Three Capitals & Three Fjords

Escorted TourNorway, Sweden, and Denmark

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From $1,475 USD
June 13 - August 22, 2020
10 Days / 9 Nights

Three Capitals and Three Fjords features Viking capitals of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, as well as Bergen, the Fjord region with Gudvangen and Flam.

Overview

Three Capitals and Three Fjords combines the world of Scandinavian capitals with stunning Norwegian fjords, quaint villages and historic Viking heritage. Enjoy city tours of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo and Stockholm. Witness the magnificent Norwegian countryside along the fjord region, passing Gudvangen and Nærøyfjord, before arriving to idyllic Flåm, located on the tip of Aurlandsfjord. Continue to Oslo and through the region of Varmland to Stockholm.

Operation

June 13 - August 22, 2020

Departure

  • June 13, 27
  • July 11, 25
  • August 15, 22

Price

  • from $1,475 per person in double room
  • from $1,995 single room
  • from $1,345 third person in triple room
  • from $1,225 children 7-12 years, sharing with parents

Included

  • 9 nights hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • English speaking tour escort from Day 2 to Day 9
  • All touring by private coach
  • The long distance bus from day 2 - 9 offers WIFI
  • Sightseeing and entrances as per itinerary
  • Guided city tours of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo
  • Guided city tour of Stockholm
  • Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase + 1 piece of hand luggage per person

Not Included

  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Personal insurance / personal expenses / incidental extras
  • Beverages & extras
  • All services not mentioned in the program

Optional

  • Clipper Rodne, Fjord cruise Lysefjord & Preikestolen
  • Floybanen funicular in Bergen
  • Flam Railway, Flam - Myrdal - Flam
  • Stegastein Viewpoint, spectacular viewing platform, 650 meters above Aurlandsfjord
  • Stockholm, Vasa Museum, private tour guide, including entrance

Please Note

*PLEASE NOTE: For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved

Day 1 ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN
Saturday

Arrival to Copenhagen Airport and transfer to the hotel by your own devise. For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved. Please consult the Via Hansa & Borealis welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Scandic Sydhavnen****

Day 2 COPENHAGEN - ODENSE - AARHUS (B)
Sunday

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We start with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroeget" begins. We pass the Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum.

Next up is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. We drive past the Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world-famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and vessels. We continue on to see the impressive Gefion Fountain and then for a photo stop at the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally, we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid, known from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.

After lunch (not included) departure towards the island of Fyn also called "Garden of Denmark". On our journey we will cross the Great Belt, one of the largest bridges in Europe, inaugurated in 1998. Brief stop in Odense, hometown of Hans Christian Andersen, author of children’s stories famous as "The Tin Soldier", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Mermaid". Continue towards to Aarhus in the peninsula of Jutland. Founded around the beginning of the 10th century by the Vikings, it is the second largest city and port in Denmark and also an important cultural center. Arrive in Aarhus at the end of the day

Scandic Aarhus Vest****

Day 3 ARHUS - FERRY - STAVANGER (B)
Monday

Departure for Hirtshals and board a "ferry-boat" for crossing the Skagerrak Strait (Hirtshals-Kristiansand ferry). Arrive in Kristiansand and continue the journey through beautiful landscapes and fjords by Lyngdal and Kvinesdal to Stavanger, charming port city of southern Norway.

Scandic Forum****

Day 4 STAVANGER - BERGEN (B)
Tuesday

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning to explore this beautiful city or enjoy the great experience of an exciting fjord cruise. After lunch ( not including ) meet your guide to continue the journey through beautiful landscapes and magnificent fjords to Mortavika (ferry Mortravika-Arsvagen). Travel along the coast to Sandviksvagen, (ferry Sandviksvagen-Halhjelm) and proceed to Bergen, the second largest Norwegian city also known as the "city of wood".

Bergen is the "gateway to the fjords". Surrounded by seven hills and protected by a ring of islands it is considered one of the most enchanting Norwegian cities. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Meet up with our local guide for a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Mary's Church, Haakon's Hall (no entrances), the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. The evening is at leisure.

Optional: Clipper Rodne, Fjord cruise Lysefjord & Preikestolen, 09:30 –13.30 hours
(Available only by pre-booking) 
Price: USD 97 per person | Minimum 10 persons
Duration: approximately 3,5 - 4 hours including transfers
Includes: private transfer to /from hotel, 3 hours regular cruise

Feast your eyes on majestic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) seeming to reach into the sky above incredible Lysefjord. This exciting fjord cruise creates memories for life. We also take you to Vagabond’s Cave and tell you the legend of this mysterious opening in the mountain. We carefully nudge the boat’s bow up the Hengjane Falls and offer you a taste of pure mountain water. Enjoy the striking scenery from the comfort of our boat’s sheltered cabin, with panoramic windows all around, or venture out on the spacious sundeck. The kiosk onboard offers a variety of refreshments, including beer and wine.

Scandic Bergen City****

Day 5 BERGEN (B)
Wednesday

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our local guide for a 2-hour city sightseeing tour, during which we will delight in St. Mary's Church, Haakon's Hall (no entrances), the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. Free time to have lunch and afternoon is at leisure.

Optional: Floybanen – View Bergen from the peak of Mt. Floyen
Price: USD 22 per person
Duration: the journey takes 5-8 minutes

The Floybanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Floyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5–8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, cutting through the steep mountain side and forests revealing more of the city below. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and Norwegian coastline.

Scandic Bergen City****

Day 6 BERGEN – FLÅM - FAGERNES (B)
Thursday

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to one of the most beautiful routes of our trip. Passing through regions of rare beauty, where the high mountains are mirrored in the tranquility of the lakes, before entering the narrow valleys of fjord Norway, passing by Gudvangen and Nærøyfjord, the narrowest in Europe; before arriving to idyllic Flåm, located on the tip of Aurlandsfjord. Both of these fjords are part of the Sognefjord which, with its 204 km long and 1308 meters deep, is considered the most emblematic of Norway and the second largest in the world. Free time in Flåm. In the afternoon, continue the journey by bus to the beautiful small city of Fagernes, a significant storehouse of Norwegian cultural history.

Optional: Flåm Railway, Flåm - Myrday - Flåm (Available only by pre-booking)
Price: USD 97 per person | Minimum 10 persons
Duration: approximately 2 hours

Flåm Railway is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks. The 2-hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers a multitude of views. In the span of two hours, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flåm, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean, and back down again, giving plenty of time to enjoy it all. A photo stop is made on the top at Myrdal station and by the waterfall Kjosfossen.

Optional: Stegastein Viewpoint
Price: USD 42 per person | Minimum 6 persons
Duration: approximately 2 hours

An unmissable sightseeing trip for any visitor to Flåm. The Stegastein Viewpoint platform is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route that runs from Aurland to Lærdal. This structure, which juts out 30 meters from the mountainside, 650 meters about the fjord, offers and unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding is hard to imagine.

Scandic Valdres****

Day 7 FAGERNES - OSLO (B)
Friday

After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the mountains behind us. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Experience a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house, visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park and pass the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan Boulevard. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

Scandic Sjølyst***+

Day 8 OSLO- STOCKHOLM (B)
Saturday

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by coach or train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests, and through the region of Värmland, the home of many legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm and check-in at the hotel. The evening is at leisure.

Scandic Malmen****

Day 9 STOCKHOLM (B)
Sunday

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm is proudly called "Beauty on Water". The sightseeing tour includes the chance for an outside view of the historically significant City Hall, the place of the Nobel festivities. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan", with its Cathedral and Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour also includes a drive to Fjällgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.

Optional: VASA Museum following regular sightseeing
Price: USD 54 per person | Min 10 persons
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Includes: entrance to Vasa Museum w/guided tour, private tour guide

Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history.

Scandic Malmen****

Day 10 STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE (B)
Monday

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Arlanda airport at your own devise.

*PLEASE NOTE: For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved

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