12 days / 11 nights
Day 1. Thursday - Stockholm
Arrive Stockholm today, upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Hotel Stockholm.
Day 2. Friday - Stockholm
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. At 10:30 you will meet your tour escort who will stay with you for the rest of the tour. You will also meet your local Stockholm guide who will take you on a guided tour of the Swedish capital. From Fjallgatan you will have the view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected by bridges. We will visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colours, Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Afternoon free. Overnight at centrally located Clarion Hotel Stockholm.
Day 3. Saturday - Stockholm
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Day at leisure in Stockholm or maybe join an optional tour to visit the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held and the fascinating Vasa Ship museum with the unique wooden warship who sank in Stockholm's harbour on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact 333 years later. Overnight at Clarion Hotel Stockholm.
Day 4. Sunday - Stockholm - Hamar
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway passing open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. We stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Värmland beautifully located on the shores of Lake Värnern, the largest of Sweden's lakes. After crossing the border into Norway we continue to Hamar located by Norway's largest Lake Mjøsa. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Hamar or similar
Day 5. Monday - Hamar - Lom - Geiranger
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. We continue north through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley.In Lom we stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Our route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains give a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay. Dinner and overnight at the Union Hotel.
Day 6. Tuesday - Geiranger - Briksdal Glacier - Balestrand
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view.After the glacier experience sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as we drive towards Balestrand. Our route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park.Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort 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. Dinner and overnight at the historical Kvikne's Hotel.
Day 7. Wednesday - Balestrand - Bergen
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. We then continue to Gudvangen, where we board a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as we sail into the Nærøy fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains.Disembark in Flåm and we continue with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss where the coach awaits our arrival and take us to Bergen. Overnight in the heart of the city at Zander K Hotel or similar.
Day 8. Thursday - Bergen - Geilo
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. The guided tour of Bergen will take us to the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League.Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen.In the afternoon we continue towards the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. We make a stop at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with has a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and reaching the resort town of Geilo. Dinner and overnight at Bardøla Hoyfjellshotell.
Day 9. Friday - Geilo - Oslo
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. This morning we head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch before going on the guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc.Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge. Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera or similar.
Day 10. Saturday - Oslo - DFDS Cruise
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning free to continue exploring Oslo, maybe visit some of the famous maritime museums such as the Viking Ships or the Polar ship Fram.Late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen.Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or one of the cafés or bars on board. Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgåsbord buffet. Overnight in sea-view cabins.
Day 11. Sunday - Copenhagen
Breakfast buffet on-board as you sail into Copenhagen.Upon arrival in Copenhagen meet your local guide showing you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals etc.Afternoon free to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own. Overnight at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Day 12. Monday - Departure Copenhagen
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.