22 Jan The Magic of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords – Scandinavia – 10 Nights
Day 1: Copenhagen
Transfer & check in to your hotel. In the early evening your tour escort will arrange a get-together to give information about the tour and give you a chance to meet your fellow travellers. Overnight in Copenhagen.
Day 2: Copenhagen
After breakfast enjoy a morning city tour, during which you will see The Little Mermaid guarding the port, Nyhavn with all its restaurants and small boats, the City Hall Square and other main features of Copenhagen. The afternoon is free for individual visits, perhaps to the Tivoli Amusement park or an optional tour to Roskilde. Overnight in Copenhagen.
Day 3: Copenhagen – Oslo
After breakfast depart by coach to North Sealand and the town of Helsingoer, famous for the Kronborg Castle where Hamlet was set. Here you catch a ferry over to Helsingborg in Sweden and then continue along the Swedish West Coast. Towards the evening you will arrive in Oslo, situated by the Oslofjord. Overnight in Oslo.
Day 4: Oslo
After breakfast leave for a city tour of Oslo. Enjoy a walk around the Frogner Park, decorated with sculptures by Gustaf Vigeland. You will also pass the City Hall and the main street, Karl Johan, leading to the Royal Palace. Afternoon free at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Oslo.
Day 5: Oslo-Bergen
After breakfast enter the area of the forests and rivers of Norway, following the Hallingdal Valley, known for its folkloric tradition, and continue to Geilo, a winter resort, refreshing also in the summer. You cross the Mountain plateau of Hardanger and on the descent towards the Fjord you pass the famous Waterfall of Vöringsfossen. You cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry and continue along its shores to Bergen, the Gateway of the Fjords. This is Norway’s second largest city and it is beautifully surrounded by 7 mountains. Overnight in Bergen.
Day 6: Bergen
After breakfast you will be introduced to this remarkable City of the old Hansa. You will enjoy the view of the Bryggen area of old wooden houses that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, as well as the traditional Fish Market. Afternoon is free to explore Bergen. Overnight in Bergen.
Day 7: Sognefjord
After breakfast enjoy travelling through the fjord area with fantastic views from Stalheim as well as a 2 hrs cruise of the Sognefjord, the largest fjord in Norway. Coach from the fjord to the mountain resort of Geilo where you stay the night. Overnight in Geilo.
Day 8: Geilo – Karlstad
After breakfast continue through the Valdres area and then you enter the county of Värmland in Sweden. You will drive through areas with typical Scandinavian scenery and thick forests, which will evoke the atmosphere of the fairy-tales of Trolls and mystery. Overnight in Karlstad.
Day 9: Karlstad – Stockholm
After breakfast travel past forests, lakes and agricultural areas as you approach Stockholm. Arrival in Stockholm around lunch time. Afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight in Stockholm.
Day 10: Stockholm
After breakfast enjoy a city tour that will show you this beautiful capital, built on 14 islands with bridges and viewpoints giving an enchanting feeling of space and light. You will walk around the charming Old Town with its narrow cobbled streets, passing The Royal Palace as well as the Great Church, where the present King and Queen were married in 1976. The afternoon is free for other excursions or visits to the City Hall, the Wasa Museum or a tour to Uppsala and Sigtuna. Overnight in Stockholm.
Day 11: Stockholm
After breakfast transfer to Stockholm Arlanda International Airport for your flight back home.