Exploring Udo Island


Enjoy a fun filled day wandering and exploring the natural attractions of Udo island. Udo translates to “Cow Island” in Chinese because it resembles a cow lying down. The island, located just off the eastern coast of Jeju, has something for everyone.

Visitors can enjoy a hike up Udobong peak, the highest point on the island, which offers a breathtaking overlook of the island. Various forms of transportation are available for rent such as bikes, ATVs, scooters, and electric tricycles offer a fun speedy way to see the entire island from the ground.


The island boasts rich local heritage including: female divers, stone walls, and stone tombs. Both the peanut flavored ice cream and peanut makgeolli are a must try while visiting Udo as peanuts are the island’s main crop.

After a full day of exploring, one can enjoy a picnic or just rest on one of the island’s pristine beaches. A day trip to Udo can be extended to an overnight stay as there are various pensions available throughout the island.

To get to Udo from the Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus 710 or 701 East Coast line going to the Seongsan port entrance. Take a 10-15 minute ferry to Cheonjinhang Port or Haumokdong Port to enter the island.