Scenic flight sightseeing over Sønderborg

On a clear blue June day we took the short ride up to the local airport just outside Sonderborg. We were meeting up with pilot Gudny Jakobsen who was going to take us on a tour around Als – by plane.

Gudny Jakobsen - the pilot that took us on the scenic flight

Gudny is doing scenic flights from Sønderborg all summer this year in a small Cessna with room for three passengers.

We went out to the plane, got it warmed up and off we went. And what a trip! – we both really enjoyed the views you get from the air. It was pretty amazing. We made this 2 minute video of the trip:

I think our region will be a pretty sight for everyone from the air. If you have some local sense of place it’s really amazing to see the well known places from high up looking like small Lego scenes. I couldn’t stop having a big smile on my face the whole trip 🙂

I took more than a 100 photos on the trip but here are a few of my favorites of wellknown places and new discoveries.

Summerhouses outside Høruphav where each house has a circular plot.

Toy houses in circles by Høruphav

Sønderborg on both sides of the sound looking amazing from the air with the old “Christian X bridge” and the new “Alssundbro”. You can also spot the new big mall Borgen, 

Beautiful Sønderborg

The science theme park Universe and the vast complex of Danfoss on North Als.

Universe og Danfoss

The village of Guderup and the production company Linak’s headquaters.

Linak from the air

Kegnæs “The quiet place” as I call it is a peninsula at the south of Als with few cars and nice views.

Kegnæs/Kegnaes the quiet peninsula

The first of the new buildings on the harbour is done and looks like white blocks on top of each other.

Christian den X bro og Jomfrusti

The quiet waters of Augustenborg Fjord with a solitary sailboat edging along.

A boat in Augustenborg Fjord

The Cessna 172 plane Gudny flies is from 1968 and the plane is really something special. I thought flying a small plane like this would be more bumpy but that turned out not to be the case at all. Take off and landing were remarkably smooth. It felt like being in a flying VW Bettle with leather seats wooden beams and cute round windows.

Us sitting in the flying Bettle (Cessna)

Check our Flickr for more pictures and we also made a timelapse video of the flight.

The flights are done every day of the week and tours start at 395 DKK for the shortest trip. To try it out you can just walk up to the airport and see if one of the two pilots are available. Or you can call ahead and book a flight on phone number +45 23 42 62 12. Read more.

Disclaimer: Our trip on the scenic flight was sponsored.


2 thoughts on “Scenic flight sightseeing over Sønderborg

    • Hi Veenith

      It is something they offer from season to season I think. And you are right it doesn’t seem to be online at the moment.
      Your best bet is to try and email the airport and ask if and when they start offering scenic flights again.

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