Sailing Holidays

There is no place better for a sailing holiday than in the Outdoor Capital of Denmark. Our city is enclosed by water - no matter where you look, you might be able see the mesmerizing light reflections on the surface of our many lakes.

You can experience the extraordinary waters of the Lake District from one of our 8 historical tour boats such as Hjejlen, the oldest paddle steamer in the world. Or maybe you would rather rent a solar boat and simply enjoy a tranquil moment out on open water. There are countless opportunities for a day out sailing in the Lake District!

Boat Hire

There are several places in and around Silkeborg where you can hire a boat. Click here to see where.

Boats in Silkeborg

Registration of Visiting Boats

All motor boats used on the Silkeborg lakes and the River Gudenå must be registered. So, your boat must have a guest number. Read more about registration of your boat here...


Hjejlen is the oldest original coal-fired paddle steamer in the world, which is still in operation – and you can experience it right in the heart of lake district throughout the summer!