Baltic and Fjord Cruises
While they may not offer the sun of a typical Mediterranean cruise, cruises to Norway, Scandinavia and the Arctic more than make up for it with the beautiful sceneries, historical attractions and a range of exciting experiences for everyone. Don’t let the colder temperatures put you off as you enjoy the stunning landscapes of natural northern Europe, chic culture and wonderful wildlife. Baltic and Fjord Cruises offer incredible new opportunities for a variety of travellers including the Northern Lights.
If you’re planning on going on a European Cruise this year then make sure to renew your European Health Insurance Card to cover you in case of emergency. With your EHIC you’ll have that extra peace of mind when travelling through Europe and you can then look forward to these ports where a majority of Baltic cruises tend to dock.
Capital of Denmark and a major Baltic port full of canals, lakes and the sea. A large city with the atmosphere and mentality of a charming smaller town full of shops and cafés. Copenhagen also has the world famous Tivoli Gardens amusement parks and gardens that is a lot of fun for all the family, other attractions include the Little Mermaid statue based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, Amalienborg Castle, National Museum, Rosenborg Castle and Round Tower.
A popular destination due to the Northern Lights in winter and the midnight sun in summer, Iceland is a fantastic place to visit regardless of season. Located near the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a rather sparse country with a rich history of Viking heritage along with many glaciers, waterfalls, active volcanoes and seaside villages with spectacular mountain views. June to August is very busy for tourism with many people visiting the capital Reykjavik, the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Pingvellir National Park.
The capital of Sweden has surged in the popularity as a cruise port that allows you dock right in the city centre. With the Royal Palace, City Hall and over 70 museums throughout the city you will never run out of things to see and do. With the Grona Lund amusement park and Junibacken (Story Train) there are even attractions to keep your children occupied. Stockholm is also famous for its shopper’s paradise that includes fashion stores, souvenirs, design and crystal.
Packed full of historic towns, snow topped mountains and beautifully carved fjords, Norway is another top port on many Baltic cruises. Tourists frequently flock to Oslo to witness the changing of the Royal Guard (just like Buckingham Palace in London) and along with Iceland, Norway is a great spot for viewing the Northern Lights between late autumn and early spring. Make the most of a Norwegian stop on your cruise if you want to witness the universe at its most stunning.