The Scandinavian


  • 14 days

  • Scandinavia

  • Active pace

Tour : ZS

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£2,826 pp

Tour only

Based on 27th Jul 2020

From

£3,028 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

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Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and memorable experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flåm, and Bergen.

Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world's second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm's City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer's Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you'll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; an orientation drive of Bergen with a walking tour of Bryggen; and Oslo's Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland's 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. Also, visit Hans Christian Andersen's museum in Odense, the well-preserved wooden Borgund stave church, and more.

No Scandinavia tour would be complete without seeing some of Scandinavia's spectacular scenery. Drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; enjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; a scenic train ride across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau from Bergen to Oslo; and much more.

Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. Visit a Norwegian farm for lunch and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple juice and cider, hear about their history and how cider is made. Other highlights are a guided visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castleand dinner at a restaurant in Arhus to try out local specialties.

From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia will delight all of your senses!

Highlights

COPENHAGEN Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens

ODENSE Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s Museum

ARHUS Visit Den Gamle By; dinner at a local restaurant

FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG Ferry crossing

GOTHENBURG Orientation drive

STOCKHOLM Guided sightseeing, a walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall

GRIPSHOLM CASTLE Guided visit

LILLEHAMMER Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

BORGUND Visit the stave church

SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD Cruise

HARDANGERFJORD Enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farm

BERGEN Guided sightseeing including a walking tour of Bryggen

BERGEN–OSLO By train

OSLO Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners

ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Day
1

Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

COPENHAGEN

Day
2

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the LITTLE MERMAID statue. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS, the city’s colorful amusement park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

COPENHAGEN–ODENSE–ARHUS

Day
3

Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S MUSEUM at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit DEN GAMLE BY, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. This evening, LF dinner at a restaurant has been prepared to try out local specialties.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ARHUS–GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

Day
4

From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by FERRY to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city.
Today’s Distance: 177 mi / 285 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GOTHENBURG–STOCKHOLM

Day
5

Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norköping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, settled on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea.
Today’s Distance: 304 mi / 490 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

STOCKHOLM

Day
6

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

STOCKHOLM–GRIPSHOLM CASTLE–KARLSTAD

Day
7

On the shores of Lake Mälar, LF visit King Gustav Vasa’s GRIPSHOLM CASTLE before continuing west through the scenic Lake District. On the way, get glimpses of the ancient garrison town of Örebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel’s ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vänern.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KARLSTAD–LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY.

Day
8

A scenic day! Drive through Värmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berling’s Saga, to the Norwegian border. Via the fortress town of Kongsvinger and Lake Mjøsa arrive in Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of artifacts.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi / 370 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

LILLEHAMMER–BORGUND–SOGNEFJORD & NÆRØYFJORD–FLÅM

Day
9

Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Visit the well-preserved, wooden BORGUND STAVE CHURCH, before arriving in Flåm, where a true highlight awaits: a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FLÅM–VOSS–HARDANGERFJORD–BERGEN

Day
10

This morning, join the panoramic optional Flåm train ride. Then, see the popular lakeside resort of Voss and drive south to the Hardangerfjord, where you will be met by LF the family that has owned the STEINSTØ FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

BERGEN

Day
11

Guided sightseeing starts with an orientation drive to see the main sights like Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Håkon’s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower, the charming Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the harbor, and the famous Fish Market. Then, explore Bryggen on foot along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colorful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BERGEN–OSLO

Day
12

Transfer to the railway station to board the BERGEN-OSLO TRAIN. Enjoy a scenic ride across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with views of sparkling lakes, rivers, streams, and snow-capped mountains to Oslo.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi / 500 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

OSLO

Day
13

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. This afternoon join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

OSLO

Day
14

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£2,826 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£3,028 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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