Follow in the wake of the ancient vikings and immerse yourself in the rich history of Scandinavia on this eight-day adventure in Norway and Denmark, highlighted by four nights aboard the extraordinary Sea Cloud II. Delve into the region’s seafaring heritage during visits to several unique and fascinating museums on the Bygdøy Peninsula near Oslo. Then embark the exquisite Sea Cloud II and cruise through the picturesque Skagerrak and Kattegat straits that connect the Baltic and North Seas, ending in Kiel, Germany, for disembarkation and flights home.
This itinerary is packed with excursion options designed to allow you to focus on the seafaring theme or combine it with visits to top art museums and historic sites. In addition, since cruise dates coincide with Midsummer’s Eve, a traditional Scandinavian holiday celebrating the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, you will enjoy an evening of bonfires and singing along with the Danes on the beaches of Skagen, when extended hours of sunlight and mild temperatures are particularly welcome after long, cold winters.
A journey aboard the Sea Cloud II is a memorable experience aboard one of the most luxurious vessels afloat. Whether relaxing on deck beneath 30,000 square feet of billowing canvas, all hand set by the crew, or enjoying the spacious accommodations, superb cuisine, and excellent service of the staff, you will feel part of a bygone era of elegance that the Vikings could never have imagined. Optional pre- and post-tour extensions, to Norway’s fjordlands and Berlin, respectively, are also available.