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Denmark, Norway & Sweden for First-Time Visitors

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Quick Facts

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Season: Mid-April through Mid-October
  • Cities Featured: Copenhagen, Oslo, Balestrand, Bergen, Stockholm
  • Price: $273 to $530 per day, per person
* Based on Double Occupancy; May vary based on actual dates.

Tour Highlights

  • See Oslo, Copenhagen & Stockholm in depth
  • Travel the Flam Railway & Sognefjord in Norway
  • Visit Castles, Palaces & Gardens in Denmark
  • Explore Viking settlements in Sweden
  • Stay in quaint Balestrand & Bergen, Norway

Tour Overview

Flags of Denmark Norway and Sweden

If you only have about 2 weeks to enjoy the Nordic Countries, but still want to see as much as possible while traveling at a leisurely pace, this is the ideal tour for you. It is a perfect balance of city sightseeing and gorgeous landscapes. On this voyage you will explore the cultural and panoramic highlights of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden by visiting its fascinating capitals and their surroundings. You will also travel aboard an overnight ferry linking Copenhagen to Oslo and soak in the beauty of the Norwegian fjords and railways on your way to the wonderful town of Bergen. Your journey from Oslo to Bergen will also include an overnight in the heart of the Norwegian fjord country.

Included in the Premium Package

  • 11 nights at centrally-located, 4-star hotels with daily Scandinavian breakfast buffet for all guests;
  • 1 night on board the overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo (Commodore cabin; breakfast also included);
  • The Sognefjord in a Nutshell tour (trains from Oslo to Myrdal and Myrdal to Flåm; ferry from (Flåm to Balestrand and Balestrand to Bergen).
  • Luggage transfer services between Oslo and Bergen, which will make your Sognefjord in a Nutshell journey much more pleasant and carefree;
  • 5 guided tours led by the most friendly and knowledgeable local guides;
  • 48-hour Oslo Passes for all guests, giving you access to all the main attractions in both cities, plus local transportation;
  • Dinner at the Hotel Kviknes, in Balestrand;
  • Airport transfer via private car and driver upon your arrival in Copenhagen and your departure from Stockholm;
  • All of our services: preparing and implementing your entire trip (including your personalized travel book), addressing all your questions and taking good care of you while you are traveling, through our network of suppliers and our staff in the US.

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  • Upgraded Ferry Cabin
  • Private Tours
  • 1st Class Train Tickets

Boat on water at nighttime

Tour Gallery:

City on the water
Green hills over water
Copenhagen canal
Peninsula city
Stockholm city street
View of church with spire over water
Bicycle on city street
Castle on water
City skyline
Modern building over water
Island city
Ferry between fjords
Bergen city on water
Aerial view of Bergen
City on a peninsula
View of Stockholm city streets

Itinerary Highlights

Arrival in Copenhagen, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to hotel

Guided City Tour of Copenhagen (walking or biking)

Day Tour to North Zealand – Castles & Palaces

Open day and overnight ferry to Oslo

Days 1 through 4 – Getting to Know Copenhagen and Royal North Zealand | Click For Summary

Copenhagen canal Kick off your vacation in the colorful, modern and cultural Copenhagen, capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. Upon your arrival, a friendly driver will meet you and your party at the airport and transport you to the hotel in complete comfort and style. After your hotel check in (and some much needed rest, perhaps), feel free to explore the surroundings of your centrally-located hotel and start discovering Copenhagen. On your second day, in the morning, you will join an expert local guide who will introduce you to some of the famous landmarks in the city. The last day is reserved for you to embark on a daytrip which will take to North Zealand, where you will visit majestic castles and palaces such as the Frederiksbork and Kronborg castles. Finish you visit to Denmark with an open day to further discover the magic of Copenhagen and embark an overnight ferry on your way to Norway.

Main attractions: the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn (restaurants and shops by the water), Rosenborg Castle, Strøget (largest pedestrian-only shopping street in Europe), Amalienborg (queen's winter residence), Rundetaarn ("Round Tower" - great views of the city), Tivoli Gardens (Walt Disney's inspiration for the Magic Kingdom), Carlsberg Museum & Tasting Room

Guided activities: 3-hour Sightseeing tour of Copenhagen (walking or biking, small group) and guided day trip to North Zealand (small group)

Accommodations: Premium & Deluxe Packages - Boutqiue Hotel Absalon

Arrival in Oslo and Guided City Tour of Oslo (walking or biking)

Open day to explore Oslo and Bygdøy Island’s museums with the Oslo Pass

Sognefjord in a Nutshell journey (train and boat) to Balestrand

Days 5 through 7 – Getting to Know Oslo | Click For Summary

Oslo skyline Your arrival at the hip and vibrant Norwegian capital is a true highlight, as you cruise your way to the city via the Oslo Fjord, on board an overnight ferry from Copenhagen. That same afternoon you will join a local guide and see the most fascinating corners of this elegant, clean and chic capital, including the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park. The next day, use your Oslo Pass (included) and learn about Norway's many tales of the sea at the island of Bygdøy, home to a set of excellent attractions, such as the Kon-Tiki and the Viking Ship museums.

Main attractions: Oslo Opera House, Vigeland Sculpture Park (amazing collection of statues about the human condition), the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, Akershus Fortress, Bygdøy Island

Guided activities: 3-hour Sightseeing tour of Oslo (walking or biking, small group)

Accommodations: Premium Package - Thon Hotel Opera | Deluxe Package - The Thief Hotel

RIB Boat Fjord Tour and Sognefjord in a Nutshell journey (boat) to Bergen

Open day to explore Bergen

Arrival in Stockholm

Days 7 through 10 - Majestic Norwegian Fjords, Railways & Bergen | Click For Summary

Aerial view of Bergen The Sognefjord in a Nutshell trip takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. Leave Oslo toward Myrdal, where you will switch trains and enjoy the breathtaking Flåm Railway. Upon your arrival in Flåm, a delightful and serene ferry ride will take you to picturesque Balestrand, in the heart of fjord country (and not nearly as crowded as Flåm), where you will spend the night. The next day, after exploring the natural scenery in Balestrand, you will continue your journey along the Sognefjord, on your way to Bergen, where you will spend two nights. Use your Bergen Card (included) to explore this magnificent town, which is beautiful however you look at it. There you can eat lunch at the Fish Market, admire the entire city atop Mount Fløyen and soak in the local art at the KODE museums.

Main attractions: funicular to Mount Fløyen (spectacular views), the Bryggen (old wharf & traditional wooden buildings), Hanseatic Museum, Bergenhus Fortress, KODE art museums

Guided activities: (optional) kayak or RIB boat tour of the Sognefjord, from Balestrand

Accommodations: Premium & Deluxe Packages - Det Hanseatiske Hotel

Guided City Tour of Stockholm (walking or biking)

Eating with the Locals Tour in Lidingö

Private transfer to Stockholm’s International Airport

Days 10 through 13 - Getting to Know Stockholm and Its Surroundings | Click For Summary

Stockholm streets A spectacularly scenic train ride will take you to the city considered - by many - to be the most beautiful capital in Europe: Stockholm. The rest of your first day in the city is open for you to explore. The next morning you will join a local guide and walk the streets of Gamla Stan (“Old Town”) and admire the city's unique architectural style. The following day will take you on a guided, cultural and gastronomic journey to Lidingö, a beautiful island just 15 minutes east of the city. There you will learn about the local history and sample a variety of traditional Swedish delicacies. Finish your experience with a private ride to the Stockholm airport, in comfort.

Main attractions: Gamla Stan ("Old Town"), Vasa museum (17th-century salvaged ship), the City Hall, the Royal Palace, Skansen Open Air Museum (the Sweden of many decades ago), Djurgården Island, Lidingö

Guided activities: 3-hour Sightseeing tour of Stockholm (walking or biking, small group), 3-hour Eat With The Locals Tour (small group)

Accommodations: Premium Package - Elite Eden Park Hotel | Deluxe Package - Hotel Lydmar

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