Welcome to the Gudenå system! 

For the protection of the river, and for your own safety, there are some rules that must be followed when boating in the Gudenå system. 

Please be aware that motor driven vessels are only allowed between Mossø and Silkeborg, and from Tange Sø and Randers. Tange Sø is a privately owned lake, which means you need to obtain permission from Gudenaacentralen to navigate your boat here - click the this to access the website of Gudenaacentralen. Outwith these areas, the river is either too small, or the environment is too fragile. Navigating a motor driven vessel in an area where it is not permitted to do so will incur a fine.

Click here for a map of where it is permitted to navigate a motor driven vessel incl. speed limits

To put your boat in the water, you must launch it at a designated launch site or slipway - use this link to fint a list launch sites. Please be aware that there may be a fee for putting your boat in the water.

All visitors who wish to navigate their own motorboat in the Gudenå system must apply for a guest registration number. This costs 75 DKK and is valid for 14 days. The authorities carry out regular inspections. If your boat does not have a registration number, this will incur a fine (1000 DKK). Click here for more information on guest registration numbers. 

For your own safety, it is recommended that you wear a life vest at all times. It is compulsory to have at least one life vest on board for everyone in the boat.


We hope you enjoy your stay! 

Photo credit:

Speed limit sign: Vinni Bruun

Children in lifejackets & boatnumber: Gudenåkomiteen