18 Days Of

NORDICS GOLD

DENMARK, NORWAY, SWEDEN, FINLAND & ESTONIA

Duration: 18 Days

Season: May – September

Cities Featured: Copenhagen, Oslo, Balestrand, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn

Program Overview

Scandinavia: a set of independent nations connected by a past of rich history and a present of culture and high quality of life. Other commonalities among those nations are the natural, panoramic beauty and the friendliness of their inhabitants. This amazing, extensive tour of Scandinavia will take you through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland and will show you why Northern Europe is so fascinating. As a bonus, this tour will also introduce you to Tallinn, Estonia’s beautiful capital. You are guaranteed to come back full of incredible memories and gorgeous pictures.

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Included In The Classic Experience

15 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);

1 night on board the overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki (A-Class Cabin; breakfast also included);

Sognefjord in a Nutshell® tour tickets (transportation from Oslo to Flam to Balestrand to Bergen);

Flight: Bergen to Stockholm

Ferry rides connecting Helsinki and Tallinn

9 guided tours led by the most friendly and knowledgeable local guides;

48-hour Oslo Pass (free entrance to most attractions in the city);

Airport transfers via private car in Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn;

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.

Price Table

Prices Per Person From: (USD)

# of Travelers Classic Tour LUXE Tour
2 people $6,864 $8,922
4 people $5,775 $7,892
6 people $5,536 $7,696
8+ people $5,320 $7,473

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Timeline

Day 1

Arrival in Copenhagen

Start in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. Explore the surroundings of your centrally-located hotel and start discovering Copenhagen.

Accommodation: 
Classic Experience – Boutique Hotel Absalon
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Sanders

Day 1

Day 2

Guided City Tour Of Copenhagen

Join an expert local guide who will introduce you to some of the famous landmarks in the city.

Main Attractions: 
The Little Mermaid
Nyhavn
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)

Accommodation: 
Classic Experience – Boutique Hotel Absalon
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Sanders

Day 2

Day 3

Day Tour To North Zealand – Castles & Palaces

: Embark on a daytrip to North Zealand, where you will visit majestic castles.

Main Attractions: 
Frederiksborg Palace
Kronborg Castle
Roskilde Cathedral
The Viking Ship Museum

Accommodation: 
Classic Experience – Boutique Hotel Absalon
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Sanders

Day 3

Day 4

Copenhagen Canal Cruise And Overnight Ferry To Oslo

Finish your visit to Denmark with a special canal cruise and embark an overnight ferry on your way to Norway.

Main Attractions: 
Canal Cruise

Accommodation:
Onboard The Ferry

Day 4

Day 5

Arrival In Oslo And Guided City Tour

Cruise your way to the Norwegian capital via the Oslo Fjord. That same afternoon you will join a local guide and see the most fascinating corners of the city.

Main Attractions: 
Oslo Opera House
Vigeland Sculpture Par
Akershus Fortress
Royal Palace

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Thon Hotel Opera
Deluxe Experience – The Thief Hotel

Day 5

Day 6

Bygdøy Island & More Oslo

Enjoy the wonderful attractions in Bygdøy Island, just a short ferry ride away from Oslo.

Main Attractions: 
Viking Ship Museum
Kon Tiki Museum
Fram Museum
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Thon Hotel Opera
Deluxe Experience – The Thief Hotel

Day 6

Day 7

Flåm Railway & The Sognefjord

The Sognefjord in a Nutshell® trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. Enjoy the breathtaking Flåm Railway. 

Main Attractions:
Flåm Railway
Balestrand Ferry Ride

Day 7

Day 8

Getting To Know Balestrand

Feel the thrill of a fjord safari aboard a fast RIB boat along the Sognefjord or try some leisurely kayaking.

Main Attractions:
Kvinnafossen Waterfall
Island of Kvamsøy

Accommodation:
Kviknes Hotel Balestrand

Day 8

Day 9

Explore Bergen

Explore this magnificent town, which is beautiful however you look at it. 

Main Attractions:
Mount Floyen
Bryggen
Bergen Fortress

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Hotel Det Hanseatiske
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Opus XVI

Day 9

Day 10

Arrival In Stockholm

A very quick flight will take you to the city considered – by many – to be the most beautiful capital in Europe: Stockholm.

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Elite Eden Park Hotel
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Lydmar

Day 10

Day 11

Guided City Tour Of Stockholm

Join a local guide and walk the streets of Gamla Stan (“Old Town”) and admire the city’s unique architectural style.

Main Attractions:
Gamla Stan (“Old Town”)
Vasa Museum (17th-century salvaged ship)
The City Hall
The Royal Palace
Lidingo Municipality

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Elite Eden Park Hotel
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Lydmar

Day 11

Day 12

Flavors Of Sweden

You will learn about the local history and sample a variety of traditional Swedish delicacies.

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Elite Eden Park Hotel
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Lydmar

Day 12

Day 13

Open Day And Overnight Ferry To Helsinki

Embark an overnight ferry to your last destination: Helsinki.

Main Attractions:
Skansen Park
Sigtuna
Uppsala

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Elite Eden Park Hotel
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Lydmar

Day 13

Day 14

Arrival In Helsinki And Open Day To Explore

Helsinki, where design is king, nature is an integral part of life and culture is taken very seriously.

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Hotel Haven
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Kemp (4 Star)

Day 14

Day 15

Guided Helsinki City Tour

Discover the sights on a guided tour and on your own.

Main Attractions:
Helsinki Senate Square
Temppeliaukion Church
Suomenlinna Fortress
Sibelius Monument
Uspenski Cathedral

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Hotel Haven
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Kemp

Day 15

Day 16

Bonus Stop: Tallinn!

End your adventure with 2 nights in gorgeous Tallinn, a city that many describe as “something out of a fairytale.”

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Savoy Boutique Hotel
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Telegraaf

Day 16

Day 17

Bog: An Estonian Experience

You will stay in the heart of the fortified Old Town. Experience a walk in the bog, a tradition in Estonia. 

Main Attractions:
The Old Town in Tallinn
Telliskivi Creative City

Accommodation:
Classic Experience – Savoy Boutique Hotel
Deluxe Experience – Hotel Telegraaf

Day 17

Day 18

Return Home

Finish your experience with a private ride to the airport, in comfort.

Day 18

Itinerary

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 to North Zealand, where you will visit majestic castles and palaces such as the Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles. Finish your visit to Denmark with a special canal cruise to further discover the magic of Copenhagen and embark on an overnight ferry on your way to Norway.

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, enjoy all the wonderful attractions in Bygdøy Island, just a short ferry ride away from the center of Oslo, with your Oslo Pass.

Continuing your journey, embark on the Sognefjord in a Nutshell ®, a trip which will take you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. You will experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, and the narrow and dramatic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord.

Included in this segment of your trip is 1 night at the renowned Kviknes Hotel, in Balestrand, which will allow you to further immerse yourself in the splendor of Norway (dinner included at the hotel). Feel the thrill of a fjord safari aboard a fast RIB boat along the Sognefjord or try some leisurely kayaking, an incredibly beautiful and peaceful experience.

Your beautiful ferry ride along the Sognefjord is concluded in Bergen, the city known as the “Gateway to the Fjords.” Check in to the Det Hanseatiske Hotel, and take your time when exploring 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. A private tour of Bergen is included.

A very quick flight 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, right there in Stockholm. You will learn about the local history and sample a variety of traditional Swedish delicacies. The next day you say “so long” to Stockholm and embark an overnight ferry to your last destination: Helsinki.

Helsinki is the capital of Finland – a bilingual country – where all street signs are written in Finnish and Swedish. The overnight ferry from Stockholm will transport you to this perfectly clean city, where design is king, nature is an integral part of life and culture and education are taken very seriously. There you will discover the sights on a guided tour and on your own. As a beautiful bonus, we will end your adventure with 2 nights in gorgeous Tallinn, the Estonian capital, a city that many describe as “something out of a fairytale.” You will stay in the heart of the fortified Old Town and will also experience a walk in the bog, a tradition in Estonia. Tallinn is only a couple of hours by ferry away from Helsinki, which makes for a very convenient and comfortable journey.

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FAQs

Our group tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations in the company of a very experienced Tour Director and a small group of fellow travelers. Group sizes are limited to 12 travelers and a limited number of departure dates are offered for each tour throughout the year. The Tour Director accompanies the group from beginning to end of the tour and often a private driver and vehicle (luxury mini coach) are also employed for maximum comfort. Additionally, we count on the expertise of several local guides at each of the destinations visited, further enhancing the experience. Our group tours typically include most dinners, in order to better showcase local cuisines, and allow for the exploration of more remote destinations.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling in the most worry-free manner possible while discovering destinations in the company of others, making new friends along the way.

Our private tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations with programs offering a great balance between pre-arranged activities and free time to explore. When implementing one of our private programs for you, we handle all the logistics involved, including: hotels, airport transfers, transportation from city to city and all guided activities and excursions. You will not be with a Tour Director throughout the program, but you will enjoy a number of sightseeing experiences led by experienced local guides. We can work with your desired dates, provided that availability exists at the many services involved in your program.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling independently and with a higher degree of flexibility to explore each location on their own.

Technically, Scandinavia refers primarily to Norway, Denmark and Sweden. When thinking of Nordic Countries, add to the list Finland and Iceland as well. Discover Scandinavia Tours can take you to any location in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Currently we also offer extensions in Estonia, which is of particularly convenient access when visiting Finland, given that Tallinn – Estonia’s beautiful capital – can be reached by a short ferry ride from Helsinki.

Simple: just call us at 800-936-2814 and talk to one of our Scandinavia specialists. Alternatively, you can email us at
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If you are interested in a group tour, you can book any departure as long as there are seats available (but remember: we have a maximum of 12 seats per departure, so booking early is recommendable). If you want a private tour, you can book as far as 2 years in advance. For last-minute travelers, please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 30 days to implement a private program.

With our group tours of Scandinavia you can choose from a number of fixed departures throughout the year. If you need more flexible dates, our private tours allow us to work with any dates you have in mind, provided that we find adequate availability at all hotels and other services included in your particular program.

Yes, we do. For details regarding commissions, please visit our TRAVEL AGENT portal.

You will find our cancellation policy, along with all our terms and conditions, RIGHT HERE.

In short, you can typically view the Northern Lights between September and March. But if you really want a memorable Northern Lights vacation, we created an entire blog post dedicated to this question, which you can read RIGHT HERE.

You most certainly can! Just email us ([email protected]) or call us (800-936-2814) and we will start your dream Scandinavian vacation with a free consultation.

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