A classy capital, lovely beaches and the wondrous, windy Faroes.
Sandy Shores and Viking Lore
Fill your bucket with briny bivalves on Fanoe Island during a guided “oyster safari.” Afterward, head back to dry land to shuck and eat. Fanoe is also known for its seals, dramatic tides and stores of amber. Spend a full day here on this seven-day tour into the best of the country, from Copenhagen’s hot dining scene to the former Viking hotbed of Ribe.
Wild and Woolly
Join in a chain dance accompanied by traditional kvæði music or hone your knitting skills in the friendly Faroe Islands. This self-driving tour of the rugged and famously windy islands (18 in all) offers two days in the small, yet cosmopolitan capital, where brightly painted structures huddle to form cozy streets stocked with local arts. Spend another two nights in the tiny village of Gjógv, whose central location allows for mountain climbing or coast combing.
Heart of Scandinavia
Amuse yourself at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens. Opened in 1843, the secondoldest amusement park in the world beautifully combines European charm with roller coaster thrills. It’s the perfect way to cap off a day of sightseeing in the Danish capital, highlighted by the iconic Little Mermaid statue and Christiansborg Palace. The city is the first stop on a ten-day jaunt that also includes Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki.