This is a story that my fingers should have typed away years ago, yet for some reason it never happened, until now, that is. The typing inspiration came from a Danish food show that was filmed on the location (for Danish speaking food lovers it is a quite interesting DR show).
And now ahoy… We need to board a small ferry and do some sailing down the memory lane to reach the destination. Welcome aboard Hven ferry!
It is about our adventures in Hven, a tiny island, born Danish, bred Swedish. Squeezed in between Denmark and Sweden, in Øresund, this 300+ inhabitant island becomes a big tourist attraction for the Scandinavians, in the summer. Highlighting the word denoting the season is very important, as we have learned. Only 3 weeks into the autumn, the island was totally deserted, and without exaggeration we could have been the only visitors crazy enough to venture out there after the official travel season has ended.
Of course, if you don’t mind chasing the entire island in search of little food to fill your hunger, and end up finding the only restaurant still open with bumped up prices for a buffet choice, then autumn is a good time to visit. You have the island all to yourself, not counting the friendly islanders, who call Hven their home.
Photos © Andreas Eriksen & Ani Movsisyan