11 Night Arctic Circle Cruise on Jewel of the Seas from Copenhagen, Denmark Honningsvag, Norway, Northern Lights
The 11 Night Arctic Circle Cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark visits Stavanger, Norway; Arctic Circle (Cruising), Norway; Tromso, Norway; Honningsvag, Norway; Alesund, Norway; Flam, Norway; Geiranger, Norway; 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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11 Night Arctic Circle Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Jewel of the Seas
Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Stavanger, Norway
Day 4 - Arctic Circle (Cruising), Norway
Day 5 - Tromso, Norway
Day 6 - Honningsvag, Norway
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - Alesund, Norway
Day 9 - Flam, Norway
Day 10 - Geiranger, Norway
Day 11 - Cruising
Day 12 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Honningsvag, Norway, Northern Lights
Northern lights over arctic terrain in Norway
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11 Night Arctic Circle Cruise

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Leaving from
Copenhagen, Denmark
Onboard
Jewel of the Seas
Day Port
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Departs at 5:00 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Stavanger, Norway
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4
Arctic Circle (Cruising), Norway
5
Tromso, Norway
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6
Honningsvag, Norway
From 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7
Cruising
Day at sea
8
Alesund, Norway
From 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9
Flam, Norway
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10
Geiranger, Norway
Tendered from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11
Cruising
Day at sea
12
Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrives at 7:00 AM
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Jewel of the Seas
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Jewel of the Seas, Exterior View, Caribbean and European Cruise Destinations
Exterior view of Jewel of the Seas Cruise With Destinations in Puerto Rico, Antigua, Barbados, and more
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Jewel of the Seas
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.

DECKED OUT FOR ADVENTURE

Discover countless ways to spend your days between ports, like fueling friendly competition in a round of mini golf and taking adventure to new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. If you're after laid back lounging, catch a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

DIG INTO DARING

Whether you're sipping wines from around the world at Vintages, savoring fresh-rolled sushi at Izumi, indulging in prime steaks at Chops Grille℠ or sitting down to a five-course epicurean adventure at Chef's Table, you're bound to find flavors as thrilling as the shores you'll explore.

NOT THE SAME OLD SONG & DANCE

Travel from London's West End to New York City in West End to Broadway, a cross-continental celebration of music theater production. And journey from ancient Atlantis to colorful India in the celestial show City of Dreams. On this ship, every show's a hit.

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: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Girl Climbing the Rock Wall During the Day
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch
CAN'T MISS FAVORITES
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down 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.
Sister Teaching Younger Brother Mini Golf
Family Enjoying a Round of Mini Golf

Mini Golf

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: Stavanger, Norway

Day 3
Stavanger
Norway
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Stavanger, Norway, Small boats in fjord
Small boats on the coast of a fjord near Stavanger, Norway
Things to do in
Stavanger
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Perched on Norway's dramatic western coast, Stavenger is a city full of historic architecture, quaint cafes and ocean views. Check out Gamle Stavanger, the picturesque old town, where you'll find well-preserved wooden buildings dating back to the 18th century painted in unique pastel hues. Cruise to Stavanger to learn more about the Vikings at the Museum of Archaeology, or visit 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral — thanks to a series of rebuilding efforts over the years, it features architectural elements from Romanesque to ornate Baroque. Then, take the short trip to Prekestol, the "Preacher's Pulpit," a rocky natural viewing point overlooking Lyse Fjord.
Stavanger, Norway, Domkirke church
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.
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.
Stavanger, Norway, Lysefjord
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.
Insider tip
The Sverd i fjell monument — three swords in rock — just outside town in Madla is emblematic of the area. There isn't much else around, but the monument is easy to get to and quite a sight.
Stavanger, Norway, National Petroleum Museum
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.
Stavanger, Norway, Lutefisk
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.
Stavanger, Norway, Viking boat souvenir
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.

Day 4: Arctic Circle, Norway

Day 4
Arctic Circle
Cruising, Norway
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Arctic Circle Glacial Landscape
A glacier in the arctic
Things to do in
Arctic Circle
Looking for adventure in an out-of-the-ordinary destination with immense, raw beauty? Welcome to the Arctic Circle, the most northern of the five major circles of latitude. At the very top of Europe, you'll find broad horizons, dense forests, snow-capped mountains and the sound of thousands of seabirds. Dress warmly and explore the remote region around the North Pole. Marvel at the Northern Lights, filling the sky with green, yellow, red and violet above the horizon. Jump onboard an Arctic cruise and admire the colorful wooden houses, meet interesting peoples, experience the Midnight Sun or the Polar Night, and take a peek at the Arctic wildlife.
Arctic Circle Northern Lights
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.
Arctic Circle Walrus
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: Tromso, Norway

Day 5
Tromso
Norway
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Tromso, Norway, Arctic Cathedral
The Arctic Cathedral towering over the the Tromso, Norway cityscape
Things to do in
Tromso
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tromso, Norway's gateway to the Arctic, is surrounded by deep blue fjords and snow-capped mountain peaks. Explore this lively city, linked to the mainland by a gracefully arched bridge. Visit the fascinating Polar Museum or the arctic aquarium Polaria. Be blown away by panoramic views on a cable car ride up to Storstein Mountain, or hike up one of the trails that run through the Lyngen Alps. Cruise to Tromso, Norway and stop into a cafe and refuel with carrot and cardamom marmalade on toast. If you visit between September and April, you might be lucky enough to spot the Northern Lights.
Tromso, Norway, Cod fish in aquarium
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.
Insider tip
Go to the Tourist Office, housed in a wooden building by the harbor, for the comprehensive Tromsø Guide and free Wi-Fi.
Tromso, Norway, Arctic Cathedral close up
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.
Insider tip
The Norwegian Krone (NOK) is the official currency of Norway. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards.
Tromso, Norway, View from Storstein Mountain
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.
Tromso, Norway, Arctic cod filet
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.
Tromso, Norway, Hand crafted necklaces
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.

Day 6: Honningsvag, Norway

Day 6
Honningsvag
Norway
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Honningsvag, Norway, Boats Docked In Marina
Boats docked at a marina in Honningsvag, Norway
Things to do in
Honningsvag
From 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Situated above the Arctic Circle, Honningsvag is surrounded by fjords and waterfalls, offering views across the sea to the Svalbard Islands and the North Pole. First settled more than 10 thousand years ago, today you'll find a modern downtown area around the harbor. Shops sell local crafts, including traditional Sami jewelry, as well as sleek Scandinavian home decor. Jump onboard a Norwegian fjords cruise and watch the indigenous Sami people herd reindeer through the area, and explore the history of the area at the Nordkappmuseet. Then, head to one of the restaurants in the harbor area for king crab risotto.
Honningsvag, Norway, Cliff Monument
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.
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.
Honningsvag, Norway, Puffins
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.
Insider tip
The Arctico Ice Bar doesn't serve alcohol, but it does serve juice cocktails. Jackets are offered to all who enter.
Honningsvag, Norway, Theatrical Performance
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.
Insider tip
The North Cape museum focuses on local history and culture, as well as the fishing industry. At least five exhibitions are staged each year, and guided tours are always available.
Honningsvag, Norway, Pesto Arugula Risotto
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.
Honningsvag, Norway, Traditional Silver Jewelry
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.

Day 7: Cruising

Day 7
Cruising
At Sea
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Shrimp Wonton Soup - Izumi Restaurant
Shrimp Wonton Soup served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.
FOR FOODIES
Izumi Sushi Specialty Roll
Izumi Sushi Specialty Roll

Izumi

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.
Chops Grille Dinner Table Dishes
A top-down view of a couple enjoying dinner dishes at Chops Grille on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Chops Grille

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: Alesund, Norway

Day 8
Alesund
Norway
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Alesund, Norway Coastal View
Coastal view of Alesund, Norway
Things to do in
Alesund
From 10:00 AM - 5:00 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 9: Flam, Norway

Day 9
Flam
Norway
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Flam, Norway Giant Kjosfossen Waterfall
The giant Kjosfossen waterfall in Norway
Things to do in
Flam
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Arriving in Flam feels like stepping into a fairy tale. Home to only 350 inhabitants, the village is situated at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden, the world's deepest fjord reaching a staggering 1,308 meters. From the harbor, take a brief stroll to the Flam Railway and take the 20-kilometer ride through the Myrdal Mountains and along the fjord. Cruise to Norway and head to Otternes Farm Village, made up of 27 different buildings that date back to the 17th century. Then, let the waterfall at Stalheimsfossen take your breath away, or drive to Stegastein viewpoint to take in the beauty of the fjord.
Flam, Norway Train
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.
Insider tip
The tourist office is located within the train station.
Flam, Norway Fjord
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.
Insider tip
ATMs are widely available and credit cards are accepted in most restaurants, taxis and shops.
Flam, Norway Historic Homes
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.
Flam, Norway Reindeer With Mashed Potatoes
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.
Flam, Norway Troll Souvenir Figurine
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.

Day 10: Geiranger, Norway

Day 10
Geiranger
Norway
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Geiranger, Norway, Aerial View
Aerial view of Geiranger, Norway and a fjord
Things to do in
Geiranger
Tendered from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Welcome to the Jewel in the Crown of Norway's fjords. Geiranger Fjord was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, but the area has been luring tourists since the turn of the 19th century. Take the Waterfall Walk to the heart of the cascades. Climb the Skywalk for Europe's highest fjord view with Norway cruises. Explore Geiranger by bike or on foot, or hop in a raft or kayak for a view from the water. Once you've taken in your fill of mountain air, stroll the quaint village center. Indulge your sweet tooth at the local artisan chocolate shop, or sit back at a cafe with a coffee and a krumkake — a rolled cake with whipped cream in the center — and enjoy the view.
Geiranger, Norway, View From Dalsnibba Mountain
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.
Insider tip
Sit on the Queen Sonja of Norway throne at Flydalsjuvet near the village of Geiranger and enjoy spectacular views.
Geiranger, Norway, Eagle Road
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.
Insider tip
Hop on a rib boat for a blood-pumping safari through Geiranger fjord.
Geiranger, Norway, Small Boats Docked At Pier
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.
Insider tip
Learn more about the history and culture of the fjords at the Norwegian Fjord Center, which also sells local delicacies and handicrafts.
Geiranger, Norway, Roasted Tiger Prawns
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.
Geiranger, Norway, Traditional Bag
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.

Day 11: Cruising

Day 11
Cruising
At Sea
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Solarium Whirlpool Guests
Guests Enjoying the Solarium
SUN DRENCHED DAYS
Family Enjoying the Pool
Family Enjoying the Pool and Tanning

Pools

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.
Guest Lounging at Solarium
Guests Enjoying the Drinks and Pool at the Solarium

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.

Day 12: Copenhagen, Denmark

Day 12
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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