Copenhagen to Northern Norway

15 Days | Discover the style, natural beauty and charm of Scandinavia

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
CAD $8,267
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From beautiful cities that seamlessly blend historic architecture and modern design to sprawling landscapes of pristine natural beauty, Scandinavia has a lot going for it. This 15-day journey through Sweden, Denmark and Norway begins in stylish Copenhagen, where the streets are made for cycling. Discover the neoclassical architecture and delicious hagabullen (cinnamon buns) of Gothenburg before escaping to the serene beaches and nature reserves of the Gothenburg archipelago. Have your curiosity piqued at Oslo’s eccentric museums and discover endless photo opportunities in Trondheim, one of Norway’s prettiest towns. Explore the majestic mountains, deep fjords and untamed beauty of Norway’s north while exploring around the Lofoten Islands. Wrap up the adventure above the Arctic Circle in Tromso, under the midnight sun.

Trip overview

Map of Copenhagen To Northern Norway including Denmark, Norway and Sweden
Copenhagen, Denmark
Tromso, Norway
Explorer, Rail
Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 19 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
  • Spend three nights in the long-adored Lofoten Islands, a patchwork of fishing villages. Head out to the narrow Trollfjord for a chance to see sea eagles and take in some of the most breathtaking scenery.
  • 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).
  • Hop on an e-bike in Tromso, and learn about life hundreds of kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, where the arts and culture scene is thriving despite its isolated, northerly location.
  • 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.
  • Visit Trondheim, which translates as 'a good place to live', stroll past the colourful wooden storehouses flanking the river, ride the northernmost tram and enjoy a forest walk and picnic just like the locals do.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This trip covers a lot of ground and the majority of travel is done by trains, ferries and public buses. It's a good time to sit back, relax and let the scenery roll past your window. Please read the Itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • This itinerary includes several mild activities such as walking, e-biking and RIB boating. Please be aware you can always opt out from those if you do not feel comfortable joining.


Map of Copenhagen To Northern Norway including Denmark, Norway and Sweden



13 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Train, Public bus, Overnight train, Ferry, Private vehicle, Boat, Bicycle, Tram, E-bike


Hotel (9 nights), Pension (3 nights), Overnight train (1 night)

  • 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
  • Trondheim - Bymarka forest walk & picnic lunch
  • Bodø - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Svolvær - Trollfjord Cruise & Sea Eagle Safari
  • Svolvær - Leader-led hike to Linken Peak
  • Tromsø - E-bike city tour
Add on activities
  • Copenhagen - Glyptotek Art Museum - DKK125
  • Copenhagen - National Museum of Denmark - DKK130
  • Copenhagen - The Round Tower - DKK40
  • Copenhagen - Amalienborg Palace - DKK95
  • Copenhagen - Christiansborg Palace - DKK175
  • Copenhagen - Tivoli Gardens - DKK160
  • Copenhagen - Botanical Garden - Free
  • Gothenburg - Paddan Boat Tour - SEK250
  • Gothenburg - Fish Market Feskekörka - Free
  • Gothenburg - Göteborg City Museum - SEK70
  • Gothenburg - World of Volvo Museum - SEK225
  • Gothenburg - Museum of Natural History - SEK70
  • Gothenburg - Aeroseum - SEK130
  • Trondheim - Ringve Music Museum - NOK150
  • Trondheim - Rockheim National Museum of Popular Music - NOK170
  • Trondheim - Kristiansten Fortress - Free
  • Trondheim - Sverresborg Folk Museum - NOK190
  • Bodø - Public Bus to Saltstraumen Maelstrom - NOK84
  • Svolvær - Sea Kayaking Excursion Day - NOK1095
  • Svolvær - Traditional Fishing Trip - NOK1095
  • Svolvær - Lofoten War Museum - NOK120
  • Svolvær - Bike Hire - NOK450
  • Svolvær - Sea Kayaking Excursion Evening - NOK1195
  • Tromsø - Tromsø Museum - NOK110
  • Tromsø - The Polar Museum - NOK110
  • Tromsø - Cable Car to Fjellheisen - NOK320

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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 trips except on the overnight train on day 3 and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Gwenda · Traveled May 2024
An excellent trip! It was great to get a feel for Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Particularly enjoyed the Northern Norway part. The overnight train and ferry trips were great. The long journeys went by quickly with such amazing scenery to look at. The orientation walks in each place were very useful and the 2 cycle rides were fun. The eagle safari in Svolvær was a highlight. Our tour leader Liepa was excellent!
Review submitted 25 Jun 2024

Stephenie · Traveled May 2024
An excellent itinerary that encapsulates this absolutely stunning part of the world. Accommodations appropriate to Original tour style and inclusions bring out the best of locations. What is particularly great about Intrepid style travelling is that there is plenty of time to do your own thing, with the guides always willing to assist in recommendations and advice.
Review submitted 18 Jun 2024

MARGARET · Traveled June 2023
Breathtaking! A great way to see Scandinavia and Johanna was the most amazing guide!
Review submitted 19 Jun 2023
Copenhagen to Northern Norway
CAD $8,267