The ferry departs Bøjden or Fynshav every second hour – on the hour. However, in the daytime during the summer, two ferries operate the Bøjden-Fynshav route with hourly departures. The Bøjden-Fynshav route was operated by Scandlines a few years ago, and the photo above is from the Scandlines days.
The Bøjden-Fynshav connection is part of Highway 8 from Nyborg on Funen to Tønder in the south western corner of Jutland. Highway 8 is mostly a two lane highway, but a very scenic one. Especially the part across the south of Funen contains plenty of scenic beauty crossing though woods and passing close by several big manor houses and the very popular and famous Egeskov Castle. Expect about one hour of driving time when driving from Nyborg to Bøjden on Highway 8.
Fynshav is filled with nature, and is a paradise for nature lovers, and the land here is dominated by hills and forests. The climate on the island is mild and this caused the growth of exotic plants, not found anywhere else in Denmark.
A 165 km long coast is surrounding the island, and therefore a beach is always to be found. On Als you can bath or surf and those up for some fishing will find joy in the pleasant ports and peaceful bays.
Surrounding the island is several shipwrecks, which can be dived to. If you don’t wish to dive yourself, you can watch the divers on a TV as they go down to the shipwrecks.
Høruphav is located 16 km from Fynshav and is a little pleasant fishing town, and here you can enjoy the different impressions or take a wander out to the nature area of Trillen, from where a sight tower can be used to watch the birdlife in the area.
The Danish Glass Art in Høruphav is worth a visit. Experience the shop and the workshop, were only sand, soda, calk and approved colouring is used. Danish Glass Art is the only glassblowing in North Europe, who work in stone in solid, handmade glass.
In the city of Sønderborg, 16 km from Fynshav, you will find a beautiful seafront, historical buildings, good shopping opportunities, and a castle, from where you can admire collections from the ancient time up till the present. In Danfoss Museum you can experience a industrial adventure from the present and the future.