What to do in Copenhagen

1. Harbour tour with a beautiful schooner

Book your ticket to a unique harbour cruise with one of the beautiful schooners of the United Sailing Ships. An awesome alternative to the traditional channel tours.

Once you get on board, the captain welcomes you while the ship is quietly leaving the Quay. The historical schooner sails slowly around Kvæsthusmolen overlooking the Opera House and out into the harbour.

This tour will take you past the Royal Palace with the Marble Church behind, the Opera House and the Royal Playhouse.

When we pass the Black Diamond (the Royal Library) and the biggest bridge in Copenhagen, Langebro, opens, it becomes almost a majestic event.

Enjoy the fabulous views of Copenhagen from the sea side – they don’t come any better! And the crew are happy to tell you more about the ship during the tour.

A boat trip around the harbour of Copenhagen lasts 2 hours.

Read more about the harbour cruises here or buy your harbour cruise tickets online.

2. Open air swimming in the harbour

Do as the locals and go for a swim in Copenhagen harbour. At Islands Brygge you can jump into the surprisingly clean waters and enjoy a 75m swimming pool as well as a diving pool. And the children get a pool for them too.

Located in the middle of the buzzing city surrounded by high-rise buildings the harbour pools at Islands Brygge harbour bath is open daily from 11.00 to 20.00 in the summer season.

The harbour bath near the Fisketorvet Shopping Centre is quieter than its larger cousin at Islands Brygge. But it’s a good place to go if you want to swim and there’s an Olympic-size pool and a children’s pool.

At Sluseholmen, south of the city centre, you’ll find The Coral Bath. This harbour bath is also less busy than the more famous Islands Brygge bath and sports a 25m swimming pool, a diving pool, a children’s pool and a paddling pool.

3. Fun Segway tour

Explore the famous Copenhagen attractions on a fun Segway tour. Make the most of your visit by seeing the very best sites while touring with an experienced guide.

Zip smoothly around the city and see The Little Mermaid, check out The Royal Palace, and go to Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament.

4. Rent a bicycle

Copenhagen is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. Cycle lanes are very broad and almost everyone who lives in Copenhagen rides regularly. Rent a bike from one of the countless companies offering rentals in Copenhagen and join the locals on two wheels.

Renting a bike will give you the freedom you need to discover the Danish capital in a fun, authentic way. Explore every neighbourhood at your own speed in an eco-friendly way.

5. Run up the sails with the crew on a historic Sailing Ship

Join one of United Sailing Ships’ schooner sailing cruises and, at the same time, get a glimpse of Denmark’s maritime traditions.

Once the course is set, everybody will be invited to help set the schooner’s numerous large sails – a fun task to share with other passengers.

When the engine is cut off and the breeze fills out the sails, it is a soothing experience to relax and enjoy the quiet, as the schooner runs before the wind.

The ships sail from Sunday 23 June to Monday 5 August 2019 (both days inclusive). Departure from Admiral Quay in front of the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel 10:30, 13:30 and 16:30. Meeting time 15 minutes before departure time. The webshop’s calendar shows the selected seasons. All tours are 2 hours.

Read more about the sailing cruises here or book your sailing cruise tickets online.