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IWSS Travel Info Rømø



Of Whaling & Wonderful Beaches

Nature and culture experiences on the whaler´s island

Scenery & Surroundings

Visitors of the Danish Wadden Sea´s greatest island are not only attracted by its endless beaches but also by theis land´s interesting and long history. For a long time, Rømø´s inhabitants earned their living by whaling off Greenland. This was a dangerous but well paid job that lead to great wealth on the island. The noble houses of the captains and other signs of wealth can still be found on the island today. The Naturcenter Tønnisgård is located in one of these old, thatched-roofed captains' houses. The centre is point of departure for a broad variety of activities related to the nature, culture and history of the island. On Rømø, nature and culture always go hand in hand. Therefore, the centre´s programme especially focuses on human life in and with nature, today and in former times.


On Rømø there are two self-catering accommodations and a Youth Hostel (full board) available for groups.

Getting There

By train via Niebüll and Tønder to Skærbæk (DK). From there by bus over the dam to Rømø (travel time from Hamburg ca. 4-5 h). Bikes can be rented close to the accommodation.



Tip: Two programmes can be booked as all-inclusive offers!
Walfahrt, Wandel, Wattenmeer

Hier gibt´s Watt zu entdecken!

1st day:
Pm: Arrival and first orientation. General introduction to the Wadden Sea and the week´s programme by the Naturcenter Tønnisgård´s staff. Short evening walk afterwards.

2nd day:
Am: Mudflat excursion. Pm: Visit to Naturcenter Tønnisgård with laboratory and exhibition programme.

3nd day:
All-day natural- und cultural history bicycle tour via Havne by along the west coast (infos about Rømø´s development, beach, dunes) via Rømø´s summit to Toftum (Kommandørgård,human life 200 years ago); passing the old seaport and sea man´s church ofthe year 1400 AD and back to Havneby.

4th day:
Am: Shrimp fishing at the beach of Lakolk Pm: Bird walk. Afterwards short resume and end of the programme. Possibly IWSS Quiz Show in the evening.
5th day:

Additional activities

  • Salt marsh excursion
  • Bunker tour
  • Creativ handicrafts
  • Forest- and heathland exkursion
  • Seal-safari

Tip: Duration and content of the programme can be individually arranged!

Rømø - Travel information


Tip: The IWSS offers a cooking-service for all self-catering accomodations!


  • Spar-Markt
    Tvismark, Rømø
    t +45 7475 - 5113
    Please order up to one day before delivery.

Getting There & around

  • Train (DB, DSB)
    From Germany: DB-group travel service
    t +49 18 05 - 99 55 11
    Timetable - & fares:
    From Denmark: From The Netherlands
  • Bus (No. 29)
    Time schedule & fares:
    Please book & reserve in advance:
    t +45 7010 - 4410
  • Bike Rental Outlet
    Hotel Garni
    Nørre Frankel 15, Havneby
    DK 6792 Rømø

Tip: Book trains & busses well in advance for best group discounts!

Programme & Activities


Natural History Programme:

Tip: Duration and content of the programme can be individually arranged!

Sightseeing on Rømø

  • Rømø Mini-Museum, Naturcenter Tønnisgård
  • Rømø church, Kirkeby
  • National Museum "Kommandørgård", Toftum
  • Denmark´s most ancient school, Toftum
  • Fence from whales' lower jaws, Juvre

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