For a different kind – and extremely popular – hot and cold experience in Copenhagen in wintertime, CopenHot offers new Nordic wellness and harbour-side hot tubs with heated seawater and a sauna to go. Here, the tub water is always heated to 40 degrees and so, any weather is spa weather in the city.
Diving into the cool Copenhagen waves with great spa facilities at hand is, therefore, available to all – and the latest branch on the ‘hot tub tree’ is the brand-new floating sauna facilities by GoBoat in downtown Copenhagen. Currently, the GoBoat sauna floats in the harbour near Christiansborg Palace (The Danish Parliament) and the Old Stock Exchange Børsen built by King Christian IV, offering magnificent views of one of the oldest parts of the Danish capital. It doesn’t require club memberships, and thus allows tourists to visit and book the sauna on equal terms as locals. It can be booked for groups of up to 12 persons, for one or two hours.
At La Banchina, a stunning spot on Refshaleøen, a dip in the icy harbour can be combined with a sauna experience every day from 08-20, making the chilly swim all worthwhile. For the party people, a bottle of Champagne can also be purchased to bring along in the sauna, creating a bit of a buzz on top of a cold dip in the Copenhagen waters. For true Vikings, a dip in Copenhagen’s famous harbour baths in the centre of the city is another option, but beware, that lifeguards aren’t around most places off-season, but are only on watch during the summertime. Read more on Copenhagen’s harbour area and activities all year round right here.