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Scandinavia: The Capitals & the Fjords

14 days |  17 days with Iceland extension
14 days |  17 days with Iceland extension
Group size1538 travelers

4.5 star rating

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See the wonders of Europe's northern reaches.

From seafaring histories to fantastic fjords, there’s a lot to love about Scandinavia. Marvel at Norway’s amazing green cliffs and blue water, then set sail from Oslo to Denmark’s waterside capital. Hit the remaining Nordic capitals—Stockholm and Helsinki, two of the world’s most livable cities—and explore their maritime pasts and modern architecture.

Your tour package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 2 nights aboard a cruise ship
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners with beer or wine
  • 6 guided sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Historic Bergen
  • Norway’s fjord country
  • Fram Museum
  • Copenhagen’s Nyhavn district
  • Vasa Museum
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Bergen today.

Bergen3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Bergen
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Norway! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Bergen
Included meal: Breakfast

Join a local guide to discover historic sites in and around Bergen.

  • Drive to Fana and enter the wooden, medieval-style Fantoft Stave Church
  • Pass by Bergenhus Fortress and the bustling fish and flower market
  • Admire views of the city center and harbor from Custom House Pier
  • Walk through the Hanseatic era alleyways and courtyards in the UNESCO-listed Bryggen harbor district
Day 4: Norwegian fjords
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day journeying through Norway’s fjord country, a region of otherworldly natural beauty.

  • Embark on a cruise through the country’s steep cliffs and narrow waterways
  • Disembark in the village of Flåm, overlooking Aurlandsfjord
  • Explore the Flåm Railway Museum
  • Take a scenic train ride along one of the steepest rails in the world
Oslo Region1 night
Day 5: Flight to Oslo & Fram Museum
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Oslo this morning. Then, step inside the Fram Museum to learn about Norway’s history of polar exploration and other world famous voyages through interactive exhibits.

This evening, sit down for an included dinner.

Overnight Cruise1 night
Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Oslo & cruise to Copenhagen
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A local guide introduces you to Oslo's local highlights this morning.

  • Step inside Oslo City Hall to see stunning murals
  • Enter the National Gallery to see Edvard Munch's famous painting called "The Scream"
  • Stroll through Vigelandsparken, a sculpture park, as you enjoy a short panoramic tour in the center of the city
  • Explore the local Mathallen market

Later, board a cruise ship and sail through the night to Copenhagen, Denmark. Aboard the ship, sit down for an included dinner.

Copenhagen2 nights
Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Copenhagen
Included meal: Breakfast

After docking in Copenhagen, take a guided tour of the bustling maritime city with a local guide.

  • Step inside the 16th-century Rosenborg Castle, a royal residence built in the Dutch Renaissance style
  • View the iconic Little Mermaid statue and marvel at the wharfside homes and stores in the beautifully preserved Nyhavn district
  • Pass by the Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament
Day 8: Free day in Copenhagen
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Copenhagen or add an excursion.

Frederiksborg Castle & Elsinore

From $139 per person

Stockholm2 nights
Day 9: Flight to Stockholm
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Stockholm, Sweden this morning. This evening, sit down for an included dinner.

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Stockholm
Included meal: Breakfast

Explore Sweden’s sophisticated capital on a guided tour led by a local expert.

  • Enter the architecturally unique Stockholm City Hall, site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet
  • Step inside the Vasa Museum to see a 1628 warship that once sat at the bottom of Stockholm harbor
  • Stroll through the medieval Old Town and view the Baroque Royal Palace

Enjoy a free afternoon in Stockholm or add an excursion.

Historic Sweden: A Day in Uppsala

From $135 per person

Overnight Cruise1 night
Day 11: Cruise to Helsinki
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a free morning in Stockholm or add an excursion.

This afternoon, board an overnight cruise to Helsinki, Finland. Aboard the ship, sit down for an included dinner.


From $129 per person

Helsinki2 nights
Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Helsinki
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Trace Finland’s history and experience its culture during a guided tour of the country’s capital city.

  • Pass through Senate Square
  • See the modern Olympic Stadium
  • Stop to enter Temppeliaukio Church, carved into a rocky hillside
  • Recall Finland’s most famous composer in the eponymous Sibelius Park

Celebrate your trip with your group during a farewell dinner tonight.

Day 13: Free day in Helsinki
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Helsinki or add an excursion.


From $169 per person

Flight Home
Day 14: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Iceland.

Extension to Iceland
The untouched terrain of Iceland is comprised of an otherworldly mixture of extremes. Fly to the Land of Fire and Ice to marvel at the Golden Circle’s glacier-fed waterfalls, Reykjavik’s cosmopolitan appeal, and more.
Reykjavik3 nights
Day 14: Flight to Reykjavik
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Day 15: Sightseeing tour of Reykjavik
Included meal: Breakfast

Get a feel for Reykjavik, often called “the greenest city on Earth,” with your Tour Director leading the way.

  • See the iconic Höfði House, Perlan Restaurant, and the presidential residence at Bessastadir
  • Visit Hallgrim’s Church and the University District
  • Pass the Old Town Center, Parliament House, and modern City Hall
  • Glimpse the artwork of Ásmundur Sveinsson and Einar Jónsson, both famous Icelandic artists

Enjoy a free afternoon in Reykjavik or add an excursion.

Blue Lagoon Spa Visit

From $159 per person

Day 16: The Golden Circle
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Leave the bustle of Reykjavik behind as you travel the Golden Circle, a ring of some of Iceland’s most magnificent natural wonders.

  • Stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the Althing, an open-air governmental assembly that was established in 930 and continued to meet until 1798
  • Sit down for an included lunch at Fridheimar Farm, where fresh produce is grown in a greenhouse heated by geothermal energy
  • Explore the Great Geysir geothermal area, located in the Haukadalur Valley
  • Discover Gullfoss, or the Golden Waterfall, a natural wonder and one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe
Flight Home
Day 17: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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4.5 star rating

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5

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    5.0 star rating

    Scandinavia extravaganza!
    9/14/23 by 1st-time traveler Karen

    This Scandinavian tour was unbelievable and rewarding. I learned a lot about these countries, the tour guide led us to see so many fantastic places and told us about the culture of each country. Accommodations were top notch as well as all the meals. It was very worthwhile! Thank you.

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    Planes, trains and ferries
    10/5/23 by 1st-time traveler Benedict

    We had a wonderful time with beautiful sightseeings. The whole package was well organized with a great tour director (Fleming) and knowledgeable local tour guides. Fellow travelers were funny and we all got along very well. We made some new friends and look forward to doing other EF Tours.

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    Jane's review
    10/5/23 by 2nd-time traveler Jane

    The trip was well planned. Our tour guide, Fleming was excellent. He was very knowledgeable as well as kind and considerate to everyone's needs. Not easy with 34 people. I will recommend this tour to my friends. Rating 4.5

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/15/23

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Hotel Zander K
    Hotel Zander K

    This modern hotel is located in the Sentrum neighborhood. Guests enjoy a foodbar, gym, and free bicycle rentals. Nearby, you’ll find the Bergen Storse...

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    Radisson Blu Park Hotel
    Radisson Blu Park Hotel

    This modern hotel is located on the Fornebu peninsula, outside of Olso. Guests enjoy a bar, restaurant, and gym. Nearby, you’ll find the Engineerium m...

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    Copenhagen Island
    Copenhagen Island

    This modern hotel is located in the Harbor District. Guests enjoy a fitness center, Wi-Fi, and bike rentals. Nearby, you'll find Tivoli Gardens, Børse...

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    Courtyard by Marriott Stockholm Kungsholmen
    Courtyard by Marriott Stockholm Kungsholmen

    This modern hotel is located in Stockholm's city center. Guests enjoy a fitness center, Wi-Fi, and bike rentals. Nearby, you'll find the ABBA museum, ...

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    Clarion Hotel Helsinki
    Clarion Hotel Helsinki

    This harborside hotel is located in Helsinki's district Jätkäsaari. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool, finnish sauna, and fitness center. Nearby you'll fi...

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    Center Hotels Midgardur Reykjavik
    Center Hotels Midgardur Reykjavik

    This modern hotel is located in the Hlemmur neighborhood. Guests enjoy a spa, bar, and restaurant. Nearby you’ll find the Sun Voyager sculpture, Hallg...

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    Passport, visa & entry requirements
    • This tour visits Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland (plus Iceland on the tour extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
    • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
    • Beginning in 2025, U.S. and Canadian passport holders must register for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to enter many European countries.
    • Passport holders from over 60 visa-exempt countries (including the U.S. and Canada) will need to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to visit 30 European countries. That means that even if you’ve previously traveled to any of these European countries without a visa, starting in 2025, you’ll need to get ETIAS authorization to visit them again. If you’re traveling to multiple countries with this requirement, you only need to complete the form once. All Go Ahead travelers are responsible for obtaining their own ETIAS travel authorization before departure. For more details, please visit our Help Center.
    • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to and searching the code SCA.
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    Tour pacing & mobility
    • You will walk for at least 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets, paved roads, and dirt paths.
    • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
    • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times (especially on ferries) as well as getting in and out of trains and boats.
    • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
    • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
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    Tour Director
    • You will have a different Tour Director in Iceland on the tour extension.
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    Transportation & arrival information
    • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Bergen and depart from Helsinki (or Reykjavik on the tour extension). A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
    • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
    • A flight from Bergen to Oslo, overnight ferries from Oslo to Copenhagen and Stockholm to Helsinki, as well as a flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm are included in the price of your tour. (The tour extension also includes a flight from Helsinki to Reykjavik.)
    • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
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    Baggage allowance
    • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
    • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
    • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
    • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
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    Clothing & packing tips
    • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
    • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
    • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
    • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
    • Please note that there are often baggage restrictions during internal transfers including ferry rides and internal flights, and packing light is recommended.
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    • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at
    • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
    • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to and searching the code SCA.
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    • Norwegian cuisine is varied, offering something for every traveler. Lamb is the most traditional meat, but you’ll also find everything from goose to deer being served in Norway. Seafood lovers will enjoy the country's array of smoked salmon, shellfish, pickled herring, and scrod. Typical meals often incorporate grains, locally-produced cheeses, fresh produce, and wild berries.
    • Sweden's famous meatballs are typically served with a brown sauce and tart lingonberry jam. Smoked salmon and pickled herring are popular eats, especially atop a crisp bread. Snack on the country's many kinds of pastry and breads during fika, a social coffee hour that occurs mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
    • When in Denmark, try the beloved open-faced sandwich called smørrebrød: a slice of rye bread topped with local favorites that could include smoked fish, prawns, mayonnaise, horseradish, or caviar. The country is also known for the popular Carlsberg and Tuborg beers.
    • Fish, meat, potatoes, and bread are staples in Finnish cuisine. Some typical Finnish foods include grillimakkara (grilled sausages), ruisleipä (rye bread), leipäjuusto (mild cheese, often served with jam) and korvapuusti (cinnamon buns).
    • On the tour extension, Icelandic cuisine relies on traditional, locally sourced ingredients from the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding mountains. Both fresh and dried fish, including herring, cod, and shark, are important culinary staples. Other must-tries include Icelandic lamb, which is considered to be some of the best in the world, as well as pylsa (hot dogs), and skyr cheese.
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    Electricity & air conditioning
    • All destinations visited on this tour operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C or F plugs with two small, round pins.
    • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
    • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
    • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
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    • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply. In more remote locations, internet access may be limited and is not guaranteed.
    • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
    • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
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    Time zones
    • Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time(ET).
    • Finland is two hours ahead of GMT and seven hours ahead of ET.
    • On the tour extension, Iceland is one hour behind GMT and four hours ahead of ET.
    • When it’s noon in New York, it's 6pm in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, 7pm in Finland, and 4pm on the tour extension in Iceland.
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    • You will use the Norwegian krone in Norway, the Swedish krona in Sweden, the Danish krone in Denmark, and the euro in Finland (plus the Icelandic krona in Iceland on the tour extension).
    • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
    • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
    • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
    • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
    • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
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    • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency or USD. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
    • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $8USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
    • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
    • Tips can only be paid in cash.
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    Purchasing excursions on tour
    • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on your tour.
    • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for optional excursions.
    • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
    • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.
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