Scandinavia is a region consisting, traditionally, of the monarchies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden; but today this extends to Nordic countries including Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. There are a variety of Pullmantur cruise routes and itineraries available to help you explore and understand this breathtakingly beautiful north-eastern region of Europe.
There are other towns in Sweden of cultural significance. Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden but once belonged to Denmark whilst the region of Scania was under Danish rule. The city became a lucrative trade area and, after being ceded to Sweden in 1658, became one of the first industrialised areas in Scandinavia. Today, the five mile Øresund Bridge connects Malmo with Copenhagen in Denmark and you can admire the castles, gardens and squares which reflect the city’s history.
You will also be able to experience Denmark on board a White Nights Cruise, stopping in the country’s fifth largest city: Esbjerg. Once the largest fishing harbour in Denmark; this diverse city hosts a number of shopping outlets, parks featuring deer and the Fisheries and Maritime Museum which delves into marine biology.
Or on the Armada Cruise, you will also be able to visit the capital of Norway: Oslo. This city is Scandinavia’s oldest and least populated. Here you can visit the Viking Ship Museum which contains two 1100 year old, well preserved Viking ships. If you would like to explore Norway in greater detail; you can do so on board one of the many Pullmantur luxury cruises into the beautiful fjord archipelagos.
Embark on a journey to the rocky harbour of Nynashamn in Sweden on board a Baltic Capitals Cruise. This small town holds the key to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm, which covers 14 separate islands. Each island brings something different to Stockholm, with a fine mixture of the contemporary features of a modern metropolis with historical artefacts of Scandinavian and Viking history.
Moving in a westerly direction from Stockholm will take you to Helsinki, capital of Finland. It is here where Saunas were introduced to the world and this delightful city is steeped in both Swedish and Russian heritage. The historic architecture is represented through the cathedral of Helsinki and parliament house.
Sailing through the archipelago of islands and sleepy fishing villages will take you to friendly and welcoming town of Gothenburg. Visit the stunning Gothenburg Cathedral or wander the streets where you will find a variety of museums; but one of particular note is the Volvo Museum, where you can view past and present versions of the Swedish car.
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