Who is Stromma?

We create memories for life!
Stromma Denmark is part of Stromma Turism & Sjöfart AB – one of the largest companies in tourism and excursions in Northern Europe, with branches in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Holland, and Germany.

In 2011, Stromma came to Denmark, where Canal Tours Copenhagen, Copenhagen City Sightseeing, Hop On-Hop Off, and Hygge are now part of Stromma Group. We are incredibly proud to offer a wide range of sightseeing options: Explore the city at your own pace with our Hop On-Hop Off buses, enjoy an exclusive and eco-friendly canal tour aboard Hygge, or join us on our popular classic canal tour.

About our Fleet

Over half a million guests choose to experience Copenhagen from the water each year, making Canal Tours Copenhagen one of the country's largest tourist attractions. We continually upgrade our boats, and our skilled team at the wharf ensures they are always neat and well-maintained.

In 2024, our fleet consists of a total of 17 canal boats, including six covered boats, two restaurant boats, and two electric boats. We take particular pride in our electric boats, emphasizing our commitment to sustainability – a key priority for us.

Led by skilled captains and guides, we take our guests through the city's narrow canals, historic harbor, and hundreds of years of fascinating history – the perfect way to experience Copenhagen. See all our canal tours in Copenhagen.

The History of Canal Tours Copenhagen

Like a true fairy tale, the story of Canal Tours Copenhagen begins with "Once upon a time." Once upon a time, there was a bank manager, a captain, a former vice president, and a merchant who came together and had the idea for the original harbor cruise. The first boat started sailing in 1904 and operated as a water bus between Christianshavn and Copenhagen for shipyard workers and locals.

The original open boats had space for about 20 passengers, so in 1930 a series of boats were built with room for 80 passengers. The purpose of the harbor bus then shifted from being merely a means of transport to offering summer excursions in the harbor for both Copenhageners and visitors. In 1948, guided tours were introduced on the so-called Langelinie boats, which were equipped with loudspeakers so a guide could describe the sights along the way. The tours quickly became very popular among both Danes and tourists, and in the following years, both the business and the number of canal boats grew.

The fairy tale continues as our canal boats in Copenhagen are named after Hans Christian Andersen's beloved characters, such as The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Clumsy Hans, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, bringing a magical touch to each journey.

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