Akureyri is situated in north-east Iceland, in one of the longest fjords in the country - surrounded by mountains reaching 1000-1500 m. and only 60 km from "The Arctic Circle". A popular tourist destination for short or long visits, the town offers a wide range of activities and interesting places e.g. museums, the world's most northerly botanic garden, 18-hole golf course, the best skiing area in the country. .The town is also a good base for many of Iceland's most beautiful natural wonders as waterfalls, volcanic areas and canyons as well as exciting activities as river rafting, hiking, fishing, whale watching and horse riding.
Amsterdam is a beautiful town with the advantages of a big city. It offers many opportunities of nightlife, excellent museums and famous sights. Waterways cross the city and give a sense of romance . Amsterdam has bike lanes, so a bike ride is the ideal way to explore the city.
Arendal is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder that is located on the district of Sørlandet in Norway. The Arendal port offers visitors a variety of fish market, restaurants and pubs. Inside the town, Tyholmen is an area with wooden houses which is dated around the 19th century. Store Torungen and Lille Torungen lighthouses are situated on islands outside Arendal, that are reachable by boat trips from the port of the town centre.
Belfast (Northern Ireland), United Kingdom
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland, situated at the mouth of the River Lagan and is surrounded by mountains. Belfast had been and remains the industrial and financial center of Northern Ireland, with a high level in fields such as the arts, higher education and business. It is a green city with many Parks and Gardens. Don't miss the top city's attraction, the Belfast Zoo, with animals in danger in their natural environment.
The warm atmosphere of this classic Norwegian town welcomes you as you walk in the old city. You will see the medieval tower Chaaken Hall and Brygken Wharf where you may do shopping to the numerous art workshops in bargain prices. Then climb by cable car to the summit of Mount Floien, 305 meters above sea level and walk in rubble paths enjoying the magnificent view of the harbor, the fjords and mountains.
Nestled in the heart of Belgium, Bruges and Zeebrugge create a captivating contrast of historical grandeur and modern coastal allure. Bruges, with its enchanting medieval architecture and romantic canals, transports visitors back in time to a bygone era of prosperity and artistry. The Belfry Tower stands tall as a timeless symbol of the city's rich heritage, while the Church of Our Lady houses a treasured Michelangelo sculpture. As a contrast to Bruges' medieval charm, Zeebrugge boasts a thriving port, connecting Belgium to the world with its bustling maritime activity. Here, visitors can enjoy sun-drenched beaches and indulge in the region's famed seafood offerings. Zeebrugge's vibrant seafront promenade and modern amenities complement Bruges' timeless beauty, making this duo a captivating destination that seamlessly blends the past and the present.
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Dun Laoghaire is a town on the east coast of Ireland, about s11km south of the capital Dublin. Iis a splendid harbour and the town is surrounded by spectacular rolling hills. Its easy access to Dublin city and transport links nationwide makes it an ideal place to begin or end your journey through the Emerald Isle. Dun Laoghaire has always been a 'Gateway to Ireland' and gets its name from the Irish translation Fort (Dun) of Laoghaire. It was once the seat of King Laoghaire, the ancient High King of Ireland before the Vikings sailed from Scandinavia and established themselves in Dublin.
Fishguard consists of two little towns: the one high above the cliffs has the pubs and shops; the older lower town is clustered around the quayside and was famously featured in the films Moby Dick, and Under Milk Wood.
Galway is a city located on the province of Connacht in Ireland that lies on the banks of the River Corrib. The city offers many tourist attractions to explore. The St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church which is the largest medieval church in Ireland was built in 1320 in the old city. The Hotel Meyrick which is the oldest hotel in the city worths a visit, while the Menlo Castle is visible by a walk on the River Corrib. Visitors can also visit the Galway City Museum to discover the city's heritage. The city hosts every year various festivals, like the Tulca Festival of Visual Arts. Beautiful beaches surround the island where visitors can relax.
Haugesund is a town in the county of Rogaland, Norway. The town has during the last 20 years established its position as the main trading centre for Haugaland and southern parts of Hordaland. It has several relatively large shopping centres, considering the size of the town.
The town hosts varried and widely popular events in the realms of both culture and outdoor recreation.
The Isafiordour is a town in Iceland.It has a total populations of 2,600 inhabitants.It is the capital of the Western Fjords.Developed in the 16th century.The museum stands the oldest building,built in 1786.
The city is more usually known as Derry, Londonderry is the officially name, as in 1613 the city was granted a royal charter by King James I and the "London" prefix was added. The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge. Is the only remaining completely intact walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe.
Lerwick/Shetland, United Kingdom
Lerwick is a bustling, cosmopolitan seaport with services and amenities only usually found in much larger places on the British mainland. The extensive leisure and entertainment facilities provide warm hospitality to visitors. The old waterfront is thronged with pleasure boats, visiting yachts, historic craft and working fishing boats. There's a variety of lively bars and clubs, ranging from popular "theme" bars to more traditional hostelries. Visitors can explore a surprisingly wide range of well-stocked shops. Lerwick also has an outstanding Museum and Archives, incorporating an art gallery.
Nestled peacefully at the end of one of Norway’s most beautiful waterways, Nordfjordeid is a picturesque, hidden gem.
Wander the old centre of town to find white-painted buildings brimming with cafés, restaurants, bakeries and shops, or discover unique architecture at the modern opera house or the 19th century Eid Church – home to spectacular carvings and intricate paintings. At the Sagastad Viking heritage centre you can interact with fascinating exhibits and step aboard the Myklebust, an authentic 100-foot-long replica ship based on the remains of one of the largest Viking ships ever unearthed.
Oslo, the capital of Vikings, is full of mystery and beauty. Don't miss the dragon statues in the Vigkelant Museum of Sculpture, the very interesting artworks of the artist Edvard Mounch and the amazing Olsofiorden . Learn about the feats of those sefareres in three Maritime museums, the famous Viking Maritime Museum, the Fram Museum and the Kon Tiki Museum, which honors the late Thor Chaierntal who crossed the ocean with a boat of reeds. Visit Xarl Johann Gata street, with great shops, itinerant musicians and vendors.
Portland is a part of Dorset like no other! Wild, natural and ruggedly beautiful!
This unique island marks the southernmost point on the Jurassic Coast and is joined to the mainland by Chesil Beach. Its isolated location, quaint villages and rocky, coastal scenery give the island its own special atmosphere, perfect for exploring.
Steeped in maritime history and heritage, there are museums, castles and not one but three lighthouses to explore, not to mention the folklore and tales of pirates and smugglers to discover.
Portland’s unique geology and position makes it home to an extraordinarily rich variety of birds, animals and plant life.
All over the Isle you'll find great little cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Reykjavik is a perfect town, with plenty of room, clean air, vibrant culture and beautiful environment. The southernmost capital of the world has it all. To enrich your knowledge of the Norwegian and Icelandic culture, visit the National Museum and the wooden buildings of the old city of Reykjavik. Afterwards leave the city behind and drive across landscapes of fire, ice and geysers to indulge in spas, that steam gushes.Don't miss such an ethereal experience.
Cork,( Ringaskiddy), Ireland
Cork is one of the liveliest cities in Ireland. A fishing village with centuries-old traditions in Gaelic games and drama. Rigaskindi has been transformed into a modern deep-water port, providing easy access to the beautiful sites of Cork and Kerry via a fast-growing road network.