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Legends of Scandinavia

Norway, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki

14 Days / 11 locations in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland

The ultimate tour covering all the Nordic countries, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Helsinki!

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Oslo

Welcome to Oslo! Oslo is the capital of Norway, the “Viking Capital”, founded in 1040 by the Oslo Fjord, and home to many fascinating museums and beautiful green parks full of sculptures. In the very city centre you will find the Karl Johan pedestrian street, and

don’t forget to pass by the impressive opera house.Individual arrival to Oslo and transfer on own to the hotel (or include optional arrival transfer). Check-In is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the

hotel can assist with luggage storage. At 6 pm, meet your tour escort and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby for a short introduction to the upcoming adventure through the Norwegian Fjords.

Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection

Hotel Bastion or Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy, perfectly located within walking distance from the pedestrian street Karl Johan.

 
Day 2     Oslo - Lillehammer - Lom - Geiranger
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leave Oslo by coach, driving along the Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Oslo, towards the Olympic city of Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympic Games took place. After a brief stop in Lillehammer, continue towards Lom where we will have a photo stop to admire the 12th century stave church. Continue the journey through the Otta Valley to Geiranger.

Dinner and overnight at the beautiful Union Hotel Geiranger

 
Day 3     Geiranger - Balestrand
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, a 1 hour cruise along the spectacular, UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls:”The Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Arrival in the

village of Hellesylt and drive via the Nord Fjord and along the scenic route to Skei. En route a stop will be made to enjoy a Norwegian waffle with coffee. Continue the journey passing the Gaular Mountain National

Park, making a stop by the viewpoint before arriving at the idyllic village of Balestrand, located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful

place on earth. The area is known for its fertile land and fruit trees and before we will pay a visit to the Cider House to enjoy a tasting. Dinner and overnight in fjord view rooms at the historical Kvikne’s Hotel.

 
Day 4     Balestrand - Flam - Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leaving Balestrand might be difficult, but ahead awaits two of the most famous experiences in Norway, the Sogne Fjord and the Flåm Railway. Arrival in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøy Fjord - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls, and towering snow- clad mountains. Board a 2 hour’s mini-cruise of the Nærøy and Aurland fjords – both branches of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Disembark in the fjord side village of Flåm and after a short rest, board the world-famous tourist train Flåm

Railway, one of the most exceptional railroad trips in the world. With breath-taking views at every curve, it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal. In Myrdal, change of train and leave by the Bergen

Railway to Voss, where your driver will be waiting to take you to Bergen, the “Capital of the Fjords”. Overnight at the Augustin Hotel or Zander K Hotel, centrally located

 
Day 5     Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with your tour escort, covering the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings remain as in

the times of the Hanseatic League. Rest of the day off or join an optional, panoramic bus tour to the coastal side.

Overnight at the Augustin Hotel or Zander K Hotel, centrally located.

Optional:

Take a panoramic drive along the west coast through the fishing Island of Sotra up to Oyengarden for an opportunity to explore a different landscape and take in the wonderful views along this less travelled route. (Photostops along the way)

• Escorted by Tour escort

• Duration: 4 hrs

• $60pp (min 10 guests)

 
Day 6     Bergen - Geilo
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

After the breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, we will take the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord. Depart from Bergen and make a stop by the

impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters before entering into the Hardanger Fjord area with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Continue on the Hardanger

Mountain Plateau, crossing the Hardanger Fjord Bridge, and afternoon arrival in city of Geilo, famous ski area in the wintertime.

Dinner and overnight in the Vestlia Resort or Highland Lodge beautifully located by the Hardangerviddda Mountain Plateau

 
Day 7     Geilo - Oslo
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Drive back towards Oslo via the Hallingdal Valley. Upon arrival in Oslo, you will be taken on a city tour of Oslo with your tour escort. Famous sights include the Frogner Park with the

famous sculptures of the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the Opera house, the City Hall and much more.

Overnight and light self-served dinner at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion or Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy.

 
Day 8     Oslo
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast buffet at the hotel and check out. Make the most of the free morning – we recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or the Nobel Peace Center. In the early afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise towards Denmark and Copenhagen. Enjoy a large Scandinavian buffet on board as you sail through the Oslo Fjord.

There are a variety of bars and a nightclub on board. Accommodation on board in 2-berth seaview cabins with shower/ WC (no luggage service onboard)

 
Day 9     Copenhagen
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast buffet on board. Morning arrival in Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel after a city tour with your tour escort. Check in is guaranteed after 4pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. Head out to explore the Danish capital. Founded in the 10th century as a fishing village, the Danish capital is now a city full of beautiful buildings and exciting museums – but be careful, Copenhagen is a biking city, about 60% of the population use bike as their main transportation. Enjoy a walk along Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés in the old port area of Nyhavn, or maybe take a canal tour. Or, in the summertime, go to the harbor if you feel like taking if you feel like taking a swim with the locals.

Accommodation at the Comwell Portside Hotel located only 2 metro stops from the city centre or Scandic Spectrum Hotel 10 minutes’ walk from city centre.

 
Day 10     Copenhagen - Stockholm
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning transfer from your hotel to Copenhagen train station for departure by train (2nd class) towards Stockholm, Sweden’s capital. During this approximate 5½ hours train ride you will pass the world famous Øresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden. Arrival in Stockholm and transfer to the nearby hotel.

Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Hotel Sign

 
Day 11     Stockholm
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning city tour with local guide, including entrance to the City Hall where you can see the Nobel Prize room among others beautiful rooms. Rest of the day free to enjoy this wonderful city. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, was founded in 1252 and is built on 14 islands which is why it is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North”. It has many fun activities on offer, such as cruises on the Lake Mälaren, the interactive ABBA Museum, or go on a boat & bus sightseeing tour on an amphibian bus or perhaps just sit at a café in the Old Town and enjoy a cup of coffee. Your tour escort will be happy to help you plan activities. Overnight at Clarion Hotel Sign.

 
Day 12     Stockholm
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Make the most of a free morning to continue exploring the city. In the afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise towards Finland and Helsinki. Enjoy your large dinner buffet with beverages included on board as you sail into the Baltic Sea. Make the most of the variety of bars, nightclub and tax-free shopping on

board. Overnight on board in 2-berth seaview cabins with shower/WC.

 
Day 13     Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast buffet on board before arriving in Helsinki. City tour 3 hours with local guide, including entrance to the Temppeliaukio church, or “rock church” excavated directly into solid rock. Check in is guaranteed after

4pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. Helsinki was founded in 1550 and has been under both Swedish and Russian rule until Finland gained its independence in 1917. Helsinki

is known for being home to very beautiful churches, like the white cathedral in the city centre, the orthodox cathedral Uspenski, but the city is also full of interesting museums, and don’t forget to look into some of the design shops of brands such as Marimekko, Artek (Alvar Alto), and Iittala. It is also possible to take a walk to the market hall on the harbour.

Overnight at GLO Hotel Kluuvi, centrally located hotel close to shopping and the famous Esplanade Park

 
Day 14     Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast buffet at the hotel and transfer on own (or book an optional transfer) to Helsinki Airport Vantaa

 
Price Includes
Hotel Accommodation With Breakfast
Meal Package - 6 Dinners
1 X English Speaking Tour Escort for Duration: Oslo to Helsinki
1x Geirangerfjord Mini Cruise
1x Norwegian Waffles Including Coffee/Tea
1x Cider Tasting
1x Sognefjord Mini Cruise in Eco Boat
1 X Train from Flåm to Myrdal
1x Train from Myrdal to Voss
1x Return Ticket for Funicular Train Bergen
1x Entrance to the Fram Museum in Oslo
1 X Train from Copenhagen to Stockholm
1 X Entrance to Stockholm City Hall
1 X Entrance to Rock Church Helsinki
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