The Kattegat is the cradle of the Viking civilization! You will follow the routes that vikings once took, visit the museum with the reconstruction of the Viking settlement and feel like the discoverer they once were.
The modern Kattegat connects the Baltic and North Seas and is of great strategic importance. Between the beginning of the strait and its southern entrance to the Baltic waters there are 340 km, and this path is filled with romntic legends, ancient monuments, terrible mysteries, recognizable fjords and many other treasures that travelers look for. The Swedish coast of the strait is lined with long pebble beaches, sand dunes and majestic plateaus, densely covered with forests. The entire coast of the Baltic Sea is cut by huge skerries and gloomy high cliffs, which make the trip complicated even for the most experienced skippers.
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We will meet on the German coast of the Baltic Sea in the city of Rostock. The only deep-water port is located here, which combines modern navigation conditions and the spirit of an ancient city. At 17:00 we will put things on the yacht, get acquainted with a team, buy provisions, stock up on rum and listen to all the necessary safety instructions. We will devote the rest of our free time to sightseeing. We will visit the Ship Museum, the remains of the fortress walls, the Church of St. Mary, which began to be built in the 13th century.
Rostock — Klinthol
Today we are going to the fishing village of Klintholm to taste the famous smoked herring! However, not only for this. Dense beech forests of incredibly green color, rare species of wild orchids, rich fauna. We will drop by to see one of the most beautiful and famous places in Denmark - Møns Klint. For millions of years, tall snow-white rocks have grown along the Baltic coast, flowing smoothly straight from the clouds into narrow pebble beaches. In the chalk foundation of the coast, there is an abundance of all kinds of fossils.
Klintholm – Trelleborg.
In those days, when the whole northern part of Europe submitted to the fury of the Vikings, the so-called "Danish circular castles" were actively built - circular fortifications that served to protect the coast. One of these castles was found and partially restored in Trelleborg. We will walk through its territory, look into the museum and the reconstructed Viking village, and try local fish delicacies with a glass of beer. Now the city is a Scandinavian province. Nevertheless, it has a rich cultural heritage and the memory that Trellenborg was once a major port center.
Trelleborg – København
The best place to mark the middle of our journey is Copenhagen! A city filled with wind and fog, indented by canals, decorated with colorful houses. Andersen's fairy tales were born on these very streets. Runestones, a rich collection of weapons and jewelry, and all those artifacts that speak eloquently about the Vikings are in the Danish National Museum. By the way, there are about 60 museums in Copenhagen for every taste. The city is very compact, so it will not be difficult to get around all the main attractions. Here we will eat something very fishy and very Danish.
København – Helsingor
Between two seas and two lands there is a small town of Helsingor - the birthplace of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Here there is the foggy fortress of Kronborg - the most visited attraction in Denmark. Next to it is one of the oldest palaces - Marienlist. We will walk along the streets in the city center, and see the monument to King Eric of Pomerania - the last Viking of the Baltic. The inscription on the monument is translated as follows: "My hope remains at sea." It is believed that the city "grew" out of the market. To this day, trade rows “bloom” on the main square twice a week. We will also take a look at the Church of St. Mary, which Andersen considered the most beautiful place in Denmark.
Helsingor — Anholt
Today we are heading for Anholt. The island is surrounded by treacherous reefs and shallow waters, and its eastern part is covered with sand dunes. Trees have been cut down here for centuries to keep the lighthouse running. There are no luxury hotels on Anholt and only one monument. But there are many deserted sandy beaches, clean air, and the beauty of northern nature. The island's two highest points, Sønderbjerg and Nordbjerg, offer beautiful views of Jutland and Sweden on a clear day. But the main thing that attracts people from all over the world is the largest seal colony in Denmark. You can observe animals in their natural habitat at a specially equipped point.
Anholt - Goteborg.
In Goteborg we will enjoy the Scandinavian calmness and tranquility: walk along the streets and admire the intricate facades and roofs of houses. To see the whole city at once, the famous "Gothia Towers" are perfect. One of them on the twentieth floor has a famous balcony-pool. From there, there is an excellent view of the largest amusement park in Sweden - Liseberg. We will go to buy souvenirs in the oldest district of the city - Haga
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Today is the last day of our trip, which means that we need to do everything that we wanted, but did not have time for. A great opportunity to take a break and decide for yourself: so who are the Vikings? Pagans or bearers of civilization? Desperate warriors or skilled shipbuilders? Mead lovers or cunning merchants? Pirates or poets? The history of the Vikings, their gods of belief, the secrets of sea navigation, formidable weapons - all this is carefully preserved by their descendants in the cities and small villages of the Kattegat Strait.
Rostock · Klintholm · Trelleborg · København · Helsingor · Anholt · Goteborg