Gaze upon soaring, craggy mountains, tranquil fjords and glaciers as you cross the Arctic Circle, joining the Order of the Blue Nose. As your Captain navigates the Lofoten and Vaerøy Islands, the quiet seaside villages in the distance will pique your curiosity. Pay close attention as you may pass Mount Mostadfjell, where more than a million seabirds, including sea eagles, nest. Viking history calls out to you and your fellow explorers in Kristiansund, where rare, preserved stave churches from the Middle Ages invite you to connect with past pioneers. Extraordinary scenes that seem like a fantasy abound throughout the UNESCO-listed fjords of Norway, from Geiranger to Nærøyfjorden. From Stavanger, one of the most dramatic fjords, Lysefjord, is best explored by kayak or standup paddleboarding. Skagen brings you to Denmark's rich culture, marked by a strong folk tradition, from its stories to its music and dress. But its heath and dune landscapes will also inspire a sense of awe.