Family Cruises to Denmark and Scandinavia
While most families prefer cruises to the Mediterranean, more and more British families also take advantage of the proximity and affordability of cruises to Denmark and Scandinavia, especially for short family escapes. Since the winter temperatures can drop quite low in this part of Europe, the preferred time for family cruises to the region is late spring and summer but those who are not afraid of the cold will be fascinated by the winter scenery which is really something special here.
Things to See in Denmark
Denmark is a country with a rich history and beautiful coastal towns and villages that can be admired from aboard the ship and even better, explored by foot. Both young and a little bit older visitors enjoy visiting the country’s spectacular castles, world-class art museums and natural treasures, while an absolute favourite of families is the Bakken amusement park, the oldest of its kind in the world. Also very popular with families are the Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen), Legoland (Billund), AquaDome water park (Billund) and Faarup Somerland amusement park (near the city of Aalborg), to mention only a few.
Top Family Attractions in Scandinavian Countries
Just like Denmark, Scandinavian countries are home to many historic and cultural attractions as well as natural wonders including the Northern Lights that can be admired in Tromso (Norway) from September to April after 11pm. Though it’s a little bit late for the youngest travellers, you should allow them to stay up late to observe this natural phenomenon that can be seen only in this part of Europe. A cruise featuring Scandinavia also provides an excellent opportunity to observe whales, dolphins and other sea creatures that delight children of all ages.
Other top family attractions in Scandinavia include Liseberg amusement park (Gothenburg, Sweden), SkyView Stockholm, Astrid Lindgren’s World (Vimmerby, Sweden), TusenFryd (near Oslo, Norway) and Bo Sommarland (Telemark, Norway), to mention only a few.
Please note that itineraries and shore excursions vary greatly from one cruise line to another. To make sure that you’ll visit some of the prime family attractions in Denmark and Scandinavia, pay close attention to the itinerary and ask for detailed information about shore excursions.