A land of fairytales, the Baltic Sea sits in the midst of castle strewn shores, ancient forests, wild wetlands, and fabulous folktales. From stripped back chic Sweden to trendy Tallinn in Estonia, dreamy Denmark, the remote shores of Finland and the rising spires of poetic St. Petersburg, the Baltics bring a feast of experiences to the table. Heading into the Baltic Sea on a yacht charter offers an incredibly diverse experience; dine in style, soak up the riches of culture, and see a tapestry of tantalising sights.
Reasons to Charter a Yacht in the Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea is scattered with countries that are all about Scandi sophistication. From impressive city architecture to minimalist design, upscale fashion, and incredible attention to detail – there’s a reason the world has fallen hard for what the Scandi states has to offer. Stockholm is the home of chic, with a glut of storybook charm mingled in with a young industrial edge. Get ready to splurge on home design treasures on every corner.
While Copenhagen takes the crown for some of the finest Michelin starred establishments in the world (including the legendary Noma), across all the Baltic Seas you will find foodie experiences that makes you weak at the knees. Caviar in St Petersburg, reindeer steaks in Finland, fried herring in Stockholm, not to mention some of the finest frothy beer on the shores of Germany – this collection of countries knows how to eat.
From Viking longboats to Tsar palaces, the lands that occupy the Baltic Sea certainly aren’t short on history. Every shore you touch down upon brings a whole new tapestry into the fold. You have the former soviet shores of proud Estonia, the sacred groves and coins of former folk tales, the Mariinsky Ballet in the St Petersburg, and a whole host of castles, palaces, and manor houses to keep you immersed in cultural class for centuries.
Where to Visit in the Baltic Sea
The capital of Denmark is a delight. Home to fifteen of the best Michelin starred restaurant in the world, a vintage fairground, and a wedge of trendy neighbourhoods, it’s no wonder Copenhagen consistently tops the list of chic places to live. Step off your yacht and into a world of Scandi cool where the architecture sits somewhere between city slick and homely hygge. Visit the Tivoli Gardens, duck into endless museums, visit the boho beat of Christiania, and dine on a thousand and one edible thrills in Copenhagen.
Only a yacht charter can let you slip out of Scandinavia and into Russia with as much luxury and ease. St Petersburg is truly a marvel – the Imperial city has long been the luminous home of dignitaries, writers, revolutionaries, and Tsars. Stroll the endlessly ornate canals, catch classical concerts and the ballet, and admire some of the finest art the world has to offer. Setting sail during the summer when the white nights welcome the midnight sun makes for a spectacular way to see Russia.
Finland is a natural world of wonders and with its five thousand islands there is so much for charter guests to explore. After delving into the delights of Helsinki, you can set sail for pristine waters flanked by fresh pine forests, and sparsely populated shores. The summer nights seem light forever, the barren cliffs towards the edge of the Archipelago are home to birds and seals, and the traditional fishing and farming villages are rich in warm hospitality, charm, and culture.
When to Charter a Yacht in the Baltic Sea
The summer months make for the best time to explore the Baltic Sea, mostly between May and September. During these months, the midnight sun barely bows her head, and there’s a free spirit feeling folded into the warm air. In the winter, the Baltic Sea is mostly frozen making sailing impossible.