Best of Scandinavia with Baltic Cruise

Explore Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland on this two-week Nordic adventure
Say yes to an epic trip that includes visits to four capital cities -- Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki -- as well as excursions to the best sights in the Norwegian fjords, a stunning mountain train ride, a cruise on the Baltic Sea and a ride across the famous Øresund bridge. Take an unforgettable journey through the Scandinavian Peninsula as you explore Norway's mountains and fjords, sit in outdoor cafes in Copenhagen and see Stockholm, referred to as the Venice of the North. Then hop aboard a cruise across the beautiful Baltic Sea to Finland
14 Days from $8369/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Norway, Denmark, Sweden & Finland, Europe

Departures

2023 Departures: May 20, June 17, July 15, July 29, August 12 & August 26

Included:

  • 2 nights in Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion or Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy in Oslo
  • 1 night in Union Hotel Geiranger in Geiranger
  • 1 night in Kvikne’s Hotel in Balestrand
  • 2 nights in Augustin Hotel or Zander K Hotel in Bergen
  • 1 night in Vestlia Resort or Highland Lodge in Geilo
  • 1 overnight Cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen in Seaview cabins
  • 1 night in Comwell Portside Hotel or Scandic Spectrum Hotel in Copenhagen
  • 2 nights in Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm
  • 1 overnight Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki in Seaview Cabins
  • 1 night in GLO Kluuvi Hotel Helsinki
  • Daily breakfast and 6 Dinners
  • 6 days of transportation in Norway by a modern first-class coach with air-conditioning, reclining seats, seatbelts, and a toilet with an experienced English- speaking driver (if smaller groups, transportation will be by minivan)
  • English-speaking tour escort from Oslo to Helsinki
  • Transfer from the Osolo hotel to the Oslo pier
  • Transfer from the Copenhagen pier to the Copenhagen hotel with a city tour
  • Transfer from the Copenhagen hotel to the train station
  • Transfer from the Stockholm train station to the hotel
  • Transfer from the Stockholm hotel to the Stockholm pier
  • Transfer from the Helsinki pier to the Helskini hotel with a city tour
  • 3 hours city tour of Stockholm with a Local Guide
  • Geirangerfjord mini cruise
  • Norwegian waffles including coffee/tea
  • Cider Tasting
  • Sognefjord mini cruise in ECO boat
  • Train from Flåm to Myrdal
  • Train from Myrdal to Voss
  • Return Ticket for Funicular Train
  • Entrance to the Fram Museum in Oslo
  • Entrance to Stockholm City Hall
  • Entrance to Rock Church Helsinki
  • Multiple photo stops for breathtaking views

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage service
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Passengers may bring on the bus, 1 suitcase of max. 20 kilos per person plus one small backpack or handbag that may be taken onto the bus
  • No luggage handling is offered during the tours, at the hotels, or on overnight cruising or elsewhere

Optional Extras:

  • Any pre and post-nights are available upon request
  • Arrival Transfer from Gardermoen Airport to your Hotel (one way)
  • Departure Transfer from your Hotel to Arlanda Airport (one way)
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Escort

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO OSLO

Welcome to Oslo! Oslo is the capital of Norway, the “Viking Capital”, founded in 1040 by the Oslo Fjord, and home to many fascinating museums and beautiful green parks full of sculptures. In the very city center, you will find the Karl Johan pedestrian street and don’t forget to pass by the impressive opera house.

Individual arrival to Oslo and transfer on own to the hotel (or include optional arrival transfer). Check-In is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. At 6 pm, meet your tour escort and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby for a short introduction to the upcoming adventure through the Norwegian Fjords.

Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion or Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy, perfectly located within walking distance from the pedestrian street Karl Johan.

DAY 2: OSLO > LILLEHAMMER > LOM > GEIRANGER

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leave Oslo by coach, driving along Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Oslo, towards the Olympic city of Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympic Games took place. After a brief stop in Lillehammer, continue towards Lom where we will have a photo stop to admire the 12th-century stave church. Continue the journey through the Otta Valley to Geiranger. Dinner and overnight at the beautiful Union Hotel Geiranger. Meals: B, D

DAY 3: GEIRANGER > BALESTRAND

After a breakfast buffet at the hotel, embark on a 1-hour cruise along the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls: “the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Arrive in the village of Hellesylt and drive via the Nord Fjord and along the scenic route to Skei. En route stop to enjoy a Norwegian waffle with coffee.

Continue the journey passing the Gaular Mountain National Park, making a stop by the viewpoint before arriving at the idyllic village of Balestrand, located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth. The area is known for its fertile land and fruit trees. We will pay a visit to the Cider House to enjoy a tasting. Dinner and overnight in fjord view rooms at Kvikne’s Hotel. Meals: B, D

DAY 4: BALESTRAND > FLAM RAILWAY > BERGEN

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leaving Balestrand might be difficult, but ahead awaits two of the most famous experiences in Norway, the Sogne Fjord and the Flåm Railway. Arrival in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøy Fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls, and towering snowclad mountains. Board a 2-hour mini-cruise of the Nærøy and Auerland fjords – both branches of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world.

Disembark in the fjord side village of Flåm and after a short rest, board the world-famous tourist train Flåm Railway, one of the most exceptional railroad trips in the world. With breathtaking views at every curve, it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal. In Myrdal, change trains and leave by the Bergen Railway to Voss, where your driver will be waiting to take you to Bergen, the “Capital of the Fjords”. Overnight at the Augustin Hotel or Zander K Hotel, centrally located. Meals: B

DAY 5: BERGEN

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with your tour escort, covering the famous open-air fish market, and stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League. Rest of the day off or join an optional, panoramic bus tour to the coastal side. Overnight at the centrally located Augustin Hotel or Zander K Hotel. Meals: B

DAY 6: BERGEN > GEILO

After the breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, we will take the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord. Depart from Bergen and stop off at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters before entering the Hardanger Fjord area with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains.

Continue on the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, crossing the Hardanger Fjord Bridge for an afternoon arrival in the city of Geilo, a famous ski area during the winter. Dinner and overnight in the Vestlia Resort or Highland Lodge beautifully located by the Hardangerviddda Mountain Plateau. Meals: B, D

DAY 7: GEILO > OSLO

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Drive back towards Oslo via the Hallingdal Valley. Upon arrival in Oslo, you will be taken on a city tour of Oslo with your tour escort. Famous sights include Frogner Park which is home to famous sculptures by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the Opera house, the City Hall, and much more. The day finishes with a visit to the Fram Museum. Overnight and light self-served dinner at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion or Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy. Meals: B, D

DAY 8: OSLO NIGHT CRUISE

Breakfast buffet at the hotel and check out. Make the most of the free morning – we recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or the Nobel Peace Center.

In the early afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise towards Denmark and Copenhagen. Enjoy a large Scandinavian buffet on board as you sail through the Oslo Fjord. There are a variety of bars and a nightclub on board. Accommodation on board in 2-berth sea view cabins with shower/ WC (no luggage service onboard). Meals: B, D

DAY 9: COPENHAGEN

Breakfast buffet on board. Morning arrival in Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel after a city tour with your tour escort. Check-in is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage.

Head out to explore the Danish capital. Founded in the 10th century as a fishing village, the Danish capital is now a city full of beautiful buildings and exciting museums – but be careful, Copenhagen is a biking city, about 60% of the population use bike as their main transportation.

Enjoy a walk along Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés in the old port area of Nyhavn, or maybe take a canal tour. Or, in the summertime, the harbor is 10 minute walk from your hotel if you feel like taking a swim with the locals. Accommodation at the Comwell Portside Hotel located only 2 metro stops from the city center or Scandic Spectrum Hotel 10 minutes walk from the city center. Meals: B

DAY 10: COPENHAGEN > STOCKHOLM

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning transfer from your hotel to Copenhagen train station for departure by train (2nd class) towards Stockholm, Sweden’s capital. During this approximate 5 hours train ride you will pass the world-famous Øresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden. Arrive in Stockholm and transfer to the nearby hotel. Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Hotel Sign. Meals: B

DAY 11: STOCKHOLM

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning city tour with a local guide, including entrance to the City Hall where you can see the Nobel Prize room among other beautiful rooms.

Rest of the day free to enjoy this wonderful city. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, was founded in 1252 and is built on 14 islands which is why it is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North”. It has many fun activities on offer, such as cruises on Lake Mälaren, the interactive ABBA Museum, or go on a boat & bus sightseeing tour on an amphibian bus, or perhaps just sitting at a café in the Old Town and enjoying a cup of coffee. Your tour escort will be happy to help you plan activities. Overnight at Clarion Hotel Sign. Meals: B

DAY 12: STOCKHOLM NIGHT CRUISE

Free morning to continue exploring the city. In the afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise towards Finland and Helsinki. Enjoy your large dinner buffet with beverages included on board as you sail into the Baltic Sea. Make the most of the variety of bars, nightclubs, and tax-free shopping on board. Overnight on board in 2-berth sea view cabins with shower/WC. Meals: B, D

DAY 13: HELSINKI

Breakfast buffet on board before arriving in Helsinki. City tour 3 hours with a local guide, including entrance to the Temppeliaukio church, or “rock church” excavated directly into solid rock. Check-in is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. Helsinki was founded in 1550 and has been under both Swedish and Russian rule until Finland gained its independence in 1917.

Helsinki is known for being home to very beautiful churches, like the white cathedral in the city center, and the orthodox cathedral Uspenski, but the city is also full of interesting museums, and don’t forget to look into some of the design shops of brands such as Marimekko, Artek (Alvar Alto), and Iittala. It is also possible to take a walk to the market hall in the harbor. Overnight at GLO Hotel Kluuvi, a centrally located hotel close to shopping and the famous Esplanade Park.

DAY 14: HELSINKI DEPARTURE

Breakfast buffet at the hotel and transfer on your own (or book an optional transfer) to Helsinki Airport Vantaa.

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