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The land of the Vikings, deep fjords and the Northern Lights – Norway, Denmark and Sweden – are explored on this fascinating journey of discovery. Visit Copenhagen's Nyhaven, drive around the Hardangerfjord and spend the night on the shores of Lake Vänern.
Welcome to Copenhagen. On arrival at Copenhagen Airport transfers will operate at 9 am, 12 noon and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Relax and unwind after check-in or take a stroll through the city. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for dinner at the hotel.
Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your vacation draws to a close. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Stockholm Airport at 7.30 am and 11 am. Conditions apply.
|Depart Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||Availability||Price|
|1 May 18||13 May 18||$2,250pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|8 May 18||20 May 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|15 May 18||27 May 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|22 May 18||3 Jun 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|29 May 18||10 Jun 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|12 Jun 18||24 Jun 18||$2,640pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|19 Jun 18||1 Jul 18||$2,350pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|3 Jul 18||15 Jul 18||$2,350pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|10 Jul 18||22 Jul 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|17 Jul 18||29 Jul 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|31 Jul 18||12 Aug 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|7 Aug 18||19 Aug 18||$2,640pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|14 Aug 18||26 Aug 18||$2,350pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|21 Aug 18||2 Sep 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|28 Aug 18||9 Sep 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|4 Sep 18||16 Sep 18||$2,640pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|11 Sep 18||23 Sep 18||$2,640pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|18 Sep 18||30 Sep 18||$2,350pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|2 Oct 18||14 Oct 18||$2,325pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|9 Oct 18||21 Oct 18||$2,325pp||Request Quote Book Now|
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Airport transfers: On arrival at Copenhagen Airport transfers will operate at 9 am, 12 noon and 3:30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Stockholm Airport at 7:30 am and 11 am.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $117 per person.
AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift! Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.
Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation.
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. Here are the currencies used by country.
Sweden – Swedish Krona
Norway – Norwegian Krone
Denmark – Danish Kroner
Finland – Euro
Iceland – Icelandic Krona
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.
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 24 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.
Optional Experiences are subject to change and seasonal availability. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip, and pricing. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can only be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
We’ll head out along the fjord to visit the home of famous composer Grieg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the villa - the inspiration for many of his masterworks. You’ll also explore Bergen on a walk through the historical lanes, and see stunning views of the city on a trip up the hillside by funicular railway.
Come with us as we explore the lost village of Televag, destroyed when the Gestapo discovered the villagers’ support of the resistance. You’ll visit the museum before we journey to a traditional Norwegian fishing village for coffee and local pancakes. Certain departures also include a guided visit of Fjell Fortress, a Nazi command bunker hidden deep inside the mountain. EURO 48.
Enjoy the quaint scenery of the Danish Riviera’s conservation heritage route, as you pass through ancient fishing villages and modern marinas. We'll also view Fredensborg Palace, summer residence of the Royal family, before continuing to the magnificent 17th century Frederiksborg Castle, where you’ll see the State Apartments and the Coronation Chapel.
This evening we'll visit the fairy-tale village of Dragor, with its thatched cottages and pretty working harbor. You’ll wander by tiny houses, learn a little of the history and enjoy a taste of traditional Danish specialties. Then, enjoy an hour-long cruise along the canals and experience stunning views of the city from the harbor.
You’ll visit the three original Viking longships and their treasures with your Local Specialist, including the Oseberg ship - last used as a burial ship for a woman of high rank. Then explore the stunning Fram Museum to discover the story of the ship and the race to the South Pole, illustrated with films, images and new exhibits.
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the UNESCO-listed Næroy Fjord with it's towering mountains and fabulous scenery. This stunning fjord landscape with waterfalls, snow capped mountains and tiny villages has inspired painters for hundreds of years.
Enjoy the beauty of Lake Malaren with your Local Specialist, as we sail in an antique steamboat through the archipelago, past country cottages and elegant homes. You’ll also visit the royal warship 'Vasa', an ornate 17th-century galleon which sank just minutes after sailing, now reclaimed from the Baltic.
Savor a drink in a glass made of ice in the minus temperatures of the Ice-Bar, made completely from the frozen waters of Sweden’s River Torne. You'll also discover beauty and history combined on a walk in the fairy-tale Gamla Stan; little changed since the 16th and 17th centuries.
You'll enjoy the very best views over the city and its archipelago on our trip to the viewing platform of the Kaknas Tower, Sweden's highest building, before savouring delicious cuisine in a popular local restaurant, with a drink included.
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