14 days from Copenhagen to Oslo
Departs From: Copenhagen
Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights also in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flåm, and Bergen. Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagens Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the worlds second-oldest amusement park; Stockholms City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammers Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you ll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; and Oslos Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigelands 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. You ll also visit Hans Christian Andersens museum in Odense, the well-preserved wooden Borgund stave church, and more. No Scandinavia tour would be complete without seeing some of Scandinavias spectacular scenery. You’ll drive through Swedens scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norways longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Siteenjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; a scenic train ride across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau from Bergen to Oslo; and much more.Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. You’ll visit a Norwegian farm and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple cider, they’ll tell you about their history and how cider is made. Another highlight is a guided visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle. And you can try out local specialties at a restaurant in Arhus. From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia will delight all of your senses!Duration:
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Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli GardensODENSE
Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s MuseumARHUS
Visit Den Gamle By; [LF] a special dinner at a local restaurantFREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City HallGRIPSHOLM CASTLE
[LF] Guided visitLILLEHAMMER
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air MuseumBORGUND
Visit the stave churchSOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
[LF] Enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farmBERGEN
Guided walking tour of BryggenBERGEN–OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner
Day 1 ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)Day 2 COPENHAGEN.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the LITTLE MERMAID statue. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS, the city’s colorful amusement park. (B)Day 3 COPENHAGEN–ODENSE–ARHUS.
Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S MUSEUM at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit DEN GAMLE BY, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. This evening, [LF] dinner at a local restaurant has been prepared to try out local specialties. (B,D)Day 4 ARHUS–GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN.
From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by FERRY to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city. (B,D)Day 5 GOTHENBURG–STOCKHOLM.
Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norköping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, settled on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. (B)Day 6 STOCKHOLM
. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)Day 7 STOCKHOLM–GRIPSHOLM CASTLE–KARLSTAD.
On the shores of Lake Mälar, [LF] visit King Gustav Vasa’s GRIPSHOLM CASTLE before continuing west through the scenic Lake District. On the way, get glimpses of the ancient garrison town of Örebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel’s ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vänern. (B,D)Day 8 KARLSTAD–LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY.
A scenic day! Drive through Värmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berling’s Saga, to the Norwegian border. Via the fortress town of Kongsvinger, situated on the mighty Glomma river, and Lake Mjøsa arrive in Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the fascinating MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of artifacts. (B,D)Day 9 LILLEHAMMER–BORGUND–SOGNEFJORD & NÆRØYFJORD–FLÅM.
Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Visit the well-preserved, wooden BORGUND STAVE CHURCH, before arriving in Flåm, where a true highlight awaits: a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,D)Day 10 FLÅM–VOSS–HARDANGERFJORD–BERGEN.
This morning, you may wish to join the panoramic optional Flåm train ride. Then, see the popular lakeside resort of Voss and drive south to the Hardangerfjord, where you will be met by [LF] the family that has owned the STEINSTØ FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to picturesque Bergen, the most characteristic of all Norwegian towns. (B,L)Day 11 BERGEN.
Step back in time and explore Bryggen on a guided walking tour along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colorful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)Day 12 BERGEN–OSLO.
Board the Bergen Railway and travel across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau to Oslo, capital of Norway. (B)Day 13 OSLO.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. The afternoon is free, with a chance to join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions. (B,D)Day 14 OSLO
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)Meals
: Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 1 lunch at a local farm; 7 three-course dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in ArhusTransportation
Motorcoach; ferry crossing; boat cruise. Free WI-FI available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.