Nothing is quite what you expect, but everything is something extraordinary as you visit legendary lands, fabulous fjords and unique archipelagos in the North Sea. Follow winding canals past 17th- and 18th-century gabled houses in Amsterdam, and climb steep hairpin turns to the peaks above Norwegian fjords. Go on a scavenger hunt through Dublin looking for brightly colored doors (there are lots), walk down Bergen’s Hanseatic wharf past autumn-colored buildings, and find flower markets and gardens painted with an infinite palette – endless subjects that draw the eye with no filters required. Feel the coarse, cool stone of 12th century castles and wool as soft as down from sheep that traveled across the sea on Viking ships. Ride horse-drawn trams and steam trains on the time-warped Isle of Man. And see nature at its northern best as Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands compete for the most breathtaking waterfalls, mountains, and fjords. If that’s not enough, there are haunted alleyways, wild Manx wallabies, Art Deco towns, and a northern Pompeii to explore, with Reykjavik and its Blue Lagoon waiting to amaze and restore you at the end of the voyage.