The Mountains on Fanø


Mountain climbing on Fanø? That sounds like a joke and maybe it is. But we have made a trail called The Big Five. The five big mountains are Kikkebjerg, Pælebjerg, Klingebjerg, Annedalsbjerg of Mosedalsbjerg. The trail is made as a geocaching trail, and you can find it on Once you have conquered the five mountains, you have the possibility of getting a certificate at Fanø Tourist Office, Skolevej 5-7 in Nordby, which states that you are an official Fanø mountain climber. Even if you are not into geocaching you can still earn your certificate; just take a photo of yourself and your family on the top of the mountains. It is a fun treasure hunt for children and adults that will lead you to places not normally discovered.


The mountains on Fanø are in reality dunes which have been created by sand and wind through hundreds of years. The oldest dunes on Fanø, ie. Annesdals Bjerg and Klingebjerg, are on the east coast whereto they wandered during the Small Ice Age in the 1500’s and the 1600’s. The farther towards west we go, the younger the dunes are. On the beach between Fanø Bad and Rindby Strand, you can see a new generation of dunes being created.




The mountain west of Nordby, where the people from Nordby could look out for homecoming ships entering the strait of Grådyb.




The mountain on the eastcoast of Fanø with a wonderful view of Nordby and the town of Esbjerg on the mainland. 




The mountain of the middle of the forest on Fanø (Fanø Klitplantage), close to Albue Duck Decoy and some exciting hiking trails.



The highest mountain on Fanø with a fanstic view of the beach and the Sea.



The mountain on the southern tip of the island, overlooking both the beach, the seal bank and the village of Sønderho.


The Big Five

A fascinating tour on Fanø

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