Denmark is a country that superbly combines natural beauty, historic sites, and modern design. From a Denmark cruise, you’ll get to experience it for yourself as you disembark in one of its enthralling ports of call and spend time in its cities or nearby countryside.
This Scandinavian country is famous for its gorgeous Old Town in the capital city of Copenhagen and its picturesque countryside, but behind the aesthetic beauty is a country buzzing with innovation. Denmark is a world leader in wind power with nearly half of its electricity generated by wind. During your Scandinavian cruise, you’ll see firsthand the way the past and the present merge, making for an exciting and interesting day spent in port.
Whether you’re looking for natural beauty or exciting historic sites, you’ll find all that and more during your cruise to Denmark.
One of Denmark’s most popular attractions is the Tivoli Gardens, and not just because of its gorgeous flowers and manicured walking paths. It’s also the world’s second-oldest amusement park still in operation, dating back to 1843, and home to rides and games.
Learn about the history of the Vikings in Aarhus, where you’ll visit a city founded by the Vikings a thousand years ago. While in Skagen, you can visit the nearby Iron Age burial site of Lindholm Høje and tour a museum about the Vikings.
One of the most iconic sites to see during a Denmark cruise is the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. The Little Mermaid is inspired by the main character in Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of the same name. The Little Mermaid statue is located on a rock by Langelinje Pier.
Venture beyond the city and you’ll find rolling green countryside dotted with windmills, charming towns, and impressive castles. Some castles you can see include the grand royal summer palace of Frederiksborg, the fortified castle of Kronborg, and the Renaissance beauty of Voergaard Castle in Skagen.
Depending on your Denmark cruise itinerary, you’ll visit one of our three ports of call located along the coastline of the country: the capital and largest city of Copenhagen; the nature-surrounded city of Skagen; and Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city located on the east coast’s Jutland Peninsula.
One of the best ways to explore the country of Denmark during your cruise is via a shore excursion. These tours will effortlessly whisk you away from your cruise ship and take you to some of the most beautiful and exciting things to see and do.
Most of the countryside tours offered during a Denmark cruise take you to North Zealand, the region just north of Copenhagen. There you’ll find some of the country’s most popular castles and country towns.
The cities of Denmark are rich in culture and heritage, and a city tour is a great way to learn more about them. See beautiful cathedrals, walk around vast museums and scenic old towns, and marvel at historic architecture. In Aarhus, you can even see the remains of the oldest preserved body from the Iron Age.
Biking is a great way to explore Denmark. You’ll feel like a local as you pedal around its cities. On a guided bike tour, a knowledgeable guide will fill you in on what you’re seeing. In Skagen, you can even leave the city streets behind and go mountain biking in the vast plantations near Skagen.
When booking your Denmark cruise, first decide if you’d rather visit the Baltic region or the British Isles. We offer both types of itineraries that include ports of call in Denmark.
Denmark is warm in the summer, but can get cooler during shoulder season, so pack accordingly. Keep in mind that most places of worship require you to cover your shoulders, so bring a lightweight long shirt or jacket to throw on, or a scarf or shawl to wrap around your shoulders. Bring a daypack to stow extra layers when you’re not wearing them.
Some popular souvenirs to bring home include books by Hans Christian Andersen, Viking-inspired jewelry, a colorful scarf, a Danish elf figurine, or a tin of Danish butter cookies.
When dining in Denmark, look for restaurants serving some of the country’s delicious traditional cuisine. Favorites include frikadeller meatballs, liverpaste made with pickled beetroot called Leverpostej, and the national dish of fried pork with parsley sauce and potatoes. In general, meat and potatoes make up the bulk of traditional dining here.