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Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords 2014

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Geirangerfjord
Stockholm City Hall
Stockholm Royal Palace
  • Duration: 14 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Dramatic fjords. Quaint 'stave' churches. Cosmopolitan capitals. Denmark, Norway and Sweden's charm and traditions pack every moment of this beautiful trip, taken by rail, road and water. It's Insider moments like… indulging in sour cream porridge with salty 'spekemat', dried pork and lamb, at a working farm in Bergen. Arriving for dinner, there's time to explore with the owners or a farmhand, meet the animals and hear how Scandinavian farming has changed since their farm was set up by the Vikings. Also a pastry school, dessert combines Norwegian favourite 'Kransekake-stenger' cake with scoops of their own ice cream. Just days later, you're far from farmland in the mountains of the Sognefjord, on the incredible Flam Railway.
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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • COPENHAGEN

    • + North Zealand Riviera And Castle Tour Enjoy the quaint scenery of the conservation heritage route of the Danish Riviera, passing through ancient fishing villages and modern marinas. Then through typical countryside to see Fredensborg Palace, summer residence of the Royal family before a visit to the magnificent 17th century Frederiksborg Castle. Here we will see the State Apartments and the Coronation Chapel.

    • + Danish Traditions And Tivoli This evening we visit the fairy-tale village of Dragor with its thatched cottages and pretty working harbour. We wander by tiny houses, learn a little of the history and enjoy a taste of traditional Danish specialities. Then to the magic of twinkling lights at Copenhagen's most famous attraction, Tivoli Gardens.

  • BERGEN

    • + City Insights First we head out along the fjord to visit Grieg's home, which was the inspiration for many of his masterworks. We enjoy a guided tour of the composer's villa. Then a tour or Bergen including a walk through the historical lanes of the Hanseatic town, and finally a trip up the hillside in the funicular railway for extensive views of the city.

    • + War And Tranquility Drive through delightful skerries to the lost village of Televag, destroyed when the Gestapo discovered the role the villagers played in the resistance. Visit the museum and then on to a traditional old Norwegian fishing village for coffee and local pancakes. (On certain departures this excursion will also include a guided visit of Fjell Fortress, a Nazi command bunker deep inside the mountain with kitchens, a medical centre, saunas and dormitories EURO 46.)

  • SOGNEFJORD

    • + Fjords And Mountains Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the UNESCO listed Naeroyfjord with its towering mountains and fabulous scenery, followed by a scenic drive along the valley to Stalheim Hotel, occupied by the Germans during WWII and famous for its views.

    • + Fjordland Farm Visit a traditional working farm set amid the glorious scenery of the Sognefjord surrounded by craggy mountains and with views across the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. Get to know a typical Scandinavian family, and something about their day to day lives. Learn a little of both the history, which dates back to Viking times and present day traditions. We also sample the local homemade delicacies.

  • GEIRANGER

    • + Summer Mountain Farm Visit a traditional working mountain farm set amidst glorious alpine pastures and surrounded by craggy mountains. Learn a little of the history which dates back beyond the Viking times. See the traditional method of cheese making and then taste the goats cheese and delicious caramels which are produced here.

    • + Fjord And Dalsnibba We begin with views of the fjord and our hotel from the famous hairpin bends along the Dalsnibba Pass. Then we sail down Norway's most famous fjord, the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord, viewing tiny farms, the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters waterfalls along the way.

    • + Trollstigen Excursion - Full Day A delightful drive to the Eagles Road for amazing views of towering cliffs plunging down to the Geiranger Fjord. Then onward to the path of the trolls - Trollstigen, considered a masterpiece of engineering. This is Norwegian rugged mountain scenery at its finest.

  • LILLEHAMMER

    • + Treasures Of Lillehammer A guided visit to the charming folklore museum of Maihaugen on the hills above the Olympic Town. Then a visit to the Olympic Arena, and a ride in the chairlift (weather permitting) to the top of the ski-slope giving wonderful panoramic views over the town and Gudbrandsdalen.

  • OSLO

    • + Vikings And Explorers With our local guide we visit the three original Viking longships and their treasures. The Oseberg ship was last used as a burial ship for a woman of high rank. See the textiles, sledges and household utensils saved for the afterlife. Then the stunning Fram Museum for the story of this Polar ship and one of the most daring expeditions in history, the race to the South Pole, illustrated with films, images and completely new exhibits.

  • STOCKHOLM

    • + Panoramic Tower And Dinner A visit to the viewing platform of the Kaknas Tower, Sweden's highest building, will give us the very best views over the city and its archipelago. Then enjoy the special cuisine of a popular local restaurant with a drink included.

    • + Stockholm Discovery With our Local Expert enjoy the beauty of Lake Malaren as we sail in an antique steamboat through the archipelago, past country cottages and elegant homes. Then visit the royal warship 'Vasa', an ornate 17th century galleon which sank just minutes after sailing. After three centuries under the sea and now saved from the Baltic for this extraordinary story.

    • + Swedish Ice Bar And Old Town Enjoy a drink in a glass made of ice in the minus temperatures of the Ice-Bar, which is made completely from the frozen waters of the river Torne in Sweden. An arctic experience! Then we take a walk in the fairy-tale Gamla Stan - little changed since the 16th and 17th centuries, where beauty and history meet.

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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