FOCUS ON SCANDINAVIA – 12 Days | September 19, 2020
- Double $3,039*
- Single $3,725*
AIR AVAILABLE upon request with $300 deposit. Flight will be the day before tour start date.
DEPOSIT: $250 per person, plus optional travel insurance due at booking. Final payment due July 16, 2020.
Tour Presentation: February 27, and May 28, 2020, at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Please call or email to RSVP.
*Price includes a $50 COSMOS EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT if deposit made by May 22, 2020.
Also, receive a $50 FEHR-WAY TOURS EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT if deposit made by June 22, 2020.
TOUR DIRECTOR ON-SITE with Minimum Group Size
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Tour Presentation: November 14, 2019, at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes … welcome on this Scandinavia affordable tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and quaint towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm.
As you would expect from a Scandinavia tour, this tour features breathtaking scenery. Norway is known for its fjords—with their steep and majestic mountains and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. A highlight of this tour is a cruise on the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Take a ferry across the Hardangerfjord, the world’s fourth-largest fjord. Travel through Norway’s Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Stop for photos at Steinsdalsfoss Waterfall, where visitors can walk behind the cascading waterfall without getting wet. Also enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. In Sweden, drive through the scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape. In Denmark, drive across the Great Belt Bridge, one of the world’s longest bridges, and take a ferry from Denmark to Sweden.
On this tour through Scandinavia, spend time in the major cities: Copenhagen, capital of Denmark; Oslo, capital of Norway; Bergen, Norway’s picturesque second-largest city; and Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital. You’ll enjoy an orientation drive of Copenhagen and guided sightseeing excursions of Oslo and Stockholm. Visit Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and take time for a photo stop at Sweden’s Gripsholm Castle, a fairytale castle built in 1537 and set in an enchanting rural setting on the way to Stockholm.
From the fascinating cities and small towns to the breathtaking landscapes, this value-minded Scandinavia tour has it all!
- COPENHAGEN – Orientation
- GREAT BELT BRIDGE
- ODENSE – Stop in Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown
- FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG – Ferry crossing
- GOTHENBURG – Orientation drive
- OSLO – Guided city tour and Viking Ship Museum visit
- VEMORK – Visit the museum
- STEINDALSFOSSEN – Waterfall
- SOGNEFJORD CRUISE
- FAGERNES – Visit
- LILLEHAMMER, KARLSTAD & MARIEFRED – Visit
- STOCKHOLM – Guided city tour
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- West-Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord & Nærøyfjord
Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Dinner
DAY 2 COPENHAGEN
Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available. Breakfast
DAY 3 COPENHAGEN–ODENSE–FREDERIKSHAVN
After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the GREAT BELT BRIDGE, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown and, via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula. Breakfast Dinner
Today’s Distance: 295 mi/ 475 km
DAY 4 FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN–OSLO, NORWAY
Take a pleasant FERRY ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second-largest city and one of Europe’s major seaports. After an orientation drive, follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. Breakfast
Today’s Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km
DAY 5 OSLO–TELEMARK AREA
Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the VIKING SHIP MUSEUM, National Theater, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you’ll spend the night. Breakfast Dinner
Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km
DAY 6 TELEMARK AREA–VEMORK–BERGEN
Take the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the VEMORK MUSEUM, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. FERRY across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway’s picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. En route, make a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall. Breakfast
Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km
DAY 7 BERGEN
Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 1,000-foot Mount Fløyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, delicacies, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city. Breakfast
DAY 8 BERGEN–SOGNEFJORD CRUISE–FAGERNES AREA
More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking CRUISE on one of Norway’s mightiest fjords. On to the Fagernes area. Breakfast Dinner
Today’s Distance: 236 mi/ 380 km
DAY 9 FAGERNES AREA–LILLEHAMMER–KARLSTAD, SWEDEN
First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. Continue towards Sweden through Värmland’s unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vänern. Breakfast
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km
DAY 10 KARLSTAD–MARIEFRED–STOCKHOLM
Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. Its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Mäleren and the Baltic Sea. Breakfast
Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km
DAY 11 STOCKHOLM
This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including CITY HALL. Breakfast Dinner
DAY 12 STOCKHOLM
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast
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- Quality Accommodations
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