Scandinavia Explorer

Scandinavia Explorer information and booking

from
$5820
  • Duration
    15
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    4
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Oslo
Accommodation
Cabin, Hotel, Overnight boat
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Bus, Ferry, Metro, Overnight boat, Train
Important Notes
A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.

Highlights

Visit Norway and discover a Viking past in picturesque Oslo, Be impressed by Norway's Sognefjord, Travel to Sweden and soak up the sun in Karlstad, Cycle around Finland's Aland Islands, Visit Helsinki and get acquainted with Finland's stylish capital, Visit Holmenkollen's Ski Museum, which showcases 4,000 years of skiing history

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Tour Scandinavia and discover the many charms and delights on this two-week adventure through Norway, Sweden and Finland. Travel through some of Europe's most stylish capitals and be wowed by some of the world's biggest fjords. Visit Norway's uber-cool Oslo, travel to Sweden's vibrant Stockholm and explore Finland's hip Helsinki. Along the way, uncover a Viking past, learn of a maritime heritage and get swept up in Olympic fever. Whether it's walking along charming streets in Bergen, sailing through vast fjords or cycling around idyllic islands, you'll undoubtedly be left with a multitude of picturesque memories from this once in a lifetime Scandinavian adventure.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Oslo
Oslo, Norway's bustling capital, has much to offer - fascinating museums, outdoor activities, an eclectic array of buildings, a quirky nightlife and all easily explored by foot.
Days 3-4 Bergen
This beautiful city is surrounded by water on three sides and flanked by hills on the fourth. Bergen is Norway's 'gateway to the fjords' and full of cultural and scenic gems.
Days 5-6 Norwegian Fjords
The fjords of Norway are long watery inlets filled with glaciers, mountains, sheer cliffs, valleys, waterfalls and scenery out of a dream.
Days 7-8 Lillehammer
Famous for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics, Lillehammer is an ideal spot for outdoor activities and has a fascinating outdoor museum and charming town centre.
Days 9-10 Swedish Lakes
Head to the lakeside village Mora, a laidback town that encapsulates the most Swedish of Swedish landscapes. Be charmed by tiny countryside villages with red log cottages, pine forests and rolling meadows, and admire the work of a meteorite that crashed into the Earth millions of years ago, forming what is today Lake Siljin. Mora is also the home of artist Anders Zorn and the world’s biggest cross-country ski race, the Vasaloppet. Perhaps take a leisurely boat trip across the lake, sink a line to partake in a little fishing or hike around the gentle rolling surrounds.
Days 11-12 Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden's capital, is sometimes referred to as 'the Venice of the north' and has a great deal to offer with its architecture, parks and clear waters.
Day 13 Aland Islands/Overnight Ferry
An archipelago in the Baltic Sea, the Aland Islands consist of 6,500 skerries and islands, has a very flat terrain and is part of Finland but speaks Swedish.
Days 14-15 Helsinki
A city with a strong sea-faring history and its heart located at its harbour, Helsinki is dynamic, fascinating and full of interesting architecture and cool places to visit.