EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Northwest Passage – in The Wake of Great Explorers (Eastbound) (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Hurtigruten
Ship: MS Fram  |  1 Review
Edmonton, AB, Canada to Copenhagen, Denmark
Dates: 30 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019

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DAY 1
30 Aug 2019
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta and located on the North Saskatchewan River, provides it a wide range of cultural, sporting, and tourist attractions. Stroll through the Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum, discover the West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America, and enjoy the longest stretch of urban parkland in North America, the Edmonton's river valley.

DAY 2
31 Aug 2019
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Air travel
Cambridge Bay, NU, Canada

An early morning transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Cambridge Bay. The community of Cambridge Bay is located on the southeast coast of Victoria Island. In Inuinnaqtun it is called 'Iqaluktuuttiaq', meaning a 'good fishing place'. The hamlet is located close to the Ekalluk River, which is famous for giant char. It is rich in archaeological history and blessed with abundant fish, seals, geese, muskoxen, and caribou. Archaeological sites found all over this enormous island prove that indigenous peoples have been living in this part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago continuously for the last four thousand years. Roald Amundsen visited the Cambridge Bay in 1905. In 1918 he traversed the same route back from west to east in his new ship called the Maud. The Hudson Bay Company purchased this vessel as a fur trading supply ship, arriving in Cambridge Bay in 1921. The Maud was used for years before it sank in the harbor. Its exposed hull has been a Cambridge Bay landmark for 80 years. An attempt is currently underway to re-float the vessel and return her to Norway. Wildlife abounds in this area with caribou, muskoxen, and seals. This is where MS Fram is ready to take you into the Northwest Passage.

DAY 3
01 Sep 2019
Gjoa Haven, Canada

Gjoa Haven is a popular destination for fans of arctic history. The name honors the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who wintered here on the Gjøa Expedition. He called the place 'the finest little harbor in the world'. Amundsen and his men spent two years at Gjoa Haven, and they were busily engaged in collecting scientific data. Hunting caribou and exploring the surrounding area varied their work routines. When Amundsen arrived, there was no European settlement here. But he was in contact with the local Inuit and he learned a lot from them about survival and travel in polar regions. The local Inuit people, the Netsilik Inuit, are direct descendants of the ancient Thule people and they have lived in the area for over a thousand years. The John Ross expedition of 1829–1833 had previously visited this region and the ill-fated John Franklin expedition of 1845 perished nearby, so Gjoa Haven is often visited by arctic history buffs. Today the settlement is known for its vibrant arts and crafts scene, where carvers are famous for their renderings of shamanistic faces and talented seamstresses produce beautiful articles of Inuit clothing. It is also home to excellent cultural venues including the Heritage Center, the Hamlet Center, and the Northwest Passage Territorial Trail. In the warm months when the tundra is covered with flowers and the sea is open, numerous arctic birds nest nearby, including loons, geese, ducks, terns, jaegers, plovers, snow buntings, and snowy owls. A handsome herd of muskoxen lives on the island and there are some caribou too. When we arrive, we will be warmly welcomed to 'the finest little harbor in the world'.

DAY 4
02 Sep 2019
James Ross Strait, NU, Canada

Enjoy being navigating through the 112 miles long and 31 to 40 miles wide James Ross Strait. It is named after British Polar explorer James Clark Ross, and Roald Amundsen sailed here on the Gjøa expedition. The strait runs between King William Island and the Boothia Peninsula, and based on the conditions, at hand we will conduct landings for hikes or small boat cruising.

DAY 5
03 Sep 2019
Coningham Bay, NU, Canada
Bellot Strait, Canada

When arrive at Coningham Bay we will launch our tender boats and explore the bay. We hope for wildlife sightings, as this shallow broad bay is a known hotspot for belugas and polar bears. The Bellot Strait is a narrow passage serving as the transit from Prince Regent Inlet to Peel Sound and Franklin Strait. To the south of the channel, you find the Boothia Peninsula — the northernmost point in mainland North America. The strait, about 1.25 miles wide, has fierce currents that can run up to 10 miles per hour. There may be the added navigational challenge of ice in the water. As a result, a careful assessment of the conditions on the day is required and the transit must be timed to avoid the strongest currents. No need to worry, though. MS Fram was purpose built as an expedition vessel with a 1B ice class, ship-depth sounding database, extractable forward-sounding sonar, and iceberg search lights — and the captain and his crew are experienced in sailing treacherous waters. We will continue looking out for wildlife. Remember the more eyes keeping watch, the bigger the chance of spotting the polar bear, which is often seen in this area. This strait is where the waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans meet, after having crossed the passage we will be leaving the Pacific Ocean and enter the Atlantic Ocean.

DAY 6
04 Sep 2019
Fort Ross, Canada

At the end of the channel is historic Fort Ross, a trading post established by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1937. There are still two small huts ashore that are maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard, which are occasionally used by the local Inuit for shelter during hunting trips.

DAY 7
05 Sep 2019
Beechey Island, Canada
Radstock Bay, NU, Canada

Our first stop today is Beechey Island. This place is closely linked to the history of exploration of the Northwest Passage. The most famous voyage, one surrounded in mystery, is the British expedition led by Sir John Franklin. Two ships sailed into the passage in 1845, but neither the ships nor any of the 129 crewmembers were ever seen again. It is known that the Franklin Expedition over-wintered on Beechey Island in 1845—1846. Three graves on the shore (plus another from one of the search parties) is proof of the unfortunate outcome for the expedition members. As you go ashore, you will see the graves and the remains of Northumberland House, built by the rescuers searching for Franklin and his men. The desolate location of the graves and the ruins of Northumberland House create a haunting reminder of the incredible challenges faced by explorers in this powerful wilderness. Next up is Radstock Bay. It is dominated by the striking landmark Caswell Tower — a prominence of sedimentary rock rising from the sea. The shoreline around Caswell Tower is a good location for short walks to a pre-historic Inuit dwelling site. Caswell Tower features a challenging hike to the summit for great views over the surrounding area. The summit is the location of a small station used seasonally for polar bear research.

DAY 8
06 Sep 2019
Dundas Harbour, Canada
Crocker Bay, Canada

Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on Earth (Antarctica is counted as a continent). We arrive at Dundas Harbor, an abandoned settlement with an old Royal Canadian Mounted Police camp and several archeological sites. Come shore to see the ruins of some of these buildings, along with an impressive Thule site. The people who lived here were the ancestors of the Inuit. West of Dundas Harbor is Croker Bay, a large fjord with two tidewater glaciers at the head of the bay. The area is rich in wildlife and as with any expedition in the Arctic, the search for natural encounters is part of the experience. We may see several seal species such as walrus, beluga, or even narwhal. Polar bears are frequently seen in the area and the tundra around the shore supports small populations of Arctic hare and musk ox. This is a perfect place for small boat excursions to see marine life and glaciers up close.

DAY 9
07 Sep 2019
Pond Inlet, NU, Canada

In the morning, we will head farther south and sail the spectacular Arctic landscape of the Eclipse Sound before we arrive at Pond Inlet. Explorer Sir John Ross named Pond Inlet in 1818 after John Pond, a renowned British astronomer. Today the picturesque hamlet, also called 'Mittimatalik' in Inuktitut, is a traditional Inuit community located on the northern tip of Baffin Island, near the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage. Pond Inlet is surrounded by mountain ranges, several dozen glaciers, scenic fjords and inlets, ice caves, geological hoodoos, and drifting icebergs. As we arrive, we sail through a pretty channel flanked by the peaks and glaciers of the Baffin and Bylot Islands. At these latitudes the sea is frozen for most of the year, only opening up in July for a short while. This is where the search for High Arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, can begin. Pond Inlet is also a great place to see large pods of narwhal. Pond Inlet has a small visitor's center, and the cultural performance by the local community will be a highlight.

DAY 10
08 Sep 2019
Day-at-Sea

We cross the Davis Strait, a northern arm of the Labrador Sea. This strait was named for the English explorer John Davis, who led three expeditions in the area between 1585 and 1587. He was looking for a route through the North West Passage, and he discovered the Hudson Strait. Davis was the first to draw attention to seal hunting and whaling possibilities in the Davis Strait, and to show that the Newfoundland cod fisheries extended this far north.

DAY 11
09 Sep 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 12
10 Sep 2019
Ilulissat, Greenland

Our first stop in Greenland is Ilulissat. When you come ashore, you will have your first chance to compare life in a settlement in Greenland with that you have seen in the Canadian Arctic. The town is set in the stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just outside the town, at the mouth of the fjord, you can often see enormous icebergs that have run aground. They originate from the Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the most productive glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. The icebergs make their way down the 12-mile fjord before entering Disko Bay. Marvel at the changes in hue of the ice when the iceberg surface is struck by the Midnight Sun. Hear the icebergs' soundtrack of cracking and rumbling, as the sounds echo from one end of Ilulissat to the other. We offer a variety of options for viewing the Icefjord. A short walk through town will bring you to the head of a network of short trails that take you to the shores of the fjord. There are also options to get out on the water to see the ice and maybe whales from local boats, or to get high up for an aerial view with flightseeing trips by fixed wing aircraft or helicopter.

DAY 13
11 Sep 2019
Sisimiut, Greenland

En route to Sisimiut, we encourage you to be out on deck to scout for whales. The waters close to the settlement are frequented by several species, such as humpback and fin whales. Harbor porpoise and minke whales can be encountered along the west coast of Greenland. If we are lucky, we might also see large numbers of seals, the most common being the harp seal. Sisimiut is situated 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It is a modern settlement that maintains ancient traditions. Come ashore to explore the colorful town; visit the small museum, hike in the hills, and shop for local handicrafts. Just across Disko Bay is the Disko Island and settlement Qeqertarsuaq. This is where the Gjøa expedition and the second Fram expedition stopped to get dogs and other equipment on their way to the Northwest Passage.

DAY 14
12 Sep 2019
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Air travel

Kangerlussuaq means 'big fjord' and MS Fram will sail almost the entire length of the fjord (118 miles) before reaching the town. As we arrive in Kangerlussuaq, the expedition is over. After debarkation you will join a final excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet. This vast icy wasteland stretches 1,500 miles north and reaches heights of up to 10,500 feet above sea level. The road to the edge of the Ice Sheet boasts beautiful natural scenery, ranging from Arctic desert and tundra with low growing shrubs, to hilly terrain offering breathtaking views over the landscape. Your plane to Copenhagen leaves late in the evening.

DAY 15
13 Sep 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

You arrive in the Danish capital early in the morning and may even have the time to explore "Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen" before you head home.

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About the Ship

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MS Fram

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram honors the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology and making her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in polar regions.

What's Included

Included

  • Daily Meals & Select Beverages

  • Wind/water-resistant jacket

  • Landings and activities on board and ashore

  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team

  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots

Not Included

  • International Flights

  • Travel Protection Plan

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional excursions and gratuities

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Shore Excursions

Copenhagen, Denmark - 13 Sep 2019

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 1 Hour
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Sightseeing
Canal Tour in Copenhagen

There is so much to see and do in Copenhagen. This wonderful city has a lot to offer when it comes to sights and one way to see them easy and without having to walk for hours and hours is to take a canal tour. Sit back and relax and have an expert telling you what you need and want to know about Copenhagen. During this tour you will see The Little Mermaid, Christiansborg Castle, Nyhavn and much more!

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Sweden
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 1 Hour
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Canal Tour Copenhagen

There is so much to see and do in Copenhagen. This wonderful city has a lot to offer when it comes to sights and one way to see them easy and without having to walk for hours and hours is to take a canal tour. Sit back and relax and have an expert telling you what you need and want to know about Copenhagen. During this tour you will see The Little Mermaid, Christiansborg Castle, Nyhavn and much more!

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Copenhagen tour - Amalienborg, Rosenborg

Tour of Denmarks capital Copenhagen. See the city as well as Amalienborg and Rosenborg Castle

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Rosenborg and Amalienborg Castle - walk & Drive

During this lovely tour through Copenhagen will you experience the fusion of the new and the old. The City is filled with history and culture but it is also new, progressive, modern and full of life. There is so much to see and so much to do and during the tour you will be able to see some of those things. You will see the beautiful and royal castles Rosenborg and Amalienborg. You will see the different historical districts, The Little Mermaid and much more.

Lastly you will go on a tour by foot in the center of the City and see some of the hidden things. Our excellent tour guide will gladly tell you everything you want to know and more.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Sweden
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Copenhagen Tour - Amalienborg & Rosenborg Castle

Tour of Denmark's capital Copenhagen. See the city and Amalienborg and Rosenborg Castle.

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Jewish Heritage Copenhagen Walking tour

Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and take you for an exciting and dramatic tour of 400 years of Jewish history in Denmark. On this Jewish tour around Copenhagen, your guide will share with you the amazing story of Danish Jewry from the 17th Century when the first Jews were invited by the King Christian IV in 1622 all the way up to present time. Although never large in numbers, the Jews in Denmark had a substantial and important influence on Danish culture and history.

The miraculous rescue of 7,000 Jews: One of our experienced guides will tell you their personal story of the rescue of their own family and the miraculous rescue of 7,000 Danish Jews during WWII. Brave fishermen helped more than 95 % of the Jewish population in Denmark to safety in Sweden in a heroic act the world had never seen before.

Terror attack on the Jewish community, February 2015: Times have changed and your guide will give you an idea of what it´s like to live a Jewish life in Denmark today.

The sights on this tour include:

Copenhagen Great Synagogue

The Danish-Jewish Museum with architect Daniel Libeskind's Mitzvah design

The Round Tower with its golden Hebrew inscription

The Holy Trinity church where Torah scrolls were hidden during WWII

The Statue of Niels Bohr, famous Danish-Jewish scientist and Nobel prize winner

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Snack
Recommended Ages: 18 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing • Wellness
Hygge and Happiness - Afternoons/Evening Walking Tour (year-round)

"Hygge" (pronounced hoo-guh), a Danish word meaning joy, comfort and coziness in life's everyday moments, is an essential part of Danish culture and eagerly welcomed into every aspect of Danish everyday life. Discover hygge with our 3-hour walking tour of Copenhagen.

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel for a stroll through charming Copenhagen. You will get an introduction to the city and pass some of the highlights along the way, discovering traditional half-timbered houses and enjoying the cozy atmosphere.

Your guide will show you some of Copenhagen’s secret gems. Enjoy a glass of champagne or beer in one of the authentic old inns of Copenhagen before returning back to your hotel. Vow to seek and embrace hygge back at home.

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Jewish Heritage Tour and WWII Escape Route with Driver and Guide

On this Jewish tour around Copenhagen and following an infamous escape route during WWII to the village of Dragor, your guide will share with you the amazing and dramatic story of Danish Jewry from the 17th Century when the first Jews in Denmark were invited by King Christian IV in 1622 and up to the present time. Your guide and your driver will meet you at your hotel.

Although never large in numbers, the Jews in Denmark had a substantial and important influence on Danish culture and history.

Times have changed and your guide will give you an idea of what it´s like to live a Jewish life in Denmark today and will take in the site of the February 2015 terror attack on Copenhagen's Jewish community.

This tour also includes the heroic rescue of the 7000 Danish Jews. On the road to Dragor your experienced guide will tell you their personal story of the rescue of their own family and the miraculous rescue of 7,000 Danish Jews during WWII. Brave fishermen helped more than 95 % of the Jewish population in Denmark to safety in Sweden in a heroic act the world had never seen before. Many Jews escaped from Dragor on small boats including the fishing boat Elisabeth, which brought 7,000 Danish Jews to safety in Sweden on a cold, dark night in October 1943. Today Dragor Town is a charming village with old half-timbered houses, cozy cafes and restaurants. Only 8 miles from the center of Copenhagen, the visit to Dragor will not only evoke the past, but also give you an interesting and unique experience of the lives of the inhabitants in small Danish villages

The sights on this tour include:

Copenhagen Great Synagogue

The Danish-Jewish Museum - featuring architect Daniel Libeskind's Mitzvah design

The Round Tower with its golden Hebrew inscription

The Holy Trinity church where Torah scrolls were hidden during WWII

The Statue of Niels Bohr, famous Danish-Jewish scientist and Nobel prize winner •

The fishing village of Dragor where 700 Jews managed to escape to Sweden on small fishing boats in October 1943 during WW2

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 18 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Adventure • Food & Wine • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
Culinary Bike Tour

Our culinary Copenhagen bike tour focusing on the foods of Copenhagen invites you to discover the amazing food scene on the colorful Christianshavn, the famous Freetown Christiania and in the fast growing area Refshaleøen.

On this 4- hour culinary bike tour we visit 4 wonderful and unique restaurant treasures that serve food prepared by people with lots of passion and love for what they do.

This food tour is for anyone who wants to get to know Copenhagen’s off-the-beaten-path charms and see what makes it so captivating to us locals.

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
Copenhagen Walking Tour

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and show you all the most important highlights of the city. At the same time we will make ensure you get a sense of authentic Copenhagen, that will make you feel welcomed and inspired to learn more about its inhabitants. Picturesque sites, charming canals, friendly people and quaint neighborhoods will make you feel at home. On the tour we pass many Copenhagen landmarks such as:

Amalienborg Palace – Home of the Royal Family

Old Stock Exchange – Amazing renaissance building from 1622

Nyhavn (New Haven) - The 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district

Christiansborg Castle – Built for the Royal family but now the Danish Parliament

Visit to Rosenborg Castle, a royal hermitage set in the King’s Garden at the heart of Copenhagen. Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of splendor, royal art treasures, the Danish Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. Rosenborg Castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century.

The tour ends back at your hotel or in city center

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Lunch, Snack
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Food & Wine • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons • Sightseeing
Gourmet tour in Copenhagen

Meet your culinary expert and embark on a heavenly tour (in English)

15 years ago, nobody would have imagined that Copenhagen would turn into such a gastronomic paradise. Today it is full of culinary temptations ranging from three Michelin starred avant-garde cooking to hotdogs based on free range meat.

A culinary expert will share his best experiences and stories with you in the Copenhagen´s Food scene.

On this tour, you will experience some of Copenhagen´s finest gastronomic offers. Not only will you taste delicacies like the finest and purest caviar on the market, but also enjoy access to some of the biggest culinary talents as you go behind the scenes at one of Copenhagen´s top restaurants, which will open its doors exclusively for you. You will also visit one of the most exciting Food Markets and dive into some of Denmark´s best produce before you finish the tour with something the Danes enjoy immensely...

Any specific requests and/or interests will be catered to. Exceptional non alcoholic beverages can be offered.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Copenhagen tour - Amalienborg Castle, Torvehallerne and Rosenborg Castle

Copenhagen is a amazing city, with old history and rich culture, but it is also progressive, modern and full of life. While visiting the city you must see Amalienborg Castle. The great Royal Castle in the center of Copenhagen, where the royal family have its turf. You will see the archictural changes from the old barock to the new glas and steel look while walking through the city. You will visit the food market Torvehallerne, which is a gourmet food market with commodities from all over the world. You will also visit Rosenborg Castle, a beautiful castle also placed in Copenhagen, with a big, gorgeous and inviting public park right next to it. Rosenborg Castle is a intriguing place and here can you also see the collection of the Royal Jewelery.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Sweden
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Copenhagen Tour - Rosenborg Castle & Canal boat cruise

A tour of Denmark’s capital Copenhagen. See the beautiful city sailing on the canals and visit the Royal Rosenborg Castle.

Offered by: Exeter International
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Shore Excursion - Copenhagen, Denmark

Today your guide will meet on the pier after your ship clears customs for your tour of Copenhagen. Begin your tour with a visit to the harbor fortification known as Kastellet; Copenhagen’s defense citadel from 1663. The next point of interest is the impressive Gefion fountain located next to the English Church of St. Alban.

Also in this area is the Little Mermaid statue, sculpted by Edvard Eriksen in 1913. The statue has become the symbol of Denmark.

Continuing back to the center of town, your guide will point out the residence of the royal family, Amalienborg Palace.

You will also want to spend a bit of time in the beautiful area of Nyhavn, filled with local cafes and restaurants.

Your guide will also take you to the Round Tower. This is Europe’s oldest functioning observatory. The tower was built by King Christian IV in the mid-1600s as part of the Trinity Complex. The tower features a spiral ramp twisting up to the top of the tower reaching over 120 feet. Once at the top, one has unparalleled views of the city in 360 degrees.

Afterwards visit Rosenborg Castle, the fantastic fairy tale summer residence that Christian IV built from 1603-1634, and that today holds the famous crown jewels. Your guide will take you through the castle and the Treasury. Even today, Denmark’s royalty visit the Treasury to select jewelry to wear for formal events.

The castle is surrounding by the King’s garden, designed just as it was during Christian IV’s reign. Here you will find locals enjoying the park.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Food & Wine • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
In the pursuit of Hygge & Happiness in Copenhagen

Hygge is as Danish as pork roast and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too. There's nothing more hygge than sitting around a table, discussing the big and small things in life. Perhaps hygge explains why the Danes are the happiest people in the world?

In the summertime, hygge is spending time in the sun, over a beer at the pier, a picnic in one of the parks or just hanging out with good friends in one of Copenhagens many picturesque and historical back yards.

This 4 hour walking tour will show you what hygge is all about.

Meet your guide at the hotel to start a 4 hour tour of hygge. We will start the tour exploring the Latin quarters around the pedestrian street Strøget.

The Latin Quarter is one of the most entertaining areas of Denmark's capital city. It is a young-spirited place, as the campus of Copenhagen University is located here. The Latin Quarter is well known for its hang-out spots, alternative shopping and 17th-century architecture.

Part of Danish hygge is having coffee with friends, so we will pickup a cup of coffee to go and a cinnamon roll at Sankt Peders Bakery, Copenhagen oldest, founded in 1652.

We continue our tour in the Latin quarters visiting the church of our Lady. It’s situated close to the University of Copenhagen. The Church of Our Lady is one of the popular churches in the city. This cathedral was constructed in neo-classical style in 1829 by the famous architect Christian Frederik Hansen.

Walking up to The Round tower, we will peak in to some of Copenhagen cozy court yards, where the inhabitants have their hideaway from the bustling city, with flowerpots, benches and tables for nice gettogethers with neighbors and friends or a quiet corner to wind down with a good book.

The 17th century tower and observatory Runde taarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. When Christian IV built the tower, Denmark was quite famous for its astronomical achievements thanks to the astronomer Tycho Brahe. When he died in 1601, the King wished to continue Brahe's research, and thus the round tower came into being. From the top, you have great views of Copenhagen and the Latin quarters.

Food is a big part of the Danish soul. When Danes meet over a good meal, they often talk about another good meal had in the past or one they will have in the future.

In the summertime one of the most popular outdoor meeting places in Copenhagen, is the Kings garden (Kongens Have). Here people meet on the green lawns enjoying a beer, an ice cream, a coffee or a picnic. Since Hygge also is meeting with friends over nice food we have arranged for a picnic in the park with some Danish comfort food and a classic Carlsberg beer.

The tour will end in Nyhavn from where you can take a tour of the Canals or just sit in the sun and enjoy another beer before walking back to your hotel along the pedestrian street.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Copenhagen Tour with Rosenborg Castle and a Canal Tour

A tour of Denmarks capital Copenhagen. See the beautifull city sailing on the canals and visit the Royal Rosenborg Castle.

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Cruises & Water Tours • Sightseeing
Copenhagen Highlights with Private Canal Tour

Your driver and guide will show you the most important highlights of Copenhagen after picking you up from your hotel, all the while ensuring that you get a sense of the authentic Copenhagen that makes you feel welcome and inspires you to learn more about the locals. Picturesque sites, charming canals, friendly people and quaint neighborhoods will make you feel at home. Some of the many places you'll see along the route are:

-Amalienborg Palace – Home of the Danish Royal Family.

-The Little Mermaid – The symbol of Denmark welcomes travelers from the sea.

-Nyhavn – Copenhagen's 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district

-Old Stock Exchange – a magnificent Renaissance structure from 1622

followed by:

PRIVATE CANAL TOUR (1 OR 2 hours)

Expect to experience a homelike atmosphere where you can sit back and relax as we guide you through the historic center of Copenhagen while you enjoy a drink. It's a relaxed pace and you will get more of a sense of the city than on foot with an overload of historical sights.

When we enter through the historic canals of the old city center you will get glimpse of how it is to live on a house boat, and see the numerous historical buildings, many of them constructed by King Christian IV in the early 17th century.

NB: If you choose the 2 hr. boat tour, it´s possible to order a picnic basket and enjoy lunch on the boat ride.

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Meet the Vikings

Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to take you for an authentic Viking experience.

Visit the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, focused on ships, seafaring and boat-building culture from ancient to medieval times. The Viking Ship Hall is designed as a large showcase to display the five Viking ships found at Skuldelev. Besides the five original ships, the hall also houses special temporary exhibitions in its West Room. In the East Room at the 'Harbor bridge' are 2 replicas vessels a trading vessel and a war ship -- equipped with barrels, trading goods, and weapons, as an ongoing part of the exhibition.

Enjoy lunch at Rådhuskælderen Restaurant, next to the Roskilde Cathedral. (at your own expense).

After lunch, visit the Roskilde Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a unique and beautiful medieval cathedral, the first gothic cathedral built of brick. The Viking king Harold Bluetooth (d. 985) who named Roskilde the new capitol of Denmark in 960 AD is buried here, along with his son, Sweyn Forkbeard (d. 1014) conqueror of England. As well, nearly 40 kings and queens of Denmark up to the present time are buried here. A working church, it also hosts concerts throughout the year.

Your tour ends back In Copenhagen.

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Copenhagen's Main Sights with Rosenborg Castle and Lunch

Your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel and take you for a tour of all of Copenhagen's 'essentials,' while ensuring that you get a sense of the city that makes you feel welcome and inspired to learn more about the locals. Picturesque sites, charming canals, friendly people and quaint neighbourhoods will make you feel at home. On the tour you will pass many Copenhagen landmarks such as:

* Amalienborg Palace – Home of the Danish Royal Family

* The Little Mermaid – The symbol of Denmark welcomes all travelers

* Tivoli Gardens – The 175 year-old amusement park that inspired Walt Disney

* Nyhavn Canal – the charming, instagram-worthy canal from the 1600-hundreds

* Old Stock Exchange – Built in 1622

Lunch at Restaurant Kanalen - (Lunch at you own expense).

Beautiful, idyllic, and with the warmth and charm of old Copenhagen lies Restaurant Kanalen in the house that used to serve as customs office for the area of Christianshavn. This restaurant has been beautifully restored, and inside, the light woods, wide wooden planks, white walls, and the many windows overlooking the water create a room characterised by simple yet elegant Scandinavian architecture. This gourmet restaurant includes a vast variety of dishes, the pride of traditional Danish cuisine.

After lunch, continue your visit to Rosenborg Castle, a royal hermitage set in the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen. Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of splendor, royal art treasures, the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. Rosenborg Castle was originally built as a country summerhouse by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century and is an example of Christian IV's many architectural projects.

The tour ends at your hotel or in the city center.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Copenhagen excursion - Castles & Tivoli Gardens

Take a guidet tour through the beautiful city of Copenhagen. See the royal castles Amalienborg and Rosenborg and visit the intriguing amusementpark Tivoli where you can walk around and enjoy the scenery or try some of the thrilling rides.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Family Tour in Copenhagen

The city of Copenhagen is not just for adults. It is a very children friendly city, that brings you and your child hours of fun and activities. Copenhagen have a ton of parks and playground. The city stimulates all your sences and invites you to an adventure. There are ao meny things to see for both children and parents and most of the esperiences is where you can be active and adventurous.


You can visit Tivoli Gardens, The Blue Planet (Aquarium), Experimentarium, Bakken, Guinness World Records Museum, Copenhagen’s Zoo or the Louisiana Museum Children's Wing.


Of course we will, in any case, show you the not-to-be-missed highlights such us: The Little Mermaid, Nyhavn Canal, Kongens Nytorv Square, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Castle, Christiansborg Palae and more.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Sweden
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Copenhagen Tour - Amalienborg Rosenborg Torvehallerne Canal tour

With a excellent English speaking guide you will tour the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. The city is full of life, history and culture, but is also a really modern city that is buzzing of activity and creativity. On this tour will you be able to see some of the highlights of Copenhagen such as the amazing palace Amaliensborg and Rosenborg Castle. You will also go to the center of the city and visit a food market called Torvehallerne, where you can try and buy foods from all over the world in its highest quality. Lastly you will enjoy a relaxing group canal tour around Copenhagen where you will see some of the old and historical buildings in Copenhagen. This is a really easy and relaxing way to explore a city and still get to see so much.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Copenhagen tour - Castles, food & Canal tour

With a excellent English speaking guide you will tour the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. The city is full of life, history and culture, but is also a really modern city that is buzzing of activity and creativity. On this tour will you be able to see some of the highlights of Copenhagen such as the amazing palace Amaliensborg and Rosenborg Castle. You will also go to the center of the city and visit a food market called Torvehallerne, where you can try and buy foods from all over the world in its highest quality. Lastly you will enjoy a relaxing group canal tour around Copenhagen where you will see some of the old and historical buildings in Copenhagen. This is a really easy and relaxing way to explore a city and still get to see so much.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Copenhagen City and its Jewish Heritage

A guided tour through Copenhagen, with focus on its Jewish heritage.

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons • Sightseeing
Art and architecture - passionate tour both in and out of the box....

To understand Danish art and design of TODAY, it is a “must” to dive into the soul of the people, and what better way than in close-up intimate surroundings admire some of the greatest painters in Danish modern time – expressionists and impressionists alike.

Together with an expert artist/art guide you will visit some of the “out of the box” museums as well as very famous shrines of art. Visit even 2 of the most exciting Galleries and get an insight to what is happening right now.

Typical Danish lunch with suitable beverages is served at a famous local “water hall” for artists.

This tour is a tribute to our love of art – in all its faces and expressions.

Offered by: Delta of Scandinavia - Sweden
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Family Tour in Copenhagen

The city of Copenhagen is not just for adults. It is a very children friendly city, that brings you and your child hours of fun and activities. Copenhagen have a ton of parks and playground. The city stimulates all your sences and invites you to an adventure. There are ao meny things to see for both children and parents and most of the esperiences is where you can be active and adventurous.

You can visit Tivoli Gardens, The Blue Planet (Aquarium), Experimentarium, Bakken, Guinness World Records Museum, Copenhagen’s Zoo or the Louisiana Museum Children's Wing.

Of course we will, in any case, show you the not-to-be-missed highlights such us: The Little Mermaid, Nyhavn Canal, Kongens Nytorv Square, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Castle, Christiansborg Palae and more.

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 7 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Art & Castle Tour

Meet your driver and guide in the lobby of your hotel and enjoy a beautiful ride along the shoreline, facing the strait between Denmark and Sweden, heading north of Copenhagen.

Visit Kronborg Castle and experience the most famous and impressive castle in Danish history. Kronborg Castle has been the residence of the royal family but is perhaps more famously known as "Hamlet's Castle," since it became Shakespeare's inspiration for the palace in Hamlet, Elsinore Castle (anglicized from the surrounding town of Helsingør) and the setting for the famous tragedy involving the melancholy Dane, Ophelia, Gertrude, Claudius and an even more known soliloquy "To be, or not to be..."

Lunch at Restaurant Sletten (at your own expense). Surrounded by fishermen’s cottages and directly overlooking the harbor and the sea, the restaurant oozes charm and nostalgia. The restaurant is owned by the culinary duo behind Michelin-star restaurant formel B in Copenhagen. Both restaurants share their philosophy and concept, where all dishes on the a la carte menu are made with the finest ingredients and served in “smaller” portions.

After a delicious lunch, continue on to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in northern Zealand, a 45-minute drive from Copenhagen. With a panoramic view across the sound, Louisiana is an international museum with a considerable collection of modern art. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 3,000 works by artists including Picasso, Giacometti, Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Rauschenberg, Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois, Philip Guston, Morris Louis, Jorn, Baselitz, Polke, Kiefer, and Per Kirkeby. It is the largest modern art collection in Scandinavia and takes its point of departure in the period after 1945.

Your tour ends back in Copenhagen.

Offered by: Luxury Beyond Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Adventure • Cruises & Water Tours • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
In The Footsteps of the Vikings

Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to immerse you in an historic Viking experience. A short drive (just 19 miles west of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand) takes you to the Viking Ship Museum, on a Viking Ship sail, Roskilde Cathedral and the Land of Legends.

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is focused on ships, seafaring and boat-building culture in both ancient and medieval times. The museum's Ship Hall is designed as a large showcase to display the five Viking ships found at Skuldelev. Besides the five original ships the hall also houses special temporary exhibitions in the West Room. In the East Room at the 'Harbor bridge' are reconstructed two-storey models of a trading vessel and a war ship equipped with weapons as an active part of the exhibition.

Viking ship sail. Experience 1000-year-old Viking ships and then go directly out to the museum harbour, where the full-scale reconstructed Viking ships lie moored at the quayside. Sail out on the Roskilde fjord on a 1-hour group tour and take part in sailing the ship with up to 12 others. A private boat is also an option for an extra fee.

Visit to the Roskilde Cathedral. A UNESCO-listed world heritage site, Roskilde Cathedral is a unique and beautiful medieval building and the first brick Gothic cathedral in Scandinavia. The Viking kings Harold Bluetooth (d. 985) and his son, Sweyn Forkbeard (d. 1014) conqueror of England is buried here. Almost 40 kings and queens of Denmark til the present time are buried here.

Lunch. Enjoy lunch at Restaurant Rådhuskælderen, adjacent to the Cathedral. (Lunch is at your own cost)

Viking Village Sagnlandet Lejre (Land of Legends). After lunch, we visit this unique 'experiment' involving the reconstruction of houses and agricultural implements from the Iron Age and testing them in practice. People flocked to the Centre to watch the researchers’ efforts as they literally plowed and chopped new knowledge about our ancestors’ daily life out of fields and timber. This outdoor archaeological museum now also comprises a Viking market place (900 AD), a Stone Age camp-site (5000 BC), an 18th-century farmstead.

Your tour concludes on your return to Copenhagen.

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