The iconic orange of the Nyboder housing

The Little Mermaid and Harbor Tour

article by Penny, photos by Rikke

Join us as we navigate through the mercantile history of Copenhagen and visit the vibrant Harbor and the world famous Little Mermaid Statue.

We have a brand new tour that we are so excited to share with you.

Copenhagen, is city rich in maritime history with captivating tales of naval power and the influence of merchants in the Baltic region. Join us on our exclusive 2.5-hour harbor tour, where you’ll unravel the secrets of Denmark’s past while immersing yourself in the beauty of some of our more famous landscapes and sites. From the iconic statue of the Little Mermaid to the bustling waterfront of Nyhavn, this is a new tour that will let you discover a different part of the city center.

A Rich Maritime Legacy

For centuries, Denmark commanded the seas as a dominant naval and merchant power, controlling vital trade routes into the Baltic Sea. Our tour focuses on this history and how it shapes Copenhagen today. We start by exploring the King’s Garden and we make our way to Nyboder, the old naval barracks. We will walk through one of the oldest and well preserved, start shaped forts in Northern Europe and stroll down the beautiful Langelinie Park. As we walk through Copenhagen’s historic harbor, you’ll gain insight into Denmark’s military might and the pivotal role it played in shaping European history.

Iconic Landmarks and Hidden Gems

No visit to Copenhagen would be complete without paying a visit to the beloved symbol of the city—the Little Mermaid. Sitting peacefully and gracefully on a rock along the waterfront, this iconic statue captivates visitors with its poignant tale of love and sacrifice. As we walk past this timeless monument, you’ll hear the fascinating story about how she became one of the most famous statues visited by travelers all around the globe.

The base of the statue I am Queen Mary
This is the base of one of Copenhagen’s newer statues, I am Queen Mary.

But the allure of Copenhagen’s harbor extends far beyond the Little Mermaid Statue. Our tour offers a glimpse into lesser-known treasures, including the historic Nyboder, the Gefion Fountain and the Old Cast Museum, were a newer less famous statue, tells us a story of another very important aspect of Denmark’s mercantile history. With each stop along the way, you’ll uncover hidden gems and architectural marvels that showcase the city’s rich cultural heritage.

Saint Alban's Anglican Church
Saint Alban’s Anglican Church

From Past to Present: The Evolution of Copenhagen’s Harbor

Copenhagen has always been a beacon for mercantilism in the Baltic region which is reflected in the architecture of the harbor. Today, the same harbor is also a beacon for Scandinavia’s values in sustainability. On the old island of Holmen, represents both the history of the beginning of the end of Denmark’s naval and merchant power and today showcases the beautiful blend of history, urban development and sustainability.

The Opera House

An Unforgettable Experience Awaits

Whether you’re a history enthusiast eager to dive deeply into Denmark’s maritime legacy or a curious traveler seeking to uncover the hidden gems of Copenhagen’s harbor, our Little Mermaid & Harbor Tour promises an enriching and immersive experience. Details for bookings and starting times available on here.


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