For planning your trip we recommend in general the very useful JOURNEY PLANNER for Denmark.
How to get to Femø if you are travelling from abroad
We recommend arriving on Femø on Saturday on the 1.25 pm ferry from Kragenæs* (on the island of Lolland). This is the ferry the women who come by bus from Copenhagen will be on. The ferry from Kragenæs to Femø takes 50 min. There will be a truck at Femø harbour to collect your luggage and take it to the camp. This will also give you the chance to meet the other women on the ferry. The week officially starts when the women on this ferry arrive at the camp.
Women arriving on earlier or later ferries are also welcome. We’ll try to send the truck down to collect you if you let us know your time of arrival.
Here you can find the TIMETABLE for the Kragenæs-Femø ferry. (“Saturday” in Danish is “Lørdag”), “fra” means “from”. The fee for the ferry is not included, you have to pay it on the ferry.
How to get to Kragenæs From Copenhagen
Take the Women’s Camp bus from the Copenhagen Women’s House to Femø. Every Saturday morning of a Femø week, the bus leaves the Women’s House (Kvindehuset, Gothersgade 37, Copenhagen) for Kragenæs where the ferry sails to Femø. Meeting time in front of the Women’s House: 9.30 am, departure at 9.45 am.
On the way to Femø the bus will stop in Rødby to pick up the women who arriving on the ferry from Puttgarden. Arrival at Rødby is 12.10 pm. The bus arrives in time for the Kragenæs-Femø ferry at 1.25 pm.
On the way back we take the Femø-Kragenæs ferry at 12.30 pm and arrive in Copenhagen at 4:30 pm. There is also a stop in Rødby on the way back at around 2.30 pm.
There is a toilet on the bus.
By plane from anywhere
Fly to Copenhagen and take the Saturday morning bus leaving from the Women’s House to Femø, or rather Kragenæs where the ferry sails to Femø.
If you need to spend a night in Copenhagen, try the YOUTH HOSTELS . There are two hostels downtown and one halfway between the airport and the city.
For the adventurous:
Take the train to Copenhagen. The train boards the ferry at Puttgarden and proceeds towards Copenhagen at Rødby. It is said to be the only train in the world to board a ferry! Once the train has been secured on the ferry you have to leave it and go upstairs. You can leave your luggage on the train for the 45-minute crossing but take your valuables with you. Five minutes before the ferry docks at Rødby you have to rejoin the train, which will proceed slowly to the little station at Rødby and stop there. You can get off there and walk to the bus stop (via the underground corridor inside the building). If you are on a local train that does not stop there, don’t panic. Get off at Nykøbing and take the Nakskov train to Maribo.
To be on the safe side:
If you know that your train will not stop in Rødby, you will have to take all your luggage out of the train with you once it has boarded the ferry. When the ferry arrives in Rødby, leave the ferry as a foot passenger and walk to the bus stop. You can then join the bus from the women’s camp at 12.10 pm or take a bus from Rødby to Maribo and from Maribo to Kragenæs.
From Berlin and beyond
First take the Berlin – Copenhagen train and then take the Saturday morning bus leaving from the Women’s House to Femø, or rather Kragenæs where the ferry sails to Femø. If you need to spend a night in Copenhagen, try the YOUTH HOSTELS. There are two downtown and one halfway between the airport and the city.
Or go via Hamburg as described above.
Or take the Rostock-Gedser FERRY.
Take the train or bus from Gedser to Kragenaes via Nykøbing and Maribo.
From Germany by car
Take either the Puttgarden-Rødby ferry or the Rostock-Gedser ferry.
If you go via the Rostock-Gedser ferry, it is good to make an early reservation (April/May), or call and see whether there is space on very early/late ferries if you want to decide on the spur of the moment.)
If you go via Puttgarden-Rødby, plan an extra hour for the car trip to Puttgarden. A reservation on this ferry route is not as important as on the Rostock-Gedser ferry.
There are also ferries from the UK, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Iceland (you never know!) and Lithuania, for those who might be planning a bigger trip by car and want to include a week or two on Femø.
Femø Jazz Festival
Note: Because the International Week often coincides with the FEMØ JAZZ FESTIVAL, it‘s advisable to make a reservation for your car on the ferry. You can either call the LOLLAND FERRY (they speak English) or you can book online. When you are at Kragenæs and are about to board the ferry for Femø, please make sure to ask before it leaves if that ferry is indeed going to Femø. There is another ferry that goes from Kragenæs (to Fejø) and these are switched for the Jazz Festival. This is confusing and can lead to considerable delays and frustration.
WE WISH YOU A PLEASANT JOURNEY AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!