In the past you had many half timbered houses with thatched roofs in Denmark, but they are becoming less and less common as they are expensive to keep and insure.
But on Skarø you still have quite a few of these houses and they are really pretty and makes the island a lot nicer i think.
This is really classical Denmark as it was when our grandparents were young.
Once a year (in mid july) they have the annual music festival at Skarø-
The music is mixed and you get folk, rock, blues and various other things.
The bands are mostly danish and the whole thing is a typical danish way to spend a summerweekend with the family.
To get to Skarø by public transport, you need to take the ferry from Svendborg.
It's a 30 minute ride and the ferry leaves a few times a day.
It's a car ferry so you can bring your car if you like.
Not that the island is so big that you need a car though.
Despite only having 34 inhabitants Skarø has a well equipped little grocery store that sells food drinks and other general things.
Their selection is pretty good in my opinion and i love that they mostly have micro brew beers in the fridge.
thumbs up for that.
What to buy: Food drink and general goods.
What to pay: You will pay a little more compared to on the mainland cause everything has to be transported by ferry to the island, but i stronly recommend that you buy a little there to support the local economy so that they can keep having the shop on the island.
Skarø has a tiny little factory that produces organic ice cream of very high quality and you can buy it from their own little cafe if you are on Skarø.
the quality of the ice cream is actually so good that Singapore Airlines recently asked them to do an ice cream with Singapore Sling taste for their flights between Copenhagen and Singapore, so that is another flavour that has now been added to "Skarø Is".
If you are on the island then don´t miss out on it.
this is a unique and nice little thing on this island.
Skarø has an enourmos amount of birdhouses where they can nest and breed.
That does give an extra charm to the island and helps the local bird population to prosper.
They are found in several trees and even as a "birdhouse skyscraper" as seen on this photo.