Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Little Mermaid (Lille Havfrue) Tours

star-4
649 Reviews
Little Mermaid (Lille Havfrue)
One of Denmark’s most beloved icons, the Little Mermaid first appeared in Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairytale and achieved even wider recognition with Disney’s 1989 animated adaptation. A statue of the character by artist Edvard Eriksen looks out over Copenhagen’s harbor, and is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. 

The Basics
A tour of Copenhagen isn’t complete without a selfie with the city’s most famous statue. Copenhagen hop-on hop-off tours stop right by the statue, or you can visit the Little Mermaid on a private or small-group walking tour. Alternatively, admire it from the water on a Copenhagen canal tour, stop by on a bike or Segway tour, or combine a city tour with other Copenhagen attractions such as Christiansborg Palace or Kronborg Castle.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Little Mermaid statue is a must-see for fairytale and Disney fans.
  • There is no entrance fee to visit the statue.

How to Get There
The Little Mermaid statue sits on a rock along the Langelinie Promenade in Copenhagen Harbor, about 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) northeast of downtown Copenhagen. Bus no. 26 stops close to the harbor. 

When to Get There
The busiest time to visit the statue is during the summer months, when it’s best to make an early start to ensure a crowd-free photo. 

The History of the Statue
Carl Jacobsen, heir to the Carlsberg beer fortune, commissioned the Little Mermaid statue in the early 20th century after watching the ballet about the fairytale at Copenhagen's Royal Theatre. Jacobsen asked sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create the statue, which was unveiled in August of 1913. The bronze statue's head was modeled after the ballet's prima ballerina, but the body was modeled after Eriksen's wife.
Address: Langelinie, Copenhagen, Denmark
Read More

74 Tours and Activities to Experience Little Mermaid (Lille Havfrue)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
The Grand Tour from Nyhavn

The Grand Tour from Nyhavn

star-4.5
Get acquainted with Denmark’s wonderful capital from the water on this 1-hour Copenhagen boat tour. Glide along the city’s picturesque canals and harbor waters, and soak up stellar views of top Copenhagen attractions. Pass landmarks such as the Amalienborg Palace, the Little Mermaid statue and stunning Copenhagen Opera House; and drift around the canals of the Christianshavn neighborhood past colorful townhouses, cobbled lanes and houseboats. Plus, as you sit back and admire the sights on your Copenhagen canal tour, hear interesting tales about their history from the informative onboard guide.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$15.91
From
$15.91
Taking safety measures

The Grand Tour & Tivoli

The Grand Tour & Tivoli

star-4.5
See the spectacular sights of Copenhagen from the city’s picturesque canals on a 1-hour water cruise of the Danish capital that includes priority access to the Tivoli Gardens. Climb aboard your sightseeing boat and set sail on the winding waterways of the city; glide past the iconic The Little Mermaid statue and gaze at the regal resplendence of Amalienborg Palace as you pass. Capture photographs of the quaint Christianshavn district and then head to the immensely entertaining Tivoli park to make the most of your skip-the-line ticket. Ride on exhilarating roller coasters and gentle carousels and absorb the festive atmosphere of the carnival.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.79
From
$36.79
Taking safety measures

Grand Inner City Tour of Copenhagen

Grand Inner City Tour of Copenhagen

star-4.5
Enjoy the must-see sights of Copenhagen on a small-group tour of the city limited to 16 people to provide a more intimate sightseeing experience. With a driver and guide, check out attractions like Christiansborg Palace, the Little Mermaid, and Nyhavn, plus enjoy a cruise on the canals.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$159.86
From
$159.86

2 Hours Copenhagen Segway Tour

2 Hours Copenhagen Segway Tour

star-5
Make the most of your limited time in Copenhagen and cover far more ground than would be possible on foot on this Segway tour. Ideal for visitors who have trouble walking long distances, this small-group tour (limited to 10 people) takes you to such sites as the Little Mermaid statue, Christiansborg Palace, Old Royal Stock Exchange, and Amalienborg Palace as your guide offers context and little-known details along the way.
More
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$82.18
From
$82.18

Copenhagen Canal Tour - Exploring Hidden Gems

Copenhagen Canal Tour - Exploring Hidden Gems

star-5
Get a local's perspective on Copenhagen as you cruise through Copenhagen's canals on this guided tour. Limited to a small group of just 12 people, the captain tailors the tour to the group's interests, meaning you get a personalized experience and the opportunity to participate in any special events or festivals occurring. Get a deeper insight than most visitors to Copenhagen while sipping on included wine, beer, or soda.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.03
From
$70.03
Taking safety measures

7-Day Scenic Scandinavian Tour from Copenhagen exploring Denmark, Sweden and fjords in Norway

7-Day Scenic Scandinavian Tour from Copenhagen exploring Denmark, Sweden and fjords in Norway

star-5
This week-long scenic tour is the perfect way to experience Scandinavia. Beginning with a sightseeing tour in Copenhagen, explore Denmark, Norway, and Sweden with a full-time tour guide at each destination. Traveling by coach, rail, and boat, experience the route's cities, fjords, and countryside in different ways. This is a great choice for first time visitors or travelers with limited time in Scandinavia.
More
  • 7 days
From
$782.62
From
$782.62

Shore Excursion: Copenhagen Highlights and Christiansborg Palace

Shore Excursion: Copenhagen Highlights and Christiansborg Palace

star-3.5
When your cruise ship docks in port, pack a thorough tour of Copenhagen's landmarks and highlights into your limited time on shore. Accompanied by commentary from your guide, visit the Danish capital's most important sights, including an interior visit at Christiansborg Palace. Enjoy some free time shopping and dining before return drop-off at the port.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$121.55
From
$121.55

Must-See Copenhagen Tour: The Untold Stories

Must-See Copenhagen Tour: The Untold Stories

star-5
Learn the untold stories behind top Copenhagen attractions during this guided city tour. In the company of a local guide, get your bearings in the city while exploring places such as the Little Mermaid, the Rosenborg Castle, and the Church of Our Lady with ease. Ideal for first-time visitors, you’ll get an insight into a side of Copenhagen history that most travelers miss.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$18.96
From
$18.96

Charming COPENHAGEN TOUR: Little Mermaid Game (Canals, Nyhavn Harbour)

SPECIAL OFFER

Charming COPENHAGEN TOUR: Little Mermaid Game (Canals, Nyhavn Harbour)

star-4.5
Skip the standard city walking tours and move through Copenhagen at your own pace (and without the worry of getting lost), while you try to solve this interactive Little Mermaid Quest. Visit more of the city’s fairytale attractions than you would if exploring independently and stop at places you might have otherwise missed.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$7.10
per group
$11.84
$4.74 savings
From
$7.10
per group
$11.84
$4.74 savings

Wonderful Copenhagen - Shore Excursion

Wonderful Copenhagen - Shore Excursion

star-4
This half-day tour of the beautiful city of Copenhagen starts at the Little Mermaid - a bronze statue situated on the waterside - from where you'll walk to the Nyhavn District, where brightly-coloured old houses sit alongside modern bars and restaurants. Amalienborg Palace, home of the Danish royal family, is the next stop: from here you can explore the city or do some shopping.
More
  • 4 hours
From
$87.79
From
$87.79

Shore Excursion: 2-Hour Copenhagen Segway Cruise

Shore Excursion: 2-Hour Copenhagen Segway Cruise

star-5
Travel across the city in ease, and see many of Copenhagen’s key highlights, on this small-group Segway tour. Meet your guide at the Langelinie Pier, grab a helmet, and get acquainted with the proper Segway techniques. Once you feel comfortable, set off across town: you’ll see The Little Mermaid, Christiansborg Palace, and more, and will even stop for refreshments (own expense) at a cozy café. As you go, your guide will share stories about the sights; headsets are included so you can hear their every word.
More
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$81.44
From
$81.44

Shore Excursion: Panorama Sightseeing By Land and Canal Cruise

Shore Excursion: Panorama Sightseeing By Land and Canal Cruise

what better way to see the full sights and delights of Copenhagen than by bus and boat in one half day tour. Taking in all the main sights this tour is a must for any cruise passenger in port for the day.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$106.70
From
$106.70
Taking safety measures

Join-in Shore Excursion: Copenhagen Panoramic Tour

Join-in Shore Excursion: Copenhagen Panoramic Tour

A 4-hour tour with photo stops that includes a sightseeing tour of Copenhagen and a guided walk in the city center. You will see the Nihavn, the Stroget, the New King Square, the Christiansborg Palace, the Amalienborg, the Fredericks Kirke, the Langelini Park, the Little Mermaid, etc. The tour ends at the harbor, but you can stay in the city center and return to the ship yourself. Min travelers per product: 10
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$223.00
From
$223.00
Taking safety measures

Small-Group Discovery Bike Tour in Copenhagen

Small-Group Discovery Bike Tour in Copenhagen

star-5
Your stylish JOPO bike and local guide awaits you ready to take you out on a fantastic bicycle tour in the greatest bicycle city in the world. On your way, experience some of Copenhagen’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems, while you tune into fun and interesting local stories. We’ll of course also get to step off our bikes to shoot those picture-perfect snapshots at Copenhagen's green gardens, tucked-away cobble-stoned streets, grand castles and blazing colorful streets. All while we're covering Copenhagen's history, culture and way of life. HIGHLIGHTS: - Cruise Copenhagen on a stylish JOPO city bike - Experience 90 % of all the sights Copenhagen in just 2 hours - Get local recommendations after the tour over a complimentary beverage in our office - Tune into a locals fun stories at picture-perfect stops and in-route via an Apple headset - Start and end in the heart of the city - Small groups of a maximum of 10 persons only
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$64.10
From
$64.10

4-Hour Private City Walking Tour including a Canal Tour

4-Hour Private City Walking Tour including a Canal Tour

star-5
Experience two different perspectives of the city on a single excursion with a combined canal and city tour, ideal for visitors with limited time. Be immersed in the city streets as you stroll between landmarks including Nyhavn, Kongens Nytorv, and Amalienborg, then take to the water for a different perspective of attractions including Our Saviour Church, Christiania, and more.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$170.00
per group
From
$170.00
per group
Taking safety measures

City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

star-3.5
Discover why they call it 'Wonderful Copenhagen' on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Denmark's postcard-pretty capital. Choose from three routes and stay aboard to gaze at the sights, or hop on and off at any stop to explore on foot. Listen to the interesting onboard commentary; admire must-sees such as the Little Mermaid statue and Amalienborg Palace; and hop off to visit attractions such as the Tivoli Gardens and more. Your ticket is valid for 72 hours from first use.
More
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$33.18
From
$33.18
Taking safety measures

Copenhagen Small Group Bike Tour

Copenhagen Small Group Bike Tour

star-5
Explore the Danish capital of Copenhagen like a local—on a bicycle—during this half-day tour. Leave the directions and navigation to a guide, just pedal along and enjoy the scenery, passing highlights such as the Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace. Limited to just 10 people, this small-group tour guarantees an intimate atmosphere and plenty of personalized attention.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$66.74
From
$66.74

Copenhagen 3-Hour Private Bike Tour

Copenhagen 3-Hour Private Bike Tour

star-4.5
Large group tours can feel impersonal but one this private guided tour of Copenhagen you can enjoy a more tailored experience and, as it is by bicycle, visit places inaccessible to tour buses. Pedal through the city in the company of a guide who takes you to the top sites, as well as a few of their best-loved hidden gems.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$164.78
Price varies by group size
From
$164.78
Price varies by group size

1 Hour Copenhagen Segway Tour

1 Hour Copenhagen Segway Tour

star-5
Save time and foot fatigue on a Segway tour of Copenhagen, zipping between attractions such as the Little Mermaid, Frederik’s Church, and Nyhavn while still enjoying a close up look at these iconic landmarks. Enjoy the more personalized experience of a small-group tour, benefiting from provided headsets to clearly hear insights provided by your guide, and rehydrate with a complimentary beverage at the conclusion of your tour.
More
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$55.70
From
$55.70

Private Shore Excursion: Copenhagen walking tour

Private Shore Excursion: Copenhagen walking tour

Walking Tour of the highlights of central Copenhagen with a professional English-speaking guide. The meeting with the guide will take place in one of the hotels in the center of Copenhagen, to which you will betray yourself. The tour ends in the city center, from where you can return to the ship or continue to explore the city on your own. You will see the Townhall square, the Tivoli Gardens, the Stroeget, the Nyhavn, the King's New Square, the Amalienborg, the Frederiks Kirke, the Langelinie Park, the Little Mermaid, etc.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$387.00
Price varies by group size
From
$387.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

2 HR Private Walking Tour of Copenhagen - must-sees, hygge & local gems

2 HR Private Walking Tour of Copenhagen - must-sees, hygge & local gems

Explore Copenhagen on a 2-hour private walking tour with a fun and experienced guide! We have planned a beautiful route which includes the waterfront promenade (a traffic-free zone) and we will cover as much as possible, including the must-see sights such as Nyhavn, The Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace but also monuments and stories which you will not find in the guidebooks. On this tour you will see the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Amalienborg Palace - a great daily tradition. Learn about the Royal castle and the Danish monarchy - one of the oldest in Europe. We will explore colourful Nyhavn - the most photographed place in Copenhagen! Strike a pose with Denmark's most famous lady - The Little Mermaid Climb the embankments of Kastellet (The Citadel) - a still-active military site from the 1600's And much more! Hear stories which are unique, fun and interesting as you are lead through Copenhagen with your experienced guide on this relaxed and personal tour. Let's go explore
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$340.33
per group
From
$340.33
per group

Copenhagen Private Full Day Walking Tour

Copenhagen Private Full Day Walking Tour

star-4.5
Explore Copenhagen for an entire day in the company of a private guide on this full-day private walking tour. Instead of wandering aimlessly, work together with your guide to craft an itinerary focusing on your specific interests. Learn much more about Copenhagen's culture and history through your guide's engaging commentary than you would exploring the highlights on your own.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$222.45
Price varies by group size
From
$222.45
Price varies by group size

Segway Winter Tour 90 Minutes

Segway Winter Tour 90 Minutes

star-5
If you thought traveling to Copenhagen in the winter meant you’d have to stay indoors, this winter Segway tour will make you think again. Tour many of Copenhagen’s must-see sights, plus enjoy a café stop to warm up. Receive a thorough safety briefing, so even first-time Segway riders can feel confident. Your guide will share their stories via a radio system so you don’t have to stop to listen. A fun tour for the whole family.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$65.64
From
$65.64

1-Hour Private Segway Tour Copenhagen

1-Hour Private Segway Tour Copenhagen

star-5
A fast, fun and eco-friendly way to get to know Copenhagen with your very own guide on a private VIP tour! Imagine cruising on your Segway with your guide, exploring the city center all the way from Langelinie to Nyhavn and back via the beautiful Amalienborg Palace. Majority of this tour takes place in a car-free zone, which is one of the advantages we can uniquely offer you. Experience over 10 sights in just 1 hour, and get up-close to monuments where cars are not allowed. As the only officially authorized Segway Tour Operator in Denmark, we have the newest machines, a radio system & experienced guides who will ensure intersting stories and a smooth ride with a priority to give you the best possible tour. Your tour will end with a fun Segway Souvenir & an organic complimentary refreshment. Highlights include: The Little Mermaid, Marble Church, Royal Playhouse, Amalienborg Palace, Nyhavn, Opera House, and much more with photo stops built in! Let's Cruise Copenhagen the Seg-Way!
More
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
From
$72.93
From
$72.93

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Little Mermaid (Lille Havfrue)?