The Nordic countries are a glorious contrast of the sophisticated Scandinavian capitals of Northern Europe; including Stockholm with its stately and spacious capital which occupies 14 islands connected by around 50 bridges. Medieval buildings crowd together in the charming Old Town and the tranquil Royal Djurgarden city park invites your indulgence. Or Scandinavia's largest city, Copenhagen, which has a uniquely intimate quality with cafés and restaurants spilling out of brightly coloured townhouses in historic Nyhavn, whilst the atmospheric waterfront is a wonderful place to watch the world go by.
In contrast, the atmospheric medieval cities of the Hanseatic League promises to be one you will always remember. Mixing sleek Scandinavian architecture, grey concrete blocks and medieval Hanseatic housing, Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, is a fascinating mix of influences. You’ll be absorbed by the cobblestone streets, turrets and spires of the beautiful and unspoilt Old Town. Take time to soak in Karlskrona, situated in the middle of an archipelago, the naval port of Karlskrona was named as part of the UNESCO World Heritage programme back in 2011. With the Kungsholm Fortress and Drottningskar Citadel standing proud, it’s a truly unique and memorable city.
And if all those cities have left you looking for some peace on board, head up to the top deck to enjoy sailing through Sweden’s largest archipelago, consisting of some 30,000 islands, islets and rocks. From stunning wooded islands to crisp sandy beaches, there’s something to see with every turn.
There is no better way to see the highlights of the Hidden Nordic countries than on one of our Hidden Nordic Treasures cruises.
Our ship, Ambience, is the perfect vessel for getting into some of the Nordics cities’ smaller cruise ports, providing a more leisurely and friendly cruising experience. And you can make your cruise even better with one of our popular destination experiences. These are expertly selected to show you the most interesting and inspiring parts of the Nordic region.