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13 days - Independent tour with emphasis on city stays and some fabulous fjord scenery.

This classic self-guided tour gives you the best of the Nordic capitals and the dramatic fjord & mountains of Norway. Travel by rail and local ferries with ample time to digest the scenery and the modern Scandinavian capital cities.

Highlights include a day trip to Tallinn, overnight voyage to Helsinki through the magnificent Baltic Sea archipelago, Norway in a nutshell and great cities such as Stockholm, Copenhagen and Bergen. Enjoy attractions such as the ABBA museum in Stockholm, the Opera in Oslo and the Blue Planet Aquarium in Copenhagen.

Independent tailor-made tour - departs any day all year. One of our best sellers - visit Scandinavia in 2024!

Day 1
Arrive Bergen
Day 2
Norway in a Nutshell
Days 3 - 4
Modern Oslo - visit the Munch Museum and the new National Museum of Norway.
Day 5
Overnight ferry to Copenhagen
Day 6
Wonderful Copenhagen - small and intimate capital.
Days 7 - 8
Charming Stockholm
Day 9
Overnight ferry to Helsinki
Days 10 - 12
Cool Helsinki with daytrip to Tallinn
Day 13
Depart Helsinki
Start Place
Bergen, Norway
End Place
Helsinki, Finland
Destinations Visited
Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Finland
Estonia tours
Duration
13 Days
Start Date
Flexible
Travel Style
Independent
Suitability
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
Carbon Footprint
470Kg of CO₂e Average carbon footprint per person?
Code
50DN0800

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Details

Transportation

Local bus, trains and boat/ferry.

Included
  • All hotel accommodation in shared double/twin room with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • All train, bus and boat/ferry tickets as per itinerary, including day trip to Tallinn
  • Seat reservations on intercity trains where available
  • City passes/cards in Copenhagen (24hrs) and Helsinki (48hrs)
  • Overnight ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen in a Seaways Cabin
  • Porter Service from Bergen to Oslo
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

International Flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Bergen

Arrive in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords. Make your own way to the hotel. You have the evening and the next full day to explore. Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour ‘Bryggen’, Fløibanen Funicular, Edward Grieg’s house at Troldhaugen and the Fish & Flower market.

Accommodation
Clarion Hotel Admiral

Day 2 - Norway in a Nutshell

After breakfast you depart from Bergen by train. Today you will experience Norway's most popular round trip; Norway in a Nutshell. The excursion takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway's fjord region, and over the mountains to Oslo.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Clarion Hotel The Hub
Clarion Hotel, Oslo

Days 3 - 4 - Modern Oslo - visit the Munch Museum and the new National Museum of Norway.

The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer the discerning traveller, and you have two full days to discover the city with the help of an Oslo Pass. We can recommend visiting some of the Oslo highlights, including the Kontiki & Fram museums, the Vigeland Sculpture Park, Ekerbergeparken and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum.

Discover the new area of Bjorvika with the new Opera House and Munch Museum and then explore the charming shopping streets, cosy cafés and exciting eateries of Grünerløkka. After going shopping at numerous design boutiques, vintage shops and flea markets, head to the Mathallen food hall for local specialties. Lastly, visit the new National Museum of Norway down by the harbour before finding a spot in one of the local fish restaurants for dinner.

Meals
2 Breakfasts
Accommodation
Clarion Hotel The Hub
Clarion Hotel, Oslo
Restaurants
Maaemo
Festningen | Norway Restaurant
Restaurant options in Oslo
Optional Add Ons
Fjord Sightseeing
Summer night on Oslo fjord
Oslo Food Tours

Day 5 - Overnight ferry to Copenhagen

The morning and early afternoon is free in Oslo before boarding the overnight voyage to Copenhagen. Accommodation in seaside cabins with shower/WC.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Outside twin cabin with sea view and private facilities

Day 6 - Wonderful Copenhagen - small and intimate capital.

Copenhagen has a long history, and many delightful attractions and sights - you will never run out of something to see or to do. The city is small and cosy, an ideal way to explore the city is by foot, and public transport.

You will have a Copenhagen Card on hand allowing you to free travel on buses and trains within the cities metropolis, as well as free entrance to over 70 museums and attractions. Be sure to visit the new Aquarium if you are interested in design and fish! This new aquarium is included in the Copenhagen card.

If Viking ships and history interests you, consider a trip out to Roskilde Viking Ship Museum.  Or the Louisana Art Gallery for art lovers.

Be sure also to climb the tower of Church of our Savior - the spiral stairs were on the outside of the tower and it offers a great aerial view of the city! Not for the faint hearted though.

Meals
2 Breakfasts
Accommodation
71 Nyhavn Hotel
Restaurants
Geranium
Relæ
Slottsträdgårds Cafe
Optional Add Ons
Visit Malmö - "The Bridge"
Visit Roskilde & the Viking Ship Museum

Days 7 - 8 - Charming Stockholm

In the morning catch a 6-hour train ride through the Swedish countryside to Stockholm. Sweden's capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water - hence its nickname, Venice of the North! Stockholm offers interesting museums and castles; the city offers a warm atmosphere and the old town has charming small alleyways boasting several famous restaurants.

On one of your afternoons here, be sure to make time for a visit to the ABBA museum with great interactive exhibits - a glass of champagne (for Dutch courage to get on stage & the pure fun of it) to accompany your tour is recommended! On the other hand, take the serious option & visit the Nobel Prize museum in the Old town.

Meals
2 Breakfasts
Accommodation
Hotel Rival
Restaurants
Restaurant Söders Hjärta
Restaurant Mathias Dahlgren
Slingerbulten Stockholm Old Town
Restaurants in Stockholm
Meatballs for the People
Paradiso
Optional Add Ons
Brunch cruise on Strömma
The Nordic Experience Food Tour
ABBA Boat trip

Day 9 - Overnight ferry to Helsinki

The morning and early afternoon is free in Stockholm before boarding the overnight voyage to Helsinki through the magnificent Baltic Sea archipelago. Accommodation in seaside cabins with shower/WC.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Outside twin cabin with sea view and private facilities

Days 10 - 12 - Cool Helsinki with daytrip to Tallinn

You have two full days to explore this fabulous eastern Nordic capital. We recommend a walking tour of the city, which is known for its great mixture of neo-classical buildings, orthodox style churches and bars and restaurant scene. You have the opportunity to visit the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument and the Underground Temple. The included Helsinki card offers free entrance to almost 50 museums and use of public transportation. Need to take a break - head to the Kotiharjun Sauna, the last traditional wood-burning sauna in Helsinki.

On one of your days in Helsinki we have included return tickets for the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn. Your trip to Tallinn would normally take a full day departing Helsinki at 07:30 in the morning and arriving back in Helsinki at 19:30. The ferry trip each way takes 2 hours and suddenly you are at the shores of this Eastern beauty. The infinitely charming medieval Old Town is well worth the visit. The cobblestone streets and medieval buildings are a whole world away from what you can expect from Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, or Copenhagen. Tallinn feels distinctly Eastern, its architecture reminding the visitor of other beautiful Eastern European Old Towns, such as those of Prague, Krakow, or Riga. Through its history, culture, and location, Estonia connects Eastern Europe, Central Europe, and Scandinavia, offering something altogether different in comparison to your itinerary so far.

Be sure to also check out the option of a day trip from Helsinki to Porvoo on a heritage sailing boat.

Meals
3 Breakfasts
Restaurants
Kappeli
Peppersack
Gabriel 1763
Grotesk | Travellers Recommended Restaurant & Bar
Restaurants in Helsinki
Optional Add Ons
Summer day cruise to historic Porvoo
Tallinn Food Tour

Day 13 - Depart Helsinki

Our services end after breakfast.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

Tour departs any day of the year with summer prices listed only. We can individually quote for the colder seasons.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
1 Apr 2023
31 Dec 2023
1 Apr 2023
31 Dec 2023
USD 3,212
On request
Standard
1 Apr 2023
31 Dec 2023
1 Apr 2023
31 Dec 2023
USD 1,507
On request
Extra for Single
1 Jan 2024
31 Dec 2024
1 Jan 2024
31 Dec 2024
USD 3,533
Limited availability
Standard
1 Jan 2024
31 Dec 2024
1 Jan 2024
31 Dec 2024
USD 1,657
Limited availability
Extra for Single

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