Spectacular Scandinavia & its Fjords - Classic Group

15 Days Starting in Copenhagen, Denmark and ending in Oslo, Norway

Visiting: Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens, Gothenburg, Lake Vattern, Stockholm, Sigtuna, Uppsala, Falun, Lillehammer, Fossbergom, Geiranger, Fjærland, Leikanger, Flam Railway, Bergen, Oslo

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Insight Vacations

Tour code:

E941ZM19

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Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

Tour the Nobel Peace Prize banquet halls in Stockholm and ascend almost 1000-metres above sea level on the famous Flam railway, en route to Bergen. This 15-day tour of Scandinavia’s glassy fjords and sky-scraping mountains is a tonic for the soul as you journey from Sweden’s scenic farmlands to cosmopolitan Stockholm. Enjoy Uppsala sightseeing and meet Hans Odoo—a passionate local storyteller who’ll regale you with tales of Sweden’s first botanical garden, before you’re whisked away to a farm to table Falun dinner with fresh, locally-sourced produce. In Norway, set sail through the deep glassy waters of the Geirangerfjord, surrounding by towering ice capped mountains and lush green forests.

Highlights

  • Fjaerland: Visit the interactive Norwegian Glacier Museum or take a walk through the village of Fjærland with a Local Expert

  • Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens

  • Copenhagen: View Christiansborg Palace, the cathedral, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, and the Rundertaarn

  • Stockholm: Visit Gamla Stan to see the cathedral and wander the narrow streets of the Old Town

  • Gothenburg: Learn about the region’s culture and nautical history with your Local Expert

  • Stockholm: Step inside the City Hall to see the Golden Hall and the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held

  • Lom: Visit the Norwegian stave church dating back to 1158

  • Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord

  • Flam Railway: Journey on one of the world's steepest railways through the narrow Flåm Valley

  • Bergen: With your Local Expert, see the Fish Market and marvel at the 13th century Haakon's Hall

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Copenhagen

Location: Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen.

Accommodation Name: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Greetings to you, Copenhagen! Spend your afternoon at leisure to relax and settle in before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for drinks and a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner. In the evening visit the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.

Day 2 : Wonderful Copenhagen

Location: Copenhagen

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen.

Accommodation Name: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

A Local Expert will reveal the charm of Denmark's capital. Meet Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbour and see Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Government. Continue to Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and Copenhagen Cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. View the unusual Rundertaarn and enjoy an afternoon at your leisure, relaxing or exploring at your pace. Perhaps take an Optional Experience into the picturesque Danish countryside to see the castles of North Zealand?

Day 3 : On To Gothenburg

Location: Gothenburg

Accommodation: Elite Plaza Hotel, Gothenburg.

Accommodation Name: Elite Park Avenue Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Continue along Sweden’s west coast to the cosmopolitan port city of Gothenburg. On arrival, explore with your Local Expert and learn about the region’s culture and nautical history. Perhaps choose to delve into the heritage of Volvo - one of Sweden’s most recognisable exports. The evening is at your leisure. Take a stroll along the leafy boulevards and enjoy dinner in one of the city’s many restaurants.

Day 4 : Scenic Farmlands Of Sweden

Location: Gothenburg, Lake Vattern, Stockholm

Accommodation: Hilton Stockholm Slussen.

Accommodation Name: Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy views of the patchwork of fertile farmlands, as you journey along the shores of Lake Vättern to the Swedish capital. Stop at Grännaberget café for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER ® Experience of Swedish Fika of coffee and freshly baked pastries. This experience advances SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, promoting the regional heritage of the local area and preservation of traditional Swedish houses.

Day 5 : Stockholm, City Of Islands

Location: Stockholm

Accommodation: Hilton Stockholm Slussen.

Accommodation Name: Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Meals Included: Breakfast

See the charms of Sweden's capital with your Local Expert. Wander the medieval streets of Gamla Stan and see the 13th-century cathedral. Visit the imposing City Hall to see its fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall, with its walls covered in 18 million gilded mosaic tiles, and the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held. There's free time in the afternoon for you to explore at your own pace. Perhaps visit the fabulous Vasa Galleon, raised from Stockholm's harbour-bed in 1961 after sinking on its maiden voyage in 1628?

Day 6 : Sigtuna, Uppsala And Falun

Location: Stockholm, Sigtuna, Uppsala, Falun

Accommodation: First Grand Hotel Falun.

Accommodation Name: First Grand Hotel Falun

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Travel to the historic city of Uppsala, seat of Scandinavia’s oldest university. Meet Hans Odoo, a passionate local storyteller, who will share the fascinating history of the Carl Linneaus Garden on a guided tour. You’ll learn about Sweden’s first botanical garden and its 1300 species of flora and fauna. Travel to Falun, an old historic mining town. In the evening, enjoy a delightful meal at a local restaurant, prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Day 7 : Lillehammer

Location: Falun, Lillehammer

Accommodation Name: Scandic Lillehammer Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

With your Travel Director see the Falun Copper Mine and the Great Pit, a vast crater created by an enormous mine collapse in 1687. Later on in the morning travel along the shores of Lake Siljan to Mora, the home of Sweden’s infamous 17th-century witch trials. Continue deep into the forested heart of the country to reach Sälen, the starting point for the world’s oldest and longest cross-country ski race, Vasaloppet. This 90 kilometre race across the snow has been challenging skiers since 1922. Later cross the border into Norway and pass Hamar with its Olympic ice skating rink which resembles an upturned Viking ship. Journey along the shores of Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, to arrive at Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Day 8 : Geiranger, Jewel Of The Fjords

Location: Lillehammer, Fossbergom, Geiranger

Accommodation: Hotel, Union Geiranger.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Union Geiranger

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Journey northwest from Lillehammer, travelling through the countryside of Peer Gynt, immortalised by Ibsen. At Lom, visit the Norwegian stave church dating back to 1158. Continue along winding roads that pass waterfalls, rivers, ice fields, lakes and snow-capped peaks. For the next two nights you will stay in the scenic village of Geiranger, overlooking fjords and soaring mountains.

Day 9 : Geiranger At Leisure

Location: Geiranger

Accommodation: Hotel Union Geiranger.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Union Geiranger

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Enjoy a relaxed start and a day reserved for your leisure amongst the most breathtaking scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps join an Optional Experience for an incredible scenic drive along the amazing Troll's Road? The road itself was a masterpiece of engineering when it was built over 70 years ago and the spectacular views will leave you speechless.

Day 10 : Fjærland And Fjordland

Location: Geiranger, Fjærland, Leikanger

Accommodation: Leikanger Fjord Hotel.

Accommodation Name: Leikanger Fjord Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

After a relaxed morning, take a scenic cruise along the Geirangerfjord. Your travels continue to the Bøya Glacier for a photo-stop. Explore Fjærland with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the interactive Norwegian Glacier Museum at the foot of the Jostedal Glacier, the largest icecap in continental Europe. Alternatively, take a walk through the village of Fjærland with a Local Expert and hear about life between the fjord and the glacier. Then enjoy a scenic drive onto your historic fjord hotel in Leikanger. Delight in a dinner of fresh and locally sourced produce.

Day 11 : The Flåm Railway To Bergen

Location: Leikanger, Flam Railway, Bergen

Accommodation Name: Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cross the serene waters of magnificent Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway. Then embark on a spectacularly scenic journey aboard the Flåm Railway, ascending from sea level to 914 metres. On the Hardangerfjord hear how eight generations of a family-run farm have worked on the land, producing fruit, berries and various jams, jellies, traditional spreads, cake and other delicious treats. Sample their fresh apple juice and homemade cider. Travel on to your hotel in the historic port of Bergen.

Day 12 : The Hanseatic Port Of Bergen

Location: Bergen

Accommodation: Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz, Bergen.

Accommodation Name: Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

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 13 : Mountains And Fjords To Oslo

Location: Bergen, Oslo

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo.

Accommodation Name: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo

Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel along scenic and varied landscapes to Oslo, drive past some of Norway's most picturesque ski-resorts. Leaving the seaside town of Bergen, your journey continues climbing up to elevations of 1200m (3930ft) offering moon like scenery and passing some of Norway’s ski resorts on the Hardanger Plateau. After returning to lower areas you’ll be driving among dense forests before reaching the capital city of Oslo.

Day 14 : Cosmopolitan Oslo

Location: Oslo

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo.

Accommodation Name: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

With your Local Expert, see the Royal Palace and the spires and ramparts of Akershus Castle, the 14th century fortress guarding the harbour. At Frogner Park, view the intriguing Vigeland sculptures. Exploe the area around the Opera House and see the strikingly modern architecture of the Bjorvika neighbourhood. In the evening, round off your Scandinavian adventure with a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant. Over a glass of wine, toast to your travels with your newfound friends.

Day 15 : Out Of Oslo

Location: Oslo

Accommodation Name: on

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Scandinavian exploration has come to an end.

What's Included

  • Insight Experiences

    Meet Hans Odoo, a passionate Uppsala local and storyteller, who will share the fascinating history of the Carl Linneaus Garden on a guided tour. You’ll learn about Sweden’s first botanical garden and its 1300 species of flora and fauna.

  • Authentic Dining

    Enjoy a delightful meal at a local restaurant, prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients at a Farm-to-Table dinner.

  • Top Rated Highlights

    With your Local Expert, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace. Take a moment to contemplate the interesting Vigeland sculptures when you visit Frogner Park.

  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

    Every one of our tours includes at least one conscious travel experience that supports one or more or the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

    International and domestic airfare not included.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended.

  • Personal Expenses

    Expenses of a personal nature like souvenirs, laundry, and phone calls are not included.

  • Meals

    Some meals are not included as specified in the itinerary.

  • Optional Activities

    Costs for optional activities are not included.

Mode of Transport

Journey on one of the world's steepest railways through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountainside of the narrow Flåm Valley.

Accommodation

Stay at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen, Elite Park Avenue Hotel in Gothenburg, Hilton Stockholm Slussen, First Grand Hotel Falun, Scandic Lillehammer Hotel, Hotel Union Geiranger, Leikanger Fjord Hotel, Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz in Bergen, and Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo.

Check out our Q&As

  • What are the pick-up and drop-off times?

    Pick-up times in Copenhagen are at 09:00, 12:00, and 15:00. Drop-off times in Oslo are at 07:15 and 10:15.

  • Are there any meals included?

    Yes, the tour includes 2 Dinners with Wine (DW), 14 Breakfasts (B), and 5 Dinners (D).

  • What are the highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include the option to choose between two carefully selected activities in Fjaerland, visiting the Norwegian Glacier Museum, taking a walk through the village of Fjærland with a Local Expert, enjoying the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned coach, experiencing enhanced hygiene protocols, working with establishments that adhere to high well-being standards, availability of hand sanitizer on board, and insightful quotes from a Travel Director about Norway and the joy of discovery.

  • What type of accommodations can I expect on this tour?

    Accommodations on this tour include the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen, Elite Park Avenue Hotel in Gothenburg, Hilton Stockholm Slussen, First Grand Hotel Falun, Scandic Lillehammer Hotel, Hotel Union Geiranger, Leikanger Fjord Hotel, Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz in Bergen, and Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo.

  • What countries does the Spectacular Scandinavia & its Fjords tour visit?

    The Spectacular Scandinavia & its Fjords tour visits Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

  • What is the starting location of the tour?

    The tour starts in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • What is the ending location of the tour?

    The tour ends in Oslo, Norway.

  • What are the inclusions of the tour?

    The tour includes Insight Experiences such as meeting Hans Odoo for a guided tour of the Carl Linneaus Garden, Authentic Dining experiences, Top Rated Highlights like visiting Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace, and MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences which support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 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.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • 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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