Cruise to Northern Europe for a special cruise vacation that offers you everything from majestic fjords to glacial lakes.
Not only will you be thrilled by the gorgeous natural landscapes, but you will visit the eccentric and exciting cultures of some truly incredible countries. Learn the dances and songs of the Russian people in St. Petersburg. Indulge in fine Finnish fare like reindeer sausage and smoked herring. Heal your body and mind in the Blue Lagoon of Iceland. Immerse yourself in the history of the Vikings.
Find your inspiration, and enjoy some relaxation when you choose a cruise to the Baltics.
Things to Do on a Cruise to Northern Europe
Scandinavia is filled with countries that constantly rank as having the happiest citizens, so why not visit their hotspots and see if you wind up smiling more? The countries of Northern Europe are known for having long summer days where the sun seems to never set, but then in the winter it sometimes feels as if the sun will never rise. These extremes create an interesting culture and historical experience. Featured below are a few of the best ways to spend your time cruising through Northern Europe:
Catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis. On clear evenings, especially in September and March, this dazzling natural phenomenon will take your breath away.
See major works of art in the truly royal setting of a gilded palace at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. The Hermitage is located in the Winter Palace of Russia’s monarchs and includes Catherine the Great’s expansive art collection.
Be a kid again by attending Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. This site is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world and was the inspiration for Disneyland. Also in Denmark is Legoland, an amusement park devoted to the popular toy bricks.
Go skiing. Norway is littered with ski resorts and slopes that served as training grounds for many Olympians. Norway has the most Winter Olympic medals for a reason, and they intend to keep it that way.
Warm up at a thermal pool in Iceland. Spas have popped up throughout Iceland, allowing people to bath in the naturally warm water of the geothermal springs. This is a popular way to spend a day in Iceland.
Celebrate fairytales in Denmark, home to Hans Christian Andersen, author of The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and more. In nearby Germany you can travel the fairytale route from Hanau to Bremen, lined with attractions dedicated to the Brothers Grimm.
Map of Northern Europe: