Spectacular Scandinavia and its Fjords (Preview 2019)
Additional Included Highlights
- Sigtuna: See the tiny City Hall in the old Viking capital. Uppsala: Visit the Gothic cathedral. Falun: View the Great Pit, a vast crater caused by an enormous mine collapse in 1687 Sälen: Stop in this city known as the host to the world's oldest and longest cross-country ski race. Lillehammer: Stay in the town where the 1994 Winter Olympics were held. Lom: Visit the 12the century stave church, one of the finest in the country. Fjærland: Enjoy a photo-stop at the Bøya Glacier. Scenic Drives: Skåne Region, Lake Vättern, Lake Mälaren, Dalecarlia, Lake Siljan, Dalarna Region, Mjøsa, 'Peer Gynt' Country, Geiranger, Fjordland, Sognefjord and Hardanger Plateau.
- Hardangerfjord: Hear all about the production processes and sample authentic apple cider at a traditional family-run fruit farm.
- Oslo: At your Celebration Dinner, Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and wine.
- Dining Summary: 14 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 4 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
- Nusnäs: Meet the delightful and entertaining Olsson family when you visit their workshop to witness the creation of a colourful wooden horse. The Olsson's have handed down the skills of their handcraft through the generations.
Stay at the Best Addresses
- Oslo: The Hotel Bristol is an elegant hotel located in the heart of the city offering exceptional quality and value.
- Stockholm: The classy Hilton Stockholm Slussen is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic Old Town.
- Geiranger: For a scenic location, you won't find better than the Hotel Union Geiranger. Enjoy upgraded rooms set against a fabulous backdrop of breathtaking fjord scenery and mountains.
Top Rated Highlights
- Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous entertainment park, full of fantasy, fun and charm.
- Copenhagen: Your Local Expert shows you Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen Cathedral, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and the unusual Rundertaarn which is the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe.
- Roskilde: Visit the first Gothic cathedral in Scandinavia, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Øresund Bridge: Cross this magnificent fiat of engineering. It's the longest road and rail bridge in Europe, spanning 16 kilometres. Pass through the man made Peberholm Island which has become a haven for flora and fauna.
- Stockholm: With your Local Expert, visit Gamla Stan to see the cathedral where Swedish kings have been coronated and wander the narrow streets of the Old Town.
- Stockholm: Inside the rose-hued City Hall, the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles and the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, is the venue for the Nobel Prize banquets.
- Sigtuna: Led by your Travel Director, see the tiny City Hall in the old Viking capital.
- Uppsala: Visit the Gothic cathedral.
- Falun: View the Great Pit, a vast crater caused by an enormous mine collapse in 1687.
- Sälen: Stop in this city known as the host to the world's oldest and longest cross-country ski race.
- Lillehammer: Explore the town where the 1994 Winter Olympics were held.
- Lom: The Lomskyrkja is one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway, and dates back to 1158.
- Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls and lush green vegetation.
- Fjærland: Enjoy a photo-stop at the Bøya Glacier.
- Fjærland: All you ever wanted to know about ice flows and how they sculpt the landscape, fjords and mountains, awaits you at the fascinating Norwegian Glacier Museum.
- Flåm Railway: Journey on one of the world’s steepest railways through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountainside of the narrow Flåm Valley.
- Bergen: With your Local Expert, see the many colourful stalls of the lively Fish Market and marvel at the 13th century Haakon's Hall.
- Oslo: With your Local Expert, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace.
- Oslo: Take a moment to contemplate the interesting Vigeland sculptures when you visit Frogner Park.
- Oslo: Stand beneath the scrolled prows and hand-cut hulls of 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife and learn about their traditions and culture.
- Scenic Drives: The natural scenery of southern Scandinavia is truly an experience in itself. Travel through the Skåne Region, along Lake Vättern, Lake Mälaren, the Dalecarlia, and Lake Siljan. Pass the Dalarna Region, Mjøsa, travel through 'Peer Gynt' Country, Geiranger, Fjordland, Sognefjord and across Hardanger Plateau.
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Norway is the westernmost, northernmost—and in fact the easternmost—of the three Scandinavian countries. Best known for the complex and deep fjords along its west coast which stretches from the North Sea near Denmark and Scotland into the Arctic Ocean and has borders with Finland, Sweden and the northwestern tip of Russia. Norway may have a clutch of attractive, cosmopolitan cities, appealing destinations in their own right, but where the country really shines is not in its urban culture, but rather in the low-key, amiable small-town feel that pervades throughout its settlements.
Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe of thousands of coastal islands, inland lakes, forests and mountains. It has the world's eighth-highest per capita income and ranks highly in numerous metrics of national performance, including quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality, prosperity and human development. Sweden, the largest of the Scandinavian countries, boasts a long mercantile history that has made it one of the most culturally open and welcoming in Europe!
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The country consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, of which around 70 are inhabited. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark is also the birthplace of one of the world's most popular toys, Lego. There is no other better place in the world where one can buy Lego bricks than at the Legoland theme park in Billund. Top it off with a rich, well-preserved cultural heritage, and the Danes legendary sense of design and architecture, and you have one intriguing holiday destination.