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Helnæs is an island on southwestern Funen with beautiful and varied, both flat and hilly nature.

Added* by Maria Petersen
Most recent update 7 January 2023


Helnæs is an island on the southwestern coast of Funen connected to the Funen mainland by a dam. On Helnæs you can find the enormous meadowland of Maden, west of the town of Helnæs. Almost 300 hectares of meadows and fields lie behind the beach ridges along the Little Belt. The flat land at Helnæs Made stands in stark contrast to Bobakkernes hilly green terrain. At Maden you can make a nice walk along a marked route of about three kilometers. Among the birds you can see in the area are Barnacle Goose, Common Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Grey Partridge, Little Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Avocet, European Golden Plover, Northern Lapwing, Eurasian Curlew, Snipe, Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting and Skylark.



Small parking lot on the left just as you come across the dam. Another small one at the end of Overdrevet, and a third large one on the beach if you continue along the gravel road at the end of Overdrevet. Click on a P in the map to get directions to the P of your choice.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Mud flats , Beach , Lake , Sea


Hilly , Dry , Open landscape , High water possible , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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