Vitsø Nor

Ærø  >  Denmark

Wetland with a large lake of approx. 52 hectares with natural meadows and some smaller lakes.

Added* by Maria Petersen
Most recent update 7 January 2023


Vitsø Nor is a fine example of the restoration of nature. A project that covers 112 hectares and aims to restore a lake of about 52 hectares with associated wet meadows and similar natural areas. The salt marshes, meadows, pastures and lakes in Vitsø Nor have a rich plant and wildlife. The uncultivated areas in Vitsø Nor are important breeding areas for waterfowl such as Little Grebe, Common Shelduck, Common Pochard and Greylag Goose , and for meadow birds such as Northern Lapwing, Ruff, Common Redshank, Snipe and Marsh Harrier.



The only way to the island of Ærø is by ferry. You can sail to Ærø from either Svendborg, Faaborg and Rudkøbing in southern Funen or from Fynshav in southern Jutland. If you do not want to bring your car, there are several places that offer bike rentals. For more info on bike rental and ferry tickets see the links below. The archipelago trail on Ærø passes through the area, which can be experienced on foot or by bike. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Reedbeds



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring


Unpaved road , Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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