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All you need to know to plan the perfect holiday

We have gathered a wide range of practical information that may give you answers to the questions you may encounter during the planning of your holiday and during your holiday on Langeland.

 

Langeland A-Z

Emergency - 112:

112 is Denmark’s emergency number for life-threatening emergencies. Call (+45) 112 to access police, ambulance and fire brigade services.   
 

Police - 114:
For police, when it’s not an emergency, call (+45) 114. You can also find contact information on the Danish Police’s website.  
 

Doctor - 70 11 07 07:
In case of injuries or sudden illness, call (+45)  70 11 07 07 to speak to a nurse or doctor, or to go to a hospital emergency department.  

Note: When calling the emergency numbers, remember to speak slowly and distinctly as well as state your telephone number and the address.  


Hospital emergency departments: 

OUH, Svendborg Sygehus, Valdemarsgade 53, 5700 Svendborg

Sundhedshus Langeland, Havnegade 118, 5900 Rudkøbing

There are two pharmacies on Langeland - you can find them here

In Denmark, you can buy prescription drugs in pharmacies, called Apoteker. Some non-prescription medicines can also be bought at approved sales outlets, such as supermarkets.  

For 24-hour open pharmacies please see here.  

Via this link you can find a list on auto repair garages on Langeland.

Find informations about walks with easy access for disabled visitors at  both Rudkøbing Fredskov and South Langeland’s Gulstav Mose at naturstyrelsen.dk.

See also www.udinaturen.dk/ to find maps showing facilities and  good walking and cycling routes

Get an overview of where you can park your campervan overnight here: Campervan Sites Langeland.

Around 90% of all Danish camp sites that have a star rating offer facilities for campervans and the possibility of filling water tanks.

Some camp sites offer “Quickstop”, which means you can park your campervan cheaply if you arrive after 20.00 and leave the before 10.00 the next day.

Find dedicated campervan sites in Denmark at www.dk-camp.dk.

 

You can withdraw cash from bank ATMs in Denmark with Visa, Cirrus, Eurocard or MasterCard and you will be notified, before the withdrawal, of any charges you may incur. Most ATMs can be used 24/7. 

Se the ATMS and bank on Langeland here.

Find a list with camp sites and cottages on Langeland here

A campsite is awarded between one and five stars for quality and a site with three or more stars will be supervised around the clock. 

Here you can find an overview of electric car charging station Electric charging stations | Langeland (govisitlangeland.com) 

All anglers between 18 and 65 years of age must have a fishing licence to fish in Danish waters.
It’s easy to buy licences, issued either by day, week or season.
Licences can be bought from post offices, tourist offices and fishing shops in Denmark.

You can also buy and renew licences online.

Read more about angling in Denmark on the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark website. Fishing permits Fishing rights in most natural lakes and streams around Denmark are privately-owned and as well as your fishing licence, you will need a permit to fish in these waters.

At many places, a boat can be rented with fishing rights included. Your local tourist office will be able to provide you with fishing permits and price lists.


Where is it allowed to Fish:

It is free to fish by the sea and by the shores if you have a fishing license. But you may only fish in streams and lakes if you either have permission from the landowner, or have purchased a fishing license.

In addition to the fishing license, you must also have the mandatory fishing license - buy it here.
In many places, local angling associations have leased the right to fish in streams and lakes.
If so, there will usually be a sign stating that fishing is prohibited.

Two ferry routes depart from Rudkøbing: the ferry to the Island Ærøxpressen and the ferry to Strynø. 

From Spodsbjerg you can go to Tårs at Lolland with the Ferry Langelandslinjen

On accessdenmark.com you can check availability at Danish tourist attractions, accommodations and the like. 

Beaches with good accessibility 

Drejet, Spodsbjerg, Lohals Strand, Ristinge Strand and Emmerbølle Strand.

You can get medical treatment anywhere in the country by contacting a Danish National Health Service doctor, during consultation hours. If you are in urgent need of medical care outside office hours, you can contact an emergency doctor (Lægevagten). Once on the site, click where you are on the map of Denmark to find the telephone number of the emergency doctor in your area.  

Emergency medical care  

If you are covered by public health care in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you are entitled to emergency healthcare during your stay in Denmark. 

Doctor - 70 11 07 07:
In case of injuries or sudden illness, call (+45)  70 11 07 07 to speak to a nurse or doctor, or to go to a hospital emergency department.  

Note: When calling the emergency numbers, remember to speak slowly and distinctly as well as state your telephone number and the address.  


Hospital emergency departments: 

OUH, Svendborg Sygehus, Valdemarsgade 53, 5700 Svendborg

 

You can get medical treatment anywhere in the country by contacting a Danish National Health Service doctor, during consultation hours. If you are in urgent need of medical care outside office hours, you can contact an emergency doctor (Lægevagten). Once on the site, click where you are on the map of Denmark to find the telephone number of the emergency doctor in your area.  

Emergency medical care  

If you are covered by public health care in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you are entitled to emergency healthcare during your stay in Denmark. 

If you need emergency dental treatment, you can visit any dentist that is part of the Danish National Health Service. Your local tourist office can help you locate a local dentist in case of emergency. You can also call the Danish Dental Association, for help with finding local dentists and emergency dentists, on +45 99 44 08 09. 

Dentists on Langeland: 

Tandlægerne på torvet 

Torvet 2, 1. sal. th 5900 Rudkøbing +45 62 51 19 44  

Klinikhuset Klitgård 

www.klinikhuset-klitgaard.dk 

Havnegade 98 5900 Rudkøbing, +45 62 51 20 40 

Tandlæge Henning L. Fornitz 

Hovedgaden 3 5932 Humble, +45 62 57 10 20 

Useful number  

If you lose your luggage or other items during your stay, you can call Denmark’s National Police on their non-emergency help number: 114. They will help you contact a local lost property office in the area you are visiting.  

On route to Denmark  

If your luggage is lost on your way to Denmark, you will need to contact the carrier you used, via their website.  

On-board trains  

For items lost on Danish trains, contact DSB Customer Centre on +45 70 13 14 15.  

At the airport  

Copenhagen Airport’s website has a useful lost and found section, for items lost in the airport. 

Denmark is dotted with quaint marinas, over 350 in fact, so you are never far from a gateway to a holiday on water. From smaller atmospheric ports to large modern marinas in the bigger cities, there are marinas of all kinds all around the Danish coast. Many offer shower, toilet and electricity facilities.  

Prices for the use of marinas vary depending on the marina and size of your boat.   

Freeport Scheme  

If you are a member of a club that is connected to the Freeport Scheme, you can use other Freeport Scheme marinas free of charge. There are around 150 Danish Freeport marinas, as well as Swedish, Norwegian and German ports in the scheme. Find out more about the scheme from your sailing club. 

The parking rules can vary depending on the place and area. Here are some of the general parking rules:  

  • Parking and waiting in a car is generally permitted in the right side of the road, but prohibited on main roads and motorways.   

  • You may not park on roads with an unbroken white line down the middle, anywhere within 5 metres (16 feet) of a pedestrian/bicycle crossing or 10 metres (33 feet) from an intersection. You may also not park within 12 metres (40 feet) of a bus stop, where the curb is painted yellow.   

  • Parking restrictions with regards to certain times and days are written on signs at parking areas and areas where you may not park. Police may remove illegally-parked cars or hand out a fine on the spot.  

  • In Denmark, parking discs are required where time-limited parking is allowed, and most Danes set the ‘clock’ on the parking discs whenever they park as a precaution.  

  • Be sure to check whether you are parking in a ‘paid parking’-area. 

 

Here you find Langeland’s  tourist office.

Find a Taxi at Langeland

Licensed taxis are readily available all over Denmark. It’s possible to hail them on the street, if the taxi light on their roof is on. You can also pick one up at the many taxi ranks in cities and towns, or by booking one in advance. Booking a taxi in advance will be slightly more expensive than hailing one. Like to book a taxi in Denmark ahead of time? 

How it works  

Tipping is always included in the fare. If you have big luggage that needs to go on an outside rack, you will be charged extra. Most taxi drivers speak English and all will give you a receipt at the end of your ride. Drivers are required to display their licence number and rate cards. Payment can be made with cash or with credit card. 

Denmark has 240 Blue Flag beaches. The Blue Flag designation means they meet a number of high environmental standards. The Blue Flag is awarded by the international organisation FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) and a blue flag is a much sought-after designation. Check out this map of all the Blue Flag beaches in Denmark.  

Visiting Blue Flag beaches with your dog  

Denmark has always welcomed dogs on its beaches! The international Blue Flag organisation recommends that countries do not allow dogs onto Blue Flag beaches during peak summer months. However, Denmark allows dogs on all its beaches, all year round, as long as they are on a lead between 1st April and 30th September. From 1st April to 30th September, dogs can only swim free out in deeper water, as long as it is over the low-tide line, on non-Blue Flag beaches. Dogs are allowed to swim on Blue Flag beaches from 16th September to 31 May.  

Note: In April and from 16-30 September, dogs can only be let off the lead to swim on Blue Flag beaches over the low-tide line, as on all Danish beaches.  

The answer to all your questions

The butterfly has become a symbol of and tribute to the discoverer of electromagnetism and the city child H.C Ørsted.

Read more about the butterflies here.

Unfortunately - no princesses and princes. But Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig lives there with his family. The castle is not accessible as it is the family's private home. However, the castle can be rented for conferences.

If you come from Funen you can drive over the bridges, if you come from Lolland you need a ferry. Langelandslinjen
 

It is possible to run public transport with the company Fynbus. The bus runs on the main road from north to south.

Of course, on Langeland we always have good weather! But you can also check it here www.dmi.dk or at www.yr.no

In Denmark there is no free camping and this means that it is not allowed to spend the night on beaches and parking lots. But there are plenty of opportunities to spend the night in special motorhome pitches (if you drive one) and there are many beautiful shelters and nature camps for those who come by bike or on foot.

The island is 52 km and if you drive on the road there are approx. 60 km. At the widest point Langeland is 10 km wide and the island has an area of 284 km2. Langeland has 152 km of coastline.

It is always a good idea to ask the restaurant before bringing your four-legged friend. Some restaurants do not allow dogs, in respect of people with allergies.

Unfortunately no. For the sake of the horses, the dogs unfortunately have to stay home when you visit the area with the horses. However, it is possible to walk outside the fence with your dog. READ ABOUT THE AREA

In principle, dogs must always be on a leash in the wild. This is because the dog can be a stress factor for nature's wildlife and to the nuisance of other outdoor guests.
During the summer season, from April to September, dogs must be on a leash on the beach. During the winter months, from October to March, you may leave your dog loose on the beach, but only if it does not endanger other people.
On some beaches it is forbidden to bring dogs - always notice a local signage.

No, and you should not try either. The horses are wild, which means that the stallion and the driver will try to defend their flock. Keep a distance from the herd at 50 m. However, the horses are used to having people in the area.

This is one of the information that we do not disclose. The simple reason is,  that we are very fond of our sea eagles. The sea eagles want peace around their nests, and we think they should have that.

Further Questions?

Maybe you will find answers here, and if not, you can always call us on +45 20 130 250 or write to visit@langelandkommune.dk

We do not know everything - but we know a lot!