Sailing through Copenhagen Harbour in a GoBoat

9 ways to conquer Copenhagen's waters

It doesn't take much more than a few rays of sunshine before Copenhagen's waterfront is filled with renewed energy and joyful faces. Here are some tips on how to enjoy the city's beautiful lakes and canals.

Swan boat on the lakes in Copenhagen

In a swan-shaped boat

The Lakes are an amazing hangout spot and a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city, and one of the best ways to see them is in a bird-shaped boat. Rent these beauties from Kaffesalonen.

Sailing through Christianshavns Canal in Copenhagen

At your own pace

Probably the most popular way to enjoy Copenhagen's canals. Get your own kayak or a guided tour from Kayak Republic.


With public transport

The harbour buses take you all the way through the harbour from Sluseholmen in south to Refshaleøen in north. A pretty nice way to see the city and get around - and it only costs the same as a bus ticket!

Family on a raft in Copenhagen Harbour | Sebastian Himmelstrup

Or be creative

Okay, we admit not everyone can just put together a homemade raft, but come on - how great is this?

This is what conquering Copenhagen's waters could look like