Svanninge Bakker og Bjerge

Fyn  >  Denmark

From the top of the Svanninge Mountains you can see large parts of the South Funen Archipelago. Locals call it the Funen Alps.

Added* by Maria Petersen
Most recent update 7 January 2023


The moraine landscape of Svanninge Bakker og Bjerge has emerged under the pressure of a glacier from the northeast during the last ice age. Giant ice blocks have left large depressions, making it one of the most distinctive landscapes in Denmark. The area provides very special conditions for flora and fauna, and this is reflected in rich and varied animal and plant life. Among the birds you can encounter are Red-necked Grebe, Little Grebe, Common Crane, Red-backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Blackcap, Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and Common Redstart.



Several parking lots are scattered around the area. Click on a P in the map for directions to the parking of your choice.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Autumn


Unpaved road , Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

There are several trails of varying length in the area and it is difficult to choose from. With a little luck there should be a free folder with a map at the informationboard. It's written in Danish, English and German. The suggested circular walking route on the map is about 10 km long.

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