There are still some who believe that it is necessary to sail to Langø, but the island became part of Lolland during the big dike construction in the 1870s. Before the dikes were built, Langø was the fjord's second largest island with 4 farms.
Today, there is a wide road out to Langø. Here you will find a small town with West Lolland largest fishing port and a marina.
The fishing port, which was inaugurated in 1909, has many wooden cutters built by Langø Ship and Boat Builders, which was established the same year. There is always a special atmosphere at the harbour, watching life when the fishermen return home after a tough working day at sea. It is possible to buy freshly caught fish, ice cream, sausages etc. at the harbour.
The marina was inaugurated in the 1980s. Barbecue places, tables and benches, good waste facilities and fine toilets etc. can be found at the harbour
Langø town is something special. The ’old Langø’ with fishing houses, church and grocery store can be seen along Havnevej, Fjordvej and North Oddevej. There are still stakes for drying fishing nets in the middle of the town, where fishermen can dry and clean their nets, and narrow paths still connect the roads in a crisscross pattern.
The ’new Langø’ is located east of the main road. A new residential development was established in the 1960s and 1970s as people wanted to move out of town to light and air.
The ’oldest Langø’ is found at Stendyssevej where, at the island's highest point, lies a 6,000 year old dolmen, which offers sweeping views of the fjord. There is an information board at the cairn.
Langø is well suited for hiking. A suggested route: walk from the harbour through the Old Town at Havnevej, past the church with the beautiful bell tower that is inspired by an old sea-beacon, and out along North Oddevej. Out here there is a lovely view over Søndernor out to Albuen, with Langeland in the background. Then walk back down to Fjordvej where fishing houses are built right out to the water and up Møllevej where Langø’s old mill was situated.
Another walk can be made by Havnevej where, at the end of the road, turn left and cross the main road. Continue along Stendyssevej where, from the dolmen one can oversee a large part of the fjord. Continue east along the small road that comes out onto the dike. Here one can clearly see the difference in level between the sea and farmland. Further on, you come to the old Bogø Bay pumping station that still has an important function. Then you "land" on Bogø where, a little further on, there is a good view of Bogø Bay, which is one of the fjord's most important bird areas. Here there are good chances of seeing the lords of the fjord – the great white tailed eagles. You can walk around Bogø or choose the shorter way back.
At Langø harbour and in the middle of the town are 2 good shelters – covered, primitive accomodation suitable for overnight stays in the open.