Luftfoto af Tunø

Welcome to the Eastern Jutland archipelago

Photo: Impuls Film

There is something special about the Danish islands and their unique atmosphere and culture. Everything happens at a different pace. We, therefore, recommend that you visit them one by one. Take the ferries or your own boat.

Tunø – car-free and child-friendly

The small idyllic island of Tunø in the Kattegat is a real gem. Feel the atmosphere of the port and the charming town. Visit the combined church and lighthouse and take the beautiful, 8-kilometer-walk around the island. Children and childish grownup receive a free medal for doing that.

Guide to Tunø

Here, you will find everything worth knowing about the island of Tunø. Great tips for activities and experiences in town and nature as well as the best places to eat and spend the night.

Morten Korch atmosphere on Alrø

Alrø, in Horsens Fjord, is connected to the mainland by a dam. Take the bike to Alrø and sail across the fjord with the small bicycle ferry. Here, you find delicious eateries – e.g. try the famous giant filled patty shells of Café Alrø.

Guide to Alrø

The island of Alrø in Horsens fiord 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.

Café Alrø

Enjoy our renowned patty shell from the terrace or seated on our high benches, featuring a lovely view of the inlet.  Icecream and a game of KrolfCafé Alrø has opened a Krolf course, which offers fun for all the family. And in the yard the cosy ice cream stand offers a cool treat in seaso...

Møllegården on Alrø

A break away in a wonderful location. The vaulted ceiling, the pens and the troughs bear witness to quite a different past when the restaurant in Møllegården on Alrø opens its doors to visitors. The rural style has been preserved to a considerable degree; and this piece of rather sensatio...

Endelave – The Kattegat rabbit island

One of Denmark's finest islands is the home to thousands of wild rabbits. See if you can spot them in the beautiful scenery.


Photo: Peter Marczak

Hjarnø – small and intimate

Small and charming Hjarnø is located close to the coast of Horsens Fjord. From here, you can take the bicycle ferry to Alrø and kill two birds with one stone.


Photo: VisitOdder

Samsø – the largest

Samsø is the area's largest island. Like the neighbouring island of Tunø, Samsø is known for its stalls with fresh vegetables and locally produced high-quality produce.


Photo: VisitSamsø

Taking the ferry

The islands in this area each have their own ferry that takes residents and guests back and forth between the mainland and the islands. The crossing is cosy and unpretentious. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with the view from the deck. Maybe you are lucky enough to spot seals or porpoises.


The Tunø ferry sails between the village of Hou and the island of Tunø. Tunø is located approximately 10 kilometres east of the mainland and the ferry crossing takes 55 minutes. Timetable can be seen on the website.  Book your tickets here. Tunø is a car-free island. This means that it i...


The ferry between Hou in Jutland and Sælvig on Samsø is chartered by Samsø Rederi. The beautiful crossing takes 1 hour. Samsø is one of Denmark's biggest and most popular holiday islands. The size of the island makes it suitable for bike rides between the cosy villages on the island. Sams...

The bicycle ferry between Alrø-Snaptun

Get a scenic island experience on the inlet of Horsens Fjord. Try the charming bicycle-ferry from Snaptun via Hjarnø to Alrø, when you want to explore the area. When using the bicycle-ferry, you can ride your bike all the way around the inlet of Horsens Fjord - but naturally, walking visit...