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Scandinavia: The Capitals & the Fjords

14 days |  17 days with Iceland extension
14 days |  17 days with Iceland extension
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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.
  • 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.

Drottningholm

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.

Tallinn

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 & sightseeing tour
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Reykjavik, Iceland this morning. Upon arrival, get a feel for “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

Please note: On some departures the sightseeing tour of Reykjavik may take place during the morning of day 15 based on flight availability.

Day 15: Free day in Reykjavik
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to explore Reykjavik on your own, or add an excursion.

Please note: On some departures the sightseeing tour of Reykjavik may take place during the morning of day 15 based on flight availability on day 14.

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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Reviews

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Scandinavia
    5/23/24 by 1st-time traveler Cecilia

    Jen’s, our tour leader, made our trip outstanding. He was very detail oriented and helpful with any issues that arose. He even fixed my camera that got broken. Always cheerful and it seeped down to all the members of the tour. 38 people are hard to herd and keep happy, but he did a masterful job. H...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Unforgettable experience
    5/23/24 by 7th-time traveler Karen

    This tour was expensive but so worth the money spent. The fjords in Norway were amazing. I loved Helsinki.

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/12/24

    Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to provide...

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    My Scandinavian Experience
    5/23/24 by 1st-time traveler Cilla

    The tour package was great, but what I didn't expect was the specials by the tour director that made each trip unique. The poem and music from renounced composer, playing Abba music on the way to Stockholm tour and reenactment of Hamlet, etc. Thanks to Jenns for making the trips fun and helping bui...

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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.

    Hotels

    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 Bergen’s Sentrum neighborhood. Guests enjoy a foodbar, a gym, and free bicycle rentals. Nearby, you’ll find the Bergen...

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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 stylish hotel is located in the Harbor District of Denmark. Guests enjoy a fitness center, sauna, and bike rentals. Nearby, you'll find Tivoli Ga...

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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, sauna, and bike rentals. Nearby, you'll find the ABBA museum, ...

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    Radisson Blu Aleksanteri Hotel
    Radisson Blu Aleksanteri Hotel

    This charming hotel is located in the Design District of Helsinki. Guests enjoy the sauna, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. Nearby you’ll find ...

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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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