Alrø

A paradise for anglers and kitesurfers.

The island of Alrø in Horsens inlet can be reached by car over a 1 km long dam which was constructed in 1929. The island is 7 km long and 5 km wide. It has been inhabited since the Stone Age.

Alrø's most famous inhabitant

The Danish writer Morten Korch has lived and worked on Alrø in periods of his life. He was inspired by the surroundings on the island and the farms such as Bakkegården og Møllegården which can be retrieved in his works. 

The origin of Alrø

Legend says that the island got its name in the Viking Age when the Viking King Hjarne lived on the nearby island Hjarnø. He married a young girl called Alrune and gave her Alrø. Their son Lave was given the island Endelave, which is situated southeast of Alrø.

Great restaurants with danish courses

The old "Møllegården" farm is today a resturant situated in an old pig's stable. In the far corner of the island, near the tiny berth for the bicycle ferry, lies Café Alrø where you can treat yourself with a traditional danish course called "Tarteletter" and in the building of the former grocery store you can enjoy traditional danish meals at Alrø Traktørsted.  

You can experience paintings and intimate concerts at Galleri Mynster in the island’s old school building.

The charming bicycle-ferry

In the southern end of the island, you find the old steamboat pier, which is a popular excursion spot all year round. This is also the place where the small bicycle-ferry crosses the inlet of Horsens Fjord and connects Alrø with Hjarnø and Snaptun in the summer.

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Stay the night with a view over Alrø

Book a holiday home in the peacefull Amstrup hills and experience calmness for your body and soul. Feriepartner Odder Juelsminde offers many different holiday homes in the area. You can also stay  the night at Alrø Traktørsted.

Fishing waters

Sail across Horsens Fjord on the bicycle-ferry

Try the charming bicycle-ferry from Snaptun via Hjarnø to Alrø, when you want to explore the area. Walking visitors are also more than welcome.