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Country Roads of Scandinavia

12 Day Tour to Copenhagen, Oslo & Bergen

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12 Days
2 Countries

Norway, Denmark

13 Cities

Oslo, Ullensvang, Flam Railway, Bergen, Stavanger, Lyngdal, Kristiansand, Hirtshals, Aalborg, Aarhus, Jelling, Odense, Copenhagen

17 Meals

2 Dinner with Wines, 11 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Comfortable

Mainly 2 and 3 night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 33
Tour brand Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations

If you typically fly business with extra legroom and appreciate 4 and 5-star hotels and one-of-a-kind experiences, Insight Vacations is a great fit for you. Get all the sights and insights, up close and personal on these premium guided tours and enjoy business class seating on luxury motorcoaches designed just for Insight Vacations, with double the legroom and personal space of a regular touring coach. Engage your curiosity with hand-selected experiences, immerse yourself in local culture with superior dining and stay in style at highly rated hotels. Every tour includes at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. These immersive impact experiences are not only a positive force for change in the destinations you visit, by advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also offer you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community.

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Prefer to get off the beaten track? On our Country Roads tours, you'll leave the tourist hotspots behind and explore your destination from the perspective of a local. You'll eat like a local and enjoy farm-to-table dining. Seen all the iconic sites? Discover a new perspective!

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Treat your senses to a tour of Scandinavia’s towering mountains, crystalline fjords and Viking history on this immersive itinerary. Admire the spires and ramparts of Akershus Castle in Oslo, the humming seaside economy of the Bergen Fish Markets and Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. Journey on the Flåm railway through the mountain pass to Myrdal and onwards to Bergen. The delights of the Fjords are front and center on the Lysefjord Cruise, with panoramic views and a close encounter with the iconic, 2000-foot tall, Pulpit Rock. In Denmark, pause for a little local dining in Aalborg where a farm-to-table feast of Danish delicacies is whipped up from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Across the Jutland Peninsula on the island of Fyn, the Hans Christian Andersen House tells the story of the famous fairytale writer—charting his life, loves and travels.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Oslo

Your adventure begins in Norway's Capital, Oslo. In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for dinner paired with wine..

A lion statue in front of the Norwegian Parliament building in Oslo, Norway
Thon Hotel Opera View Hotel Details
Included Meals Dinner with Wine

Thon Hotel Opera

About the Hotel

Oslo, Norway

The Thon Hotel Opera is ideally positioned in Oslo's centrally-located, waterfront Bjørvika district, just a few steps from the intrguing Oslo Opera House, which can be seen from the front doors of the hotel. Comfortable rooms feature contemporary furnishings and free WiFi ensures you'll be connected to friends and family throughout your stay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Authentic Dining Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers in Oslo, Norway
Oslo Welcome Dinner

Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 17:30, to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Day 2

Cosmopolitan Oslo

Sightseeing with a Local Expert includes views of Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace. Walk around the Opera House and marvel at the stricking contemporary architecture of the new Bjorvika district. Wander through Frogner Park, with its intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The afternoon is at your leisure to continue exploring as you wish. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the most modern ski jump in the world? Maybe explore City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held, or walk upon the famous architecture of Oslo Opera House. 

The Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway
Thon Hotel Opera View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Thon Hotel Opera

About the Hotel

Oslo, Norway

The Thon Hotel Opera is ideally positioned in Oslo's centrally-located, waterfront Bjørvika district, just a few steps from the intrguing Oslo Opera House, which can be seen from the front doors of the hotel. Comfortable rooms feature contemporary furnishings and free WiFi ensures you'll be connected to friends and family throughout your stay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights The Opera in Oslo, Norway
Oslo City Tour

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

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Panorama of Frogner Park, Oslo, Norway
Oslo Frogner Park Visit

Take a moment to contemplate the interesting Vigeland sculptures when you visit Frogner Park.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences
Arctic Explorers and the Polar Ship Fram

Step aboard the polar ship Fram, the strongest wooden ship ever built, to experience the life and work of Norway's famous Arctic explorers. The exp...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Norwegian Skiing Museum visit in Holmenkollen, Norway
Norwegians Are Born With Skis On Their Feet

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Oslo ski jump. At 1,400 feet in the air, our Local Expert will share 4,000 years of skiing history with you in...

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Optional Experiences

Day 3

Oslo - Ullensvang

Journey across the Hardanger Plateau, Europe's greatest mountain plateau and the largest national park in the Nordic countries, before arriving at your hotel in Ullensvang.

Hardanger Bridge, Norway
Ullensvang View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Ullensvang

About the Hotel

Ullensvang, Norway

Hotel Ullensvang is situated along Hardanger Fjord, this idyllic waterfront hotel boasts an array of breath-taking and picture-perfect landscapes of Folgefonna Glacier.

Make the most of your stay in the Ullensvang Bath, with our 88-meter-long swimming channel stretching from our heated indoor pool to outdoor infinity pool or relaxing in the delightful gardens with private beach and unique landscapes.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Spa
  • Concierge

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Hardanger National Tourist Road, Hardanger Plateau, Norway
Hardanger Plateau Scenic Drive

Pass through the National Park known for its beautiful arctic tundra.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences Apple Orchard and Cider Tasting, Norway
Norway's Apple Orchards & Cider Tasting

Stroll through the orchards and discover why this area of Norway is so suited to fruit trees and cider production that it even has its own protecte...

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Optional Experiences

Day 4

Ullensvang - Flåm - Bergen

Travel to the Nærøyfjord for the opportunity to visit Viking Valley and cruise this UNESCO listed fjord on an Optional Experience. After, continue to the coastal city of Bergen by a traditional train of the Flåm railway. Journey from the shores of the Aurlandsfjord on one of the world's steepest railways through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountainside. And breathe in the fresh mountain air while you drink in the views of the rushing waterfalls, glacial rivers and verdant scenery. This evening join your Travel Director at a Local Restaurant for Dinner.

Wooden buildings in Bergen, Norway
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

About the Hotel

Bergen, Norway

The Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz is centrally located near Vågen Harbor. The simple, yet modern-designed rooms offer a comfortable feel and free WiFi so you'll be able to share all your adventures with friends and family.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Business Centre
  • Gym

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights Flam train journey in Flam, Norway
Flåm Railway Scenic Train

Journey on one of the world's steepest railways through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountainside of the narrow Flåm Valley.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences Naeroyfjord & Mountain Scenery, Naeroyfjord, Norway
Viking Valley & Cruise UNESCO's Nærøyfjord

Immerse yourself in Viking life when you meet the inhabitants of Njardarheim who will take you back 1000 years in time. Follow this with a cruise a...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 5

The Hanseatic port of Bergen

A Local Expert introduces you to Bergen. The ancient Hanseatic port city still largely looks to the sea for its living, as evidenced by the picturesque and lively Fish Market, set in a charming location in the heart of the city. The market also has stalls selling a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and souvenirs. After seeing the 13th century Haakon’s Hall, there will be time to explore all that this exciting town has to offer. Perhaps you might like to visit the home of composer Edvard Grieg, before ascending Mount Fløyen by the only funicular in Scandinavia.

Colourful facades of Bryggen, Norway
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

About the Hotel

Bergen, Norway

The Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz is centrally located near Vågen Harbor. The simple, yet modern-designed rooms offer a comfortable feel and free WiFi so you'll be able to share all your adventures with friends and family.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Business Centre
  • Gym

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights View of Bryggen in Bergen, Norway
Bergen City Tour

With your Local Expert, see the many colorful stalls of the lively Fish Market and marvel at the 13th century Haakon's Hall.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences Visit Edvard Grieg's home with funicular in Bergen, Norway
Edvard Grieg's Home and Funicular

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

Day 6

A Coastline Like No Other

Travel along this incredible coastline and sail across fjords passing an abundance of islands. Arrive in Stavanger, one of Norway’s oldest cities founded almost 900 years ago. The city has continued to evolve with changing times and now is the headquarters of the Norwegian oil industry, Stavanger is a fusion of old world charm and cosmopolitan flair. Cruise the Lysefjord and admire the waterfalls and Pulpit Rock overhanging the fjord.

Stavanger Harbour Stavanger, Norway
Thon Hotel Maritim View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Thon Hotel Maritim

About the Hotel

Stavanger, Norway

Thon Hotel Maritim is located in the heart of downtown Stavanger. The hotel features stunning views of Breivatnet lake and is within walking distance of all the shopping, nightlife, cultural and entertainment options that downtown Stavanger has to offer.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Laundry

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Bergen Stavanger Drive Cruise, Stavanger, Norway
West Coast Norway Scenic Cruise

Fjord hop from Bergen to Stavanger.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 7

Lyngdal and Kristiansand

In Lyngdal, tour the Wild Salmon Center with a biologist guide, learn about protecting salmon populations and the local ecosystem. Observe the majestic fish in their own environment, via a unique indoor 'staircase' and viewing area. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive around the southern cape of Norway. Upon arrival in Kristiansand, your orientation walk of the city Center will show you the Dom Kirke and the Nupen Fountain. Savor a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. 

Coastal landscape in West Norway, Stavanger
Thon Hotel Parken View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Thon Hotel Parken

About the Hotel

Kristiansand, Norway

The Thon Hotel Parken is centrally located near Wergeland Park and Kristiansand Cathedral. The simple, yet modern-designed rooms offer a comfortable feel and free WiFi so you'll be able to share all your adventures with friends and family.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Room Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Insight Experiences Lyngdal, Norway
Learn about Wild Salmon from a Biologist in Lyngdal

Tour the Wild Salmon Center with a biologist guide and learn about protecting salmon populations and the local ecosystem.

Included in Trip

Insight Experiences

Top Rated Highlights Kristiansand Cathedral in Norway
Kristiansand Orientation

During your orientation with your Travel Director, walk the city center and see the Dom Kirke and Nupen Fountain.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 8

Kristiansand to Aalborg

Say farewell to Norway as you sail across the Skagerrak to Hirtshals, Denmark. Your journey continues to Aalborg, Denmark's forth largest city. This evening, we will join for dinner in a local restaurant.

Wind turbines in Aarhus, Denmark
Comwell Hvide Hus View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Comwell Hvide Hus

About the Hotel

Aalborg, Denmark

Hotel Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg has one of the city's most beautiful and central locations. Since its opening in 1969, the hotel has been a well-known landmark in Aalborg - both architecturally and as one of the city's best hotels. We are located right next to the Aalborg Congress and Culture Center and also have our own 5-star meeting and conference facilities.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Foreign Currency Exchange

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Norwegian flag on ferry from Kristiansand, Norway to Denmark
Sail Across Skagerrak Straight

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

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 9

Journey to Odense

A vibrant mix of youthful energy and a blast from the past makes Aarhus a city with an energetic pulse. Join your Travel Director for an orientation of the city center. See the City Hall, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum - topped with an immense and interactive artwork - and Dokk1, the largest public library in Scandinavia. En route to Odense, you will stop at Denmark's first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the town of Jelling, visiting the Home of the Viking Kings Museum. Then cross the Jutland Peninsula to the town of Odense, on the island of Fyn.

Colourful houses in Aarhus, Denmark
Comwell HC Andersen View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Comwell HC Andersen

About the Hotel

Odense, Denmark

Comwell H.C. Andersen Odense is located in the city center, just a few minutes walk from the station, the pedestrian shopping street and H.C. Andersen's House and other attractions. Whether you need accommodation for a private or business stay, Comwell H.C. Andersen Odense is the ideal choice with 157 comfortable and modern rooms close to everything.  

Hotel Amenities

  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights
Visit the Home of the Viking Kings

Kongernes Jelling - Home of the Viking Kings visit uses lighting, sound and imaginative special effects bringing to life Viking adventure stories from 1000 years ago.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences Danish Family Dinner, Aaborg, Norway
Danish Dinner Experience

Tonight we'll enjoy a local dinner incorporating some of the best traditions of Danish cuisine and soak up the vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere of Odense town.

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Optional Experiences

Day 10

Odense and the Fairytales of Fyn

Visit Odense with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the Hans Christian Andersen House, a museum dedicated to his life and works. Learn all about the famous fairytale writer as you follow his career, travels and love life. Alternatively, visit St Canute's Cathedral and hear tales of Canute, Denmark's first royal saint.

See the colourful houses in Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

About the Hotel

Copenhagen, Denmark

Rising high above the city skyline, Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel affords stunning views of the ancient City Hall, the gilded church towers of Christianshavn and the picturesque coast.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
Visit Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Make the most of the long summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous entertainment park, full of fantasy, fun and charm.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Hans Christian Andersen, Odense, Denmark
Odense Museum Visit

Be enchanted by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen's life when you visit the museum dedicated to his life and works.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights
St Canute's Cathedral

Visit St Canute's Cathedral and hear tales of Canute, Denmark's last Viking king and first saint.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 11

Wonderful Copenhagen

Meet your Local Expert and pay a visit to Hans Christian Andersen's iconic Little Mermaid statue. Later, see Christiansborg Palace, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, the unusual Round Tower and Copenhagen Cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. The afternoon is at your leisure. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the Cofoco restaurant and enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner of sustainable ingredients, as you toast to the end of your Scandinavian adventure.

Guards at The Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

About the Hotel

Copenhagen, Denmark

Rising high above the city skyline, Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel affords stunning views of the ancient City Hall, the gilded church towers of Christianshavn and the picturesque coast.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Make Travel Matter Enjoy a Celebration Dinner at Cofoco Restaurant Copenhagen, Demark
Dine at a Sustainable Restaurant in Copenhagen

For your Celebration Dinner enjoy a meal at Cofoco, a restaurant leading the way in minimizing food waste and acting for a sustainable future.

Included in Trip

Make Travel Matter

Top Rated Highlights Cobblestone alley in Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen City Tour

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

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Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

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

Drive along the scenic coastal road of the Danish Riviera to the castles of North Zealand. See Fredensborg, the summer residence of the Royal Famil...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 12

Depart Copenhagen

Your trip comes to an end this morning. 

The Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark
Included Meals Breakfast

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Top rated highlights

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

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Oslo City Tour

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

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Oslo Frogner Park Visit

Take a moment to contemplate the interesting Vigeland sculptures when you visit Frogner Park.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Hardanger Plateau Scenic Drive

Pass through the National Park known for its beautiful arctic tundra.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Flåm Railway Scenic Train

Journey on one of the world's steepest railways through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountainside of the narrow Flåm Valley.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Bergen City Tour

With your Local Expert, see the many colorful stalls of the lively Fish Market and marvel at the 13th century Haakon's Hall.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
West Coast Norway Scenic Cruise

Fjord hop from Bergen to Stavanger.

Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Learn about Wild Salmon from a Biologist in Lyngdal

Tour the Wild Salmon Center with a biologist guide and learn about protecting salmon populations and the local ecosystem.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Kristiansand Orientation

During your orientation with your Travel Director, walk the city center and see the Dom Kirke and Nupen Fountain.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Sail Across Skagerrak Straight

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

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit the Home of the Viking Kings

Kongernes Jelling - Home of the Viking Kings visit uses lighting, sound and imaginative special effects bringing to life Viking adventure stories from 1000 years ago.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Make the most of the long summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous entertainment park, full of fantasy, fun and charm.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Odense Museum Visit

Be enchanted by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen's life when you visit the museum dedicated to his life and works.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
St Canute's Cathedral

Visit St Canute's Cathedral and hear tales of Canute, Denmark's last Viking king and first saint.

Included in Trip
Make Travel Matter
Dine at a Sustainable Restaurant in Copenhagen

For your Celebration Dinner enjoy a meal at Cofoco, a restaurant leading the way in minimizing food waste and acting for a sustainable future.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Copenhagen City Tour

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

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Included in Trip

About this trip

Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

2 Dinner with Wines, 11 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Oslo Welcome Dinner

Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 17:30, to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Hand-Picked Hotels

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

Thon Hotel Opera
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz
Thon Hotel Parken
Radisson Blu Scandinavia 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
Arctic Explorers and the Polar Ship Fram

Step aboard the polar ship Fram, the strongest wooden ship ever built, to experience the life and work of Norway's famous Arctic explorers. The exp...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Norwegians Are Born With Skis On Their Feet

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Oslo ski jump. At 1,400 feet in the air, our Local Expert will share 4,000 years of skiing history with you in...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Viking Valley & Cruise UNESCO's Nærøyfjord

Immerse yourself in Viking life when you meet the inhabitants of Njardarheim who will take you back 1000 years in time. Follow this with a cruise a...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Edvard Grieg's Home and Funicular

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
Danish Dinner Experience

Tonight we'll enjoy a local dinner incorporating some of the best traditions of Danish cuisine and soak up the vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere of Odense town.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
North Zealand Castle Tour

Drive along the scenic coastal road of the Danish Riviera to the castles of North Zealand. See Fredensborg, the summer residence of the Royal Famil...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Scandinavia

  • 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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