Lyø is one of the islands of the South Funen Archipelago, located south of the larger island of Funen, in southern Denmark. It covers an area of 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi) and has 81 inhabitants. The island can be reached by ferry from Faaborg and Avernakø. Administratively, the island belongs to Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality .

Lyø Island
Lyø Church
Lyø Church
Lyø Island is located in Denmark
Lyø Island
Lyø Island
Drejø is north of Ærø (bottom left)
Coordinates: 55°2′0″N 10°10′0″E / 55.03333°N 10.16667°E / 55.03333; 10.16667Coordinates: 55°2′0″N 10°10′0″E / 55.03333°N 10.16667°E / 55.03333; 10.16667
MunicipalityFaaborg-Midtfyn Municipality
 • Total6 km2 (2 sq mi)
 • Total81
 • Density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Lyø VillageEdit

Lyø Village is located in the centre of the island. The setting is dominated by old farmhouses, large trees and low stone walls, surrounding five ponds (originally 12). Lyø Church dates from about 1600 and is a typical Danish village church, white-washed and with a red tile roof.


The small harbour is located approximately 1 kilometre from the village. It consists of a ferry dock and a marina. Ø-Færgen operates a ferry between Faaborg on Funen, Avernakkeø and Lyø.

See alsoEdit

Panoramic view of Lyø Bygade

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