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Guide to Scandinavia

The land of the vikings blurs breathtaking scenery with a rich cultural heritage and laid back charm

Characterized by winding fjords, majestic scenic beauty and hip culture, Scandinavia is world-beating when it comes to outstanding yacht charter experiences. Whether you're looking to sample world-class cuisine, cruise past majestic snow-capped peaks or yearn to witness the magical spectacle of the Northern Lights, Scandinavia is brimming with yacht charter opportunities.

Encompassing Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Scandinavia comprises Europe's northernmost countries bordered by the formidable Norwegian Sea, North sea and Baltic Sea. Finland also forms part of the region, mainly along its south and west coastal shores. Although the region is known for its rugged fishing villages, viking settlements and ancient tales of trolls and faeries, its sheer raw beauty, impressive wildlife and idyllic charm make this North European destination unmissable, with each country offering up its own unique identity and cultural appeal.  

Due to their central location within the region, charter itineraries can start in Gothenburg in Sweden or Denmark's uber hip capital Copenhagen. That being said, there are no real established embarkation points for the region as the charter fleet is still quite small. There are beautiful cruising grounds throughout the region, so whether you have your heart set on staying in an ice hotel in Kirkenes in Norway’s Arctic North, or taking part in the festivities on Visby Island – Sweden’s answer to the Hamptons, or even stepping back in time at Denmark's medieval Kronborg Castle – aka Hamlet's Castle which formed the setting for Shakespear’s eponymous play – there's truly something for everyone in this magical destination. 

Cruising times tend to be fairly minimal, given the countries proximity to one another, all you need to do is decide where to go; not easy with so many outstanding places to visit. The region abounds in nature and spectacular wildlife no matter where you cruise, and there are myriad pretty anchorages where you can drop anchor and enjoy the stunning views. There’s not a huge array of marinas, so it’s well worth organizing your trip around any nights you and your guests wish to spend on in a slip. 

Encompassing breathtaking scenery, rich cultural history and laid-back charm, Scandinavia offers a profusion of delights to be had from the bustling mainlands to the vast array of islands and islets that pepper the coastlines that are only accessible by boat, and makes for a magical and thrilling cruising destination. Meander charming multi-colored villages and sample some of the finest cuisine on the planet, visit interactive Viking museums and Settlements, go whale watching or simply take in the majesty of the Northern Lights as they dance and shimmer against a blanket of stars in the night sky.  

If you are interested in a private crewed yachting vacation in the region, view all superyachts available for Scandinavia yacht charters today and start planning your next vacation with a recommended yacht charter broker

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