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After Gothenburg we had another day at sea (more eating and drinking!) before arriving in Tallinn in Estonia.

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and is perhaps most famous for it’s old town which is said to be one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.

Up until a few years ago I’d not heard of Tallinn, but I remember seeing someone I follow on Instagram visit there and it looked like something out of a fairy tale. I don’t know what I expected from Estonia, but that wasn’t it!

The next port of call on our Baltic cruise after Oslo was Gothenburg in Sweden.

We docked quite far out of the city centre (right by the Volvo museum) so we had to get a shuttle bus from the ship into the city. I didn’t see a single IKEA on our journey!

As with Oslo, we didn’t have a plan for Gothenburg. In fact, I really didn’t know anything about Gothenburg before visiting. Of course I now know that it’s the second largest city in Sweden and the fifth largest city in the Nordic countries. It’s located on the west coast of Sweden whereas Stockholm, the capital, is located on the east coast.

After our first day at sea, the first port of call on our Baltic cruise was Oslo, the capital of Norway.

Now you might remember that I’ve been to Norway before with work (you can read more about that trip in this post) and although we flew out to Oslo we didn’t actually visit the city centre.

I was excited to visit Oslo even though a few of my old colleges who lived there said it wasn’t that interesting, and that I should visit somewhere like Bergen instead. Well, I guess I’ll just have to book a Fjord cruise next time. 😉