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A Taste of Scandinavia

7 Days | Discover stylish Scandinavia on the ultimate urban adventure.

4.7 out of 5 based on 40 reviews submitted.
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Do as the locals do on this urban adventure reaching from the bohemian quarters of Copenhagen to the stylish boutiques of Oslo. Spot the little Mermaid while riding around Copenhagen by bike, get into the hippie vibe at Christiania district, 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.

Trip overview

Map of A Taste Of Scandinavia including Denmark, Norway and Sweden
Start
Copenhagen, Denmark
Finish
Oslo, Norway
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
AMSD
This trip generates 15 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Take a ferry to Vrango Island, a stunning fishing town in the Gothenburg Archipelago, and discover this rocky nature haven by kayak (summer months only).
  • Don't miss Gothenburg's Haga district, with its picturesque wooden houses and the iconic Skansen Kronan, as well as laid-back Langgatan street.
  • Join a local guide and cafe-hop your way around Alingsas, a town known as the Capital of Fika (Swedish cafe and food culture). Learn of the local love affair with coffee, discover the story behind the cafe culture and, of course, treat your tastebuds to sweet Swedish delicacies.
  • 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.
  • Discover Norway's quirky, colourful capital of Oslo, join your leader for a guided orientation walk and then head out to stroll the city at your leisure - going wherever your heart leads.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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 bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions, including base layers, hat, gloves, scarf, coat and anything else that will keep you cosy.
  • Scandinavia can be an expensive destination in many ways, from museum entrance fees to optional activities, but especially in terms of eating out. Your leader will be able to advise on how to have the best value holiday in Scandinavia.
  • Space is at a premium in Europe and your hotel is no exception. Rooms are often small, but usually the central location makes up for that. For those travelling as a duo, hotels often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. Occasionally bathrooms will be shared with other guests.
  • On this trip we predominantly travel by public transport therefore we recommend packing light and smart for this trip as you'll be required to carry your own luggage between train stations, ferry ports and hotels, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs, and across cobblestones. Train stations often don’t have lifts available.
  • There isn’t much time in Oslo and Copenhagen on this trip - extra time is recommended for both cities. Please consult with your agent about booking additional accommodation in both cities (subject to availability).
  • This trip gives you a taster of southern Scandinavia which doesn't cover the Norwegian Fjords. If you would like to explore further you may want to consider looking at our longer trips - Copenhagen to Northern Norway, Scandinavia & Baltic Circuit, Complete Scandinavia.

Itinerary

Map of A Taste Of Scandinavia including Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts

Transport

Train, Public bus, Metro, Bicycle, Ferry

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights), Pension (3 nights with shared facilities)

Activities
  • Copenhagen - Visit to Freetown Christiania with Local Guide
  • Copenhagen - Bike Tour
  • Malmo - Leader Led Walk
  • Vrango Island - Day Trip
  • Vrango Island - Island Tour with Local Guide (Oct to Apr)
  • Vrango Island - Sea Kayaking (May to Sep)
  • Alingsas - Guided Fika experience
  • Oslo - Leader Led Walk
Add on activities
  • Copenhagen - Glyptotek Art Museum - DKK125
  • Copenhagen - National Museum of Denmark - DKK120
  • Copenhagen - The Round Tower - DKK40
  • Copenhagen - Amalienborg Palace - DKK120
  • Copenhagen - Christiansborg Palace - DKK175
  • Copenhagen - Tivoli Gardens - DKK155
  • Gothenburg - Paddan Boat Tour - SEK240
  • Gothenburg - Fish Market Feskekörka - Free
  • Gothenburg - Göteborg City Museum - SEK65
  • Gothenburg - Volvo Museum - SEK160
  • Gothenburg - Museum of Natural History - Free
  • Gothenburg - Aeroseum - SEK130
  • Oslo - Island Hopping on Oslofjord - NOK130
  • Oslo - Fram Museum - NOK140
  • Oslo - Holmenkollen Museum - NOK160
  • Oslo - Museum Edvard Munch - NOK180
  • Oslo - Resistance Museum - NOK100
  • Oslo - Akershus Castle & Fortress - NOK100
  • Oslo - 24 hour Transport and Sightseeing Pass - NOK445
  • Oslo - The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History - NOK180

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 40 reviews submitted.
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Tania · Traveled October 2023
This was a very quick taste of Scandanavia and has piqued my interest in spending more time in these countries, particularly Norway. Be prepared for lots of walking and use of public transport and ensure you have luggage suitable for walking between different types of public transport on cobblestones. Nikoli our tour leader was great, he was knowledgeable and extremely well organised.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023

Andrew · Traveled October 2023
"A Taste of Scandinavia" is aptly titled! We got to experience a wide range of great activities and see a ton, all within just a seven day span. Our itinerary was pretty packed, but that's exactly what we wanted. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and affable throughout. Would recommend 10/10!
Review submitted 19 Oct 2023

Matilda · Traveled October 2023
This was a quick trip but gave us a really good introduction to Scandinavia. Nikoli was a very organised and informative tour leader who managed to get us everywhere by public transport really well.
Review submitted 18 Oct 2023

Giorgos · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 15 Oct 2023

Hannah · Traveled September 2023
The taste of Scandinavia trip was a really good way to see these 3 lovely countries, there is a really good mix of planned activities and free time for you to explore the place on your own. The visit to Vrango Island was my favourite day of the trip, going kayaking and swimming in the sea there was so much fun and not something I would have organised on my own so I was very glad we went. I would also definitely recommend Sonja as a tour leader too because she made the whole trip so much fun!
Review submitted 15 Sep 2023
A Taste of Scandinavia
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