Store Okseø

Sønderjylland  >  Denmark

The island of Store Okseø is located, together with Lille Okseø, in Flensburg Fjord about 800 meters from the coast by Sønderhav.

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Most recent update 7 January 2023
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Store Okseø is a small island of eight hectares. It has a one km long footpath around the island. In the past several families have lived on the island, but today all houses and buildings have been removed and nature has been given space. Greater Scaup, Common Redshank and Red-breasted Merganser are nesting on the island so try to avoid disturbing them during the breeding season from 1 April to 15 July.



Occasionally there is a ferry across but you will have to check with the local tourist agency. See links below. On the island follow the paths or the beach, around the island on foot. The higher part of the island is connected by stairs to the lower part of the island. The walk is approx. 1 km. At high tide, the beach can be partially flooded. Stay away from the edge of the cliff there is danger of a landslide.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach , Sea , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Forest


Hilly , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season


Best time to visit



Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Boat

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The smaller island, Lille Okseø is privately owned. You can walk around it on the beach, but other than that it is not permitted to explore.


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