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Island holiday in tranquil and cosy nature surroundings in the South Funen archipelago.


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The comfortable and unspoiled village Dunkær is situated on the eastern part of the lovely island Ærø, 6 km from Marstal and 8 km from Ærøskøbing. The holiday area is situated close to the wetlands Gråsten Nor, the forest Drejskoven and the beach Drejet. It is possible to dine at the old, charming inn Dunkær Kro, and in Marstal you will find good shopping opportunities. Ærø is app. 30 km long and 8 km wide on the widest place. The island has 3 towns; Ærøskøbing - in the centre of the island, Marstal - the largest town on the island, and Søby - the smallest town. Furthermore, the island has more small societies and fishing hamlets. 4 different ferry routes can bring you to Ærø from Als, Funen and Langeland.

The shore by the holiday home area Dunkær on the island Ærø Idyllic and thatched inn in Dunkær on Ærø The old mill in the holiday area Dunkær on Ærø High cliffs along the shore near Dunkær on Ærø


By Dunkær you will find the good and child-friendly bathing beach Drejet. Here you can sunbathe, swim and engage yourselves in water sport. You will find more attractive bathing beaches all along the shores of Ærø, i.a. the white and sandy beach Erikshale Strand by Marstal, which also has the Blue Flag. The beach Vesterstrand by Ærøskøbing is a lovely and child-friendly bathing beach. Don't miss the unique sunset from the small, cosy beach huts on the beach of Ærøskøbing.


Ærø has an exceptional nature with lovely beaches, bays, coves, wetlands, fields, distinctive hillsides, undulating landscapes and forest areas. Towards the South Funen archipelago the shore is gentle and level, but towards the Baltic the coast is more undulating and characterized by steep slopes and cliffs. The cove Gråsten Nor, slightly east of Dunkær, is a large wetlands with a rich bird life and vegetation. By following the routes through the cove you can experience songbirds, birds of prey, frogs, sand lizards, rare plants as well as remains of old passage graves and stone-age village. Just south of Gråsten Nor you will find the idyllic plantation Drejskoven with both pine trees and leaf-bearing trees. From the preserved cliff 'Voderup Klint' on the south coast, 8 km west of Dunkær, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the sea, and in clear weather it is possible to see all the way to the North German coast as well as to the entrance of the Flensburg inlet.


A number of walking and bicycle paths are available on Ærø, and you can follow one of the routes through the wetlands Gråsten Nor and the forest Drejskoven. It is possible to rent bicycles on the island. The opportunities for bathing, sailing in sea kayak and windsurfing by the island's good bathing beaches are good. Sea kayaks are rentable in Marstal. The many bays and coves along the shores of Ærøs provide optimum conditions for anglers. The ford Drejet as well as Vejnæs Nakke by Dunkær, Urehoved by Ærøskøbing, Ærøs Hale by Marstal, Voderup on the south coast and Skjoldnæs by the lighthouse on the northern tip of Ærø are among the best fishing spots. Golf players can make use of the recently established, slightly challenging and very scenic island golf course by the lighthouse Skjoldenæs Fyr on Ærø's westernmost point.

Worth a visit

Marstal is the largest town on Ærø and it is situated right by the eastern end of the island, Erikshale. The old shipping town is cosy and charming with its narrow streets and alleys, the hollyhocks, the town life and the evocative marina. In the harbour of Marstal you can see and impressively long fieldstone pier and a lime kiln, which function as the landmark of the harbour. The shipping museum 'Søfartsmuseet' in Marstal consists of 4 buildings and more than 30 exhibition rooms with objects from the history of the shipping. See i.a. more than 200 ship's models and more than 130 bottle ships (6 km). Ærøskøbing is Denmark's best-preserved market town from the 16th. century, and here you will find beautiful, old and preserved houses, mediaeval alleys, hollyhocks, atriums and an evocative and well-attended marina (8 km). Ærø Museum in Ærøskøbing is a regional museum, which shows a collection of antiquities from stone-age villages, exhibitions about shipping etc.

Excursion spots

Søby is situated on the north-western tip of Ærø. The town is an old fishing town and with it's marina, the beautiful church, the mill 'Søby Mølle' from the year 1881 with the thatched roof as well as it's cosy atmosphere definitely worth a visit (17 km). The lighthouse 'Skjoldnæs Fyr' is surrounded by scenic nature with i.a. 'Næbbet' - a wetlands with many bird species, and a scenic, recently established golf course on the northernmost tip of Ærø (22 km).



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