Northern Europe offers stunning natural scenery, breathtaking mountains and fjords, as well as beautiful, quaint seaside towns to explore.
If you’re the proud owner of a yacht and looking for somewhere new and exciting to explore, why not join the millions of people that visit this area each year?
Once you've carried out all the necessary pre-journey checks and looked into suitable yacht insurance policies, it’s time to sit back, relax and discover the wonders of the “frozen north”.
Where to visit?
Often referred to as the “Venice of the North”, the capital of Sweden is spread across an impressive 14 islands.
If you’re a lover of ancient and historic architecture, it’s well worth a trip to Gamla Stan – otherwise known as the “Old Town”. You’ll be able to spend hours wandering around this medieval centre.
This charming capital is partly why the tourism industry in Sweden is forecast to be worth around £43 billion in 2028.
Situated just south of Stockholm, Gotland is the largest island in the Baltic Sea.
This picture-perfect paradise ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for an untouched holiday island. Home to the medieval UNESCO-protected town of Visby, you’ll find a place steeped in Viking-era history. Not to mention you won’t be short of cafes and restaurants where you can indulge in some authentic Swedish cuisine.
If you like to keep active, you won’t be disappointed either. You’ll find everything from underground caves to sandy beaches, expansive forests and even freshwater lagoons ripe for bathing.
Helsinki might have a reputation for being cold and bleak, but there’s so much to do in the Finnish capital.
Whether you’re looking for hipster suburbs, refined quarters or a thriving gastronomic scene, you’ll find all of that and more. But if you’re looking for history, the resort of Hanko southwest of the city is a must-see.
A beautiful spa town founded in 1874, Hanko is a charming settlement known for its sandy beaches and warmer weather. You’ll be able to spend hours wandering the harbour, window-shopping in the fabulous boutiques or simply strolling through the plethora of parks on the Finnish Riviera.
Last but not least is Estonia. Initially gaining popularity as a cheap holiday destination during a cost-of-living crisis, Estonia has since become a hotspot for travellers seeking luxury on a budget.
Thanks to ongoing investment, visiting Estonia by yacht is a doddle. You can sail directly to Tallinn’s Noblessner Marina, one of the newest cultural hubs, where you’ll find museums, restaurants and a healthy dose of culture.
Where will you visit next?