Tour Scandinavia on a trip through Norway, Sweden and Finland

Tour Scandinavia and discover the many charms and delights on this two-week adventure through Norway, Sweden and Finland. Travel through some of Europe's most stylish capitals and be wowed by some of the world's biggest fjords. Visit Norway's uber-cool Oslo, travel to Sweden's vibrant Stockholm and explore Finland's hip Helsinki. Along the way, uncover a Viking past, learn of a maritime heritage and get swept up in Olympic fever. Whether it's walking along charming streets in Bergen, sailing through vast fjords or cycling around idyllic islands, you'll undoubtedly be left with a multitude of picturesque memories from this once in a lifetime Scandinavian adventure.

Start
Oslo, Norway
Finish
Helsinki, Finland
Countries
Finland,
Norway,
Sweden
Themes
Explorer
Code
BMSH
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
214kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Visit Norway and discover a Viking past in picturesque Oslo
  • Be impressed by Norway's Sognefjord
  • Travel to Sweden and soak up the sun by the lakes
  • Cycle around Finland's Aland Islands
  • Visit Helsinki and get acquainted with Finland's stylish capital
  • Visit Holmenkollen's Ski Museum, which showcases 4,000 years of skiing history

Itinerary

Travel to Norway and discover the irresistible charm and eccentricity of Oslo. If arriving early, head to the National Gallery of Art to glimpse Edvard Munch's famous painting, The Scream, or discover a Viking past at one of Oslo's many museums. Visit nearby Holmenkollen for a short hike on the plateau and wander through the Ski Museum, which is housed inside the monumental Holmenkollen ski jump and explores more than 4,000 years of ski history.
Venture by train across the stunning countryside of the Fjell region. Arrive in Bergen, a quirky city with a host of things to see, ranging from churches and museums to galleries and brightly coloured houses.
Be captivated by the sight of crisp mountain peaks reflected in the glassy waters of Sognefjord on a boat trip. Pass through Naeroyfjord, named for the Norse god of seafarers and the sea. Fishing enthusiasts will love the opportunity to throw a line in, sit back and soak up the serenity.
Make tracks to the alpine playground of Lillehammer and wander through the Trollhaugen Open Air Museum. Perhaps hear tales of heroic feats at the Norwegian Olympic Museum, or conquer misty mountains on a hike.
Head to the lakeside village Mora, a laidback town that encapsulates the most Swedish of Swedish landscapes. Be charmed by tiny countryside villages with red log cottages, pine forests and rolling meadows, and admire the work of a meteorite that crashed into the Earth millions of years ago, forming what is today Lake Siljin. Mora is also the home of artist Anders Zorn and the world’s biggest cross-country ski race, the Vasaloppet. Perhaps take a leisurely boat trip across the lake, sink a line to partake in a little fishing or hike around the gentle rolling surrounds.
Absorb the timeless beauty of Stockholm, the ‘Venice of the North, on an orientation walk and check out the Vasa Museum. Perhaps sample galleries or nightclubs in trendy Sodermalm, head to the Skansen Open Air Museum or join a day trip to Uppsala.
Climb aboard a ferry to the Aland Islands and take some time out. Embark on a cycling sojourn through this pristine maritime area, and then board an overnight ferry to Finland.
Before the Scandinavia Explorer comes to an end, discover a wealth of historical sights and gastronomic wonders in Helsinki. Perhaps visit the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a World Heritage-listed site that was once an important point of defence for the city, or wile away those precious few holiday hours in Kaisaniemi Park.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts
Transport
Bus, Ferry, Metro, Overnight boat, Private vehicle, Public bus, Train, Tram
Accommodation
Hotel (11 nights), Overnight boat (1 night)
Included activities
  • Bicycle tour
  • Holmenkollen Museum
  • Maihaugen Open Air Museum
  • Museum and Bryggen Walk
  • Naeroyfjord Boat Trip
  • Vasa Museum

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.
2. We will operate a slightly amended alternative itinerary on the 16 May 2015 departure. Please see Trip Notes for details.

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Reviews

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