Børn på Tunø

The car-free island for the entire family

Photo: Dennis Plougmann

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.


With its beautiful history and wonderful atmosphere, spending time together on magical Tunø is something quite special. The lush nature of the island is, especially, bound to be a sure hit for everyone in the family and shows off Denmark at its best. Explore everything from steep cliffs that rise from the sea, soft sandy beaches and village ponds to conifers, exquisite vegetables and rare birds. Tunø has it all.

Go on a safe island getaway with the Tunø ferry

Lige ud for Odderkysten ligger den lille ø Tunø, som du kommer til med Tunøfærgen.

Sæt roligt bilen på havnen i Hou, før du hopper på færgen. En væsentlig årsag til øens atmosfære er nemlig, at den er bilfri. Traktorer af alle slags, scootere og cykler er Tunøs eneste transportmidler.

Sejladsen tager en time, og undervejs kan du være heldig at spotte spættede sæler og marsvin i farvandet omkring Tunø.

Før turen går retur til fastlandet, kan børnene hygge sig på den store legeplads og fange krabber ved havnen.

Go for the treasure and a free Tunø medal

How do you get children to get up early and go for a long walk? You send them on a treasure hunt around Tunø!

Afterwards, the coveted Tunø medal awaits you at the merchant’s house, Tunø Købmandsgård, where you can also buy something to eat or refill your water bottle for the hike. In the summer, you can also fill your picnic basket along the route with nature’s snacks from apple trees and thickets of rosehips and blackberries.

Did you know that you can walk around the island (8.3 km) in approx. 2-3 hours?

Tunø is a small natural paradise

Tunø has been nicknamed the Twin Island after the two hilly areas Bjerget and Møllebakken which, in the Stone Age, were separated by a sea-covered strait but, today, it is covered with forest and marsh. The island has been inhabited since the Stone A...

Personal stories from a Tunbo – an island resident

Get close to island life and the good stories with the Tunø guide, Hanne Thaysen, who will show you around the island’s varied nature by tractor and on foot.

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Did you know...

That, before 1 June, you can pick sea kale and rocambole (similar to spring onion) on Tunø and use them in your cooking? 

The seeds of rocambole can be put in a brine and then used as a topping on a boiled-egg sandwich. 

And there are tonnes of rocambole on Tunø – they are actually almost all over the place.

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Here, you can enjoy a (delicious) bite to eat

Especially in the summer, the island is bustling and full of activity. Vegetable stalls offer new potatoes, crisp green asparagus and fresh carrots. Furthermore, the restaurants and the port restaurants stay open late. If you visit in the winter, please note the out-of-season opening hours.

Tunø in small bites


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