From $3636 Per Person
Guided, 11 days/ 10 nights
Select dates: Friday departures May 17; June 14; July 12 & 26; August 9 & 23; September 20, 2019
This 10 day tour of Scandinavia is called Scandinavian Legends for good reason! Every day includes at least one famous highlight, including Stockholm and Gamla Stan, the Old Town; Oslo and the Vigeland Sculpture Park; Bergen and the Floibanen funicular; Copenhagen, the Little Mermaid, and Amalienborg Palace; the largest lakes in Sweden and Norway; Norway’s largest waterfall; a glacier; a stave church; a historic fjord hotel; the spectacular Flam Railway; two mini fjord cruises; an overnight cruise through the Oslo Fjord; plus daily Scandinavian breakfast buffet and six delicious dinners. All in all…this tour is legendary!
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Select dates: Fridays - May 17, June 14, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, September 20, 2019
(This tour can be modified for private groups with different dates. If interested, please inquire)
Day 1, Friday: Stockholm
Transfer to your hotel upon arrival to the Stockholm airport. This evening, meet your tour escort who will be staying with you for the duration of your escorted tour of Scandinavia.
Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Stockholm.
Day 2, Saturday: Stockholm
Morning city tour of Stockholm with a local guide, who will take you on a guided tour of the Swedish capital. From Fjallgatan you will have the view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected with bridges. We will visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colors, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Afternoon at leisure or maybe join the optional tour to visit the City Hall – the place of the annual Nobel Prize banquet - and the fascinating Vasa Ship Museum with the unique wooden warship, which sank in Stockholm’s harbor on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact 333 years later.
Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Day 3, Sunday: Stockholm – Hamar
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway, passing through open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. We stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Varmland, located beautifully on the shores of Lake Varnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, we continue to Hamar, located right next to Lake Mjosa, Norway’s largest Lake.
Accommodation at Scandic Hamar or similar
Day 4, Monday: Hamar – Lom – Loen
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Your first stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. Northbound, we continue through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley. In Lom we stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Our route continues via Grotli to Loen. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains offer a picturesque and unique backdrop to your stay.
Accommodation at Hotel Alexandra in Loen.
Day 5, Tuesday: Loen – Briksdal Glacier – Balestrand
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning cruise on the UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view. After the glacier experience, sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as we drive towards Balestrand. Our route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park. Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort 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.
Accommodation at the historical Kvikne’s Hotel
Day 6, Wednesday: Balestrand – Bergen
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. Continue to Gudvangen, where you will board a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as you sail into the Naeroyfjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains. Disembark in Flam and continue with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss where the coach awaits our arrival and take you to Bergen.
Accommodation at Zander K Hotel
Day 7, Thursday: Bergen – Geilo
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. The guided tour of Bergen will take you to 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.
Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Floyen for a stunning view of Bergen. In the afternoon, continue towards the Hardangerfjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Make a stop at the impressive Voringsfoss waterfall with has a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and reaching the resort town of Geilo.
Accommodation at Storefjell Resort (or similar)
Day 8, Friday: Geilo – Oslo
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. This morning we head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch before going on the guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc. Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge.
Accommodation at Scandic Solli
Day 9, Saturday: Oslo – DFDS Cruise
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning free to continue exploring Oslo, maybe visit some of the famous maritime museums such as the Viking Ships or the Polar ship Fram. Late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen. Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or one of the cafés or bars on board. Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgasbord buffet.
Accommodation onboard DFDS in sea-view cabins
Day 10, Sunday: Copenhagen
Breakfast buffet onboard as you sail into Copenhagen. Upon arrival in Copenhagen meet your local guide showing you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals etc. Afternoon free to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own.
Accommodation at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Day 11, Monday: Departure Copenhagen
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Transfer from hotel to airport for your flight home.
OR inquire to extend your vacation!
Trip price per person is based on 2 persons in double/twin room.
Single Supplement applies: From $1093
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- Airport transfer to Stockholm hotel
- 9 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels) with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
- 1 overnight in sea-side cabins on board DFDS Seaways with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
- 5 dinners included: 1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo, 1 on board DFDS Seaways.
- English-speaking tour escort throughout the whole program.
- City tours of the capitals with local English-speaking guides.
- Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelts, toilet and free Wi-Fi on board.
- 2 Mini cruises on the Norwegian fjords of Geiranger Fjord and Nærøy Fjord – Sogne Fjord.
- Scenic rail road trip with Flåm Railway.
- Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier.
- Luggage handling at the piers for the overnight cruise.
- Airport transfer from hotel to airport in Copenhagen
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.