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.
Alta is the northernmost city in the world and lies in Finnmark country. Main activities in Alta include trading, small industry, education, and public service. The town is also famous for its slate industry. Finnmark University College is situated in Alta, and there is also a research institution. The town has the most northern Ice hotel in Europe.
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.
Copenhagen, the largest city in Scandinavia, is home to the oldest kingdom in the world. Since the bronze life-size statue of the "Little Horn" of Hans Christian Andersen, Town Hall Square and the Castle of Kristianmporgk, Copenhagen has cultural and historical wealth and is a wonderful city for walking . Tour the shopping center or enjoy the lush gardens of Tivoli and entertainment venues in the surrounding area. Visit the port Nichavn and relax in an outdoor cafe or wander boat canals of Copenhagen.
Dublin is the capital of Ireland and has great cultural tradition. Many great writers come from here. In Dublin there are many museums, theaters and nightclubs, with traditional Irish music.The city has also many green areas, like the Phoenix Park, the largest in town. Other attractions include the imposing castle of Dublin, the library and art gallery Chester Beatty and the medieval district.
Eskifjordur is a town and port in eastern Iceland with a large fishing industry. A sculpture by Ragnar Kjartansson is located along the main road in Eskifjordur, commemorating the mariners who drowned at sea. Also, the mountain Hólmatindur is considered by the locals to be one of the most naturally beautiful in the area.
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Faeroes that means Sheep Islands is a cluster of 18 islands (17 habitable), which are the homonymous archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean between Scotland, Norway and Iceland. Tórshavn is a small city of approximately 20,000 residents that becomes "alive" every year during the summer when visitors from every corner of Europe and beyond come to visit. Descendants of the Vikings firstly inhabited the islands around the 9th century, the inhabitants of the islands as well as the Icelanders are their descendants. Visit The Tinganes, the oldest part of town with small wooden houses and roofs covered with grass. The oldest of these is about 500 year old . Its worth visiting the Tórshavn Cathedral, Tórshavn harbor, the Listasavn Føroya Museum of Art and the Nordic House the most important cultural center of the Faroes.
Paamiut (Frederkshab), Greenland
Paamiut, formerly Frederikshab, is a town in southwestern Greenland. People have lived in the Paamiut area since around 1500 BC. The trading post of Frederikshaab was established by Jacob Severin's company in 1742 and named in honor of the Crown Prince Frederick. The community prospered on trading fur and whale products. It also became known for its soapstone artists. The town has one of the finest churcehs in Greenland, built in 1990 from wood in the Norwegian style.
Gdynia is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport of Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. Gdynia is part of a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdańsk and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population of over a million people.
Glasgow (Greenock), United Kingdom
About 30 miles east of Greenock, Glasgow is known as the "Second City of the Empire". One of Britain's liveliest cities, a recent rejuvenation along with many priceless art collections draws visitors to the city center. From Glasgow, venture out into the rich farmland and salmon streams of the Lowlands, visit the scenic lochs, or spend time in the city's shopping districts and art galleries.
Gothenburg is a city and municipality in the western coast of Sweden. Due to the naturally advantageous location of Gothenburg has the largest and most important port facility in Scandinavia. Gothenburg has a wide selection of cultural institutions, including theaters and museums. The Gothenburg Botanical Garden is considered one of the remarkable botanical gardens in Europe.
Grundarfjorour is a small town, situated in the north of the Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland. The site is characterized by a unique climate and unusually beautiful surroundings. The town is considered unusually beautiful and well-kept and has received several awards for its neat appearance. The geology of Grundarfjorour spans the entire geological history of Iceland. Volcanic activity is thought to have begun here about 18 million years ago. The volcano “Rauoukula i Helgrindum” is about 3000 years old. The opportunity to enjoy natural beauty in such peaceful surroundings is considered ideal by those who normally have to cope with the noise and bustle of city life. The town is probably the only one in the world where the building authorities have provided allotments for the "hidden people" or elves.
Harstad is a municipality in Troms, Norway. It is mostly located on the northeastern part of Hinnoya Island, which is Norway’s largest coastal island. The city itself is located on the northeastern part of on Hinnoya. Ιt is the only city on the island, and is popularly known as Vagsfjordens perle (The pearl of Vagsfjorden). Despite being located north of the Arctic Circle, Harstad features a sub-polar oceanic climate with relatively mild winters and cool summers. The city enjoys the midnight sun during the summer months, from 22 May to 18 July. There is also a period from early May to early August with twilight for a few hours each night as the sun just dips below the horizon, so there is no darkness. The polar night, when the sun is always below the horizon, lasts from 30 November to 12 January.
Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Hammerfest offers sport and commercial fishing, both sea and freshwater, as well as scuba diving. The northernmost glacier on the Norwegian mainland is a popular hiking destination. The town is a popular starting point for northern tours.
Honningsvag is the northernmost city in Europe. It is the largest and busiest port of call in Northern Europe, during summer season, as it is the gateway to the North Cape. Due to the Gulf Stream the climate is subarctic and the ice-free ocean provides rich fisheries since praehistoric times. The landscape of the area is of extraordinary beauty and the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun provides an unforgetable experience.
Husavik is a town situated in Norðurþing Municipality, northeastern Iceland. Skjálfandi bay gives the opportunity to watch multiple species of whales that inhabit there, while there is the Husavik Whale Museum in the centre of the town. The wooden church Húsavíkurkirkja built in 1907 is a popular tourist attraction.
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.
Qaqortoq is a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. It is the most populous town in southern Greenland and the fourth-largest town on the island. Tourism is a significant contributor to the economy of the town. The Great Greenland Fur-house is a popular tourist attraction. Tourists are offered year-round activities such as kayaking, hiking, whale-watching, cross-country skiing, and boating.
Kiel is the capital city of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and has a population of roughly 240,000. It is located at the Baltic Sea at the end of the "Kieler Förde".Kiel is approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Hamburg. Due to its geographic location in the north of Germany, the southeast of the Jutland peninsula, and the southwestern shore of the Baltic Sea, Kiel has become one of the major maritime centres of Germany.Kiel has also been one of the traditional homes of the German Navy's Baltic fleet, and continues to be a major high-tech shipbuilding centre
The Port of Klaipėda is a seaport located in Klaipėda, Lithuania. It is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the largest in Lithuania. It serves as a port of call for cruise ships as well as freight transport.
Kristiansand is the administrative, business and cultural capital of Southern Norway, a modern city with a cosmopolitan history. A leading light in the technology sector and number one in exports, the Kristiansand region is the fastest growing region in Norway. Surrounded by picturesque scenery, from tiny rocky islands in the fjords to snow-covered mountains inland, offers a rich variety of recreational activities.
Leknes, Lofoten islands, Norway
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. It is a town in Lofoten archipelago that differs from all the other fishing towns in this area. However, the surrounded landscape is nothing but a scenic paradise with cliffs, white sandy beaches, mountains and peaks. It is very possible to catch a sight of cormorants,eagles and of course whales. Lofoten offers, also, a wide range of activities such as surfing, kayaking and snorkelling in crystal clear arctic waters. You will be astonished by the natural beauty this place offers!
Longyearbyen is the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway.It is the center of tourism on the archipelago as the city offers accomondation,several museums and of course many activities for the tourists to experience.You should not miss a dogsledding ride with svalbard husky by which you can admire a beautiful snowy scenery and have the chance to see the arctic fox, some reindeer and certainly the king of the arctic, the polar bear.This area is surrounded by inredible flora and fauna. Undoubtedly,you will be amazed by the stanning views!
Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is the seat of government, as well as the country's largest cultural and economic center. The Nuuk Tourist Office was built in 1992 to house the headquarters of the new National Tourist Board of Greenland. It was built not only to provide information to tourists but as an attraction, with a fake Christmas tree and an extremely large postal box.
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.
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.
Ron (Bornholm), Denmark
Ronne is the largest town of Bornholm island, in Denmark. It is a natural beautiful harbour in the Baltic Sea famous for its attractive architecture. Historic houses, cobbled alleys, interesting museums and low-timbered houses adorn the city. It is Bornholm's centre of trade and culture and here you will see the oldest theatre in the country. Incredible countryside, beautiful beaches with white sand and rocky coastlines make the Ronne look like a jewel of the Baltic Sea.
Siglufjordur is a small city situated on a fjord in northern Iceland. With its picture perfect candy-coloured houses, scenic marina, abundant wildflowers and picturesque location of the fjord, Siglufjordur is one of the most beautiful towns in Iceland. The place not to be mised is the beautiful Siglufjordur Marina Village. Siglufjordur area has a very diverse birdlife with around 2000 birds and up to 18 species
Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton is a large city and major port on the south coast of England. It considers to be the cruise capital of Northern Europe and has a long and important maritime history.
The rich city's culture heritage is reflected to the number of museums, such as Southampton Maritime Museum, Tudor House Museum and Sea City Museum. Galleries, open events, festivals, shopping and a great variety of attractions are available, for all interests. This vibrant, multi cultural city wont't disappoint any visitor.
Although Stockholm consists of 14 islands, you will easily reach every corner of this capital city thanks to the 50 picturesque bridges. The city of the Nobel Prize has parks, museums and palaces - the most famous of all is the huge Royal Palace with 608 rooms. You can enjoy the beauty of Stockholm by land, going for a walk in Old Town, which is full of boutiques, outdoor cafes, historic buildings and interesting sights or rent a sailboat or motorboat to explore Stockholm by water.
Stornoway, Isle of Flewis
Stornoway is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The economy is a mix of traditional businesses like fishing, Harris Tweed (cloth) and farming, with more recent influences like tourism, the oil industry and commerce brought about by the digital revolution and communications. Notable buildings in Stornoway include Stornoway Town Hall, The Lewis War Memorial and The neo-gothic Lews Castle.
Tromsο is the largest city and the largest urban area in Northern Norway, where occurs the phaenomenon of the Midnight Sun from about 18 May to 26 July. The city centre of Tromso contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsο. The city is a cultural centre for its region and several festivals take place during the summer.
Visby is one of the most alluring islands of Sweden. A popular destination and trade center since the Vikings era. Its medieval architecture will take you a few centuries back in time. There are 92 churches of the 13th century, which are still in use. This sunny island has sandy beaches, moors and meadows, ideal for those who are seeking an exotic adventure.
Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany
Berlin is a worthy rival to London or Paris in terms of history,art and culture.The city's highlights include the restored Reichstag Building with its magnificent glass dome and the stunning Pergamon museum.
Warnemunde is a small seaside resort town over two hours by train to Germany's capital of Berlin.It is considered a suburb of Rostock close by.Scwerin is also a popular town to vistit in the area for those not wanting to travel the long distance to Berlin.