The islands of Langeland and Taasinge can be found between the main Danish islands of Sjaelland and Fyn, within the stretch of water known as the Store Baelt. Both islands are popular tourist destinations amongst national and international tourists alike, drawn by their culture and individual character, which is reflected in each island’s historic buildings and landmarks. Visitors from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Langeland-Taasinge will find that there is a great choice of holiday accommodation suitable for self catering purposes on both islands, mainly in the form of apartments, chalets and traditional Danish cottages.
It will come as no surprise to visitors that due to the geography of the islands, both Langeland and Taasinge are especially popular amongst water sports enthusiasts. The mainly sheltered waters which surround both islands are especially well suited to canoeing, kayaking and cruising in powerboats and yachts. Angling and scuba diving can also be enjoyed here. The predominately flat landscape of both islands means that they can easily be explored by bicycle, one of Denmark’s most favoured modes of transport.
There are plenty of interesting places to visit on both Langeland and Taasinge. With a total area of over 120 square miles, Langeland is by far the largest island. Here tourists may explore the historic town of Rudkobing, which was the birthplace of Hans Christian Orsted, the famous physicist, and his brother Anders Sandoe Ortsed, a former Danish Prime Minister. Here visitors spending their holidays in Langeland-Taasinge can marvel at popular attractions such as Bagenkop Church and Rudkobing Windmill, or to pick up some arts and crafts bargains in the town’s historic marketplace. Taasinge, with an area of just under 27 square miles, is easy to explore on foot or bicycle. Here most tourists will head to the island’s best known landmark, Valdemars Castle.
The weather in Langeland-Taasinge tends be mild in the summer, with temperatures peaking in the early-twenties degrees Celsius. Holidays in Langeland-Taasinge can however be much colder in the winter, when temperatures average around 3 degrees Celsius, although often dropping below zero. This central region of Denmark receives an annual rainfall of around 24 inches, much of which will fall as snow in the mid-winter months.
Travellers from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Langeland-Taasinge will generally first fly to Copenhagen Airport (CPH), with British Airways, BMI or Easyjet. They will then find that Denmark boasts an excellent public transport system, with connections to most islands and towns.