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Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords Women Only

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $4,150 per person
AUG 2023
Sognefjord, Norway

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Copenhagen, Odense, Randers, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen, Voss Municipality, Flam, Sognefjord, Geiranger, Lom, Lillehammer, Oslo, Stockholm ...more Copenhagen, Odense, Randers, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen, Voss Municipality, Flam, Sognefjord, Geiranger, Lom, Lillehammer, Oslo, Stockholm
  1. 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 a late afternoon orientation drive and Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and travel companions.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Marriott
  2. 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 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, 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Marriott
  3. Day 3 Journey past Stunning Scenery to Randers Stays With Stories

    Today we 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 cosy 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Randers
  4. Day 4 Set Sail for 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 Stavanger City
  5. Day 5 Onwards to Colourful Bergen Connect with Locals

    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 over dinner at a special Be My Guest experience, visiting the Øvre-Eide farm, worked for five generations by the same family.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Thon Orion
  6. Day 6 Bergen Your Way

    Enjoy a full free day in the cultural centre of Bergen or perhaps have lunch in the fish market. 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
    hotel Thon Orion
  7. Day 7 Enjoy the Spectacular Flåm Railway and on to Sognefjord Dive Into Culture Stays With Stories

    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 one of Trafalgar’s Stays With Stories, 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Sognefjord
  8. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Havila
  9. Day 9 A Day at the Breathtaking Geirangerfjord Make Travel Matter

    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
    hotel Havila
  10. Day 10 Venture to Historic Lom and Lillehammer Dive Into Culture

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Scandic
  11. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Scandic
  12. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Clarion
  13. 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 travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner this evening to toast to an unforgettable Scandinavian adventure.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Clarion
  14. Day 14 Farewell Scandinavia

    Our epic journey has come to an end. Bid Stockholm and your newfound friends a fond farewell. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Scenic Scandinavia Its Fjords Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • 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

Dining Summary

  • 13 Breakfast (B)
  • 6 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

Be My Guest

  • Bergen: 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.

Dive Into Culture

  • Lom: 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.
  • Flam: 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.

Iconic Experience

  • Stockholm: With your Local Specialist, visit Gamla Stan to see the cathedral where Swedish kings have been coronated and wander the narrow streets of the Old Town.
  • Oslo: With your Local Specialist, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace.
  • Lillehammer: Travel through the legendary Gudbrandsdalen and admire the dramatic geography of the valley.
  • Geiranger: Fjords, lakes and forests create a picturesque setting for your travels to Geiranger.
  • Bergen: Explore this Wooden City led by your Travel Director and hear about the seafaring traditions of this beautiful harbourside town.
  • Stavanger: Admire the raw Norwegian landscape as your travels continue from the port of Kristiansand to Stavanger, one of the country's oldest settlements.
  • Odense: Admire the fairytale charm of historic Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.
  • Copenhagen: With your Local Specialist, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and the unusual Rundertaarn, which is the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Odense, Stavanger, Bergen, Sognefjord, Geirangerfjord 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

Trafalgar Difference

  • Geiranger: 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.
  • Sognefjord: Step into nature at Sognefjord Hotel, located on a peninsula stretching out into the magnificent Sognefjord, and soak up the breath-taking lake water views.
  • Randers: Hotel Randers is one of the oldest hotels in the area, with its original artwork and VIP-rich guestbook.

Whats Included

  • : 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

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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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.


Available on Day 2

Danish Traditions And Canal Cruise

This evening enjoy an hour-long cruise along the canals and experience stunning views of the city from the harbor. We'll then visit the fairy-tale village of Dragør, 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.
Adult Price: € 59

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: € 53


Available on Day 5

Grieg And Bergen Insights

Join us as we head out along the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Norwegian Fjord to visit the home of famous composer Edvard Grieg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the villa that inspired many of his masterworks. You’ll also explore the city of Bergen, with its colorful buildings and historical lanes, before seeing stunning views of the city as you take a trip up the hillside by funicular railway.
Adult Price: € 47

Available on Day 6

War History and Peaceful Traditions

Come with us as we explore the lost village of Televag, destroyed when the German army discovered the villagers’ support of the resistance in World War II. You’ll visit the museum before we journey to a traditional Norwegian fishing village for coffee and local pancakes.
Adult Price: € 43


Available on Day 7

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

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


Available on Day 8

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 listed, the Geirangerfjord is home to tiny farms, the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters waterfalls, which you’ll discover as we explore.
Adult Price: € 60

Available on Day 9

Trollstigen Explored

Join us on one of Norway's most spectacular drives - the path of the Trolls. A masterpiece of Norwegian engineering, Trollstigen is rugged mountain scenery at its finest.
Adult Price: € 51


Available on Day 10

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


Available on Day 11

The Fram Museum

Today we’ll take a walk on the stunning marble roof of the Oslo Opera House, rising from the waves, before sailing across the harbor to visit one of the most famous Norwegian museums. The 19th-century polar exploration ship Fram is the museum’s namesake, it visited both the Arctic and the Antarctic more than a hundred years ago and is a must-see!
Adult Price: € 48


Available on Day 12

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: € 64

Available on Day 13

Altitude and Attitude

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 first Ice Bar and take a drink in glasses made of pure river ice.
Adult Price: € 45

Stockholm Discovery Cruise

Enjoy the beauty of Lake Malaren with your Local Specialist, as we sail from the gardens of Drottningholm Palace, located on a UNESCO World Heritage site, 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 that sank just minutes after sailing, now reclaimed from the Baltic.
Adult Price: € 58

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
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
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
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
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
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
Thursday, August 18, 2022
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
Amazing trip and our tour guide Xavier was wonderful
Tuyetmai Nguyen
Saturday, August 6, 2022
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
Amazing sceneries; professional, knowledgeable and caring tour director (Cat)
Marybeth Cody
Friday, July 29, 2022
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
we had a great time. everything we saw was great
William Schneider
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Really Good Tour Guide- Lasse
Perfect pace and guide. Thanks
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 6, 2019
The trip was easy to book and all went well. No problems!
The pace was just right for us!
Trusted Customer
Saturday, September 14, 2019
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.
Sceneries, esp. in Norway, is stunning.
Carol Mansfield
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Yes, I have recommended them to friends. Alyssa was extremely helpful.
Lasse, tour director, and Robert, coach driver, made the whole trip pleasant, relaxing, and delightful.
Roger Wilson
Monday, August 26, 2019
Very smooth and complete.
Found a wonderful sweater in Gieranger.
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