Endelave Active Island (Aktiv Ø)
The island of Endelave offers many sports activities to both visitors and permanent residents during the summer and autumn holidays. All activities are led by volunteers and are free of charge.
Each year, Endelave draws up a list of activities that can make inhabitants, guests and tourists get on their feet and get their heart rates up.
In the name of Aktiv Ø, Endelave Idrætsforening (sports club), along with many volunteers, offers great vacation weeks packed with fun, amazing and even peculiar activities. Try for example the KANINO or the Mini-KANINO.
The KANINO – hike with a view
Endelave has a lot to offer, and most opportunities are found out in the open in the beautiful landscapes of the island. Many people have come to Endelave to hike, and it was obvious to name the hiking route around the island after the many wild rabbits that live on the island (KANINO is a contraction of the Danish word for rabbit, kanin, and the legendary pilgrimage, the Camino).
On Endelave you can find both the “Mini-Kanino” of 12 kilometres, and the much longer route of 20 kilometres that take you all the way around the island. You walk along the coastline most of the way around the island. Here you can experience flat and shallow salt meadows, Øvre, which is comparable to Denmark’s northern tip, Grenen – and Klinten that resembles the archipelago of southern Funen.
During the hike, you have a great view of Jutland, Funen, Æbelø, Samsø, Tunø and even Zealand in the right weather conditions.
You can also discover the flourishing bird life, roe deer, pheasants, wild rabbits and seals lingering at the shoreline.
Aktiv Ø and Endelave Idrætsforening also organise cross fit, football school and sailing school. Furthermore, you can play golf at the world’s only (probably) 5-hole-golf course. The course can be found on the private lot of one of the island’s farmers. He also serves as the gatekeeper during high season.
The multitude of activities is good for the whole island in many ways. Concurrently, some of the local business owners organise their own exciting schedule of events and activities. There is something for everyone on Endelave, and if you want to stay for more than just one day, then there are several good accommodation and eatery options.