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Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $3,686 per person

Countries Visited

Denmark, Norway, Sweden ...more Denmark, Norway, Sweden

Locations Visited

Copenhagen, Randers, Stavanger, Hirtshals, Kristiansand, Bergen, Myrdal, Flam, Leikanger, Voss, Geiranger, Lillehammer, Lom, Oslo, Stockholm ...more Copenhagen, Randers, Stavanger, Hirtshals, Kristiansand, Bergen, Myrdal, Flam, Leikanger, Voss, Geiranger, Lillehammer, Lom, Oslo, Stockholm
  1. Day 1 Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Copenhagen - the enchanting Danish capital that inspired Hans Christian Andersen to share tales of mermaids, queens and ugly ducklings with the world. Spend the day embracing its quintessential hygge found throughout its charming streets before enjoying a late afternoon orientation drive and Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and travel companions.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Marriott
  2. Day 2 Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join a 'Local Specialist' today for a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour of the iconic sights of Copenhagen. The Amalienborg Palace Quarter takes centre stage as you admire its 18th-century façades and equine statue of King Frederik V at its centre. We'll see the 17th-century Stock Exchange, Christianborg Palace and the Neo-Classical Cathedral before paying tribute to the tragic Little Mermaid who was willing to give up her life in the sea to become human. Spend the rest of the day on your own, strolling through the city's streets, or embrace your inner child in Europe's oldest amusement park, the Tivoli Gardens. This evening, consider taking to Copenhagen's waters and enjoying a canal cruise with stunning city views.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Copenhagen – Odense – Randers

    We leave the fairy tales behind for the Danish island of Funen, and Odense, the city where Hans Christian Andersen was born. Continuing across the pastoral landscapes of the Jutland Peninsula, we arrive in Randers, with its cosy half-timbered merchant houses and narrow medieval streets. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' - the Hotel Randers, one of the oldest hotels in the area with original artwork and a VIP-rich guestbook.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Randers
  4. Day 4 Randers – Stavanger

    Set sail from Hirtshals across the Skagerrak 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Scandic Forum
  5. Day 5 Stavanger – Bergen (2 Nights)

    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 colourful Bryggen Quarter. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' for a 'Be My Guest' dinner, visiting the Øvre-Eide farm, worked for five generations by the same family.

    Please Note: If your trip starts in Copenhagen on a Thursday, your 'Be My Guest' dinner in Bergen, will take place on day 6 of this trip.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Scandic Neptun
  6. Day 6 Bergen Free Day

    Enjoy a full free day in the cultural centre of Bergen or ascend its funicular for spectacular views of the fjords and islands. Consider an Optional Experience to Telavåg, which played a significant role in the secret North Sea boat traffic between Norway and Great Britain during World War II.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Bergen – Flåm Railway – Sognefjord

    We drive east to the popular ski resort of Voss, where we'll board a train ascending over 860 metres above sea level. 'Dive Into Culture' on one of the world's most exciting train journeys, through the Flåm Valley past the Kjosfossen and legendary forest spirit who dances in front of the waterfall to lure men into the mountains. Later, arrive in Sognefjord, the 'King of the Fjords', where we will stay overnight at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories'.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Sognefjord
  8. Day 8 Sognefjord – Geiranger (2 Nights)

    Norway's incredible glacier countryside surrounds us as we follow the spectacular Sognefjord to Geirangerfjord - 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 'Stays With Stories' - Hotel Geiranger.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Geiranger
  9. Day 9 Geiranger Free Day

    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, travelling past steep mountain slopes, tumbling cascades and fertile valleys. After a day in intoxicating natural surrounds, we dine in our hotel this evening.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  10. Day 10 Geiranger – Lom – Lillehammer

    A scenic drive from Geiranger through high peaks brings us to Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here we will 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 Gudbrandsdalen 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Scandic
  11. Day 11 Lillehammer – Oslo Sightseeing and Free Time

    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. Consider a visit to the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum to see the world's best-preserved Viking ships and finds from Viking tombs found around the fjord.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Scandic Solli
  12. Day 12 Oslo – Stockholm (2 Nights)

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Clarion
  13. Day 13 Stockholm Sightseeing and Free Time

    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 travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner this evening to toast to an unforgettable Scandinavian adventure.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  14. Day 14 Depart Stockholm

    Our epic journey has come to an end. Bid Stockholm and your newfound friends a fond farewell. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry from Denmark to Norway.
  • Ferry across the Boknafjord.
  • Ferry across the Sognefjord.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Train journey on the famous Flam Railway.
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Bergen
  • VISIT Odense, Stavanger, the Sognefjord, Geiranger, the Stave Chuch in Lom, the Olympic Town of Lillehammer, Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo and Stockholm's City Hall
  • VIEW the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Haakon's Hall in Bergen and the Geirangerfjord
  • SEE Hamar Olympic ice arena and Oslo's Royal Palace

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
  • Special Rate Solo Rooming
Price Discount Availability Price
  • Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include a discount on standard single supplement.
Optional Add-Ons

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.

Copenhagen

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. 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.
Adult Price: €51

Danish Traditions And Canal Cruise

This evening we'll visit the fairy-tale village of Dragor, with its thatched cottages and pretty working harbour. 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 harbour.
Adult Price: €56

Bergen

Grieg And Bergen Insights

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.
Adult Price: €43

War History And Peaceful Traditions

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.
Adult Price: €43

Sognefjord

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 deepest fjord in Norway. Get to know a typical Scandinavian family, and something about their day-to-day lives. Learn a little of both the history, which dates back to Viking times and present-day traditions. We'll also sample the local homemade delicacies.
Adult Price: €44

Fjords And Mountains

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.
Adult Price: €50

Geiranger

Dalsnibbia 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 listed, the Geirangerfjord is home to tiny farms, the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters waterfalls, which you’ll discover as we explore.
Adult Price: €55

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.
Adult Price: €49

Lillehammer

Treasures Of Lillehammer

Explore Lillehammer on a guided visit to the charming folklore museum of Maihaugen, on the hills above the Olympic Town. You’ll also visit the Olympic Arena, and enjoy an exciting ride in the chairlift (weather permitting) to the top of the ski-slope, for wonderful panoramic views over the town and Lake Mjosa.
Adult Price: €43

Oslo

Vikings And Explorers

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.
Adult Price: €43

Stockholm

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 enjoy delicious Swedish cuisine in a popular local restaurant, with a drink included.
Adult Price: €59

Altitude and Attitude

Savour 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 the very best views over the city and its archipelago, with a visit to the viewing platform of the Kaknas Tower, Sweden’s highest building.
Adult Price: €43

Stockholm Discovery Cruise

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.
Adult Price: €56

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
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!
Trusted Customer
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Service
Our tour guide, Larae, is the best there is. New tour guides should pair up with her to learn from the master. I have traveled for years, and she rates the top among all others.
Vacation
Sceneries, esp. in Norway, is stunning.
Carol Mansfield
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Service
Yes, I have recommended them to friends. Alyssa was extremely helpful.
Vacation
Lasse, tour director, and Robert, coach driver, made the whole trip pleasant, relaxing, and delightful.
Roger Wilson
Monday, August 26, 2019
Service
Very smooth and complete.
Vacation
Found a wonderful sweater in Gieranger.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Service
First person I spoke to was Rob, who happily answered all my questions. I also liked the follow up emails letting me know about upcoming paperwork, etc to expect and to make sure I had taken care of necessities like registering and having all necessary visas, etc.
Vacation
As wonderful the trip was, there were some unpleasant moments in the trip. In one hotel, I had no hot water, in another my room was over multiple carts full of dirty laundry and the noise coming from the laundry room was deafening. Since there was no a/c and I only had one window, I had to go to the front desk for another room. One of the excursions, “Danish traditions & canal cruise “ left a lot to be desired. Wandering by tiny houses and looking in windows followed by an awful dinner at a restaurant recently reopened for us. The canal cruise on a private boat was awful. Not only were th windows so dirty that you couldn’t see through them, but the person narrating the cruise was difficult to understand and was very sing song in speaking. A total waste of 56 EUR.The cruise on the fjords wonderful, seeing waterfalls and other scenery.The local specialist for the fabulous.North Zealand Riviera and Castle tour was snippy and would be talking long before we were all gathered together. We had an incredible driver and guide, and I particularly liked the local specialist we had for Stockholm discovery cruise. She was very approachable, informative, and was like a mother hen keeping track of all of us, which was very much appreciated. The old town dinner was lovely in a beautiful restaurant, and our farewell dinner was
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you very much for your detailed review. We will be sharing your comments and suggestions with our team at Trafalgar and ask them to review all aspects for immediate improvement.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Mary T Lewis
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Service
Dave Frontella always takes excellent care of us. He helps us find the best deal for our particular needs/wants, is patient with our inquiries and responds super quickly. I feel I have a friend at GET and trust him completely.
Vacation
Gorgeous country!! Our travel director, Larae, was really special and our travel experiences were outstanding! A truly beautiful trip!
Ronald Yano
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Service
The tour director and driver were excellent and the hotels were great. Most of the hotels were near the main attractions in the city we visited and staff were helpful and friendly.
Vacation
The tour was easy to book and I made my own arrangements for air. Only complaint was that some of the optional excursions should be included in the base price.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Service
I felt that a few of the optional excursions should have been included in the regular tours such as the visit to the farms. At times, the pacing was a bit much as we had to get up each morning so early and had some night excursions the night before. I would like to have some down time built into the day tours.
Vacation
Beautiful scenery and hotel choices.
David Powell
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Service
Everything was great and well done with food and hotels etc. Our guide Larae Malooly was a wonderful person who took great care of us, also our driver was excellent and drove real safe.
Vacation
Again a wonderful trip overall and would always recommend to others
Madonna Lemke
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Service
The travel agent answered all of my questions and the places we went were great. The tour director was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Vacation
Everything was well organized.
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