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Top 5 Obscure European Islands

Unknown islands
Photo taken by Travel On Spot.  Unknown islands

When we talk of European islands, many of us automatically think of Majorca, Crete, the Canary Islands and, of course, Britain itself. But the old continent is also surrounded by islands that few tourists have set their foot on. Here we offer you a top 5 list of such islands.

1. Lyngør Islands, Norway

Lyngor
Photo taken by Flickr | Espen Klem.  Lyngor

The unique Lyngør Islands, located just 2-3 hours away from Oslo, are known to no crowds of tourists. The little archipelago can be reached by ferry, boat or canoe, the latter being preferred by locals. The Lyngør Archipelago is a very calm and scenic place, dappled with colourful Scandinavian-style houses that are certainly worth staying in. It’s a true paradise for fishermen and lovers of nature.

2. Hiiumaa, Estonia

Hiiumaa
Photo taken by wikimedia.org - Blizzard.  Hiiumaa

Hiiumaa is the second-largest Estonian island. It’s an excellent place for travellers who are after solitude, meditating in nature and spending their vacation in seclusion. The island is bound to inspire those trying to focus on an artistic endeavour such as writing a book or painting. The island, located just 35 km from the capital Tallinn, can be reached by ferry from the village of Rohuküla.

3. Fehmarn Island, Germany

Fehmarn island view from an airplane
Photo taken by wikimedia.org | Christian Koehn.  Fehmarn island view from an airplane

It’s a true paradise for enthusiasts of gliding and powerkiting, and the island often hosts various championships of these sports. Fehmarn is located in the Baltic Sea, close to the German coastline.

4. Inisheer Island, Ireland

Shipwreck in Inisheer
Photo taken by Flickr | Matt Kern.  Shipwreck in Inisheer

This tiny island of the Aran Archipelago is considered to be the capital of the ancient Celtic language and mythology. The locals of Inisheer still speak ancient Irish. An interesting fact about the island is that electricity became widespread here as late as 1997.

5. Margaret Island, Hungary

Margaret Island
Photo taken by wikimedia.org | Violeta.  Margaret Island

Visiting an island is probably the least you would expect from Hungary. And yet, the Margaret Island, located in Budapest, is a veritable oasis of greenery for locals and tourists alike. The island, located right in the middle of the Danube, at the very centre of Budapest, is surrounded by 5-kilometre-long running track and a number of small boat piers. It can be reached by tram, which stops right in the middle of the connecting bridge.

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