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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) Tours

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.

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Private 3-Hour Copenhagen Walking Tour, Copenhagen, null
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Private 3-Hour Copenhagen Walking Tour

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Take a stroll with your professional guide through the city of Copenhagen. Starting from City Hall Square right at HC Andersen statue (Radhuspladsen), you’ll ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs

From USD $320.00
Private Shore Excursion: Best of Copenhagen and Christiansborg Palace by Bus and Foot, Copenhagen, ... 
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Private Shore Excursion: Best of Copenhagen and Christiansborg Palace by Bus and Foot

Discover the marine city of Copenhagen which is going to win your heart with its versatility! Learn why the Danes are considered to be the happiest people in ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.00
Copenhagen Shore Excursion: Panoramic City Tour, Copenhagen, Ports of Call Tours
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Copenhagen Shore Excursion: Panoramic City Tour

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While you’re in port, see all the major highlights of Denmark's capital on this introductory city tour of Copenhagen. During this shore excursion, you will see ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.35
Private Shore Excursion: Best of Copenhagen and Northern Zealand with Kronborg Castle, Copenhagen, ... 
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Private Shore Excursion: Best of Copenhagen and Northern Zealand with Kronborg Castle

Set off for a 7 hour adventure along the Danish countryside to contemplate the beauty of its flora and wildlife, take pictures on the background of medieval ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $216.00
Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat, Copenhagen, Ports of Call Tours
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Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat

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See Copenhagen by open-air bus and boat with a hop-on hop-off tour. With a ticket valid for 48 hours from first use, explore the city on four comprehensive ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $40.11
Grand Inner City Tour of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Grand Inner City Tour of Copenhagen

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A driver and a guide will show you all that is must-see in our city. As we go in small groups, the tour is personal and relaxed and you see a lot more than you ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.77
Copenhagen Panoramic City Tour with Harbor Cruise, Copenhagen, City Tours
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Copenhagen Panoramic City Tour with Harbor Cruise

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See the sights of Copenhagen by coach and by boat on this two-part tour of the city and harbor. View top Copenhagen attractions as you drive through the Danish ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.58
Copenhagen Canal Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry to Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Copenhagen Canal Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry to Tivoli Gardens

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Admire picturesque Copenhagen from the water on this 1-hour city canal cruise that includes skip-the-line entry to Tivoli Gardens. Board a sightseeing boat and ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.48
2-Hour Copenhagen Segway Tour, Copenhagen, Day Cruises
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2-Hour Copenhagen Segway Tour

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Explore Copenhagen on a fun 2-hour-long Segway tour. After getting your necessary equipment and Segway, you will depart with your guide, who will provide live ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.23
City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Copenhagen, Segway Tours
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City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore the amazing city of Copenhagen all year round with a 72-hour City Sightseeing Mermaid Tour or 72-hour All Lines Tour, including the Mermaid Route plus ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $32.63

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