holiday homes in Fanø, Denmark

Fanø, or ‘Fanoe’, is beautifully situated outside Esbjerg and is among the most popular holiday destinations in Denmark. It is not without reason Fanø is well-liked by tourists. The 56-square kilometre island is an absolutely unique holiday resort in Denmark. You are always close to the water here, which makes holiday homes in Fanø an alluring idea. Escape to the peace and tranquillity of this small but perfectly formed island and enjoy the beauty of nature, small towns and adventurous activities. You could even rent a Danish holiday cottage in Rømø and move between these neighbouring islands in the Wadden Sea.

The small island of Fanø, is home to some stunning and wild natural beauty and offers guests in our holiday rentals the opportunity for a varied holiday. Why not discover somewhere new and visit lovely Fanø for your next self-catering holiday? From sand dunes to wide beaches, flat marshes, wide fields and meadows, small lakes and rare plant species - the landscape here in Fanø is truly special.

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Things to do on Fanø

We've listed just a few of the variety of wonderful activities and attractions that you can enjoy whilst on holiday in Fanø:

• Idyllic ship Nordby and Sønderho as well as day trips to the beautiful town of Esbjerg• Watt walks or seal safaris in the North Sea• Visit antique and craft markets and browse for unique pieces of jewelery, porcelain, glass, candles and paintings• Kite flying and cycling on the many cycle paths or active golfing• Many museums and galleries, e.g. the art museum on Fanoe• Varied attractions for children with fun for all ages, such as the Fanø Legeland

Beaches in Fanø

The wide and sandy eighteen-kilometre long beach is probably one of Fanø’s most important assets. You can take the walk or take the bus towards the beach from your holiday homes, where you can enjoy all of the rich possibilities the coast presents. There are plenty of things to do in Denmark and its islands. Relax and enjoy the weather in summer and endlessly entertaining activities such as swimming, sunbathing, kite surfing or simply enjoying watching the movement of the tide. If you rent a holiday letting south of Rindby, you can also use kite-buggies or spend your time looking for amber.

On Fanø you will find a unique natural paradise that will captivate you with its white sand beaches and the Wadden Sea. If this is your first time travelling to Denmark, then our holiday homes on Fanø are the perfect way to get acquainted. Stay on Denmark's widest sandy beach and enjoy the scenery as well as the numerous activities on offer here.

Country cottages in Denmark

The island’s unique countryside is characterised by sand banks, dunes, heaths and the impressively beautiful Wadden Sea. Nature enthusiasts can rent a Danish holiday home on the island and take a look at the growing seal population on the sand banks by the coast. The sand dune plantation in the middle of the island is also worth a visit on your holiday. Such a magnificent landscape with such attractive flora and fauna makes a wonderful backdrop for walking holidays and you will find several marked nature paths to explore.

Although this island in the North Sea west of Jutland is small, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy during your stay in your chosen holiday rental in Denmark. This is why the island has remained one of the most popular holiday destinations in Denmark for over a hundred years. In addition to the larger towns of Rindby, Nordby and Sønderho, Fanø Bad is one of the most visited destinations on Fanø. The area is characterised by its typical thatched roof houses and classic holiday homes in the Scandinavian style.

Family holidays in Fanø

Fanø is a wonderful destination for family villas in Denmark for many reasons. The beaches themselves provide a wealth of activity for people of all ages, like surfing, swimming, fishing and rock-pooling opportunities. Children will love the space and freedom to be active and unrestricted in nature on this beautiful island. In the summer, you can also take part in the annual kite flying festival, which is a spectacular sight. Those families who enjoy forest holidays will also love the Forest Playground near Pælebjerg hill and a pretty lake.

Explore the mudflats, fly kites, ride horses or stroll along the beach. Art lovers can visit one of the island's many antiques and craft markets, or browse flea markets for treasures. Children will have plenty to do too during a family holiday in our holiday rentals in Denmark, from playing in playgrounds to berry-picking or mushroom foraging. It is even possible to arrange seal or butterfly-spotting tours! Why not head out for a bike ride, perhaps stopping for a picnic together.

Enjoy culture in Fanø

Further in on the island you can enjoy the thatch-roofed cottages and the idyllic towns, where there are museums, galleries, authentic restaurants and old churches. See Fanø through artists’ eyes over the years, gain an interest in Danish history, or simply take in local culture when you speak to the island’s residents when self-catering in Denmark. Fanø also offers more than 25 festivals events over the course of the year in a range of sizes and celebrations. If you enjoy music, there are festivals for several different genres, whilst there are also traditional events run to celebrate storytelling and even oysters!

Fanø not only offers beautiful nature. On the island you will also find countless cultural events that take place every year for those of you hoping to get to know the Danish culture during your holiday. This includes the International Kite Festival in June and the Fannikertagen in Nordby. There are street festivals with theatre, a guitar festival and even a knit festival (Knitfestival) including exhibitions, fashion shows and lectures on the subject of wool and clothing. So you see that there really is something for everyone!

Short breaks in Fanø - holiday rentals in Denmark

We think that Fanø is even a great choice for a short break - sometimes that's all you need to recharge your batteries. When browsing our full range of self-catering holidays homes and holiday rentals in Denmark, simply look our for the 'Short Break' symbol, which means the property is available to book for short stays of between 3 and 5 days. You will also enjoy discounts up to 20% off the weekly rate in the off season.

In the holiday park of Fanø Bad, which is only about 100 m away from the long beach, there are 60 holiday apartments for NOVASOL guests to choose from. There are 3 different apartment types, which differ in size and features. Just opposite, there is also a restaurant, a mini golf course, tennis courts and last but not least the only 18-hole golf course in Denmark. Nordby, the largest town on the island, is just 1.5 km away and invites you to stroll through its many small cozy streets with old houses and tempting shops.

Where to eat in Fanø

Fanø’s situation in the middle of the sea means there are a host of delicious seafood dishes to try whilst you are self-catering in Denmark. Fish, including freshly caught cod, plaice and salmon, is served in a variety of ways. This is your chance to experience Danish cuisine at its finest, and to try some specialties made on the island itself. Although Fanø is small, you can find regionally produced beer, honey, smoked salmon, hams and sausages at many of the restaurants on the island. With such a variety, you could be enjoying oysters for one meal and a burger with fries at the next!

Service – Why NOVASOL?

NOVASOL lets wonderful and very typically Danish holiday cottages and holiday villas on this island. With prices ranging from cheap holiday homes to 5 star accommodation, there is something for everyone in NOVASOL’s portfolio. Being a Danish business, there are also local offices in Denmark, ensuring a smooth experience from start to finish. Whether you are travelling as family, in a couple or a group of friends, search online or call one of our dedicated customer service team who would be happy to help you book NOVASOL villas in Denmark.