will find more sporty conditions north in the Kattegat or south on a two-country trip between Germany and Denmark.

For families and less experienced sailors - the Danish South Sea south of Funen

Protected and with short distances, the islands south of Funen are a great cruising destination for the whole family. Most of the marinas have playgrounds to let off steam, shallow beaches for swimming, and in the high season a wide range of activities for young and old.

Suitable starting points are, for example, Kerteminde on the west coast of the island of Funen or Dyvig on the island of Als with a natural harbor that is one of the most beautiful harbors in Denmark. But also from the German base Flensburg it is not far to the islands. From here you can also start a trip to the Danish South Sea or you can sail around the island of Funen for a weekend trip. For longer trips and more experienced sailors, the islands further west, such as Sjaelland and the southern islands of Lolland, Falster and Møn are ideal.

The northern islands

The westernmost island under Fyn is Lyø. Here you will find a shallow sandy beach with a playground near the harbor. Explore the island's nature on a short hike or bike ride among the island's avenues. The village of Lyø By, two kilometers from the harbor, is also considered one of the most beautiful villages in Denmark. From the early times you can also visit several dolmens, such as Klokkestenen, a chamber made of very large stones.

To the east lies the two-part island of Avernakø. Here, too, things are quiet: beaches, bird watching, walking, relaxing. The island is known for its maypoles in Avernak By and Munke. Here you will also encounter dolmens from prehistoric times and a historic farm can also be visited. The island has two harbors, the sparser but cozy Korshavn Bro and a modern marina in the west.

Idyllic walks are also promised by the small islands of Drejø and Skarø to the east of Avernakø on their nature trails. You may also encounter the rare white fallow deer on Drejø, the beautiful bathing beaches lie to the south, while a beautiful cliff awaits you on the west coast. On Skarø, the local homemade ice cream offer creates a cooling from the inside for young and old. On the way you should also have your binoculars with you, because there are about 50 bird species to discover. At the beginning of August they get competition from human bards, because then the annual music festival takes place here. Both islands have a small harbor with a playground and cafes with food.

For the also small islands Hjortø and Birkholm you should be taken care of, the island is inhabited, but only for a few visitor boats. In return, here you share the peace and simplicity with the islanders.

The southern islands

Ærø is one of the larger islands in the Danish South Sea, not far from Als. Hiking trails lead in and around the island, you can also rent bicycles, for example in Ærøskøbing, which also has a marina. Here you will find everything you need for supplies. There is also a playground and mini golf course to keep the little ones busy. Within walking distance you can also reach Vesterstrand, which is also very suitable for smaller children and gets its recognition value from its small bathing huts. On a guided tour you can learn more about the history of the huts, also guided tours are offered.
At the western end is Søby, whose marina also offers a playground and miniature golf course. Directly adjacent is also a beautiful sandy beach for swimming. On the northern tongue, one of the country's most beautiful lighthouses stands at Haven. It is accessible around the clock for a fee and from here you have a good overview of the island.
Marstal at the eastern end is the largest town on the island and was once an important seafaring town along with Copenhagen. Even today, navigation officers for the Danish merchant fleet are trained here. You can learn more about maritime history at the Marstal Søfartsmuseum, which is also attractively designed for children. The town itself also offers many opportunities for strolling, lingering and strengthening.

Finally,Strynø is the easternmost of the islands near Langeland. In the island museum you can get to know the Smakke dinghies, which are typical for the area. Until the 20th century, the small boats were a popular means of transport between the islands. You can try it out for yourself, a two-hour instruction course is also offered, or join a guided trip. At Øhavets Smakke- og Naturcenter you can learn more about the nature and culture of the region, and sailing trips to seal banks are also offered.

The bathhouses on the islands of the Danish South Sea are not only colorful, but also have a tradition. ©IrkIngwer/AdobeStock


Little and Great Belt

A trip through the Little Belt and the Great Belt around the island of Funen are also popular on a yacht charter Denmark. The Little Belt lies to the west between Funen and the mainland, the Great Belt between Funen and Sjaelland. A nice sailing trip you can start from our bases in Juelsminde, Kerteminde or Dyvig. In addition to the coasts of the larger islands of Funen and Sjaelland, the three equally charming small islands of Endelave, Tunø and Samsø to the north of Funen offer attractive places to visit. Here you can take a circular walk, try smoked fish and other island specialties, or try out other water sports.

The small islands north of Funen have preserved their island idyll, like Samsø here. ©Elke Hötzel/AdobeStock


For more experienced crews - on the move in the Kattegat

Kattegat is a sea area between Jutland and Sweden's west coast. It stretches from Cape Hasenøre to Skagen, the northern tip of Denmark. To the south it is joined by the Belte and the Sound. From Juelsminde and Kerteminde you can sail out of the Belte area into the Kattegat. In addition to mainland coasts, the islands of Laesø, Anholt and the small archipelago of Hirsholm are located here, all of which belong to Denmark. The islands captivate with dunes and sandy beaches, pine and heath landscapes and thatched houses, in summer it gets crowded in the harbors, because Danes and Swedes also like to come here, so it is best to book in advance. Besides attention in navigation because of shoals, wind directions can change quickly in the Kattegat, so this area is more suitable for experienced sailors.

On Laesø, the largest island in the Kattegat, you can visit the old fishermen's houses with their special kelp roofs, taste local specialties and products with chanterelles, air-dried ham, salt and honey. The island also lives from the catch of Norway lobster. Therefore, the annual Jomfruhummer festival is held in August.

You can explore Anholt by bike, for example, and take a hike to the South or North Bjerg, from which you will be rewarded with a beautiful view. Water sports are also popular on the island, such as kite surfing or surfing.

The Hirsholm archipelago is located north of Laesø, but closer to Jutland. It consists of the main island of the same name and other smaller islands such as Graesholm, Deget, Kølpen and Tyvholm. Here, too, you can go hiking, and the islands are home to various seabird colonies.


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