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Legends of Scandinavia 2019

Legends of Scandinavia

The vibrant Scandinavian capitals are world famous for their trendsetting lifestyle and design influenced by the clean and powerful Nordic nature.

Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen offer you world class restaurants serving the new Nordic cuisine, cozy cafés and endless shopping opportunities.

Feel the wings of history as you walk through the medieval, cobble-stoned alleys of the Old Town in Stockholm, sail on the spectacular Norwegian fjords where the Vikings once sailed out to conquer the world or watch the change of the Royal Guards at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.

Join the Scandinavians in celebrating the long bright summer evenings dining alfresco on Djurgården island in Stockholm, Aker Brygge in Oslo or on the quay at the picturesque Nyhavn in Copenhagen.

This tour includes the “must see” places of a Scandinavian vacation. 

Tour details

Number of days : 11

Language: English

Countries visited: Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Code: LEG S

  • Departure dates

    • May 17

      June 14

      July 12 & 26

      August 09 & 23

      September 20

  • Hotels

  • Services Included

    • ·         9 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels) with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.

      ·         1 overnight in sea-side cabins on board DFDS Seaways with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.

      ·         5 dinners included: 1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo, 1 on board DFDS Seaways.

      ·         English-speaking tour escort throughout the whole program.

      ·         City tours of the capitals with local English-speaking guides.

      ·         Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelts, toilet and free Wi-Fi on board.

      ·         2 Mini cruises on the Norwegian fjords of Geiranger Fjord and Nærøy Fjord – Sogne Fjord.

      ·         Scenic rail road trip with Flåm Railway.

      ·         Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier.

      ·         Luggage handling at the piers for the overnight cruise.

       

  • Optional Tours

    • There will be plenty of time to go shopping, relaxing or to take a walk on your own. If you want to use your free time to visit some of the local attractions, not included in the package, then we offer optional excursions, which can be purchased through your local travel agent in your country of origin or directly with your tour guide at the destination.

      The excursions will have a minimum number of 15 participants. If the purchase is made at the destination, payment must be in euro or in the local currency. If one of the optional excursions, for whatever reason, are cancelled, we will refund the amount paid.

      Excursion to the City Hall and the Vasa Museum}

      Day: Saturday at 13:30 (day 2 of the tour)

      Duration: 3 hours

      Price: EUR 72,00 per person (prebookings only)

      Excursion by coach with local guide to the Vasa Museum. The Vasa warship was the glory of the Swedish navy, but it sank on its virgin trip in 1628. It was recovered 333 years later and now the ship and its recovered objects are on display. Continue to Stockholm City Hall where the Nobel Prize banquet is held every year. The visit will include both the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall.

       Excursion to Bygdøy, Oslo

      Day: Saturday at 09:00

      Duration: 3 hours

      EUR 70 pp (NET rate if pre bought)

      EUR 82 pp (NET rate if purchased on tour)

      Excursion by coach with a local guide visiting the famous maritime museums in the peninsula of Bygdøy. We visit the Vikings Ship Museum with three well-preserved original Viking ships. Continue to the Kon-Tiki museum, with Thor Heyerdahl’s raft, and to the Fram Museum with the Polar ship, which was built for the Fridtjof Nasen’s expedition to the North Pole and later with Roald Amundsen to the South Pole.

       

  • Map

DAY 1 - Friday – Stockholm

Individual arrival to the hotel – welcome to Stockholm! At 6
pm, meet your tour escort who will be staying with you for
the entire tour.

Overnight at Clarion Hotel Stockholm


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Gamla Stan from the water


© Ola Ericson

Stockholm Archipelago


© Ola Ericson

Djurgården, Stockholm


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Parliament


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Walking in Gamla Stan


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Square in Gamla Stan


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Stockholm Archipelago

DAY 2 - Saturday – Stockholm

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning city tour of Stockholm with a local guide, who will take you on a guided tour of the Swedish capital. From Fjällgatan you will have the view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected with bridges. We will visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colours, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace.

Afternoon at leisure or maybe join the optional tour to visit the City Hall – the place of the annual Nobel Prize banquet - and the fascinating Vasa Ship Museum with the unique wooden warship, which sank in Stockholm’s harbour on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact 333 years later.

Overnight at Clarion Hotel Stockholm

DAY 3 - Sunday – Stockholm-Hamar

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway, passing through open landscapes, dense forests andglittering lakes. We stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Värmland, located beautifully on the shores of Lake Värnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, we continue to Hamar, located right next to Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest Lake.


Dinner and overnight at Scandic Hamar.

 


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Cozy street in Gamla Stan


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Nobel Museum


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Vasa Ship Museum


© Ola Ericson

Drottningholm Palace


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Stockholm Archipelago


© Jacque de Villiers

Swedish Lake


© Mikael Wiman

Lake in Karlstad


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Sola in Karlstad


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Paddle steamer on Lake Mjøsa in Hamar

DAY 4 - Monday- Hamar - Lom - Geiranger

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. Northbound, we continue through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley. In Lom we stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Our route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains offer a picturesque and unique backdrop to your stay.

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Alexandra in Loen.

DAY 5 - Tuesday – Loen - Balestrand

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”.

Continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view.

After the glacier experience sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as we drive towards Balestrand. Our route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park.

Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth.

Dinner and overnight at the historical Kvikne’s Hotel.


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Fjord in Norway


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LomStave Church


© Ximonic (Simo Räsänen)

Geiranger Fjord


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Fjord in Norway


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Balestrand


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Fjord in Norway


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Troll Car in Briksdal Glacier


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Briksdal Glacier


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Balestrand


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Geiranger Fjord

DAY 6 - Wednesday - Balestrand - Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. We then continue to Gudvangen, where we board a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as we sail into the Nærøy fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains.

Disembark in Flåm and we continue with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss where the coach awaits our arrival and take us to Bergen.

Overnight at Zander K 

DAY 7 - Thursday – Bergen - Geilo Area

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Orientation tour of Bergen, taking us to the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League.

Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen.

In the early afternoon we continue towards the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. We make a stop at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and reaching the Geilo area.

Dinner and overnight at Storefjell Resort

 


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The Nærøy Fjord


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View from the Flåm railway


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Flåm Valley


© Harvey Barrison

Tvindefossen Waterfall


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Bryggen in Bergen


© Øyvind Heen

Bryggen


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Open air fish market


© Pål Hoff

Funicular to Mount Fløien


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Hardanger Fjord


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Vøringsfossen Waterfall

DAY 8 - Friday– Geilo Area - Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

This morning we head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch before going on the guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc.

Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge.

Overnight at Scandic Solli.

DAY 9 - Saturday – Oslo - DFDS Cruise

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning free to continue exploring Oslo, maybe visit some of the famous maritime musems such as the Viking Ships or the Polar ship Fram.

Late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen.

Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or one of the cafés or bars onboard.

Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgåsbord buffet.

Overnight in sea-view cabins.


© Lukas Riebling

The Vigeland Park


© Terje Borud

Sculpture in the Frogner Park


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The Royal Palace


© Nancy Bundt

Oslo City Hall


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The Opera House


© Johan Berge

The Viking Ship Museum


© Nancy Bundt

Café life in Oslo


© Rod Costa

Café and Sculptures in Oslo


© Nancy Bundt

Akershus Fortress


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Cruise in DFDS Seaways

DAY 10 - Sunday – Copenhagen

Breakfast buffet on-board as you sail into Copenhagen.

Upon arrival in Copenhagen meet your local guide showing you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals etc.

Afternoon free to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own.

Overnight at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel.

 

DAY 11 - Monday – Departure Copenhagen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.


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Canals of Copenhagen


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The Opera House


© Cees Van Roeden

The Gefion Fountain


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Royal Guards at Amalienborg Palace


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The Rosenborg Castle

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