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Scenic Norway With Stockholm & Helsinki
Northern Highlights & Baltic Cruise
You may also take longer or shorter versions of this tour.
Scenic Norway Tour - 8 days, Oslo to Oslo
Scenic Norway & Stockholm Tour - 10 days, Oslo to Stockhom
Scenic Norway With Stockholm, Helsinki & Copenhagen - 14 days, Oslo to Copenhagen
Transfer from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel, Oslo, centrally located close the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.50 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby
After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Afterwards departure from Oslo, driving via HÃ¸nefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Gol.Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering VÃ¸ringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel , ideally located on the banks of the fjord. Fjord view room
After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing MÃ¥bÃ¸dal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge. Start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Ã˜ystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon 2 hours
tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. FlÃ¸ien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, a hotel centrally located close to the pedestrian shopping streets and within walking distance of the old Bryggen harbour.
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 FlÃ¥m Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of FlÃ¥m offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in FlÃ¥m, start of
approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow lands and NÃ¦rÃ¸y 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 NÃ¦rÃ¸y Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and NÃ¦rÃ¸y Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikneâ€™s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord . Fjord view room in modern building.
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 hotels 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 noteworthy sites can also be arranged.
Day 6 Balestrand - Nordfjord - Briksdal - GeirangerAccommodation: Union Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Departure from your hotel on a one hour fjord cruise to FjÃ¦rland. Continue by coach along the scenic route passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe to the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord making a detour at Olden to visit the famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best view. A typical Norwegian lunch is served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. Here you go onboard the ferry for the one hour cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close to some magificent waterfalls such as the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the famous Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.
Day 7 Geiranger - Lom - Lillehammer - OsloAccommodation: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake VÃ¥gÃ¥, efore
descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake MjÃ¸sa, Norwayâ€™s largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner at hotel or local restaurant. Accommodation at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel.
After breakfast the tour continue by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into the attractive province of VÃ¤rmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake VÃ¤nern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad. After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a new first class hotel centrally located.
The day starts with a 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting 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 possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner today is not included, because our experience shows that in Stockholm guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their choice. Your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations.
Overnight Ferry, Stockholm - Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Guests continuing on the Baltic Cruise to Helsinki have morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. 16.45 hrs: Departure of cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly through the lovely archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. 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. Spend a whole day in this exciting city on the Baltic, retaining your cabin on the ship. Morning 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. 17.00 hrs: Embarkation for return cruise to Stockholm. Dinner and accommodation on board.
Day 12 StockholmMeals: Breakfast
After a tasty buffet breakfast, arrive back in Stockholm at 9.30 am. Transfer from the Silja Line terminal to Stockholm Airport for flight home.
To allow time for disembarkation, transfer to airport (situated 60 km. from Stockholm, security controls and possible delays, we strongly advise clients not to book flights departing before 13.00 hours.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Copenhagen. 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.
Transfers airport or quay/hotel on first and last days to correspond with arrival/departure times.
Price IncludesTransportation by Deluxe Air Conditioned Touring Coach
2 Nights Cruise W/Outside Cabin
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Entrances Per Itinerary
Meals As Per Itinerary
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Price Does Not IncludeTransatlantic Air
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