When you think of the Baltic, you likely picture stunning architecture and rich history; but did you know this region is also home to surprising natural beauty? Read on for some of our favorite natural highlights:
- The beautiful, wind-swept island of Sylt is the northernmost point of Germany. Not only will you spot the unique-to-the-region architecture of the houses—their thick reed rooves slope all the way down to the ground and blend with the surrounding vegetation—you’ll also enjoy a bicycle or birding tour.
- Denmark’s serene Bornholm Island is endowed with sugar-white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, thick forests, and heather-clad hills. Spend the morning exploring or visit local art studios, renowned for glass blowing and pottery.
- In Visby, Sweden, discover the Botanical Garden, known for its exotic plant collection. You’ll also walk along charming cobblestone streets through this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Conditions permitting, board Zodiacs in Turku, Finland, for a cruise throughout the rocky outcroppings of this scenic archipelago. Search for white-tailed sea-eagles, ospreys, and even red-throated loons among the verdant islands.