The Scandinavian (ZS)

14 days from Copenhagen to Oslo

2019 Tour Details

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights also in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Falun, Lillehammer, Flam, Bergen, and Geilo.

Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world's second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm's City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer's Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you'll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; and Oslo's Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland's 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. You'll also visit Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home in Odense; the Uppsala cathedral, where several coronations of Swedish monarchs took place; Torpo's stave church, a wooden church erected in 1160; and more.

No Scandinavia tour would be complete without seeing some of Scandinavia's spectacular scenery. You’ll drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; witness Vøringfoss, Norway's mightiest waterfall with water thundering down a 475-feet sheer drop; enjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; and much more.

Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. You’ll visit a Norwegian family farm and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple cider, they’ll tell you about their history and how cider is made.Another highlight is a visit to Nils Olsson’s Dala Horse workshop. Be sure you bring your camera because Globus has included another special experience...a drive through Norway's beautiful landscapes to Stalheim, where you'll witness a dazzling panoramic view over Nærøydalen Valley and enjoy coffee with a pastry.

From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia will delight all of your senses!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

COPENHAGEN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens

ODENSE
Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s home

ARHUS
Visit Den Gamle By; [LF] a special dinner at a local restaurant

FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG
Ferry crossing

GOTHENBURG
Orientation drive

STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall

UPPSALA
Visit the cathedral

NUSNÄS
[LF] Visit a Dala Horse workshop

LILLEHAMMER
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

BORGUND
Take pictures of the stave church

SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Boat cruise

STALHEIM
[LF] Panoramic view, enjoy coffee and pastry

BERGEN
Orientation

HARDANGERFJORD
[LF] Enjoy apple cider at a local farm

TORPO
Visit a stave church

OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruises; ferry crossing. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Copenhagen, a special dinner in Arhus, and a farewell dinner in Oslo

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark. Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

Copenhagen. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the LITTLE MERMAID statue. In the afternoon, exciting optional excursions are available. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS, the city’s colorful amusement park.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

Copenhagen–Odense–Arhus. Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S HOME at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit DEN GAMLE BY, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. [LF] A special dinner with wine awaits you this evening at a local restaurant to try out local specialties.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

Arhus–Gothenburg, Sweden. From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by FERRY to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

Gothenburg–Stockholm. Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norköping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, scene of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Stockholm. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, and a walk through the OLD TOWN. Also visit the blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

Stockholm–Uppsala–Falun. Arrive in Uppsala, seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, for a visit to its CATHEDRAL, where several coronations of Swedish monarchs took place. The cathedral dates back to the late 13th century and was built in French-Gothic style. Enter Dalarna County and see the Great Pit at the Falun Mine, the former copper mine and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before arriving at your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

Falun–Lillehammer, Norway. A scenic day! Continue into Dalarna County and stop at [LF] Nils Olsson’s DALA HORSE WORKSHOP to learn how these famous horses are made. On via Lake Mjøsa to Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the fascinating MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

Lillehammer–Borgund–Flam. Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Before arriving in Flåm, stop for pictures at Borgund’s stave church, famous for its beautiful exterior. Later, you may wish to join an exciting optional Flåm train ride.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

Flam–Stalheim–Bergen. Embark at Flåm for a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Land at Gudvangen and drive to Stalheim. Here, [LF] a dazzling panoramic view over Nærøydalen Valley and coffee with a pastry await you. Early afternoon arrival in picturesque Bergen, the most characteristic of all Scandinavian towns. On your orientation tour you will hear about its 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Visit the colorful fish market, and stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

Bergen–Geilo. [LF] Meet the family that has owned the Steinstø farm for eight generations. While you taste their APPLE CIDER, they will tell you all about their history and how cider is made. Cross the Hardanger bridge before ascending to Vøringfoss, Norway’s most celebrated and mightiest waterfall. Continue across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the ski resort of Geilo.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 12

Geilo–Torpo–Oslo. In Torpo, admire a STAVE CHURCH, symbol of Norwegian heritage. Continue along the scenic road between the Steinsfjord and the ice-blue Tyrifjord and arrive in Oslo.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13

Oslo. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Highlight visits: FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s famous stark sculptures and the ornate CITY HALL. The afternoon is free, with a chance to join an optional excursion to the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner with wine at your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 14

Oslo. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

COLLEEN MAIN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Scandinavia, what does the word conjure up to you? Is it Copenhagen's enchanting Tivoli pleasure gardens, Stockholm's authentic Old Town or Norway's majestic mountains and fjords? For me, it's all of this... and so much more! Touring here has shown me the exciting mix of traditional and contemporary architecture, cutting-edge design, the rich Nordic history and the comfortable, easy pace of the Scandinavian lifestyle. Whatever the season, I never tire of the ever-changing colors and magic of its landscape. Quite simply, I have fallen in love with Scandinavia and I am passionate about sharing this with you!"

Tour Director -  COLLEEN MAIN

 Accommodations

ARHUS

SCANDIC AARHUS CITY

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BERGEN

FIRST HOTEL MARIN

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

COPENHAGEN

RADISSON BLU SCANDINAVIA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

FLAM

FRETHEIM

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

GOTHENBURG

FIRST HOTEL G

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

KARLSTAD

CLARION COLLECTION HOTEL PLAZA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LILLEHAMMER

SCANDIC LILLEHAMMER

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

OSLO

THON OPERA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

STOCKHOLM

RADISSON BLU WATERFRONT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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