Famed for its spectacular white chalk cliffs, Møn is a scenic island off the southeastern tip of Zealand. In 2017, it was designated as Denmark’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in recognition of its woodlands, meadows and wetlands and is home to one of the most impressive ancient monuments in Europe.
Things to do in Møn
Spend a day exploring Møn's largest town, Stege, a former herring fishing port that lies where the Stege Nor Lake meets the Baltic Sea. Wander through its narrow streets lined with half-timbered buildings and admire the Romanesque-style Stege Church. Occupying an 1813 merchant’s residence is the Møn's Museum, which explores the cultural and natural history of the island.
Møn’s most famous natural attraction is its white, chalk cliffs, which stretch for six kilometres along the east coast of the island. Rising 128 metres in height, they are Denmark’s tallest and best admired from the narrow beach at their base. To learn more about their formation, visit the GeoCenter Møns Klint, which occupies an award-winning building that lies largely underground.
History buffs shouldn’t miss a visit to Grønsalen, which is the largest long barrow in Denmark. Encircled by 134 large stones, the grave features three burial chambers that are believed to be the final resting place of Grøn Jæger and his wife Fane. Combine your visit to Grønsalen with a stop at Fanefjord Church, which is decorated with frescoes dating back to the 13th century.
Getting around Møn
Møn is connected to Zealand by the Queen Alexandrine Bridge, with the journey to Vordingborg taking around 30 minutes. Copenhagen Airport is 1.5 hours away and has flights to destinations across Europe, North America and the Middle East. Renting a car is the most convenient way of getting to Møn and exploring the island.