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The little ferry at Esrum Lake

The boat service has two ferries, Rolf and Viking, which are completely renovated and approved by the authorities. They sail from sunrise to sunset in the season, from May 1st to September 30th.

Boating run by volunteers

Boating Esrum Lake is a non-profit organization run by volunteer skippers. They are knowledgeable ferry people, approved by the Danish Maritime Authority, and have great local knowledge.

How to get out sailing

Boating sails on your demand, and has no fixed sailing schedule. There is no minimum for how many you have to be to sail, but it costs a minimum of DKK 600 to get the ferry on the water.

  • Price adult: DKK 125.00
  • Price children under 15 years: DKK 75.00

Book your boat trip with Bådfarten Esrum Sø here

Where do the sailing trips go?

Tour of Esrum Lake

On this trip, you will get around the southern end of Esrum Lake. From Skipperhuset, sail south past the idyllic Sørup old harbour. The trip continues along with the bird sanctuary and up along Nødebo Holt on the southwest side of the lake. At Dronningens Bøge north of Nødebo, cross the lake to Slotsparken, which you sail along before the trip ends at Skipperhuset.

The voyage lasts 1 hour, and along the way, the skipper tells you what you are sailing past.

The King's and Queen's Books in Gribskov

The sailing goes round trip to the barbecue places in Kongens or Dronningens Bøge. The pitches are located in Gribskov down to the lakeshore and are lovely excursion destinations for a nice picnic. Both places have covered campfire huts with tables and benches.

The sailing lasts approx. half an hour each way.

Traktørstedet Fændrikhus

The old forest runner house Fændrikhus in Gribskov has been transformed into the nicest tractor place, leased by Bådfarten. With uninterrupted views of Esrum Lake, you can enjoy lunch or coffee and cake here. Fændrikhus can also be rented as a setting for weddings, family parties, company trips, etc.

Here you can go ashore

Landing can be done at Skipperhuset, Sørup Havn, Kongens Bøge, Dronningens Bøge, Fændrikhus and in Nødebo by Kajakklubben, Nødebo Holt.

Special Tours

Do you have special wishes, e.g. for a tailor-made trip in connection with family events, weddings, birthdays or company events, contact Bådfarten by email at


Frederik IV's old boathouse, Chaluphuset, can be rented for special events. The events should preferably be with public access, such as. exhibitions, theatre, concerts, etc.

The boathouse

The rustic local Boathouse is located with beautiful views of Esrum Lake. The room can be rented during the sailing season for holding events with up to 50 seated guests.



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