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CopenHot - full steam ahead!

CopenHot - full steam ahead!

Imagine a chilly, grey day. You don’t feel up to anything exciting, but think again – maybe lounging in a steaming Swedish wilderness bath with a wonderful view over Copenhagen Harbour is just what you need?

Recently, I did just that. Lounged in a hot tub at Ofelia Plads in Copenhagen with hubby just opposite me. Tourists filed past – some of them more curious (and intrusive) than others, but hey – you are sitting outside on a cold day wearing nothing but a swimsuit. I would be curious too!

The spas are hot stuff – the water is about 40 degrees hot, so fear not: You will not be cold! Not even if you dare to get your shoulders out of the water. In fact, I was so hot after 25 minutes in the spa that I asked for – quite voluntarily, I might add – a hose-down with cold seawater. It was cold, but gooood and it brought my body temperature down a few degrees (or five). Afterwards I dried off in the sauna overlooking the harbour – a charming wooden one with a façade of cleverly produced glass making it easy to look out, but quite difficult to get a glimpse inside due to reflection. 

The seawater used for the hose-down is also what’s used for the spas. Copenhagen Harbour is very clean, but due to safety regulations swimming is only permitted a few places. And Ofelia Plads isn’t one of them. Luckily, CopenHot has made it possible for us to soak in the seawater anyhow – they just fill the spas with the stuff and heat it up. Pure and simple and really, really nice.

If you are more than two (or don’t mind sharing with others), you could really push the boat out – quite literally – as it’s possible to rent a floating spa; A sailing hot spa boat. Here you can enjoy the exact same amenities as in the stationary spas – but you can vary your view completely to your own liking. You rent the sailing spa for 1,5 hours, during which you can get quite far around in the harbour. Along with the boat, you’ll hire a skipper, so don’t worry – you’ll be able to steer clear from the harbour busses and other water traffic.

CopenHot, spa boat. Picture borrowed from CopenHot's gallery. See more pictures here.

CopenHot, spa boat. Picture borrowed from CopenHot's gallery. See more pictures here.

I’m an avid(ish) winter swimmer, which makes the weather in April almost too warm for me when it comes to swimming outside. So even though I enjoyed our visit, I can vividly imagine what it would be like to revisit CopenHot a frosty winter day. Next winter I’m SO ready! And I’m bringing friends. And bubbles! Because yes – you can bring drinks. And even snacks. But steer clear of glass for obvious reasons.

Read more about CopenHOT here: https://copenhot.com/about-us/

This post is not sponsored in any way. We paid for our stay with our own money, and I’m only writing from personal experience. Hence no monetary interests are at stake here. As my camera was in my bag in the changing room, the pictures in this posts are CopenHots property. Please let me know if I should remove them.

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