LIFESTYLE / TRAVEL

Scandinavian Cruise Pt. I

Jun 01, 2017 | By New Darlings


A few weeks ago we embarked on a two week cruise on the Regal Princess through Scandinavia, which began in Copenhagen. We were super excited to be reunited with some of our favorite blogger pals and explore new parts of the world we didn’t have the opportunity to visit before. We’ve said it in the past, but cruising really is the best way to see so many different places so quickly. It’s like a crash course in each country and although we sometimes (okay, most of the time) felt like we didn’t get to see enough of each place at every port, it really gave us an idea of what cities we wanted to go back to and plan a longer stay.

It was so fun to read your DMs and comments on IG about recommendations (thank youuu!!!) or hearing about how many of you will be traveling to some of these cities in the coming months. We tried to see and scope out as much as we could each day before the ship left for our next destination. For this post we’ll share our stops in Copenhagen and Oslo.

COPENHAGEN

We flew in to Copenhagen and had the evening to explore before the ship left the next day. We took the afternoon to wander throughout Nyhaven and grabbed dinner before crashing at our hotel room that night, so not too much to report here, however there were a TON of design stores on our list.

We visited:
Tivoli
Old fashioned style amusement park, with live music, rides, and tasty treats.

Nyhaven
Chances are you’ve seen this picturesque neighborhood around Pinterest and Instagram. It definitely lives up to the hype.

Torvehallerne
A huge indoor and outdoor market with fresh meats, fish, wines, and more! We grabbed a quick bite to eat here and people watched outside.

Rundetaarn
It’s crazy to think this place was completed in 1642. Walk the spiraling conservatory floors up to the roof top to catch one of the most beautiful views of the city.

Christiania
Also known as “Freetown”, Christiana is a little commune in Denmark that will take you back to the sixties for sure.

OSLO

On the day our Princess ship docked in Oslo, it was a holiday, so unfortunately many things were closed. However, we were able to take in some of the sights, enjoy a parade, and find a coffee shop or two! Catching the sunset from the ship before we left for the next city was definitely the highlight of our day though!

We visited:
Akershus festning
If you’re into old architecture this 17th century castle will not disappoint. We walked around this area and spent some time just relaxing under a tree before heading back to the ship. The grounds were beautiful.

Focacceria
Leave it to us to find pizza wherever we go. Ha! In our defense a lot of places were closed, but let’s be real, we probably would have ended up here either way. 😉

Tim Wendelboe
This was probably one of the most recommended places throughout our whole trip. It definitely lived up to the hype and we’re still kicking ourselves for not bringing home a bag of coffee beans with us.

Stockfleths
Whether you’re grabbing a green juice or one of their iconic coffees, this place is a must see/stop for sure.

Stay tuned for a recap from Berlin, Tallinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm! 🙂

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Thank you to Princess Cruises for partnering on this post. As always, all thoughts & opinions are our own.

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