9 Night Ultimate Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Serenade of the Seas from Copenhagen, Denmark Oslo, Norway, Coastal Buildings
The 9 Night Ultimate Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark visits Aarhus, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; Kristiansand, Norway; Haugesund, Norway; Olden, Norway; Alesund, Norway; Bergen, Norway; Amsterdam, Netherlands. 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 Ultimate Norwegian Fjords Cruise
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Explore Serenade of the Seas
Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2 - Aarhus, Denmark
Day 3 - Oslo, Norway
Day 4 - Kristiansand, Norway
Day 5 - Haugesund, Norway
Day 6 - Olden, Norway
Day 7 - Alesund, Norway
Day 8 - Bergen, Norway
Day 9 - Cruising
Day 10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Oslo, Norway, Coastal Buildings
Buildings on the coast of Oslo, Norway
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9 Night Ultimate Norwegian Fjords Cruise

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Leaving from
Copenhagen, Denmark
Onboard
Serenade of the Seas
Day Port
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Departs at 5:00 PM
2
Aarhus, Denmark
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3
Oslo, Norway
From 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
4
Kristiansand, Norway
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5
Haugesund, Norway
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6
Olden, Norway
From 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7
Alesund, Norway
From 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8
Bergen, Norway
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9
Cruising
Day at sea
10
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arrives at 6:00 AM
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Panoramic vistas aren't all you'll find on this ship. Get active on the Rock Climbing Wall or with a game of mini golf. Head to Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center to break a sweat or indulge in some "me time." And a giant poolside movie screen means plenty of opportunities to unwind outside.

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PEAK PERFORMANCES

As the day winds down, the night heats up with dazzling productions by world-class performers. Whether it's all the hits from Broadway and the Big Screen in Stage to Screen, or remixed classics in Vibeology, you're definitely in for a show.

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 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: Aarhus, Denmark

Day 2
Aarhus
Denmark
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Aarhus, Denmark St. Pauls Church
St. Pauls Church in Aarhus, Denmark
Things to do in
Aarhus
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Founded during the Viking Age, Aarhus is a compact and vibrant city perfect for history buffs and lovers of the arts and culture. Head to the bustling Latin Quarter, lined with cafes, boutique shops and cutting-edge restaurants on your next Denmark cruise. Take a short walk to Aarhus Cathedral to see the tallest church in Denmark. Can't get enough art and history? You're in luck: Aarhus was recently named European Capital of Culture. Its myriad museums include the Moesgaard History Museum, Aros Aarhus Art Museum and Den Gamle By, nestled in an open-air botanical garden.
Aarhus, Denmark Historical Buildings
Historical buildings in Aarhus, Denmark

Medieval Town With Modern Cool

The oldest section of Aarhus is the Latin Quarter, dating back to the 14th century. Walk through its narrow cobblestone streets filled with chic shops, galleries and some of the city's best eateries. In the heart of the Latin Quarter, you'll find the cozy square Puservig Torv — its many cafes are the perfect place for a midday break.
Insider tip
If you want picture-perfect photos, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything more quaint than colorful Mollestien Lane.
Aarhus, Denmark Old Town Plaza
An old town plaza at Aarhus, Denmark

Old Ways of Life Preserved

Lined with traditional timber houses, Den Gamle By — "the Old Town" — is Denmark's national open-air museum of urban history and culture. Experience how people lived and worked at the end of the 19th century. Interested in more recent history? Check out the street that brings Denmark in 1974 back to life.
Insider tip
Take the time to explore the waterfront and the forest — they're a 15-minute bike ride away from one another.
Aarhus, Denmark, Moesgaard Museum
View of the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, Denmark

Futuristic Facade, Ancient Artifacts

In a city bursting with great museums, Moesgaard stands out from the rest. Interactive exhibitions take you from Stone Age artifacts, through Classical antiquity and the Middle Ages to the present. The hyper-modern architecture, with its unique climbable exterior, is worth the visit alone. Grab lunch in the cafe, which gets rave reviews.
Aarhus, Denmark Fresh Smorrebrod Sandwich
A fresh smorrebrod sandwich in Aarhus, Denmark

Local Cuisine

Grab one of Denmark's traditional smorrebrod — an open-faced sandwich, often served with smoked salmon, horseradish sour cream and fresh radishes — from one of the cafes and food markets of the Latin Quarter. If you're a true foodie, head to one of the city's four Michelin-starred restaurants, where the New Nordic Food Manifesto elevates local products — like cold-water Skrei cod and spicy plants and herbs such as ramsons and woodruff — to new heights of sophisticated simplicity.
Aarhus, Denmark Souvenir Figurines
Souvenir toy soldier figurines in Denmark

Shopping

Stop into the chic boutiques of the Latin Quarter and the high-end luxury department stores like Magasin and Salling to find out why Aarhus is one of the best shopping cities in Northern Europe. Explore the period shops of Den Gamle By for unique items that reflect Danish tradition, like glazed earthenware bowls and kitchen items, as well as traditional woolen knitwear.

Day 3: Oslo, Norway

Day 3
Oslo
Norway
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Oslo, Norway, Aerial View
An aerial view of Oslo, Norway
Things to do in
Oslo
From 10:30 AM - 8:00 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 - 6:00 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: Haugesund, Norway

Day 5
Haugesund
Norway
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Aerial View of the Harbor Town, Haugesund, Norway
Aerial View of the Harbor Town, Haugesund, Norway
Things to do in
Haugesund
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cruises to Haugesund, Norway, are bound to be a big adventure. Norway is one of the most beautiful places in the world and cruising through the fjords is a real treat. And the Haugesund area is steeped in history. Visit Avaldsnes, where you'll find a historical Viking village. If you want to get in touch with nature, head to the top of Himakånå to marvel at a bird's-eye view of the area. The best things to do in Haugesund, Norway will keep you busy and fill your vacation with lifelong memories.
Go back in time at Bukkøy.
Go back in time at Bukkøy.

Step Back in Time

When you visit the island of Bukkøy, you'll be transported back in time. It's on this island where you can find Avaldsnes, Norway's oldest royal throne. Each year, over 200 Vikings from all over Europe visit for the annual Viking Festival. They live in tents, perform reenactments and show people what it was like to live during the Viking Period.
Take a gorgeous ferry ride to this island.
Take a gorgeous ferry ride to this island.

Take a Day Trip to Utsira

You can get to Utsira from Haugesund on a 70-minute ferry ride. Once you're there, visit the lighthouse Utsira Fyr, one of two heritage-listed lighthouses on the island. Afterward, check out some of the unique huts erected around town. There's the Love and Conversation Huts, the Green Hut, which is made from pieces of plastic collected from the sea, and the Utsira Community Hut, which was created by the residents of Utsira.
Hiking in Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Hiking in Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Get Rocky

If you're visiting in the summer, one of the best things to do in Haugesund, Norway, is to hike Himakånå, also known as the Mini Trolltunga. Unlike its sister, Himakånå only takes about two hours round trip to get to the top and down again, as opposed to the nine- to 12-hour hike Trolltunga requires. The views from the top are spectacular and can't be missed.
Enjoy the freshest seafood, like clams, herring and even seaweed.
Enjoy the freshest seafood, like clams, herring and even seaweed.

LOCAL CUISINE

While you can absolutely expect to dine on amazing seafood like clams, herring and even seaweed, the real treat in Haugestun is a dessert. The Queen Maud fromage is a layered dessert made with cream, kogel mogel and chocolate. Kogel mogel is made with egg yolks, sugar and honey. It's a delicious confection that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Check out Haugesund's famous glass studio.
Check out Haugesund's famous glass studio.

SHOPPING

Haugesund is home to the Norwegian glass studio Formbar Glassverksted. Join a workshop where you'll learn how to make your own glass or, if you'd prefer to watch, there are daily demonstrations. This is also an excellent place to pick up a souvenir. If you're interested in something a little more traditional, step into the charming shops selling handmade goods along the main street in Haugesund.

Day 6: Olden, Norway

Day 6
Olden
Norway
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Olden, Norway, Red House on Sognefjord
A red house in Sognefjord, Norway
Things to do in
Olden
From 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fresh air and icy beauty are the hallmarks of Olden, known as the Gateway to the Glaciers. Come here to explore the Jostedal Glacier — not only can you take in views of this natural wonder, you can also head to Jostedalsbreen National Park and hike the blue ice yourself. Thanks to Olden's location at the northern end of Oldedalen Valley, you'll find an unexpectedly dramatic landscape dotted with valleys, waterfalls and mountains. Explore the town by foot, boat or bike, and head into a gallery to discover why Olden is an emerging center for contemporary design. Cruise to Norway to check out the Old Olden Church for a unique look into local religious traditions.
Olden, Norway, Narrow bridge
A narrow metal bridge in Norway

Suspend Your Disbelief

Want an adventure en route to views from the top of the steep mountains of Nordfjord? Get there via wire and suspension bridges on the Via Ferrata Loen. Don't worry: Guides take you the whole way, and you're always attached to a harness.
Insider tip
Stop by the Olden Visitor Center, which is always buzzing with activity, as well as locals eager to answer your questions.
Olden, Norway, View of Fjord
View of a fjord near Olden, Norway

Heavenly Vista

Take the three-hour round-trip guided hike to Mount Hoven Viewpoint. More than 1,000 meters above sea level, it offers some of the best views over Nordfjord and the villages of Olden and Loen. The Loen Skylift will get you there in equally beautiful but less strenuous fashion.
Insider tip
Just up the road from the village is the Old Olden Church (not to be confused with Olden Church), which gives some insight into how villagers worshipped in the late 1700s.
Olden, Norway, Man holding a crayfish
A man holding a crayfish

Catch Some Crayfish

Crayfish is highly prized in Scandinavia — and this is your chance to find out why. Take the quick trip from Olden Quay out into Nordfjord, where crayfish pots await you. Back on shore, you'll cook your tasty catch on an open fire during your Norway cruise.
Insider tip
A bit further afield is the Nordfjord Folk Museum in Sandane, just over 50 kilometers from Olden, where the attractions include Holvikejekta, a giant traditional freight ship.
Olden, Norway, Venison Burger
Three venison cheeseburgers with toppings

Local Cuisine

The food in Olden reflects the area's farming and fishing traditions. Most of the restaurants are conveniently located nearby the major spots for hiking and outdoor adventure. Cruise to Norway to try a venison burger or mountain trout served with potatoes, and save some room for cloudberry ice cream for dessert.
Olden, Norway, Leather Bags
An assortment of traditional Norwegian leather bags

Shopping

Just minutes from the port, you'll find a number of shops to browse, including some excellent fashion outlets and local gift shops selling Norwegian wools, leather and pewter handicrafts. Riccovera, one of Norway's most famous and modern fashion brands, has a shop in Olden catering to both men and women.

Day 7: Alesund, Norway

Day 7
Alesund
Norway
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Alesund, Norway Coastal View
Coastal view of Alesund, Norway
Things to do in
Alesund
From 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Alesund is a small but lively city with a unique modern feel. A rebuilding effort following a major fire in 1904 gave the city its distinctive Art Nouveau — or "Jugendstil" — architectural style, defined its ornate details, asymmetrical facades and curving forms meant to resemble plants, animals and flowers. From the city park, walk up the 418 steps to the city's peak, Aksla — you'll be rewarded with a gorgeous panoramic view on the city, the islands and the rugged Sunnmorsalpane mountain range. Alesund is the home base for Norway's largest cod fishing fleet, so you won't have to go far to try some of the delicious and fresh seafood dishes during your Norway cruise.
Alesund, Norway Historic Art Nouveau Building
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.
Insider tip
Norway is on its way to becoming a cashless society — you might actually find spots that accept only credit cards.
Alesund, Norway Aquarium
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.
Insider tip
Get the booklet "Along the Streets of Alesund" from the Tourist Office — it'll guide you on a walking tour of the town's architectural highlights.
Alesund, Norway Street Food
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.
Alesund, Norway Bowl of Fish Soup
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.
Alesund, Norway Traditional Norwegian Hand Crafted Bowl
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.

Day 8: Bergen, Norway

Day 8
Bergen
Norway
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Bergen, Norway Waterfront homes during winter
Colorful homes lining the coast on a winter day in Bergen, Norway
Things to do in
Bergen
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Set against the backdrop of seven mountains, Bergen's natural beauty and historical charm will stop you in your tracks. Stroll through the Bryggen neighborhood, with its medieval cobblestone alleyways and red, yellow and white painted houses. Take the cable car or a one-hour hike to the top of Mt. Floyen, and soak in dramatic views of the city and the surrounding fjords with Norway cruises. Encounter trolls — don't worry, they're only statues — in the Troll Forest. Later, learn why Bergen is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy with a meal at one of the city's forward-thinking restaurants, where chefs prepare cold-water seafood and local produce with modernist techniques.
Bergen, Norway Traditional Homes
Traditional homes in Bergen, Norway

Walk Through History

Wander alongside the wharf and through the narrow alleyways of Bryggen, the oldest part of Bergen. See the colorful UNESCO-listed wooden buildings, preserved or rebuilt in their original Medieval style. Curious to find out more about the city's history? Visit the Hanseatic Museum or the Bryggens Museum.
Insider tip
For rainy days, bring an umbrella or raincoat, or head indoors to one of the city's world-class museums.
Bergen, Norway Cable Car
A cable car going up a mountain over Bergen, Norway

Sights From the Summit

Head to the top of Mt. Floyen or Mt. Ulriken for dramatic views of the city, the fjords and the ocean. The cable car or funicular will take you there in just a few minutes. Want to stretch your legs? Mt. Floyen is an approachable one-hour hike up peaceful trails.
Insider tip
September is a great month for foodies to visit Bergen; the summer rush is over, and the season of food and beer festivals begins.
Bergen, Norway Park Pavilion
A park pavilion in Bergen, Norway

Get Cultured

Bergen International Festival, Bergenfest and Bergen Live are among the many yearly festivals held here. Get to know the locals while listening to a rock or jazz band in one of the city's trendy nightclubs. Or indulge in a concert by the world's oldest symphony orchestra in modernist Grieg Hall.
Bergen, Norway Fish Market
An assortment of seafood for sale at a fish market in Bergen, Norway

Local Cuisine

Treat yourself to a Skillingsbolle cinnamon bun for a breakfast. Don't miss the seafood-centric freshness of Bergen fish soup, traditional fish cakes and local king crab. At the dinner hour, head to the Bryggen district, where you'll find higher-end restaurants transforming local ingredients into refined, modern plates.
Bergen, Norway Traditional Rosemaling Plates
Traditional rosemaling plates in Bergen, Norway

Shopping

Bergen is known as the Norwegian shopping capital, so the chances are high you'll find what you're looking for. Check out one of the department stores — Bergen Storsenter is the largest — or trendy design stores stocked with cool gifts, souvenirs, homewares and fashion by local fashion designers, like Dale of Norway and Oleana.

Day 9: Cruising

Day 9
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Father and Son Playing Basketball On Board
Father and Son Playing Basketball in the Sports Court

Sports Court

Whether it's a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
Solarium at Sunset
Sunset at the Solarium Pool

Solarium

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.
Spa Stone Massage
Woman Receiving a Spa Stone Massage

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Day 10: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Day 10
Amsterdam
Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Netherlands Dancing Houses
The Amsterdam dancing houses over Amstel river in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Things to do in
Amsterdam
Arrives at 6:00 AM
Amsterdam delivers a sensory overload— from its welcoming gezellig Dutch spirit to the clinking of bicycle chains and tulips of every color. This is where 17th-century Golden Age estates meet gritty Red Light District alleys, all woven together by an elaborate system of canals. Stand amidst the bustle of Dam Square and pick fresh blooms at Bloemenmarkt. See where celebrated painter Rembrandt once worked and admire his masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Nibble on Gouda amid the greenery of Vondelpark— or relax in one of the city’s quirky coffee shops. Here it’s easy to let go and give in to romantic adventures.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Boat Ride
Glass top boat ride along the canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands

CRUISING FOR A PERUSING

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a boat ride along its picturesque maze of canals. Gain a unique perspective of the city’s UNESCO-listed Canal Ring district as you float under historic bridges and past gabled mansions— whether in a glass-topped tour boat or in your own rented pedal boat.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Van Gogh Museum
The Van Hogh museum

GOGH FOR THE ART

Enter the world-renowned Van Gogh Museum to explore the life and greatest works of the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by the artist, this inspiring space houses many of his famous self-portraits and paintings, like The Potato Eaters and Sunflowers.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Anne Frank Statue
A statue of Anne Frank in Amsterdam, Netherlands

JOURNAL TO THE PAST

Relive the harrowing story of young Jewish teenager Anne Frank, whose diary entries during World War II became one of the best-selling books of all time. Step inside the annex where she lived in hiding with her family, viewing the converted museum exhibitions that detail their time in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Stroopwafels
Stack of fresh Stroopwafels with honey and coffee, in a shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands

LOCAL CUISINE

Amsterdam delivers a mix of Michelin-rated restaurants, canal-side cafes, and quintessential “Brown Bar” pubs. Hit a street market for herring sandwiches, syrup-filled stroopwafels, or fries slathered with mayonnaise. You can’t go wrong with stamppot (veggie mashed potatoes) or bitterballen (fried meatballs). And if you’re thirsty, sip jenever (Dutch gin)— or taste beer at the Heineken Experience.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Flower Market
Tulips for sale at a flower market in Amsterdam, Netherlands

SHOPPING

De Bijenkorf is the city’s most famous department store since 1870. Daily open-air markets span the city, including the aromatic Flower Market. Browse jewelry shops and boutiques among The Nine Streets— or pick up cannabis-inspired goods in the Red Light District. Also be sure to take home the region’s legendary blue Delft pottery.

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