Best of Norway, Sweden & Finland

Best of Norway, Sweden & Finland

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Best of Norway, Sweden & Finland

11 Days Starting in Oslo and ending in Helsinki

Visiting: Oslo, Gothenburg, Vrångö, Stockholm, Uppsala, Turku, Helsinki, Europe

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

ASY

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 16

Physical rating:

Leisurely

Age range:

16 to 99

Special diets catered:

Vegans, Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

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Tour Overview

Norway, Sweden and Finland have, for some time now, led the way in cultural cool. Perhaps the answer lies in the world-leading museums. Maybe it’s the innovative gastronomic scenes. Or perhaps it’s the beautiful waterside cities dotted with protected historic sites. Join us on this Nordic adventure to find out for yourself. With the help of our expert leader (and the excellent train systems), we navigate this undeniably attractive trio, stopping at the capitals of each – Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki – while also taking time to dip into smaller towns and visit natural wonders.

Highlights

  • Start your adventure with a boat trip around the idyllic bays of Oslo

  • Explore ‘the most sustainable city in the world’, Gothenburg

  • Visit the oldest city in Sweden, Uppsala

  • Marvel at the stunning Finnish archipelago with over 20,000 islands

  • Finish your adventure with a guided tour of Helsinki, capital of Finland

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start Oslo
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

The adventure begins in Oslo, the waterside capital of Norway. There’s a welcome briefing with our leader this evening, an ideal opportunity to meet the group and ask any questions you have.

Accommodation: Anker Hotel or Similar

Day 2 : Oslo Boat Trip; Free Afternoon
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

This morning, we enjoy a scenic boat trip around the idyllic bays and islands of Oslo.

The rest of the day is free for you to explore this culture-rich city. Perhaps travel to the nearby area of Holmenkollen for a visit to the Ski Museum, housed inside the monumental Holmenkollbakken (ski jump), which looks more like a work of art than a sports venue. At the summit of the jump tower, there are 360-degree views of the city, fjords and forests. Alternatively, browse the harbourfront Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, taste local flavours at the Vulkan food hall, explore the immense Akershus Fortress, or check out the cool shops in the Grunerløkka district.

Accommodation: Anker Hotel or Similar

Day 3 : Train To Gothenburg; City Tour And ‘Fika’
Location: Gothenburg
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

We take the train from Oslo to Gothenburg (approximately four hours), a scenic way to travel to Sweden. On arrival, we join our leader for a city tour and a traditional Swedish fika (a pastry and coffee break).

This afternoon is free for you to enjoy all Gothenburg offers. Perhaps embark on a cruise through the many waterways, passing the opera house, the fish market Feskekörka (literally Fish Church) and the old docks. Or visit the Gothenburg City Museum in the former East India Company House, which was built when the city was a major maritime trading centre. Alternatively, take in the architectural ensemble on Gustav Adolfs Torg, go shopping along the main boulevard Avenyn, check out the Skansen Kronan stone fortress, stroll along bohemian Långgatan street, or sip a coffee in the charming Haga quarter, known for picturesque wooden houses, a 19th-century atmosphere and hagabulle, a cinnamon pastry similar to kanelbulle.

Accommodation: Scandic Europa Hotel or Similar

Day 4 : Ferry To Vrango Island
Location: Vrångö, Gothenburg
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

Catch an early-ish ferry (approximately 1hr 20min) from Gothenburg to Vrango, the most southerly island of the Gothenburg archipelago. With a permanent population in the low hundreds and a strong fishing industry, it is best known for its stunning beaches and protected nature reserves, which you explore with the local guide. In the afternoon, relax at a floating sauna (payable locally) or maybe take a dip in the sea before returning to the city. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy Gothenburg, known as the most sustainable destination in the world.

Accommodation: Scandic Europa Hotel or Similar

Day 5 : Travel To Stockholm; City Tour With A Visit To The Vasa Warship
Location: Stockholm
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

We leave Gothenburg by train this morning and head to Stockholm, the cultural, political and economic capital of Sweden (approximately three hours). Arguably the most beautiful city in Scandinavia, Stockholm is packed with amazing architecture, pristine parks and clear waters. When we arrive, we enjoy an introductory city tour with our leader, which includes a visit to the Vasa Museum on the inner-city island of Djurgarden. The Vasa, a 17th-century warship, sank in 1628 on its maiden voyage in the harbour of Stockholm and was only salvaged in 1961. As one of the most visited sights in Sweden, the Vasa Museum displays the Vasa itself and all the objects found within the ship.

Accommodation: Hotel Lilla Radmannen or Similar

Day 6 : Free Day In Stockholm
Location: Stockholm
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

Today is a free day to explore Stockholm. There’s plenty of sights and attractions to keep you busy, so plan wisely. Connecting the 14 islands of the city, and blasted through rocky ground, the subway (Tunnelbana) system is like the longest modern art exhibition in the world, featuring pieces by more than 140 artists. Alternatively, soak up culture and try a cinnamon roll in Sundbergs Konditori, the oldest café in the city, dating from 1785. Also consider a self-guided Millennium walking tour, which is based on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson, or visit the Abba Museum. Alternatively, take a trip to Drottningholm Palace, home of the Swedish royal family.

Accommodation: Hotel Lilla Radmannen or Similar

Day 7 : Uppsala Day Trip
Location: Uppsala, Stockholm
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

After breakfast, we catch a suburban train to one of the oldest and most picturesque cities in Sweden – Uppsala. Soak in the incredible architecture, including the majestic Uppsala Cathedral, fascinating history, and peaceful fika vibe. Return to the capital and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, we board an overnight ferry to Turku, Finland (11 hours).

Accommodation: MS Viking Glory

Day 8 : Arrive In Turku; Walking Tour Of The City
Location: Turku
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfastdinner

We arrive into Turku this morning and take a transfer to our hotel. The rooms might not be ready on arrival, so we leave our luggage in the hotel storage and set off for a walking city tour with a local guide. Learn about the historic Aura River waterfront, the Old Great Square and pay a visit to the cathedral, considered the most valuable historic monument in Finland, and the medieval Turku Castle. In the evening, join the leader for a typical Finnish meal and beer tasting at a local restaurant and brewery.

Accommodation: Scandic Julia Hotel or Similar

Day Trip To The Finnish Archipelago
Location: Turku
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfastlunch

After breakfast, we board a ferry for an enchanting day trip to the Finnish archipelago, home of over 20,000 islands. Our exploration includes a visit to Selli, an island with a remarkable history. Since opening its doors to the public in 2017, Selli invites visitors to witness its unique allure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of this vast island cluster.

After learning about Selli, we board another ferry to Nagu, a coastal town on the southwestern tip of Finland, offering breathtaking views of the archipelago and an idyllic island lifestyle. Enjoy lunch at one of the cafes before free time on the island. We arrive back to Turku in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Scandic Julia Hotel or Similar

Day 10 : Train To Helsinki; City Tour; Free Time
Location: Helsinki
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

This morning, we take a two-hour train to Helsinki, our final destination. Upon arrival, we tour the city, discovering a wealth of historic sights and some of the gastronomic wonders of the Finnish capital. We take a short ferry ride to the magnificent Suomenlinna sea fortress, a World Heritage-listed site that was once an important point of defence for the city. The rest of the day is free and you can explore Helsinki in your own time.

A few options to consider are the city cathedral or the Design Museum. Don’t miss the harbourside market and market hall for local oddities. In the evening, join the leader for an optional farewell dinner to celebrate the end of your journey.

Accommodation: Hotel Arthur or Similar

Day 11 : Trip Ends In Helsinki
Location: Helsinki
Meals Included: breakfast

Our trip ends this morning. If you’d like to stay longer in this historic city, speak to your sales representative about extending your stay.

What's Included

  • Meals
    10 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners.

What's Not Included

  • Visas and vaccinations

  • Travel insurance

  • Single supplement

Food

All breakfasts are included.



The cuisines of Norway, Sweden and Finland possess many similarities yet retain their own gastronomic traditions inspired by the Nordic climate. Meat dishes mainly consisting of beef, veal and pork meatballs are one of the main elements of most Scandinavian dishes. Herring is also popular, as are other types of fish. Cooking is typically seasonal and uses a lot of mushrooms and berries. You will also find a large variety of vegetables (especially potatoes) featuring prominently in many dishes. Dairy products, including cheeses and creams, are heavily used here too.



Breakfasts are usually continental with a choice of eggs

Dinner is the main meal of the day; we usually stop en route for a hot lunch at a restaurant or cafe

Desserts are plentiful and varied with each country having unique sweets and cakes

The beer is renowned for its quality and taste, all countries visited on the trip also offer good wines and local spirits



Vegetarians and other dietary requirements can be catered for, but there may not be the same variety as you have at home. Please advise us upon booking.



The leader will accompany the group to a restaurant each evening but will provide recommendations if you wish to explore separately.

Accommodation

The accommodations selected for this adventure are a mix of three- and four-star hotels and an overnight ferry, each chosen for comfort and convenience. Listed below are the properties we usually use on this trip.



Oslo: Anker Hotel (nights 1 and 2)







Between the city centre and the trendy Grunerløkka district, this contemporary accommodation is in close proximity to the city highlights. It has free wifi and a bar-lounge area for you to relax in after a day exploring.



Gothenburg: Scandic Europa (nights 3 and 4)







Kickback at this four-star in the centre of Gothenburg, a modern hotel with a selection of amenities including a sauna and an indoor pool. It's only a short walk from the city's shopping streets.



Stockholm: Hotel Lilla Radmannen (nights 5 and 6)







Stay in the heart of the Vasastan district in central Stockholm. Surrounded by the most popular attractions in the city, this hotel offers homely rooms and a rooftop terrace.



Overnight ferry: MS Viking Glory (night 7)







Catch a ferry to Turku on the modern MS Viking Glory. On board, you'll find a choice of restaurants plus a comprehensive spa, including a snow cave and several pools.



Turku: Scandic Julia Hotel (nights 8 and 9)







Stay just a stone's throw from the River Aura in this three-star property in central Turku. Recently renovated, Scandic Julia has modern and comfortable rooms, free wifi and easy access to the sights of Turku .



Helsinki: Hotel Arthur (night 10)







Spend your final night in the centrally located Hotel Arthur, with Helsinki's most popular sights just a short walk away. It has cosy rooms and for a small fee you can enjoy one of the hotel saunas.

Check out our Q&As

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.

  • Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our local guides are English speaking.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our local guides are English speaking.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.

  • Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

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

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews of this Operator

Gergana Racheva  

Very helpful and prompt service

06-Jan-2023

Very helpful and prompt service. I called to check for an already booked trip and once we sorted this, the agent was ready to help me with another booking as well. He actually waited for me to book my flight tickets, answered all my questions, informed me of all my options. Exodus is a tour company I am using regularly due to the quality of their trips, ease of booking and helpfulness of their customer service team

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Tim Hardy  

Stunning walking. Walking the Amalfi Coast

04-Nov-2021

This trip takes you through the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean walking with a guide and also discovering the wonders of Pompeii and Vesuvius. The hotel had a nice feel as family run, spotless and comfortable rooms, we were well looked after for breakfasts and dinner each day, and the barmen fixed some mean cocktails for us.!

Paul Green  

It's amazing what you can do in a week! Cycling the Dalmatian Coast.

08-Oct-2021

This holiday was extremely enjoyable. The itinerary is well planned and the route takes you to a variety of destinations. Not having been to Croatia before I didn't know there were so many beautiful small islands and I loved the ferry and catarmaran rides. The coastal route we took was dramatic and the World Heritage sites in Split and Dubrovnik very interesting and worth visiting. The Adriatic Sea was warm, blue and inviting, good for swimming even in October. The hotels we stayed in varied in size from medium to large. I particularly liked the one just outside Dubrovnik as I had a sea view. Tourists were plentiful in Split and Dubrovnik but in the other places we stayed there was an end of season feel and it was quiet on the roads and in the resorts. The food was good and our guide was always able to recommend a nice restaurant for our evening meal. The weather in October was good for cycling - not hot, partly cloudy most days and one day it rained!

Mrs Y Morrison  

Fabulous company and trip

06-Jan-2023

We went overland from Cape Town to Zimbabwe through Botswana and Namibia. What a fantastic trip. Our first time with Exodus although we have travelled extensively around the world. We would highly recommend this company for such a brilliant trip - we got everything and more all at a good price. Thanks to everyone involved. We are looking at our next trip!

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John Edwards (Google Reviewer)  

I went cycling in Albania...

19-Aug-2023

I went cycling in Albania with exodus as my first holiday with them. Such a well organised and wonderful experience where I met multiple fellow travellers who have been advocates of them for many years. You can't argue with happy repeat customers and I'm planning my next adventure with them soon

Rob Burridge (Google Reviewer)  

I'v just come back from...

17-Jul-2022

I'v just come back from an amazing Wildlife & Wilderness trip in Botswana and I highly recommend Exodus Travels. Our guide Brian, was extremely knowledgeable on both the wildlife and history of Botswana and neighbouring countries. The other three staff, Abbis, Chief & Mr T, who accompanied us through out our 2 week trip, put in the hard work and made sure our camp was always prepared and that we we're well fed and looked after. The tour took us to some beautiful places and we saw some amazing wildlife, and on several occasions this was due to Brian's knowledge of the area and wildlife behaviour. Exodus have been very quick to respond to any queries I had, and the whole experience ran smoothly. I was also pleased to hear that during lockdown they provided staff with food packages 👍. I'd normally go on self organised trips, however, with this trip, the tour and guide Brian took us to places not possible otherwise and showed us things that we would'v missed out on. All of which were the highlights of the tour.

Daphne Partridge (Google Reviewer)  

After 14 roup adventure holidays...

26-Nov-2023

After 14 roup adventure holidays with Exofus we would not hesitate to recommend them as an excitingholiday company. They take you off the beaten track but offer great support and expertise :)

Charlene Matthews (Google Reviewer)  

Extremely helpful, professional company. Sara...

09-Mar-2021

Extremely helpful, professional company. Sara our guide for K2 was exceptional. Highly recommend! Wouldn't hesitate to book again with Exodus

Alison Payton (Google Reviewer)  

I've done 8 trips in...

17-May-2023

I've done 8 trips in the last 14 years with Exodus, and have been rewarded with a 10% discount on all future bookings. I feel very confident that I'll receive pleasant, efficient service, and have the unusual holiday experience that I'm looking for each time. I've trekked to the top of snow-capped peaks, wild-camped in the desert, seen amazing spectacles of nature, visited 4 capital cities in a week, and learned about local culture and experienced local hospitality in a way that I simply wouldn't on a conventional holiday. The quality of the accommodation and guides can vary, but this is mainly down to cultural differences and things that Exodus can't control. I've only ever complained once, my complaint was taken seriously, and I was sent a discount voucher - you can't say fairer than that. I remain a loyal customer.

johanna leonor (Google Reviewer)  

If you like to be...

07-Sep-2023

If you like to be mistreated Exodus is perfect for you. If you enjoy terrible choices for hotels and pseudo restaurants Exodus is perfect for you. Careless about their clients and loveless about their propositions. Exodus has been a dissatisfaction and disappointment about every dealing i and my group have had with him. Especially a man called Simone who just cares about the money he can get from you couldn’t care less about service.

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    Exodus requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

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

    Up to 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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