Country Roads Of Scandinavia
Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Aarhus, Copenhagen
Marvel at the road less traveled with Scandinavia's breathtaking mountains, rivers and fjords. Follow the tales and trails of the Vikings, while enjoying the modern culture and liveliness of the cities.
Our prices start from5,875 LAND ONLY
12 Days • GUIDED • 15 MealsOperated Tour
- 11 nights accommodation
- Services of a travel director
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Conditions apply.
- Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
- 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome To Oslo
On arrival at Oslo Airport, your airport transfer service leaves for your hotel in the morning to early afternoon. Join your travel director and fellow guests in the evening for a welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Relaxed Start - Cosmopolitan Oslo
Sightseeing with a local expert includes views of Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace. Visit the Viking Ship Museum. Stand beneath the scrolled prows and handcut hulls of 9th century ships, that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife and learn about their traditions and culture. Wander through Frogner Park, with its intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The afternoon is at your leisure to continue exploring as you wish. Perhaps join an optional experience to the most modern ski jump in the world.
Day 3 - Oslo City To Coastal Bergen
Journey across the Hardanger Plateau, the largest national park in the Nordic countries, to arrive at the historic port of Bergen. Join your travel director for a city orientation and hear about the seafaring traditions of this beautiful harbourside town. Savor a delicious dinner at Zupperia Matbørsen, a local restaurant offering traditional Norwegian and European flavors with Asian fusion.
Day 4 - Relaxed Start - Ancient Hanseatic Port Of Bergen
A local expert introduces you to Bergen. The ancient Hanseatic port city still largely looks to the sea for its living, as evidenced by the picturesque and lively Fish Market, set in a charming location in the heart of the city. The market also has stalls selling a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and souvenirs. After seeing the 13th century Haakon's Hall, there will be time to explore all that this exciting town has to offer. Perhaps spend a leisurely afternoon on the traditional-style train of the Flåm Railway.
Day 5 - Relaxed Start A Coastline Like No Other
Enjoy the morning at leisure to ascend Mount Fløyen by the only funicular in Scandinavia or alternatively visit the home of composer Edward Grieg, located alongside the beautiful lake Nordås. Afterwards, travel along this incredible coastline and sail across fjords passing an abundance of islands. Arrive in Stavanger, one of Norway's oldest cities founded almost 900 years ago. The city has continued to evolve with changing times and now the headquarters of the Norwegian oil industry, Stavanger is a fusion of old world charm and cosmopolitan flair.
Day 6 - Relaxed Start - The Wonders Of Lysefjord
Cruise Lysefjord, one of Norway's most breathtaking fjords. See Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock, known as one of the most iconic destinations in the world! You will also view Vagabond's Cave, old mountain farms, idyllic islands and majestic scenery. Enjoy the fjord landscape through panoramic windows or from the sundeck. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax or continue exploring Stavanger.
Day 7 - Onward To Kristiansand
Relax and enjoy the scenic drive as you round the southern cape of Norway. Upon arrival in Kristiansand, your orientation walk of the city center will show you the Dom Kirke and the Nupen Fountain.
Day 8 - Kristiansand To Aarhus
Say farewell to Norway as you sail across the Skagerrak to Hirtshals, Denmark. Your journey continues to Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city and one of Europe's cultural treasures with world-class museums and modern art. Enjoy exploring Aarhus. Join a local expert and visit Den Gamle By open air museum, offering a trip through 300 years of Danish culture. Walk among historic houses relocated from all over the country and traditional workshops. Alternatively, take a walk in the Botanical Gardens with your local expert. Learn about Danish nature and flora, as well as international plants in the Tropical Houses. Join your fellow travelers for a farm-to-table dinner of delicious Danish dishes made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Day 9 - Relaxed Start - Historic Aarhus
A vibrant mix of youthful energy and a blast from the past makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat of the pulse. Join your Local Expert for an exploration of the city center. See the City Hall, the modern art museum ARoS Aarhus ART Museum, topped with an immense, interactive artwork and Dokk1, the largest public library in Scandinavia. Walk through the area surrounding the cathedral and visit the new township for splendid views of Aarhus Bay. The afternoon is free to explore at your own pace.
Day 10 - Relaxed Start - Odense And The Fairytales Of Fyn
Cross the Jutland Peninsula to the town of Odense, on the island of Fyn. In the restored old district, visit the Hans Christian Andersen House, a museum dedicated to his life and works. Learn all about the famous fairytale writer as you follow his career, travels and love life. In the evening, visit the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.
Day 11 - Relaxed Start - Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen
Your local expert will reveal the charm of Denmark's capital. Meet Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbor and see Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Government. Continue on to see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and Copenhagen Cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. View the unusual Round Tower, a 17th century round tower and the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. The afternoon is at your leisure. This evening, toast to the end of your Scandinavian adventure, as you enjoy a delicious celebration dinner with your newfound friends.
Day 12 - Depart Copenhagen
You will depart from Copenhagen airport.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and cruise only, based on May 12, 2020 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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