Enjoy a nice sail on Kolding River. Rent a canoe or a kayak
Price per. canoe/kayak:
Rent per hour: DKK 125, -
Rent per day: DKK 400, -
(A deposit of 400, DKK will be required for each canoe)
A canoe can fit three adults or two adults and two children. However, there is a max limit of 400 kg (882 lbs.) including luggage.
In a kayak the limit is two adults and a small child. Here the weight limit is 215 (474 lbs.) kg including luggage.
All passengers will be given a life jacket.
The canoes (4 in total) and the kayaks (2 in total) are only available for rent in our opening hours
Please notice, that you CANNOT book via a phone call, you will have to use the red link further down the page to book a canoe or kayak. Showing up in person is also possible, but to be sure of getting a canoe we recommend booking beforehand.
The starting and ending point will be at the Harteværk. This means that you can’t hand back your canoe/kayak at any other given place. Please remember to get your canoe/kayak at the time you have booked it. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after the set time, we might rent it out to someone else.
It will be possible to cancel up until two hours before you were booked to leave. If you cancel any later than this, we will require a full payment.
You can book your canoe on the red link underneath this text. However, the website is in Danish. Canoe booking
Recommendations for canoe routes
Trip option 1. Blinde Stream
Time: From the Harteværk to Blinde stream about 40 min, going back it will take about 1 hour (since we will be going against the current)
If you sail in to Blinde stream, there will be a possibility to go onto land, and there will be some benches for eating.
Information about Blinde stream. It is the original bends from Kolding river, from before it was straightened about 100 years ago, when the Harteværk was built.
Trip option 2. Påby meadow about 2.3 km (1.76 miles) from the Harteværk
Time: From the Harteværk to Påby meadow about 1 hour, going back about 45 min.
At Påby meadow there will be the possibility to go onto land. If you go up a slight hill there will be a platform where you can enjoy the view. If you go up a bit more, inside the woods, there will be a shelter place and a fire place.
Sailing further down the lake from Påby meadow is NOT ALLOWED.
Trip option 3. Plovfuren, about 1 km. From the Harteværk
Time: From the Harteværk to Plovfuren about 15 min. going back about 30 min.
At Plovfuren you will find an underwater camera, where you can experience life in the water. Currently we’re working on improving the way you can get onto the land from the canoe.
Trip option 4. City and the marina
Time: from the Harteværk to the city about 60 min. going back about 1 hour and 15 min.
There are multiple options to go onto land in Kolding City. You can enjoy lunch on one of the many cafés or restaurants in the city. You can sail all the way out to the marina but remember that you have to get back again.
About Kolding River
Canoeing on Kolding river
From the Harteværk you sail 500 meters on the canal from the water work. Then you will get to the Kolding River, among other things known for its sea trout
From here you can either sail with the current down towards Kolding city, or against the current towards the shelters and the highway. In both directions, the lake will bend through the pretty river valley, where you can enjoy the sight of the cattle grazing in the meadow along the lake.
If you choose to sail towards the city you will see the bridge by Plovfuren and 2 km further down the lake you will be at Vestre Ringgade.
As the lake bends you will be able to enter your own world even if you are nearing the city center.
Sailing from Vestre Ringgade to the center of Kolding city, you will have houses on both sided of you and be experience the city in a completely new way.
The trip will take about 40 min down to the city center and remember that the trip back will take longer as you are sailing against the current.
We do NOT recommend that younger children sail the canoe/kayak alone as it might be difficult for them to control the boat.