Escorted TourNorway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark
From $5,065 USD
June 11 - July 30, 2019
14 Days / 13 Nights
Scenic Norway, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen, 14-day tour to Norway fjords, Viking capitals, fjord villages, Baltic Sea cruise and fairytale Denmark.
Scenic Norway, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen, a 14-day guided tour from Oslo, ending in Copenhagen. Travel through Norway's idyllic Hardangerfjord, cruise on the UNESCO's World Heritage listed Aurlands-, Nærøy-, and Geirangerfjord. Explore Stockholm and cruise the Baltic Sea to Helsinki. Back to Stockholm, drive via the Southern Sweden countryside, across the Øresund Bridge to Copenhagen. Enjoy Tivoli Gardens, Little Mermaid, palaces and castles.
June 11 - July 30, 2019
- Guaranteed departures 2019:
- June 11, 18, 25
- July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- from $5,065 per person in double room
- from $6,495 single room
- 11 nights hotel accommodations, with private facilities
- Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily
- 2 nights Cruise Stockholm - Helsinki - Stockholm
- 2-berth Seaside cabin, shower, toilet
- 2 x dinners and 2 x buffet breakfasts on board
- 6 x Lunches on days 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 & 12
- 9 x 3-course or buffet dinners
- 2 hours guided tour of Bergen
- Ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløyen
- Ride on the Bergen and Flåm Railways, Voss - Myrdal - Flåm
- Approx. 2 hours cruise on Aurlands- and Nærøyfjords
- 1 hour cruise on the Geiranger Fjord
- All visits as described in itinerary
- All ferry crossings
- Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier
- 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm
- Entrance to City Hall
- 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki
- Entrance to Tivoli Gardens
- 3 hours guided tour of Copenhagen
- Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
- Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seat belts
- English-speaking tour escort throughout
- Transfers airport/hotel on first and last day*
- Taxes and service fees
- International airfare & airport taxes
- Personal insurance / personal items
- Alcoholic beverages
- $25 Service fee
- *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.
- Scenic Norway, 7 nights, from $3,035 per person
- Scenic Norway + Stockholm, 9 nights, from $3,675 per person
- Scenic Norway + Stockholm & Helsinki, 11 nights, from $4,430 per person
Day 1 OSLO (D)
Transfer from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, centrally located close the the Karl Johan boulevard and Royal Palace. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.
Day 2 OSLO - ULVIK (B, L, D)
After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Afterwards departure from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Hallingdal Valley to the tourist resort town of Gol. Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Voringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descend the amazing Mabodal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge and route to Ulvik. Dinner and accommodation in fjord view rooms at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.
Brakanes Hotel ****+
Day 3 ULVIK - BERGEN (B, L)
After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing Mabodal 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. Floyen, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbor and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.
First Hotel Marin ***+
Day 4 BERGEN - FLÅM - BALESTRAND (B, D)
After breakfast departure from Bergen, 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 Sognefjord, 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 Naeroy 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 Sognefjord and surrounding mountains.
Kvikne's Hotel ****+
Day 5 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 noteworthy sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at the fabulous Kvikne's Hotel.
Kvikne's Hotel ****+
Day 6 BALESTRAND - FJÆRLAND - GEIRANGER (B, L, D)
After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sognefjord 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 Jolster. 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 facing the glacier.
After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you 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.
Union Hotel ****+
Day 7 GEIRANGER - LILLEHAMMER - 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 Våga, before descending the magnificent Gudbrandsdal 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. Dinner and accommodation at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, centrally located in Oslo.
Day 8 OSLO - STOCKHOLM (B, L, D)
Guests on 9-,11-, 13- nights tour continue by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into the attractive province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad.
After lunch the tour continues through an idyllic landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a new first class hotel centrally located.
Clarion Hotel Sign ****
Day 9 STOCKHOLM (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and start of 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theater, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year.
Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Våsa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours.
Clarion Hotel Sign ****+
Day 10 STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI (B, D)
Guests continuing on the Baltic Cruise to Helsinki have morning free in Stockholm.Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a delightful overnight cruise from Stockholm. Sail slowly through the lovely archipelago past numerous small islands while enjoying your dinner on board. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins with private facilities.
We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin
Onboard Silja Line, 2-berth seaside cabin
Day 11 HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM (B, D)
Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Spend a whole day in this exciting city on the Baltic, retaining your cabin on the ship. Morning 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbor. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. In the late afternoon departure of return cruise to Stockholm. Dinner and accommodation on board.
Onboard Silja Line, 2-berth seaside cabin
Day 12 STOCKHOLM - COPENHAGEN (B, L, D)
After a tasty buffet breakfast, arrive back in Stockholm.
Guests continuing to Copenhagen will be driven through Southern Sweden to Lake Vattern. Stop for lunch at local restaurant. Tour continues via Jönkoping to the city of Malmo. Cross the new Øresund Bridge from Sweden to Denmark, to arrive in wonderful Copenhagen during the early evening. Dinner and accommodation at the unique Admiral Hotel, located close to the Amalienborg Palace, the old Nyhavn harbor and the pedestrian streets.
Admiral Hotel Copenhagen ****+
Day 13 COPENHAGEN (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and starts of 3 hours guided panoramic tour of the city. You will see the Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, Gefion Fountain, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament buildings), the old harbor of Nyhavn, and of course the famous Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Your tour escort will provide entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens.
Admiral Hotel Copenhagen ****+
Day 14 COPENHAGEN DEPARTURE (B)
Buffet breakfast followed by transfers to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport for individual flight departures.