Aero, a smallish island (about 18 miles long and 5 miles across at its widest point) between Denmark and Germany, is located in the banana belt of the region with mild winters and the greatest number of sunny days in Denmark, which may be like saying the greatest number of rainy days in Arizona. As such it’s the vacationing hot spot for both countries.
There isn’t much to see or do on the island other than hang out in the cute town and bicycle around the island visiting minor sites. The island, therefore, doesn’t see many international tourists other than the Rick Steves crowd who all manage to show up at Pension Vestergade, recommended in his guide book. If you have the time it’s a great place to unwind and take in the local Danish culture at the start or end of a trip. Otherwise it is totally skipable.
Aeroskobing , the main harbor town on the island, is one of those emblematic quaint small towns that has more tourists than locals strolling its cobbled lanes of pastel painted historic homes with hollyhocks and roses adorning the front entrance.
The western end of town where the local have their beach day houses is a magical spot for viewing the late evening summer sunset.
July 21-23, 2013
For links to all the posts in this series see the Scandinavia page.