10 Days / 09 Nights
Enjoy the best of Scandinavia including the Scandinavian capitals and the stunning Norwegian fjords. Be treated to the rich cultural and historic heritage of these capitals and the wild nature of the fjords. Enjoy this fabulous part of the world with its history and nature.
Day 1 Saturday - Arrival To Copenhagen (B)
Arrival to Copenhagen Airport and transfer to the hotel by your own devise. For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved. Please consult the Via Hansa & Borealis welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. The rest of the day is at leisure
Day 2 Sunday - Copenhagen – Odense – Aarhus (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We start with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroeget" begins. We pass the Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next up is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. We drive past the Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world-famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and vessels. We continue on to see the impressive Gefion Fountain and then for a photo stop at the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally, we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid, known from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. After lunch (not included) departure towards the island of Fyn also called "Garden of Denmark". On our journey we will cross the Great Belt, one of the largest bridges in Europe, inaugurated in 1998. Brief stop in Odense, hometown of Hans Christian Andersen, author of children’s stories famous as "The Tin Soldier", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Mermaid". Continue towards to Aarhus in the penynsula of Jutland. Founded around the beginning of the 10th century by the Vikings, it is the second largest city and port in Denmark and also an important cultural centre. Arrive in Aarhus at the end of the day
Day 3 Monday - Aarhus–Ferry–Stavanger (B)
Departure for Hirtshals and board a "ferry-boat" for crossing the Skagerrak Strait (Hirtshals-Kristiansand ferry). Arrive in Kristiansand and continue the journey through beautiful landscapes and fjords by Lyngdal and Kvinesdal to Stavanger, charming port city of southern Norway.
Day 4 Tuesday - Stavanger - Bergen (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning to expore this beautiful city or enjoy the great experience of an exciting fjord cruise. After lunch ( not including ) meet your guide to continue the journey through beautiful landscapes and magnificent fjords to Mortavika (ferry Mortravika-Arsvagen). Travel along the coast to Sandviksvagen, (ferry Sandviksvagen-Halhjelm) and proceed to Bergen, the second largest Norwegian city also known as the "city of wood". Bergen is the "gateway to the fjords". Surrounded by seven hills and protected by a ring of islands it is considered one of the most enchanting Norwegian cities. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Meet up with our local guide for a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Mary’s Church, Haakon´s Hall (no entrances), the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. The evening is at leisure.
Day 5 Wedesnday - Bergen (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our local guide for a 2-hour city sightseeing tour, during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall (no entrances), the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. Free time to have lunch and afternoon is at leisure.
Day 6 Thursday - Bergen – Flåm – Fagernes (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to one of the most beautiful routes of our trip. Passing through regions of rare beauty, where the high mountains are mirrored in the tranquility of the lakes, before entering the narrow valleys of fjord Norway, passing by Gudvangen and Naeroyfjord, the narrowest in Europe; before arriving to idyllic Flaam, located on the tip of Aurlandsfjord. Both of these fjords are part of the Sognfjord which, with its 204 km long and 1308 meters deep, is considered the most emblematic of Norway and the second largest in the world. Free time in Flåm. In the afternoon, continue the journey by bus to the village of Geilo, located in the middle of nature and mountain ski resorts.
Day 7 Friday - Geilo - Oslo (B)
After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the mountains behind us. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Experience a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house, visit The Vigeland Park and pass the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.
Day 8 Saturday - Oslo- Stockholm (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by coach or train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests, and through the region of Varmland, the home of many legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm and check-in at the hotel. The evening is at leisure.
Day 9 Sunday - Stockholm (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm is proudly called “Beauty on Water”. The sightseeing tour includes the chance for an outside view of the historically significant City Hall, the place of the Nobel festivities. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan", with its Cathedral and Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour also includes a drive to Fjallgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 10 Monday - Stockholm Departure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Arlanda airport at your own devise.