Welcome to Funen

 

Funen is an idyllic island in the middle of Denmark and is between Jutland and Zealand. Funen is the perfect place to visit if you want to experience some of the most beautiful sights of Denmark, with its idyllic manor houses and cosy villages and fairytale castles framed in beautiful nature.

This fairytale island is the birthplace of the world-renown author Hans Christian Andersen. You can still today see the house, where he was born, and in the city, you also find an interesting museum about his life.

The main city on the island, Odense, is a lively cultural and commercial centre. But there is much more to Funen. Thatched farmhouses, picture-book coastal towns and grand Renaissance castles dot the island’s patchwork of fields and woodlands. There's a remarkable Viking-era ship grave near Kerteminde. Rolling southern pastures and orchards grow some of the country's best produce. Curiously minimalist shelters are set up for cyclists and kayakers. And handsome harbour towns give access to a yacht-filled archipelago of idyllic seafaring islands. All in all, if you take the time to explore, you'll find Funen is a microcosm of the very best of Denmark.

Geographically, the island of Funen is in the center point of Denmark, connected to Zealand and Jutland by two bridges, the Little Belt Bridge and the Great Belt Bridge.

 
Discover the Beautiful old castles at Funen
WThe Island of Funen with many historic buildings and traditions has many beautiful castles and parks like Nyborg Castle, Egeskov Castle, Holckenhavn Castle or Lykkesholm Castle just to mention some. Especially Egeskov Castle with a car museum and a family amusement park is recommended.
 
Funen is only 2 hours drive from Copenhagen
By car or train, you can easily reach Funen from Copenhagen or other places in Denmark. Funen is linked to Zealand by the Store Bælt bridge and by the Lille Bælt bridge to Jutland, and E20 runs across Funen.

You can also go to Odense from Copenhagen every hour by train.

Read more about travelling in Funen Here

 

 

Important Dates

19 September 2021
Registration and call for abstracts opens

14 November 2021
Deadline symposia submission

16 December 2021
Notification of Symposia

31 December 2021
Deadline abstracts oral presentations and posters

6 February 2022
Notification acceptance of abstracts

1 March 2022
End of early-bird registration