Grand Nordic Tour

  • Day 1. Helsinki
  • Day 2. Helsinki - Turku
  • Day 3. Turku - Stockholm
  • Day 4. Stockholm
  • Day 6. Stockholm - Oslo
  • Day 7. Oslo
  • Day 6. Stockholm - Oslo
  • Day 7. Oslo
  • Day 8. Oslo - Myrdal - Flam - Gudvangen - Bergen
  • Day 9. Bergen
  • Day 10. Bergen - Hirtshals
  • Day 11. Hirtshals - Skagen - Aarhus - Odense
  • Day 12. Odense - Roskilde - Copenhagen
  • Day 13. Copenhagen
  • Day 14. Copenhagen - Kronborg Castle
  • Day 15. Copenhagen
15 days/
14 nights
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travel type
Cultural Nature
full short description

DAY 1. Helsinki

Arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Transfer from airport to your hotel.

Free time in the city. Helsinki is a modern European cultural city whose urban cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature. Surrounded by the sea and its own archipelago, Helsinki offers visitors an endless number of possibilities.

 

Overnight: Helsinki

Arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Transfer from airport to your hotel.

Free time in the city. Helsinki is a modern European cultural city whose urban cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature. Surrounded by the sea and its own archipelago, Helsinki offers visitors an endless number of possibilities.

 

Overnight: Helsinki

DAY 2. Helsinki – Turku

Highlights: Helsinki city tour

 

Morning Helsinki sightseeing tour takes you around the harbors, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, market square, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in the-Rock.

In the afternoon departure to Turku (170km, 2,5 h). Turku is a medieval European town with it’s cozy cobblestone streets, the medieval market square, the castle and the Cathedral built in the 13th century. It is also
a modern vibrant city. In the summer Turku overflows with events and festivals like tango, middle age, music, theatre, art.

 

Meals: B+L

Overnight: Turku

Highlights: Helsinki city tour

 

Morning Helsinki sightseeing tour takes you around the harbors, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, market square, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in the-Rock.

In the afternoon departure to Turku (170km, 2,5 h). Turku is a medieval European town with it’s cozy cobblestone streets, the medieval market square, the castle and the Cathedral built in the 13th century. It is also
a modern vibrant city. In the summer Turku overflows with events and festivals like tango, middle age, music, theatre, art.

 

Meals: B+L

Overnight: Turku

DAY 3. Turku - Stockholm

Highlights: Turku city tour, cruise to Sweden

 

During morning city tour of Turku you will walk the cobblestone streets around the Old Town and visit the Cathedral of Turku, the medieval Castle – largest in Finland, the Market square and Hall, the magnificent Main Library.

In the afternoon cruise to Stockholm by ferry (315km, 11 h.).

 

Meals: B+L

Overnight: cruise to Stockholm

Highlights: Turku city tour, cruise to Sweden

 

During morning city tour of Turku you will walk the cobblestone streets around the Old Town and visit the Cathedral of Turku, the medieval Castle – largest in Finland, the Market square and Hall, the magnificent Main Library.

In the afternoon cruise to Stockholm by ferry (315km, 11 h.).

 

Meals: B+L

Overnight: cruise to Stockholm

DAY 4. Stockholm

Highlights: Stockholm city tour, Vasa museum

 

Morning City tour by bus and a walking tour of Stockholm. During the excursion you will visit two squares on Riddarholmen and Söder island, walk through the Old Town, where you will pass narrow streets and alleys of the medieval part of the city. The excursion continues through the central parts of the modern Stockholm –  City Hall.
Acquaintance of the Stockholm continues with visit to Vasa Museum, the Scandinavia’s most visited attraction. In the large ship hall stands the warship Vasa – the only remaining, intact 17th century ship in the world. The lower rig of it has been rebuilt, complete with masts, stays and shrouds.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Stockholm

Highlights: Stockholm city tour, Vasa museum

 

Morning City tour by bus and a walking tour of Stockholm. During the excursion you will visit two squares on Riddarholmen and Söder island, walk through the Old Town, where you will pass narrow streets and alleys of the medieval part of the city. The excursion continues through the central parts of the modern Stockholm –  City Hall.
Acquaintance of the Stockholm continues with visit to Vasa Museum, the Scandinavia’s most visited attraction. In the large ship hall stands the warship Vasa – the only remaining, intact 17th century ship in the world. The lower rig of it has been rebuilt, complete with masts, stays and shrouds.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Stockholm

DAY 5. Stockholm – Uppsala – Sigtuna – Skokloster Castle – Stockholm

Highlights: Uppsala city tour, Sigtuna city tour, Skokloster Castle

 

Morning departure to Uppsala (71km, 1 h) and a sightseeing tour of the town to see the grand Gothic Uppsala Cathedral, Scandinavia’s largest and tallest cathedral from 1270. During the tour you will pass by the Uppsala University, Sweden’s oldest university, visit the university library to see the famous Silver Bible, the Botanical Garden with the grand Linneanum and end at Uppsala Castle.
Further drive to Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town, founded in the 10th century. Today it is a cozy town of narrow streets, colorful wooden houses, plenty of restaurants and hotels, classy souvenir shops and galleries. During the sightseeing tour of the Sigtuna you will see the Gothic St. Mary’s church, Old Town Hall, which is Europe’s smallest city hall and runes tones that are scattered through the town.
Visit at nearby located Skokloster Castle, a one of the main attractions in the region. The castle interior from the mid 17th century has been kept completely intact.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Stockholm

Highlights: Uppsala city tour, Sigtuna city tour, Skokloster Castle

 

Morning departure to Uppsala (71km, 1 h) and a sightseeing tour of the town to see the grand Gothic Uppsala Cathedral, Scandinavia’s largest and tallest cathedral from 1270. During the tour you will pass by the Uppsala University, Sweden’s oldest university, visit the university library to see the famous Silver Bible, the Botanical Garden with the grand Linneanum and end at Uppsala Castle.
Further drive to Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town, founded in the 10th century. Today it is a cozy town of narrow streets, colorful wooden houses, plenty of restaurants and hotels, classy souvenir shops and galleries. During the sightseeing tour of the Sigtuna you will see the Gothic St. Mary’s church, Old Town Hall, which is Europe’s smallest city hall and runes tones that are scattered through the town.
Visit at nearby located Skokloster Castle, a one of the main attractions in the region. The castle interior from the mid 17th century has been kept completely intact.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Stockholm

DAY 6. Stockholm – Oslo

Highlights: Örebro Castle

 

Morning departure to Oslo (530km, 6-7 h).The route passes areas with typical Scandinavian scenery and thick forests, which will evoke the atmosphere of the fairy-tales of Trolls, lakes, as well as agricultural areas.En route visit of the Örebro Castle, a medieval castle fortification, standing in the centre of modern Örebro town, surrounded by a moat. Built for defence and once was used as prison, during the Vasa era it was rebuilt as a magnificent, royal castle.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Oslo

Highlights: Örebro Castle

 

Morning departure to Oslo (530km, 6-7 h).The route passes areas with typical Scandinavian scenery and thick forests, which will evoke the atmosphere of the fairy-tales of Trolls, lakes, as well as agricultural areas.En route visit of the Örebro Castle, a medieval castle fortification, standing in the centre of modern Örebro town, surrounded by a moat. Built for defence and once was used as prison, during the Vasa era it was rebuilt as a magnificent, royal castle.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Oslo

DAY 7. Oslo

Highlights: Oslo city tour, Vigeland’s Park, Viking Ship Museum

 

City sightseeing tour in the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. You will see all of the main attractions, such as the Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Akershus fortress, admire a magnificent view of the Oslo Fjord from Holmenkollen Hill for a birds-eye view of the city and fjord far below.
Afternoon tour continues with visits of two famous Oslo attractions:
The Viking Ship Museum displays the world’s two best-preserved wooden Viking vessels as well as other finds from Viking tombs dated 9th century.
The Vigeland’s Park is a unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron, who also designed the architectural layout of the park.

 

Meals: B+D
Overnight: Oslo

Highlights: Oslo city tour, Vigeland’s Park, Viking Ship Museum

 

City sightseeing tour in the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. You will see all of the main attractions, such as the Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Akershus fortress, admire a magnificent view of the Oslo Fjord from Holmenkollen Hill for a birds-eye view of the city and fjord far below.
Afternoon tour continues with visits of two famous Oslo attractions:
The Viking Ship Museum displays the world’s two best-preserved wooden Viking vessels as well as other finds from Viking tombs dated 9th century.
The Vigeland’s Park is a unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron, who also designed the architectural layout of the park.

 

Meals: B+D
Overnight: Oslo

DAY 8. Oslo – Myrdal – Flåm – Gudvangen – Bergen

Highlights: Flambana railway, cruise in Sognefjord

 

After breakfast board the train to Flåm. Norwegian Railway System is a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering is one of the world’s steepest railway lines. The four hour journey is full of nature’s best offerings – waterfalls and snow-clad peaks, all nestled beautifully into the surrounding mountain side.
Stop in Myrdal to see descent 2,600 feet past waterfalls, ravines and sheer cliffs. After Myrdal, change to the 1 hour journey over the world famous Flåmbana that stops on the way to let you enjoy the waterfalls. Lookout for the ferries dancing on the rocks with surreal music.Arrival in Flam. The name “Flåm” means “little place between steep mountains,” surrounded by steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls and deep valleys.
In the afternoon board a ferry and enjoy a leisurely cruise on the breathtaking still waters of the the Nærøyfjord, the narrowest and most spectacular branch of the Sognefjord.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Bergen

Highlights: Flambana railway, cruise in Sognefjord

 

After breakfast board the train to Flåm. Norwegian Railway System is a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering is one of the world’s steepest railway lines. The four hour journey is full of nature’s best offerings – waterfalls and snow-clad peaks, all nestled beautifully into the surrounding mountain side.
Stop in Myrdal to see descent 2,600 feet past waterfalls, ravines and sheer cliffs. After Myrdal, change to the 1 hour journey over the world famous Flåmbana that stops on the way to let you enjoy the waterfalls. Lookout for the ferries dancing on the rocks with surreal music.Arrival in Flam. The name “Flåm” means “little place between steep mountains,” surrounded by steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls and deep valleys.
In the afternoon board a ferry and enjoy a leisurely cruise on the breathtaking still waters of the the Nærøyfjord, the narrowest and most spectacular branch of the Sognefjord.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Bergen

DAY 9. Bergen

Highlights: Bergen city tour

 

Morning sightseeing tour of Bergen you will be introduced to the main sights of this remarkable city, view of the Bryggen area of old wooden houses that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, as well as the traditional Fish Market.
Rest of the day free to discover Bergen on your own. Take the funicular railway to Mount Fløyen and enjoy the beautiful view of Bergen. Or explore the local culture, history and traditions at more than two dozen museums – the fascinating Bryggen Museum, the Hanseatic Museum, Bergenhus Fortress and Bergen Cathedral and other.

 

Meals: B
Overnight: Bergen

Highlights: Bergen city tour

 

Morning sightseeing tour of Bergen you will be introduced to the main sights of this remarkable city, view of the Bryggen area of old wooden houses that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, as well as the traditional Fish Market.
Rest of the day free to discover Bergen on your own. Take the funicular railway to Mount Fløyen and enjoy the beautiful view of Bergen. Or explore the local culture, history and traditions at more than two dozen museums – the fascinating Bryggen Museum, the Hanseatic Museum, Bergenhus Fortress and Bergen Cathedral and other.

 

Meals: B
Overnight: Bergen

DAY 10. Bergen – Hirtshals

Highlights: cruise to Denmark

 

Free morning in Bergen and afternoon cruise to Hirtshals by ferry (570km, 18,5 h).

 

Meals: B
Overnight: ferry to Denmark

Highlights: cruise to Denmark

 

Free morning in Bergen and afternoon cruise to Hirtshals by ferry (570km, 18,5 h).

 

Meals: B
Overnight: ferry to Denmark

DAY 11. Hirtshals – Skagen – Aarhus - Odense

Highlights: Skagen, Grenen beach – a meeting point of two seas, Aarhus city tour

 

Skagen sits at the northernmost tip of Denmark, a sandy peninsula at the end of which the two seas of Kattegat and Skagerak meet. Today Skagen transformed from a humble fishing village into a well-known holiday destination attracting tourists with its distinctive architecture of yellow houses with red-tiled roofs, busy working harbor and long sandy beaches. Head north out of Skagen – to Grenen, the very top of Denmark. Board the “Sandworm” a tractor pulled bus, which brings you to the uttermost point of Denmark – and actually of the European continent.
Further drive to Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark with a perfectly preserved old town. It combines a lively atmosphere of a modern and cosmopolitan city  with a charm of a small town. During the city tour you will see the city’s old town and other the major sights, i.e. summer residence of the Danish royal family, the the Aarhus University and the City Hall.
Leave Aarhus to enjoy a free evening in another charming provincial Danish town – Odense.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Odense

Highlights: Skagen, Grenen beach – a meeting point of two seas, Aarhus city tour

 

Skagen sits at the northernmost tip of Denmark, a sandy peninsula at the end of which the two seas of Kattegat and Skagerak meet. Today Skagen transformed from a humble fishing village into a well-known holiday destination attracting tourists with its distinctive architecture of yellow houses with red-tiled roofs, busy working harbor and long sandy beaches. Head north out of Skagen – to Grenen, the very top of Denmark. Board the “Sandworm” a tractor pulled bus, which brings you to the uttermost point of Denmark – and actually of the European continent.
Further drive to Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark with a perfectly preserved old town. It combines a lively atmosphere of a modern and cosmopolitan city  with a charm of a small town. During the city tour you will see the city’s old town and other the major sights, i.e. summer residence of the Danish royal family, the the Aarhus University and the City Hall.
Leave Aarhus to enjoy a free evening in another charming provincial Danish town – Odense.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Odense

DAY 12. Odense – Roskilde – Copenhagen

Highlights: Odense city tour, H. C. Andersen museum, Roskilde city tour, Royal Dome in Roskilde, Viking Ship Museum 

 

During the morning Odense city tour you will walk along Odense River through the old town, with narrow cobbled streets and small low-ceiling houses. Tour includes visits to the Gothic Saint Canute’s cathedral and to the H. C. Andersen museum. The museum exhibits paper cuttings, drawings and many of his personal belongings.
Further drive to Roskilde. Short walk through the old streets to the Royal Dome – UNESCO Heritage site. Visit at the Dome and continue to the famous Viking Ship Museum just a few minutes outside the town.
Enjoy a free evening in Copenhagen.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Copenhagen

Highlights: Odense city tour, H. C. Andersen museum, Roskilde city tour, Royal Dome in Roskilde, Viking Ship Museum 

 

During the morning Odense city tour you will walk along Odense River through the old town, with narrow cobbled streets and small low-ceiling houses. Tour includes visits to the Gothic Saint Canute’s cathedral and to the H. C. Andersen museum. The museum exhibits paper cuttings, drawings and many of his personal belongings.
Further drive to Roskilde. Short walk through the old streets to the Royal Dome – UNESCO Heritage site. Visit at the Dome and continue to the famous Viking Ship Museum just a few minutes outside the town.
Enjoy a free evening in Copenhagen.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Copenhagen

DAY 13. Copenhagen

Highlights: Copenhagen city tour

 

Morning Copenhagen city tour  is an excellent way to see main highlights of the city including Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament, the Old Stock Exchange, Royal Theatre, Tivoli Gardens, the colorful harbor district of Nyhavn and Amalienborg Palace – Winter residence of the Royal Family to see the changing of the Guard and followed by a stop by world-famous Little Mermaid, inspired by H. C. Andersen’s fairytale.

Free time in Copenhagen.  Enjoy a laid-back cycling or strolling along the medieval streets or take a canal tour to get the best views onboard the canal boats, visit free town of Cristiania without a doubt one of Denmark’s most popular tourist attractions.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Copenhagen

Highlights: Copenhagen city tour

 

Morning Copenhagen city tour  is an excellent way to see main highlights of the city including Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament, the Old Stock Exchange, Royal Theatre, Tivoli Gardens, the colorful harbor district of Nyhavn and Amalienborg Palace – Winter residence of the Royal Family to see the changing of the Guard and followed by a stop by world-famous Little Mermaid, inspired by H. C. Andersen’s fairytale.

Free time in Copenhagen.  Enjoy a laid-back cycling or strolling along the medieval streets or take a canal tour to get the best views onboard the canal boats, visit free town of Cristiania without a doubt one of Denmark’s most popular tourist attractions.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Copenhagen

DAY 14. Copenhagen – Kronborg Castle – Fredensborg Palace – Frederiksborg Castle – Copenhagen (B, L)

Highlights: Kronborg Castle , Fredensborg Palace, Frederiksborg Castle

 

Today we leave Copenhagen and head north to explore “The Danish Riviera”. We drive along the coastline of Sweden, through the magnificent Danish countryside and pass the coastline to Helsinore and Kronborg Castle. It is quite easy to understand why William Shakespeare chose Kronborg Castle as the setting for his famous play ‘Hamlet’. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and feel the atmosphere taken through the Chapel and the Knights’ Hall (the longest room in Northern Europe).
After the break, our tour continues to Fredensborg. The Queen’s summer residence of Fredensborg Palace is attractively located in the middle of a lovely park.
The next highlight on this tour of many highlights is Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV. This pearl of history, built in magnificent Renaissance style, is now a national historical museum. It contains paintings, tapestries, porcelain, silver and furniture of great historical value.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Copenhagen

Highlights: Kronborg Castle , Fredensborg Palace, Frederiksborg Castle

 

Today we leave Copenhagen and head north to explore “The Danish Riviera”. We drive along the coastline of Sweden, through the magnificent Danish countryside and pass the coastline to Helsinore and Kronborg Castle. It is quite easy to understand why William Shakespeare chose Kronborg Castle as the setting for his famous play ‘Hamlet’. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and feel the atmosphere taken through the Chapel and the Knights’ Hall (the longest room in Northern Europe).
After the break, our tour continues to Fredensborg. The Queen’s summer residence of Fredensborg Palace is attractively located in the middle of a lovely park.
The next highlight on this tour of many highlights is Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV. This pearl of history, built in magnificent Renaissance style, is now a national historical museum. It contains paintings, tapestries, porcelain, silver and furniture of great historical value.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Copenhagen

DAY 15. Copenhagen

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport. Departure.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport. Departure.

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