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12-Day Focus on Scandinavia Tour

Tour code: 926-959
  • Available: Mon, Fri, Sat
  • Depart from: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
  • Language: English
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Highlights:

Visit Bergen (St. Mary's Church), Lillehammer, Mariefred (Gripsholm Castle), Oslo, Stockholm (Stockholm City Hall).

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Copenhagen
  • Day 3
    Copenhagen - Odense - Frederikshavn (504 km)
  • Day 4
    Frederikshavn - Gothenburg - Oslo (389 km)
  • Day 5
    Oslo - Telemark (229 km)
  • Day 6
    Telemark - Vemork - Bergen (115 km)
  • Day 7
    Bergen
  • Day 8
    Bergen - Sognefjord - Fagernes (447 km)
  • Day 9
    Fagernes - Lillehammer - Karlstad (579 km)
  • Day 10
    Karlstad - Mariefred - Stockholm (68 km)
  • Day 11
    Stockholm
  • Day 12
    Stockholm
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Day 1 Copenhagen

Today we will gather in Copenhagen, Denmark. After checking into the hotel, guests are free to explore the city for the remainder of the day.
Standard Hotel: Quality Dan (F) at Kastrup or similiar

Day 2 Copenhagen

After a morning orientation drive, guests are free to spend the day in this Danish city as they wish. The tour guide can help arrange extra activities, such as a tour of local castles.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Osterport or similiar

Day 3 Copenhagen - Odense - Frederikshavn(504 km)

After breakfast, we will drive northwards, enjoying the scenery across the Great Belt Bridge, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Then we will stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's hometown, and via the Little Belt waterway, head to Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula.
Standard Hotel: Scandic the Reef or similiar

Day 4 Frederikshavn - Gothenburg - Oslo(389 km)

In the morning, we will take a ferry from Frederikshavn to Gothenburg, Sweden, where we will board a bus that will take us to the Norwegian capital of Oslo.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Boersparken or similiar

Day 5 Oslo - Telemark(229 km)

Our comprehensive morning tour will take us to the most famous places in Oslo, NO. We will visit Broadcasting House, Oslo City Hall, the National Theatre, Parliament, Akershus Castle and more! In the afternoon, we will head to Norway's Telemark region to spend the night.

Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies.

  • This large and distinctive building is home to the city council of Oslo as well as museums and art galleries. It is one of the most famous buildings in Norway in part because the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held here.
  • The National Theatre in Oslo is a Norwegian Cultural Heritage Site. It officially opened in 1899, but didn't come into its own until the second decade of the 1900s. It is located near Oslo's governmental buildings in the capital center.
  • This castle in Oslo was built around 1290 to protect the city from foreign invaders. It successfully survived all sieges that it was subjected to, mostly by Swedish invading forces.
Standard Hotel: Quality at Kongsberg or similiar

Day 6 Telemark - Vemork - Bergen(115 km)

Today we will pay a visit to Vemork. We will have a chance to visit the Vemork Musuem, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Afterwards we would take a ferry across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, with a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall.
Standard Hotel: Thon Bristol or similiar

Day 7 Bergen

Today guests may explore the Norwegian city of Bergen, NO at their leisure. There is an optional sightseeing tour that visits sights such as St. Mary's Church.

It is Norway's second largest city, as well as the largest and most beautiful port on the west coast of Norway, has been named as the "European capital of culture" by the United Nations. It is a "rain city" with a mild and rainy climate.

  • Built in the middle of the 12th century AD, this church is believed to be the oldest remaining building in the Norwegian town of Bergen. It is the only structure built during the founding of the city that has survived.
Standard Hotel: Scandic Bergen City or similiar

Day 8 Bergen - Sognefjord - Fagernes(447 km)

Today we will drive towards the Sognefjord, where we will embark for a breathtaking cruise on one of Norway's mightiest fjords. After that we will continue to the Fagernes area.

Best known as the largest fjord in Norway, and longest in the world, Sognefjord is a breathtaking destination and UNESCO world heritage site. Visitors can experience dramatic mountain scenery and traverse still waters on boats connecting settlements along the fjord.

Standard Hotel: Hotel Scandic Valdres or similiar

Day 9 Fagernes - Lillehammer - Karlstad(579 km)

From Fagernes we will travel to Lillehammer, NO, the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. We will then cross into Sweden, where we will spend the night in city of Karlstad, SE.

Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. The city centre is a late 19th-century concentration of wooden houses, which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the northern part of lake Mjosa and the river Lagen, surrounded by mountains.

Standard Hotel: Scandic or similiar

Day 10 Karlstad - Mariefred - Stockholm(68 km)

In the morning, we will head east to the town of Mariefred, SE, where we will see the amazing Gripsholm Castle. We will continue east from there, making our way to the Swedish capital of Stockholm for the night.

Mariefred is a locality situated in Strangnas Municipality, Sodermanland County, Sweden with 3,726 inhabitants in 2010. The name is derived from that of the former Carthusian monastery here, Mariefred Charterhouse, and means "Peace of Mary".

  • This magnificent Renaissance-style castle not far from Stockholm, Sweden dates back to the early 16th century. It sits on the shores of Lake Malaren and was originally built for King Gustav I on the site of an old fortress.
Standard Hotel: Scandic Alvik or similiar

Day 11 Stockholm

Today we will spend an entire day in what is considered to be the most beautiful city in all of Scandinavia, Stockholm, SE. Our tour of the Swedish capital covers all of the famous locations, such as the Stockholm City Hall.

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries. It is the only capital in the world with a national urban park.

  • One of Stockholm's biggest tourist draws, the city hall is not just a governmental building, but also the home of the Nobel Prize banquet and a National Romantic architectural landmark. It sits demurely on the banks of the bay Riddarfjarden.
Standard Hotel: Scandic Alvik or similiar

Day 12 Stockholm

After breakfast the tour concludes.

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