RømøRømø is an island in Denmark
Most visitors to Rømø rent a cottage for one or two weeks. But it is also possible to stay in hotels or Bed & Breakfasts for a day or two. And if you are in South Jutland it is worth it to go to Rømø for a day trip.
The attraction of Rømø is the spectacular nature: the heather, the enormous beaches, the Wadden Sea.
Rømø is connected to mainland by a road running across a causeway.
phone: +45 73755303between Rømø and Sylt island. Departs 9 times a day in each direction in the high season.
Bus no 285 leaves from Skærbæk train station and stops at Lakolk, Nørre Tvismark (The Havnebyvej/Vesterhavsvej intersection), Kongsmark, and Havneby. It is also the school bus, so it runs 9 times a day on schooldays but only two or three times on weekends and school holidays. On schoolday the bus also stops in Toftum and Juvre.
By carIt is possible to drive on to the huge beaches at Lakolk and Sønderstrand, but keep an eye on the car while parked; the tide can come quickly.
By bikeRømø is a good size for bicycles and there are bicycle paths along the major roads (Havnebyvej and Vesterhavsvej).
phone: +45 88 93 50 40address: Nørre Frankel 1bBicycle rental.
On horsebackHorseback riding is very popular on Rømø. You can ride on all public roads, the beaches, and marked bridleways.
address: Juvrevej 60, ToftumMansion house (built 1770) of the Thaden family. Free WiFi.
address: Juvrevej 56Tiny old straw-roof school building.
phone: +45 74 75 52 57address: Havnebyvej 30Exhibitions on nature and the Wadded Sea. Tønnisgård arrange many organized tours and events in the region. It is a good place to start a vacation to get an idea about what is going on.
Rømø Mini Museumaddress: Havnebyvej 30Tells the history of the Rømø’s formation, from a sandbank to its present size.
phone: +45 74755231address: Havnebyvej 152Church from 1200. Notice the seven model ships and the hat hooks.
Whalebone fenceFence made of whalebones. Made in 1722 when wood was a scarce resource on Rømø.
address: Vestergade 31
phone: +45 73755151address: Lakolk Butikscenter 18Make your own candles
Rømø Fishing Lakephone: +45 24253945address: Vestervej 46Put and Take
Pick you own oystersYou can pick you own oysters north-east of Havneby. The oysters are there all year. But they are safe to eat in months with a name with an "R". Bring rubber boots.
Seal Safari4-hour guided boat tour watching seals, harbour porpoises, and birds.
phone: +45 74756880address: Vråbyvej 9, HavnebyHorse riding in the woods or on the beach
Bunker toursVisit the World War II bunkers on Rømø. Guided tours in German and Danish. It starts by a presentation in Tønnisgård when you drive or cycle in your own vehicle to the first bunker. You visit four bunkers. The two last ones are a bit challenging. You have to climb ladders and move in narrow shafts. Bring a good flashlight (they have a few extra for people who did not bring a flashlight) and shoes that can take some water.
Nationalpark Bussen5-hour bus tour visiting sights in the Wadden Sea (departs from Tønder on Tuesdays).
Kirkeby Plantage HundeskovIf you brought a dog, take it to Kirkeby Dog Park where is can roam without a leash. Oct-Mar dog can also run free on the beaches. There are also dog parks at Lakolk and Vråby.
Lakolk BeachKitesurfing and windsurfing at the north end (go right then you get on to the beach).
SønderstrandThe south beach is the place for beach sailing (blokarts and kitebuggies). But also interesting to explore on foot.
Military area at Juvre SandThis 20 km² area is used for training air to ground attacks. You are allowed to watch the activities from the observation platform. Watch out for the laser lights.
Havsand LåSwim in this natural swimming pool which is filled at every high tide. The water is warmer than at the beach.
Rømø Købmandenaddress: Havnebyvej 25
address: Havnebyvej 214
phone: +45 29907516address: Prilen 2Butcher and delicatessen. Very helpful. Try the local lamb.
Dagli BrugsenThe largest grocery shop on Rømø.
Local specialties include the Wadden Sea lamb,which you can see grazing along the causeway to Rømø, and seafood, for example the small brown shrimps and the Wadden Sea oysters.
If you have access to a kitchen or a barbecue you can make a great local fresh meal with vegetables and eggs from one of the honor box produce stands, fish from the shop in Havneby or lamb from the butcher.
phone: +45 74755122address: Havnebyvej 201Steaks and fish. Has a huge buffet.
phone: +45 74757535address: SKansen 3, HavnebySolid Danish food. Good seafood.
phone: +45 74755066address: Nordre Havnevej 1Popular seafood restaurant.
Otto & Ani's Fiskphone: +45 74755306address: Havnepladsen 6Very informal place with excellent fresh fish. The luxury seafood platter.
Ristorante Europaphone: +45 74757460address: Vestergade 2, HavnebyPizzas and pasta. Eat at tables inside and outside.
phone: +45 72752111address: Hattesvej 17, TvismarkVery cosy cafe and antique shop. Big selection of cakes. Free Wifi.
phone: +45 74755136address: Frankel 5Very traditional danish food.
You can have a drink at most restaurants and cafes. Havneby Kro has a good bar. On a nice day Hattesgaard is the place to enjoy a drink outside at one of the outside terraces.
phone: +45 7475 5368address: Lakolk Butikscenter 6A cafe on the west of the island which claims to have the best ice creams on Rømø.
Most visitors to Rømø rent a cottage for a week or two. But there are also good options for staying a few days.
phone: +45 74755188address: Lyngvejen 7
phone: +45 74755145address: Lakolk 150Great location, you can walk right through the dunes to the wide beach. Also have 4-person family apartments with a small kitchen.
phone: +45 74 755 122address: Havnebyvej 201
address: Havnebyvej 201
phone: +45 7199 4333address: Havnebyvej 119Bed and Breakfast. Free WiFi.
phone: +45 74755401address: Småfolksvej 10Motel-style apartments in a half-circle, with a lake completing the circle.
phone: +45 7475 5130address: Nr. Frankel 1 - DK-6792 - RømøExperience Rømø by renting one of the many popular summer houses.
Tourist InformationFree Wifi and helpful information
- Hattesgaard is a great place to connect to the free WiFi while having a coffee or a beer.
TønnisgårdHas free Wi-Fi.
Rømø is generally safe, just watch out for the tide.
Open fire is not allowed anywhere on the island because of the fire hazard. Barbecuing is OK.
On the north end Juvre Sand is used for military exercises. When in use a signal ball is raised.
Ribeis a charming town 30 km north of the Rømø causeway.
SyltTake the ferry to Sylt. A daypass is cheaper than a return ticket. If you go by car you can take the ferry to Sylt, then use the car-train from Sylt to Niebüll on mainland Germany and drive back to Rømø.
HøjerSee the dike, the windmill, and buy some of the famous Højer sausages.
TønderTowards the German border. Old charming city with narrow streets.
SkærbækThe nearest town in mainland Jutland. It has several supermarkets, a pharmacy. Skærbæk Holiday Centre (bowling, fitness, laundry, restaurants) is located there.
Rudbøl Border crossingRudbøl is the closest border crossing. It it a beautiful tour if you go by the small road through Ballum and Højer. The actual border crossing is tiny and picturesque. And you can stock up on cheap drinks and snacks at one of the shops just south of the border.