Practical information 2020
The Fanø knit festival has TWO venues - in Nordby and in Sønderho. It only takes you 15 minutes by foot from the ferryboat to reach the festival area in Nordby. And here you will find EVERYTHING you need, all under one roof: 90 Exciting stands, lounge area, café, lectures, exhibitions, entertainment and much more. You get on the festival bus to Sønderho, a 15 minutes ride from Nordby. Here you will find 11 lovely and unique stands.
Fanø Knit Festival has its own website: www.strikkefestival.dk. The website will be kept up-to-date with any changes that may occur. To ensure that you are aware of any changes that may have occurred in the workshops and other events you have signed up for, it is a good idea to visit the website before you come to Fanø.
Our festival office is located at Fanø School in Nordby.
Here you can collect your entry-bracelet (ONLY ONLINE SALE), register for workshops and find all the information you need about the knit festival.
The opening hours are:
Thursday September 17th, 14.00 – 17.00
Friday September 18th, 08.30 – 18.00
Saturday September 19th, 08.30 – 18.00
Sunday September 20th, 08.30 – 15.00
How to get your ticket
If you want to make sure that you do not miss any events and that there are tickets available, you order online. You receive an order confirmation from us on email. There will be an QR code on your order confirmation. Keep this on your phone or print it out, and have it ready for scanning when you come to the festival office. When showing your order confirmation, you will receive entrance tickets according to your order confirmation. For admittance to all other events, you must have your order confirmation ready for scanning at the door.
We do not replace tickets if you do not have your order confirmation.
It is also NOT possible to buy Festival Pass (bracelet) at the festival offices in Nordby and Sønderho.
Please see www.fanoelinjen.dk
Bus / Taxi / Bicycle
Esbjerg Taxi. Phone: 75 14 45 00 - operates only in Esbjerg
Bus service from Esbjerg Train station to Fanø Ferry
Fanø Taxi. Phone 75 88 44 33 99
Festival bus service
Besides the normal bus service on Fanø, we have arranged for 2 extra buses to run from Friday till Sunday. First departure from the harbour in Nordby Friday at 09.00 and last departure from Sønderho Friday and Saturday at 18.30 and Sunday at 16.30.
Minute departure at 00 and 30. Price DKK 50 for the full weekend. Buy your ticket online at the webshop, on the bus or at our Information Desk in Nordby or Sønderho.
Route: Harbour Nordby - Fanø School - Fanø Bad - Kunstladen - Sønderho and return.
Bicycles can be rented just about everywhere on the island. You may wish to contact Fanø Tourist Office +45 70 26 42 00 about a bike rental. Fanø Island is small and easy to navigate, so a bicycle is perfect and quite practical.
There is a wealth of accommodation possibilities on Fanø. We might as well say it right away, here on Fanø, we are used to having many guests and there is plenty of room for all festival participants. The festival will be held in an off-season period, which is why enting a holiday home or an apartment is quite inexpensive. Bed & Breakfast accommodations are mostly sold out long time before the festival begins.
Over the years we have introduced private and local accommodation and a large number of islanders offered rooms with bath or other possibilities for our guests. This became very popular and many have already ensured that they have "their" place again this year. Here we state all recent and available private accommodation possibilities – if there is nothing available at the moment, check again later.
NOTHING AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT.
Fanø Tourist Office
Phone: +45 70 26 42 00 www.visitfanoe.dk .
Fanø Tourist Office can direct you to accommodation possibilities such as a Bed & Breakfast, inns, camping areas, holiday home rentals and more. Here, you can also order the brochure 'Welcometo Fanø', a good thing to carry in your pocket if you want to wander off on your own or if you want to know everything about Fanø.
Food and drinks
Cafés and restaurants on the island will be open throughout the weekend. Please see the adverts in our magazine or on www.visitfanoe.dk
In our venue in Nordby you can purchase lunch, pastry and selected beverages.
It will also be possible to buy sandwiches, coffe, cakes, drinks etc.
In Sønderho you will find a small tent next to the Town hall, here you can buy a light lunch, coffee and cake.
All evening events are including dinner. As we have limited seats available and these events sell out quickly, we recommend that you book ahead.
Strange as it may sound, there are actually those who would like to look at other things besides knit during the weekend. What about a guided tour to
the gun batteries on the northern point of the island, or a trip to Sønderho duck decoy, a knitting service, an expedition to the Wadden Sea seal banks led by competent nature guides, or beer tasting in our very own little brewery – or something else? You can read more about other activities elsewhere in the program or please visit: www.visitfanoe.dk
Fanø Kunstmuseum in Sønderho (located just behind the town hall) . The museum is well worth a visit and is showing its yearly September exhibition with local artists as well as knitwear exhibitions.
Boutique stalls in Nordby and Sønderho
Friday September 18th, 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday September 19th, 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday September 20th, 10.00 – 16.00
Our venue in Nordby, Sønderho Town hall and Sønderho School is the setting for specially invited handicraft artists and stands presenting and promoting their knits, yarns and book etc. Tear a couple of hours out of your calendar for a little shopping and/or have a refreshment at the cafés in Nordby, designated the festival's hang-out place or at the small cafees in Sønderho with homebake.
We offer workshop facilities at fanø school
You can only attend the workshops if you have signed up and have an order confirmation. No visitors, please !
If you need acute help to find your way, etc., please call the following phone number: +45 23259030 or visit our festival office.
The organizers of Fanø Knit Festival are:
Christel and Jørgen Seyfarth
Postal address: Engen 4
Hovedgaden 76, Nordby 6720 Fanø
Mobile: +45 70202822