Best Of Scandinavia and Norway Cruise Train and Cruise


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Action and adventure on land and sea – you can’t ask for more. Join us on the ultimate land & sea trip in Scandinavia! This 17-day Scandinavian tour shows you the best of Nordic city culture followed by the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour, and a supremely scenic 7-day Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage up to the Arctic Circle. Explore the modern, yet historical capital cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo by land and sea as you cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo and explore these enchanting cities by foot. In addition, you will spend 7 days cruising the Norwegian coastline where you will visit both big towns and small fishing villages, cross the Arctic Circle and experience diverse nature, deep fjords, and UNESCO protected areas.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Duration:
  • 16 Nights / 17 Days
  • Landscapes:
  • Lowlands, Mountains, Plains
  • Travel Style:
  • Chauffeur Driven, Self Drive
  • Activities:
  • Architecture, Cross Border, Day Hike, Islands, Nightlife, Northern Lights, Road Trip, Short Cruise / Boat Ride, Train Rides, UNESCO Sites, Walking Tours
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Day 15
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Day 17

Day 01

Welcome to Sweden

When you arrive at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, make your way to Stockholm city centre, from where you will begin your Sweden trip. Many travellers opt to take the express train to Stockholm Central Station, but we also offer direct private transfers. After settling in at your hotel, spend the day exploring the beautiful city. Stroll the well-known street Drottninggatan where you can shop and feel the vibe of the capital city. Go for a walk in the surrounding area of Östermalm, where you will find interesting shops, cafés, and restaurants for a perfect introduction to Scandinavian culture. It could be fun to pick a cafe and experience Swedish “fika”, an afternoon tea or coffee.

Day 01 - Welcome to Sweden

Day 02

The Charms of Swedish Culture

Today, you will explore the heart of the scenic Stockholm, a curated travel experience to give you a sense of Swedish culture. Our Sweden customized holiday package team recommends exploring the capital by foot, visiting attractions such as the Old Town (Gamla Stan) where you will find the Royal Palace, the parliament, old churces, beautiful cobble stone streets and medieval houses. After some time at Gamla Stan, you can take a short ferry ride to the nearby island Djurgården, a cultural oasis with something for everyone. Here, you will find the kitschy Abba Museum, the Nordic Museum, the Gröna Lund amusement park, and the Skansen open-air museum. It is ideal to spend the afternoon here, exploring the grounds and many attractions, thus covering all the major bucket list items in Stockholm.

Day 02 - The Charms of Swedish Culture

Day 03

Travel from Stockholm to Lovely Copenhagen

Today, you will take a short flight to Copenhagen, from where you will start your Denmark trip. After settling in at your hotel, go for a walk along the enchanting old harbour area of Nyhavn. In this part of your Sweden custom tour package, you will get to see colourful houses and lively restaurants among the docked boats. Walk the narrow side streets, visit some shops and try out the traditional Danish open-faced sandwich, Smørrebrød. In the evening, visit the amusement park Tivoli Gardens, which has something for everyone. It’s a lovely place to admire the architecture and gardens and to enjoy some carnival rides.

Day 03 - Travel from Stockholm to Lovely Copenhagen

Day 04

A Day in Captivating Copenhagen

Our Denmark customized holiday package gives you the entire day to explore the captivating city of Copenhagen! We recommend seeing the city by foot, visiting landmarks including Amalienborg Palace, a must for anyone with a taste for royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family who still resides inside the palace. Then you can visit the Christiansborg Palace. Your Denmark trip also includes the famous Little Mermaid statue. An optional cruise from the harbour is also highly recommended as you can appreciate the architecture and beauty of the city by water. Next, stroll Ströget street for some shopping and grab something to eat at Torvehallerne food hall.

Day 04 - A Day in Captivating Copenhagen

Day 05

Set Sail for Norway

Spend the morning touring more of Copenhagen. Some interesting attractions include the observatory of The Round Tower, the most famous church in Copenhagen, Church of Our Saviour as well as the impeccable King’s Garden, and the regal Rosenborg Castle. In the early afternoon, it is time to board your cruise to Oslo which sails gently up the Kattegat Sund on its way to Norway’s capital city of Oslo – the starting point of your Norway trip. You can enjoy delicious dinner in one of the restaurants. After that, you can choose to check out the entertainment on board or just sit back and watch the sunset from the deck.

Day 05 - Set Sail for Norway

Day 06

Enjoy Enchanting Oslo

After the cruise ship docks, get ready to see the best of Oslo in this Norway customized holiday package tour. On a day in Oslo, you can treat yourself to world-class food, music, and museums, or spend quiet moments in the forest! The city is quite walkable and therefore we recommend exploring by foot and the convenience of public transport. Notable attractions include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, Viking Ship Museum, and Fram Polar Ship Museum. You also have the option of spending some time along the beautiful harbour area. Other interesting stops include the Munch Museum, Royal Palace, Akershus Fortress, and Oslo City Hall.

Day 06 - Enjoy Enchanting Oslo

Day 07

Norway in a Nutshell - The Flåm Railway

Get ready for the spectacular Norway in a Nutshell® railway journey towards Bergen, with an overnight stop in Flåm. This train ride takes you over Norway’s “mountainous rooftops” through charming villages like Gol and Geilo before reaching Myrdal, where you will switch trains to the famous Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana) for an incredible ride to the beautiful village of Flåm, one of the highlights of your Norway custom tour package. Enjoy a relaxing day in Flåm, where you can follow one of the many hiking trails in the mountains around the village, or participate in an optional activity, such as kayaking, fjord sightseeing or visiting the Stegastein platform.

Day 07 - Norway in a Nutshell - The Flåm Railway

Day 08

Norway in a Nutshell to Bergen

Spend the morning at leisure, either relaxing at the hotel or taking a walk along the fjord. Around noon, you will board a boat to sail through Aurlandsfjord into the World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in all of Europe. This is perhaps the most beautiful arm of Sognefjord, with its mighty waterfalls and small farms clinging to the steep mountainsides. The boat docks in Gudvangen, from where you’ll be transported by bus up Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road. After a thrilling ride around 13 hairpin bends and a brief pause to enjoy the view, you will continue to Voss to board the train for the last stretch of the journey to Bergen.

Day 08 - Norway in a Nutshell to Bergen

Day 09

The Capital of The Fjords

Despite being an international city, Bergen, “The Capital of the Fjords”, has all the charms of a small town. Here, you will find Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with remarkably preserved old houses, a lively fish and flower market, cable cars offering stunning views, great museums, and more. We recommend riding the Fløibanen Funicular to Mount Fløyen to enjoy the panoramic views over the city where you can those Insta-worthy clicks! You can even take a cable car up Mt. Ulriken. Bergen is also known for its museums dedicated to history about trade and fisheries, architecture, music and contemporary art.

Day 09 - The Capital of The Fjords

Day 10

Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage

Enjoy the early part of your day exploring Bergen. In the evening, you will enter the next stage of your trip in Norway as you embark on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage with Hurtigruten. Norway’s dramatic 2,000-kilometre west coast is one of Europe’s great attractions, and for more than 100 years, this popular journey has been offering travellers a unique combination of history, culture and incredible views. After your fjord cruise sets sail, you will enjoy a tasty Norwegian dinner buffet consisting of the best ingredients from the coast and you can spend the rest of your evening at leisure. Onboard, you will stay in a comfortable outside cabin with private facilities.

Day 10 - Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage

Day 11

Ålesund & Geirangerfjord

You will continue your scenic coastal voyage today from Florø to Molde. This morning, you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Nordfjord, followed by a delicious breakfast. As the ship sails past the West Cape, you will enter the open ocean before reaching Ålesund, which is known for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. From 2 June – 1 September, the ship sails to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Geirangerfjord, where you will see 800-metre high mountains and wondrous waterfalls like the Seven Sisters and the Bridal Veil. In this season, travellers can choose to stay in Ålesund for a few hours or join a cruise to Geiranger, which is highly recommended.

Day 11 - Ålesund & Geirangerfjord

Day 12

Historic Town of Trondheim

Early in the morning, the ship pulls in to the historic city of Trondheim, which is also known as the “Home of Nordic Flavors”. The city has developed into a top go-to-place for foodies and is known to show off three stars in the Michelin guide. Here, you will have about 3.5 hours to explore the city on your own. Or, you can take an optional sightseeing tour. Trondheim is the original capital of Norway, and until the 16th century, the city was known as Nidaros. Here, you will find Nidaros Cathedral, which is one of Scandinavia’s largest buildings from the Middle Ages, along with tiny, picturesque old wooden houses. From Trondheim, the ship sails on to Rorvik, where the southbound and northbound coastal ships meet.

Day 12 - Historic Town of Trondheim

Day 13

The Arctic Circle

Today, you will cross the Arctic Circle while enjoying spectacular sights, including islands and skerries with interesting rock formations jutting out of the deep waters. The ship will dock in Bodo for 2.5 hours, which is a lovely place to wander, catching glimpses of sea birds and rolling nature. In the evening, the ship will make a 1-hour stop in Svolvær, Lofoten, a small, picturesque fishing village with a charming Scandinavian atmosphere. You can take a stroll between stockfish racks and traditional fishermen huts called ‘rorbuer’, and for people that wish to spend more time in Lofoten, optional shore excursions are available.

Day 13 - The Arctic Circle

Day 14:

Tromsø, “Paris of The North”

In the morning, you will pass Risøyhamn, Harstad, and Finnsnes before sailing across the Vagsfjord to a magnificent archipelago in the north. Later today, the ship stops in Tromsø, the main event of the day, where you will explore the lively town in northern Norway. Nicknamed “the Paris of the North”, this city was a major port of call for Arctic expeditions and hunting ships in the 19th century–a part of history that is still evident here. Throughout the year, you can join guided hikes and discover more of Tromsø and its surroundings. After an exhilarating day in Tromsø, you will board the ship and continue your northbound journey.

Day 14:  - Tromsø, “Paris of The North”

Day 15

The Beauty of The North Cape

Finnmark’s landscape and wildlife is not to be missed. Scores of puffins and gannets along the cliffs and pods of Orca hunting for herring make for a unique experience. The ship stops at Honningsvåg today, and we recommend that you board a bus for a short optional excursion to the famous North Cape. The North Cape is the most northerly point of Norway, and thus enjoys the midnight sun longer than anywhere else in the country. This means that it is even more beautiful when the sun hangs high in the sky above a bronze-coloured sea. In the summer, you may see herds of grazing reindeer and small camps belonging to the indigenous Sámi people. After this shore stop, the ship navigates east toward the pretty fishing villages.

Day 15 - The Beauty of The North Cape

Day 16

Kirkenes - Land of The Midnight Sun

Enjoy one last breakfast at sea before the ship docks in Kirkenes around 9:00 this morning. Kirkenes is one of the most curious spots on the Norwegian tourist trail. This Arctic town lies on the borders of Russia and Finland and is home to some 3,300 inhabitants, including the Sámi, the native people of Lapland. For such a small town, Kirkenes offers an impressive range of things to see and do, and the rest of the day is free for you to try out an optional excursion or just relax in the town. It is here that your cruise up north comes to an end.

Day 16 - Kirkenes - Land of The Midnight Sun

Day 17

Return to Oslo & Departure

To travel is to unravel. You know why? Because the roads you take during your travel have hidden codes to unravel your life!

After an incredible and unique trip in the north, it’s time to head back home today. But until now you will have fallen in love with Scandinavia – it’s culture, food, and the various destinations displaying the old and new. Your tour ends at Kirkenes Airport. You will fly to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport at noon, from where you will catch a connecting flight back home. But the heart-to-heart connection you will have established with the Scandinavia region will implore you to come back for more adventures!

Day 17 - Return to Oslo & Departure

Cost

Trip Inclusions

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis with breakfast
  • Chauffeur driven vehicle
  • Airport Transfers
  • Sightseeing As Per The Itinerary
  • Visa Assistance

Trip Exclusions

  • Any flight tickets
  • Fuel and parking fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Visa Fee
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Cost Arising Out of Unforeseen Circumstances Like Ill Health, Vehicle Breakdown, Land Blocks, Bad Weather Etc.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion section
  • 5% GST
  • 5% TCS

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