Trans-Scandinavian #2 The Best of Northern Europe

Denmark

Finland

Norway

Sweden

+ Flåmsbana & Fjords

Dive deep into Nordic culture

Submit to the subtle beauty of Northern Europe. From fascinating capitals to gorgeous scenery, discover everything Scandinavia is so famous for. Travel by train, ferry, and coach through Finland, Sweden, Denmark & Norway. Ride the world's most scenic railway line, cruise the "King of Fjords", tour the Royal palaces, taste local specialities. Experience the vibe of the capitals on our guided tours and small towns' unbeatable Nordic charm on our fully escorted small group tour or contact us for your customizable Scandinavian fairy tale.

Itinerary

Helsinki → Stockholm → Copenhagen → Gothenburg → Oslo → Flam → Bergen

Day 1: Arrive at Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to Finland! Upon arrival to Helsinki, take you private transfer to the hotel. Take an advantage of your 24h city transport pass to explore a bit of Helsinki on your own before you meet your guide and fellow travellers at a welcome dinner at the local restaurant where we will enjoy the finest Finnish cuisine. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Helsinki - Ferry to Stockholm, Sweden

Set off for a half-day guided city tour in Helsinki. Start with the City Hall, pass by the Parliament House, the great Lutheran Cathedral and the Sibelius Monument. Helsinki is one of the world’s top 10 most livable cities, it is also famous for its Art Nouveau architecture. Enjoy the day in the city before taking the evening transfer to the Port of Helsinki to board our overnight ferry to Sweden. Seaside Premium Large cabin is an equivalent of a comfortable 4* star hotel room. The journey takes around 15 hours and there are lots of cafes and restaurants on board. Relax and take time to enjoy the great sceneries of the Baltic Sea.

Day 3: Stockholm

Enjoy delicious breakfast on board. Arrive in Stockholm in the morning. Transfer to the hotel and luggage drop off. Meet your Swedish guide for 6-hour Stockholm city tour. First, visit the Royal Castle to marvel at Representation Floors, the Treasury and Museum Three Kronor. Return to our hotel in the downtown for check-in. Then, continue the day and explore the brilliant Old Town that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe and see the Stockholm Cathedral, the City Hall and a tranquil Nordic oasis in the heart of the city, the island of Djurgården. The evening is free for leisure time. City transport 24h card is at your disposal.

Day 4, Stockholm at leisure

Enjoy delicious Swedish breakfast and morning at leisure in charming Stockholm. The city consists of fourteen islands, and as a walking city, offers you constantly changing and breathtaking views on water, forests, parks and beautiful architecture. Travel to Djurgården Island to visit the famous maritime Vasa Museum which displays the only almost fully intact 17th-century ship that has ever been salvaged. Vasa, the pride of Sweden, dates back to 1628. Or, go underground to discover Stockholm Metro with its fantasmagoric piece-of-art subway stations.

Day 4: Stockholm - Copenhagen, Denmark

In the afternoon, take a transfer from the hotel to the railway station to board Stockholm - Copenhagen high-speed train. The panoramic train journey will take 5 hours. It passes the famous Øresund Bridge, an engineering marvel connecting two kingdoms, Sweden and Denmark. Transfer to the hotel in Copenhagen and check-in. The evening is free for leisure or to visit famous Tivoli Park nearby.

Day 5: Copenhagen

After breakfast set off on enlightening full day city tour of Copenhagen with our experienced local guide and your 24h city transport pass. Visit Rosenborg Castle and witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at the front gates. Enjoy the views of the City Hall and Royal Christiansborg Palace, stroll across Kongens Nytorv and see the buildings of the Old Stock Exchange and the Royal Theater. Visit the iconic colourful New Harbour (Nyhavn) where you see the gorgeous Amalienborg Palace where the Royal family lives.

Day 5: Copenhagen

Tasting traditional Danish Smørrebrød for lunch in one of the local harbour cafes is a classic Copenhagen experience not to be missed (lunch is included). We know how important the timing is when you're travelling. Time to be in a place, time to immerse into new culture and new environment. Have some rest and enjoy the undeniable charm of the historical downtown before we continue exploring the city and see the Little Mermaid and other landmarks. Complete the day with some great shopping at Stroget street.

Day 6: Copenhagen - Gothenburg, Sweden

Enjoy delicious breakfast with Danish specialties and check out. Take a transfer to a train station and board a train to the Swedish town of Gothenburg (4 hours). Upon arrival, transfer to your cozy hotel in the downtown to drop off your bags/check in. After lunch (not included) take a half-day walking city tour to explore the old Haga district, visit the famous Fish Market, stroll down the famous Avenue with plenty of cosy restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Transportation card, as usual, is included into your package.

Day 6: Salmon & Shrimps Evening cruise

Do you like the sound of delicious food from the sea, live music entertainment and a cruise through the archipelago with the best views from a classic ship? We depart from harbour Lilla Bommen and take you out through the beautiful Gothenburg archipelago. During the evening we will pass islands Styrsö, Donsö and Brännö. The cruise includes a welcome drink, plenty of shrimp, salmon and herring dishes, mussels and salads with live music entertainment and views of the Gothenburg archipelago. Simply stunning views combined with delicious food, desserts and coffee. If you have a special occasion, we can also add lobster and langoustines (on request).

Day 7: Gothenburg - Oslo, Norway

After breakfast take a transfer to the railway station to catch a train to Norway’s capital (3,5 hours train ride). Arrive at Oslo, take a transfer to a hotel and check-in. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3h afternoon city tour. Start with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, and spend some great time enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature. Proceed to the Royal Palace (outside) and the Akershus fortress. Enjoy charming Oslo at leisure with your 24h city transport pass.

Day 7: Oslo

In the evening, why not take your fellow travelers on a bar crawl? Oslo’s beer scene is bourgeoning, and more and more beer lovers are starting to get a taste for locally made, exotic brew. Some combine unique ingredients and flavours with meals, some occasionally host live music, and some offer fun activities with your drink. We will certainly recommend the hotspots of the season!

Day 8: Oslo

After breakfast, we will explore the city from the sea during 2-hour Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise. It is a short journey to the idyllic green islands dotted in the fjord, home to mysteries and stories and charming Norwegian cottages & boathouses along the shore of Nesodden. Once we are further from the city we will launch our underwater drone to discover the world below the surface of the Oslo fjord. The Kon-Tiki Museum dedicated to the world-famous sea voyage by Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl is a must see in Oslo for everyone who is fond of travel, and we just could not have missed it. Evening of leisure as we have another big day planned for tomorrow.

Day 9: Oslo - Flam - Bergen, Norway

After breakfast, we pick up your luggage and send it straight to Bergen, our final destination. Then we embark Oslo-Myrdal train (5 hours) where we change to a Flåmsbana railway. The train ride between Myrdal and Flåm is considered to be the World’s most scenic train journey, This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard scenery of Norway. Time for lunch in Flam before boarding a ferry to Bergen. The ship will take you through the magnificent Sognefjord, the King of Fjords, in about 5 hours. Sognefjord is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway. Arrive at Bergen late evening, transfer to a hotel and check-in.

Day 10: Bergen

After breakfast, meet your guide for a Bergen walking city tour. Bergen is the quintessential Nordic fishing town and a perfect example of classic Scandinavia, a place of tranquillity, natural beauty and harmony. During the tour, we walk through the famous Bryggen district, visit the Fish Market and experience a fantastic Floibanen Funicular ride, one of Norway's best-known attractions. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner in Bergen (for group tour only), famous for its fish and seafood.

Day 11: Departure from Bergen

Departure day. At the appropriate time, check out of your hotel. Here your Trans-Scandinavian adventure ends. Alternatively, you might embark on a Fjords cruise departing from Bergen daily or opt for other exciting tours from Bergen.

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****Copenhagen The Square (or similar)

Standart room | 18 m² | Free WIFI | Air conditioning | Coffee and tea facilities | Shower | TV with 36 channels | Safe | Minibar | Hair dryer | Make up mirror | Lounge and bar

****Bergen Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (or similar)

Standart room | 21 m² | Room service | Free WIFI | Bar | Restaurant | Ensuite bathroom | Shower | Flat-screen TV | Minibar | 24-hour front desk | Free parking | Tea/Coffee maker

****Oslo Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret (or similar)

Standart room | 18 m² | Free WIFI | Air conditioning | Coffee and tea facilities | Shower | TV | Safe | Minibar | Fitness centre | Restaurant and bar

****Stockholm Elite Hotel Adlon (or similar)

Standart room | 21 m² | Room service | Free WIFI | Bar | Air conditioning | Shower | Flat-screen TV | Minibar | 24-hour front desk | Tea/Coffee maker

****Helsinki Radisson Blu Aleksanteri Hotel (or similar)

Standart room | 17 m² | Free WIFI | Air conditioning | Coffee and tea facilities | Shower | TV | Safe | Minibar | Fitness centre| Bar

**** Gothenburg Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel or similar

Standart room | 25 m² | Free WIFI | Air conditioning | Coffee and tea facilities | Shower | TV | Safe | Minibar | Bar

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Highlights

Experience Flåmsbana - one of the World's most scenic train rides

Enjoy a traditional Smørrebrød and the best of Scandinavian delicacies

Cross the Baltic Sea from Helsinki to Stockholm

Take a scenic boat ride through the Sognefjord, “The King of Fjords”

Witness piece-of-art subway stations of Stockholm Metro

See the Royal Guard Changing ceremony in Copenhagen

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