"Denmark off the beaten track" Skarø by cachaseiro

Skarø Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 21 photos

Skarø is a tiny little island in southern Denmark where you have less than 50 people living there permanently.
It's a very idyllic little place that is still like Denmark was a few decades ago in many ways.
I have relatives living there so i go to visit frequently.
It´s an extremely calm little place where you can experience Denmark with small farm houses, see various animals grasing on the fields and go down the little grocery store and buy a beer and sit on the stairs and drink it with the locals.

skarø festival

Every year in july they have a festival with a few live bands and other entertainment.
It's a very family orientated festival and it's an ideal way to spend a summer weekend for people with small kids.

As you can see i'm quite happy there too, even if it was rainy and muddy when this photo was taken.

Interesting locals.

15 years ago Skarø was close to closing down as a soceity because the young people were leaving the island and they almost only had retired people left there.
At one point the number of inhabitants was down to just 18 (it´s 34 as i am writing now).
But recent years has seen a few young and a few very active people moving to Skarø and these days it´s a suprisingly vibrant little island where they have a music festival, a production of ice cream, a couple of cafes and it is a very livable little island in my opinion.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Denmark when Denmark is really charming.
  • Cons:Some people might find it very small.
  • In a nutshell:One of my favorite holiday spots.
  • Intro Updated Jun 19, 2011
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2011 at 3:25 AM

    wow what a really fun way to share beers and enjoy a weekend!and along with finding out my great grandmother was Danish seeing your page and trip here Im sure its the viking in me that stirring...can I join the hot viking woman club?!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    looks like a lovely place, I passed by that area in May on my way to Tranekaer Slot!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2011 at 2:31 AM

    What fun! :o) I am enjoying a rummage around vt of the small and unique places....and this one is up there with them! Do you think you can make it to Paris in September matey?... xx

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2010 at 1:26 AM

    Skarø festival looks like great fun stuff! Anyway, love Denmark, that beautiful piece of land! Thanks for stopping by my HP.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    MAy your Birthday be celebrated with loads and loads of shagging.

  • Museeuw's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2007 at 9:57 AM

    That looks like a sweet festival!

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2007 at 12:23 AM

    Ah beer in hand even if it's raining who cares! hahaha. Sounds like a wonderful festival. :-)


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