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Funen is an island in the middle of the Danish Kingdom – number two in size of all the islands. It is characterized by an undulating and hilly landscape with a lot of fruit gardens and quickset hedges and the many half-timbered farmhouses. South of Funen the South Funen Archipelago with a lot of different islands of all sizes offers beautiful sounds, bays and coves.
Funen is connected with Sealand by the Great Belt bridge and with Jutland by the Little Belt bridge, and in the South Funen Archipelago small and big ferry boats and several bridges are the connection to the surrounding world.
Along the Great Belt coast and at the southern part of the Little Belt coast you will find fine sandy beaches and calm waters, ideal for bathing. In Little Belt the current might be heavy, so it is a good idea to respect the local instructions. Also the South Funen Archipelago offers great bathing possibilities, and as the distances are short, you can always find a fine and sheltered beach.
The best way to experience the charm of the hills, the quickset hedges and the half-timbered farmhouses is on a trip from Svendborg to Fåborg. North of Fåborg you have the undulating and beautiful hills of Svanninge with steep slopes and deep combes as a result of the last glacial age14,000 years ago. From the top of the hills there is a fantastic view over the South Funen Archipelago and the areas of South-West Funen with a varied flora and fauna.
Funen – Fyns Hoved – North of Kerteminde in the north eastern part of Funen you have the peninsula Hindsholm with a range of small islands and tongues of land like for instance Romsø and Enebærodde. The landscape has been shaped by the glacial ages in Denmark, and there are many natural areas with a fantastic plant and animal life. The low waters of the bays of the Belt are very popular places for the many birds and ducks to breed and rest. On the northernmost point of Hindsholm you have the beautiful nature area called Fyns Hoved with a wide view to land and sea. In the research and experience centre called Fjord and Belt in Kerteminde you can get some very useful information on the environment and nature of the Belt – for instance seals and porpoises.
DanCenter Holiday Rentals rent out more than 300 beautiful holiday homes on Funen, Langeland and Ærø. Our holiday homes are located in the best holiday home areas on Funen and the islands, and can be rented on a weekly basis or, if you wish, you can rent a for just a weekend most of of the year - except during high season.
Rent everything from a small cosy cottage to larger holiday home with spa and pool. Larger holiday homes often feature an activity room where you can play games such as billiards, table football and table tennis. What´s more, many of the holiday homes let you bring your dog along, so no one needs to be left behind and everyone in the family can join in the fun and share a wealth of new experiences together in the beautiful natural surroundings of Funen.
Funen is located in the middle of the country and is Denmark's second largest island. The landscape is undulating and hilly with many orchards, and its many thatched half-timber farms are a typical feature of the area.
Funen is connected to Zealand via the Great Belt Bridge and to Jutland via the Little Belt Bridge. And in the South Funen Archipelago, small and large ferries as well as bridges connect the area with the outside world.
Along the Great Belt coast, on North and South Funen and in the southern Little Belt area, there are good, sandy beaches and calm water where you can swim. In the Little Belt, the current can be strong, so remember to follow local instructions. And in the South Funen Archipelago there are some lovely opportunities for swimming and, since nowhere is very far away, you won´t find it hard to find a good, sheltered beach.
On Funen, you will also find Denmark's third largest city Odense, where the world-famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen grew up. In the old part of town in Odense, you can see what Odense looked like during Hans Christian Andersen's time, and visit the writer´s childhood home. Approx. a 40 minute drive south of Odense you will find Funen's main attraction Egeskov Castle, which was voted Denmark's most attractive castle in the autumn of 2017 by DanCenter's holidaymakers. You can also visit Egeskov´s Veteran Car Museum, take a stroll through the castle's many beautiful gardens or try your hand at "Tree Top Walking" at tree top height!
Other great attractions on Funen include:
• Odense Zoo
• Valdemar Castle
• The Funen Village
• Denmark's Railway Museum in Odense
• The Archipelago Trail
South of Funen, you will find the islands of Langeland and Ærø, which form part of the Funen Archipelago. You can reach Langeland either by ferry or via The Langeland Bridge, but Ærø can only be reached by ferry.
If you rent a holiday home with DanCenter, you get a discount on many of Denmark's most popular attractions - you can save as much as
as 25% on the entrance fee. Here you can see the attractions on which you get a discount, when you spend your holiday at a DanCenter holiday home.
At DanCenter Holiday Home Rentals, we have over 60 years of experience renting out holiday homes. Here on this page, you will find more than 300 beautiful holiday homes on Funen - so whether you are looking for a classic cottage, a luxury property or a holiday home with sea view, you´ll find something whatever your taste at DanCenter.
On Funen there are many popular holiday home areas where you can rent a holiday home for your holiday through DanCenter. Rent, for example, a cottage on North Funen or on South Funen or in the South Funen Archipelago .
Shortly after booking holiday accommodation through DanCenter you will receive your booking confirmation. This confirmation constitutes your rental agreement containing all necessary information. On the first page you will find information about the addresses of your holiday home and the key pick up place, as well as a directions on how to find the house. On the following pages you will find the invoice for the stay you have booked complete with transfer order/inpayment form, stating the due dates.
On arrival at the key pick up point, you will be asked to present your rental agreement whereupon you will be handed your key as well as an electricity-envelope on which the meter readings of all consumption dependant expenses (electricity, heating, water, etc.) are to be noted upon arrival as well as departure.
Arrival can take place from 4 p.m. on the day the rental period commences.
If you can not reach your destination until eg. late evening, our local offices will be closed. Therefore please contact us in time to make arrangements with regards to the key and the deposit. The contact information of the local office can be found on your rental agreement or under the menu Kontakt on dancenter.dk
All holiday homes are equipped with all kitchen utensils, duvets and pillows necessary for the maximum amount of persons, which the house can room. Bed linen, dish cloths, table cloths etc. can be rented at the local office or online, if you prefer not to bring these items yourselves.
When you book a baby cot, please note that we can not guarantee space for the cot in the master bedroom. If the house description say there is a cot in the house and you only need one, booking is unnecessary.
You can also book delivery of the extras you rent. This way you do not need to drive several times between the holiday home and local office.
Please note that in high season, extras might be sold out. Therefore we recommend you to always book extras and final cleaning when booking your holiday home.