Discover Copenhagen's Harbour Circle

The Harbour Circle offers 13 km of waterside experiences.

Along the Harbour Circle you’ll find landmark architecture, rickety houseboats, harbour baths and waterside living. It’s an area of great contrast, allowing you to explore everything that makes Copenhagen such a liveable city.

The Harbour Circle lets you experience a port city in dynamic development – a unique waterside adventure in the heart of the city.

The Harbour Circle route

You can now walk, run and cycle around Copenhagen Harbour.

The route stretches along both sides of the harbour from Nyhavn in the north to Sluseløbet in the south and is interconnected by five bridges for cyclists and pedestrians: InderhavnsbroenCirkelbroen, Bryggebroen, Belvederebroen and Slusen.

The Harbour Circle brings you through 12 unique areas, on a route which totals 13 km, but you can also experience the route along 4, 7 and 2 km subsections.

Copenhagen's Harbour Circle | VisitCopenhagen

Download map

Download the Harbour Circle cycle map and explore the many experiences along the route – on a hike, brisk run, by pedal power or with the waterbus. 

Watch the movie about The Harbour Circle

The Royal Danish Opera House | VisitCopenhagen

The Royal Danish Opera House

As an architectural pearl, Copenhagen's Opera House is located just by the harbour canal.

The Inner Harbour Bridge | Copenhagen | VisitCopenhagen

The Inner Harbour Bridge

The Inner Harbour Bridge connects Nyhavn and Paper Island

The Bicycle Snake | Photo: Thomas Høyrup Christensen

The Bicycle Snake

With its orange body, The Bicycle Snake crossing Copenhagen's harbour has become an characteristic mark for the harbour circle.

The Harbour Circle | Ursula Bach

Themes on The Habour Circle

Enjoy great experiences and learn more about architecture, active sports, urban nature, gastronomy and climate change adaptation along Copenhagen's Harbour Circle route.

Biking lady | Photo: Mikael Colville Andersen

Bike map

Discover the Harbour Circle on two wheels with this detailed bike map.

Copenhagen bike rentals

Bike rentals in Copenhagen

Almost everyone is biking around in Copenhagen. If you want to try to live like a real copenhagener you can rent and experience the city on to wheels.