9 Night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise on Adventure of the Seas from Copenhagen, Denmark Tallinn, Estonia, Cityscape
The 9 Night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark visits Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Copenhagen, Denmark. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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9 Night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Adventure of the Seas
Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Stockholm, Sweden
Day 4 - Helsinki, Finland
Day 5 - 6 - St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 7 - Tallinn, Estonia
Day 8 - 9 - Cruising
Day 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Tallinn, Estonia, Cityscape
View of the Tallinn, Estonia cityscape
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9 Night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise

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Leaving from
Copenhagen, Denmark
Onboard
Adventure of the Seas
Day Port
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Departs at 5:00 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Stockholm, Sweden
From 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
4
Helsinki, Finland
From 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
5 - 6
St. Petersburg, Russia
From Day 5, 7:00 AM - Day 6, 6:00 PM
7
Tallinn, Estonia
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8 - 9
Cruising
Day at sea
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrives at 6:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Adventure of the Seas

Your ship
Adventure of the Seas
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Adventure of the Seas, The Perfect Storm Waterslides
The Perfect Storm waterslides over the side of Adventure of the Seas
Get to know
Adventure of the Seas
Trade 'sea days' for 'see more' days on an all-round all-star. From adrenaline-amping thrills on The Perfect Storm℠ twin racer slides, to prime cut steaks sizzled to perfection at Chops Grille℠, to showstopping glitz onstage at Jackpot, this is your ticket to adventure.

THRILLS ONBOARD BETWEEN NEW SHORES

Set sail for endless memory-making options onboard Adventure of the Seas®. Race into action on The Perfect Storm℠ duelling waterslides. Hang ten on the FlowRider® surf simulator. Take thrills to new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then lace up your skates and take your adventure to the ice-skating rink.

TASTE THE BOLD

From prime steaks and Maine lobster at Chops Grille℠ to classic milkshakes, burgers and fries at Johnny Rockets®, you'll find plenty of options for fuelling up between adventures. Craving authentic Italian? Try Giovanni's Table. Or enjoy a Far East feast at Izumi.

SETTLE IN FOR A SCENE-STEALER

Jam out to the best rock and roll hits at Can't Stop The Rock. Slip under Sin City's spell in the glitzy spectacular, Jackpot. Venture on a journey through time and space in Cool Art... Hot Ice. And live out your primetime dreams of dancing with the stars in Invitation to Dance.

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark

Day 1
Copenhagen
Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark Nyhavn Pier Sunset
Scenic Summer sunset view of Nyhavn pier with color buildings, ships, yachts and other boats in the Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark
Things to do in
Copenhagen
Departs at 5:00 PM
Copenhagen has come a long way from its early Viking days. Its historic centre of Frederiksstaden has its share of castles and royal-era palaces – but it’s the modern, sleek Scandinavian design and playful, hygge spirit that sets Denmark’s capital apart today. Each neighbourhood offers its own unique, exciting adventures. Explore the city’s seafaring past with a canal cruise under a network of bridges, or take a stroll along Nyhavn’s colourful quay. Peek in Kødbyen’s trendy art galleries and savour world-renowned Nordic cuisine in Christiania’s quirky cafes. Adventure comes in many forms in Copenhagen, from Baltic beaches to famous fairytales.
Copenhagen, Denmark Tivoli Garden Palace
A Moorish Palace in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

PUT IT IN PARK

Pump up the adrenaline at Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. Go upside down on the 62 mph Vertigo, or feel the thrill of riding the famous wooden roller coaster that marked its 100th birthday in 2014. Arcade games, pantomime shows and live music only add to the park’s appeal.
Copenhagen, Denmark Little Mermaid
Little Mermaid statue sitting on a rock on the harborfront in the northern Kastellet area in Copenhagen, Denmark

PLOT TWIST

Inspired by the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid sculpture remains one of the most visited landmarks in all of Copenhagen. Find her sitting on a rock in the harbour, in all her bronze and granite glory, looking forlorn in search of her prince on land.
Copenhagen, Denmark National Museum
The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen

NATIONAL TREASURES

Housed in the old Prince’s Palace, the National Museum’s galleries span the Great Hall and former sleeping quarters of Danish royalty. Here you can admire furniture from the early 18th century, as well as impressive collections of classical and eastern antiquities, handicrafts, coins, medals and children’s toys.
Copenhagen, Denmark Smorrebrod
Danish smørrebrød sandwich with salmon fish and egg on wooden board, in Copenhagen, Denmark

Local Cuisine

Copenhagen has the most Michelin-starred restaurants of any Scandinavian city. Noma is consistently named 'Best Restaurant in the World' for its New Nordic cuisine. But if you’re hungry for a quick lunch, try a herring smørrebrød sandwich and a dozen Limfjord oysters. Savour Danish cheese, coffee and pastries at Torvehallerne market – or sip on an ice-cold pint of Carlsberg pilsner.
Denmark Copenhagen Mini Hot Air Balloons
Denmark Copenhagen Mini Hot Air Balloons

Shopping

Hit the famous shopping strip of Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian-friendly streets in Europe, for international brands and kitschy collectibles. Copenhagen is perhaps best-known for its Danish-designed glass and ceramic home goods. Many vendors sell secondhand porcelain and silver pieces in street markets, but be prepared to bargain.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Parents Skating with their Daughter
Family Enjoying the Onboard Ice Skating Rink
CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES
Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Boy Ice Skating with his Family
Family's First Time Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve got moves like the Great One, you’ll have a great time every time at the ice skating rink.

Day 3: Stockholm, Sweden

Day 3
Stockholm
Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden, View of old town
View of the old town in Stockholm, Sweden
Things to do in
Stockholm
From 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
As you explore Stockholm – the stylish Swedish capital, built across 14 islands connected by 57 bridges – you'll notice water and green space are never far away. Stroll through Gamla Stan, the colourful medieval Old Town, with its imposing royal palace and looming cathedrals. Browse the little shops and art galleries that line the narrow streets, or take a break in one of the many trendy cafes. Visit the large City Hall, the site of the Nobel Prize banquet, with its austere brick exterior accented by playful Venetian turrets and decorated balconies. Don't miss the grand Vasa Ship Museum – you'll see an almost-intact 17th-century warship – and Skansen, the world's first open-air museum, both located on the island of Djurgarden.
Stockholm, Sweden, Narrow cobblestone street
A narrow cobblestone street in Stockholm, Sweden

Living Museum

Stroll around Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen. The Old Town of Stockholm is one of the largest and best-preserved medieval city centres in Europe. Admire the colourful buildings in the narrow, winding cobblestoned streets, or visit some of the old churches and museums. And don't miss the baroque Royal Palace.
Insider tip
Some museums have free admission, including the Moderna Museet and Historiska Museet.
Stockholm, Sweden, Traditional house
A traditional house in Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden in Miniature

Visit Skansen, the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. The around 150 traditional houses provide a glimpse of how Swedes once lived. Highlights include the glass-blowers' cottage and the Nordic Zoo. Staff in costume create handicrafts or play music. Enjoy lunch or a coffee in the bakery.
Insider tip
Wi-Fi is almost always free and available at cafes and bus and train stations.
Stockholm, Sweden, Colorful architecture
Colorful architecture in Stockholm, Sweden

Stylish Stockholm

Head to Moderna Museet, the city's modern-art museum. Highlights include works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst, plus several key figures from the Scandinavian and Russian art worlds. The museum also stages well-conceived temporary exhibits. There's a very popular restaurant with a great view over the water too.
Insider tip
Most signs are written in both Swedish and English, and most Swedes speak perfect English.
Stockholm, Sweden, Pickled fried herring on crispbread
Pickled fried herring on crispbread

Local Cuisine

Head to the trendy Sodermalm neighbourhood for some top-class husmanskost – traditional Swedish fare – in one of the hip beer halls. Pair your brew of choice with meatballs served with lingonberry jam or pickled herring served on crispbread. Or check into an upmarket spot serving modern Nordic dishes like lobster with slow-cooked carrots and cauliflower shoots or pork belly with artichoke puree.
Stockholm, Sweden, Colorful swedish toy horses
An assortment of colorful toy horses for sale in Sweden

Shopping

Stockholm is a shopper's paradise. For big-name Swedish and international retail outlets, hit the Biblioteksgatan from Ostermalm to Norrmalmstorg. For artier stores and galleries, head to Sodermalm. For souvenirs, browse the narrow streets of Gamla Stan, as well as a great collection of design objects arranged chronologically and by theme, head to Nordiska Museet.

Day 4: Helsinki, Finland

Day 4
Helsinki
Finland
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Helsinki, Finland, Coastal City View
Coastal city view of Helsinki, Finland
Things to do in
Helsinki
From 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Finland's capital is a laid-back but vibrant seaside city, surrounded on three sides by sea and tiny islands. Stroll to the heart of Helsinki to its bustling kauppatori, or market square. Admire the graceful 19th-century buildings and Havis Amanda, the lovely mermaid statue commonly regarded as the symbol of Finland. Continue to Temppeliaukio, an astonishing rock-carved church. Finish the day at a local restaurant with a dish of fresh-caught white fish with new potatoes. Join a Helsinki cruise and head to the hip Kallio neighborhood to explore Helsinki's nightlife — you'll discover a host of spots ranging from cocktail lounges to rock music venues all within walking distance from each other.
Helsinki, Finland, Grass Covered Buildings Suomenlinna Fortress
A grass covered building in Suomenlinna Fortress in Helsinki, Finland

Back in Time

Take the ferry 15 minutes to the fortress of Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Finland's most popular sights. Visit the museums, bunkers and fortress walls, built by the Swedes in the 18th century. Then, enjoy a picnic and hike along the cluster of car-free islands that are all connected by walking bridges.
Insider tip
Many sights are within walking distance here, but in case of snow or rain, a DIY tram tour is a great alternative.
Helsinki, Finland, Finnish Design Museum
View of the front of the Finish Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland

Innovative Designs

The Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in the city center, with its quirky metallic design by Steven Holl, is a symbol of Helsinki's modernization. Inside is an eclectic collection of Finnish and international contemporary art. There are excellent facilities for kids and a popular glass-sided cafe and terrace. Check out more of Helsinki's aesthetic history at the Finnish Design Museum.
Insider tip
Some cafes and restaurants offer an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet for a fixed price that's cheaper than dining a la carte.
Helsinki, Finland, Wooden Sauna Interior
The interior of a wooden sauna

Sweat It Out

Saunas are immensely popular in Finland — the nation claims to have about 3.5 million of them. In Helsinki, you can go to Kotiharjun, the city's only original public wood-fired sauna, dating from 1928. Cruise to Finland and try Loyly Sauna, a traditional smoke sauna set in a charming art deco complex.
Insider tip
Purchase a Helsinki Card if you plan to be visiting a lot of museums; it also includes free city transport.
Helsinki, Finland, Fish Sandwich
A fish sandwich paired with a glass on wine in Finland

Local Cuisine

Helsinki has a wide choice of restaurants, from chic Michelin-starred spots to creative bistros and even food trucks. Fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients are the norm here. Famous Finnish dishes you should try during your Finland cruise include salmon stew, forest mushrooms, and reindeer. Smorgasbord is a popular buffet, with hot and cold dishes featuring plenty of seafood. Enjoy a piece of lingonberry pie or some cloudberries for dessert.
Helsinki, Finland, Outdoor Market
An outdoor market in Helsinki, Finland

Shopping

Helsinki is a design mecca. Head to the Stockmann department store in the art nouveau building at Esplanade Park, and stop by Finnish designers like Markimekko, Iittala and Artek. Head to the Helsinki Design District or Toriquarters for unique pieces of clothing, design objects, art, antiques, books and homeware.

Day 5 - 6: St. Petersburg, Russia

Day 5 - 6
St. Petersburg
Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
View of the famous Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia
Things to do in
St. Petersburg
From Day 5, 7:00 AM - Day 6, 6:00 PM
Since its founding by Peter the Great in 1703, St. Petersburg has been one of the most impressive cities in Russia, Europe and the world. Marvel at the Baroque and neoclassical architecture on display within its UNESCO World Heritage historical centre. Enjoy the relaxing charm of the Baltic Sea as you stroll along it. Cruise to St Petersburg and hop on a boat and see the colourful variety of the city's sights and architecture on a canal tour. Or spend the day meandering the action-packed 3.5-mile stretch of Nevsky Prospect, where you'll find the can't-miss Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and plenty of cafes where you can fuel up on cured sausage and thick rye bread.
St. Petersburg, Russia, Winter Palace
Front of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia

Czars and Saviours

Located near the waterfront and housed in the former Romanov Winter Palace, the Hermitage Museum sits due north along Nevsky Prospekt from the Church of the Saviour on Blood, St Petersburg's other most iconic attraction.
Insider tip
Keep your cruise documents with you. Being on a cruise (and stopping for 72 hours or less) is all that exempts you from needing a visa, so you'll want to have your papers in case authorities ask for them.
St. Petersburg, Russia, Saint Isaac's Square
View of Saint Isaac's square in St. Petersburg, Russia

Discover the Unusual

St Petersburg's city centre is overflowing with history – why not choose museums that offer something a little different? Visit the quirky Faberge Museum, dedicated to the work of Russian jeweller, Carl Faberge. Or enjoy an interactive experience at the Museum of Emotions.
Insider tip
Dress in layers even in the summer, when it go can from cool to hot in the course of a morning and afternoon.
St. Petersburg, Russia, Peterhof Palace fountains
Close up of the fountains at the front of the Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia

Imperial Excursion

Take a drive to some imperial palaces outside the city centre. Under an hour away by car lies exquisite Peterhof, whose fountains alone are worth the price of admission. Cruise to St Petersburg and go by train to the Baroque-style Catherine Palace – can you guess which Russian ruler often stayed here?
St. Petersburg, Russia, Boiled vareniki with cherry stuffing
A bowl of boiled vareniki with cherry stuffing

Local Cuisine

Russians flock to St Petersburg because of its cosmopolitan vibe, but use your stop here to discover local cuisine. Head to the restaurant-rich Nevsky Prospect to sample borscht beetroot soup (the cold version in summer), dumplings of meat (plmeni) and sour cherries (vareniki) or hearty beef stroganoff – yes, that's a Russian dish!
St. Petersburg, Russia, Wooden Dolls
Wooden dolls in St. Petersburg, Russia

Shopping

St Petersburg's shopping options are as grand as its architecture. The luxurious Gostiny Dvor shopping centre is an essential stop with your St Petersburg cruise. If you're looking for a more down-to-earth experience, try your luck (and your Russian language skills) at Udelnaya Flea Market and bargain for one-of-a-kind antique samovars or imperial porcelain.

Day 7: Tallinn, Estonia

Day 7
Tallinn
Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia, Old Town
Tallinn, Estonia, Old Town
Things to do in
Tallinn
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tallinn's fairy-tale castles, cobbled streets and warm hospitality remain one of Europe's best-kept secrets. Head to the city's Old Town, where you can see medieval Raekoja Plats (Town Hall Square) and wander hidden passageways between 17th- and 18th-century earthwork forts. Tour the ornate Orthodox Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky, full of detailed mosaics and traditional icons. Take a foray to the unspoiled Baltic coastline just outside Tallinn — check out popular Pirita or quiet Kakumae. Later, stop into one of Tallinn's iconic cellar restaurants to fuel up on hearty Estonian fare like mulgipuder, a porridge of barley and potatoes flavored with smoky bacon.
Estonia Tallinn Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral
Estonia Tallinn Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral

Medieval Roots

From the red-roofted towers of its Town Walls, to the Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the smoky pink Riigikogu parliament house, Tallinn's medieval Old Town looks straight out of a fairy tale. Make sure to stop in central Raejoka Plats, a charming square filled with cafes and restaurants.
Insider tip
Tallinn's Old Town is compact and easily explored by foot, but if you do take a taxi, make sure to negotiate a rate before you start moving.
Tallinn, Estonia, Aerial view of business district
Aerial view of the business district in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn's New-School Side

Estonia was the birthplace of tech giant Skype, after all, and Tallinn's modern central business district reflects this futurism. Meanwhile, the Rotterdam District hearkens back to the pre-Russian Art Nouveau period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Insider tip
If you don't have a lot of time, make the quick hike up Toompea Hill: From here, you'll enjoy a picture-perfect panorama of the medieval part of Tallinn.
Tallinn, Estonia, Man and woman walking on a beach
A man and a woman walking on a beach in Tallinn, Estonia

Baltic Beaches

Tallinn's beaches are the perfect opportunity to escape the not-so-hectic city center. Pirita Beach in particular is a big draw, with its broad expanse of sand and unique architecture, which dates back to when the USSR hosted the Olympics in 1991.
Tallinn, Estonia, Herring sanwich
A herring sandwich on a white plate

Local Cuisine

Estonian food mixes Baltic and Russian influences — pickled herring is a common sight on Estonian tables, as is hearty black rye bread. Check out one of the cool cellar restaurants, which are situated on the garden level of warehouse buildings. Try buckwheat blinis with whitefish roe, red onion and sour cream, or pea soup with smoked pork hock. Wash it down with a pint of the local favorite Pohjala beer.
Estonia Tallinn Local Shopping Souvenir Gift Shop
Estonia Tallinn Local Shopping Souvenir Gift Shop

Shopping

If you want to shop a range of souvenirs, local items and just about anything else you can think of, wander through the outdoor market stalls just outside Viru Gate, in the Old Town. Tallinn's most famous souvenirs include wooden crafts made with Estonian Junpier trees and local chocolates and spirits by brands like Kalev and Vana Tallinn.

Day 8 - 9: Cruising

Day 8 - 9
Cruising
At Sea
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Johnny Rockets Hamburgers
Hamburgers on the Boardwalk
FOR FOODIES
Antipasti Appetizer Giovannis Table
Italian salami, prosciutto, roasted peppers, olives & Gambonzola cheese. Best cruise dining at Giovanni's Table restaurant.

Giovanni's Table

A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.
Johnny Rockets Burgers and Hot Dogs
Delicious Burger and Hot Dogs with a Soda Pop

Johnny Rockets®

With a family-friendly uncomplicated menu that offers all-American good eats and is reminiscent of simpler days, you’ll feel like you stepped back in time to an era of sock hops, soda fountains and drive-in theaters.

Day 10: Copenhagen, Denmark

Day 10
Copenhagen
Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark Tivoli Garden Lake
A lake with boats, with a roller coaster in the background in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
Things to do in
Copenhagen
Arrives at 6:00 AM
Copenhagen has come a long way from its early Viking days. Its historic centre of Frederiksstaden has its share of castles and royal-era palaces – but it’s the modern, sleek Scandinavian design and playful, hygge spirit that sets Denmark’s capital apart today. Each neighbourhood offers its own unique, exciting adventures. Explore the city’s seafaring past with a canal cruise under a network of bridges, or take a stroll along Nyhavn’s colourful quay. Peek in Kødbyen’s trendy art galleries and savour world-renowned Nordic cuisine in Christiania’s quirky cafes. Adventure comes in many forms in Copenhagen, from Baltic beaches to famous fairytales.
Copenhagen, Denmark Tivoli Garden Palace
A Moorish Palace in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

PUT IT IN PARK

Pump up the adrenaline at Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. Go upside down on the 62 mph Vertigo, or feel the thrill of riding the famous wooden roller coaster that marked its 100th birthday in 2014. Arcade games, pantomime shows and live music only add to the park’s appeal.
Copenhagen, Denmark Little Mermaid
Little Mermaid statue sitting on a rock on the harborfront in the northern Kastellet area in Copenhagen, Denmark

PLOT TWIST

Inspired by the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid sculpture remains one of the most visited landmarks in all of Copenhagen. Find her sitting on a rock in the harbour, in all her bronze and granite glory, looking forlorn in search of her prince on land.
Copenhagen, Denmark National Museum
The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen

NATIONAL TREASURES

Housed in the old Prince’s Palace, the National Museum’s galleries span the Great Hall and former sleeping quarters of Danish royalty. Here you can admire furniture from the early 18th century, as well as impressive collections of classical and eastern antiquities, handicrafts, coins, medals and children’s toys.
Copenhagen, Denmark Smorrebrod
Danish smørrebrød sandwich with salmon fish and egg on wooden board, in Copenhagen, Denmark

Local Cuisine

Copenhagen has the most Michelin-starred restaurants of any Scandinavian city. Noma is consistently named 'Best Restaurant in the World' for its New Nordic cuisine. But if you’re hungry for a quick lunch, try a herring smørrebrød sandwich and a dozen Limfjord oysters. Savour Danish cheese, coffee and pastries at Torvehallerne market – or sip on an ice-cold pint of Carlsberg pilsner.
Denmark Copenhagen Mini Hot Air Balloons
Denmark Copenhagen Mini Hot Air Balloons

Shopping

Hit the famous shopping strip of Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian-friendly streets in Europe, for international brands and kitschy collectibles. Copenhagen is perhaps best-known for its Danish-designed glass and ceramic home goods. Many vendors sell secondhand porcelain and silver pieces in street markets, but be prepared to bargain.

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