Nine years ago, childhood memories of family sailing trips across the South Fyn Archipelago brought Nina Brandt Jacobsen from Copenhagen to Fyn – back to the compelling scenery, which has become a big part of her work in the field of outdoor tourism.
What makes hiking on The Archipelago Trail special?
- It’s really something to go hiking in a flooded ice-age landscape, which the archipelago is. It is a unique place, even on a European scale. It’s easy to find peace of mind here, even though you are moving through a quite densely populated area. You are walking close to the sea, through open fields and thick forests – an amazing variety of landscapes and impressions.
As opposed to many other popular hiking paths, The Archipelago Trail is not overcrowded. With a total distance of 220 km, there is room enough for everyone to reach that state of calm, which so many people seek out when they go hiking in stunning natural surroundings.
Another characteristic trait of The Archipelago Trail is that it encourages you to visit many of the archipelago islands. Furthermore, and unlike many other Danish hiking trails, there aren’t many asphalt sections. The type of surface that you walk on affects your knees, and your body in general. So in that way, the Archipelago Trail is a rather gentle trail to walk, even though its slogan is ”tough but charming” – and the trail is physically demanding.