Trusted local travel experts
Excellent service provided by knowledgeable experts
Small groups guaranteed
Less is more when it comes to guided tours
We are proud of our service quality and great reviews
Flexible tour options
Our packages are customisable to your needs
We take care of all the details and practicalities for you
You are in good hands
While on your journey, help is never out of reach
Quick, secure payment and financial safety as standard
About Your Small Group Tour
Discover the natural beauty and chic cities of Scandinavia on a small group escorted tour, in which you’ll travel with an expert guide and a group of fellow adventurers. Relax knowing that you’re in good hands and everything has been organised for you.
When you book a guided tour with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:
• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A dedicated travel consultant who will arrange your tour
• An expert local guide to escort you and offer unique insights
• A maximum of 16 people in your tour group
• Handpicked accommodation for a comfortable and peaceful stay
• 24/7 phone support during your adventure for peace of mind
Nordic Visitor has made it as easy as possible to plan your small group tour. Start your journey by following these simple steps:
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
Why choose Nordic Visitor
Trusted local travel experts
Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor creates unforgettable travel experiences across the Nordic region. Our travel experts have all lived and travelled extensively in Scandinavia and use their in-depth knowledge to create your itinerary. Travel with us, and you’ll take home lasting memories.
Small groups guaranteed
Our guided tours have guaranteed departures and maximum 16 people. With a smaller group, you can enjoy a more personal experience -- where you can engage with the local expert guide -- and learn things you wouldn’t as part of a larger tour group.
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
Flexible tour options
Everyone’s travel wish list is different, so we are happy to customise your tours. You can add pretours before the main event, or extra days and activities at either end of your guided tour, meaning you can see all of Scandinavia that you want.
Relax and let us handle the details. You will receive a comprehensive tour itinerary with any additional extras you’ve requested. Additionally, we organise your stays in hotels and guesthouses, all of which are quality checked to our high standards.
You are in good hands
One of our travel experts is always on call 24/7 to handle any unforeseen situations during your trip. Unexpected delays or weather issues? No problem. Nordic Visitor will get in touch and rework your itinerary. We will fix your accommodation and re-book activities, while keeping you safe and informed.
Established and award-winning, Nordic Visitor has a tried and trusted online payment system for ease of use. All you need is an initial deposit of 50% and you can rest assured your preferred dates are secured.
Our Escorted Tour Reviews
Read and watch testimonials by our lovely customers who have experienced our guided small group tours.
The tour was highly enjoyable. We visited some wonderful places. Whilst we like to be independent, the organisation... read more
The tour was highly enjoyable. We visited some wonderful places. Whilst we like to be independent, the organisation of our transport and accommodation was very good and allowed us to really relax and unwind. There are many places we'd like to return to. More time in Norway is certainly on our agenda!
We thought our guide was absolutely wonderful..... he handled everything beautifully and made the trip so much fun... read more
We thought our guide was absolutely wonderful..... he handled everything beautifully and made the trip so much fun for all of us. I loved all of it, and I appreciated the amount of time we spent as a group and also the time to be on our own. The transportation from city to city was excellent, and the ferry ride to Oslo from Copenhagen was fantastic.
Certificate of Excellence
Your Guided Tour Highlights
- Discover the colourful Scandinavian capitals of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, as well as those of neighbouring Finland and Estonia
- Experience Norway’s legendary Flåm railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines
- Cruise along the magnificent and spectacular Norwegian fjords
- Step into Swedish history walking the cobblestoned streets of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan Old Town
- Board the Norway in a Nutshell ® tour to experience awe-inspiring landscapes
- Explore Scandinavia’s famous nautical past at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo
- See the world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage site of Bryggen Wharf in Bergen
- Visit Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens with its charming gardens, live music, and fun rides and games
- Check out vibrant Finnish style and architecture in Design District Helsinki
- Stroll through the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Tallinn and marvel at its medieval walls
Frequently Asked Questions
About Small Group Tours in Scandinavia
We’ve collected the most commonly asked questions and queries just in case you want to know more about our Scandinavian packages before you book. If you want more in-depth information on booking and the payment process, then please see our FAQs below or get in touch with us.
A small group tour is where you travel with a group of fellow explorers and a knowledgeable local guide, who’ll lead you on your Scandinavian journey. We keep our group tours at 16 people maximum because we want you to enjoy a personal experience, in which you can get to know your guide and learn all you can.
The price of each package differs depending on the itinerary and the date you choose. Once you find the package you want to buy on our website, add in the dates and accommodation options and our automated 'Find Your Price' system will calculate the final price for you.
When you book a small group escorted tour, the majority of the hotels and activities are booked and secured so we offer set dates depending on the package. These dates are available to view on the package page, or you can get in touch with our travel consultants for more information.
We advise that you first search for estimates for flights times and prices, then book your package online to secure it. Once your tour is confirmed by email, you can purchase your flights. If you have missed out on flights, please get in touch with us to change the dates of your tour.
You can extend your vacation by a day or more at either end of the journey. This means you’ll have more time to explore locations such as Stockholm at the beginning of the trip, or Bergen at the conclusion of your group tour. Ask your travel consultant if you want to add extra nights.
If you’re interested in starting off your stay with some sightseeing, we also offer optional bookable activities for extra days. Packages including Finland also feature optional pretours of Helsinki on the first day.
When you book our escorted tours, you’re guaranteed that the best accommodation is booked and activities are arranged, so we can offer flexibility by adding on days to the beginning and end of the tour, but we won’t be able to fully customise the package.
For an even more adventurous Nordic Visitor experience, we can also extend your trip with visits to Iceland, Scotland and Greenland. Contact us for details about custom packages.
We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all travel needs. Our comfort and quality options all include a tasty breakfast to start the day with and a comfortable and clean room -- the only difference is in the style of hotel or guesthouse. Each establishment is hand-picked by our local travel experts and is tested so we’re sure it reaches our high standards.
The weather in Scandinavia can be unpredictable, and weather conditions may change quickly, so bring warm or insulated waterproofs, and extra thermal layers just in case. Our tours through Scandinavia involve coastal cruises and train travel as well as outdoor activities and sightseeing, so be sure to bring comfortable footwear and a hat or cap in case it’s sunny.
For a more detailed idea of what to pack, check out our Norway packing guide.
We carefully choose our hotels for comfort and practicality so they are often in the city centre within walking distance of the stations. If you find the distance to be too long with your luggage, we recommend a short distance taxi ride, which can be arranged at the reception of your hotel.
Transfer points and connections are easy to find and clearly marked in the train and ferry stations. You will receive your ticket, information about transfer points and timings with your final travel documents.
During your trip you will need to transport your own luggage with you onto the next leg of your journey, so we recommend bringing a light suitcase on wheels. For added comfort during your Norway in a Nutshell journey, your luggage will be picked up in Oslo and will be waiting for you in Bergen, so remember to pack an overnight bag for your night in Flåm.
To ensure comfortable seating for everyone on our tours, we limit the size and amount of luggage each guest can bring. Each guest may take one suitcase or large bag, and one smaller item such as a small backpack or day bag for daily essentials like cameras, purses and medication. If you have any questions about luggage, your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.
Tipping your Scandinavian tour guide is entirely at your discretion. Should you want to show your thanks for your experience with a tip, we’re sure your guide would appreciate it.
We welcome children over the age of 12 to travel on our escorted tours.
A daily breakfast buffet is included at your booked hotels and cruises for the duration of your stay. You will also enjoy five dinners with the group, included in your package. They will include either a set 2-3 course dinner menu or a dinner buffet with a good variety of fresh local ingredients.
Please notify your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip.
Many tours include a fair amount of walking when sightseeing. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 3-5 kilometres during days where sightseeing tours are included. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding trains, buses and ferries.
Do you need to know more about our guided small group tours? We’re here to help so get in touch with us if you have any questions or special requests.
Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
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