Legends of Scandinavia
Legends of Scandinavia– Denmark, Norway, Sweden –12 days / 11 nights, Stockholm - Hamar - Lom - Geirangerfjord - Briksdal Glacier - Balestrand - Flåm Railway - Nærøyfjord - Bergen - Hardanger Fjord - Geilo - OsloLegends of Scandinavia features vibrant Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen influenced by Viking history and powerful Nordic nature. Capital cities, world famous for their trendsetting lifestyle and design. Walk through the medieval, cobble-stoned alleys of the Old Town in Stockholm, sail on spectacular Norwegian fjords where the Vikings once sailed, or watch the change of the Royal Guards at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.
|Operation||May 11 - September 14, 2017|
May 11 - May 22
May 25 - June 5
June 8 - June 19
June 22 - July 3
July 6 - July 17
July 20 - July 31
August 3 - August 14
August 17 - August 28
September 14 - September 25*
|Price||from $2,975 per person in double room
from $3,935 single room
from $2,725 3rd person in extra bed
|Included||10 nights hotel accommodations as per itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels)
Scandinavian breakfast buffet
1 overnight in sea-side cabin onboard DFDS
1 overnight in sea-side cabins on board Silja Line
Scandinavian breakfast buffet onboard
5 dinners, 1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo and
1 buffet dinner onboard DFDS Seaways
English-speaking tour escort through-out, starting from day 2
Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelts, toilet
Free Wi-Fi on board
3-hour city tours of Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen
Local English-speaking guides
Guided tour of Bergen
Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelts and toilet and free Wi-Fi
Mini-cruise on the Geirangerfjord
Mini-cruise on Nærøy Fjord and Sogne Fjord, approx. 2 hours
Flåm Railway, scenic railroad trip: Flåm to Myrdal
Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier
Luggage handling at the pier for the overnight cruise
|Not Included||International flights & Airport tax
Meals other than mentioned
$25 service fee
|Please Note||*Due to event in Bergen on 20 September, the hotel will be located outside of city center on Sept 14 departure|
|Tour Options||Please inquire about our favorable air fares with Icelandair and SAS|
Legends of Scandinavia map
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Day 1 WELCOME TO STOCKHOLM Thursday
Individual arrival to the hotel.
Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Stockholm Hotel
Day 2 STOCKHOLM (B) Friday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. At 10:30 you will meet your tour escort, who will stay with you for the rest of the tour and your local Stockholm guide, who will take you on a 3-hour guided tour of the Swedish capital.
From Fjällgatan you will have the view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected by bridges. Visit Gamla Stan, the Old Town with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colours, the Cathedral, and the Royal Palace. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Clarion Stockholm Hotel
Day 3 STOCKHOLM (B) Saturday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Day at leisure in Stockholm or maybe join an optional tour to visit the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Perhaps visit the fascinating Vasa Ship museum with the unique wooden warship who sank in Stockholm's harbor on its maiden voyage, and was salvaged intact 333 years later.
Overnight at Clarion Stockholm Hotel
Day 4 STOCKHOLM - HAMAR (B, D) Sunday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway passing open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. We stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Värmland beautifully located on the shores of Lake Värnern, the largest of Sweden's lakes. After crossing the border into Norway we continue to Hamar located by Norway's largest lake Mjøsa.
Dinner and overnight at Scandic Hamar Hotel
Day 5 HAMAR - LOM - GEIRANGER (B, D) Monday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. We continue north through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley. In Lom we stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12 century.
Our route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains give a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay.
Dinner and overnight at the Union Hotel
Day 6 GEIRANGER - BRIKSDAL GLACIER - BALESTRAND (B, D) Tuesday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls "the Bridal Veil" and "the Seven Sisters". Continue to the Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view.
After the glacier experience sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as we drive towards Balestrand. Our route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park.
Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth.
Dinner and overnight at the historic Kvikne's Hotel
Day 7 BALESTRAND - FLÅM RAILWAY - BERGEN (B) Wednesday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. We then continue to Gudvangen, where we board a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as we sail into the Nærøy fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains.
Disembark in Flåm and we continue with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flåm Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss where the coach awaits our arrival and takes us to Bergen.
Overnight in the heart of the city at the new Zander K Hotel, opening in March 2017 or similar
Day 8 BERGEN - HARDANGERFJORD - GEILO (B, D) Thursday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. The guided tour of Bergen will take us to the famous open air Fish and Flower Market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buldings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic league.
Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen. In the afternoon we continue towards the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. We make a stop at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and reaching the resort town of Geilo.
Dinner and overnight at the Storefjell Resort Hotel
Day 9 GEILO - OSLO (B) Friday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. This morning we head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch before going on the guided tour of Oslo, taking you to the Frogner Park with the sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc.
Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge.
Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera or similar
Day 10 OSLO - DFDS SEAWAYS CRUISE (B, D) Saturday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning free to continue exploring Oslo, maybe visit some of the famous maritime musems such as the Viking Ships or the Polar ship Fram.
Late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise through the Kattegat to Copenhagen. Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or one of the cafes or bars onboard. Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgåsbord buffet.
Overnight in sea-view cabins on DFDS Seaways
Onboard DFDS Seaways, outside cabins
Day 11 COPENHAGEN (B) Sunday
Breakfast buffet onboard as you sail into Copenhagen. Directly upon arrival in Copenhagen meet your local guide showing you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal Residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals.
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own.
Overnight at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel.
Day 12 DEPARTURE COPENHAGEN (B) Monday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Check-out and end of program.