NORDIC EXPERIENCE has received another TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice Award for the 9th consecutive year for period 2014-2023. Now in our 15th year, this achievement allows us to say thank you to all of our lovely guests for trusting your vacation experience in our hands. We can´t wait to welcome you again and share this magical and dynamic culture around the Baltic Sea and in Scandinavia with you.
NORDIC EXPERIENCE PRIVATE TOURS AND SHORE EXCURSIONS IN BALTICS AND SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE PORTS
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The magically beautiful country of Denmark has some outstanding royal castles that you can reach from Copenhagen in a matter of hours for a fulfilling day trip. The most famous of which is Kronborg Castle, the famous setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Copenhagen has countless fantastic attractions that are enjoyed by travelers and locals alike, but you would be surprised, what the area beyond the capital city borders has to offer- breathtaking seaside views, enchanting small town filled with fairy-tale houses, and royal residences opulent enough to make anyone fall in love.
And, of course, there’s Malmö Sweden just across the water. Day trips from Copenhagen are easy to take and they are true memory-makers. When you visit Denmark, your Copenhagen itinerary should absolutely include one of these day trips from Copenhagen.
We’ve handpicked some our favorites, here are some of our incredible day trips from Copenhagen to be taken.
A treat to Copenhagen’s best-loved sights and striking Northern Zealand countryside complete with fairy tale castles. A day filled with romantic medieval tales, delightful coastal views and relaxing strolls through lush renaissance gardens is a beautiful way to get to know this warrior nations versatile identity in the past and present time.
Aerial view of 16th-century Kronborg Castle
Kronborg Castle is the place where William Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet is supposed to have happened.
Head to the Danish Riviera of Northern Zealand for a day and discover Hamlet´s castle of Kronborg and Frederiksborg Castle on a guided visit. On a comprehensive tour through the baroque castle, gardens and islets of Frederiksborg Castle, we will admire the castle built in Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s. The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle also exhibits the history of Denmark and houses a considerable collection of portraits, historical paintings and modern art.
Frederiksborg Castle palatial complex in Hillerød, Denmark
Frederiksborg Castle is the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. Due to its unique architecture and majestic gardens, many have compared it to the Palace of Versailles in France.
See the best of Copenhagen and discover the idyllic seaside village of Dragør on a scenic highlights tour around the stunning Danish capital city. Wandering the yellow painted pocket-size houses in charming Dragør is like visiting an open-air museum. Located just a short drive from inner city, the guided walk on cobbled streets takes you around the most picturesque seaside old town complete with a panoramic harbor and rich history to discover. Let the wonderful stories take you back to the times of salt, fish and trading.
Harbor in village of Dragør
Dragor’s history dates back to 12th century when this village was founded, and established as a fishing port. In early 16th century, the king then invited a bunch of Dutch farmers to settle down in the nearby town Store Magledy to help Danish people.
Storm the unique Viking past of Denmark on an adventurous day trip to Roskilde fjord and Viking Ship Museum.
Denmark is a Viking country, full of opportunities for Viking adventures of our own by the Roskilde fjord complete with genuine longboats and burial grounds in a Gothic cathedral. During an enjoyable scenic countryside drive south-west of Copenhagen, we will learn more about the Danish Vikings and their role in the world history.
Roskilde Viking Ship Museum
Did you know that the first Europeans to set foot in North America were Vikings? The Vikings established a short-lived settlement in present-day Canada, under the leadership of Leif Erikson.
Discover the inviting Swedish city of Malmö just across the sound from Copenhagen, a modern metropolis with a charming small town feel. Enjoy a short panoramic drive over the Öresund Bridge to Malmö. The Bridge is more than just an impressive piece of architecture as a symbol of days gone by peacefully connecting the province of Skåne and Danes after many years of legendary bickering. Once in Malmö, we will explore the city where old meets new from its proud castle and showpiece squares Stortorget and Lilla Torget to the cosmopolitan promenades of Västra Hamnen’s vibrant redeveloped waterfront.
The earliest written mention of Malmö as a city dates from year 1275.
ACCESSIBLE PRIVATE TOURS AT BALTIC SEA PORTS OF CALL
A Baltic Sea Cruise offers an amazing opportunity to experience some of the most unique and exceptionally beautiful countries with great accessible port cities. Prepare yourself for old-world charm, fascinating Viking heritage and rich culture at every step of the way!
The towns bordering Baltic Sea each have their own rich history, with our accessible Baltic Shore Excursions & Tours, you also will have a unique chance of exploring this without having to worry about accessibility limitations and challenges. Take a look at our tours below, pick your Baltic adventures and let us take care of the rest! Our tour guides are attentive, have years of experience in entertaining both young and experienced travelers to make sure everyone makes unforgettable memories.
We booked Nordic Experience handicap accessible tours for three different countries (Denmark, Estonia, and Sweden). We were a group of 14 people, ages ranging from 10 to 72. All three tours were amazing, our guides and drivers were kind, friendly, had great knowledge of each of the countries we visited and were very attentive to our needs and requests (specially my dad´s needs who has polio hence needs handicap assistance). They gave us exact instructions as to where we should meet our guides/drivers, and they were always on time.
I highly recommend this tour company to anyone who is looking for a handicap accessible tour. You can request a handicap accessible van which has an integrated lift, hence the person can stay in his/her scooter when getting on and off the bus, making it very easy to visit all places. All places visited are handicap friendly, guides are very flexible regarding your needs.
When booking, you can also ask for guides who speak a certain language and they will do everything in their possibilities to make sure they can provide it to you. Another great perk when booking with Nordic Experience is that the more tours you book with them, the better price you will receive.
I highly recommend using Nordic Experience tours for your next Baltic trip.
Date of experience: July 2019
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See the best of Tallinn in a comfortable and wheelchair accessible vehicle on a tour designed to offer an enjoyable panoramic journey through the medieval and modern city. This tour is designed to fit both wheelchair users as well as guests with limited mobility for a fulfilling journey through the highlights of the Estonian capital city.
Enjoy a journey to the most popular Helsinki attractions from panoramic seaside views to Rock Church the accessible way. Discover Helsinki in comfort on a tour designed to take you from celebrated Nordic design and architecture to the best of local culture on your own accessible tour vehicle.
Discover the best of Copenhagen on a panoramic tour complete with a wheelchair accessible vehicle. This tour is built to offer both wheelchair users as well as guests with limited mobility a comfortable day discovering Copenhagen must-see sights. This half-day tour gives an excellent introduction to Copenhagen and its 850-year history by presenting some of the city’s most scenic areas.
Discover the best of Oslo complete in the comfort of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. Oslo panoramic drive allows you to experience the best of this unique city and beautifully rugged landscape. From the strikingly modern and vibrant coastline to delightful Vigeland Park and historic Viking Ship Museum.
Enjoy the best of Stockholm sightseeing from historic old town to breathtaking panoramic views and archipelago in the comfort of your accessible van. Our Stockholm Accessible City Tour gives you an overview of all the must-see sights complete with city sightseeing and a charming harbor-side drive with your private guide.
The very best of Riga combined together in an accessible city tour through the Art Nouveau quarter and old town. Riga’s historic center is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List for a reason, the highly diverse architecture and impressive towers of the Riga Cathedral and St. Peter’s Church make it a truly eye-catching city to discover.
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Best ways to make the most of your layover in Copenhagen
If a layover keeps you in Copenhagen for a few hours, why not take the opportunity to explore the capital of Denmark? After all, it only takes 17 minutes to get to the city center by metro or take advantage of a comfortable private tour to explore the capital of the happiest country in the world.
Aside its´ charming architecture, innovative design and clean waters, only a short drive from the airport to the city center makes Copenhagen a sublime layover destination.
4h private guide service
4h private tour vehicle
Pick-up and return transfer to airport
The Little Mermaid
King´s New Square
Four hours may not sound like a lot of time, but for a small city like Copenhagen it is quite enough for a fully entertaining and enjoyable guided stroll around the city center. We will take you on a short walk around Strøget, the city’s shopping street, and get a glimpse of Scandinavian fashion, design and atmosphere. We will also walk down towards the canals and see some of the city’s most important historic buildings,the Børsen and Christiansborg Palace ensemble.
Four hours is enough time to get a real taste of Copenhagen, especially if you taken around by an expert local guide full of passion for their city. We will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing drive past Kongens Nytorv square and the Nyhavn waterfront district. If you feel like taking a short break or grabbing a bite, Nyhavn’s restaurants serve the most delicious and decadent traditional Danish open-top sandwiches known as smørrebrød.
Invariably based on rye bread, the smørrebrød can have an almost limitless number of different toppings, from herring, to raw beef, seafood and eggs.
Getting an understanding of the Danish culture and history must include also a visit to the Amalienborg Palace and Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. Both represent well the true identity and love by the Danes towards their royal family and inarguable most famous fairy-tale master, Hans Christian Andersen himself.
Amalienborg is the home of the Danish royal family. Over the years various monarchs and their families have resided in the four different palaces located on this regal square.
The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen. A sculpture made of bronze and granite was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land.
Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and, perched on her rock in the water, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince. Carl Jacobsen fell in love with the character after watching a ballet performance based on the fairy tale at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen.
The brewer was so captivated by both the fairy tale and the ballet that he commissioned the sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create a sculpture of the mermaid.
Copenhagen Layover Tour includes a comfortable private pick-up and drop-off at the airport, should you wish however commute using the public transport or a taxi service, to the center of Copenhagen yourself, we recommend booking our Copenhagen Private Walking Tour.
The walking tour allows you to discover the Viking heritage of modern day Copenhagen on a traditional walking tour including must-see attractions and sights.
3.5h private guide services
The Little Mermaid
Strøget, the walking street
Kongens Nytorv, “ King´s New Square”
The largest city in Scandinavia is small enough to capture the charm of the majestic architecture, striking waterfront views and sites of Denmark’s royal history all comfortably on foot.
We will start our stroll from the very center of the medieval legends and revel in the discoveries of hidden alleyways and courtyards along the cobbled streets of old town Copenhagen.
The animated setting of world’s longest walking street begins on the Town Hall Square. This has often been described as a walk on the backbone of the city and is located just next door to the fairy-tale inspired Tivoli Gardens. After yards of celebrated Danish design and souvenirs imaginable, you will arrive on the Højbro Square. A fantastic area located in the center of the street, also an ideal venue for a coffee break and browsing the shops nearby.
Only a few steps from our next stop at the Christiansborg Castle, is a remarkable site you will find out housing the Danish Parliament, Prime Ministers Offices and The Supreme Court all in one. Further down the street, arriving on Kongens Nytorv, the “ King´s New Square”, the architect of the finest square in Copenhagen himself is there to greet you. The equestrian statue of King Christian V is admiring his work of the centrally located landmark at the end of the Strøget shopping street.
Strolling towards Nyhavn, the “New Harbor”, you will find has just as colorful of a past as the flamboyantly painted 500-year-old gabled houses you will meet. The area was once a home of the great Danish fabler H.C. Andersen himself and the source of many irresistible sailor legends from days, when this dock was the heart of the city’s red-light district. The elegant white swans and vintage boats gliding on the canals today have turned Nyhavn into an irresistibly charming area filled with cafes and restaurants. Whether you decide to upgrade your stroll with a local meal, coffee or people watching, this is the atmosphere to enjoy it to the fullest.
Amalienborg Palace is the residence of the Danish Royal Family as well as the inviting scene of changing of the guards at noon daily. Numerous must have sights are found just a few hundred yards from the palace and next on our journey of discovering Copenhagen. The Marble Church, a gorgeous Baroque dome as well as the Opera House across the canal.
However the true symbol of the city, The Little Mermaid is nestled in her rocky home on the water’s edge. This lovely bathing beauty, statue born from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale has watched over Copenhagen’s harbor for already one-hundred years.
After the guided tour ends, you are free to fill the rest of your afternoon as you desire. Every imaginable local treat is within your reach from inviting artist´s galleries to irresistible displays of the traditional Danish open-top sandwiches.
There is no secret to the fact, that the fascinatingly inviting city of Copenhagen is a site most people wish to experience over and over again. The essence of local life, humor and history is best found with a help of your private tour guide sharing thoughts and ideas along the way.
Let us give you a brilliant taste full of proud heritage and captivating stories!