Some people may have heard of it, whilst others may even have visited it, but for the overwhelming majority of Danes the name Årø is hardly likely to ring a bell.
And that’s really a shame, as the small island in the Little Belt is certainly well worth a visit. You can choose to spend one or more nights here, but otherwise all the attractions on the island can be seen on a daytrip.
Årø is located south of the mouth of Haderslev Fjord and covers some three by two kilometres. In this modest area you’ll find plenty of picturesque countryside and a wealth of wildlife. Birdwatchers, in particular, will find a lot to look at – primarily when they begin to explore Årø Kalv, which is a wildlife refuge that juts out from the east side of the island like a long isthmus. The refuge is closed during the breeding season, however, which runs from 1 March until 15 July.