The South Funen Archipelago: Picturesque surroundings with something for everyone
TEXT: NICOLAI LISBERG | PHOTOS © HOTEL CHRISTIANSMINDE
Hotel Christiansminde is the perfect base when you want to explore the fantastic South Funen Archipelago. The area is ideal for a wide range of activities on land or on water.
If you are looking for spectacular nature and picturesque surroundings, the South Funen Archipelago might be the answer. Situated right on the beach with a view over the archipelago, the four-star Hotel Christiansminde is in many ways an ideal location for your next holiday.
Every year, the many islands, the special geology and the flooded Ice Age landscapes attract countless tourists. It is, in fact, so spectacular, that there is a pending request for making it a UNESCO Global Geopark.
“You don’t necessarily have to travel far to get unique experiences on your holiday. The South Funen Archipelago offers opportunities for everyone looking for an active holiday, and we are here to help you with all your needs,” says Carsten Nielsen, sales manager at Hotel Christiansminde.
One of the many ways to discover the 55 small islands of the South Funen Archipelago is by bike. Hotel Christiansminde was last year awarded a prize for offering the best accommodation on Funen for cyclists. The hotel rents out traditional and electrical bikes as well as mountain bikes for their guests. “We have a mountain bike track just 500 metres away from the hotel, and just outside the door you’ll find Denmark’s longest hiking trail, Øhavsstien (‘the Archipelago Trail’), which is 220 kilometres long,” says Nielsen. “We also rent out kayaks if you prefer to discover the archipelago on water. If you just want to go to the pier to do a bit of fishing, we also have fishing rods available.”
With Hotel Christiansminde as your base, you have everything nearby. The city of Svendborg, with its old historic centre and port, is only a 20-minute walk away. A bit further away, but still close by car, you will find Odense, the hometown of the famous author Hans Christian Andersen.
“Given the location, our hotel is the entrance to the South Funen Archipelago, and hopefully the door to your next adventure as well,” says Nielsen.