Lillebælt

Lillebælt is both narrow and very deep.

Lillebælt winds its way as a large S between Middelfart and Fredericia. The winding course was formed by a glacier during the last ice age. The narrowest point at Middelfart is just 1 km wide. One of the deepest places in Denmark is "Hundedybet" in Lillebælt. There are 80 metres from the sea surface to the bottom. From north to south in Lillebælt “Tragten” (the Funnel) is passed, which is the local designation of the entrance to the belt between Strib and Skanseodde.

The special current in Lillebælt

The powerful convergence of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea creates strong currents. This is where fresh water from the Baltic Sea meets saline water from Kattegat.
Taking in the view of Lillebælt from the shore, it is obvious how the current whirls the water in all directions – it is very fascinating.
Along the shore you will find green beech forest and steep cliffs, which continue beneath the surface of the sea creating ideal conditions for many kinds of plant and animal life and assuring fantastic nature experiences. The beautiful Fænøsund is the frame surrounding the Hindsgavl Peninsula, which is a nature experience in itself, from the landside as well as the waterside.

The New Little Belt bridge, Fredericia/Middelfart

The New Little Belt bridge

Built between 1965-1970. The new bridge was opened by danish King Frederik IX on the 21st of October 1970.

The Nature of Lillebælt

Along the shore you will find green beech forest and steep cliffs, which continue beneath the surface of the sea creating ideal conditions for many kinds of plant and animal life and assuring fantastic nature experiences
The beautiful Fænøsund is the frame surrounding the Hindsgavl Peninsula, which is a nature experience in itself, from the landside as well as the waterside.

The Old Little Belt bridge

The Old Little Belt bridge

Built between 1925-1935. Go for a walk on the Old Little Belt Bridge and enjoy the beautiful views over the town, strait and beech forest.

Lillebælt - a mecca for water sports

Lillebælt offer great opportunities for unique experiences, such as
Diving
Angling
Whale Watching and boat trips from Middelfart Gl. Havn

Water sports is a very popular activity in Midddelfart, and we offer Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Diving and more, all starting out from Middelfart Marina.

Try out our experience booking with a large amount of holiday experiences available.

Booking products

Sit-on-top-kayak

Stand-up-paddling

Diving

Whale Watching

Boat trips on Lillebælt

Boat rental

Life in The Little Belt

The Little Belt is brimming with life. Enjoy some stunning footage of life below the surface. Filmed by marine biologist Søren Larsen, april 2016.

Packed lunch/Sandwich

Packed lunch/Sandwich

Buy it from one of our local butchers and take quality food along for the ride.

Accomodation

Accomodation

Many of the places are so close to the Little Belt that you are almost rocked to sleep by the waves