Svendborg Habour

Ferries from Svendborg Harbour

Photo: Knud Mortensen

Svendborg Harbour offers an abundance of ways to experience the South Fyn Archipelago. See below for a list of the different ferry services and links to timetables and ticket prices, we recommend booking your tickets in advance.

M/S Helge

Hop on the vintage ferry ‘M/S Helge’ for a unique cruise on the waters of Svendborgsund and experience South Fyn from the sea. The ferry stops a number of times along the way, allowing you to jump on and off. Several of the stops are close to great beaches and ice-cream shops.

‘M/S Helge’ departs from Svendborg and stops at Vindebyøre, Christiansminde, Troense, and Grasten before going back to Svendborg.



’Hjortøboen’ operates the ferry service between Svendborg and Hjortø. During the 1-hour trip, the ferry makes its way through the stunning Svendborgsund and go past Skarø before entering Hjortø’s small harbour. The ferry has room for one car and a maximum of 12 passengers. Outside the school summer break, you must book your place on the ferry in advance.

M/F Højestene

With ’M/F Højestene’, you can go to Drejø and Skarø. Discover the islands’ unique atmosphere, their peace and quiet, stunning scenery, interesting animal life and fresh sea air. Grab a cup of coffee with the locals at either the grocery store, the café or the museum. Try the organic specialties, including the locally produced ice-cream from Skarø, and visit the many quirky shops selling unique artisanal items – and return home with a piece of island life.


’Ærøfærgerne’ operates three routes to Ærø: Svendborg – Ærøskøbing, Søby – Fynshav, and Søby – Faaborg. For all three ferries, the following applies:

  • We highly recommend that you make a reservation if you are traveling by car.
  • You must make a reservation if you are part of a group of 6 or more people. This applies to walking passengers as well as passengers traveling by car or bike.
  • If you have made a reservation, you have to be present at the harbour at least 10 minutes before departure. Otherwise, your booking is void.
  • Cars without a reservation as well as walking passengers have to be present at the harbour at least 5 minutes before departure.

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