Cruising to the Baltic Sea in a yacht lets you absorb the Scandinavian and Baltic states in your own time and on your own charter. Follow the routes of the Vikings, uncovering myths, legends and epic scenery. Sail to magnificent fiords where dazzling, wide open stretches of water shimmer like diamonds in the land of the midnight sun, or to glaciers and remote fishing towns where ancient folklore and traditions are still evident to this day. Cruise along the icy norther shores of Finland or Norway, whale watching and marvelling at Aurora Borealis from the deck. Explore the cosmopolitan waterside cities of Stockholm, Oslo, Reykjavik and Copenhagen, with trendy restaurants, world-class museums.
Stockholm is known as the Venice of the North, comprised as it is of numerous islands. Its newly restored National Museum is the best in the country and Sodermalm has some of the city’s best shops.
The Old Town of Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, is noted for its mediaeval architecture. Pastel-coloured houses and lanes are lit with old lanterns to authenticate the feel. The city has numerous parks and museums, where you can learn about the strategic position of the city.
Finland will make you feel like you have sailed halfway round the world. The culture and language can be alien but the welcome is always warm. The city of Helsinki is effortlessly cool, quirky, and not afraid to push the boundaries of art. Try something different at Löyly, a typical Finnish public sauna and restaurant, where you can soothe your cares away. Or try the restaurant Grön for the best in plant-based seasonal and wild produce.
Investment has transformed St Petersburg into a thriving collection of trendy, upmarket bars, restaurants, and boutiques. Ideal for refreshment after the stunning frontage of the Hermitage Museum, Mikhailovsky Palace and Mariinsky Theatre