Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Wyk, North Frisian Islands, Germany your home away from home
Wyk is the main town on the island of Fohr in the North Sea. It is a popular summer resort and scenic getaway with farms, fisheries and oyster beds. Many holiday rentals in Wyk have a certain Danish influence as the island belonged to the Danish Duchy of Schleswig until 1864.
Things to Do in Wyk, North Frisian Islands
Wyk and the Island of Fohr offer a wonderful escape from bustling city life with plenty to see and do. The beaches around Wyk holiday rentals offer surfing, swimming, fishing, sailing and various types of watersports. Families can enjoy making sandcastles, playing beach games or kite flying on breezy days. There are 18-hole golf courses on the islands which offer stunning sea and meadow views. The main town is surprisingly good for shopping with jewellers, boutiques and gift shops as well as local stores.
Places to Visit Around Wyk, North Frisian Islands
Boat trips to the neighbouring islands of Sylt, Pellworm and Amrum along with the islets of Halligen are the most popular places to visit. Sylt is home to many beautiful buildings such as the Altfriesisches Haus at Keitum. On Fohr, take a hike with a local guide through the Waddensea, a shallow water area between the islands. Visit the former duck-trapping site and the Stone Age grave at Wenningstedt. On the mainland, the old town of Schleswig has an interesting cathedral and the Gottorf Castle along with several museums telling the history of the area. Alternatively visit the Bay of Echernforde on the Baltic Sea coast and Arnis, Germany's smallest city, both about two hours drive from Wyk holiday rentals.
Weather in Wyk, North Frisian Islands
Holiday homes in Wyk, Fohr enjoy an oceanic climate. In summer there is plenty of sunshine, a few showers and average temperatures reaching 19°C (66°F). In the winter, temperatures generally remain above freezing during the day with some snowfall. The wettest months are from May through October with some showers at any time of year. Spring and autumn are beautiful times to visit this area with pleasant temperatures for enjoying outdoor pursuits.
Travel to Wyk, North Frisian Islands
The nearest major airport to Wyk holiday rentals is Hamburg-Fuhlsbuttel (HAM) Airport which is about 220 km away. This busy airport handles over 12 million passengers per year and is served by many international airlines including low-cost easyJet and Flybe from the UK. Allow about 3 hours to drive to your destination by hire car, along the A7 autobahn and the local ferry from Dagebull. Alternatively the smaller Lubeck/Hamburg (LBC) Airport is also within driving distance of holiday homes on the North Frisian Islands and is served by budget airlines Jet2, Ryanair and Wizz Air. Connecting flights can be booked to neighbouring Sylt (GWT) Airport with Air Hamburg or Sylt Air.