Escorted TourNorway and Denmark
From $2,825 USD
May 23 - August 29, 2020
10 Days / 9 Nights
Legends of Scandinavia visits vibrant Nordic capitals of Oslo and Copenhagen, influenced by Viking history, as well as Bergen and scenic Norwegian fjords.
Legends of Scandinavia from Oslo to Copenhagen features vibrant Scandinavian capitals, influenced by Viking history and culture. Visit Bergen, cruise on the Geiranger-, the Nærøy- and Sognefjord, on the UNESCO Heritage list. Enjoy powerful Nordic nature and scenes of snow-capped mountains, fjord villages and waterfalls. Ride the famous Flåm Railway to Myrdal; to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord and Oslo. Overnight cruise through the Kattegat to Copenhagen.
May 23 - August 29, 2020
June 6, 20
July 4, 18
August 1, 15, 29
- from $2,825 per person in double room
- from $3,615 single room
- from $2,190 3rd person in extra bed
- 8 nights hotel accommodations as per itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels)
- Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
- 1 overnight Cruise Oslo - CPH, sea-side cabin onboard DFDS
- Scandinavian breakfast buffet onboard
- 1 buffet dinner onboard DFDS Seaways
- 3 x dinners, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo
- English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
- Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seat belts, toilet
- Free Wi-Fi on board
- City tours of Oslo and Copenhagen
- Local English-speaking guides
- Guided walking tour of Bergen
- Return Ticket for Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløyen
- Mini-cruise on the Geiranger Fjord, 1 hour
- Cruise on Nærøy Fjord - Aurlands Fjord, 2 hours
- Flåm Railway, scenic railroad: Flåm to Myrdal
- Train from Myrdal - Voss
- Entrance to the Vikingship Museum in Oslo
- Multiple photo stops for breath taking views
- International flights & Airport tax
- Transfers to/from Airports, train stations or piers
- Luggage handling
- Meals other than mentioned
- Travel insurance
- Passengers may bring 1 suitcase of max. 20 kilos per person and 1 carry-on luggage on the coach.
- For the overnight ferry the suitcases will go in containers on the ship without access to them during the sail. All clients should therefore prepare an overnight bag to take to the cabins with the necessary items for the cruise.
- Panoramic drive along the west coast through the fishing Island of Sotra, 4 hours | min. 10 persons
Day 1 WELCOME TO OSLO
Welcome to Oslo! Oslo is the capital of Norway, the "Viking Capital", founded in 1040 by the Oslo Fjord, and home to many fascinating museums and beautiful green parks full of sculptures. In the very center of the city you will find the Karl Johan pedestrian street, and don't forget to pass by the impressive opera house.
Individual arrival to Oslo and transfer to the hotel (or include optional arrival transfer). Check in is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with storage of the luggage. At 6pm, meet your tour escort and fellow travelers in the hotel lobby for a short introduction to the upcoming adventure.
Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret, perfectly located within walking distance from Karl Johan Boulevard.
Day 2 OSLO - LILLEHAMMER - LOM - GEIRANGER (B, D)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leave Oslo by coach, driving along the Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Oslo, towards the Olympic city of Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympic Games took place. After a brief stop in Lillehammer, continue towards Lom where we will have a photo stop to admire the 12th century stave church. Continue the journey through the Otta Valley to Geiranger.
Dinner and overnight at the beautiful Union Hotel Geiranger.
Day 3 GEIRANGER - BALESTRAND (B, D)
After a breakfast buffet at the hotel, embark on a 1 hour cruise along the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls: "the Bridal Veil" and "the Seven Sisters". Arrive in the village of Hellesylt and drive via the Nord Fjord and along the scenic route to Skei. En route stop to enjoy a Norwegian waffle with coffee.
Continue the journey passing the Gaular Mountain National Park, making a stop by the viewpoint before arriving at the idyllic village of 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. The area is known for its fertile land and fruit trees. We will pay a visit to the Cider House to enjoy a tasting.
Dinner and overnight in fjord view rooms at the historic Kvikne's Hotel.
Day 4 BALESTRAND - FLÅM RAILWAY - BERGEN (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leaving Balestrand might be difficult, but ahead awaits two of the most famous experiences in Norway, the Sogne Fjord and the Flåm Railway. Arrival in Gudvangen, at the head of 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. Board a 2-hour mini-cruise of the Nærøy and Auerland fjords – both branches of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world.
Disembark in the fjord side village of Flåm and after a short rest, board the world famous Flåm Railway, one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world. With breathtaking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal. In Myrdal, change train and leave by the Bergen Railway to Voss, where your driver will be waiting to take you to Bergen, the "Capital of the Fjords".
Overnight at the Scandic Ørnen Hotel or , centrally located.
Day 5 BERGEN (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with your tour manager, covering the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League. Rest of the day off or join an optional, panoramic bus tour to the coastal side.
Overnight at the centrally located Scandic Ørnen Hotel or Oleana Hotel.
OPTIONAL on DAY 05
Take a panoramic drive along the west coast through the fishing Island of Sotra up to for an opportunity to explore a different landscape and take in the wonderful views along this less traveled route. (Photostops along the way)
Escorted by Tour Leader | Duration: 4 hrs | Price: USD: 40pp (min 10 guests)
Day 6 BERGEN - GEILO (B, D)
After the breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, we will take the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord. Depart from Bergen, and stop off at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters before entering into the Hardanger Fjord area with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Continue on the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, crossing the Hardanger Fjord Bridge for an afternoon arrival in the city of Geilo, a famous ski area during the winter.
Dinner and overnight in the Vestlia Resort beautifully located by the Hardangerviddda Mountain Plateau.
Day 7 GEILO - OSLO (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Drive back towards Oslo via the Hallingdal Valley. Upon arrival in Oslo, you will be taken on a city tour of Oslo with a local guide. Famous sights include the Frogner Park which is home to famous sculptures by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the Opera house, the City Hall and much more. The day finishes with a visit to the Viking Ship Museum.
Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret.
Day 8 OSLO - OVERNIGHT CRUISE (B, D)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel, and check out. Make the most of the free morning – we recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or the Nobel Peace Center. In the afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise towards Denmark and Copenhagen. Enjoy a large Scandinavian buffet on board as you sail through the Oslo Fjord. There are a variety of bars and a nightclub on board.
Accommodation on board in 2-berth seaview cabins with shower/toilet.
Day 9 COPENHAGEN (B)
Breakfast buffet on board. Morning arrival in Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel after a city tour with your Tour Leader. Check in is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. Head out to explore the Danish capital. Founded in the 10th century as a fishing village, the Danish capital is now a city full of beautiful buildings and exciting museums – but be careful, Copenhagen is a biking city, about 60% of the population use bike as their main transportation.
Enjoy a walk along Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés in the old port area of Nyhavn, or maybe take a canal tour. Or, in the summertime, the harbour is 10 minutes' walk from your hotel if you feel like taking a swim with the locals.
Accommodation at the Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel, located only 15 minutes' walk from city center.
Day 10 COPENHAGEN DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Individual departure from Copenhagen and transfer out on own (or include optional transfer out).
For guests joining one of our non-escorted optional tours to Stockholm with extension to Helsinki, or the Faroe Islands, please see separate itinerary.