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Country Roads of Southern Scandinavia

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Marvel at the road less travelled with Scandinavia's breath taking mountains, rivers and fjords. Follow the tales and trails of the Vikings, while enjoying the modern culture and liveliness of the cities.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Scandinavia (not included).
  2. On arrival at Oslo Airport, your airport shuttle service will leave for your hotel at 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30. This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow guests as you enjoy a Welcome Reception with drinks and a Welcome Dinner.
    hotel:Scandic Oslo City. (2 nights)
  3. In the morning, sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you the spires and ramparts of medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, as well as the Royal Palace and an included visit to the Viking Long Ship Museum. Visit Frogner Park, housing the intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The afternoon is at your leisure, maybe explore City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held, or walk upon the famous architecture of Oslo Opera House.
    hotel:Scandic Oslo City.
  4. Cross the Hardangervidda Plateau, Europe's greatest mountain plateau and the largest national park in the Nordic countries, before arriving at your hotel in the historic port of Bergen. In the evening, savour a delicious dinner with wine, at a local restaurant.
    meal(s):BB, RD
    hotel:Clarion Admiral, Bergen. (2 nights)
  5. Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Expert. The ancient Hanseatic port of Bergen still largely looks to the sea for its living, as evidenced by the picturesque and lively fish market, set in a charming location in the heart of the city. The market also has many stalls, selling a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and souvenirs. After seeing the 13th century Haakon's Hall, there will be time to explore all that this exciting town has to offer. Perhaps spend a leisurely afternoon on the traditional-style train of the Flåm Railway? Maybe you might like to visit the home of composer Edward Grieg, before ascending Mount Floyen by the only funicular in Scandinavia?

    hotel:Clarion Admiral, Bergen.
  6. Travel along this incredible coastline as you sail across fjords, passing an abundance of islands. Arrive in Stavanger, one of Norway's oldest cities founded almost 900 years ago. It has continued to evolve with changing times, providing a wonderful blend of traditional architecture and modern culture.
    hotel:Radisson Blu Royal, Stavanger. (2 nights)
  7. Cruise Lysefjord, one of Norway's most breathtaking fjords, to see Preikestolen - or the Pulpit Rock - known as one of the most iconic destinations in the world! You will also view 'Vagabond's Cave', old mountain farms, idyllic islands, majestic scenery and local wildlife. Enjoy the fjord landscape through panoramic windows or from the spacious sundeck. The afternoon is at leisure.
    hotel:Radisson Blu Royal, Stavanger.
  8. Enjoy the scenic drive as you round the southern cape of Norway. Upon arrival in Kristiansand your orientation walk of the city centre, will pass through Posebyen (The Old Town) where you will see the Domkirke, the Nupen Fountain as well as the Fortress. Return to your hotel, a landmark of Kristiansand, dating back to 1858.
    hotel:Clarion Hotel Ernst, Kristiansand.
  9. Farewell Norway as you sail across the Skagerrak to Hirsthals, Denmark. Then onto Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city. At night, enjoy a delicious meal with friends.
    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Scandic Aarhus City. (2 nights)
  10. A vibrant mix of youthful energy and a blast from the past makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat of the pulse. Visit Den Gamle By, with your Local Expert to learn about this city's Viking Heritage as you explore this open-air museum of urban history and culture in Denmark. The afternoon is free for you to discover at your own pace.
    hotel:Scandic Aarhus City.
  11. Cross the Jutland Peninsula to the town of Odense, on the Island of Fyn. In the restored old district, the house where Hans Christian Andersen was born has been turned into a museum. Join your Local Expert to learn all about the famous fairytale writer as you follow his career, travels and love life. The enchantment continues as you toast your Scandinavian adventure at your Celebration Dinner.
    meal(s):BB, CD
    hotel:Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Copenhagen. (2 nights)
  12. A Local Expert will reveal the charm of Denmark's capital. Meet Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbour. Journey on to see Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Government, as well as the Rosenborg and Amalienborg Palaces and the Renaissance Stock Exchange. Continue to Copenhagen's cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary and the unusual Rundertaarn - a 17th century round tower, the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe. The afternoon is at leisure, perhaps take an optional experience to observe Copenhagen differently, from upon the canals?
    hotel:Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Copenhagen.
  13. Departure transfers arrive at Copenhagen Airport at 06:30, 09:00 & 12:00.

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11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 1 three-course table d'hôte Dinner with tea or coffee (D); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

Signature Experiences


  • With your Local Expert, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour, the Royal Palace and visit the Viking Long Ship Museum.


  • Marvel at the 13th century Haakon's Hall and explore the many market stalls with your Local Expert.

Norway's West Coast:

  • Fjord hop from Bergen to Stavanger.


  • Embrace the spectacular scenery as you cruise through Lysefjord to the magnificent Pulpit Rock.


  • Sail across the Skagerrak as you cross from Kristiansand to Hirsthals.


  • Your Local Expert guides you through the open-air museum of Den Gamle By.


  • Be enchanted by the tales of Hans Christian Anderson's life.


  • Your Local Expert shows you Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary.
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $740 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $106 per person.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Scandinavian countries – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland –must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Scandinavia.

  • Scandinavian countries do not share a common currency. Norway uses the Norwegian Krone and Denmark uses the Danish Kroner.While it’s a good idea to have some money on you while you travel, you’ll usually find better exchange rates in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the country you’re visiting. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • Scandinavian cuisine is rich and hearty.  Try a traditional ‘smørgasbord’ with a selection of meat, fish, salads, hot dishes, puddings and cheeses. Sample dishes prepared with a variety of seafood including smoked salmon, cod, herring, sardines and mackerel. Popular meats include reindeer, lamb and fowl. Coffee and milk are very popular, along with lager. Aquavit is the local spirit, and is usually served chilled. Wines and other spirits are imported products and are very expensive.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • When dining out it is appropriate to leave 5-10 percent gratuity if a service charge has not already been added to your bill.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend the equivalent of €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


Norwegians Are Born With Skis On Their Feet

Adult Price: € 43.00

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Oslo from the top of the most modern ski jump in the world. At 1400 feet in the air, our Local Expert will share 4000 years of skiing history with you in this ultra-modern skiing museum.

Romantic Norway

Adult Price: € 37.00

Let’s travel back in time to the romantic past that still lives in the heart of every Norwegian with this visit to the open air museum in Oslo. See the Norwegian National dress, step into old turf-roofed farmsteads and visit one of the unique and original stave churches.


The Flaam Railway

Adult Price: € 95.00

Aboard this iconic rail journey on Europe's steepest regular gauge railway, we'll explore snow-capped mountains and road-less countryside. First the Bergen-Oslo line takes us up to the Flaam train at Myrdal. Then we'll descend slowly through the mountains, with a stop for photos at the thundering waterfall of Kjosfossen. Please Note: This Optional Experience is subject to seasonal availability.


Traditional Dinner and Countryside Drive

Adult Price: € 78.00

Enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner at a restaurant set in the lovely countryside around Stavanger. Historic old buildings surround us in this charming Norway in a nutshell setting.


Danish Family Dinner

Adult Price: € 69.00

Aarhus is situated in the middle of some of the most beautiful farm lands in Denmark. Tonight we'll enjoy a local dinner that incorporates some of the best traditions of Danish cuisine.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Adult Price: € 42.00

Explore life as if you were one of the first humans in the North and get an exciting insight into their harsh way of life. Walk through ancient Aros with a real Viking and meet the Grauballe man, a 2200 year old Dane. “The Wild Side” offers a fascinating look into Danish anthropology.


Canal Cruise and Visit to a Small Fishing Village

Adult Price: € 47.00

Today we’ll explore Copenhagen through a cruise on its narrow canals and inner harbour. Then we’ll stroll around the streets of an old fishing village and stop at a local cafe for light refreshments.

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