Scandinavia

Scandinavia is a special and unforgettable region of Northern Europe. Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland offers landscapes of towering alpine peaks, endless pine forests, polar plains, meadows, glaciers and the eastern edge lined with a rolling coastline. The land of the midnight sun and the staggering beautiful northern lights will captivate you.

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices per person
Escorted TourScenic Norway9From $3,099.00
Escorted TourScenic Scandinavia & it's Fjords14From $4,595.00
Escorted TourNordic Adventure20From $5,575.00

Scenic Norway

Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls. This is Norway, and on this Scenic Norway tour, you’ll experience Norway’s exciting cities and spectacular scenery.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Oslo

Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: First Hotel Millennium

Day 2: Oslo – Eidsvoll - Lillehammer

Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a picture stop at Eidsvoll, where the country's democratic constitution was signed in 1814. Then, proceed along lovely Lake Mjosa to Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the unique Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, and a picture stop at the Olympic ski jump.
Hotel: Lillehammer Hotel

Day 3: Lillehammer – Lom – Dalsnibba – Loen

Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen's drama, Peer Gynt. Take pictures of the lonely stave church of Lom, then climb above the tree line to 1,524 metres (5,000 feet) for a breathtaking panoramic view from the Dalsnibba lookout above Geirangerfjord. Next, arrive at the fjord and embark for a leisurely CRUISE past the famous Seven Sisters cascade. Dock at Hellesylt and head south via Lake Hornindal to peaceful Loen.
Hotel: Hotel Alexandra

Day 4: Loen – Fjaerland – Stalheim

Follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord, then cross the mountains to the serene Vatedalen Valley and pristine Lake Jolster. The mountain scenery gets more rugged as you approach the tunnel underneath Jostedalsbreen, Europe's largest glacier. Stop to see one of the mighty tongues that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys. Next, visit Fjaerland's excellent Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a thrilling 5-screen film. In the afternoon, enjoy a Cruise on spectacular Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord. Land at Gudvangen and continue to Stalheim, high above the majestic Naeroydal Valley.
Hotel: Stalheim Hotel

Day 5: Stz

This morning, you may wish to join an exciting optional Flam train ride. Then, leave Stalheim and see the popular lakeside resort of Voss on your way to pretty Bergen. During your orientation tour, hear about its 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Stroll through the colourful fish market and the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen.
Hotel: First Hotel Marin

Day 6: Bergen – Latefoss – Telemark

Meet the family that has owned the Steinsto farm for eight generations. While you taste their APPLE CIDER, they will tell you all about their history and how cider is made. Then, cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY and drive through the orchards along Sorfjord, whose tranquil splendour inspired Grieg's Morning Mood. More scenic delights: thundering Latefoss and the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions. Next is rustic, unspoiled Telemark.
Hotel: Rauland Hogfjellshotell

Day 7: Telemark – Vemork – Heddal – Oslo

Focus on Vemork, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and also gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway's economy. Leave the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjo, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Before returning to Oslo in the afternoon, admire The Heddal Stave Church, the largest of the country's remaining medieval wooden churches.
Hotel: First Hotel Millennium, 2 nights

Day 8: Oslo

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theatre, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Stroll through magnificent Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland's 200-plus extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures and visit the modern City Hall. In the afternoon, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway's glorious seafaring past. Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner at the popular Engebret Cafe.

Day 9: Depart Oslo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers, Luxury air-conditioned coach, cruises
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: Hardangerfjord
Accommodation: 8 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Scenic Scandinavia & its Fjords

Beyond the deep fjords, glaciers and islands that dot the Scandinavian coastline are distinctly different cultures that will make your visit to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark a fascinating journey of discovery. Celebrate elegant and historic architecture, extreme natural beauty and the heritage of the Vikings as you travel from Copenhagen to Odense, Stavanger to Stockholm, with breathtaking views in between.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen. Unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Scandinavia's liveliest city. Enjoy an evening drive - the perfect introduction to Copenhagen, followed by a Welcome Reception to get to know your Travel Director and travelling companions.
Hotel: Copenhagen Marriott Hotel, 2 nights

Day 2: Copenhagen

Your Local Specialist takes you on a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour in the vicinity of the Amalienborg Palace - an elegant quarter featuring 18th century buildings. In Copenhagen's historic centre, view the 17th century Stock Exchange, the Christiansborg Palace and the Neo-Classical Cathedral. View the Little Mermaid - the statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's sad fairytale - sitting on a rock in the harbour. Later perhaps enjoy a canal cruise with stunning city views.

Day 3: Copenhagen – Odense – Randers

Cross the bridge to the Island of Funen and the town of Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace. Continue across the Jutland Peninsula en route to Randers for an overnight stay.
Hotel: Hotel Randers

Day 4: Randers – Stavanger

Sail from Hirsthals across the Skagerrak to the port of Kristiansand in Norway. Enjoy a scenic drive by fjords and lakes to Stavanger, Norway's third city and one of the oldest.
Hotel: Scandic Forum

Day 5: Stavanger – Bergen

Your journey is spectacular as you island-hop from Stavanger, sailing across fjords and passing islands along this impressive coastline. Arrive later in Bergen and experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon's Hall and the bustling fish market. This evening enjoy a delicious Be My Guest dinner of Norwegian specialities.
Hotel: Scandic Neptun, 2 nights

Day 6: Bergen

Explore Norway's most naturally beautiful city during your free day and consider a morning Optional Experience to the tiny village of Telavag and learn about its powerful Second World War history.

Day 7: Bergen – Flåm Railway – Sognefjord (Leikanger)

From the ski resort of Voss take a train journey that ascends to nearly 3,000 feet above sea level. Admire the scenery and ride on the famous Flam railway for a Cultural Insight into one of the most exciting train journeys in the world. Appreciate breathtaking views of mountains and waterfalls, then cross the magnificent waters of Sognefjord to your hotel in Leikanger.
Hotel: Sognefjord Hotel

Day 8: Sognefjord (Leikanger) – Geiranger

Follow the spectacular Sognefjord through incredible glacier country. Enjoy wonderful views of Geirangerfjord as you descend to Geiranger village.
Hotel: Geiranger Hotel, 2 nights

Day 9: Geiranger

Spend the day surrounded by amazing scenery, relaxing and breathing clear mountain air. Perhaps take an Optional Experience along the Trolls' Road and see Norways most famous mountain road, past tumbling cascades and fertile valleys.

Meals

Day 10: Geiranger – Lom – Lillehammer

A scenic drive from Geiranger brings you to Ottadalen to visit the traditional Stave Church at Lom. Continue through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, the inspiration for Ibsen's 'Peer Gynt'. Arrive in Lillehammer, host to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Before dinner at the hotel, consider a walk along Storgata or visit the open-air museum at Maihaugan.
Hotel: Lillehammer Hotel

Day 11: Lillehammer – Hamar – Oslo

View the unusual Olympic ice rink beside the lake at Hamar. In Oslo, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum.
Hotel: Scandic Vulkan

Day 12: Oslo – Stockholm

Cross the border into Sweden and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass Örebro to the island-ringed capital of Stockholm for your two-night stay.
Hotel: Clarion Hotel Stockholm, 2 nights

Day 13: Stockholm

Admire this charming city during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Explore the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held. Spend time later shopping in fashionable stores or consider an Optional Experience. Tonight celebrate with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

Day 14: Depart Stockholm

Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your memorable holiday draws to a close. Airport transfers are available.

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach,
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: Hirsthals - Kristiansand / Mortavika - Arsvagen
Rail:Flam Rail Ticket: Voss - Myrdal
Accommodation: 13 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Nordic Adventure

Your very own Arctic Scandinavian adventure at the top of the world, complete with tales of ancient Viking kings and Lapland stories of Sami culture. Travel through dramatic fjord and glacier landscapes, view the world’s northernmost university and meet Santa in Rovaniemi. You’ll see the Scandinavian capitals and visit the North Cape Visitor Centre where you can witness the land of the midnight sun.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Oslo

Welcome to Oslo. Relax and unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Norway's lively capital city. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers later this evening for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo, 2 nights

Day 2: Oslo

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour this morning which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum.

Day 3: Oslo – Hamar – Lillehammer

This morning leave Oslo and see the unusual Olympic ice rink beside the largest lake in Norway at Hamar. In Lillehammer hear all about the Winter Olympics which took place in the city in 1994 - which were noteworthy for their environmental conservation.
Hotel: Lillehammer Hotel

Day 4: Lillehammer – Lom – Geiranger

Travel to the mountain village of Lom and visit one of the most beautiful stave churches in the country. Stave churches are constructed out of wood and many in Norway date from the 12th and 13th centuries. This afternoon arrive at spectacular Geiranger Fjord - a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Hotel: Geiranger Hotel

Day 5: Geiranger – Trondheim

Travel through spectacular scenery enroute to Norway's third largest city Trondheim. Once the seat of ancient Viking kings, Trondheim has many interesting sights to see associated with its illustrious history including the Market Square, Nidaros Cathedral and the Tyholt Tower.
Hotel: Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim

Day 6: Trondheim – Mosjøen

Today head north to a town located just 80 km south of the Arctic Circle. Travel past mountains, glaciers and small towns with wooden buildings and stop to view the impressive Laksfoss Falls. Upon arrival, dinner will be served at your hotel.
Hotel: Fru Haugans Hotel

Day 7: Mosjøen – Narvik

Cross over and into the Arctic Circle today and head north to Narvik - a northern community located in some of the most stunning scenery. Hear tales about how this part of Norway had a part to play in the Second World War.
Hotel: Quality Hotel Grand Royal

Day 8: Narvik – Tromsø

Travel today to Tromso which is a major cultural hub within the Arctic Circle and known as 'Capital of the Arctic'. The area is famed for being one of the best places to view the spectacular Northern Lights which sometimes light up the night sky in the winter months. The town is characterised by century old wooden houses.

Hotel: Clarion Hotel The Edge, 2 nights

Day 9: Tromsø

Enjoy a free day to relax in Tromso home to the Arctic Cathedral and university. Explore the town - alternatively, your Travel Director will suggest some Optional Experiences for you to consider.

Day 10: Tromsø – Alta

Today your journey takes you through spectacular countryside with ferry crossings that will give you outstanding views of glaciers, water and mountains. Arrive in Alta and hear about how the town was seriously destroyed by fire near the end of the Second World War. View the Cathedral of the Northern Lights.
Hotel: Thon Hotel Alta

Day 11: Alta – Honningsvåg

This morning drive to Honningsvag the northernmost point of the North Cape. After free time, check into your hotel for dinner. Later enjoy champagne and caviar as you witness the breath-taking views of the land of the midnight sun at the North Cape Visitor Centre.
Hotel: Scandic Nordkapp

Day 12: Honningsvåg – Saariselkä

Travel through the epic scenery of Finnish Lapland to the popular resort of Saariselka. In summer, the midnight sun shines for two whole months in Saariselka and the Sami culture is still very much in evidence in everyday life.
Hotel: Santa's Hotel Tunturi

Day 13: Saariselkä – Rovaniemi

This morning travel south to Rovaniemi. This town is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, and the city's most famous resident can be visited every day of the year at the Santa Claus Village right on the Arctic Circle, an attraction that draws more than 300,000 annual visitors from all around the world.
Hotel: Rantisipi Pohjanhovi, 2 nights

Day 14: Rovaniemi

Today an orientation features the Town Hall, the Library and the Lappia House. Enjoy a special Be My Guest experience this evening at a family run reindeer farm including a traditional dinner.

Day 15: Rovaniemi – Jyväskylä

Jyvaskyla; is located in a region known as the Finnish Lakeland as it is surrounded by 328 lakes. The city has a nickname - "Athens of Finland". This nickname refers to the major role of Jyvaskyla as an educational centre as it was the first place in the world to provide education in Finnish. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
Hotel: Scandic Jyvaskyla

Day 16: Jyväskylä – Helsinki

Travel south to the vibrant seaside capital city of Helsinki where you meet your Local Specialist. See the city's sights including the Sibelius Monument, Olympic Stadium, Opera House Finlandia Hall and Senate and Market Squares. This evening is free to enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant of your choice.
Hotel: Scandic Grand Marina

Day 17: Helsinki – At Sea

Enjoy a leisurely morning and afternoon in the city before embarking your overnight Baltic Sea mini cruise.

Day 18: At Sea – Stockholm

Upon arrival into Stockholm this morning meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the bustling Swedish capital. Explore the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held and view the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and Royal Palace.
Hotel: Quality Hotel Globe, 2 nights

Day 19: Stockholm

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city further or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Vasa Museum showcasing the 17th century warship reclaimed from the seabed after 300 years. Later join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 20: Depart Stockholm

Say goodbye to Sweden, your Travel Director and travelling companions as your unforgettable trip comes to an end. Transfers are available.

Inclusions 
Meals: 19 breakfasts, 9 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach,
Ferry:Overnight Ferry Ticket: Helsinki - Stockholm
Accommodation: 18 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary