Country Roads of Scandinavia - Small Group

Country Roads of Scandinavia - Small Group

12 Days



Country Roads of Scandinavia - Small Group

12 Days Starting in Oslo and ending in Copenhagen

Visiting: Oslo, Ullensvang, Bergen, Stavanger, Lyngdal, Kristiansand, Hirtshals, Aalborg, Aarhus, Jelling, Odense, Copenhagen

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:


Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Trip Styles:

Luxury, Small Group

$6540 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $185

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Tour Overview

Treat your senses to a tour of Scandinavia’s towering mountains, crystalline fjords and Viking history. This immersive itinerary showcases the spires and ramparts of Akershus Castle in Oslo, the humming seaside economy of the Bergen Fish Markets and Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. The delights of the Fjords are front and center on the Lysefjord Cruise, with panoramic views and a close encounter with the iconic, 2000-foot tall, Pulpit Rock. In Denmark, pause for a little local dining in Aarhus where a farm-to-table feast of Danish delicacies is whipped up from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Across the Jutland Peninsula on the island of Fyn, the Hans Christian Andersen House tells the story of the famous fairytale writer—charting his life, loves and travels.


  • Choose between two carefully selected activities

  • Aarhus: Walk through the Botanical Gardens with your Local Expert and learn about Danish nature and flora.

  • Aarhus: Join your Local Expert to visit Den Gamle By open air museum, offering a trip through 300 years of Danish culture.

  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.

  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.

  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

  • : "One thing I really love about showing guests about Norway is how people have lived and flourished for thousands of years in harsh, unforgiving yet, stunningly beautiful landscapes."

  • Oslo: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 17:30, to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine.

  • Aarhus: Savour a delightful meal prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

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Day 1: Welcome To Oslo
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Europa, Oslo.
Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

On arrival at Oslo airport, your transfer will leave for the hotel at 09:30, 12:00 or 14:30. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 17:30, to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Day 2: Cosmopolitan Oslo Relaxed Start
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Europa, Oslo.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Sightseeing with a Local Expert includes views of Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace. Walk around the Opera House and marvel at the stricking contemporary architecture of the new Bjorvika district. Wander through Frogner Park, with its intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The afternoon is at your leisure to continue exploring as you wish. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the most modern ski jump in the world? Maybe explore City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held, or walk upon the famous architecture of Oslo Opera House.

Day 3: Oslo City To Ullensvang
Location: Oslo, Ullensvang
Meals Included: Breakfast

Journey across the Hardanger Plateau, Europe's greatest mountain plateau and the largest national park in the Nordic countries, before arriving at your hotel in Ullensvang.

Day 4: Ullensvang To The City Of Bergen Relaxed Start
Location: Ullensvang, Bergen
Accommodation: Hotel, Thon Rosenkrantz Bergen.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to the Coastal City of Bergen where you will visit the traditional train of the Flåm Railway, journey on one of the world's steepest railways through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountainside. This evening join your Travel Director at a Local Restaurant for Dinner.

Day 5: The Hanseatic Port Of Bergen Relaxed Start
Location: Bergen
Meals Included: Breakfast

A Local Expert introduces you to Bergen. The ancient Hanseatic port city still largely looks to the sea for its living, as evidenced by the picturesque and lively Fish Market, set in a charming location in the heart of the city. The market also has stalls selling a colourful variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and souvenirs. After seeing the 13th century Haakon’s Hall, there will be time to explore all that this exciting town has to offer. Perhaps you might like to visit the home of composer Edvard Grieg, before ascending Mount Fløyen by the only funicular in Scandinavia.

Day 6: A Coastline Like No Other Relaxed Start
Location: Bergen, Stavanger
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy the morning at leisure to ascend Mount Fløyen by the only funicular in Scandinavia or alternatively visit the home of composer Edward Grieg, located alongside the beautiful lake Nordås. Afterwards, travel along this incredible coastline and sail across fjords passing an abundance of islands. Arrive in Stavanger, one of Norway’s oldest cities founded almost 900 years ago. The city has continued to evolve with changing times and now the headquarters of the Norwegian oil industry, Stavanger is a fusion of old world charm and cosmopolitan flair.

Day 7: Lyngdal And Kristiansand
Location: Stavanger, Lyngdal, Kristiansand
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Parken, Kristiansand.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

In Lyngdal, tour the Wild Salmon Centre with a biologist guide, learn about protecting salmon populations and the local ecosystem. Observe the majestic fish in their own environment, via a unique indoor 'staircase' and viewing area. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive around the southern cape of Norway. Upon arrival in Kristiansand, your orientation walk of the city centre will show you the Dom Kirke and the Nupen Fountain. Savour a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Kristiansand To Aalborg
Location: Kristiansand, Hirtshals, Aalborg
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Say farewell to Norway as you sail across the Skagerrak to Hirtshals, Denmark. Your journey continues to Aalborg, Denmark's forth largest city. Take an Orientation of Skagen with your Travel Director.

Day 9: Journey To Odense Relaxed Start
Location: Aalborg, Aarhus, Jelling, Odense
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A vibrant mix of youthful energy and a blast from the past makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat of the pulse. Join your Travel Director for an orientation of the city centre. See the City Hall, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum -- topped with an immense and interactive artwork -- and Dokk1, the largest public library in Scandinavia. En route to Odense, you will stop for a tour of Jelling, visiting the Home of the Vikings Museum. Then cross the Jutland Peninsula to the town of Odense, on the island of Fyn where this evening we will join for dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 10: Odense And The Fairytales Of Fyn Relaxed Start
Location: Odense, Copenhagen
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Visit the Hans Christian Andersen House, a museum dedicated to his life and works. The newly reopened, innovative exhibition is a remarkable homage to one of the most famous Danes. Learn all about the famous fairytale writer as you follow his career, travels and love life. Later we travel to Copenhagen, explore the Tivoli Gardens for an evening of lights, flowers and sensory delights.

Day 11: Wonderful Copenhagen Relaxed Start
Location: Copenhagen
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Meet your Local Expert and pay a visit to Hans Christian Andersen's iconic Little Mermaid statue. Later, see Christiansborg Palace, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, the unusual Round Tower and Copenhagen Cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. The afternoon is at your leisure. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the Cofoco restaurant and enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner of sustainable ingredients, as you toast to the end of your Scandinavian adventure.

Day 12: Depart Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen
Meals Included: Breakfast

Departure transfers arrive at Copenhagen airport at 06:30, 09:00 and 12:00.

What's Included

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

  • Cruise in high-class cabins with sea views.

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  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

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

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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