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Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords

14 Days 3 Countries 21 Cities

The charms and traditions of Denmark, Norway and Sweden pack every moment of this trip taken by rail, road and water.

"Beyond our expectations"

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About this trip

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.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… indulging in ‘Kransekake-stenger' cake at a working farm and pastry school in Bergen, where the hosts explain how rural life has changed since the Vikings first set up the farm.


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Trip code: SCFAA

13 Nights

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21 Meals
  • 13 full Scandinavian breakfasts.

  • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Day 1

Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)

Day 2

Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 3

Copenhagen – Odense – Randers

Day 4

Randers – Stavanger

Day 5

Stavanger – Bergen (2 Nights)

Day 6

Bergen Free Time

Day 7

Bergen – Flam Railway – Sognefjord (Leikanger)

Day 8

Sognefjord (Leikanger) – Geiranger (2 Nights)

Day 9

Geiranger Free Time

Day 10

Geiranger – Lom – Lillehammer

Day 11

Lillehammer – Hamar – Oslo

Day 12

Oslo – Stockholm (2 Nights)

Day 13

Stockholm Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 14

Depart Stockholm

Day 1

Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)

Welcome to Copenhagen. Unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Scandinavia's liveliest city. Enjoy an evening drive - the perfect introduction to Copenhagen, followed by a Welcome Reception to get to know your Travel Director and travelling companions.

Hotel

Marriott

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour in the vicinity of the Amalienborg Palace – an elegant quarter featuring 18th century buildings. In Copenhagen's historic centre, view the 17th century Stock Exchange, the Christiansborg Palace and the Neo-Classical Cathedral. View the Little Mermaid – the statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's sad fairytale – sitting on a rock in the harbour. Later perhaps enjoy a canal cruise with stunning city views.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Copenhagen – Odense – Randers

Cross the bridge to the Island of Funen and the town of Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace. Continue across the Jutland Peninsula en route to Randers for an overnight stay.

Hotel

Randers Authentic Accommodations/Best Western Plus Kronjylland

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Randers – Stavanger

Sail from Hirtshals across the Skagerrak to the port of Kristiansand in Norway. Enjoy a scenic drive by fjords and lakes to Stavanger, Norway's third city and one of the oldest.

Hotel

Scandic Forum/Clarion Energy

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Stavanger – Bergen (2 Nights)

Your journey is spectacular as you island-hop from Stavanger, sailing across fjords and passing islands along this impressive coastline. Arrive later in Bergen and experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon's Hall and the bustling fish market. This evening enjoy a delicious Be My Guest dinner of Norwegian specialities.

Hotel

Clarion Admiral/Scandic Neptun

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 5

Day 6

Bergen Free Time

Explore Norway's most naturally beautiful city during your free day and consider a morning Optional Experience to the tiny village of Telavag and learn about its powerful Second World War history.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Bergen – Flam Railway – Sognefjord (Leikanger)

From the ski resort of Voss take a train journey that ascends to nearly 3,000 feet above sea level. Admire the scenery and ride on the famous Flåm railway for a Cultural Insight into one of the most exciting train journeys in the world. Appreciate breathtaking views of mountains and waterfalls, then cross the magnificent waters of Sognefjord to your hotel in Leikanger.

Hotel

Authentic Accommodations Sognefjord/Leikanger Fjord

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 7

Day 8

Sognefjord (Leikanger) – Geiranger (2 Nights)

Follow the spectacular Sognefjord through incredible glacier country. Enjoy wonderful views of Geirangerfjord as you descend to Geiranger village.

Hotel

Geiranger Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Geiranger Free Time

Spend the day surrounded by amazing scenery, relaxing and breathing clear mountain air. Perhaps take an Optional Experience along the Trolls' Road and see Norways most famous mountain road, past tumbling cascades and fertile valleys.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 9

Day 10

Geiranger – Lom – Lillehammer

A scenic drive from Geiranger brings you to Ottadalen to visit the traditional Stave Church at Lom. Continue through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, the inspiration for Ibsen's ‘Peer Gynt'. Arrive in Lillehammer, host to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Before dinner at the hotel, consider a walk along Storgata or visit the open-air museum at Maihaugan.

Hotel

Lillehammer Hotel

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 10

Day 11

Lillehammer – Hamar – Oslo

View the unusual Olympic ice rink beside the lake at Hamar. In Oslo, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum.

Hotel

Scandic Vulkan/Radisson Blu

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 11

Day 12

Oslo – Stockholm (2 Nights)

Cross the border into Sweden and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass Örebro to the island-ringed capital of Stockholm for your two-night stay.

Hotel

Clarion/Scandic Malmen

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 12

Day 13

Stockholm Sightseeing and Free Time

Admire this charming city during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Explore the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held. Spend time later shopping in fashionable stores or consider an Optional Experience. Tonight celebrate with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 13

Day 14

Depart Stockholm

Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your memorable holiday draws to a close. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 14

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.

  • Cultural Insights
    Take a railway ride through the scenic Norwegian countryside to Flam.

  • Be My Guest
    Dinner of local Norwegian specialities on a farm that dates back to the 15th century. Enjoy a guided tour at the farm and meet the animals before learning about the farm's history.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Hotel Randers, Randers, Denmark One of the oldest hotels in Randers, history hits as you walk through the swing doors of this Authentic Accommodation where we stay. From original artwork to a VIP-rich guestbook, Hotel Randers has a unique charm. Sognefjord Hotel, Leikanger, Norway Right on Sognefjord, the Authentic Accommodation we use in Leikanger was built by an old retired seafarer. Now run by his children, he built the hotel so visitors could enjoy Norway's most beautiful scenery too.  Leikanger Fjord Hotel, Leikanger, Norway Charming and cosy, this family-run Authentic Accommodation has been welcoming guests since the 1920s. With views over the beautiful fjord shore, you'll experience a homely taste of the past. Hotel Geiranger, Geiranger, Norway Typical of Scandinavia's contemporary design, the hotel we stay in on the Geiranger fjord has an incredible waterfront spot, making Hotel Geiranger Authentic Accommodation in both style and setting

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm

    • Orientation of Bergen

    • Visit Odense where Hans Christian Anderson was born, Stavanger, the Sognefjord, Geiranger, the Stave Chuch at Lom, the Olympic town of Lillehammer, Hamar, Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo and Stockholm's City Hall

    • View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Haakon's Hall in Bergen, the Geirangerfjord and Oslo's Royal Palace


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 full Scandinavian breakfasts.

    • 8 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Ferry from Denmark to Norway.

    • Ferry across the Boknafjord.

    • Ferry across the Sognefjord.

    • Train journey on the famous Flam Railway.


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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  • Guest Service Rating from 147 Reviews

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    Service rating : The tour director did a very good job connecting with all of the travelers on this tour. We all understood what we were experiencingProduct : I am more interested in history and the culture of places I visit. In Denmark and Sweden there was more time on this than on scenery.

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    Service rating : Over planned down to the minute.Product : Some of the optional psych should have been included

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    Service rating : The whole passage of my Scandanavian Fjords trip was amazing. Be it from our amazing tour leader, Amanda Ford, the pleasant coach driver,the detailed itenary in our new comfortable spacious Mercedes Benz coach and the social fellow travellers.Product : This trip was definitely

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    Service rating : Perfect service as usual. Excellent tour director, coach driver, accommodation and meals provided.Product : The time spent in Norway was unbelievable, definetly worth the extra time spent there. I really enjoyed the meals provided at all the hotels where we stayed.

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    Service rating : The way in which our Tour Director Catrin Griffiths conducted the tour was absolutely outstanding and everything ran like clockwork. She did a lot of special things like handing out sweets, playing a game on the bus, arranging special places to stop for tea or lunch etc. The

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