Welcome to Scandinavia
You can expect a warm welcome at every destination on this immersive Scandinavian adventure, with friendly locals ready to greet your arrival into a trio of charming Swedish, Norwegian and Danish towns and cities with traditional festivities, and two of Europe’s most amenable capitals awaiting your exploration.
As one of the region’s most interesting and welcoming destinations, Oslo – Norway’s capital and largest city – is the perfect place for an introduction to Scandinavia.[ReadMoreMob] Known as the ‘Capital of Culture and Nature’, Oslo boasts plenty of artistic and aesthetic treasures; Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Polar Ship Museum, the National Gallery – home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream – and the medieval Akershus Fortress are among many attractions you can uncover before departing the city via the idyllic Oslofjord. [ReadMoreDesk]A short overnight sail to Sweden is then followed by a call at Helsingborg. From the moment the city’s locals welcome you to the city with traditional festivities, you’re in for an authentic Swedish experience here. After revelling in your very special arrival, you’ll have a full day to explore at your leisure. Perhaps, you’ll opt to take in Helsingborg’s many monuments and museums, such as the remains of the medieval Kärnan and Fredriksdal Open-air Museum; visit Sofiero Castle and Gardens, with its beautiful architecture and flora; or even relax at the city’s Tropical Beach.
Two days in Denmark will be packed with diverse delights. Copenhagen – the cosmopolitan Danish capital – offers a host of highlights, from the pretty Nyhavn district and the iconic Little Mermaid statue to the world-famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park and the impressive Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, which are rich in Royal history and heritage. With Balmoral docking close to the centre of the city too, you’ll be perfectly places to see the city’s sights. Then there’s Fredericia, where ceremonial cannon fire and locals looking resplendent in traditional dress, will provide an unforgettable welcome to this historic town. Again, you’ll dock close to the town centre here, so old military ramparts and landmarks including the Foot Soldier Statue will be within easy reach. Fredericia is also your gateway to the original Legoland in nearby Billund; and Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. Finally, it’s back to Norway for another memorable welcome into Arendal, a town made famous by the fictional ‘Arendelle’ kingdom in the hit Disney animation Frozen.