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Fænø seen from Funen
Fænø is located in Denmark
Location Little Belt
Area 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Region South Denmark Region
Municipality Middelfart Municipality
Population 2 (2010)
Pop. density 0.51 /km2 (1.32 /sq mi)

Fænø is a small Danish island in the Little Belt off the west coast of Funen in Middelfart Municipality. With an area of 3.9 km2, as of 1 January 2010 it has a population of just 2.[1] Reaching a height of 39 metres above sea level at its highest point, the island is privately owned. Fænøgård which used to be the island's farm has now been completely rebuilt in an architecturally modern style. It caters for private parties and has residential facilities. The island is separated from Funen by the 500-meter-wide Fænø Sund and can be reached by private ferry.[2][3]


Built in the middle of the 18th century, Fænøgård used to be the island's farmhouse. However, in 2000, Flemming Skouboe, former owner of LM Glasfiber, a Danish windmill firm, purchased the island. He replanted the estate with 700,000 trees and bushes, and put up a modern, three-winged red-brick building designed by schmidt hammer lassen, one of Denmark's leading architectural firms. Completed in 2005, it houses works by many of Denmark's most famous artists including Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby, P.S. Krøyer, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Christian Lemmerz and Michael Kvium. In addition to the modern manor house, there are also four separate buildings to accommodate guests. The facilities can be used by private groups whether for banquets, hunting parties or to experience the island's natural beauty.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Danmarks Statistik." Retrieved 19 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Fænø", Den store Danske, (Danish) Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Fænøgård", Fænø Gods. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  4. ^ Jeppe Bangsgaard, "Forførende Fænø", Business.dk from Berlingste Tidende, 18 September 2009. (Danish) Retrieved 21 June 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hjort Per, Als Roald, Wiklund Bert: Fænø, Frederiksværk: Cervus, 2004, 192 pp. (Danish)
  • Fetersen Åge; Fænø, Middelfart: Udgivelsesselskabet i MiddeIfart, 1970, 91 pp. (Danish)

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Coordinates: 55°29′18″N 9°41′37″E / 55.48833°N 9.69361°E / 55.48833; 9.69361