Discover stylish Scandinavia on the ultimate urban adventure.
Do as the locals do on this urban adventure reaching from the bohemian quarters of Copenhagen to the stylish boutiques of Oslo. Explore the cobbled streets of Gothenburg, and nibble traditional cinnamon rolls at a Swedish coffee house, then head out to Vrango Island for some kayaking.
Explore Copenhagen like a local and hop on a bike. There is no better way to see the major sites, as well as explore hidden corners of this beautiful city.
Don't miss Gothenburg's Haga district, with its picturesque wooden houses and the iconic Skansen Kronan, as well as laid-back Langgatan street.
Take a ferry to Vrango Island, a stunning fishing town in the Gothenburg Archipelago, and discover this rocky nature haven by kayak.
The areas visited on this trip can be very cold at night throughout the year, especially at the start and end of the season. Please familiarize yourself with what climate to expect, and bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions, including base layers, hat, gloves, scarf, coat and anything else that you think may be applicable.
As accommodation on this trip is twin share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge (some exceptions may apply). Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Also, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. Rooms in Scandinavia tend to be small, and occasionally bathrooms will be shared with other guests.
This trip is quite fast paced to make the most of your time. We will take you on regular orientation walks, so you'll be on your feet quite a lot. While this may be tiring for some, it’s the best way to get your head around a place and to set yourself up for further discoveries.
Please note that on this trip there will not be much time in Norway's capital Oslo. If you would like to explore the city in depth please consider adding one or more additional nights at the end.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 01 September 2018
A single supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. Please note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.
You don't have a lot of time in Oslo at the end of the trip, so if you're keen to explore this spectacular city in depth we recommend you extend your stay by a day or two.
Our A Taste of Scandinavia trips score an average of 4.25 out of 5 based on 53 reviews in the last year.
Taste of Scandinavia was a great experience for a first time solo traveller. Our group got along, and felt like a family, we had dinners, and visited sites together during our free time. I'd recommend packing as light as possible, as there is a bit of walking to accommodations, hand washing was a great help. Downloading offline maps (google, and maps.me) helped me from using paper maps. Downloading Whats App before your trip will help you stay in touch with your group, something I wish I had done before my travels, as I wasn't able to download once I was there.
Review submitted 16 Aug 2018
This tour was an amazing introduction to stunning Scandinavia, and has whetted the appetite for a return visit. Our leader, Gundega, escorted us safely and on time around five cities, providing a fascinating insight each day during the orientation walks, then providing information about free-time options. Every group dinner was an experience with the locals, not tourist-strip/coach-travelling chain hotel dining rooms. Especially loved the Volkskammer dinner with the East German/Cold War theme menu - I recognised meals from my high school history studies!
Review submitted 12 Aug 2018