Northern Europe is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world today, with cruise lines increasingly turning to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm as their turnaround ports of choice. Scandinavia’s capitals are easy to get to, easy to get around and easy to stay in. There is also plenty to see and do, with nature, history and culture, shopping and entertainment, never far from the water.
With SAS, it is easy to plan your voyage of discovery from the US. In the summer, we offer daily non-stop flights to Copenhagen and Oslo from New York, Washington and Chicago and to Stockholm from Chicago and New York. From these three gateways, you have superb connections to Oslo and the rest of Norway, and together with our partners, Finland and the Baltic region.
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The geographical and historical relationship between the countries in the Baltic Sea region makes for a fascinating journey in the wake of Vikings, knights, crusaders and merchants. Whether you are looking for unspoiled nature, history and culture, modern design and architecture, or shopping and fine food, you can tailor a cruise to suit your tastes from 26 destinations.
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Copenhagen is home to the oldest monarchy in the world, but this is not a city to dwell on past glories. Besides being a household name in cutting-edge design and architecture, there are now more Michelin star restaurants in Copenhagen than any other city in Scandinavia.
Whatever your scene, you will find a new spin on it – from art galleries and museums to ballet and jazz, gay bars and clubs.
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The Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage is the stuff of legend. From Oslo you will be escorted along the Bergen Railway to the gateway of the fjords. Aboard the Norwegian Coastal Voyage you will see Norway the way the locals do. Fascinating ports of call include the historic towns of Alesund, Trondheim, Tromso, as well as the wild and dramatic Lofoten Islands.
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Few cities can boast a natural gateway to rival the archipelago, which stretches 80km east of Stockholm. This largely uninhabited chain of 24,000 islands, islets and rocks forms a stunning corridor between Stockholm and the Baltic Sea. Here uninterrupted natural beauty bathes in the splendor of long summer days and never-ending Nordic light.