Sailing Holidays in Denmark
From fairytale castles, sandy beaches and vibrant cities, it's easy to see why Denmark is the home of Hygge and perfect for a sailing holiday.
With over 444 islands dotting the coastline and steady Baltic trade winds blowing through, Denmark beckons the adventure traveller to explore its captivating landscapes under sail.
Follow in your viking ancestors footsteps as you discover secluded anchorages rolling into green countryside, fairy-tale castles on remote islands and that warmly-talked about feeling of Hygge. As you sail, you’ll discover the 368 of Denmark’s islands that remain uninhabited, allowing you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Relish in the opportunity to unwind, surrounded by the soft, gentle landscape of emerald islands, picturesque farms, and rolling hills that await your leisurely discovery.
Discover the Heart of Hygge
Denmark is synonymous with “Hygge,” a Danish concept embodying cosiness, togetherness, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. This feeling of contentment and wellbeing accompanies you throughout your sailing adventure, whether you’re travelling with family or as a solo adventurer. Denmark’s vibrant capital, Copenhagen, is the starting point for some of our Danish sailing holidays. Wander through its historic narrow, cobbled streets, lined with colourful houses, coffee shops, and vintage boutiques.
From pristine white sandy beaches to idyllic fishing villages and fairy-tale castles, Denmark’s allure from the water is strong. It’s no wonder that the country consistently ranks among the happiest nations in the world. And what better way to soak up the coastline than indulging in a fully skippered sailing holiday? As you navigate the Danish waters, you’ll encounter a cultural tapestry woven with traditional fishing industries and a warm, relaxed nature that welcomes you with open arms.
The South funen Archipelago
Offering an exclusive schedule sailing in Denmark, our traditional schooner Aron of Svendborg explores the enchanting South Funen archipelago. Aron runs voyages from May to October – perfect for solo travellers and small groups alike. She has called these Danish waters home for over 100 years and is owned and skippered by locals with an intimate knowledge of the area. Their expertise ensures that you’ll visit the best places to sail in Denmark, immersing yourself in the region’s magic, both on and off the land. Allow them to introduce you to the wonders of a skippered sailing holiday in Denmark.
Venture to Lyø, a verdant island covered in pine forests, where hiking trails wind their way through picturesque islets and bird-filled marshes create a serene ambiance. Its idyllic town provides the perfect escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.
Strynø, a sparsely inhabited island home to the iconic half-timbered houses, a traditional boat museum, and a Danish windmill, providing a glimpse into the region’s rich maritime history. For the ultimate island escape, nature lovers will love the tranquillity of the island of Drejø with its peaceful walking trails and sightings of the graceful white fallow deer.
Aron’s skipper Helene delights in telling us about the renowned organic ice cream made on the tiny island of Skaaro where she loves to take guests. The ice cream is sweetened using locally sourced sugar kelp and birch juices and is now known internationally. The island itself is home to only 27 inhabitants in an offshore farming community with charming thatched cottages. It’s a beautiful island to anchor alongside, swim off the stern of the boat and explore the island on foot.
Wherever you explore, our sailing holidays in Denmark are a great way to discover a nation deeply connected to its maritime heritage. Discover some of the best places to visit in Denmark, away from the tourist hustle and bustle.