Scandinavia Tours With Norway, Sweden & More - Cosmos®

Focus on Scandinavia (6910)

12 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Stockholm

2017 Tour Details

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes … welcome on this Scandinavia tour! You’ll visit the Nordic fascinating cities and most scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and scenic 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. Sightseeing includes the must-see sights, such as Oslo's City Hall, decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900 to 1950, and Frogner Park, where Gustav Vigeland created over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite statues. Stop in Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and for a photo at Sweden’s Gripsholm Castle, a fairytale castle built in 1537 and set in an enchanting rural setting.

From the fascinating cities and small towns to the breathtaking landscapes, this value-minded Scandinavia tour has it all!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Individual headsets

Sightseeing:
Visits to Copenhagen, Odense, Frederikshavn, Gothenburg, Telemark, Vemork Museum, Bergen, Fagernes, Lillehammer, Karlstad, Mariefred, Gripsholm Castle picture stop. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

Local Guides for city sightseeing in Oslo and Stockholm; professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:
Jutland Peninsula, Hardanger Plateau, Søgne and Hardangerfjord, Steindalflossen waterfalls, Lake Mjøsa, Värmland

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Kronborg Castle

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, motorcoach; cruise on Sognefjord; ferry crossings Frederikshavn-Gothenburg and Utne-Kvanndal

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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.

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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 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 Breakfast
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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 Breakfast

Day 5 Oslo–Telemark Area

Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the soaring CITY HALL, National Theater, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you spend the night.

Breakfast Breakfast
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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, a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall.

Breakfast Breakfast

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 Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or join the optional sightseeing excursion, which takes in the main sites, including the Hanseatic Museum, one of the landmarks of Bergen’s bayside area, and also a panoramic view of the city from one of the surrounding hills.

Breakfast 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 Breakfast
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Day 9 Fagernes–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 Breakfast

Day 10 Karlstad–Mariefred–Stockholm

Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via Alfred Nobel’s Bofors to 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 Breakfast

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 included city sightseeing takes in all the highlights.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 12 Stockholm

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

LILI KOZANYI

Years of Experience: 6

A Tour Director can "make or break" a tour, and my goal is to help you experience the most comprehensive and memorable vacation ever. Let me show you how wonderful Scandinavia is. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy - everything else is taken care of!

Tour Director - LILI KOZANYI

 Accommodations

COPENHAGEN Quality Dan (ST) at Kastrup or First Hotel (F)
FREDERIKSHAVN Jutlandia (F) or Scandic Reef (F)
OSLO Comfort Boersparken (ST)
TELEMARK AREA Quality Strand (F) at Vradal
BERGEN Thon Bristol (ST)
FAGERNES AREA Thon Hotel (ST) at Fagernes or Radisson Blu (F) at Beitostolen
KARLSTAD Scandic (F)
STOCKHOLM Best Western Plus Sthlm (F) at Bromma

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Copenhagen
Oslo
Bergen
Stockholm

Copenhagen

Castles of Zealand

Castles of Zealand

Drive through beautiful countryside to admire beautiful castles: Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg Castle, famous as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and Fredensborg, the Queen of Denmarks summer palace.

Price Range: $$

Oslo

Traditional Norvegian Dinner

Traditional Norvegian Dinner

A beautiful dinner on Oslo's rooftop with a spectacular view over the entire city.

Price Range: $$

Bergen

Bergen in a Nutshell

Bergen in a Nutshell

On this sightseeing tour you will be shown as much as possible of this international city full of history and tradition.

Price Range: $

Troldhaugen and Mount Floyen

Troldhaugen and Mount Floyen

Enjoy two very interesting aspects of Bergen; Troldhaugen to visit the home of Norway's most famous composer, Edward Griegthrough and a funicular ride for a magnificient view over fjords and the Bergen area.

Price Range: $$

Stockholm

The Old Town and Dinner

The Old Town and Dinner

Enjoy an evening walking tour of the old city of Stockholm followed by a dinner in one of the oldest restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Vasa Ship Museum

Vasa Ship Museum

See the most richly ornamented war vessel built in Europe!

Price Range: $

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