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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.

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Swan boat on the lakes in Copenhagen
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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
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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.

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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
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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