Focus on Scandinavia

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes … welcome on this Focus on Scandinavia affordable tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and most scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and scenic towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Copenhagen, Denmark

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Park Inn Airport or Scandic Sluseholmen , 2 nights

Day 2: Copenhagen

Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available.

Day 3: Copenhagen – Odense – Frederikshavn

After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the Great Belt Bridge, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown and, via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula.

Hotel: Jutlandia

Day 4: Frederikshavn – Gothenburg, Sweden – Oslo, Norway

Take a pleasant Ferry ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second-largest city and one of Europe’s major seaports. After an orientation drive, follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo.

Hotel: Scandic Solli or Scandic Sjolyst

Day 5: Oslo – Telemark Area

Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the Viking Ship Museum, National Theatre, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. in the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you’ll spend the night.

Hotel: Straand Hotel at Vradal

Day 6: Telemark Area – Vemork – Bergen

TaTake the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the Vemork Museum, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Ferry across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway’s picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. En route, make a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall.

Hotel: Thon Bristol or Augustin Hotel, 2 nights

Day 7: Bergen

Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 1,000-foot Mount Floyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, delicacies, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city.

Day 8: Bergen – Sognefjord Cruise – Fagernes Area

More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking Cruise on one of Norway’s mightiest fjords. On to the Fagernes area.

Hotel: Scandic Valdres at Fagernes or Radisson Blu at Beitostolen

Day 9: Fagernes Area – Lillehammer – Karlstad, Sweden

First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjosa. Continue towards Sweden through Varmland’s unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vanern.

Hotel: Scandic Karlstad

Day 10: Karlstad – Mariefred – Stockholm

Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Maleren and the Baltic Sea.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Sthlm

Day 11: Stockholm

This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including City Hall.

Day 12: Stockholm

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 11$3,169.00Price on Application
April: 18$3,259.00Price on Application
April: 25$3,319.00Price on Application
May: 02, 09, 16$3,369.00Price on Application
May: 23$3,419.00Price on Application
May: 29$3,339.00Price on Application
May: 30$3,369.00Price on Application
June: 05$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 06$3,369.00Price on Application
June: 08$3,529.00Price on Application
June: 12$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 13$3,489.00Price on Application
June: 15$3,569.00Price on Application
June: 19$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 20$3,489.00Price on Application
June: 22$3,569.00Price on Application
June: 26$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 27. 29$3,489.00Price on Application
July: 03$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 04$3,719.00Price on Application
July: 06$3,489.00Price on Application
July: 10$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 11$3,369.00Price on Application
July: 17$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 18, 20$3,599.00Price on Application
July: 24$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 25, 27$3,369.00Price on Application
July: 31$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 01, 03$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 07$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 08$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 14$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 15$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 17$3,459.00Price on Application
August: 21$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 22$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 24$3,459.00Price on Application
August: 28$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 29$3,369.00Price on Application
September: 04$3,339.00Price on Application
September: 05$3,369.00Price on Application
September: 11$3,339.00Price on Application
September: 12, 19$3,369.00Price on Application
September: 26$3,319.00Price on Application
October: 03$3,259.00Price on Application
October: 10$3,169.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Air-conditioned motorcoach
Ferry: Ferry Crossing: Frederikshavn - Gothenburg / Utne - Kvanndal
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Scandinavian

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this 14 Day The Scandinavian Tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights also in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flåm, and Bergen.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Scandinavia, 2 nights

Day 2: Copenhagen

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant Royal Reception Rooms. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the Little Mermaid statue. Tonight, visit Tivoli Gardens, the city’s colourful amusement park.

Day 3: Copenhagen – Odense – Arhus

Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s Museum at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit Den Gamle By, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. This evening, dinner at a restaurant has been prepared to try out local specialties.

Hotel: Scandic Arhus City

Day 4: Arhus – Gothenburg, Sweden

From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by Ferry to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city.

Hotel: First G

Day 5: Gothenburg – Stockholm

Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norkoping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, settled on 14 islands between Lake Malar and the Baltic Sea.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Waterfront, 2 nights

Day 6: Stockholm

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the Old Town, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Day 7: Stockholm – Gripsholm Castle – Karlstad

On the shores of Lake Malar, visit King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle before continuing west through the scenic Lake District. On the way, get glimpses of the ancient garrison town of Orebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel’s ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vanern.

Hotel: Clarion Plaza

Day 8: Karlstad – Lillehammer, Norway

A scenic day! Drive through Varmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlof’s Gosta Berling’s Saga, to the Norwegian border. Via the fortress town of Kongsvinger and Lake Mjosa arrive in Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of artifacts.

Hotel: Scandic Lillehammer

Day 9: Lillehammer – Borgund – Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord – Flåm

Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Visit the well-preserved, wooden Borgund Stave Church, before arriving in Flam, where a true highlight awaits: a leisurely Cruise on the spectacular Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hotel: Fretheim

Day 10: Flåm – Voss – Hardangerfjord – Bergen

This morning, join the panoramic optional Flam train ride. Then, see the popular lakeside resort of Voss and drive south to the Hardangerfjord, where you will be met by the family that has owned the Steinsto Fruit Farm for eight generations and hear about their history. Taste homemade apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen.

Hotel: First Marin, 2 nights

Day 11: Bergen

Guided sightseeing starts with an orientation drive to see the main sights like Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Hakon’s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower, the charming Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the harbour, and the famous Fish Market. Then, explore Bryggen on foot along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colourful wooden houses. Also see the 12thcentury St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 12: Bergen – Oslo

Transfer to the railway station to board the Bergen – Oslo Train. Enjoy a scenic ride across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with views of sparkling lakes, rivers, streams, and snow-capped mountains to Oslo.

Hotel: Thon Opera, 2 nights

Day 13: Oslo

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. This afternoon join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travelling companions.

Day 14: Oslo

Your 14 Day The Scandinavian Tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & Prices Twin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 04$6,049.00Price on Application
May: 11, 18$6,079.00Price on Application
May: 25$6,339.00Price on Application
May: 30$6,409.00Price on Application
June: 01$6,329.00Price on Application
June: 06$6,199.00Price on Application
June: 08, 13$6,179.00Price on Application
June: 15, 20, 22$6,049.00Price on Application
June: 27, 29$6,109.00Price on Application
July: 04, 06$6,199.00Price on Application
July: 11, 13, 18, 20, 25$6,009.00Price on Application
July: 27$5,939.00Price on Application
August: 01$5,979.00Price on Application
August: 03$5,939.00Price on Application
August: 08, 10$6,079.00Price on Application
August: 15$6,169.00Price on Application
August: 17, 22, 24, 29$6,179.00Price on Application
August: 31$6,219.00Price on Application
September: 05$6,119.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach,
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: Frederikshavn - Gothenburg
Rail:Bergen Railway: Bergen – Oslo
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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