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Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

(10 days / 9 nights)

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Dive into the culture of Scandinavian's Capitals

To discover the highlights and hidden gems of Scandinavia, join this 10-day group tour of the capital cities. You will hop from Sweden to Denmark and then Norway with like-minded travel companions and an expert tour leader. This way you’ll immerse yourself in Scandinavian culture and history while benefiting from the knowledge of local guides. Picture yourself sampling local delicacies, strolling through cobbled streets and sailing along tranquil fjords. All of this and more awaits you!

On other tours, you could extend your Scandinavian adventure to include Finland, or visit both Finland and Estonia.

If you prefer travelling on your own, take this independent tour of the Scandinavian classics.

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10 days / 9 nights

Price p.p. from

4987EUR

You save: 748 EUR per person

The amount will be charged in EUR

Approx 4239 EUR

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— Why book a small group tour with Nordic Visitor

  • Groups limited to 16 travellers
  • Tour leader accompanying the group
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Trusted local Scandinavian experts
  • 100% guaranteed departure

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the colourful capitals of SwedenDenmark and Norway
  • Cruise along the Norwegian fjords
  • Board the Norway in a Nutshell tour® to experience breathtaking landscapes
  • Learn from local guides on private sightseeing tours of the major cities
  • Travel in true Scandinavian style, hopping between trains and cruises
  • Discover Scandinavian royalty by visiting Rosenborg Castle
  • Experience the legendary Flåm railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines
  • Visit top rated attractions such as TivoliBryggen, and Gamla Stan
  • Taste Scandinavian cuisine, with local, fresh ingredients
  • Enjoy a hassle-free travel experience with a designated tour leader

 

Travel style

Guided Small Groups i

Interest

Best Seller i, Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Culture and History i, Fjords i

Pace level

Level 2/3 (Classic) i

Activity level

Level 2/4 (Moderate) i

Season

May - Aug

Max group size

16

Departure

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Interest

Best Seller i, Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Culture and History i, Fjords i

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Sweden & Welcome Dinner

    After your arrival at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, make your way into Stockholm city centre. Many travellers opt to take the express train to Stockholm Central Station. Your accommodation will be located nearby. For a more direct and comfortable way to travel, we are happy to organise a private airport transfer for you. 

    If you arrive early in the day, we recommend spending the afternoon strolling through the city centre. You could go shopping on the well-known pedestrian street Drottninggatan and explore the surrounding area of Östermalm. Here you will find numerous shops, cafés, and restaurants for a perfect introduction to Scandinavian culture.

    This evening, you will meet your group and tour leader at a welcome dinner. 

    Spend the night at the Elite Hotel Adlon or similar.

    Included:
    • Welcome dinner with tour leader and travel companions

    Attractions Attractions Accommodation details See Activities for this day
  • Day 2: The highlights of Stockholm

    Today you will explore the historical heart of Stockholm. In the morning, embark on a guided bus tour around the top city attractions including the City Hall, the hip district of Södermalm, where you will get a panoramic view over Stockholm, and the Old Town (“Gamla Stan”). Next, you will go on a guided walk through the medieval cobbled streets of the Old Town where you’ll also enjoy lunch with the group. 

    After lunch, you get the rest of the day to explore on your own. We recommend taking a short ferry ride to the charming island Djurgården. Here you’ll find some of Scandinavia’s most popular museums, including the Vasa Museum and Abba The Museum. You could also visit Skansen, the oldest open-air museum and zoo in Sweden. Other sightseeing options include joining a guided boat tour of the archipelago or visiting the Royal Palace. Tonight you will dine on your own in Stockholm. 

    Spend another night at the Elite Hotel Adlon or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
    • Guided sightseeing tour of Stockholm (4 hours)
    • Lunch in Old Town

    Estimated time with tour leader: 5 hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 3: Railway Journey to Denmark & Guided Walking Tour

    After breakfast, the group will head to Stockholm Central Station for a half-day train journey to Denmark. As you travel to your next Scandinavian destination, you’ll be rewarded with the gorgeous scenery of the idyllic farmlands and forests of southern Sweden.

    Once you’ve reached Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, you will be transferred by bus to your accommodation. Then a local guide will meet you to take you on a walking tour of Copenhagen’s main landmarks. Stroll through the grand courtyard of the Amalienborg Palace, where the Danish Royal Guard stands watch day and night. Take in the impressive Frederiks Kirke and the picturesque and colourful Nyhavn harbour. A drink will also be offered during the tour. After your guided walk, you will dine with the group.

    Spend the night at the Scandic Front Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
    • Train from Stockholm to Copenhagen
    • Bus transfer from Copenhagen Central Station to your accommodation
    • Guided walking tour of Copenhagen including drink (3 hours)
    • Dinner at a restaurant in town

    Estimated time with tour leader: 10-11 hours (including train travel)
    Estimated travel duration: 5 hours by train

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 4: Castles & Gardens of the Danish Capital

    This morning you will enjoy a guided tour of the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle followed by a walk through the lush Botanical Garden. You will stop for lunch at the famous Torvehallerne food market – a favourite amongst local and visiting foodies. After lunch, you will get a different perspective of the city with a short canal boat tour with views of Christiansborg Palace, the Royal Danish Opera House and the colourful Christianshavn canal.

    You’ll then get the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore at your leisure. A perfect way to spend the afternoon and evening is visiting the famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park. It combines international architecture, nostalgic games and rides, as well as lights and music (entrance fee included). Tonight, you will dine on your own.

    Spend another night at the Scandic Front Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
    • Guided tour of Rosenborg Castle (1 hour)
    • Boat tour around the harbour and canals of Copenhagen (1 hour)
    • Entrance to Tivoli Gardens

    Estimated time with tour leader: 6-7 hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 5: Copenhagen & Journey to Norway

    Explore the Danish capital on your own this morning. We recommend strolling along Strøget, a central street of Copenhagen renowned for world-class shopping, or relaxing at one of the cafés or restaurants by Nyhavn. 

    If you’re up for it, walk up the winding equestrian staircase of the Round Tower (Rundetårn), or, for amazing views of the city, climb the 400 steps to the spiralling steeple of the Church of our Saviour. You can also take this time to take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline to the world-famous Little Mermaid statue.

    In the early afternoon, you will board a cruise to Oslo and enjoy a traditional Scandinavian dinner buffet on board. As you sail up the Kattegat strait to Norway’s capital, you can take part in the on-board entertainment or just relax and watch the sunset from the deck.

    Spend the night on the cruise, in a private cabin with sea view.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation 
    • Overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo
    • Scandinavian dinner buffet onboard the ship

    Estimated time with tour leader: 2 hours

    Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 6: Arrival in Norway & Guided tour of Oslo

    Enjoy the views of the Oslo Fjord during breakfast as the ship sails into port. As you disembark, you‘ll head straight into exploring the Norwegian capital with a local knowledgeable guide.

    The bus tour will take you along the famous landmarks of the city. The highlights include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, filled with over 200 metal and stone artworks, the Royal Palace, Akershus fortress, and City Hall. Tonight you will dine at your leisure. 

    Spend the night at the Thon Hotel Opera or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet on board the ship)
    • Guided sightseeing tour of Oslo (4 hours)

    Estimated time with tour leader: 4-5 hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 7: Norway in a Nutshell® & Flåm

    After an early breakfast, you will head to Oslo Central Station to start your Norway in a Nutshell® journey towards Bergen. This train ride, ranked amongst the 20 best train journeys in the world, takes you over Norway’s mountainous “rooftop” and through charming villages like Gol and Geilo. In Myrdal, you will board the Flåm Railway for an incredible 20-kilometre (12-mile) ride with a 900-metre (3,000-foot) descent to the beautiful village of Flåm.

    In Flåm, you’ll have free admission to the Flåm Railway Documentation Centre, located right beside Flåm Station. Here you can learn about the construction of one of the world’s steepest railway lines. In the evening, the group will dine together at your accommodation.

    Spend the night at the Fretheim Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
    • Norway in a Nutshell® railway journey from Oslo to Bergen (with overnight stop in Flåm)
    • Direct luggage transfer from Oslo to Bergen
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Estimated escorted time with tour leader as a group: 6-7 hours (including travel time)
    Estimated travel duration: 6 hours total

    Attractions Attractions Accommodation details See Activities for this day
  • Day 8: Splendid Fjord Cruise & Mountainous Ride

    You are free to explore Flåm as you wish this morning before the group boards a cruise to continue the journey. The boat tour will take you onto Aurlandsfjord and the World Heritage-protected Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in the world. This is perhaps the most beautiful and wildest arm of the Sognefjord, with its tall mountains, mighty waterfalls and small farms clinging to the steep mountainsides.

    On arrival at the pier in Gudvangen, you‘ll board a coach bus to take you on to Voss, where you will switch onto a train for the last stretch of the journey to Bergen, arriving around 9pm.

    Tonight you will dine on your own, eating something light on the train or eating later upon your arrival in Bergen.

    Spend the night at the Zander K Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
    • Fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen
    • Bus transfer from Gudvangen to Voss
    • Train from Voss to Bergen

    Estimated time with tour leader: 5-6 hours (including train travel)
    Estimated travel duration: 5 hours total including cruise, bus and train

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details See Activities for this day
  • Day 9: Medieval Bryggen & Panoramic Views of Bergen

    Bergen, the “Capital of the fjords”, is Norway’s second largest city while still enjoying the charms of a small town. You’ll experience its beauty and character first-hand with a guided walking tour. A local will take you around Bryggen, the medieval part of the city, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then take the funicular up to nearby mountain, Fløyen, for stunning panoramic views over the city and surrounding fjords.

    You get the rest of the afternoon to explore Bergen at your leisure. In the evening, you’ll share one last dinner with your travel companions, a chance to chat about your favourite memories from your Scandinavian tour.

    Spend another night at the Zander K Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
    • Guided walking tour of Bergen (2.5 hours)
    • Fløibanen funicular round-trip tickets
    • Farewell dinner with the group

    Estimated time with tour leader: 4-5 hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 10: Departure from Bergen

    When it’s time for your Scandinavian adventure to come to an end, you can either take a taxi from your accommodation to the airport or hop on the airport bus. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can choose to enjoy some last-minute shopping in Bergen, visit one more attraction or simply relax in a local café, enjoying the last few moments of this amazing journey.

    See Activities for this day

Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Knowledgeable tour guide

Our tour leader was knowledgeable about the areas we visited and made the experience so much fun. Communications with planners was easy and timely. Highly recommend Nordic Visitor.

A wonderful trip and experience

Overall, it was a wonderful time. We felt it was a perfect balance of activities with the tour group and time on our own to explore the cities and do other activities solo. We liked the fact that every other night a group dinner was planned. It was nice to have that set and to meet up with the other travellers to talk and get to know them better. The only problem we ran into was the final night of the tour the only main course offered was halibut - we had written on our form that we do not eat seafood when asked about any dietary restrictions. In the end the restaurant was very accommodating and offered us a meat option, however, it would have been nice had our request been told to each of the restaurants that were providing food for us during the tour, so we would not have to make a special request ourselves while at dinner. We added on Helsinki and Tallinn and that was just perfect. Those were both beautiful spots and it was nice to tour them at our leisure. Our plane leaving the states was delayed so we missed our connection in Munich. That meant we were arriving in Helsinki after midnight. We contacted the emergency number for Nordic Visitor and they were extremely helpful in contacting our private transfer so we had a taxi waiting for us when we arrived after nearly 48 hours of travel. Overall it was a wonderful trip and experience and we would definitely use Nordic Visitor again for future trips.

Great tour

Great tour to see the great beauties of 3 historic countries.

Enjoyed visiting the Scandinavian capitals!

I very much enjoyed the visit to Scandinavia. The scenery on the visit to, and trip from, Flåm was phenomenal. I enjoyed visiting the Scandinavian capitals, the local guides especially in Stockholm and Copenhagen were excellent. My only suggestion for future visits would be to add at least another day in each of the cities for additional exploration.

A full-on trip which we really enjoyed

As with our previous trip to Iceland, Nordic Visitor provided an excellent tour of Scandinavia, taking in all the places we wanted to visit, and allowing enough free time to do our own thing. A very well planned itinerary, with various types of transport that allowed us to get a real feel for the countries we were passing through. A full-on trip which we really enjoyed. Well organised. Plenty of time to do your own thing but with great support from our tour leader.

We got a taste of every country

We got a taste of every country and a guide to go with them; the information was good from the history to the aspects of modern-day living.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Situated in the Norrmalm district of Stockholm, Elite Hotel Adlon is close to several restaurants, cafes, shopping and attractions like the Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace, and Skansen. Th...

Situated in the Norrmalm district of Stockholm, Elite Hotel Adlon is close to several restaurants, cafes, shopping and attractions like the Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace, and Skansen. Th...

The Scandic Front Hotel is situated near the city centre of Copenhagen, on the waterfront with splendid views over the Langelinie pier and the Royal Danish Opera House. This modern hotel...

The Scandic Front Hotel is situated near the city centre of Copenhagen, on the waterfront with splendid views over the Langelinie pier and the Royal Danish Opera House. This modern hotel...

To sail from Copenhagen to Oslo, you’ll board the DFDS ferry for an overnight cruise. The ferry offers a wide range of amenities from enjoying the view from the sundeck, doing some t...

Conveniently located next to the Airport Train terminal at Oslo Central Train Station, Thon Hotel Opera is a delightful central hotel with public transport at your doorstep. The hotel is c...

The Fretheim Hotel, a beautiful white timber building, is situated on the site of an old farmstead in the picturesque village of Flåm in the spectacular Sognefjord. Each room offer...

Right in the heart of Bergen, Zander K Hotel is one of the coolest hotels in the city, with the lobby serving as a popular hangout for locals and travellers alike. Rooms are spacious and m...

Right in the heart of Bergen, Zander K Hotel is one of the coolest hotels in the city, with the lobby serving as a popular hangout for locals and travellers alike. Rooms are spacious and m...

Guaranteed departures

Group size: Maximum group size is 16 participants.

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Tour Information

We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, deposit payments, the difference between a tour leader and a tour guide, what to pack for your holiday, and useful information about the activities included on the tour

Please note that this tour is not recommended for families with young children.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If you wish to spend more time in Stockholm at the beginning of the trip or in Bergen after the guided small group tour, ask your travel consultant about adding extra nights or services. For an even greater Nordic travel experience, we can also extend your trip with visits to Iceland, Scotland and/or Greenland. Contact us for details about customising your itinerary!

ACCOMMODATION
On your guided group tour, you’ll stay in accommodation that’s been hand-picked by our Norway travel experts. We’ve partnered with local businesses and selected hotels and guesthouses based on excellent ratings, comfort and our personal experience.

You can view the detailed list of hotels for this trip under the accommodation tab.

During the booking steps, you can choose a single or double room. Triple rooms are not available for this tour. If your group contains 3 or more people, please contact us for booking assistance.

YOUR TOUR LEADER
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced Scandinavian tour leader, who will travel with you from country to country, and join you on all guided tours, transfers and other planned activities listed in the itinerary. The tour leader, who acts as the logistical organiser for the group, ensures that everything is running smoothly and that you’re having a good time during your holiday. As an expert on the Scandinavian region, the tour leader is also a valuable resource for questions about local customs, languages, shopping, food and other practical travel information.

GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOURS
In each city, your group will be joining privately guided sightseeing tours with a knowledgable local guide. Please be advised that in some cities you will be joining sightseeing tours by foot, so there will be considerable walking involved. All walking will be at an easy pace, with many stops.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION
Please be advised that during your trip, you will need to transport your own luggage with you onto the next leg of your journey, so we recommend bringing a light suitcase on wheels. For added comfort, your luggage will be picked up in Oslo and will be waiting for you in Bergen. Remember to pack an overnight bag for your night in Flåm. 

To ensure comfortable seating for everyone on our tour, we need to limit the size and amount of luggage. Each guest is allowed one suitcase or large bag, and one smaller item (e.g., a small backpack or day bag) for daily essentials like camera, wallet, medications and so forth. If you have any questions about luggage, your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.

NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL®TOUR
Ranked amongst the 20 best train journeys in the world, this tour combines rail travel, with bus and cruises. Starting in Oslo, you will board a train which will take you up toward the “rooftop“ of Norway, where you‘ll switch onto the breathtaking Flåm Railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines.

After a night in Flåm, you’ll board a cruise onto Aurlandsfjord and the World Heritage-protected Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in the world. The cruise will take you to Gudvangen, where you will board a coach bus. When you arrive in Voss, you will catch another train, which will take you to your final destination, Bergen.

CRUISE BETWEEN DENMARK AND NORWAY
To travel from Copenhagen to Oslo, you will board an overnight cruise. Departure from Copenhagen will be at 14:15, with check in at 13:15. The cruise will be on board a large 2,200 person boat, where you will stay in a cabin with sea view, including a private toilet and shower facilities. 

On board you‘ll be able to partake in some tax-free shopping, enjoy the provided entertainment, and take advantage of the bar and restaurants. On the evening of the cruise, you‘ll share a dinner buffet included in the package, with the group. Arrival in Oslo is planned for 9:15am the next morning.

FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes quite a lot of walking during sightseeing tours. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 3-5 kilometres during days where sightseeing tours are included. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding trains, buses and cruises.

FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast buffet is included at your booked hotels and cruises for the duration of your stay. You will also enjoy five dinners with the group, included in your package. They will include either a set 2-3 course dinner menu or a dinner buffet with a good variety of local fresh ingredients. Please notify your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip.

WHAT TO PACK
  • A small backpack to store your items for the day as well to act as an overnight bag in Flåm
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two business days by one of our travel consultants who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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