Railway Journeys

Experience a wealth of Scandinavian culture, stunning landscapes and lively capital cities by train. Nordic Visitor offer a full range of railway journeys in the Nordic region. Our exciting vacations, tours and breaks promise spectacular scenery in memorable journeys in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Travel between cities in ultimate comfort on some of Scandinavia's most scenic railways and enjoy free time for sightseeing, activities, overnight cruises and more.

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The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip

(10 days/9 nights)

Denmark, Norway and Sweden, with fjords, palaces, famous capitals and medieval towns. It's classic Scandinavia, just as the name indicates! Starting and ending in Copenhagen, this 10-day journey includes scenic train rides, an overnight cruise, a fjord tour and more. Other cities with overnight stays include Oslo, Flam, Bergen and Stockholm.
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Price p.p. from:
EUR 1915
Product Id:
CBTP-16
Season:
All year
Duration:
10 days/9 nights
Departures:
Daily
Type of tour:
Railway
Special Offer:
10% Off
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

It saves to plan ahead!
For a limited time only, take 10% off any self-drive and/or train package in Scandinavia (Combination tours) with arrival between May through September 2015. Pay only 20% deposit during the online booking process. Offer expires October 5th 2014.

What are the other advantages of booking early?
- Hotels and guesthouses fill up quickly in summertime, especially in the countryside, so booking early allows us to reserve the best accommodations for you.
- You may be able to book your flights at a lower cost or take advantage of airfare sales.
- Extra time to plan for any optional activities along your travel route or to contact us for questions and advice.

Terms & conditions for this offer

  • Offer expires 5 October 2014.
  • For new bookings only.
  • Pay only 20% deposit of the total amount during the online booking process. The remaining 80% will then be due four weeks prior to your arrival in 2015.
  • Not valid for vacation packages already on special offer or in combination with other discounts.
  • “Self-drive” refers to standard packages with a rental car.
  • Discount does not apply for additional nights, optional activities or extra days with the rental car.
  • The discount will be displayed and calculated in the total price during the booking process.
  • Bookings of packages with this discount are not commissionable for third-party travel agents.

These are in addition to our standard terms and conditions for all bookings – see them here.

 

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Day 1: Welcome to Denmark

On arrival to Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport, you will be greeted by a driver and transferred to your centrally located hotel in the city. If you arrive early, we recommend getting the Copenhagen Card, which gives you free access to most museums as well as local buses and trains. Spend the night in Copenhagen.

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Day 2: Copenhagen & Cruise to Norway

Spend the early part of the day visiting such marvels as the Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, the colourful old harbour of Nyhavn, the famous Little Mermaid statue and more. And if time allows, make a trip to the Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks (open in summer only). 

In the late afternoon, check-in for your cruise to Oslo. The ship cruises gently up the Kattegat Sund on its way to Norway’s capital city. On board you can take part in the dancing and entertainment or just relax and watch the sunset from the deck. Spend the night in one of the ship’s cosy cabins.

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Day 3: Discover the Charms of Oslo

Today is yours to explore Oslo after arriving early to port in the scenic Oslo fjord. From your hotel conveniently located in the heart of the city, you have easy access to many of Oslo’s top attractions. To get the most out your time here we recommend the Oslo Pass, which provides unlimited travel on public transport and free admission to over 25 museums as well as discounts on many other attractions, restaurants and shops. Suggested attractions include the Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Jump Tower, the Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Royal Palace, Akershus Fortress and the Arctic expedition ship, “Fram”. Spend the night in Oslo.

Highlights:

  • Oslo
  • Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Jump Tower
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Royal Palace

 

 

Day 4: Over the Mountains to Flåm

Get an early start to Oslo Central Station for today's adventure. The Bergensbanen railway, voted one of the 20 best in the world, winds though Norway’s breathtaking mountainous terrain on its way to Bergen, taking you through the charming villages of Gol and Geilo before a stop at Myrdal to switch trains. The next 20 km of the journey is on the famous Flåm Railway, taking you 900 metres down to the charming village of Flåm, surrounded by the towering mountainsides of the Aurlandsfjord*. Spend the night in Flåm.

Departure Oslo: 08:11
Arrival Myrdal: 12:39
Departure Myrdal: 13:27
Arrival to Flåm: 14:25

* Please note that timings are preliminary and might change without notice.

We recommend that you book luggage transfer for the Norway in a Nutshell part of your travel. Your luggage will be picked up in Oslo and will be waiting for you upon arrival in Bergen. Pack an overnight bag if you spend the night in Flåm. Price per item is €40.

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Day 5: Sail Along the Fjords

Spend the morning in Flåm and visit the Flåm Railway Documentation Centre to learn more about one of the world’s steepest railway track. Then it's time for a boat ride into the World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe, with stunning views of waterfalls and small farms clinging to the steep mountainsides. After docking at Gudvangen, your journey continues by bus up Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road. This thrilling ride takes you around 13 hairpin bends, with a brief pause to enjoy the view at Stalheim Hotel*. From there, you will continue to Voss to board the train for Bergen**. Spend the night in Bergen.

Departure Flåm: 15:10
Arrival Gudvangen: 17:30
Departure Gudvangen: 17:45
Arrival Voss: 19:00
Departure Voss: 19:41
Arrival Bergen: 21:08

* Please note that the bus road up to Stalheimskleiva is only operated May-September. At other times the bus goes directly to Voss.** Please note that timings are preliminary and might change without notice.

 

Day 6: Bergen, City of History

Bergen, the “Capital of the Fjords”, is Norway’s second largest city but retains the atmosphere and charms of a small town. Here, your centrally-located hotel makes an excellent starting point for exploring the cultural and historical highlights of this must-see city. Visit Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which dates back 900 years as a major Hanseatic trading centre. Catch a glimpse of the local culture at the lively Fish Market or ride the Floybanen Funicular to Mt Floyen to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. Spend the night in Bergen. 

 

Day 7: Flight to Sweden

Fly to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. After arriving and settling in at your hotel in the city centre, take a stroll around the neighbourhood and dine as you wish at one of the many excellent cafes and restaurants. Spend the night in Stockholm.

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Day 8: Explore Stockholm

Use this day to explore more of magnificent Stockholm. To make the most of it, we recommend buying the Stockholm Card, which offers free admission to nearly 75 museums and free travel on the city's public transit system. Suggested attractions include the Vasa Ship Museum or City Hall’s famous Blue Hall, site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet. We also recommend a visit to the city’s charming Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow alleys and well-preserved medieval houses. Spend the night in Stockholm.

 

Day 9: Journey Back to Denmark

In the morning, board the train for Copenhagen and take in the idyllic countryside sceneryof southern Sweden as you sit back and relax. After arriving and settling in at your hotel in Copenhagen’s centre, we recommend a stroll down the famous “Ströget” street for some world-class shopping or a taste of Danish cuisine at one of its the city's fine restaurants. Spend the night in Copenhagen.

Approx. duration of the train trip is 5 hours and 15 minutes.

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Day 10: Departure

Today your classic Scandinavian journey comes to an end. If your flight is in the afternoon, why not squeeze in one last visit to a museum or some souvenir shopping? When it's time to head to Kastrup Airport, transfer will be provided by private car from your hotel.

 

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all travel needs. To ensure that the accommodations included in our packages meet our own high standards for quality and service, each establishment has been hand-picked by our local travel experts.

See the descriptions below for more information about each category of accommodation offered in this package. You can choose your preferred category in the booking process.

If your desire a higher standard of accommodation than offered here below, please contact us for possible upgrades.

Information about the cruise cabins
See information about the cruise cabins for Copenhagen - Oslo or v.v.

Rooms

  • 1 Person = Single room
  • 2 Sharing = One twin/double room
  • 3 Sharing = Triple room
  • 4 Sharing = Two twin/double rooms

Comfort

Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in three-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All provide breakfast (included in the price) and many have their own restaurant.

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Comfort

Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in three-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All provide breakfast (included in the price) and many have their own restaurant.

Due to the availability situation at the time of booking we are not able to guarantee the exact hotel before booking but here below you can see some hotels that we use often:

Helsinki: Scandic Hotel Continental
Stockholm: Hotel Lilla Rådmannen
Copenhagen: Comfort Hotel Vesterbro
Oslo: Thon Hotel Opera
Flåm: Fretheim Hotel
Bergen: Grand Hotel Terminus
Reykjavik: Hotel Fron

 

Quality

Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in four-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All hotels provide breakfast (included in the price) and have their own restaurant.

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Quality

Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in four-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All hotels provide breakfast (included in the price) and have their own restaurant.

Due to the availability situation at the time of booking we are not able to guarantee the exact hotel before booking but here below you can see some hotels that we use often:

Helsinki: Scandic Hotel Marski
Stockholm: Clarion Hotel Sign
Copenhagen: Hotel Skt. Petri
Oslo: Rica Grand Hotel
Flåm: Flåmsbrygga Hotel
Bergen: Clarion Hotel Admiral
Reykjavik: Reykjavik Centrum Hotel

 

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