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from £1,679

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London Gatwick
12th Oct 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 12 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes … welcome to your Scandinavia affordable tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and most scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and quaint towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm.

As you would expect from a Scandinavia tour, the main feature is breathtaking scenery. Norway is known for its fjords—with their steep and majestic mountains and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. A highlight of this budget-minded Scandinavian tour is a cruise on the Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. You’ll also cross the world’s fourth-largest fjord, the Hardangerfjord, by ferry.

Travel through Norway’s Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Stop for photos at Steinsdalsfoss Waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading waterfall without getting wet. Also, enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. In Sweden, drive through the scenic Värmland – home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape. In Denmark, drive across the Great Belt Bridge – one of the world’s longest bridges – and take a ferry from Denmark to Sweden.

On this affordable tour of Scandinavia, spend time in the major cities: Copenhagen, capital of Denmark; Oslo, capital of Norway; Bergen, Norway’s picturesque second-largest city; and Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital. You’ll enjoy an orientation drive of Copenhagen and guided sightseeing excursions of Oslo and Stockholm. Visit Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and take time for a photo stop at Sweden’s Gripsholm Castle – a fairytale castle built in 1537 and set in an enchanting rural setting on the way to Stockholm.

From the fascinating cities and small towns to the breathtaking landscapes, this value-minded Scandinavia tour has it all!

At a glance

  • Copenhagen Orientation
  • Great Belt Bridge
  • Odense Stop in Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown
  • Frederikshavn-Gothenburg  Ferry crossing
  • Gothenburg Orientation drive
  • Oslo Guided city tour
  • Vemork Visit the museum
  • Steindalsfossen Waterfall
  • Sognefjord Cruise
  • Fagernes Visit
  • Lillehammer, Karlstad & Mariefred Visit
  • Stockholm Guided city tour

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Because every hotel and meal would have to have been...

24th September 2017
Mr Philip Hurley

Because every hotel and meal would have to have been excellent. See above comments. First and last hotel locations not great, prefer to be in cities.

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31st August 2017
Mr Ian Russell

The scenery was beautiful but the prices in the countries...

11th August 2017
Mrs Norah Finnen

The scenery was beautiful but the prices in the countries we visited was astronomical and if you read the comments before you'll understand the score. Also one of the meals was cancelled, it was optional but the price was better than that at other restaurants, also it was somewhere we were only staying for one night!

It covered all we had expected from your brochure/internet. The disappointments...

11th August 2017
Mr Gregory Evans

It covered all we had expected from your brochure/internet. The disappointments for me were: Cancelled optional dinner in Copenhagen. An alternative should have been sought. Surely Cosmos knows if a restaurant will be open or closed. 1st night dinner was buy yourself. Minimal options in place we stayed. As most only got in that day and didn't have kroner would gave been a good way to meet fellow passengers before we set off in the morning Finally the farewell dinner at Bromma was a very disappointing buffet and not even a drink. Most passengers I spoke to agreed. A poor finish to a great trip.

The duration of the tour was just right to see...

27th July 2017
Trusted Customer

The duration of the tour was just right to see 3 great countries. The scenery was breathtaking. The VIP home pick-up was a great bonus which made things easier. one less thing to worry about. The hotels were generally ok except the one in Copenhagen. The tour guide and the driver ( Yes, the coach driver !! ) did a good job. The optional tours we took was money well spent. The guides for the optional tours were outstanding. Every day on the tour was different and exciting. In particular the visit to Vemork is worthy of mention, both for its scenic beauty and its historic significance. The dinners were disappointing though.

On the whole very good. A lot of coach...

23rd June 2017
Mrs Angela John

On the whole very good. A lot of coach travel but of course that is the way you see the country. Disappointed with a number of the hotels.

Overview

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes … welcome to your Scandinavia affordable tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and most scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and quaint towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm.

As you would expect from a Scandinavia tour, the main feature is breathtaking scenery. Norway is known for its fjords—with their steep and majestic mountains and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. A highlight of this budget-minded Scandinavian tour is a cruise on the Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. You’ll also cross the world’s fourth-largest fjord, the Hardangerfjord, by ferry.

Travel through Norway’s Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Stop for photos at Steinsdalsfoss Waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading waterfall without getting wet. Also, enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. In Sweden, drive through the scenic Värmland – home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape. In Denmark, drive across the Great Belt Bridge – one of the world’s longest bridges – and take a ferry from Denmark to Sweden.

On this affordable tour of Scandinavia, spend time in the major cities: Copenhagen, capital of Denmark; Oslo, capital of Norway; Bergen, Norway’s picturesque second-largest city; and Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital. You’ll enjoy an orientation drive of Copenhagen and guided sightseeing excursions of Oslo and Stockholm. Visit Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and take time for a photo stop at Sweden’s Gripsholm Castle – a fairytale castle built in 1537 and set in an enchanting rural setting on the way to Stockholm.

From the fascinating cities and small towns to the breathtaking landscapes, this value-minded Scandinavia tour has it all!

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Copenhagen, Denmark

Day
1

Fly to Copenhagen where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Copenhagen

Day
2

Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Copenhagen - Odense - Frederikshaven

Day
3

After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the GREAT BELT BRIDGE, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, and via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Frederikshavn - Gothenburg, Sweden - Oslo, Norway

Day
4

Take a pleasant FERRY ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second-largest city and one of Europe’s major seaports. After an orientation drive, follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo - Telemark Area

Day
5

Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the soaring CITY HALL, National Theatre, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you spend the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Telemark Area - Vemork - Bergen

Day
6

Take the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the VEMORK MUSEUM, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. FERRY across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway’s picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. En route, a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen

Day
7

Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 1,000-foot Mount Fløyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or join the optional sightseeing excursion, which takes in the main sites, and also a panoramic view of the city from one of the surrounding hills.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen - Sognefjord Cruise - Fagernes Area

Day
8

More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking CRUISE on one of Norway’s mightiest fjords. On to the Fagernes area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fagernes Area - Lillehammer - Karlstad, Sweden

Day
9

First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. Continue towards Sweden, through Värmland’s unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vänern.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Karlstad - Mariefred - Stockholm

Day
10

Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via Alfred Nobel’s Bofors to idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. Its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Mäleren and the Baltic Sea.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Stockholm

Day
11

This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your included city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including CITY HALL.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Stockholm - UK

Day
12

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Things to note

Security cruise regulations require clients' passport information at time of booking.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Copenhagen - Scandic Sluleholmen Copenhagen

First Hotel Copenhagen is located 5 km from Copenhagen City Centre in Sydhavnen, close to the motorway and only 15 minutes by bus to the city centre.

  • Location

    Molestien 11, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Frederikshavn - Scandic the Reef

Scandic The Reef is located in the city center of Frederikshavn and 10 minutes walk from the harbour and the ferry Stena Line.

  • Location

    Tordenskjoldsgade 14, Frederikshavn, Denmark

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Oslo - Scandic Solli Oslo

Scandic Solli is located in the city center of Oslo, just a 5 minutes walk from the National Theatre station and the Airport Express Train. Attractions like Aker Brygge, The Royal Palace and Karl Johans street is all within walking distance. At the hotel you can enjoy our gym, sauna and free Wi-Fi.

  • Location

    Parkveien 68, Oslo, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Telemark Area - Quality Straand

The Straand Hotel is located in the village Vrådal in the western part of the Telemark region. The hotel is overlooking the lake Nissser which is surrounded by vast forests and mountains up to 1.000 m.a.s. The area is well suited for en evening stroll in fresh air

  • Location

    Kviteseidvegen 1698, Vradal Telemark, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi Restaurant Pool

Bergen - Thon Bristol

Thon Hotel Bristol Bergen is located in the city centre of Bergen, and everything the city has to offer is within walking distance. Just 2 minutes to the famous fish market, and 5 minutes to the funicular rail taking you up the mountain for the best view of the city.

  • Location

    Torgalmenningen 11, Bergen, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Fagernes - Hotel Scandic Valdres

The Quality Hotel® & Resort Fagernes is ideally located on a lake and close to the Valdres Folkemuseum.

  • Location

    Postbox 23, Fagernes, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Pool

Fagernes - Hotel Radisson Blu Resort

Radisson Beitostolen is 5-minute walk from Beitostølen Resort's ski lifts and slopes, this laid-back hotel is also 6 km from fishing at Lake Øyangen and 9 km from Bitihorn mountain.

  • Location

    Beitostoelen, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Karlstad - Scandic Karlstad

The hotel is situated in the heart of sunny Karlstad.

  • Location

    Drottning Gatan, Karlstad, Sweden

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Stockholm - Best Western Sthlm

A brand new hotel with a very convenient location only 275 comfortable meters from Bromma Stockholm Airport.

  • Location

    Ulvsundavagen 193 A, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

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