Experience genuine island atmosphere on the small cosy island Omø near Sealand.
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Omø is located in the sea Smålandsfarvandet between Sealand and Funen/Langeland, an app. 50 minutes sail from the ferry landing Stigsnæs on western Sealand. Omø has a size of 4.5 km2, offers 12 km of coastline and is inhabited by app. 200 permanent residents. The small island, which exudes pleasant atmosphere, peace and quiet, contains 2 towns. By the ferry berth you will find Omø Kirkehavn with an intact village atmosphere, well-preserved houses, an active fishing harbour, a marina, a playground, a take away and a child-friendly beach. In the centre of the island you will find Omø By - a very well-preserved village with half-timbered houses, village gardens, a cosy village pond, a grocer’s and a café.
Visit a small and scenic island, where you will be carried back in time. Here you can swim, relax and enjoy nature as well as the amazing silence.
By the marina you will find a child-friendly sandy beach with beach volley course. All the way along the shore Draget you will find more good bathing beaches. From both the harbour and the beaches you can enjoy the beautiful multi-coloured sunset.
Omø has a special climate, and because of its location, the island has the lowest rainfall and the highest summer temperatures in Denmark. Nature on Omø is green, untouched and versatile with stretches of coast, fields, meadows, marsh and the lake Omø Sø. The island is very flat, but it still has a 24 metres high point - Skovbanken, from which you can enjoy the view of the harbour, the village, the lake, the marsh and the lighthouse. In clear weather you can see all the way to Funen, the Great Belt Bridge and the archipelago north of Lolland.
The lake Omø Sø is surrounded by a flowery meadow area with a multiple bird life, and by the hill Skovklinten you can see sand martins, which live in nest holes in the cliff.
On Omø you can enjoy the sound of the waves and a completely clear and starry sky, undisturbed by street lights.
When you spend your holiday on Omø you can enjoy the sight of the beautiful old houses and follow life on the harbour. Watch as the ferry, the fishing boats and the yachts arrive. And perhaps you are in luck and is able to buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen.
You can swim on the beaches of Draget, angle along all of the shores as well as walk and drive on bicycle here. Around the lake Omø Sø you can observe the swarming birdlife. Omø is an ideal holiday destination if you seek peace and tranquillity - here you can recharge your batteries.
Visit Fiskernes Hus, an old skipper joint with lifebuoys and lanterns, by the ferry berth. Here you can often buy fresh fish.
In 1997 the Cuban artist William Perez visited Omø and together with the local fishermen he created a tower out of fishing stakes. The tower is called Monomenta a la Unidad (monument for unity) and is situated by the harbour.
Close to the habour you can see an old tar vat, which was used by the fishermen for tarring nets. And by Omø By you can see a wooden sculpture, which is a model of a former farmer in the town.
In the culture house Loen you can see art exhibitions and take park in other cultural arrangements.
Visit the church of Omø, which is one of Denmark’s smallest churches.
In Historiens Hus you can learn more about the history of the island. The house contains a number of photos from the past.
The 22 metres high lighthouse Omø Fyr, a yellow sectored light from 1893, is located at the westernmost tip of the island.
Close to Slagelse on Sealand you can visit the 1,000 years old Viking castle Trelleborg. At the museum of Trelleborg you can see reconstructions, models and exhibitions with archaeological finds from excavations, like fx tools, weapons and costumes.
The children will love a visit in the amusement park BonBon-Land and Fantasy World in Holme-Olstrup on southern Sealand. BonBon-Land contains more than 70 outdoor amusements for the whole family, and Fantasy World offers 10,000 m2 with experiences and mechanical characters from all parts of the world.
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