Bordered by the Norwegian Sea, this region has something for everyone, including urban sophistication, provincial charm, and natural beauty. Cruises typically combine visits to Copenhagen and other Scandinavian capitals and overnights (on the ship) in St. Petersburg’s Petersburg: See the world’s greatest art collection in the Hermitage, St Petersburg. Catch the fountains at Peterhof, Peter the Great’s summer palace. Baltic capitals: Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and Copenhagen. Shop at the handicraft market in Helsinki. Take a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) ride in Stockholm for a tour through the archipelago. Visit the church in the Rock, Helsinki. History: Medieval city walls and quaint half-timbered houses lie side by side with modern buildings and open squares.
- Northern Lights: In the early spring and in the autumn it is possible to experience the northern lights.
- If you are fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the flickering curtains of dancing light across the sky, you are witnessing one of nature’s more spectacular phenomena.