Cosmos – Tour Details 2018-11-20T18:55:20+00:00

Focus on Scandinavia 2019

12 days from Copenhagen to Stockholm

Starting at $2,049

Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes … welcome to your Scandinavia affordable tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and most 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, the main feature is breathtaking scenery. Norway is known for its fjords—with their steep and majestic mountains and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. A highlight of this budget-minded Scandinavian tour is a cruise on the Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. You’ll also cross the world’s fourth-largest fjord, the Hardangerfjord, by ferry.

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 you 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 affordable tour of 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!


Destination & Sightseeing

COPENHAGEN Orientation
GREAT BELT BRIDGE
ODENSE Stop in Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown
FREDERIKSHAVN-GOTHENBURG Ferry crossing
GOTHENBURG Orientation drive
OSLO Guided city tour
VEMORK Visit the museum
STEINDALSFOSSEN Waterfall
SOGNEFJORD CRUISE
FAGERNES Visit
LILLEHAMMER, KARLSTAD & MARIEFRED Visit
STOCKHOLM Guided city tour
Headsets throughout the tour
Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; cruise on Sognefjord; ferry crossings Frederikshavn-Gothenburg and Utne-Kvanndal

MEALS

Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners

ITINERARY

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
Dinner

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

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 Dinner

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

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 Dinner

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

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, and also a panoramic view of the city from one of the surrounding hills
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 Dinner

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
Breakfast

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
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 city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including CITY HALL
Breakfast Dinner

Day 12 STOCKHOLM.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Scandic Sluleholmen Copenhagen
First-Class

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