Three Scandinavian Capitals & Spectacular Fjords of Norway
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Destination for this trip:
Bergen, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Loen, Marshall Islands; Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden
Length of trip:
Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 4000 to $ 5000
Best travel dates to go:
June, July, August
Detailed Description of this trip:
Your memorable journey begins in the fairytale capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. Explore picturesque Nyhavn and stroll the famous pedestrian streets. Prepare for a unique mix of Norway’s two finest cities, Oslo and Bergen. At the same time, thread through some of the most extraordinary fjords and spectacular mountains. Your travels end in the enchanting capital of Sweden, Stockholm. The city laced with cobblestone streets, palaces and abundant canals.
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Day 1 - On the Plane
Overnight transatlantic flight from your U.S. gateway city.
Day 2 - Copenhagen
Arrival in Copenhagen.
Upon arrival in Copenhagen a transfer is included to your centrally located hotel. Take the remainder of the day to rest and explore this fantastic city.
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, a remodeled warehouse from 1787 with rustic charm, B
Day 3 - Copenhagen
After breakfast, meet your guide in the lobby between 8:30-10:00 am for your travel documents. At 1:30 pm leave for 3-hr city tour of Copenhagen. This introduction to the city includes the “Storget” – the pedestrian walking street, Tivoli Gardens, the National Museum, the Old Stock exchange, Nyhavn, Geifion Fountain, The Little Mermaid and both Christiansborg and Amelienborg Palaces.
Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Accommodations: Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, B
Day 4 - Oslo
Copenhagen – Oslo.
The morning is free to take a canal tour or get that last special souvenir.
Mid afternoon take a transfer to the DFDS dock for your overnight ferry. A wonderful smorgasbord and delightful entertainment awaits! DFDS Seaways, Outside Cabins, B, D
Day 5 - Oslo
Oslo – Lofthus.
Enjoy breakfast while sailing into the Oslo fjord.
Disembark to your private coach and travel through Hønefoss, Nesbyen with its beautiful forests and lakes and the Hallingdal Valley. Continue on to Gol and the mountainside city of Geilo. The day culminates with a drive to the Hardanger fjord and ends in lovely Lofthus, home to Edvard Grieg’s many works.
Dinner is included at this charming hotel on the fjord. Accommodations: Ullensvang Hotel where family, tradition and quality come first, B, D
Day 6 - Bergen
Lofthus – Bergen.
Rise for breakfast before taking a short ferry in Kinsarvik that weaves its way along the Hardanger fjord.
After arriving in Kvandal continue by coach through Nordheimsund with its forests of birches, prior to reaching the hanseatic city of Bergen. Take a panoramic 3-hr tour of the city known as the capital of the fjords. Sites to see include St. Mary’s Church, Haakon’s Hall, The Fish and Flower Markets, and the old Bryggen area. The evening is yours to enjoy!
Radisson SAS Norge, one of Bergen’s most prestigious and historic hotels, B.
Day 7 - Bergen
Bergen – Flam – Balestrand.
Awake for a day that won’t disappoint! Begin traveling to the historic town of Voss. From here you board the train that crosses an impressive mountain plateau en route to Myrdal. In Myrdal, connect to the famous Flam railway, descending down for spectacular view of the countryside.
Take some time in this quaint fjord village before embarking on the ferry that crosses the mighty Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The journey culminates in dramatic city of Balestrand – on the edge of the stunning fjord!
Prepare for another extraordinary dinner!
Accommodations: Kvikne’s Hotel, family-run fjordside hotel B, D
Day 8 - Loen
Balestrand – Loen.
Today’s journey begins with a drive to Dragsvik for another short ferry ride to Hella.
Venture further through several picturesque villages and forests before arriving in Skei. Here lies Europe’s biggest mainland glacier, Jostedalsbreen. After relishing in a short retreat continue passed Loen and on to the breathtaking Briksdal Glacier. Get ready for an experience of a lifetime – a ride in a “Troll car” to the very snout of the glacier and witness firsthand the amazing blue ice.
Late afternoon arrive in scenic Loen, surrounded by more impressive mountains and fjords. Accommodations: Alexandra Hotel, a perfectly situated hotel in the majestic fjords, B, D
Day 9 - Loen
Loen –Geiranger – Loen.
Your memorable journey continues via Hella for the ferry that crosses the dramatic Geiranger Fjord. Experience first hand why this fjord is on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list, situated among lush mountains and breathtaking waterfalls. Enjoy lunch as you meander into unspoiled landscape near Geiranger at the famous Union Hotel. After lunch, travel by coach up 1500 meters above sea level, to see the fantastic view at Dalsnibba point.
Return to hotel in Loen for dinner. Alexandra Hotel, B, L, D
Day 10 - Oslo
Loen – Oslo.
Leave Loen for a visit to Norway’s oldest Stave church in Lom – dating back to the 12th century. Say farewell to the fjords area in central Norway and proceed via Otta to the unique capital city of Oslo!
Clarion Royal Christiania Hotel, a modern, full service hotel in the heart of Oslo, B
Day 11 - Oslo
Awake for an early morning 3-hr comprehensive city tour of the city idyllically situated by a fjord. Highlights include Holmenkollen for a panoramic view of the city and the famous ski jumps, the Viking Ship museum, Vigeland’s sculpture park, and a view of the Royal Palace and Karl Johan, the famous pedestrian street. Afternoon is free to explore this Viking capital at your own pace.
Clarion Royal Christiania Hotel, B.
Day 12 - Stockholm
Oslo – Stockholm.
Prepare for a dynamic day. Pass through the alluring Norwegian and Swedish forests to the region of many legends, Varmland. Then continue on to Karlstad and Mariefred for a short visit to the Gripsholm castle, dating back to the 16th century. Venture further through varied landscapes for a late day arrival in Stockholm.
Grand Hotel, a sumptuous hotel in the heart of Stockholm, B
Day 13 - Stockholm
After another traditional Scandinavian breakfast, indulge in a 3-hr tour of this remarkable city known as “beauty on water” built on 14 islands. Sites included are visits to City Hall, known for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Cathedral, the 700 hundred year old seat of the archbishop, and a stroll through the cobblestoned streets of charming Gamla Stan. (Old Town) The afternoon is at your leisure – maybe make a visit to Djurgården or a canal boat tour.
Accommodations: Grand Hotel, B
Day 14 - Stockholm
Breakfast before your transfer (included) to the airport for your return flight to the U.S. or extend with one the modules below!
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