A Taste of Scandinavia

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

4.7 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
EUR €2,060
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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. 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
Copenhagen, Denmark
Oslo, Norway
Denmark, Sweden, Norway
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 14.55 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.
  • 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.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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



6 breakfasts


Train, Public bus, Metro, Bicycle, Ferry


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

  • Copenhagen - Visit to Freetown Christiania with Local Guide
  • Copenhagen - Bike Tour
  • Malmo - Leader Led Walk
  • Alingsas - Guided Fika experience
  • Vrango Island - Day Trip
  • Vrango Island - Island Tour with Local Guide (Oct to Apr)
  • Vrango Island - Sea Kayaking (May to Sep)
  • 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
  • Oslo - Island Hopping on Oslofjord - NOK117
  • Oslo - Fram Museum - NOK140
  • Oslo - Holmenkollen Museum - NOK160
  • Oslo - Museum Edvard Munch - NOK160
  • Oslo - Resistance Museum - NOK100
  • Oslo - Akershus Castle & Fortress - NOK100
  • Oslo - 24 hour Transport and Sightseeing Pass - NOK445

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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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4.7 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
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Margaret · Traveled August 2023
A well organised taster trip with a brilliant guide and a group which gelled well socially. Each of our destinations deserves a return trip. Would definitely recommend an extra night at beginning and end.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Joanne · Traveled August 2023
Intrepid experience was great our team leader Shane was tremendous and with a small group we all bonded very quickly which contributed to the overall experience
Review submitted 05 Sep 2023

Emma · Traveled August 2023
Incredible intro tour for Scandinavia! 8 days of adventure, exploring, laughs and making memories with like-minded folks. Thanks to Intrepid I was able to devour all the Scandy sweet buns (daily!), the local beers, check out the architecture, major sights and meet the locals - can't wait to do more Intrepid tours!
Review submitted 03 Sep 2023

Evelyn · Traveled August 2023
Scandinavia is a must see. Denmark, Sweden and Norway although similar in languages and geography each have their own unique characteristics. The countries architecture embody modernization while holding onto their cultural heritage and traditions. Travelling as an English speaker is very easy here as English is spoken everywhere and written information is readily available.
Review submitted 15 Aug 2023

Elena · Traveled August 2023
I really enjoyed this trip even the weather wasn't fantastic .Very educational and active.. Lovely people in our group. was a big bonus.
Review submitted 14 Aug 2023
A Taste of Scandinavia
EUR €2,060