Scandinavia Tours With Norway, Sweden & More - Cosmos®

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12 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Stockholm

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Experience the cities, culture, and unspoiled landscapes of Scandinavia on this remarkable vacation. Begin with two overnights in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s home, and continue through the Jutland Peninsula to reach Frederikshavn. From here, cross the Kattegat Channel by ferry to Gothenburg, Sweden, and continue by motorcoach into Norway for an overnight in Oslo. Discover Norway’s capital features the National Theater, Parliament, Gustav Vigeland’s sculpture park, and more. On to the scenic Telemark region. A spectacular journey delivers you to the Vemork Museum, a tribute to recent history’s heroes. The views become more and more stunning as you cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry to arrive in Bergen, home of composer Grieg. After two overnights in this fascinating city, enjoy a cruise on the amazing Sognefjord, where the mountains meet the sea. Next up: Fagernes, Lillehammer of Olympics fame, and through fairytale landscapes to Karlstad. Stop at Gripsholm Castle before reaching Stockholm, the Swedish capital set on 14 islands with canals, palaces, and parks. Guided sightseeing shows off the highlights—the perfect ending to this exciting trip.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Individual headsets

Inside visits and special features:
Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Sightseeing:
Visits to Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Odense, Gothenburg, Telemark, Vemork Museum, Fagernes, Lillehammer, Karlstad, Mariefred

Guides:

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

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

NOTE:
Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information at time of booking.

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 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

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 sights on your included orientation drive. 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 home town, and via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula for an overnight.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Frederikshavn–Gothenburg, Sweden–Oslo, Norway

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 morning sightseeing tour; also see the soaring CITY HALL, National Theater, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region to your overnight hotel.

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Day 6 Telemark Area–Vemork–Bergen

Take the scenic route this morning 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. The optional sightseeing excursion takes in the main sights, 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

More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking CRUISE on one of Norway’s most mighty fjords. Today may well be the highlight of your journey. Overnight in Fagernes.

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Day 9 Fagernes–Lillehammer–Karlstad, Sweden

First to Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa and 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 this morning and head east towards Stockholm via Alfred Nobel’s Bofors to Mariefred, an idyllic little town, where we view the 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: 5

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 Hotel 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 Quality Hotel & Resort (F)
KARLSTAD Scandic (F)
STOCKHOLM Best Western Plus Sthlm (F) at Bromma

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Copenhagen
Oslo
Bergen
Stockholm

Copenhagen

Castles of Zealand

Castles of Zealand

This excursion with a local guide will take you on a castle tour of North Sealand. The first stop is at the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle to see the outstanding National History Museum, the Chapel of Orders and the Knights' Hall. Continue past the Royal Family's summer residence - Fredensborg Palace, which is situated in a lovely park, where a stop will be made for photos. You will then see the impressive Kronborg Castle in the city of Elsinore. The castle was built between 1574-1585 to protect Danish interests and also with the purpose of collecting tolls from the ships that passed through the narrow straits. This very castle was the setting of Shakespeare's play "Hamlet". Returning back to the center of Copenhagen the coach will take you along the scenic coastal road passing by fashionable resorts and exclusive residential areas. From this coastal road it is also possible to see the coast of Sweden.

Approximate value: €44 EUR per person

Oslo

Traditional Norvegian Dinner

Traditional Norvegian Dinner

Enjoy most spectacular views over Oslo as we take you to a restaurant which is located on Oslo's rooftop! Miles from the noise of the city but yet so very near! Here you can sample delicious local specialties with a choice of main course plus drinks. It could happen that on some occasions, particularly during the summer months, a different restaurant will be used but you will still be offered typical Norwegian specialties.

Approximate value: €60 EUR per person

Bergen

Bergen in a Nutshell and Hanseatic Museum

Bergen in a Nutshell and Hanseatic Museum

Bergen likes being visited and Bergen is worth a visit. This gateway to the fjords has lots to offer and it is said to be a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere, full of history and traditions. On this sightseeing tour with local guide you will be shown as much as possible i.e. Bergen in a nutshell! Start with a drive through the city center passing Haakon's Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower to Sandviken, with its small wooden houses and cobbled narrow streets. Then drive around the Eidsvagneset, which is a lovely residential area with a panoramic view over the fjord and its city. Continue the sightseeing tour to see the Leprosy Museum, the old Town Gate, the residential areas of Landas and Paradis followed by a short photo stop at Gamlehaugen, which is King Harald's Bergen residence. Your very interesting tour of this charming city will end with a visit to the Hanseatic Museum, which is one of the oldest and best preserved wooden buildings in Bergen. It is furnished in the 1700s style and gives an intimate picture of the life of a Hanseatic merchant. After the visit you will have free time on your own perhaps for some more sightseeing, shopping or lunch.

Approximate value: €35 EUR per person

Troldhaugen & Mount Floyen

Troldhaugen & Mount Floyen

This afternoon excursion accompanied by a local guide will show you 2 very interesting, but different, aspects of Bergen. After a drive through the central part of the city you will be taken to Troldhaugen to visit the home of Norway's most famous composer, Edward Grieg. The house was built in 1885 and Grieg lived there for about 22 years, composing many of his best-known works in the little garden hut by the shore of Lake Nordas. Grieg and his wife Nina are buried in a cliff-hewn tomb in the grounds. The house is now a museum filled with memories of the composer's life and the interior is as Grieg knew it. After visiting this very interesting area return back to the center of Bergen and the next stop will be at the funicular station. Here you will take a short ride by funicular up to the top of Mount Floyen, from where there is a magnificent view over fjords and the Bergen area - a breathtaking experience. Later return back down to the bottom of the mountain and travel back to the hotel. If you wish to stay longer in the area or up in the mountain you can do so but will have to return to the hotel on your own.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Stockholm

The Old Town & Dinner

The Old Town & Dinner

Stockholm is said to be one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Built on 14 islands in a panorama of lakes and sea, it boasts 10 centuries of history and culture. Although you will see many sights on the included sightseeing tour of Stockholm, it is well worth joining this early evening excursion to see more in depth the Old Town. After being dropped off by coach near the old town you will meet up with a local guide to start a walking tour to see the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the 13th century Franciscan monastery church and the main square with the Stock Exchange building. The latter is now the site of the Nobel museum and the Spanish Academy. At the end of this interesting walking tour you will be taken to a restaurant situated in one of the original buildings of the old city. Dinner will allow you to taste some delicious Swedish dishes with a drink and coffee or tea. At the end of the evening you will return back to the hotel by coach.

Approximate value: €64 EUR per person

Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum

Don't miss the opportunity to see the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged - The warship "Vasa" - that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. After a short drive out of the center of Stockholm you will be accompanied by a local guide to visit the Vasa Museum, which was officially opened in June 1990, and apart from the main hall which contains the ship itself and various exhibits, you can also see an introductory film about the raising and preservation of the ship.

Approximate value: €22 EUR per person

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