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Four Capitals & Fjords of Norway Tour
Explore the most interesting sites of the four Nordic capitals; Helsinki, by the Baltic Sea, known for interesting architecture and design, with the beautiful Helsinki cathedral, Stockholm, with numerous canals and a picturesque old town, Copenhagen, with the Little Mermaid and historical castles and, finally, Oslo, beautifully situated between the Oslofjord and the forested hills.
Arrival in Stockholm according to your own schedule and transfer on your own to your hotel. Stockholm is beautifully situated on the water, with numerous canals and a picturesque old town.
Your tour escort will meet you at 7.50pm (before dinner) in the hotel lobby, where you‚Äôll also meet your fellow travellers.
Dinner and accommodation in superior rooms at Clarion Hotel Sign, a first class centrally located hotel.
After breakfast, meet your driver and private coach which will be with you the following days of your tour.
Discover Stockholm during a 4 hours city sightseeing with a local guide. Main sights of interest are the old town (Gamla Stan), the Royal Palace, the Parliament buildings, the Island of Djurg√•rden and the City Hall with its famous golden and blue halls (entrance to City Hall included).
Afternoon free in Stockholm. We can recommend a visit to the impressive Vasa Museum or one of the popular canal tours.
Accommodation in superior rooms at Clarion Hotel Sign.
Please note that dinner is not included today because our experience shows that in Stockholm guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice. Your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations.
Overnight Ferry, Stockholm - Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
After breakfast, morning free in Stockholm for exploring this beautiful city, often called the Venice of the North because of its many canals and waterways. We can recommend the 2 hours boat tour ‚ÄúUnder the Bridges of Stockholm‚ÄĚ. Afternoon coach transfer for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Tallink Silja Line. 4.45pm: Start of your cruise to Helsinki, sailing slowly through the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands.
Buffet dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, shops, casino, bars. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.
Overnight Ferry, Helsinki to Stockholm
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Enjoy your buffet breakfast, as you sail into Helsinki.
Visit Helsinki in the morning during a 3 hours city sightseeing with local guide. Sights of interest are the Sibelius Monument and Park, the Senate Square and the Cathedral (no entrances included). Afternoon free for shopping or exploring this bustling city on the Baltic. 5.00pm: Embarkation on Tallink Silja Line ferry for return cruise to Stockholm. Buffet dinner on board and accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC.
After a delicious buffet breakfast on board, arrive back in Stockholm at 09.30am. The tour continues by coach through the pleasant countryside of Southern Sweden towards J√∂nk√∂ping by Lake V√§ttern.
Stop for lunch en route at local restaurant. Continue through the provinces of Sm√•land and Sk√•ne to the city of Malm√∂. Cross over the √ėresund Bridge to arrive in wonderful Copenhagen during the early evening.
Dinner and accommodation in superior rooms at Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel, located in the city center by the charming Nyhavn harbour, with numerous waterside restaurants and vintage sailing ships, and close to the Str√∂get pedestrian street.
Breakfast at your hotel, followed by a 3 hours sightseeing tour of Copenhagen with a local guide. Sights of interest are the Christiansborg palace, the Royal theatre, the City Hall, the Royal palace Amalienborg, the old harbour of Nyhavn, the Little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain and the Rosenborg castle (no entrances included).
Afternoon free in Copenhagen. We can recommend a tour down the popular pedestrian shopping street ‚Äď Str√łget, or a visit to Rosenborg Palace. You might also be interested in visiting the famous Tivoli Gardens (entrance not included).
Accommodation in superior rooms at Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel. Please note that dinner is not included today because our experience shows that in Copenhagen guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice. Your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations.
After breakfast, morning free in Copenhagen for shopping and sightseeing. We recommend a guided boat tour on the canal.
Afternoon transfer by coach to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at approx. 2.15pm
Enjoy a delicious Scandinavian buffet dinner as you cruise gently up the Kattegat on your way to Oslo. There is dancing and entertainment on board, or you may prefer to sit out on deck and watch the sunset.
Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.
Scandinavian buffet breakfast is being served on board, as you sail up the exciting Oslo Fjord to reach the Norwegian capital at 09.15am.
Explore Oslo on a 3 hours city sightseeing tour with a local guide and enjoy panoramic views of the Opera house, Karl Johans gate ‚Äď Oslo‚Äôs main street, Old town Christiania, Akershus Castle and Fortress, and the Royal Palace. Picturesque ride through some of Oslo‚Äôs prettiest neighborhoods to the Vigeland Park (entrance free of charge) with its more than 200 sculptures.
Entrance is included to the Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram, the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south.
Afternoon free in Oslo. Oslo is a great choice to experience architecture, museums and other attractions. Take a stroll through the new central city district Bj√łrvika and walk between Oslos' latest architectural additions; the Deichman Library and Munch Museum. We also recommend a stroll along Aker Brygge, a lively pier with numerous restaurants and departures for sightseeing boats on the Oslofjord.
Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel The Hub, centrally located close to the Karl Johan shopping boulevard.
After breakfast departure from Oslo, driving via H√łnefoss along
the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo.
Lunch in Geilo.
Cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping
to view the thundering V√łringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop
of 180 m. Descend the amazing M√•b√łdal Canyon to the idyllic
Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge, followed
by drive along the Ulvik Fjord, a branch of the Hardanger Fjord,
to the picturesque village of Ulvik.
Dinner and accommodation in rooms with fjord view at
Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.
After breakfast, start of scenic tour along the beautiful
Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the
towns of √ėystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around
midday. Afternoon 2 hours city sightseeing in Bergen with a
local guide, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower
Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled
packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter.
Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Admiral, right in
the heart of Bergen near the harbor.
After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Fl√•m Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side illage of Fl√•m offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Fl√•m, start of approx. 2
hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and N√¶r√ły Fjords,
both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in
the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls,
sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife.
After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the N√¶r√ły Fjord,
continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and N√¶r√ły Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne‚Äôs Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains. Fjord view room .
Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel's elegant dining room. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other interesting sites can also be arranged. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 13 Balestrand - Nordfjord - GeirangerAccommodation: Union Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fj√¶rland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake J√łlster. Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier. After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour‚Äôs cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords.
During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord
Day 14 Geiranger - Lom - Lillehammer - OsloAccommodation: Clarion Hotel the Hub
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
After breakfast discover the roads that twist and turn through
one hairpin bend after another to Geiranger Skywalk - Mt.
Dalsnibba - to experience a panoramic view of one of the most
scenically outstanding fjord area on the planet (weather permitting). Your journey continues across the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. Continue via Lake V√•g√•, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Drive alongside Lake Mj√łsa,
Norway‚Äôs largest lake, and arrive in Oslo, the capital, situated at
the head of the Oslo Fjord
Day 15 OsloMeals: Breakfast
Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Depending on your own schedule, if you have time free in the morning, we recommend a stroll through the new central city district Bj√łrvika and walk between Oslo‚Äôs latest architectural additions; the Deichman Library and Munch Museum. Transfer on your own to OsloGardermoen Airport in connection with your flight home.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Oslo. Due to the nature of this tour organization, there may be tour participants and escorts who will join or leave the tour at certain transit points. We hope this does not create any distraction and is understood it is a means to offer as much variety to the customers as possible.
Price Includes2 Lunches on Days 5, 9, 13
2 Hours City Sightseeing of Bergen With a Local Authorized Guide.
Ride Ride on the Bergen and Fl√•m Railways, Voss ‚Äď Myrdal - Fl√•m.
Cruises on Aurland, Naeroy and Geiranger Fjords
Excursion in ‚Äútroll Car‚ÄĚ to the Briksdal Glacier.
Toll Fee to Geiranger Skywalk.
Luggage Assistance at All Hotels While With the Group
English Speaking Tour Escort
Transportation by Private Coach Throughout
Price Does Not IncludeTransatlantic Air
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
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