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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 Castle and 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!
Please note: Please note: 2021 itinerary is based on 2020 and is subject to change, but by booking today you will lock in your price. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.
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, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall
LILLEHAMMER Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum
BORGUND Visit the stave church
SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farm
BERGEN Guided sightseeing including a walking tour of Bryggen
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Total meals included:
Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
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.
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
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
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
. 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Set in a harbourfront location overlooking the Christianshavn district, this high-rise 544-room hotel offers contemporary, comfortable acommodation, three in-house restaurants with a choice of Thai, Italian & Danish cuisine, 2 bars, a casino and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.
This hotel is centrally located in Aarhus, within walking distance of shops and sights. Visit Aarhus' Old Town and the ARoS art museum with its famous Rainbow panorama. Find Aarhus' popular pedestrian street, "Stroget", with its shops and department stores such as Magasin du Nord and Salling, just outside the hotel.
Conveniently situated, right in the heart of Gothenburg, this stylish 300 room smart design hotel has a warm inviting atmosphere and offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. There is a sophisticated lobby restaurant/wine bar serving a fusion of International/Swedish cuisine and a lavish Champagne Bar for pre-dinner drinks . Leisure facilities include a well-equipped gym, sauna and wellness area.
Each of the hotel's 414 modern rooms boast comfortable elegant interiors by RPW Design. Guests enjoy dining in the on-site restaurant and bar.
This modern 131-room hotel is situated on a main pedestrian street in the heart of Karlstad and offers complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout. Amenities include a fitness room, sauna, jacuzzi, restaurant and bar.
Traditional Holiday & Conference Hotel set in 8-acre private park, near ski & riding schools, chairlift & Maihaugen Museum.
Four-story Hotel located at scenic Aurlandfjord (a branch of the Sognefjord) with mountain backdrop.
First Hotel Marin is a classic hotel situated very centrally in Bergen. The hotel is located at the famous "Bryggen" in Bergen which is on UNESCO world-heritage list. Marin holds 152 well equipped rooms.
An ultra-contemporary 408-room hotel with playful styling and Free Wi-Fi access throughout. The stylish restaurant serves international cuisine with fabulous views over the Oslo Fjord and opera house and there is a lobby bar and fitness room.
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