7 Night Best Of Northern Europe Cruise on Voyager of the Seas from Copenhagen, Denmark Skagen, Denmark, A beach with lighthouse in distance
The 7 Night Best Of Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark visits Oslo, Norway; Kristiansand, Norway; Skagen, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweden; 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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7 Night Best Of Northern Europe Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Voyager of the Seas
Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2 - 3 - Oslo, Norway
Day 4 - Kristiansand, Norway
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Skagen, Denmark
Day 7 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Day 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Skagen, Denmark, A beach with lighthouse in distance
A beach in Skagen, Denmark with the Skagen Lighthouse in the distance
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7 Night Best Of Northern Europe Cruise

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Leaving from
Copenhagen, Denmark
Onboard
Voyager of the Seas
Day Port
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Departs at 4:30 PM
2 - 3
Oslo, Norway
From Day 2, 9:00 AM - Day 3, 5:00 PM
4
Kristiansand, Norway
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
Skagen, Denmark
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7
Gothenburg, Sweden
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrives at 7:00 AM
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Your ship Voyager of the Seas

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Voyager of the Seas
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Voyager of the Seas, Anchored
Voyager of the Seas anchored
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Voyager of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas® has plenty of surprises to fill your wandering with wonder. Onboard you'll find junkanoo-jamming parades on the Promenade, Far East flavors at Izumi, and thrills on every deck, from wave riding on the FlowRider® surf simulator to late night spins around the ice-skating rink.

DISCOVER ADVENTURE ON EVERY DECK

Raise the thrill factor on the Rock Climbing Wall and hang ten on FlowRider®. Lace up your skates and put your adventure on ice, or tee up for a game of mini golf. This is your epic getaway, and you decide how to seize the day.

GOURMET GLOBETROTTING

This is one epicurean adventure your taste buds will thank you for. Savor sizzling steaks at Chops Grille℠, or indulge in a five-course foodie feast at Chef's Table. Fresh-rolled sushi awaits at Izumi, and family-style favorites will satisfy your cravings at Giovanni's Table.

SHOWS THAT HIT EVERY HIGH NOTE

Settle in for a show filled with songs from classic movies in Music in Pictures, and wander down the Great White Way in Broadway Rhythm & Rhyme. On this ship, every act is epic.

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 4:30 PM
Copenhagen has come a long way from its early Viking days. Its historic center 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 neighborhood 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 colorful quay. Peek in Kødbyen’s trendy art galleries and savor 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 harbor, 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. 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
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 - 3: Oslo, Norway

Day 2 - 3
Oslo
Norway
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Oslo, Norway, Aerial View
An aerial view of Oslo, Norway
Things to do in
Oslo
From Day 2, 9:00 AM - Day 3, 5:00 PM
Oslo combines the modern and the historical into a heady stew of Scandinavian cool. With a history that dates back to the Middle Ages, Oslo retains remnants of its past, with medieval ruins alongside charming wooden houses in the Old Town. At the same time, locals embrace their town's reputation as one of the world's most modern cities. The Opera House's striking design invites you to walk on the roof before you explore the sleek interior during your Oslo cruise. Don't miss the Munch Museum, a treasure trove of works by the artist behind "The Scream." Examine ancient ships up close at the Viking Museum. See Olso's quirky side at Frogner Sculpure Park, where you'll find whimsical art in a soothing green setting.
Oslo, Norway, Akershus Fortress
The Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway

Fortified History

Construction of Akerhus Castle and Fortress began in 1299, and the structure has fended off a number of attacks since then. It's also been a royal residence and a prison, so there's a lot of history to take in. Don't miss the great views over the harbor while you're here.
Insider tip
The Munch Museum isn't just for enthusiasts of its namesake painter — it also stages regular exhibitions that highlight some of the world's greatest artists.
Oslo, Norway, Holkmenkolen ski jump
View of the Holkmenkolen ski jump in Oslo, Norway

Slope Excursion

The observation deck at the top of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump offers 360-degree views of the city. But it's the Ski Museum that really delivers, with thousands of years of skiing history right up to modern times, as well as polar exploration artifacts.
Insider tip
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is right by the Viking museum and highlights traditional handicrafts, Sami culture, folk costumes and traditional toys.
Oslo, Norway, The fountain in Vigeland Sculpture park
A fountain in Vigeland Sculpture park in Oslo, Norway

Stroll With the Arts

Frogner Park is the largest sculpture park made by a single artist in the world, with over 200 sculptures of varying sizes rendered in iron, bronze and granite. The collection of sculptures in the park's middle section is particularly of note; only wander there if you're strong of heart, and don't bring the kiddos.
Insider tip
The harbor is perfect for a stroll or a stop at one of the many bars and restaurants for refreshment and some outstanding views across the water.
Oslo, Norway, Herring Fillet Sandwich
A herring fillet sandwich

Local Cuisine

In Oslo, hearty traditional fare is as popular as hip international cuisine. The popular Grunerlokka neighborhood is the perfect place to grab a bite. For a taste of down-home Norway, seek out local cod, hake or herring served with local garnishes like pea puree and pickled red onions. With cruises to Oslo, you can head to an Indian spot for samosas and fried king prawns — the local bounty shows up in the international eats, too.
Oslo, Norway, Wood Carvings
Various wood carvings

Shopping

When it comes to shopping, Oslo has it all — whether you love big malls and department stores or prefer small boutiques, antique shops and markets. The hip Grunerlokka district offers that well-known Scandinavian cool. Stop here for top international designer outlets and smaller shops offering traditional items like sterling silver jewelry and handmade woodcrafts.

Day 4: Kristiansand, Norway

Day 4
Kristiansand
Norway
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Kristiansand, Norway, Odderoya Lighthouse
Odderoya Lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway
Things to do in
Kristiansand
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kristiansand, named after its founding king, is the lively capital of Southern Norway. Stroll through the old town of Posebyen, known for its neat grid design with wooden white and pastel-colored houses. Explore the area around the quayside and fish market, and relax in an outdoor cafe. In summer, the Bystranda Beach is filled with cheerful Norwegians catching a spot of sunshine. Take a boat trip to visit the quaint fishing villages nearby. Cruise to Kristiansand and bring your little ones to the large Dyrepark, which includes a zoo, a fantasy village, and a water park.
Kristiansand, Norway, Coastal buildings and lighthouse
Coastal buildings and a lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway

Idyllic Wooden Houses

Take a stroll through Posebyen, the old part of town, admiring the collection of wooden buildings, painted in white and pastel colors. A big city fire in 1892 destroyed most of Kristiansand but left this neighborhood intact.
Insider tip
Kristiansand is flat, so it's an ideal place to explore on foot or by bicycle.
Kristiansand, Norway, Odderoya Lighthouse
The Odderoya Lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway

Redefine Island Fun

Cross the bridge south of the center to the island of Odderoya. Walk the pleasant seaside walking paths, admire the endless views and sandy beaches, have a look inside the cool galleries, and relax in the laid-back cafes. In summer, the island hosts several festivals and large outdoor concerts with both national and international artists.
Insider tip
The Norwegian Krone (NOK) is the official currency of Norway. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards.
Kristiansand, Norway, Fortress Cannon
A vintage cannon overlooking the ocean in Kristiansand, Norway

Protect Against Pirates

Visit the photogenic Christiansholm Fortress, on the seaside promenade in the city center. Built between 1662 and 1672 by Fredrik III to keep watch over the strategic Skagerrak Straits, which were often assailed by pirates. The fortress features five-meter-thick walls — perfect for soldiers to hold up in a bunker.
Kristiansand, Norway, Scallops Dish
Five scallops on a black plate with garnish

Local Cuisine

For breakfast, head to the charming coffee shops in Skippergada street to have some quality coffee and a "horn," a savory crescent roll often filled with cheese and ham. Follow the locals to the Fiskebrygga (fish market) and buy a some fish cakes and a basket of strawberries during your Kristiansand cruise. You can enjoy them sitting at the quayside. For dinner, try distinctive dishes like local scallops served with trout roe and radishes at one of the city's upscale, modern restaurants.
Kristiansand, Norway, Wool Hats
Assorted wool hats in Norway

Shopping

Shop for local products at the Posebyen Market, including traditional wool hats and sweaters, as well as antique homegoods and decorations. For trendy fashions and modern Scandinavian home designs, head to Kristiansand's main street, Markens. Here, you'll find the large shopping center Slotts Quartalet. For charming boutiques, head to Skippergata — there are small shops specializing in everything from upscale fashions to leather goods.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Oasis of the Seas Adventure Ocean Boy Playing Tunnel
Oasis of the Seas Adventure Ocean Boy Playing Tunnel
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Fuel disco, Teen or enchantment of the seas Disco, club, lounge. bar, bar stools, chairs, tv, foosball, en, vision class, youth activities,

Teen Spaces

Let’s face it, teens want the freedom to choose how they spend their time onboard. Now, 13 to 17-year-olds get an exclusive new lounge to call their own with music, movies, gaming — and even an outdoor patio hangout.
Girl Body Surfing
Young Girl Body Surfing on Flowrider

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
Symphony of the Seas Perfect Storm Boy Entering Slide
Perfect Storm Boy Entering Slide

The Perfect Storm℠

Up for adventure? Put on your brave face and get ready to race through twists, turns and next-level thrills on the boldest slides at sea. No matter which ship you sail on, The Perfect Storm℠ waterslides take excitement off the charts.
Young Girl Learning How to Ice Skate
Onboard Ice Skating Instructor Teaching

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 6: Skagen, Denmark

Day 6
Skagen
Denmark
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Skagen, Denmark, Historic windmill
A historic windmill in Skagen, Denmark
Things to do in
Skagen
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In Skagen, Denmark's northernmost town, you'll find a wind-swept region with pure white-sand beaches. Called the Land of Light, the area's natural beauty and unique light has long attracted artists. Skagen's lively town center is full of shops, museums and cafes serving up famous Danish open-faced sandwiches topped with horseradish cream, pickled herring and fresh shrimp. Duck into to the Skagen Museum, where you'll find paintings, graphics and ceramics by regional artists. Cruise to Skagen, Denmark and stop by the famous Sand-Covered Church, Denmark's largest migrating dune, which is continually re-shaped due to the strong and often competing winds coming off the seas. Then, explore the town by bike: With a flat landscape, Skagen is perfect for discovering on two wheels.
Skagen, Denmark, Beach bunker
A World War 2 bunker at a beach in Skagen, Denmark

Bunker Down

Skagen's coastline is home to a number of bunkers dating back to World War II, some half-submerged in water or sand. Check out the Skagen Bunker Museum, located in an old German bunker. It features a number of artifacts from the time, including weapons and uniforms, along with a film room and an operations room that take you back in time.
Insider tip
Danes love to bike everywhere, so make like a local and rent a bike to explore the beautiful coastline.
Skagen, Denmark, Close-up view of the sand covered church
A close-up view of The Sand-Covered Church in Skagen, Denmark

Sandy Worship

Built in the 14th century and dedicated to Saint Lawrence of Rome, the Sand-Covered Church was overcome by rising levels of sand that buried the structure faster than it could be dug out. At one point, the door had to be dug out before every service, which led to the locals abandoning the church. Today, just the main tower remains, still at the mercy of the shifting sands and winds.
Insider tip
Danish is a generic term for pastries in some countries, but you haven't really had a pastry until you've had a Danish pastry so stop into a bakery and indulge. You won't regret it
Skagen, Denmark, Lighthouse close-up
The Skagen lighthouse in Skagen, Denmark

Northern Lighthouse

Make time for a visit to the Skagen Grey Lighthouse. Not only is this a distinctive sight of north Jutland, with sweeping views of Kattegat Bay, it's also home to a migratory bird sanctuary — head here to spot species of Arctic birds on their way from Scandinavia to warmer environments.
Insider tip
Hike the dunes of the Rabjerg Mile, the windswept stretch that will bring out your romantic, artistic side.
Skagen, Denmark, Smoked Mackerel
Two filets of smoked mackerel

Local Cuisine

Seafood is the name of the game in Skagen. Try pan-fried fish cakes or smoked salmon with dill and herbs. Cruise to Skagen to indulge in local delicacies like smoked salmon or freshly caught lobster served alongside local potatoes, wild garlic and beach peas. For a distinctive dessert, head to Ruth's Gourmet for the famous oak bark ice cream.
Skagen, Denmark, Souvenir shop
A souevnir shop in Denmark selling an assortment of souvenirs

Shopping

You'll find charming boutiques and shops along the streets of Skagen. Butik Skagen carries local handicrafts, such as sweaters, blankets and ceramics, as well as number of well-known Danish brands, including Mogens Alex Petersen. Den Bla Appelsin is another notable shop, carrying quality women's fashion and wonderful handicrafts and textiles.

Day 7: Gothenburg, Sweden

Day 7
Gothenburg
Sweden
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Canal in the historic centre of Gothenburg, Sweden
Canal in the historic centre of Gothenburg, Sweden
Things to do in
Gothenburg
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Stockholm usually gets all the attention, but Sweden’s “second city” shines just as brightly. Home to a hodge-podge of architectural styles that span a millennia — not to mention an incredible collection of trendy boutiques, hip cocktail bars and contemporary art museums — Gothenburg has plenty of draws. It’s small, as far as cities go, which makes for a cozy, intimate experience no matter what time of year you visit. Walk along the picturesque waterfront, soak up views from a fortress atop Risåsberget Hill, and savor Scandinavian flavors at one of Gothenburg’s famous food halls. Whatever kinds of adventure you’re after, a cruise to Gothenburg, Sweden hits all the right notes.
Bicycle near church, Gothenburg, Sweden
Bicycle near church, Gothenburg, Sweden

PEDAL PARTY

Gothenburg is sometimes nicknamed Sweden’s Amsterdam. It’s extremely walkable, but the best way to get around is by city bike. One rental company has more than 130 stations around town where you can reserve a two-wheeled ride.
Insider tip
Biking is a great way to get around the city, but you can also travel by water. Rent a kayak and paddle along the Gothenburg’s many waterways.
Stone Fortification building Skansen Krona exterior Wall and Golden Crown
Stone Fortification building Skansen Krona exterior Wall and Golden Crown

FORTIFIED ADVENTURE

If you’re interested in the region’s medieval history, head to the 700-year-old Bohus Fortress, about a 20-minute drive from the city center. If you’re more into 18th-century opulence, take a tour of stately Gunnebo House and Garden, built as a summer villa for a wealthy merchant.
Insider tip
Gothenburg is a haven for beer lovers. Get to know the local craft breweries — there are plenty around town.
Marstrand island, Bohuslän, Sweden
Marstrand island, Bohuslän, Sweden

WANDER THE WEST COAST

If you want to experience rural Sweden, venture a little bit outside of Gothenburg and explore the wild and windswept Bohuslän coast. It’s dotted with rugged islets, rambling hiking trails and colorful little fishing villages — like Fjällbacka, where Ingrid Bergman used to spend her summers.
Insider tip
Tips aren’t expected in Sweden, but always welcome. When eating out, it’s common to round your bill up to the nearest big number.
Food from Feskekorka (Fish Market) at Gothenburg, Sweden
Food from Feskekorka (Fish Market) at Gothenburg, Sweden

LOCAL CUISINE

Gothenburg is home to a well-known global food scene, and while fresh seafood dishes from the local fish markets are always a delicious bet, you can’t leave without treating your sweet tooth to something decadent. Stop by a coffeeshop or bakehouse and order a fluffy golden waffle topped with cream and locally sourced berries — you’ll be glad you did.
Flower shop in the Haga district of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Flower shop in the Haga district of Gothenburg, Sweden.

SHOPPING

Magasinsgatan is a design district in Gothenburg that’s packed with trendy boutiques selling homewares, fashion and even flowers, plus popular food trucks. And the main street in the charming Haga neighborhood is your go-to for indie stores offering handmade soaps, artisan crafts, and even Swedish clogs.

Day 8: Copenhagen, Denmark

Day 8
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 7:00 AM
Copenhagen has come a long way from its early Viking days. Its historic center 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 neighborhood 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 colorful quay. Peek in Kødbyen’s trendy art galleries and savor 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 harbor, 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. 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
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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