Canal Tours - Copenhagen harbour tours

Discover Copenhagen from the water


Canal Tours Each year more than 500,000 tourists experience Copenhagen from one of DFDS Canal Tours’ 15 comfortable open and covered boats. The tour is great fun in the sunshine but also offers a unique look at Copenhagen on a rainy day, thanks in part to the knowledgeable guides who tell the city’s eternal story in several languages. Copenhagen’s story is also that of a big city undergoing constant growth. Since 1904, touring the city’s beautiful old buildings and harbour front by boat has been one of Denmark’s most popular sightseeing attractions.

Climb on board in the heart of the city


You can board the boat either at Kongens Nytorv at the start of Nyhavn, or at Gammel Strand near Christiansborg. Experience the beautiful and idyllic canals, the picturesque churches, the unique old buildings, ships and houseboats, the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Castle, Trekroner Fortress, Holmen, the Royal Library (The Black Diamond), Christiansborg, the Stock Exchange, Nyhavn and much more. You will sail through old and new Copenhagen - all the while hearing tales of kings, wars, and adventures.

Canal ToursIf you would like to design your own Copenhagen tour by boat, and to be able to get on and off to wherever you like, you’ll enjoy the waterbuses. The waterbuses run from the Little Mermaid (Trekroner Fortress) in the north of the city to Fisketorvet (Shopping Center) in the south by changing at Gammel Strand or the Royal Library (The Black Diamond). The “bus” comes every half hour.