The island of Funen has plenty of excellent foods and Danes celebrate the delicious local produce with food festivals. From May through October, there is plenty of opportunity to get a taste of Funen – whether they are composed of vegetables, cheese, fruit, beer, or chocolate. The island of Funen is filled with local producers and farm shops where the specialty items are endless and tasty, and all represent quality products from Funen.
History, family adventure and fine dining – the island home of legendary fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen has much to offer. Romantic island B&Bs, maritime heritage and age-old castles, Funen is the heart of Denmark.
Architecture, history and spectacular new art – Danish cities have much to offer. Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg feature heritage centres and highlight attractions.
As well as great beaches around the coast of Funen itself, the South Funen Archipelago also offers great opportunities for swimming. Since the distances are short between beaches, it’s never far to your own quiet bit of beach.
You can experience works by the artists' movement known as The Farm Painters (Fynboerne) at Faaborg Museum and at Johannes Larsen Museum in Kerteminde. You'll find temporary exhibitions of contemporary art at Brandt's in Odense and Grimmerhus near Middelfart, where you'll also find Denmark's Ceramics Museum.
Odense is Funen's main city and the third largest city in Denmark. It is first and foremost the birthplace and childhood home of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, and you can experience his world in two of the city's museums. Odense is located by a small river and a fjord and has a great variety of attractions.
The South Funen Archipelago is often viewed as a whole island group, but the many islands within the archipelago are diverse and offer their own unique experiences. They do have a number of things in common, however, such as peaceful nature, cosy villages and quaint harbours.
Funen is a green and fertile island with many orchards producing not only wonderful fruit but also delicious juice. You can often buy farm produce directly from the source, at roadside booths, a particular characteristic of Funen.
Anglers head to Funen for some of Europe's best coastal angling spots, particular good for catching sea trout. You’ll find great locations for angling on both Funen and the South Funen Archipelago.