Seals on Fanø
The seals are one of the main attractions on Fanø. Here, we can experience the harbour seal and the grey seal in their natural environment.
Nowhere can you experience Denmark's largest predator, the seal, up close as in the Wadden Sea. Here are in abundance the sandbanks that the seal seeks to rest and breed. The seal is today protected, and it is estimated that approx. 5000 seals live in the Danish part of the Wadden Sea.
At Koresand south of Mandø or at Langjord at Sønderho on Fanø you can walk close to a seal bank, but otherwise the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg is a good place to get to know the seals better. In the museum's sealarium, you can follow the feeding twice a day, hear about the seals' lives and watch them frolic in the water.
The Wadden Sea is not only a larder for seals, but also where they rest and give birth to their young. The seals constant presence makes the National Park a great place to experience Denmark’s largest predators.
The best way to experience our seals is with a local guide. They know where and when the best times for observing seals is, know the Wadden Sea well and ensure that wildlife is not disturbed during your trip.