The location speaks for itself, a very cozy place under the bridge Knippelsbro. The start was already promising and the 2-hour sightseeing tour just exceeded expectations. I highly recommend it to everyone who visits Copenhagen. It’s a different way to explore the city – paddling through the small canals is so magical!
We were around 15 people on the tour by Kaykak Republic and we therefore had two instructors: Mikkel and Kirsten. Both were very professional and kind. They told us some interesting stories about the city’s history and architecture. Før vi hoppede i vandet, vi startede med en smule varme på havnen, så vi kunne blive bekendt med grundlæggende paddling bevægelser og grundlæggende kayak regler.
I den første delen af turen så vi byens klassiske seværdigheder, såsom The Kissing Bridge, The Opera House og Amalienborg, The Queen’s palace. Remember to keep your eyes open as the water can get a bit crowded with boats and other kayaks. To avoid the traffic we did some slaloming under several bridges and I accidentally almost tipped over … Oopsy! It was fun though. J In the second part of the excursion they took us into a more secluded and green area, the Lake of Christiania. It was so nice and peaceful I almost forgot I was in the city!
I have to say that, even though I was alone in the kayak, I wish the tour would have lasted longer. I absolutely loved kayaking through the canals of Copenhagen!