Gråsten Nor is a meadow area of approx. 700 acres of land on the southern part of Ærø. Originally, the nor was a large, flat-watered sea area that was one meter below sea level.
Until 1856, Ærø was in fact two islands connected by a three-meter high stone bar, the so-called »Drej« (an old Danish word for isthmus).
Between the two islands, West-Ærø and Little-Ærø was a large shallow, Gråsten Nor, named after the big ducal estate located at the western end of Drejet. In 1856 a dike was built between the two islands at the northern side of the shallow between Kragnæs and Solnæs.
In Gråsten Nor you'll find a footpath of approx. 8 km. You do not necessarily have to walk the entire path; there are several starting points. Many people start at the airfield, others from the parking lots at Drejet. You will find information material at the Nature Centre at Drejet.
There is a possibility for a guided tour of a tractor unit in Gråsten Nor. Minimum 6 participants. Price: 50 DKK per participant incl. Refreshment - Contact Phone 20 29 25 46