HIGHLIGHTS OF SCANDINAVIA
12 Days – 3 Countries (Norway / Sweden / Denmark)
5 Departures in May 2018
Trip Code: SCHI
Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen – 2 nights
Welcome to Copenhagen. Relax and unwind after check-in or go on a stroll through the city. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Copenhagen – Odense – Frederikshavn.
This morning we cross the Great Belt Bridge to the garden island of Denmark, Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s birthplace. Later continue north through Jutland and spend the night in Frederikshavn.
Day 4: Frederikshavn – Gothenburg – Oslo
Leave Denmark this morning as you board your ferry across the Kattegat Strait to Gothenburg in Sweden. A scenic coastal drive leads you to Norway where you will spend the night in the capital city of Oslo.
Hotel: Radisson Blu Alna
Day 5: Oslo Sightseeing-Vradal
This morning your Local Specialist will show you the highlights of Oslo including views of the medieval fortress Akershus, the Town Hall and the Royal Palace. Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park where you will find the world’s largest sculpture exhibition made by a single artist. This afternoon start exploring the impressive Norwegian countryside as you travel towards the Telemark region, famed for being the home of the original and oldest skiing technique. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Quality Straand
Day 6: Vradal – Bergen (2 Nights)
Start your day with a spectacular drive that takes you through the mountains and around the Hardangerfjord. Arrive in Bergen, Norway’s second-biggest city famed for its shipping, aquaculture and sub sea technology industry.
Hotel: Comfort Holberg
Day 7: Bergen Sightseeing & Free Time
Today experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon’s Hall and the bustling fish market. You’ll have free time to explore the harbour area and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen which is the old wharf of the city.
Day 8: Bergen – Fagerness
This morning after breakfast travel inland to Fagernes. Admire the spectacular Sognefjord, the largest and most well-known fjord in the country. Dinner this evening will be at your hotel.
Day 9: Fagerness – Lillehammer – Karlstad
Travel to Lillehammer, host of the Winter Olympics in 1994. This morning enjoy a stroll through the streets of this famous town. The scenery will change as you drive through lush forests along gorgeous lakes towards Sweden. Spend the night on the shores of the biggest lake of them all, Lake Vänern in Karlstad.
Hotel: Clarion Plaza
Day 10: Karlstad – Orebro – Stockholm (2 Nights)
This morning visit Örebro, a lively university town. View the castle dominating the town centre and enjoy a stroll along the Svartån River, before continuing to Stockholm.
Hotel: Park Inn By Radisson Hammarby Sjostad
Day 11: Stockholm Sightseeing & Free Time
Today get to know this beautiful city on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the medieval Storkyrkan, the Town Hall, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Spend time discovering the museums or fashionable stores or consider an Optional Experience in the afternoon. Tonight dine with your fellow travellers and celebrate this memorable trip.
Day 12: Depart Stockholm
Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your holiday draws to a close. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.