On our Scandinavian adventure with Enchanted Princess, we visited a number of destinations in both Denmark and Norway. Even though I have visited this part of the World before, I’d actually never been to any of these places so I was really excited to go somewhere entirely new – a true beauty of going on a cruise.
This is such a stunning part of the world and I always recommend people bump this right to the top of their bucket list, crowned of course with the breath-taking Norwegian Fjords. On this cruise, we visited Kristiansand and Oslo in Norway, together with Copenhagen and Skagen in Denmark. Click on the icons below to see what we got up to and our top tips.
Explore the way you want to
One of the things I love about cruising is how you can choose how to explore the destinations you visit. That could be doing things on your own, or taking the opportunity to go on one of the many curated excursions by the cruise line. Personally, I tend to do a mixture of this when cruising, and this trip was no exception.
I love to be able to get a feel for a destination by walking or cycling around, indulging in in the culture, the food, the history and of course getting to know the people. And it’s very easy to do with Oslo and Copenhagen as these cities are very accessible.
One top tip that applies to many destinations, if you want to cover a lot of distance with limited time then try something like a hop-on hop-off bus – they are inexpensive ways to get around a city and get to see all the major sites all in one go
There are benefits for choosing to take an excursion from the cruise line – chief of these is the peace of mind it brings. The cruise line will take you off the ship and return you back when you are done. And if anything were to go awry, then the cruise line is in a position to step in and help. So, there are definitely reasons to consider this depending where you are visiting and what you want to do.
At the very least, make sure you take a look at the shore excursion brochure, because you never know … something may take your fancy.
Scandinavia should be on your bucket list
Honestly, this itinerary really was full of surprises, with so much food both literally and for the mind and soul, and a real opportunity to explore some of the best-known parts of Denmark and Norway – I’d definitely recommend it.
What are your favourite spots to visit in Scandinavia? Let us know in the comments below and on social media
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