Scandinavia in a nutshell

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Scandinavia in a nutshell 2017-05-22T18:57:45+00:00

Project Description

FULL SERVICE INDIVIDUAL TOUR – 10 DAY ROUNDTRIP

Discover the medieval Scandinavian capitals by train, plunge into the fascinating and breathtaking fjords of Norway and relax for a day onboard the famous coastal express “Hurtigruten” – the World’s most beautiful voyage. This tour is the essence of the North: it is Scandinavia in a nutshell!

DAY 1: ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN

Individual arrival by plane.

DAY 2: COPENHAGEN

Enjoy a guided tour in “Wonderful Copenhagen” including the Nyhavn wharf, the Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace Amalienborg and the beautiful Rosenborg Castle. Spend the evening in the famous Tivoli Gardens.

DAY 3: COPENHAGEN/STOCKHOLM

Morning train from Copenhagen through the green meadows and large forests of Southern Sweden. Arrival in Stockholm mid afternoon and private city tour including the old town Gamla Stan, the cathedral, the royal castle and the Vasa Ship museum.

DAY 4: STOCKHOLM/OSLO

Train ride from Stockholm along the shores of lake Mälaren to Oslo. Guided tour in Oslo, located between fjord and mountains, including the Vigeland sculpture park, the royal castle and the Polar ship M/S Fram. Remainder of the day at your leisure.

DAY 5: OSLO/NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL/BERGEN

In the morning train ride bound for Bergen, a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the most magnificent landscapes of Norway. Upon arrival to the mountain station of Myrdal you change trains and travel by the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest train lines in the world. From Flåm you go by boat through the Nærøyfjord UNESCO landscapes to Gudvangen. Short coach ride to Voss and train ride to Bergen.

DAY 6: BERGEN/HURTIGRUTEN/ ÅLESUND

Morning tour in the beautiful Hanseatic town on the west coast of Norway including the fish market, the old Hanseatic warehouses, the cathedral and many charming wooden houses. Enjoy a ride by the funicular to mount Fløyen for a panoramic view of the city. Early evening you go onboard the famous Hurtigruten ship for a relaxing overnight cruise along the Norwegian coastline towards Ålesund.

DAY 7: HURTIGRUTEN ÅLESUND/ GEIRANGER

The ship continues from Ålesund into the majestic Geirangerfjord surrounded by steep mountains and roaring waterfalls. You disembark by tenderboat in Geiranger and take an excursion to the top of the Dalsnibba mountain to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view.

DAY 8: HURTIGRUTEN GEIRANGER/ ÅLESUND

Morning at your own leisure in Geiranger. At noon departure by Hurtigruten towards Ålesund.

DAY 9: ÅLESUND/ÅNDALSNES/OSLO

Guided city walk in the charming art nouveau town. Transfer to Åndalsnes and panoramic train ride along the Rauma valley and its steep mountains towards Dombås. Change of trains and continuation through the idyllic Gudbrandsdal valley and along Lake Mjøsa towards Oslo.

DAY 10: OSLO – DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport and individual departure by plane.

Services

  • 8 x overnights w/breakfast in central superior tourist class hotels, rooms w. shower/wc

  • Private guides for city tours in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Bergen and Ålesund.

  • Car transportation and transfers as per program.

  • Cruise Bergen/Geiranger incl. outside cabin and halfboard (Scandinavian menu + breakfast buffet) and Geiranger/ Ålesund.

  • Train rides Copenhagen/Stockholm, Stockholm/Oslo, Oslo/Myrdal/Flåm & Voss/ Bergen, Åndalsnes/Oslo (2nd class), boat trip Flåm/Gudvangen, coach Gudvangen/ Voss.

  • Luggage handling Oslo/Bergen.

  • Entrance fees: Rosenborg Castle, Vasa Museum, Fram Museum, Fløyen funicular.