Fanø - a paradise for seals

There are seals in the sea at Fanø all year round. They lie and sunbathe on the sandbanks or play in the water. It is one of the things that you must experience on your Fanø holiday.

See and experience them up close in their natural surroundings at the large seal bank southwest of Sønderho.

It takes less than half an hour to walk out to the seal bank at low tide, but you can also be lucky enough to see them already in the harbor in Nordby.

There are many seals in the Wadden Sea around Fanø. It is estimated that there are around 3,000 spotted seals here, which are the most common species.

But the gray seal is also making great progress. The seal is protected from hunting, and therefore it is getting used to the fact that an encounter with humans does not have to be dangerous.


The seals are very curious animals, so you may be lucky to get close to them. Suddenly their heads emerge from the water in the channel close to where we are standing - they are as interested in us as we are in them.

From the end of spring, the seals really start to arrive on the banks - the females have to give birth to their young on the banks during the months of June and July.

A newborn seal weighs about 10 kg. The young can only nurse when the seals are on the banks. Therefore, it is important not to chase the seals in the water, whether you arrive by plane, boat or on foot.

The seals on Fanø can be experienced on a seal safari on foot to Galgerev together with one of our guides.