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Mini guide to Fanø


Birgit Bech Jensen


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6 things to do and see at Fanø.

  • Humorous beers

    Fanø Bryghus has been brewing tasty hop-based beers according to the American craft beer tradition since 2009, with a little added humour, creative names and specially-designed labels. The products are sold a number of places in Denmark, but taste best in the sunshine on the brewery's own terrace.

    Fanø Bryghus
  • Famous salmon

    Fanø Laks produces cold-smoked salmon using old-fashioned methods. All the salmon is sorted, sliced, trimmed and salted by hand. The slices are then hung in a cold place for 24 hours before being smoked using cool North Sea air in a special smoking chamber. The process takes 3½ days, and ensures the meat achieves the texture and quality that have made Fanø Laks famous throughout Europe.

    Fanø laks
  • Home-made quality

    Slagter Christiansen has been selling high-quality products since 1994, based on the best ingredients and traditional craftsmanship. He is best known for his 'Fanø Skinke', a ham regarded by foodies as the Danish answer to Spanish Jamón Ibérico.

    Slagter Christiansen
  • Local specialities

    Rudbecks is the place for the taste of the Wadden Sea and south-western Jutland. This combined delicatessen and café serves baguette sandwiches, tapas, burgers and other specialities, along with other delicacies such as cheeses, hams, salmon and ham to take home, all produced on the premises or locally.

  • Music, food and people

    Fanø Vesterland is an event at which music, food and people achieve complete harmony. The food stalls feature local suppliers, organic food, high-quality and sustainability, whilst the stages play host to new and established entertainers.

    Fanø Vesterland
  • Knitting Festival

    This major, international knitting festival is held on Fanø every year. During the event, the island buzzes with life as happy people invade to take part in the festival, and to experience something of the delights of Fanø itself. Up to 15,000 people attend the knitting festival.