Ultimate Tour of Scandinavia and the Fjords

   
 
 

Heart of Scandinavia With the Norwegian Fjords

By Motorcoach, Ferry and Ship

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We are pleased to offer you the ultimate tour of Scandinavia - a quality first class tour at a leisurely pace during which you will experience Scandinavia whilst staying at very good first class hotels right in the heart of each city. You will have time to explore the 3 capitals and you will travel through some of the most beautiful parts of Fjord Norway and Southern Scandinavia. The scenic highlights include the longest fjord in Norway - The Sognefjord, the Geirangerfjord and the Briksdal Glacier. In the area of the Fjords your accommodation will be at hotels belonging to "The Prominent Hotels of the Fjords of Norway". You will be travelling on the famous Flam Railway and cruising the fjords by ferries and boat. Bergen, the Capital of the fjords, will surprise and enchant you. In Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo, there is ample time to enjoy the amenities on offer and to get to know these capital cities, each with a distinctly different atmosphere. Throughout you will travel by first class coach and one of our professional Tour Managers will ensure you get full enjoyment of the fortnight.

If you are interested in travelling further East we also offer extensions to Helsinki, Baltic countries and to Russia. Please see:

Heart of Scandinavia & Helsinki

Heart of Scandinavia, Helsinki & Russia

Tour conducted in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Copenhagen
Accommodation: Skt. Petri Hotel

Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel. In the early evening your

Tour escort will arrange a get-together to give information about the tour

and give you a chance to meet your fellow travelers. Hotel in the Centre of Copenhagen.

 
Day 2     Copenhagen
Accommodation: Skt. Petri Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn and of course the Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city.

 
Day 3     Copenhagen - Oslo
Accommodation: Overnight Ferry, Copenhagen - Oslo
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning free in Copenhagen. Your tour

escort will be happy to advise you about places of interest to visit - we can suggest an optional tour to the three castles in North Sealand, including the Kronborg Castle of Hamlet. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 17.00 hours. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you cruise up

the Kattegatt. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC.

We strongly recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin.

 
Day 4     Oslo
Accommodation: Rica Grand Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Buffet breakfast onboard. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo around 09.30 hours, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit the world-famous Viking Ships Museum and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Evening free. Overnight at Grand Hotel or similar..

 
Day 5     Oslo
Accommodation: Rica Grand Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day free in Oslo. The bustling Aker Brygge Harbour, the Akershus Fortress, and other popular attractions are all within walking distance of your hotel. Your tour escort will assist you in planning your day and offer optional excursions.

 
Day 6     Oslo - Geilo - Hardangerfjord - Lofthus
Accommodation: Ullensvang Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure from Oslo, driving to the mountain

resort of Geilo for a stop. The tour continues passing the wild Hardanger Mountain Pleateau and the highest waterfall, Vöringsfoss, with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descend to the lovely Hardanger Fjord where you will be spending the night at the traditional Ullensvang Hotel, situated at the waterfront. Dinner and overnight stay.

 
Day 7     Lofthus - Voss - Flam - Balestrand
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today you will travel to the Sognefjord starting with a short ferry trip before a scenic train journey from Voss to Flåm. This train journey is one of the most famous in Norway and gives fantastic views of the fjord. In Flåm you will take a 2 hours cruise along the Aurlands, Naeröy and Sognefjord. After this you have a breathtaking ascent of the Stalheim Canyon, with impressive views of the Naeroy Valley, its mountain peaks and waterfalls. Continue by coach over the Vika mountains to Vangsnes, followed by a short trip by ferry crossing the Sognefjord. Arrival in Balestrand in time for dinner and accommodation at the magnificent Kviknes Hotel, beautifully located overlooking the fjord.

 
Day 8     Balestrand - Loen
Accommodation: Alexandra Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure from hotel by coach to Fjaerland. Visit to the glacier Museum. Continue by coach along the scenic route, passing the Jostedal Glacier (the largest in Europe) and the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful 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 troll cars to give you the best view. During the afternoon the tour continues to Loen. Dinner and accommodation at the first class hotel Alexandra in Loen.

 
Day 9     Loen - Bergen
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal
Meals: Breakfast

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Depart Loen for Bergen. Once again we drive the scenic road around Nord Fjord and Skei before arriving at Forde for lunch. The journey continues with a short ferry crossing from Lavik to Oppedal. Arrive early evening in Bergen – a World Heritage City. Hotel in central Bergen.

 
Day 10     Bergen
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal
Meals: Breakfast

Buffet breakfast at hotel. This morning you will enjoy a city tour of this beautiful Old Hansa Town, surrounded by 7 mountains. The tour escort will show you the Old Bryggen area and the popular Fish & Flower Market, the ancient Maria Church, Hanseatic Quarter, Old Bryggen Harbor and other famous sights.

 
Day 11     Bergen - Stockholm
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure transfer to international airport outside Bergen. We will take flight to Stockholm – the capital of Sweden. Arrival at Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm. Transfer to your hotel. Hotel in central Stockholm. Radisson Blu Viking Hotel or similar.

 
Day 12     Stockholm
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of thecity. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings,Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with the possibility of visiting the famous Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Hotel in central Stockholm.

 
Day 13     Stockholm
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day for independent activities. Your Tour

Escort will help you with information and suggestions of what you can do

and see in Stockholm during your free time. Tonight you will be served a

farewell dinner.

 
Day 14     Stockholm
Meals: Breakfast

Today your Scandinavian tour ends with a transfer to the airport.

 
Price Includes
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Sightseeing Per Itinerary
Accommodation As Indicated in Itinerary
Dinners As Mentioned
1 Night Cruise W/Outside Cabin
Tour Escort
Transportation
Daily Breakfast
Tax and Port Charges
Price Does Not Include
 Transatlantic Air
 Optional Excursions
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