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The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip

(10 days / 9 nights)

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All the Scandinavian staples in one incredible journey

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.

Type

Independent Cruise

Interest

Best Seller, Castles and Royalty, Classic, Countryside and natural scenery, Culture and History

Season

All year

Departure

Daily

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Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Nordic adventure.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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 My Stockholm Pass, which gives you free admission to a total of 75 experiences, free sightseeing tours, discounts to a number of restaurants, shops and much more.  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.

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  • 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.

Map

Here’s a map of Scandinavia, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Joanna, United Kingdom

The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip, August 2014

Arrangements exceeded our expectations

Very impressed with the arrangements made - easy to follow independently. Pleased with location and standard of hotels. Delighted with the service you provided from the first email correspondence with Irja, right through to being dropped off at the airport at the end of the tour. Everything was so well organized and easy to follow, the arrangements exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a great holiday!

Chris, United States

The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip, June 2014

Fantastic trip to Denmark, Norwary & Sweden

I travelled with family to Denmark, Norway and Sweden this month and had a fantastic time, thanks in large part to the excellent job that Nordic Visitor did in coordinating my trip. I customized one of their Scandinavian package deals by extending my time in certain cities and Nordic Visitor accommodated my requests. The hotels that they booked were very nice and all were close to tourist attractions and public transportation. The agency also booked some of the transportation, including a flight from Bergen to Stockholm, as well as all transportation for the Norway in a Nutshell tour, which was an awesome experience and the perfect way to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Norwegian mountains and fjords. I would definitely use Nordic Visitor again, if I ever decide to return to Scandinavia.

Fernando, Mexico

The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip, July 2014

Enjoyed all cities

Very good organization, All Hotel perfect and the combination of transport cruise train and flight was very good for us We enjoy all cities and all travels One of our best familiar experiences.

Jennifer Kleinman

The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip, July 2015

We loved the tour

...We loved the tour that Nordic Visitor provided. We added two days and were very happy with everything that we did. Thanks you!
Jennifer Kleinman, United States
 
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Accommodation

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Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in three-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All provide ..

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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 pro..

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Everything about this tour

Important Note: This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodations and train / ferry tickets (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train / ferry departure points by the specified times. 
 
50% deposit required: This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking since it contains certain travel arrangements. See details
 
Booking 
Advanced booking of at least three weeks prior to departure is recommended.
Extra nights can be added by request; contact us for details (Recommended extra nights: Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen or Stockholm).
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

 

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