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Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords

14 Day Scandinavian Tour of Denmark, Norway

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14 Days
3 Countries

Denmark, Norway, Sweden

14 Cities

Copenhagen, Odense, Randers, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen, Voss Municipality, Flam, Sognefjord, Geiranger, Lom, Lillehammer, Oslo, Stockholm

21 Meals

8 Dinners, 13 Breakfasts

Active

Faster paces with mix of 1–2-night stays in each location. Typically features 4+ miles of walking on some days and may involve steep hills and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar
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Your travels will reveal the storybook beauty and colorful history of Scandinavia. On this Scandinavian trip, you'll discover the truth behind the beloved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, hop aboard one of Europe’s most exciting train journeys and learn about farm life near Bergen.

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Day 1

Welcome to Copenhagen

Embrace the enchanting Danish capital that inspired Hans Christian Andersen to share tales of mermaids, queens and ugly ducklings with the world. Spend the day discovering the quintessential hygge found throughout its charming streets before enjoying an orientation drive at 17:00 followed by a light supper with your Travel Director and travel companions.

Boats on Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen, Denmark
Accommodation Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Included Meals Dinner

Day 2

Explore Historic Copenhagen

Join a Local Specialist today for a fascinating sightseeing tour of the iconic sights of Copenhagen. The Amalienborg Palace Quarter takes center stage as you admire its 18th century façades and equine statue of King Frederik V at its center. We'll see the 17th century Stock Exchange, Christiansborg Palace and the Neoclassical Cathedral before paying tribute to the tragic Little Mermaid who was willing to give up her life in the sea to become human. Enjoy time to explore on your own, strolling through the city's streets, or embrace your inner child in Europe's oldest amusement park, the Tivoli Gardens.

Statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark
Accommodation Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Boats moored in Canal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen City Tour

With your Local Specialist, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see R...

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Village walking tour and canal cruise in Dragor, Denmark
Green Hills and Hygge

First, a visit to the top of Copenhagen’s modern mountain, with the best views over the Baltic city. As Danes enjoy their summer skiing, we will le...

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Optional Experiences Nyhavn Harbor in Copenhagen Denmark
Wonderful Copenhagen

Denmark is probably the closest you'll get to living in a fairy-tale land, and today our Local Specialist will guide us from 'once upon a time' to ...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Riviera and castle tour in North Zealand, Denmark
North Zealand Riviera and Castle Tour

Enjoy the quaint scenery of the Danish Riviera’s conservation heritage route, as you pass through ancient fishing villages and modern marinas. Gain...

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Day 3

Journey past Stunning Scenery to Randers

Start the day with a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience in Amager Fælled, a small neighborhood of Copenhagen. With a local guide, visit this nature reserve threatened by urbanisation and support a local organization working to protect this area. Leave Copenhagen bound for the Danish island of Funen and the city of Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. This afternoon our journey continues across the pastoral landscapes of the Jutland Peninsula to Randers, with its cozy half-timbered merchant houses and narrow medieval streets. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar’s Stays With Stories – Hotel Randers, one of the most established hotels in the area, stylishly decorated with original artwork.

Pastry in Odense, Denmark
Hotel Randers View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Hotel Randers

About the Hotel

Randers, Denmark

Hotel Randers is one of the oldest hotels in the area, with its original artwork and VIP-rich guestbook.

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  • Stays With Stories
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Visit Amager Faelled Nature Reserve in Copenhagen, Denmark
Amager Faelled Nature Reserve

Join an exclusive experience at Amager Faelled, a small neighborhood in Copenhagen, led by a community member. Take a stroll through the small natu...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Trafalgar Difference Stay at the Hotel Randers in Denmark
Stays with Stories

Hotel Randers is one of the oldest hotels in the area, with its original artwork and VIP-rich guestbook.

Included in Trip

Trafalgar Difference

Iconic Experience Visit Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark
Odense Visit

Admire the fairytale charm of historic Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.

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Iconic Experience

Day 4

Set Sail for Stavanger

Set sail from Hirtshals to the port of Kristiansand in Norway. Drive north past fjords, lakes and forests to the port city of Stavanger, one of Norway's oldest settlements – its heritage still evident in the beautifully preserved wooden buildings that date back to the 18th century.

Houses in Gamle Stavanger, Norway
Accommodation Scandic Stavanger City
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Landscape of Rogaland region en route to Stavanger, Norway
Scenic drive to Stavanger

Admire the raw Norwegian landscape as your travels continue from the port of Kristiansand to Stavanger, one of the country's oldest settlements.

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Iconic Experience

Day 5

Onwards to Colorful Bergen

Norway's spellbinding natural landscapes provide an inspiring backdrop for our island hop from Stavanger. Arriving in Bergen this afternoon, we delve into the city's Hanseatic heritage, enjoying an orientation tour past the 13th-century Haakon's Hall, the bustling fish market and colorful Bryggen Quarter. This evening, we Connect With Locals over dinner at a special Be My Guest experience, visiting the Øvre-Eide farm, worked for five generations by the same family.

Visit colourful Bergen in Norway
Accommodation Thon Hotel Orion Bergen
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner with the Ovre-Eide family on their farm in Bergen, Norway
Dine with the Øvre-Eide family on their Working Farm in Norway

Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the fifth-generation Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway, which has been a working farm since the 1500s.

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Be My Guest

Iconic Experience Wharf Buildings in Bergen, Norway
Bergen Orientation

Explore this Wooden City led by your Travel Director and hear about the seafaring traditions of this beautiful harborside town.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Sunset at Hafrsfjord fjord in Stavanger, Norway
Discover the Vikings

Just outside Stavanger lies the Hafrsfjord, home to a big Viking settlement. On its original site, houses from the iron age has been rebuilt where ...

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Day 6

Bergen Your Way

Enjoy a full free day in the cultural center of Bergen or perhaps have lunch in the fish market. 

Cable Car and Mount Ulriken in Bergen, Norway
Accommodation Thon Hotel Orion Bergen
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Walk around the English-style garden of the historic Gamlehaugen Castle in Bergen, Norway
An Evening in Paradis

Leave Bergen for a short drive to Paradis, a paradise for the people who live there as it's one of the most desirable suburbs of the city. Enjoy a ...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit Edvard Grieg's home with funicular in Bergen, Norway
Grieg And Bergen Insights

We’ll head out along the fjord to visit the home of famous composer Edvard Grieg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the villa - the inspiration f...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit the village of Televag in Bergen, Norway
Resistance and Peaceful Traditions

Come with us as we explore the lost village of Telavåg, destroyed when the German army discovered the villagers’ support of the resistance in World...

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Optional Experiences

Day 7

Enjoy the Spectacular Flåm Railway and on to Sognefjord

We drive east to the popular ski resort of Voss, where we'll board a train ascending over 2800 feet (860 m) above sea level. Dive Into Culture on one of the world's most exciting train journeys, through the Flåm Valley past the Kjosfossen Falls and legendary forest spirit who dances there to lure men into the mountains. Later, arrive in Sognefjord, the 'King of the Fjords', where we will stay overnight at the Sognefjord Hotel located on a peninsula stretching into the deep waters of the fjord. Step straight from your hotel into the great outdoors and soak up the breathtaking views.

Houses and boat on lake in Voss, Norway
Accommodation Sognefjord Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture Train journey through the scenic Norwegian countryside to Flam
Discover the scenic Norwegian countryside on one of the most exciting train journey's in the world

Take a ride on one of the most exciting train journeys in the world, past mountains and waterfalls through the scenic Norwegian countryside to Flåm.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Optional Experiences Fjord cruise in Bergen, Norway
Fjords and Mountains

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord with its towering mountains and fabulous scenery. This stunning fjord landscape with wat...

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Optional Experiences

Day 8

Continue to Geirangerfjord

Norway's incredible glacier countryside surrounds us as we skirt the immense Nordfjord on the way to Geiranger – its deep blue waters surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks and lush green landscapes, which we will have an opportunity to explore. Tonight, we stay on the shores of the fjord at one of Trafalgar's most spectacularly located hotels.

See scenic Nordfjord in Norway
Havila Geiranger Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Havila Geiranger Hotel

About the Hotel

Geiranger, Norway

Stay right at the edge of Geirangerfjord at the Havila Geiranger hotel, the spectacular jewel in the crown of the Norwegian fjords and one of the most beautifully located hotels in the world.

Iconic Experience Fjords, lakes and forests create a picturesque setting for your travels to Geiranger
Scenic Drive to Geiranger

Fjords, lakes and forests create a picturesque setting for your travels to Geiranger.

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit a Fjordland farm in Sognefjord, Norway
Fjordland Farm Cultural Experience

Visit a traditional working farm set amid the glorious scenery of the Sognefjord, surrounded by craggy mountains with views across the longest and ...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit Dalsnibba and Geirangerfjord, Norway
Dalsnibba and the Majestic Geirangerfjord

You’ll enjoy views of the fjord from the famous hairpin bends along the Dalsnibba Pass, before we sail down Norway's most famous fjord. UNESCO list...

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Optional Experiences

Day 9

A Day at the Breathtaking Geirangerfjord

Spend a full day admiring this spectacular natural wonder. Cascading waterfalls tumble down sheer cliffs into the glacial waters below, which you can explore by kayak or boat, soaking up the crisp, clean mountain air. Consider an Optional Experience to the Trollstigen and see Norway's most famous mountain road, traveling past steep mountain slopes, tumbling cascades and fertile valleys. After a day in intoxicating natural surrounds, we dine in our hotel this evening.

View of Binoculars and Geirangerfjord, Norway
Havila Geiranger Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Havila Geiranger Hotel

About the Hotel

Geiranger, Norway

Stay right at the edge of Geirangerfjord at the Havila Geiranger hotel, the spectacular jewel in the crown of the Norwegian fjords and one of the most beautifully located hotels in the world.

Optional Experiences Visit Trollstigen in Norway
Trollstigen Explored

Join us on one of Norway's most spectacuilar drives - the path of the Trolls. A masterpiece of Norwegian engineering, Trollstigen is rugged mountain scenery at its finest.

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Optional Experiences

Day 10

Venture to Historic Lom and Lillehammer

A scenic drive from Geiranger past high peaks brings us to Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here we will Dive Into Culture and visit a 12th-century wooden stave church, adorned with Runic inscriptions, paintings and carved dragon figures that are said to protect it against evil. We continue through the Gudbrands Valley, the inspiration for Ibsen's 'Peer Gynt', before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. This evening before dinner, consider a walk along Storgata or visit the open-air museum at Maihaugen.

Detail of stave church built in Lom, Norway
Accommodation Scandic Victoria
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture Detail of stave church built in Lom, Norway
Discover the stave churches of Norway

In Lom you'll have an opportunity to visit Lomskyrkja, one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway, dating back to the 12th century.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Travel through the legendary Gudbrandsdalen, Norway
Scenic drive through Gudbrandsdalen

Travel through the legendary Gudbrandsdalen and admire the dramatic geography of the valley.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Folklore Museum and chairlift visit in Lillehammer, Norway
Treasures Of Lillehammer

Explore Lillehammer's heritage on a guided visit to the charming open-air museum of Maihaugen, located on the hills above the Olympic Town. Step ba...

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Optional Experiences

Day 11

On to Oslo

See the unusual Olympic ice arena beside the lake at Hamar as we travel to Norway's cultural capital, Oslo. Join a Local Specialist who will share the city's iconic sights, including views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and 19th-century Royal Palace. We visit the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy a leisurely coffee in the Akker Bryge District or explore the nation's rich seafaring heritage.

Parliament Building in Oslo, Norway
Accommodation Scandic Solli
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience The Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway
Oslo City Tour

With your Local Specialist, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbor and the Royal Palace.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Historic Polar Expedition ship, Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway
Norwegian Maritime Explorers

Norwegians have been exploring the world's oceans for generations. The 19th-century polar exploration ship Fram sailed to the Antarctic and then to...

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Optional Experiences

Day 12

Journey to Stockholm

We cross the border into Sweden today and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest lake in the European Union. Passing Örebro, we arrive in the island-ringed capital of Stockholm for a two-night stay. Tonight perhaps consider an Optional Experience to the beautiful and atmospheric Old Town - Gamla Stan.

Skeppsholm Bridge in Stockholm, Sweden
Accommodation Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Visit Gamla Stan in Stockholm, Sweden
Old Town and Dinner

Discover beauty and history combined during a walk in the fairy tale Gamla Stan, where little has changed since the 16th and 17th centuries. Then e...

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Optional Experiences

Day 13

Discover Beautiful Stockholm

We meet our Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of the waterside City Hall and see the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm's quaint Old Town. The rest of the day is free to explore as you wish. Join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner this evening to toast to an unforgettable Scandinavian adventure.

Houses on Stortorget Square in Stockholm, Sweden
Accommodation Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience View of Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm City Tour

With your Local Specialist, visit the Stockholm City Hall and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with your fellow traveling companions.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Cruise on Lake Malaren in Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm and the Sea

Discover the delights of Stockholm from the water as we cross the city’s stunning harbor before sailing through the tranquil Royal Canal on a tour ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Walking tour and Ice Bar visit in Sodermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
The Cool Capital

Discover the best views over beautiful Stockholm as we stroll through the old working class heritage area on Sodermalm. Later, we visit the world's...

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Optional Experiences

Day 14

Farewell Scandinavia

Our epic journey has come to an end. Bid Stockholm and your newfound friends a fond farewell.

View of Old Town in Stockholm, Sweden
Included Meals Breakfast

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Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

Iconic Experience
Copenhagen City Tour

With your Local Specialist, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see R...

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Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Amager Faelled Nature Reserve

Join an exclusive experience at Amager Faelled, a small neighborhood in Copenhagen, led by a community member. Take a stroll through the small natu...

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Included in Trip
Trafalgar Difference
Stays with Stories

Hotel Randers is one of the oldest hotels in the area, with its original artwork and VIP-rich guestbook.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Odense Visit

Admire the fairytale charm of historic Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic drive to Stavanger

Admire the raw Norwegian landscape as your travels continue from the port of Kristiansand to Stavanger, one of the country's oldest settlements.

Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Dine with the Øvre-Eide family on their Working Farm in Norway

Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the fifth-generation Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway, which has been a working farm since the 1500s.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Bergen Orientation

Explore this Wooden City led by your Travel Director and hear about the seafaring traditions of this beautiful harborside town.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover the scenic Norwegian countryside on one of the most exciting train journey's in the world

Take a ride on one of the most exciting train journeys in the world, past mountains and waterfalls through the scenic Norwegian countryside to Flåm.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic Drive to Geiranger

Fjords, lakes and forests create a picturesque setting for your travels to Geiranger.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover the stave churches of Norway

In Lom you'll have an opportunity to visit Lomskyrkja, one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway, dating back to the 12th century.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic drive through Gudbrandsdalen

Travel through the legendary Gudbrandsdalen and admire the dramatic geography of the valley.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Oslo City Tour

With your Local Specialist, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbor and the Royal Palace.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Stockholm City Tour

With your Local Specialist, visit the Stockholm City Hall and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with your fellow traveling companions.

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Train journey on the famous Flåm Railway
Ferry from Denmark to Norway
Ferry across the Boknafjord
Ferry across the Sognefjord
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm
Discover Odense, Stavanger, Bergen, Sognefjord, Geirangerfjord, Flåm and Lillehammer
Visit the Stave Church in Lom, Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo and Stockholm's City Hall
View the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and Haakon's Hall in Bergen
See Hamar Olympic ice arena and Oslo's Royal Palace
Scenic Train Ride through the Norwegian countryside to Flåm

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Hotel Randers
Havila Geiranger Hotel

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Green Hills and Hygge

First, a visit to the top of Copenhagen’s modern mountain, with the best views over the Baltic city. As Danes enjoy their summer skiing, we will le...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Wonderful Copenhagen

Denmark is probably the closest you'll get to living in a fairy-tale land, and today our Local Specialist will guide us from 'once upon a time' to ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
North Zealand Riviera and Castle Tour

Enjoy the quaint scenery of the Danish Riviera’s conservation heritage route, as you pass through ancient fishing villages and modern marinas. Gain...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Discover the Vikings

Just outside Stavanger lies the Hafrsfjord, home to a big Viking settlement. On its original site, houses from the iron age has been rebuilt where ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
An Evening in Paradis

Leave Bergen for a short drive to Paradis, a paradise for the people who live there as it's one of the most desirable suburbs of the city. Enjoy a ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Grieg And Bergen Insights

We’ll head out along the fjord to visit the home of famous composer Edvard Grieg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the villa - the inspiration f...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Resistance and Peaceful Traditions

Come with us as we explore the lost village of Telavåg, destroyed when the German army discovered the villagers’ support of the resistance in World...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Fjords and Mountains

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord with its towering mountains and fabulous scenery. This stunning fjord landscape with wat...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Fjordland Farm Cultural Experience

Visit a traditional working farm set amid the glorious scenery of the Sognefjord, surrounded by craggy mountains with views across the longest and ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dalsnibba and the Majestic Geirangerfjord

You’ll enjoy views of the fjord from the famous hairpin bends along the Dalsnibba Pass, before we sail down Norway's most famous fjord. UNESCO list...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Trollstigen Explored

Join us on one of Norway's most spectacuilar drives - the path of the Trolls. A masterpiece of Norwegian engineering, Trollstigen is rugged mountain scenery at its finest.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Treasures Of Lillehammer

Explore Lillehammer's heritage on a guided visit to the charming open-air museum of Maihaugen, located on the hills above the Olympic Town. Step ba...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Norwegian Maritime Explorers

Norwegians have been exploring the world's oceans for generations. The 19th-century polar exploration ship Fram sailed to the Antarctic and then to...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Old Town and Dinner

Discover beauty and history combined during a walk in the fairy tale Gamla Stan, where little has changed since the 16th and 17th centuries. Then e...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Stockholm and the Sea

Discover the delights of Stockholm from the water as we cross the city’s stunning harbor before sailing through the tranquil Royal Canal on a tour ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
The Cool Capital

Discover the best views over beautiful Stockholm as we stroll through the old working class heritage area on Sodermalm. Later, we visit the world's...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Languages across Sweden, Norway, and Denmark The official language of Sweden is Swedish, the official language of Norway is Norwegian, and the official language of Denmark is Danish.
  • Currency used in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark: The currency of Sweden is the Swedish Krona, the currency of Norway is the Norwegian Krone, and the currency of Denmark is the Danish Krone.
  • Capital cities: Stockholm (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), and Copenhagen (Denmark)/li>
  • Time Zone(s) in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark: Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Sweden, Norway, and Denmark passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Sweden, Norway or Denmark
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Sweden has a varied climate, with the north experiencing colder conditions than the south. The country has a temperate climate overall, but winters in the northern regions are significantly colder. Summers in Sweden are generally mild to warm, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C. The coastal areas experience more maritime influences, while inland regions have a more continental climate. Sweden also has distinct seasons, with beautiful autumn foliage and snowy winters.

Norway's climate varies from region to region due to its long coastline and mountainous terrain. Coastal areas experience milder winters and cooler summers due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. Inland regions have colder winters with more snowfall, and summers tend to be mild. The western coast receives high rainfall throughout the year, while the eastern regions are drier. Norway's fjords and mountains contribute to dramatic weather patterns and stunning landscapes.

Denmark has a temperate maritime climate, influenced by the surrounding seas. Winters in Denmark are mild, with temperatures averaging around freezing point. Summers are generally cool to mild, with average temperatures ranging from 15°C to 20°C. The country experiences moderate rainfall throughout the year, but precipitation is evenly distributed. Danish weather can be changeable, with a mix of sunny, rainy, and cloudy days. The coastal areas enjoy the influence of the Baltic and North Sea, creating a pleasant seaside atmosphere.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Chandulal Changela
Review date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Service
Booking process was very easy, Lisa was very helpful explaining and including all available discounts
Vacation
we had a great travel director David Tavino,, seen some great fjords in Norway, Stockholm area was beautiful, overall we had a great time with wonderful travel companions
Trusted Customer
Review date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Service
Quick response to requests & worked with me to find flights from different US cities that had us arrive within an hour of each other.
Vacation
Travel director, Lasse was fantastic, the best of my 5 previous Trafalgar tours that were all great. Could tell he spent lot of time preparing videos, music play lists, local treats & activities for long bus rides. Damien the coach driver was a master at the narrow, hairpin curves of Norway.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Saturday, July 8, 2023
Service
Met expectations, response to e and v mail more than a couple of days though.
Vacation
Excellent tour guide and driver, unfortunatel unseasonbly hot— 80’s and hotels not air conditioned/small rooms and windows that didn’t open much, food avg. Coach very comfortable.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Service
Both the driver and tour guide were excellent. The driver (Valeri or Valeris) was skillfully adept at maneuvering the bus through tight spaces and particularly in the "hairy hairpins" of the Norwegian part of the tour. Our guide Jeffrey Engle spoke clearly and insightfully and gave us excellent guidance. We are grateful for his understanding recommendations for parts of the included and optional tours based on our mobilities.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring Scandinavia. What a spectacular area! We hope you came home with many memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your business and your feedback.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Vacation
The best part, to us, was Norway's scenery. We could have feasted on this portion of the trip for the entire tour.
Ann Taylor
Review date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Service
Everyone was VERY helpful, knowledgeable, efficient and professional.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are ecstatic that you enjoyed your trip to Scandinavia. It certainly is a beautiful and unique region. Thank you for trusting us to help you plan and book your vacation. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Vacation
The tour was wonderful. Obviously, a lot of work and planning went into it. There was something for everyone . . . big cities and small farms, palaces and historical churches, quaint hotels and contemporary ones, a bus, variety of ferries, and a train. Norway's transportation system is impressive. Our tour guide/team were excellent. Certainly knew their jobs very well, were personable, knowledgeable about the countries, entertaining, concerned for our well-being, and ran a smooth tour. I can't rave enough about Amanda and her team.
Mary Daly
Review date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Service
The Travel coordinators were excellent, they were always available to answer my questions and assist with my booking. It was a pleasure working with GET.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed working with the GET team! Thank you for choosing us to help you plan and book your trip. Scandinavia is such a beautiful area - we're happy you enjoyed exploring it. Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Vacation
Amazing trip and our tour guide Xavier was wonderful
Tuyetmai Nguyen
Review date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Service
Easy booking, good services, timely email with trip informations. Would book again and recommend to friends
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring Scenic Scandinavia. Such a beautiful area! Thank you so much for your kind words, and we would be honored to help you plan your next trip when you are ready to travel again. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation!
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Vacation
Amazing sceneries; professional, knowledgeable and caring tour director (Cat)
Marybeth Cody
Review date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Service
It was a wonderful tour.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed exploring Scandinavia. It's such a beautiful and scenic part of the world. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Vacation
we had a great time. everything we saw was great
William Schneider
Review date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Service
Really Good Tour Guide- Lasse
Vacation
Perfect pace and guide. Thanks
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Service
The trip was easy to book and all went well. No problems!
Vacation
The pace was just right for us!
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