Harbor cruise – a harbor in transition

The Copenhagen Harbor has become the beating heart of the city. As you glide through the harbor today, it’s hard to comprehend that just a few decades ago, Copenhagen’s waterway was hidden behind the city’s many industrial sites, characterized by dirt, cargo ships, warehouses, and polluted water. Today, the harbor has been transformed with swimmers, pleasure boats, and innovative sustainable architecture.

The harbor cruise is one of the best ways to get a quick insight into Copenhagen’s urban development. Learn the key decisions that were made to regenerate the harbor area and transform it into a new blue park.


  • The Copenhagen inner harbor with the award-winning housing complex, Krøyers Plads 
  • Cultural institutions like the Royal Opera House, the Royal Playhouse, the Royal Library, The Black Diamond and BLOX 
  • Temporary spots with street food and bars are now being transformed into modern urban living, including a new facility for water culture  
  • Former industrial sites transformed into to trendy residential areas 
  • Passing the new hub for leisure and creativity at Refshaleøen, Reffen 
  • View in the distance Amager Bakke, Copenhagen’s innovative waste-to-energy plant with a roof that creatively doubles as the city’s ski slope 
  • View from the water the huge development of the northern part of the harbor, Nordhavn, with transformed silos converted into housing and the UN headquarters
Photo by: Dansk Arkitektur Center
July 3 2023, 15:30 – 18:30
July 4 2023, 15:30 – 18:30
July 5 2023, 15:30 – 18:30
July 6 2023, 14:30 - 17:30


Bella Center


Bus and Harbour Cruise


BLOX (City Center)


47 EUR



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All of the tours are accessible with foldable wheelchairs and partial mobility. To be able to facilitate any accommodation we kindly need to know in advance on tours@uia2023cph.org. On all walking tours you can also bring an electric wheelchair. If you have a personal helper, this person can come along for free. It’s possible to bring your service dog along on bus and boats.
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