Scandinavian Panorama– Denmark, Norway –11 days / 10 nights, Copenhagen - Oslo - Ulvik - Bergen - Sognefjord - Flåm - Balestrand - Briksdal Glacier - Skei - Geiranger - Stryn - Lillehammer - Oslo11-day guided Scandinavian Panorama tour to Scandinavia's Viking capitals of Copenhagen and Oslo, quaint fjord villages of Flåm and Balestrand, and the Hanseatic town of Bergen. Cruise through the Kattegat to the Oslo Fjord, explore Viking ships and sail on Norway's Nærøyfjord, Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord, on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. Stay at historic Fjord hotels; enjoy the idyllic Swedish countryside and lake country en route to Stockholm.
|Operation||June 10 - August 12, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures 2017:
June 10*, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5*, 12*
*= 10 + 12 nights tours only
|Price||from $3,280 per person in double room
from $4,150 single room
|Included||9 nights accommodation in centrally located first class hotels
Scandinavian buffet breakfast
Daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except in Bergen and 2nd night in Copenhagen and 2nd night in Stockholm)
4 lunches on days 5, 6, 9 & 10
1 x Overnight cruise Copenhagen - Oslo
2-berth outside cabin with shower/toilet
Buffet dinner and breakfast on board
Entrance to Tivoli Gardens
3 hours guided tours of Copenhagen and Oslo
Visit to the Viking Museum in Oslo
Panorama tour of Bergen
Ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien
Bergen Railway, Voss - Myrdal
Ride on the Flåm Railway, Myrdal-Flåm
Approx. 2 hours cruise on the Sogn and Nærøy Fjords
1 hour cruise on the Geiranger Fjord
Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier
All ferry crossings
Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
Tour escort throughout
Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts
Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour program may incur a supplement.
These tours are organized by our Associate Partners in Copenhagen. In order to offer a greater variety of tour options, the programs allow for participants to join or depart from the tour in various transit locations. We do hope that the possible change of group participants does not cause any inconvenience as it is meant to offer a greater variety of travel experiences to travelers.
Please inquire about our favorable airfares on Icelandair or SAS.
|Tour Options||Optiional tour add-ons:
Copenhagen - Stockholm, 12 nights, from $3,705
Copenhagen - Stockholm - Helsinki, 14 nights , from $4,295
Scandinavian Panorama Copenhagen - Oslo map
Scandinavian Panorama + Stockholm
Scandinavian Panorama + Stockholm & Helsinki
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Day 1 ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN (D) Arrive Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with individual flight arrivals. Dinner and accommodation at the unique Admiral Hotel. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs in the hotel lobby.
Day 2 COPENHAGEN (B) Buffet breakfast at the hotel. The day starts with a 3 hours guided panorama tour of the city. Famous sights include the Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain, and Nyhavn. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Your tour escort will be provide you with entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens. Accommodation at the Admiral Hotel.
Day 3 COPENHAGEN - OSLO (B, D) Morning free in Copenhagen. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise by ferry to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hrs. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you sail slowly up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/toilet.
We recommend you to bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.
Onboard DFDS Seaways
Day 4 OSLO (B, D) A delicious buffet breakfast is being served as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo at 09.30 hrs, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit the world-famous Viking Ships and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Afternoon free in Oslo. We can recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan boulevard. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo, ideally situated close to the Karl Johans Gate and Royal Palace. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.
Day 5 OSLO -ULVIK (B, L, D) After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Departure from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel.
After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the Hardangerfjord.
Day 6 ULVIK - BERGEN (B, L) After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge. Start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon 2 hours tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbour and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.
Day 7 BERGEN - FLÅM - BALESTRAND (B, D) After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery.
After a short rest in Flåm, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife.
After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at the historic Kvikne's Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.
Day 8 BALESTRAND - DAY IN THE FJORDS (B, D) Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel's elegant dining room. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views.
We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at the fabulous Kvikne's Hotel.
Day 9 BALESTRAND - FJÆRLAND - GEIRANGER (B, L, D) After buffet breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster.
Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant.
After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour's cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.
Day 10 GEIRANGER - LOM - OSLO (B, L, D) Buffet breakfast at the hotel before leaving Geiranger. From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer.
After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, back to Oslo and dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel.
Day 11 OSLO DEPARTURE (B) For guests on 10 nights tour Copenhagen - Oslo, this program ends after breakfast, with transfers to Oslo Gardermoen Airport to connect with individual flight departures.
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