Focus on Scandinavia (6910)

12 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Stockholm

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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!

Headsets throughout the tour

Focus on Scandinavia map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Bryggen
  • West-Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners


Notes:

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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.

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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.
Today’s Distance: 295 mi/ 475 km

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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.
Today’s Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km

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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.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km

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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, make a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall.
Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km

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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.

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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.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi/ 380 km

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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.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km

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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.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km

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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.

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Day 12 STOCKHOLM

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; cruise on Sognefjord; ferry crossings Frederikshavn-Gothenburg and Utne-Kvanndal

 Tour Director

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

TUNDE NOSZLOPY

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

I would like to invite you on a journey to my favorite countries in magical Northern Europe. All my passion and knowledge about Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Russia will contribute to a once in a lifetime experience. The breath-taking views of hundreds of waterfalls, ice blue fjords and lakes, rivers and snow-captured mountains are combined with the Viking history, folk tales about trolls, local culture and culinary delights in the Scandinavian Countries. Sit back, relax and have a wonderful Scandinavian vacation with us.

Tour Director - TUNDE NOSZLOPY

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Copenhagen
Bergen
Stockholm

Copenhagen

Castles of Zealand

Castles of Zealand

Discover the famed castles of North Zealand-Renaissance Frederiksborg, Fredensborg with its massive park, and Hamlet's Kronborg-on this remarkable half-day excursion.

Price Range: $$

Bergen

From Troll Hill to the Top of Mount Fløyen

From Troll Hill to the Top of Mount Fløyen

Experience two very different aspects of Bergen: a visit of composer Edward Grieg's lovely Troldhaugen home and a ride to the top of Mount Fløyen for scenic views--an amazing day!

Price Range: $$

Discover Bergen

Discover Bergen

Experience one of Norway's most enchanting cities on this entertaining guided tour of Bergen!

Price Range: $$

Stockholm

Discover Stockholm's Old Town with Dinner

Discover Stockholm's Old Town with Dinner

Enjoy an evening walking tour of Stockholm¿s Old Town, followed by a dinner of Swedish specialties at one of the oldest restaurants in Stockholm.

Price Range: $$

Vasa Ship Museum

Vasa Ship Museum

Explore the world-famous Vasa Museum, home to the restored wreckage of the 17th-century Vasa, the most powerful warship in the Baltic.

Price Range: $

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