Travelling Norway on a cruise allowed us to explore multiple cities along its coast, at any time possible – even midnight. Since the Hurtigruten also functions as a cargo operator ship, they make stops for varying amounts of time, so we made a point to alight for an explore whenever the stop lasts more than half an hour!
I know the sky still looks like it’s 7pm in Singapore, when it was in fact almost 1am. We were expecting the streets to be dead and quiet, but we were surprised to witness the Midnight Sun Marathon.
Type in “Copenhagen” into Google and you’ll find endless pictures of Nyhavn Harbour. It’s the most iconic sight in the city, and almost every postcard I saw there had that same design of the harbour on it.
If it’s your first time at Copenhagen, Nyhavn Harbour is a must-see!
When you think safari, Denmark certainly isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Little did I know, the Knuthenborg Safaripark is just a 1.5 hour drive away from Copenhagen – where we could get up-close with animals like zebras, donkeys, even camels (protected by our car windows of course hahaha).
LARGEST WILD ANIMAL PARK IN NORTHERN EUROPE
The largest wild animal park in Northern Europe, the Knuthenborg Safaripark is a wildlife drive-through, where you get to drive your car within the various zones, where you get to interact with the free-roaming animals!
If you want to get a bird’s eye view of Bergen, you should head up Mt. Fløyen (320 metres above sea level), which is only 8 minutes away on the Fløibanen funicular.
Mt. Fløyen is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bergen, and was one of the top recommendations we got at the tourism office. I suppose you understand why when you find yourself at the peak.