Scenic Scandinavia & Its Fjords

Copenhagen, Odense, Randers, Stavanger, Bergen, Sognefjord, Leikanger, Geiranger, Lom, Lillehammer, Hamar, Oslo, Stockholm

Your travels will reveal the storybook beauty and colourful history of Scandinavia. On this Scandinavian trip, you'll see the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen come to life, hop aboard one of Europe's most exciting train journeys and learn about farm life near Bergen.

Our prices start from

$ 4,175 LAND ONLY

14 Days • GUIDED • 21 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Services of a travel director
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
  • 13 breakfasts, 8 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Welcome to Copenhagen

Marriott

Dinner Included

Embrace this enchanting Danish capital that inspired Hans Christian Andersen to share tales of mermaids, queens and ugly ducklings with the world. Spend the day embracing its quintessential hygge found throughout its charming streets before enjoying a late afternoon orientation drive and Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and travel companions.

Day 2 - Explore Historic Copenhagen

Your Local Specialist takes you on a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour in the vicinity of the Amalienborg Palace – an elegant quarter featuring 18th century buildings.

Marriott

Breakfast Included

Join a Local Specialist today for a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour of the iconic sights of Copenhagen. The Amalienborg Palace Quarter takes centre stage as you admire its 18th-century façades and equine statue of King Frederik V at its centre. We'll see the 17th-century Stock Exchange, Christianborg Palace and the Neo-Classical Cathedral before paying tribute to the tragic Little Mermaid who was willing to give up her life in the sea to become human. Spend the rest of the day on your own, strolling through the city's streets, or embrace your inner child in Europe's oldest amusement park, the Tivoli Gardens. This evening, consider taking to Copenhagen's waters and enjoying a canal cruise with stunning city views.

Day 3 - Journey through Stunning Scenery to Randers

Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar's Stays with Stories - the Hotel Randers, one of the oldest hotels in the area with original artwork and a VIP-rich guestbook.

Randers

Breakfast Included

We leave the fairy tales behind for the Danish island of Funen, and Odense, the city where Hans Christian Andersen was born. Continuing across the pastoral landscapes of the Jutland Peninsula, we arrive in Randers, with its cozy half-timbered merchant houses and narrow medieval streets.

Day 4 - Set Sail for Stavanger

Thon Maritim

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Set sail from Hirtshals across the Skagerrak to the port of Kristiansand in Norway. Drive north past fjords, lakes and forests to the port city of Stavanger, one of Norway's oldest settlements - its heritage still evident in the beautifully preserved wooden buildings that date back to the 18th century.

Day 5 - Onwards to Colourful Bergen

This evening, we Connect With Locals over dinner at a special Be My Guest experience, visiting the Ovre-Eide farm, worked for five generations by the same family.

Thon Orion

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Norway's spellbinding natural landscapes provide an inspiring backdrop for our island hop from Stavanger. Arriving in Bergen this afternoon, we delve into the city's Hanseatic heritage, enjoying an orientation tour past the 13th-century Haakon's Hall, the bustling fish market and colorful Bryggen Quarter.

Day 6 - Bergen Your Way

Breakfast Included

Enjoy a full free day in the cultural centre of Bergen or ascend its funicular for spectacular views of the fjords and islands. Consider an Optional Experience to Telavåg, which played a significant role in the secret North Sea boat traffic between Norway and Great Britain during World War II.

Day 7 - Enjoy the Scenic Flåm Railway and on to Sognefjord

Admire the scenery and ride on the famous Flåm railway for one of the most exciting train journeys in the world.

Sognefjord

Breakfast, Dinner Included

We drive east to the popular ski resort of Voss, where we'll board a train ascending over 860 metres above sea level. Dive Into Culture on one of the world's most exciting train journeys, through the Flåm Valley past the Kjosfossen Falls and legendary forest spirit who dances there to lure men into the mountains. Later, arrive in Sognefjord, the 'King of the Fjords', where we will stay overnight at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories, the Sognefjord Hotel located on a peninsula stretching into the Sognefjord. Step straight from your hotel into the great outdoors and soak up the breathtaking views.

Day 8 - Continue to Geiranger

Havila

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Norway's incredible glacier countryside surrounds us as we skirt the immense Nordfjord on the way to Geirangerfjord - its deep blue waters surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks and lush green landscapes, which we will have an opportunity to explore. Tonight, we stay on the shores of the fjord at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories - Hotel Havila Geiranger.

Day 9 - A Day at the Breathtaking Geirangerfjord

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Spend a full day admiring this spectacular natural wonder. Cascading waterfalls tumble down sheer cliffs into the glacial waters below, which you can explore by kayak or boat, soaking up the crisp, clean mountain air. Consider an Optional Experience to the Trollstigen and see Norway's most famous mountain road, travelling past steep mountain slopes, tumbling cascades and fertile valleys. After a day in intoxicating natural surrounds, we dine in our hotel this evening.

Day 10 - Venture to Historic Lom and Lillehammer

Visit a 12th-century wooden Stave church, adorned with Runic inscriptions, paintings and carved dragon figures that are said to protect it against evil.

Scandic Victoria

Breakfast, Dinner Included

A scenic drive from Geiranger through high peaks brings us to Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here we will visit a 12th-century wooden Stave church, adorned with Runic inscriptions, paintings and carved dragon figures that are said to protect it against evil. We continue through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, the inspiration for Ibsen's 'Peer Gynt', before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. This evening before dinner, consider a walk along Storgata or visit the open-air museum at Maihaugen.

Day 11 - On to Viking-Filled Oslo

In Oslo, your local guide takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus and more.

Scandic Solli

Breakfast Included

See the unusual Olympic ice arena beside the lake at Hamar as we travel to Norway's cultural capital, Oslo. Join a Local Specialist who will share the city's iconic sights, including views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and 19th-century Royal Palace. We visit the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy a leisurely coffee in the Akker Bryge District or explore the nation's rich seafaring heritage.

Day 12 - Journey to Stockholm

Clarion

Breakfast Included

We cross the border into Sweden today and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest lake in the European Union. Passing Örebro, we arrive in the island-ringed capital of Stockholm for a two-night stay.

Day 13 - Discover Beautiful Stockholm

Meet our Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of the waterside City Hall and see the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm's quaint Old Town.

Breakfast, Dinner Included

We meet our Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of the waterside City Hall and see the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm's quaint Old Town. The rest of the day is free to explore as you wish. Join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner this evening to toast to an unforgettable Scandinavian adventure.

Day 14 - Farewell Scandinavia

Breakfast Included

Our epic journey has come to an end. Bid Stockholm and your newfound friends a fond farewell. Find out more about your free airport transfer with your AAA Travel Agent.

2021 Tour Dates

July
25
|
$4,175
August
1, 5, 8, 12, 19, 22, 26
|
$4,175
September
5, 12, 19, 26
|
$4,175

2022 Tour Dates

April
24
|
$4,175
May
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
|
$4,175
June
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
|
$4,175
July
3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
|
$4,175
August
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
|
$4,175
September
4, 11, 18, 25
|
$4,175

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on May 30, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.

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