Our first trip to Europe as a family was a summer Baltic cruise that departed from the port of Copenhagen, Denmark. We were able to spend three days prior to our cruise, and one day after, sightseeing in this family-friendly capital city.
If you are heading to Scandinavia with kids then you are likely to come across trolls in the course of your travels. Trolls are the magical creatures of Scandinavian folklore that, along with elves and giants, co-existed with the Norse gods. The trolls dwelt in dark caves in the mountains or in the dark forests and were reputedly terrified of the sunlight.
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish writer who is now known world-wide for his fairy tales such as The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Steadfast Soldier and Thumbelina. What many people don't know is that Andersen was also a keen traveler who published several travelogues about his journeys. I am quite convinced that if Andersen were living today that he would be a travel blogger so I like to think of him as a kindred spirit.
I have posted a trip report about the time that we spent in Copenhagen, Denmarkduring our 2009 summer vacation. We spent three days in the city prior to leaving on a 10 day Baltic cruise and one day post-cruise. Copenhagen is a vibrant capital city that provided a wonderful introduction to Europe for my children. The central part of Copenhagen is compact and easy to navigate on foot and there is a wide range of activities available to suit any family from palaces to amusement parks to canal cruises.
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