The Islands by Bike
Lolland’s northern coastline borders the waters of Småland, with its many islands. The coast, the islands and the water are the setting for extraordinarily beautiful natural scenery.
The bicycle route The Islands by Bike takes you along the north coast of Lolland, between Bandholm and Kragenæs, and over the three largest islands in the waters called Smålandsfarvandet; Femø, Fejø and Askø. From Kragenæs there is a ferry connection to Femø and Fejø, and there is a small ferry from Bandholm to Askø.
In addition to the beautiful scenery, you will discover that the three islands are peaceful and idyllic. Relaxation is guaranteed, as the hustle and bustle of everyday life is left behind.
The mild island climate provides perfect conditions for producing apples, apple juice and cider. The islands are particularly beautiful in the springtime, when all the fruit trees are blossoming.
Askø is the smallest of the three islands, with no point on the island higher than four metres above sea level.
Femø is the most hilly island, and its winding roads and paths are best explored by bike, or on foot.
Fejø, the largest of the three islands, is without a doubt Denmark’s number one fruit island.
Accommodation is available on all three islands, making it convenient to split the route up over several days.
The bicycle route is signposted with blue signs - you just need to follow the ferry symbols: ”færgen”.
Along the bicycle route, you will also encounter signs with symbols and numbers from other routes; The Monk Road (89), Naturlandet Rundt (N), The Lollandian Alps (mountains) and Bicycle Safari (rhinoceros).
We recommend following the route in the direction that follows the numbers on the map. The entire length of the bicycle route is signposted in this direction.
Refreshments available on all three islands as well as Kragenæs and Bandholm.
You can start the bicycle route at Kragenæs or Bandholm Harbour. You can get to and from the harbours with a bus. Your bicycle can be brought on the bus. Naturlandet recommends Rejseplanen for bus and train schedules.
Alternatively, start your tour by riding from Maribo to Bandholm following the Bicycle Safari route.
Experiences and attractions
- Kragenæs Harbour: Idyllic marina and campground on the shores of the waters of Småland, with regular ferry connections to Femø and Fejø. Close to Dodekalitten and the hills of Ravnsby Bakker. Check the bicycle route The Lollandian Alps if you want to explore this beautiful landscape.
- Femø: 50 minutes with the ferry from Kragenæs. Femø is best known for its annual women’s camp, and for the Femø Jazz Festival. Femø has a small museum and plenty of other points of interest as well as beautiful scenery. See how many of the characteristic green benches you can find on your way around the island.
- Fejø: Just 15 minutes away with the ferry from Kragenæs, Fejø has one of Denmark’s oldest island churches, as well as Fejø Mill, Sletteren Strand beach and the island of Skalø, which is connected to Fejø with a small dam wall.
- Blans Harbour: A lovely little harbour, one of the smallest on Lolland’s northern coast. The harbour is beautifully placed in a bay surrounded by nature.
- Bandholm Harbour: The largest harbour on Lolland’s northern coast, it is an industrial and ferry harbour as well as a marina. There is a regular ferry connection to Askø. Bandholm Harbour also has a swimming beach, harbour bath and a promenade on the pier from which you can see irresistible sunsets.
- Askø: 25 minutes by ferry from Bandholm. Enjoy your picnic on Østerhoved or Lilleø. Visit the museum, the church and the Askø Krukkeri pottery shop. Meet the local island dwellers at the grocery store.
The files contain the route's GPS data, and can be used to transfer the route to your Garmin watch and other apps. Remember you can find the route digitally in the Naturlandet Lolland-Falster app without needing the gpx files.