Just 30km long and 9km wide, Ærø (pronounced 'with difficulty', or air-rue) is the front runner for the title of Denmark's loveliest – and friendliest – island.
Country roads roll through gentle countryside peppered with thatched-roofed, half-timbered houses and old windmills. There's a rich maritime history, beaches with photogenic bathing huts and the little town of Ærøskøbing is a picture-book beauty. The island is famed as Europe's up-and-coming wedding capital, thanks to both its romantic setting and its 'can-do' attitude towards hitching foreigners with awkward paperwork issues.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Ærø.
Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Ærø.