Vejlø island is the largest privately owned island in Nakskov Fjord. The farm there is being run as it was 50 years ago, sheltered by the many hedgerows and orchards. Vejlø is probably best known for its island camps which have taken place every summer since 1971.
Vejlø has a special atmosphere, in which one feels transported far back in time, and some tractor enthusiasts will probably find the island especially interesting, since many of the island's old tractors and other machinery are all around, in some cases on the spot where they eventually stalled.
Vejlø is the only place in the Fjord where the avocets nest each year. They are also called ’shoemaker’ birds because of their curved beak, which resembles a shoemaker’s tool.
Vejlø can rightly be called the fjord’s bird island as the considerate farming and grazing is highly beneficial for water and wading birds. The owners ensure that there are no foxes on the island. The northern end has some very interesting salt marsh meadows which are nesting grounds for hundreds of waterfowl. Take care not to disturb the birds, many of which can be observed from a distance from the small dike south of the salt marshes. April to June are good months. Mute swans, gray geese, gadwall, mallards, shoveler, coots, common gulls, herring gulls, black-headed gulls, terns, little terns, redshank, lapwings and avocets nest on this locality, and can usually be spotted.
Access to Vejlø can be agreed with the Post Boat skipper.
Please show residents and birds special consideration.