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After a day spent wandering new shores, dive into a world of thrills on Jewel of the Seas®. Scale the Rock Climbing Wall or catch a movie on the poolside screen. Grab your playbill for West End to Broadway and raise a glass at Vintages. It's time to go all-in on adventure.

DAY 1 - Departure Day

Copenhagen, Denmark

DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

DANE TO DISCOVER

Pick up a Danish pastry from Conditori La Glace, the city’s oldest confectioner’s shop. Then see where writer Hans Christian Andersen lived and worked in Nyhavn’s brightly hued quay district. Meander around Frederiksberg Gardens’ leafy pathways. Meet exotic animals at the National Aquarium. And if you go roaming the royal palaces, don’t miss Amalienborg’s changing of the Royal Guard.

Scenic Summer sunset view of Nyhavn pier with color buildings, ships, yachts and other boats in the Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederik's Church in Copenhagen, Denmark
A lake with boats, with a roller coaster in the background in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
The Marble Church (Frederik's Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark in a sunny day

Pick up a Danish pastry from Conditori La Glace, the city’s oldest confectioner’s shop. Then see where writer Hans Christian Andersen lived and worked in Nyhavn’s brightly hued quay district. Meander around Frederiksberg Gardens’ leafy pathways. Meet exotic animals at the National Aquarium. And if you go roaming the royal palaces, don’t miss Amalienborg’s changing of the Royal Guard.

Scenic Summer sunset view of Nyhavn pier with color buildings, ships, yachts and other boats in the Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederik's Church in Copenhagen, Denmark
A lake with boats, with a roller coaster in the background in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
The Marble Church (Frederik's Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark in a sunny day
Things To Do

in Copenhagen

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.

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 harbor, in all her bronze and granite glory, looking forlorn in search of her prince on land.

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.

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. Savor Danish cheese, coffee and pastries at Torvehallerne market— or sip on an ice-cold pint of Carlsberg pilsner.

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 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch
Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas

Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch
Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas

Things to Do

Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall
Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

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.

Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Mini Golf

ON PAR FOR ADVENTURE

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

DAY 3 - DOCKED

Stavanger, Norway

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
4:00 PM
ADVENTURE THAT

TOWERS ABOVE

Start by exploring Old Stavanger, where traditional pastel cottages remain in remarkably good order. See Stavanger Cathedral, the oldest church in Norway. About 90 minutes away by car, you'll find the trail that will take you to the top of Prekestol, which offers views over all of the 40 kilometers that make up the unusually straight Lysefjord. Formed during the Ice Age, Lysefjord's mountains reach more than 3,000 feet above sea level and run as far as the eye can see.

Small boats on the coast of a fjord near Stavanger, Norway
City view of Stavanger, Norway
Side view of people standing on Cliff Preikestolen at the Lysefjord in Norway

Start by exploring Old Stavanger, where traditional pastel cottages remain in remarkably good order. See Stavanger Cathedral, the oldest church in Norway. About 90 minutes away by car, you'll find the trail that will take you to the top of Prekestol, which offers views over all of the 40 kilometers that make up the unusually straight Lysefjord. Formed during the Ice Age, Lysefjord's mountains reach more than 3,000 feet above sea level and run as far as the eye can see.

Small boats on the coast of a fjord near Stavanger, Norway
City view of Stavanger, Norway
Side view of people standing on Cliff Preikestolen at the Lysefjord in Norway
Things To Do

in Stavanger

The Domkirke church in Stavanger, Noway

On Top of the World

Prekestol — Norwegian for "Preacher's Pulpit" — is one of the area's biggest draws. The 600-meter climb may seem daunting, but it's actually quite approachable: The trails are well-marked, and the views on the way up slowly unveil the varied topography of the fjord below. By the time you reach the top, you might never want to leave.

Panoramic view of Lysefjord in Norway

Sights by Safari

The two-hour fjord safari takes you on a fascinating journey around Lysefjord, giving you an up-close-and-personal look at the incredibly varied landscape, including fantastic cliff formations. The tour takes about two hours and is conducted from fast, open RIBS boats.

The National Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway

Oil Up

North Sea oil exploration has had a major impact on Stavanger. Visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum for deeper insight into how it's has shaped the city. This is your chance to learn more about the technology and production of oil, gas and much more.

A plate of lutfisk in Norway

Local Cuisine

Stavanger has come into its own as a culinary destination. Try traditional classics like lutefisk, dried white fish rehydrated by a long cook in cream or beer. Sample locally harvested oysters, crabs, lobsters and other shellfish. Cruise to Stavanger and seek out modernist Nordic restaurants serving creative dishes like herring with sweet pickled carrots or summer trout risotto with ginger.

A souvenir viking boat

Shopping

While the shopping scene is somewhat heavy on national and international chains, Old Stavanger is a great place to find handicrafts, including hand-blown glass and other glass pieces. If you want to bring home something truly traditional, pick up a nisse (Santa Claus troll) or a classic Norwegian knit sweater.

INSIDER TIP

Ovre Holmegata is often called Stavanger's Notting Hill, due to the street's colorful buildings. It's filled with quirky shops and bars that are perfect for local people watching.

DAY 4 - CRUISING

Arctic Circle (Cruising), Norway

GLACIAL BEAUTY

AT THE WORLD'S EDGE

Ready to visit one last bastions of untouched wilderness? Norway's Arctic Circle includes the archipelago Svalbard, the Lofoten islands, the North Cape (Nordkapp) and the city of Tromso, a vibrant university town. See the stunning Northern Lights that swirl in night sky here. Explore the characteristic old fishing villages that dot the coast. See Arctic wildlife, pass by towering icebergs, and wonder at the majesty of the snow-capped mountains.

A glacier in the arctic
A few homes on an icy landscape
view of a glacier surrounded by mountains

Ready to visit one last bastions of untouched wilderness? Norway's Arctic Circle includes the archipelago Svalbard, the Lofoten islands, the North Cape (Nordkapp) and the city of Tromso, a vibrant university town. See the stunning Northern Lights that swirl in night sky here. Explore the characteristic old fishing villages that dot the coast. See Arctic wildlife, pass by towering icebergs, and wonder at the majesty of the snow-capped mountains.

A glacier in the arctic
A few homes on an icy landscape
view of a glacier surrounded by mountains
Things To Do

in Arctic Circle (Cruising)

View of the northern lights

Northern Marvel

The Northern Lights appear most frequently in late autumn, winter and early spring. You'll see wisps of green, red, yellow and violet fill the sky — it's an overwhelming experience. Electrically charged solar particles cause the lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, or dawn of the north.

A walrus resting on ice

Arctic Wildlife

The Arctic Circle may not have the biggest population around, but it is rich in wildlife. See the polar bears, walruses, seals and Arctic foxes that haunt the ice's edge. Observe the thousands of seabirds that breed and raise their young here, and hear their calls.

DAY 5 - DOCKED

Tromso, Norway

ARRIVES:
9:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 PM

POLAR ATMOSPHERE

The small town of Tromso is located 400 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Mountains and fjords make a scenic backdrop for the city. You can see the Northern Lights in the winter and the Midnight Sun in summer. Enjoy the rich cultural life, which includes events like the Tromso International Film Festival, the Northern Lights Festival and the Sami Week.

The Arctic Cathedral towering over the the Tromso, Norway cityscape
Aerial view of Tromso, Norway and the Tromso bridge
A yellow waterfront building with a red roof near Tromso, Norway

The small town of Tromso is located 400 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Mountains and fjords make a scenic backdrop for the city. You can see the Northern Lights in the winter and the Midnight Sun in summer. Enjoy the rich cultural life, which includes events like the Tromso International Film Festival, the Northern Lights Festival and the Sami Week.

The Arctic Cathedral towering over the the Tromso, Norway cityscape
Aerial view of Tromso, Norway and the Tromso bridge
A yellow waterfront building with a red roof near Tromso, Norway
Things To Do

in Tromso

Two cod fish in an aquarium in Norway

Arctic Wonders

Learn more about the Artic, northern Norway and Svalbard in the Polaria Museum. Watch the fascinating info video, and then follow the Arctic walkway past exhibits on shrinking sea ice and the aurora borealis. Admire cold-water fish, and come nose-to-nose with bearded seals at the arctic aquarium.

Close up view of the Arctic Cathedral in Tromso, Norway

Inspired by Nature

The city's most recognizable landmark is the huge concrete Arctic Cathedral built in 1965. The distinctive structure contains 11 triangles that suggest glacial crevasses and auroral curtains, as well as an impressive, modernistic stained-glass window. The west end of the church is filled with a futuristic organ. Don't miss the Northern Lights Concerts here.

View of Tromso, Norway from Storstein Mountain

Ride With a View

Step in the Fjellheisen cable car for a ride up to Storstein Mountain, 420 meters above sea level. You'll enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the fjord. There's also a restaurant at the top that serves meals based on mouth-watering local produce.

A filet of arctic cod with clarified butter foam on a white plate

Local Cuisine

In Tromso, many restaurants also function as cafes and pubs, simultaneously or at different times of the day. Most of the restaurants are located along the main street, Storgata. Cruise to Tromso and try fresh-caught Barents Sea cod with cauliflower and butter sauce, or keep it simple with steamed Arctic king crab. Seek out the comfort factor of rustic fish gratin or the Tromso happy-hour specialty: seagulls eggs with a locally brewed beer.

Various hand crafted necklaces for sale in Norway

Shopping

The main pedestrian street, Storgota, is the best place to go for shopping in Tromso during your Norway cruise. Browse the little shops selling hand-made arts and crafts following old techniques and patterns based on Sami or coastal traditions. Bring home some knitted garments, woven rugs, paintings or prints.

INSIDER TIP

Go to the Tourist Office, housed in a wooden building by the harbor, for the comprehensive Tromsø Guide and free Wi-Fi.

DAY 6 - DOCKED

Honningsvag, Norway

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
3:00 PM
NORTHERN CITY,

NORTHERN LIGHTS

With a mix of natural beauty and small-city charm, Honningsvag offers something for everyone. Head to the lively downtown area near the harbor — pose for pics with frozen modernist sculptures at the Arctic ice bar. Check out local landmarks like the Honnigsvag Church and the Bamse Statue, a memorial to the much-loved St. Bernard that served as the mascot for the Free Norwegian Forces during World War II. And don't miss the nearby North Cape, one of the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights.

Boats docked at a marina in Honningsvag, Norway
A picturesque view of the North Cap landscape in Norway
Red buildings on a pier in Honningsvag, Norway

With a mix of natural beauty and small-city charm, Honningsvag offers something for everyone. Head to the lively downtown area near the harbor — pose for pics with frozen modernist sculptures at the Arctic ice bar. Check out local landmarks like the Honnigsvag Church and the Bamse Statue, a memorial to the much-loved St. Bernard that served as the mascot for the Free Norwegian Forces during World War II. And don't miss the nearby North Cape, one of the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights.

Boats docked at a marina in Honningsvag, Norway
A picturesque view of the North Cap landscape in Norway
Red buildings on a pier in Honningsvag, Norway
Things To Do

in Honningsvag

A sphere monument on a cliff in Honningsvag, Norway

Northern Limits

When you come to the North Cape, stand on the edge of the cliff with the iconic globe monument closeby, and look to the Svalbard Islands: they're the only things separating you from the North Pole. Time your visit for a viewing of the Northern Lights — this is one of the best spots in the world to see them. Visit between October and March for the best chance of seeing these vibrant colors dance across the sky.

Two puffins standing on a rock

Bird Safari

Just west of the North Cape, you'll find Gjesvaerstappan, one of the biggest bird cliffs in Norway. Nearly one million puffins live here, along with a plethora of other species, including gannets, kittwakes and northern fulmars.

A crowd watching a theatrical performance

Explore the Arts

You might be surprised to find this small northern town is home to excellent theater. The Perleporten Kulturhus puts on plays and musicals that will make you think you're on Broadway or in the West End.

A plate of pesto arugula risotto topped with king crab

Local Cuisine

In Honningsvag, menus reflect the long-held local fishing traditions, with King Crab as the star of the show. Tuck into one of the restaurants in the harbor area for distinctive seafood-inspired fare — king crab risotto, creamy fish soup and crispy cod tongues are some of the favorites.

Traditional Norwegian silver jewelry

Shopping

Honningsvag has long attracted artists and craftspeople. Shops in the harbor area offer local handicrafts — you can find everything from indigenous Sami knitwear to fine silver jewelry traditional to Norway. Want to bring back something to hang on your wall? Check out one of the excellent art galleries.

INSIDER TIP

The Sami Church, just 10 minutes from the port, hosts a photo exhibition showing the destruction of Honningsvag during World War II, when the church was the only structure left standing.

DAY 7 - AT SEA

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

Shrimp Wonton Soup served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.
Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.

Shrimp Wonton Soup served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.
Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.

Things to Do

Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter served at Izumi, Japanese Restaurant. One of the best fine dining cuisine on a cruise.
Izumi

A FAR EAST FEAST

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.

Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.
Chops Grille

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

DAY 8 - DOCKED

Alesund, Norway

ARRIVES:
10:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

GO NOUVEAU

In Alesund, you'll find distinctive archiecture in the Jugendstil style, the Scandinavian answer to the ornate, asymmetrical style of Art Nouveau. Discover the region's mouthwatering seafood, and attend one of the lively cultural and arts festivals. Climb the 418 steps to the summit of Aksla Hill for clear views of the city, the surrounding mountains and the islands that dot the bay. Or hit the mountains for some skiing — there are rugged slopes as well as gentle hills.

Coastal view of Alesund, Norway
Boats docked in a river in Alesund, Norway with colorful buildings on the shore
Two boats docked outside of a red fishing hut in Norway

In Alesund, you'll find distinctive archiecture in the Jugendstil style, the Scandinavian answer to the ornate, asymmetrical style of Art Nouveau. Discover the region's mouthwatering seafood, and attend one of the lively cultural and arts festivals. Climb the 418 steps to the summit of Aksla Hill for clear views of the city, the surrounding mountains and the islands that dot the bay. Or hit the mountains for some skiing — there are rugged slopes as well as gentle hills.

Coastal view of Alesund, Norway
Boats docked in a river in Alesund, Norway with colorful buildings on the shore
Two boats docked outside of a red fishing hut in Norway
Things To Do

in Alesund

Several historic art nouveau buildings in Alesund, Norway

Art Nouveau Artifacts

Visit Jugendstil Senteret, a former pharmacy and the first listed Jugendstil monument in Alesund. Take an up-close look at this unique take on the Art Nouveau style, with its many floral patterns. Learn more about the rebuilding of the city after the great fire in 1904. Next door is Kube, Alesund's primary contemporary art space.

a person sitting in front of an aquarium display as fish swim by

Aquatic Adventure

Head to Atlanterhavsparken, a 4 million liter aquarium just three kilometers from the town center. The place is teeming North Atlantic undersea life. Kids can feed the fish at the touch pool, and there are also penguin and seal exhibits. Admire the coastal scenery from the walking trails that start here.

various trays with street food

Festival Frenzy

Alesund is well-known for the many concerts and festivals that take place here. Have a look at what's on when you're in town. Popular events include the Alesund Theatre Festival, the Norwegian Food Festival and art and music festivals such as Jugendfest and Trandal Country Festival.

A bowl of fish soup

Local Cuisine

Alesund has several excellent top-end dining options — and naturally, seafood is the highlight. Try the salt cod, pan-fried cod tongues, mussels, poached salmon or tasty fish soups. For breakfast or an afternoon treat, sit down at a patisserie, cafe or espresso bar and enjoy a cup of strong coffee alongside a Solskinnskringle, a classic vanilla custard-based pastry.

A blue traditional Norwegian bowl with fish decorations

Shopping

Head to Moloveien Street in the old harbor district near the fishing museum. You'll find several buildings from the period before the big fire in 1904. Among them are unique local shops specializing in everything from collectible Norwegian antiques to handcrafted glasswork and home goods.

INSIDER TIP

Norway is on its way to becoming a cashless society — you might actually find spots that accept only credit cards.

DAY 9 - DOCKED

Flam, Norway

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM
NORDIC NATURE

AT ITS DEEPEST

Located at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden, the world's deepest fjord, Flam is a small, picturesque village set against towering natural beauty. Walk to the Flam Railway and take the scenic ride through the mountains, or visit the museum in the former rail station building. Stroll around Otternes Farm Village, with houses from the 17th century. End the day by toasting a mug of ale at Norse-inspired Aegir Brewery.

The giant Kjosfossen waterfall in Norway
A train traveling through the countryside in Flam, Norway
View of a dock and a fjord in Flam, Norway

Located at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden, the world's deepest fjord, Flam is a small, picturesque village set against towering natural beauty. Walk to the Flam Railway and take the scenic ride through the mountains, or visit the museum in the former rail station building. Stroll around Otternes Farm Village, with houses from the 17th century. End the day by toasting a mug of ale at Norse-inspired Aegir Brewery.

The giant Kjosfossen waterfall in Norway
A train traveling through the countryside in Flam, Norway
View of a dock and a fjord in Flam, Norway
Things To Do

in Flam

A train traveling through Norway

Panoramic Ride

Step aboard the Flam Railway, one of the steepest railway tracks in the world — and of its most beauty-laden rides. The trip from sea level to the high mountain covers an elevation of nearly 900 meters in the span of an hour. During the journey, you'll catch countless views of snow-capped peaks over calm blue waters and pass through 20 mountain tunnels.

A fjord in Norway

Serenity Now

Enjoy the tranquility and quietness of a hike on one of the many trails in the Flam Valley. Or rent a bicycle to explore the dramatic mountain landscape around the Rallarvegen trail. You'll pass by steep mountainsides, flowing waterfalls and narrow valleys. Free maps of the routes are available at the tourist office.

Historic wood homes in Flam, Norway

Go Old-School

Visit the elevated Otternes Farm Village, located just five kilometers to the north, where you'll find a cluster of 27 houses from the 17th century. Get a glimpse of farm life through the ages and admire the serene landscape and its rolling hills.

A plate of reindeer with mashed potatoes

Local Cuisine

Some of the best food in Flam is served at its guesthouses and hotels, many of which have their own in-house restaurants that are open to non-guests as well. Savor classic Norwegian dishes with a modern twist, such as smoked reindeer and brown cheese ice cream. Drop by Aegir Brewery, an award-winning brewery inspired by Old Norse traditions.

A small troll souvenir figurine in Norway

Shopping

Flam's souvenir shops specialize in local handicrafts, including traditional knitted sweaters with Nordic designs, glass art, quality silverware, jewelry, sculptures, pewter items, wood carvings — and, of course, troll dolls. Visit the Flam Railway Museum shop for more variety of regional handicrafts, and stop into nearby Aurland, which is well-known for its shoes.

INSIDER TIP

The tourist office is located within the train station.

DAY 10 - TENDERED

Geiranger, Norway

ARRIVES:
10:00 AM
DEPARTS:
7:00 PM

NATURAL FJORDITUDE

Home to Norway's most spectacular fjord, Geiranger offers natural beauty you have to experience to understand. Towering mountainsides rise above roaring waterfalls. Explore from the water in a kayak or raft, or enjoy the view from dry land while hiking or cycling. When you need to fill up, head to the village to sample cured elk and juniper sausage, or quench your thirst with a Viking-inspired ale at the town's craft brewery.

Aerial view of Geiranger, Norway and a fjord
Seven Sisters Waterfall in Norway
Waterfront buildings in Geiranger, Norway

Home to Norway's most spectacular fjord, Geiranger offers natural beauty you have to experience to understand. Towering mountainsides rise above roaring waterfalls. Explore from the water in a kayak or raft, or enjoy the view from dry land while hiking or cycling. When you need to fill up, head to the village to sample cured elk and juniper sausage, or quench your thirst with a Viking-inspired ale at the town's craft brewery.

Aerial view of Geiranger, Norway and a fjord
Seven Sisters Waterfall in Norway
Waterfront buildings in Geiranger, Norway
Things To Do

in Geiranger

View of a fjord from Dalsnibba Mountain

Airy Adventure

The Geiranger Skywalk, at the top of Mount Dalsnibba, offers unobstructed views of the fjord and the Blabreen glacier, as well as the surrounding mountains. The walk up stone steps cut into the mountainside is an adventure in and of itself.

View of the winding Eagle Road in Norway

Ride the Eagle

Eagle Road, named after the eagles traditional to the area, features 11 hairpin turns. The highest point at Korsmyra is 620 meters above sea level. Take a bus tour to the top and enjoy panoramic views over Geiranger, the Geirangerfjord and the Seven Sisters Falls.

Multiple small boats docked at a pier in Geiranger, Norway,

Gone Fishing

Take a guided fishing boat, or rent one of your own. The lakes and rivers around Geiranger are brimming with salmon, trout and many other species. A day fishing license is a worthwhile investment and will only cost you about 20 Norwegian kroner.

A plater of roasted tiger prawns

Local Cuisine

Geiranger's restaurants take advantage of both the area's views and its natural bounty, including fish from the river, lakes and ocean and a countryside filled with wild berries and mushrooms. Sample local tiger prawns fried in olive oil. Or try one of the creative craft pizzas that have become trendy here.

Assorted traditional bags in Norway

Shopping

Geiranger has plenty of shops offering traditional Norwegian handicrafts, including wool garments and household and decorative items crafted from local wood. Take home some unique chocolate from Geiranger Sjokolade — a purveyor of handmade chocolate and the first ever chocolate factory to operate from a boathouse.

INSIDER TIP

Sit on the Queen Sonja of Norway throne at Flydalsjuvet near the village of Geiranger and enjoy spectacular views.

DAY 11 - AT SEA

CRUISING

SUN DRENCHED DAYS

Family Enjoying the Pool and Tanning
Guests Enjoying the Solarium

Family Enjoying the Pool and Tanning
Guests Enjoying the Solarium

Things to Do

Girls Diving and Swimming in the Covered Pool
Pools

SWIM IT TO WIN IT

Soak up the sun or savor the shade on expanded pool decks, with complimentary loungers, live music, and the opportunity to enjoy a frosty cocktail.

Guests Enjoying the Drinks and Pool at the Solarium
Solarium

SUN AND SERENITY

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.

DAY 12 - Arrival Day

Copenhagen, Denmark

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM

FAIRYTALE ADVENTURE

Embark on a boat cruise around the tiny canals and Dutch-style houses of Christianshavn. Enjoy interactive exhibitions with the little ones at the Experimentarium— or take them to see over 3,000 animals at the Copenhagen Zoo. Soak up the Baltic sun along the beaches of Amager Strandpark. Then spend the evening basking in the glow of Copenhagen’s luminous nightlife scene.

Scenic Summer sunset view of Nyhavn pier with color buildings, ships, yachts and other boats in the Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederik's Church in Copenhagen, Denmark
A lake with boats, with a roller coaster in the background in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
The Marble Church (Frederik's Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark in a sunny day

Embark on a boat cruise around the tiny canals and Dutch-style houses of Christianshavn. Enjoy interactive exhibitions with the little ones at the Experimentarium— or take them to see over 3,000 animals at the Copenhagen Zoo. Soak up the Baltic sun along the beaches of Amager Strandpark. Then spend the evening basking in the glow of Copenhagen’s luminous nightlife scene.

Scenic Summer sunset view of Nyhavn pier with color buildings, ships, yachts and other boats in the Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederik's Church in Copenhagen, Denmark
A lake with boats, with a roller coaster in the background in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
The Marble Church (Frederik's Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark in a sunny day
Things To Do

in Copenhagen

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.

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 harbor, in all her bronze and granite glory, looking forlorn in search of her prince on land.

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.

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. Savor Danish cheese, coffee and pastries at Torvehallerne market— or sip on an ice-cold pint of Carlsberg pilsner.

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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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