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Denmark, Norway and Sweden Boast Ideal Summer Climates for Exploring This European Gem
LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) – Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, is featuring an oft overlooked region of Europe, Scandinavia. In the summer, Denmark, Norway and Sweden experience a natural phenomenon due to their location north of the Arctic Circle, the midnight sun. But beyond the extended daylight, each destination features distinctive cultural, historical and natural elements for travellers to experience and explore.
From ancient castles to Lego, Denmark, the smallest of the Scandinavian countries features a unique blend of history and modernity. The Copenhagen Grand Tour takes in the city’s major sights like Tivoli Gardens, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Gefion Fountain and the Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale. To explore by land and sea, the Copenhagen City and Harbor Tour offers two unique perspectives and for travellers who like their own pace, the Copenhagen Card provides free entry to 60 museums and attractions. Known for its many fairy tale castles and its fairy tales, the North Zealand Castles Day Trip from Copenhagen explores Kronborg Castle (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle. Just a quick ferry ride away, travellers can explore nearby Sweden during the Sweden Day Trip from Copenhagen.
Ruggedly beautiful with mountains, fjords and glaciers, travellers to Norway enjoy low-key cities and fishing villages set against the rich history generated by the Viking Age and the Norwegian farm culture. Travellers sail to the fjords during the Full Day Grand Tour of Oslo and visit the Fram Museum, the Kon-Tiki Raft, Viking ships and the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise focuses on the fjord regions passing through narrow sounds, idyllic bays and a maze of islands. The Visit Oslo Pass and the Oslo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour provide travellers with an overview of the destination along with value and flexibility.
With a distinctive history that brought the world both Alfred Nobel and ABBA, Sweden offers travellers everything from the vibrant capital of Stockholm to the secluded islands of its Archipelago. The Stockholm in One Day Sightseeing Tour offers a condensed overview of the capital from both coach and boat and the Stockholm Royal Sightseeing Tour includes the UNESCO World Heritage listed Drottningholm Palace. Birthplace of the inventor of dynamite who instituted the Nobel Prizes with his vast fortune, the Stockholm City Tour: In the Footsteps of Alfred Nobel explores his life and work. The Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm provides a look into Sweden’s enthralling past while the Kayaking Tour of Stockholm Archipelago is an exhilarating experience through the country’s preserved natural beauty. For travellers to create a custom itinerary, The Stockholm Card offers free entry to more than 75 museums and attractions including the Stockholm City Museum which operates the Millennium Tour following the footsteps of the lead characters Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series (including “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”).
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