Tour suggestions Funen
The lovely Danish island Funen has lots of wonderful sights. If yoy want the make shure you don't miss out on the best of it, going on a guided tour might be a good idea. There are a number of city walks in the two main towns, Odense ans Svendborg and the minor towns are worth a visit too, particularly Faaborg and Nyborg. With a guided city walk you will see the main sights and hear the stories.
On Funen you wil find picturesque coastal towns, cosy harbours and marinas, beautiful nature, old mansions and estates, as well the bigger city Odense. Whatever you prefer, Funen has the perfect place to offer. In the summer you'll find a number of local festivals such as the cherry festival in Kerteminde. At Christmas time many of the towns and mansions hold X-mas fairs and markets. On this site you will find our suggestions for guided tours on Funen with a local guide. There is much to choose from: city walks, museum tours, hikes, island tours, bike tours, bus tours and boat trips. We have something for everyone. If you want to visit and explore Funen's main city Odense we have a number of tours to offer you. And this is a very special place, make sure you don't miss out on a guided tour of Egeskov Castle.
City walk in Odense - Old and Modern
Walking the Waterway to the Island Æbelø
Faaborg to Svendborg by Bike - Nature and Culture at Its Best
Coast and Nature at the Little Peninsula, Knold - Dyreborg
In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen
Medieval Monasteries of Odense
Egeskov Castle, Museums and Park - 3 Hours with Guide
Guided Tour Through New Odense - Culture, Music and Renewal of a City
Odense, Vollsmose Housing District
Hindsgavl Peninsula - Hiking with Magnificent View of the Sea
Hans Christian Andersen - Fairy Tale Sculptures in Odense
Odense Cathedral, St. Canute's Church
Beautiful Bike Tour Ringe-Korinth by a Disused Railway Line
Odense - From Urban Freeway to Secluded Spots
Guided walk in Middelfart
By Bike Around Bogense
Hike Along Stavis Stream
Guided tour of Marstal
Guided Coach Tour through the Beautiful Funen Landscape
Ærø from West to East
Hindsholm - Fyns Hoved - a guided tour by coach and on foot
Egeskov Castle - a Guided Tour of the House
A Tour of the Maritime Svendborg
Take a boat down-river and up again.
CLAY - Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark
Odense, New Districts at the Harbour
Potato Museum and Botanical Park
Watch the Market Town, Faaborg from Above during a Walk in the Sund Hills
A Lovely Day Out on Langeland Island
Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre - a Disastrous Love Story
Tour of Troense on the Island of Tåsinge
Egeskov's Parks and Gardens
Guided Tour and Boating on Odense River in the Wake of H C Andersen
Merchant Oluf Bager's Life in Odense
Ærøskøbing - Relaxed and Cosy Walk
Odenses Violent Liberation
From Faaborg to Svendborg by Bike - the Full Monty
Lovely guided citywalk in Ærøskøbing
Walk the History of Assens
Svendborg - the Guided Tour
Sculpture and Park Walk at Hollufgård
Medieval and Renaissance Odense
Medieval and Renaissance Churches in Odense
Look Up, Look Down - Get to Know Your Town!
Odense Å River tour from Munkemose to Den Fynske Landsby
A guided Bike Ride to Kerteminde With Charming Countryside
Langelinie - a Cultural Historical Walk in Faaborg
Brandt's - from Thriving Industry to Cultural Centre
Ghettos arise, ghettos exist, ghettos perish
Guided Tour of Odense City Hall
Open-Air Museum: The Funen Village
Faaborg - a Lovely Tour of a Lovely Town
Visit Bjørnø - a Charming Little Island in the Archipelago of South Funen
Visit Three Interesting Churches on West Funen
Tour suggestions Funen
Delightful Funen has always been renowned for its manor houses, its apples and berries. But wait - there is much much more.
You will not find a bigger concentration of Manor Houses anywhere in Denmark, not even in and around Copenhagen. Why is that? Obviously because Funen is one of the nicest places in all of Denmark. The landscape is lush and varied, the ground fertile, the people are friendly. And anywhere you go, there is no more than 30 kilometres to the sea. This was very important in the days of sailing ships, and before we had the railroads and roads covered with tarmac. The are so very many wonderful sights to see in this nature - from Helnæs in the south to Fynshoved in the north and Lillebælt in the west. They are spectacular. Visiting them with a guide would ensure that you not only get to see the main points of interest, you would also hear the stories, get the explanations and know the fact. This is seeing, hearing and understanding - don't miss out. And then there are the towns and villages too.
Funen market towns
Funen island is renowned for its fertile soil, delicious farm products and organic food. Especially on the east coast, there are a great number of orchards, producing some of the best appples in the world. Maybe they are not competitive with the industrial apples produced in warmer climates. Still, their taste and fresh acidity is unsurpassed.
The market town Svendborg is best known for its charming harbour and beautiful sights towards the islands just south of Funen. Faaborg has its belltower - without a church though. The folklore claims it is due to interference by the devil, but this is probably not true. The naval hero Peter Willemoes was born in Assens and set his mark in the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801 where also the Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson was present being second-in-command to Admiral Hyde Parker. In Middelfart you find a renowned ceramic museum, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark as well as the impressive views to both bridges across Lillebælt, the Little Belt. Bogense further north has an annual celebration of roses and Kerteminde to the east celebrates cherries with an annual celebration and finally Nyborg is also worth a visit with its medieval royla castle and annual open-air summer musical. Go with a guide, take the guided city walk and don't miss out on all the stories.
It is a common characteristic of the Funen market towns to be picturesque, have some cobbled, leaning houses, small town gardens and court yards behind the scenes. Furthermore lots of hollyhocs growing up the houses from where the inhabitant can follow life in the street by looking through the street mirrors. Let your guide guide you to all the best places for memorable holiday photoes whether it is modern architecture and modernised harbour areas or the old halftimbered houses. You'll find plenty estates and manors spread all over the island explained by the fertile soil which has given the Funen landowners the best of opportunities to grow lots of crops from the middle ages untill today. One of the best known manor houses is Egeskov Castle. It is a main attraction on Funen and still inhabited by a count who has married royalty and now lives there with his princess. Yes, it is true. The park, the museums and the castle are open for visitors, and you can book a guided tour too. Guideservice Danmark has several good guides available and if you have a bucket list for Funen, Egeskov with a guide ought to be on it.
If you are interested in organic food Funen is the right island to visit. This is where you'll find the lagest number of orchards concentrated on a small area. So come visit the Garden of Denmark and enjoy nature, fairytale atmosphere with the manor houses and go for a swim from one of our lovely sandy beaches.
The South Funen Archipelago
South of Funen you will find the South Funen Archipelago. It consist of a total of 55 islands. We have different tours on some of the islands, to mention a few, Langeland, Aeroe and Taasinge. Something all the islands down here have in common is a special charme, grand nature and a strong nautical tradition.