55° 03.1′ N · 10° 09.5′ E
Lyø is the westernmost island of what the Germans like to call the Danish Polynesia. It is an archipelago that stretches south of Funen across to Langeland. A group of islands that is very popular with sailors and boatsmen alike. Everyone knows it and Lyø is one of its drawcards.
The island is idyllic and the harbour small, so being very popular it is often very crowded. Try to get there early on in the day, unless you would like to moor in the bay. The harbour has been enlarged in recent years but it still doesn’t cater for all who would like to visit. This adds to its exclusiveness of course. If the harbour is overcrowded, and the weather not suited to mooring, try your luck at Dyrreborg to the north east.
Lyø has a little beach also suited to small children, a playground for them as well. It also has a small village for supplies and apart from that lonely roads and tracks that are great for walking or running. Peace and quiet is what you find here.
Go, See and Do
Wander over to Klokkestenen on the west side of the island, a century old grave stone. From here you have a wonderful view to the west over the waters.
Stop in for a snack on your walk or ride around the island at Café Højen, also on the western side, at Revvej 10. You can also hire bikes here and camp out on their grounds, if you feel the need.
Not only the village, but Lyø’s cemetary is renowned to be one of the most prettiest in all of Denmark. You will find it right by the church, which you can’t miss.
You can take the ferry over to Faaborg on a rainy day. It departs directly at the harbour, check times here.