Canal tours

Experience the capital from the water side! A guided canal cruise in Copenhagen is a fun experience for both children and adults. On the trip departing from Nyhavn, you will pass several sights, monuments and architectural buildings in Copenhagen.

Regardless of you are a tourist in your own city or visiting Copenhagen for the first time, a canal cruise in Copenhagen's harbor and canals is a memorable experience.

There are two providers of harbor cruises in Nyhavn. On a harbor cruise in Copenhagen, you will see some of the most important and most beautiful monuments and attractions from the waterside.

On the tour, you will among other thing experience:

  • Langelinie and The Little Mermaid
  • The Stock Exchange
  • The Opera House
  • The Royal Danish Playhouse
  • Christiansborg Castle

During the trip, a guide on the boat will tell you about the different attractions. It is possible to choose the guide on several different languages, including Danish and English. It is not possible to buy catering on the boats, but you are welcome to bring food and drinks yourself.

Hop on the boats all year round

You can go on a canal cruise in Copenhagen at most times of the year. In winter, you can sit in shelter from the wind and the weather in a covered boat.

You can check the timetable from the individual provider in their ticket office in Nyhavn or on their website.

Can I only board the boats in Nyhavn?

No, you can also board the boats other places in the city, for example by Ofelia Square. See the specific sailing schedule with the providers to see the stops.

Canal tour without a guide

During the winter season, there are no guides on the tours, but instead you will have an audio guide, which can be set to several different languages.

Canal tours with children

You can easily take your children on a canal tour. If your children only understand Danish, you can choose a guided tour in Danish. In addition, the boat trip only takes one hour if the little ones begins to start to get impatient.

Unfortunately, there is no harbor tour specifically for children.

How much does a canal cruise in Copenhagen cost?

A canal cruise is an inexpensive way to experience Copenhagen. If you have children on the harbor tour, you can get the tickets at a cheaper price.

You can see exact prices from the individual providers of harbor tours - either at their ticket office in Nyhavn or on their websites.

How long does a canal cruise take?

The tour is a quick and nice way to experience Copenhagen, as the trip only takes about an hour. Therefore, the sailing trip is also a child-friendly activity.

Will the canal tour be canceled due to rain?

The canal tour will still take place if it rains. It is therefore a good idea to bring a rain jacket or poncho. During the winter season, you can also take a trip in boats that are covered.

Bed & Boat - Hotel stay with canal cruise


Our charming and exclusive 71 Nyhavn Hotel is located in the heart of Nyhavn with a beautiful view to the water.

When you book an overnight stay at the hotel, you can choose our Bed & Boat package with a canal cruise included in the price.

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