This 11 day tour is the perfect introduction to Scandinavia’s premier sights. Highlights include exploring the breathtaking Sogenfjord area, one of the biggest fjords in Scandinavia and marvelling at the remarkable Briksdal Glacier which seemingly plunges 1200 meters down into the beautiful Briksdalen Valley. The opportunity to admire the dramatic Vøringsfoss waterfall up-close rounds out this programme nicely.
On arrival at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, transfer to your hotel.
Full day city tour of Stockholm with a local guide who will show you the Swedish city’s most famous landmarks. Visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobblestoned lanes, charming small squares and colourful medieval buildings.
After a breakfast buffet at the hotel, the group will travel to Hamar. There will be lots of stops along the way, as well as many photo opportunities as many of Sweden’s best lakes are passed. Journey through open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes, as well as Karlstad, the capital of the province of Värmland, located beautifully on the shores of Lake Vänern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes.
Another scenic drive awaits on the way to Geiranger. There will be a stop at lovely Lillehammer and Lom, to see their amazing wooden Stave Churches. Afterwards the journey continues through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley, and the many surrounding mountains, which offer a picturesque and unique backdrop.
Morning cruise on the UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord, renowned for its impressive waterfalls and beautiful scenery. Continue to Briksdal Glacier which can be explored on motorised open Troll Cars, allowing for superb panoramic views. Finish in the remarkable Sognefjord area.
On a 2 hour mini-cruise travel on the beautiful Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord that connects with the UNESCO Nærøyfjord, an area with towering snow-clad mountains, hanging valleys and cascading waterfalls. The cruise finishes in Flåm where the journey continues along one of the most exceptional railways in the world. With breathtaking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal, to catch the connecting train to Voss. The last leg of the journey to Bergen will be completed by coach.
Start with a fascinating city tour of Bergen. Stroll across to Bryggen where traditional wooden medieval buildings from the Hanseatic League still remain and stop at the famous open air fish market. Continue to the remarkable Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and dome-shaped mountains. Stop at impressive Vøringsfossen waterfall for a photo op, before continuing to Geilo.
Travel to Oslo in the morning and go on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Norway’s capital. In the afternoon visit Vikingskipshuset Oslo, to see the world’s best preserved Viking ships. Finish at Fram Museum to discover the enthralling story of polar exploration.
Afternoon transfer to the DFDS Seaways pier, to embark on the night ferry crossing to Copenhagen.
Upon arrival, go on a morning guided city tour of Copenhagen. The dynamic Danish capital features modern architecture, a labrinyth of canals, pretty narrow streets and beautiful old homes. The royal Amalienborg Palace has four identical classical facades with rococo interiors, and is located in an octagonal courtyard where the ceremonial ‘Changing of the Guard’ takes place. In the evening visit the famous Tivoli Gardens.
Time to leave beautiful Scandinavia! Coach transfer to Copenhagen Airport for your return flight.
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