Focus on Scandinavia

Focus on Scandinavia

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Focus on Scandinavia

12 Days Starting in Copenhagen, Denmark and ending in Stockholm, Sweden

Visiting: Copenhagen, Odense, Frederikshavn, Hirtshals, Langesund, Oslo, Telemark, Vemork øye, Bergen, Sognefjord, Fagernes, Lillehammer, Karlstad, Mariefred, Stockholm

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Tour code:

6910-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$2425
$2238 (USD) Operator discount: -$124 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$63
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Tour Overview

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes welcome you on this Scandinavia affordable tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and quaint towns. Experience Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark region, Bergen, Fagernes, Karlstad, and Stockholm. This spectacular Scandinavian tour features breathtaking scenery in Norway, known for its stunning fjords, the steep and majestic mountains, and the picturesque villages dotting the landscape. One of the highlights of this itinerary is a cruise on the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry and travel through Norway’s Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Stop for photos at Steinsdalsfoss, where visitors can walk behind the cascading waterfall without getting wet, and enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. In Sweden, drive through the scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes among the forested landscapes. In Denmark, drive across the Great Belt Bridge, one of the world’s longest bridges, and take a ferry from Denmark to Norway. Enjoy an orientation drive of Copenhagen and guided sightseeing excursions of Oslo and Stockholm. Visit Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and take time for a photo stop at Sweden’s Gripsholm Castle, a fairytale castle built in 1537, set in an enchanting rural landscape on the way to Stockholm. From fascinating cities and small towns to breathtaking fjord landscapes, this value-minded Scandinavia tour has it all!

Highlights

  • Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes welcome you on this Scandinavia affordable tour!

  • You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and quaint towns.

  • One of the highlights of this itinerary is a cruise on the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord

  • In Sweden, drive through the scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes among the forested landscapes

  • In Denmark, drive across the Great Belt Bridge, one of the world’s longest bridges, and take a ferry from Denmark to Norway

Places You'll See

Scandic Sluseholmen Copenhagen

Jutlandia

Scandic Helsfyr

Magic Hotel Solheimsviken

Straand Hotel

Hotel Scandic Valdres

Scandic Winn Karlstad City

Scandic Skärholmen

Scandic Sluseholmen Copenhagen

Jutlandia

Scandic Helsfyr

Magic Hotel Solheimsviken

Straand Hotel

Hotel Scandic Valdres

Scandic Winn Karlstad City

Scandic Skärholmen

Scandic Sluseholmen Copenhagen

Jutlandia

Scandic Helsfyr

Magic Hotel Solheimsviken

Straand Hotel

Hotel Scandic Valdres

Scandic Winn Karlstad City

Scandic Skärholmen

Scandic Sluseholmen Copenhagen

Jutlandia

Scandic Helsfyr

Magic Hotel Solheimsviken

Straand Hotel

Hotel Scandic Valdres

Scandic Winn Karlstad City

Scandic Skärholmen

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Copenhagen,Denmark
Location: Copenhagen
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Scandic Sluseholmen Copenhagen
Meals Included: Dinner

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.

Day 2 : Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Scandic Sluseholmen Copenhagen
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available.

Day 3 : Copenhagen,Odense,Frederikshavn
Location: Odense, Frederikshavn
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Scandic The Reef
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the Great Belt bridge, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown and, via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula.
Today’s Distance: 295 mi/ 475 km

Day 4 : Frederikshavn,Hirtshals-Langesund,Norway,Oslo
Location: Hirtshals, Langesund, Oslo
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Scandic Helsfyr
Meals Included: Breakfast

Take a pleasant ferry ride from Hirtshals across the strategic Skagerrak to Kristiansand to continue by road to Oslo, Norway’s capital city.
Today’s Distance by coach: 198 mi/ 319 km

Day 5 : Oslo,Telemark Area
Location: Oslo, Telemark
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Straand Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the National Theater, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you’ll spend the night.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km

Day 6 : Telemark Area,Vemork,Bergen
Location: Vemork øye, Bergen
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Thon Hotel Orion
Meals Included: Breakfast

Take the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the Vemork Museum, then travel along lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Ferry across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal with a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall. On arrival in Bergen, Norway’s picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport, start getting to know the city on the included orientation.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi/ 450 km

Day 7 : Bergen
Location: Bergen
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Thon Hotel Orion
Meals Included: Breakfast

Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 1,000-foot Mount Fløyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure or consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city.

Day 8 : Bergen,Sognefjord/Nærøyfjord Cruise,Fagernes Area
Location: Sognefjord, Fagernes
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Scandic Valdres
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking cruise on one of Norway’s mightiest fjords, the Nærøyfjord. On to the Fagernes area.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi/ 380 km

Day 9 : Fagernes Area,Lillehammer,Karlstad,Sweden
Location: Lillehammer, Karlstad
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Scandic Winn Karlstad City
Meals Included: Breakfast

First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. Continue towards Sweden through Värmland’s unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vänern.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km

Day 10 : Karlstad,Mariefred,Stockholm
Location: Mariefred, Stockholm
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Best Western Sthlm
Meals Included: Breakfast

Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. Its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Mäleren and the Baltic Sea. Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km

Day 11 : Stockholm
Location: Stockholm
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Best Western Sthlm
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including the City Hall.

Day 12 : Stockholm
Location: Stockholm
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    Breakfast-11
    Dinner-5

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

UNESCO Sites

Bryggen|Rjukan-Notodden industrial heritage site-Vemork|West-Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord|West-Norwegian Fjords- Nærøyfjord

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners

Notes

Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information at time of booking.

Accommodation

Scandic Sluseholmen Copenhagen



This modern hotel is located 5 km from downtown Copenhagen in Sydhavnen and offers a casual restaurant with menus reflecting its Nordic roots and a relaxing bar area with large-screen TV and pool table. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guest rooms and the city centre can easily be reached by public bus or water bus.





Jutlandia



Six-story Hotel opposite passenger dock, a few minutes walk from center of town.





Scandic Helsfyr



Scandic Helsfyr is located in Oslo, a 6-minute walk from Helsfyr Metro Station and the airport shuttle bus. It offers free public parking upon availability and modern rooms with free WiFi.





Straand Hotel



Located in the village of Vrådal in the western part of the Telemark region, overlooking lake Nissser, this historic hotel is surrounded by vast forests and mountains. The central part of the building dates back to 1864 and the property has been passed down through five generations. Today the hotel consists of 125 well-equipped guest rooms with minibar and Free Wi-Fi internet connection A restaurant serving delicious home-made traditional food and an indoor heated swimming pool with sauna.





Magic Hotel Solheimsviken



This contemporary design hotel is located at Danmarksplass Square in central Bergen where guests can enjoy the rooftop terrace with views of the city and surrounding mountains. Designer furnishings by Karim Rashid and a flat-screen TV are offered in all of the 217 guest rooms as well as a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and floor heating. The property is located in the popular Damsgårdssundet, close to a pedestrian bridge which connects to the city center and the famous Bryggen with a walking distance of approx. 1 mile. Public transportation is also available and it is just a short stroll to Danmarkplass and the light rail stop. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout and there is also an airy restaurant and funky bar.





Hotel Scandic Valdres



The Quality Hotel® & Resort Fagernes is ideally located on a lake and close to the Valdres Folkemuseum.





Scandic Winn Karlstad City



Situated by the Klarälven river, this eco-friendly hotel is within walking distance from Kungsgatan, the main shopping street. The in-house restaurant serves seasonal dishes with influence from around the world, and delicious cocktails can be enjoyed in the bar lounge or on the terrace. A well-equipped fitness centre, a sauna, a whirlpool and bike for rent are also available for further relaxation. Free Wi-Fi internet access is provided throughout the hotel. All 199 guestrooms have wooden floors and a seating area with a comfortable armchair. Further facilities include flat screen TV with satellite channels, iron and ironing board.





Scandic Skärholmen



Scandic Skärholmen hotel is located just outside Stockholm, next to SKHLM Shopping Center. It offers a large breakfast buffet, a fitness center with sauna and Free Wi-Fi internet access. The bright guestrooms feature modern décor and light wooden floors and come with a TV and a separate seating area with a desk.  The Skärholmen Metro Station is a short walk away from the hotel and provides a connection to Stockholm Central Station in approx. twenty minutes.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

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Excellent in every respect

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A wonderrful experience

09-Nov-2022

WE saw so much. The tour director Mladin was very knowledgeable and made the experience so enjoyable. The bus driver Paul was so nice and helpful. A couple of the hotels had no refrigerators to keep the water cold. We had to carry our own luggage to and from the rooms. There should have been porters to help us. Over all we had a great time.

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18-Dec-2022

The tour director expertise and personality made the trip all the more pleasant. No stress. The local guides as well added to the beauty of this trip. They were knowledgeable and personable. I also have to mention the travelers (the group of 21). The people were friendly an accommodating. This is my third trip with this tour company and I will continue to travel with this company due to excellent planning and customer service. Thank you

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Operator discount: -$124 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$73 (USD)

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    Cosmos requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of cosmos charges.

    Up to 65 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 64 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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