The Scandinavian (ZS)

14 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Oslo

2020 Tour Details

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and memorable experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flåm, and Bergen.

Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world's second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm's City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer's Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you'll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; an orientation drive of Bergen with a walking tour of Bryggen; and Oslo's Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland's 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. Also, visit Hans Christian Andersen's museum in Odense, the well-preserved wooden Borgund stave church, and more.

No Scandinavia tour would be complete without seeing some of Scandinavia's spectacular scenery. Drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; enjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; a scenic train ride across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau from Bergen to Oslo; and much more.

Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. Visit a Norwegian farm for lunch and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple juice and cider, hear about their history and how cider is made. Other highlights are a guided visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle and dinner at a restaurant in Arhus to try out local specialties.

From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia will delight all of your senses!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

COPENHAGEN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens
ODENSE
Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s Museum
ARHUS
Visit Den Gamle By; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner at a local restaurant
FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG
Ferry crossing
GOTHENBURG
Orientation drive
STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall
GRIPSHOLM CASTLE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided visit
LILLEHAMMER
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum
BORGUND
Visit the stave church
SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Cruise
HARDANGERFJORD
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farm
BERGEN
Guided sightseeing including a walking tour of Bryggen
BERGEN–OSLO
By train
OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour except Iceland
Free WI-FI available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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

  • Bryggen
  • West-Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry crossing; boat cruise; Bergen-Oslo train.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 1 lunch at a local farm; 7 three-course dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Arhus

 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

Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 COPENHAGEN

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the LITTLE MERMAID statue. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS, the city’s colorful amusement park.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 COPENHAGEN–ODENSE–ARHUS

Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S MUSEUM at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit DEN GAMLE BY, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. This evening, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner at a restaurant has been prepared to try out local specialties.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km

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Day 4 ARHUS–GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by FERRY to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city.
Today’s Distance: 177 mi / 285 km

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Day 5 GOTHENBURG–STOCKHOLM

Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norköping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, settled on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea.
Today’s Distance: 304 mi / 490 km

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Day 6 STOCKHOLM

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

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Day 7 STOCKHOLM–GRIPSHOLM CASTLE–KARLSTAD

On the shores of Lake Mälar, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit King Gustav Vasa’s GRIPSHOLM CASTLE before continuing west through the scenic Lake District. On the way, get glimpses of the ancient garrison town of Örebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel’s ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vänern.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

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Day 8 KARLSTAD–LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY

A scenic day! Drive through Värmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berling’s Saga, to the Norwegian border. Via the fortress town of Kongsvinger and Lake Mjøsa arrive in Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of artifacts.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi / 370 km

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Day 9 LILLEHAMMER–BORGUND–SOGNEFJORD & NÆRØYFJORD–FLÅM

Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Visit the well-preserved, wooden BORGUND STAVE CHURCH, before arriving in Flåm, where a true highlight awaits: a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km

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Day 10 FLÅM–VOSS–HARDANGERFJORD–BERGEN

This morning, join the panoramic optional Flåm train ride. Then, see the popular lakeside resort of Voss and drive south to the Hardangerfjord, where you will be met by Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the family that has owned the STEINSTØ FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km

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Day 11 BERGEN

Guided sightseeing starts with an orientation drive to see the main sights like Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Håkon’s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower, the charming Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the harbor, and the famous Fish Market. Then, explore Bryggen on foot along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colorful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure.

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Day 12 BERGEN–OSLO

Transfer to the railway station to board the BERGEN-OSLO TRAIN. Enjoy a scenic ride across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with views of sparkling lakes, rivers, streams, and snow-capped mountains to Oslo.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi / 500 km

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Day 13 OSLO

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. This afternoon join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions.

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Day 14 OSLO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, 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.

COLLEEN MAIN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Scandinavia, what does the word conjure up to you? Is it Copenhagen's enchanting Tivoli pleasure gardens, Stockholm's authentic Old Town or Norway's majestic mountains and fjords? For me, it's all of this... and so much more! Touring here has shown me the exciting mix of traditional and contemporary architecture, cutting-edge design, the rich Nordic history and the comfortable, easy pace of the Scandinavian lifestyle. Whatever the season, I never tire of the ever-changing colors and magic of its landscape. Quite simply, I have fallen in love with Scandinavia and I am passionate about sharing this with you!

Tour Director - COLLEEN MAIN

 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 MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Copenhagen
Stockholm
Flam
Bergen
Oslo

Copenhagen

The Danish Riviera with Fairytale Frederiksborg Castle

The Danish Riviera with Fairytale Frederiksborg Castle

Drive along the scenic Danish Riviera and discover fairytale Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia!

Price Range: $$

Stockholm

Skansen Open-Air Museum & Swedish Dinner

Skansen Open-Air Museum & Swedish Dinner

Learn about midsummer, the most important family celebration of the year. Then treat your taste buds to a special dinner at a cozy local restaurant featuring the delightfully contrasting flavors of authentic Swedish cuisine.

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: $

Royalty Walk and Lunch in Old Stockholm

Royalty Walk and Lunch in Old Stockholm

Visit Stockholm in the footsteps of the monarchy and afterwards enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Flam

Flåm Railway

Flåm Railway

Journey past deep ravines, cascading waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and more on one of the world's steepest standard-gauge railway lines - Norway's world-famous Flåm.

Price Range: $$

Bergen

Old Bergen and Lunch with Mount Floyen

Old Bergen and Lunch with Mount Floyen

Discover Bergen, the "City of Seven Mountains", and enjoy a delightful authentic Norwegian lunch of traditional local dishes on this wonderful excursion. Later, climb up by funicular to Mt. Fløyen to enjoy the best panorama, and enjoy free time to wander through the area's quaint shops and art studios.

Price Range: $$

Edvard Grieg's House

Edvard Grieg's House

Nobody has described fjord scenery more beautifully than composer Edward Grieg did through his music. Visit his unique home and experience a remarkable journey through his life and music.

Price Range: $$

Oslo

Panoramic Oslo and Dinner

Panoramic Oslo and Dinner

Enjoy the breathtaking view of Oslo and the Oslofjord before you savor a delicious dinner in a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$$

Treasures of Norway

Treasures of Norway

Admire relics from Norway's great seafaring past.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $3,465*
18 guests in a party: $714*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

 Know Before You Go

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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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