Scandinavia Explorer


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    Tour Scandinavia on a trip through Norway, Sweden and Finland

    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 or sailing through vast fjords, you’ll undoubtedly be left with a multitude of picturesque memories from this once in a lifetime Scandinavian adventure.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Oslointrepid-bmsh_2017-map-scandinavia
    Welcome to Norway, where you’ll discover the irresistible charm and eccentricity of Oslo.  With so much to see and do in Oslo we recommend that you plan to arrive a few days before the trip begins, so you can see as much of the city as possible. 

    Day 2: Oslo
    After breakfast, travel to the nearby area of Holmenkollen for a short hike on the plateau, and visit the Ski Museum, housed inside the famous monumental Holmenkollbakken (ski jump).  At the top of the jump tower there are 360 degree views of the city, its fjords and forests. Enjoy your afternoon of free time.

    Day 3: Bergen
    Today you’ll leave Oslo behind and take the train across the stunning countryside of the Fjell region to Bergen. As the trip is long and you’ll arrive quite late into quirky city of Bergen, there won’t be too much time to explore today, but you will have all day tomorrow.

    Day 4: Bergen
    After breakfast this morning, head out for a guided walk around the Bryggen area of the city. Then you’ll have free time in the afternoon to do as you wish.

    Day 5: Norwegian Fjords
    Leave Bergen after breakfast and travel by bus to the fjord region. The journey will take you through epic landscapes and remote regions, so have your camera at the ready. The typical Norwegian huts that you’ll stay in tonight are located in a beautiful setting, surrounded by steep cliff walls with a perfect view of the spectacular crystal clear Kjelsfossen waterfall falling from the top of the fjords.

    Day 6: Norwegian Fjords
    Today you’ll take a boat trip and be captivated by the sight of crisp mountain peaks reflected in the glassy waters of Naeroyfjord, a World Heritage site.  The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the scenery of the surrounding area.
    Day 7: Lillhammer
    There will be a bus journey after breakfast today, as you journey to the town Alpine playground of Lillehammer. Lillehammer, which held the Winter Olympics in 1994, is picturesquely situated on Lake Mjøsa. Upon arrival perhaps head out for a brief walk to find your bearings before enjoying dinner with the group.

    Day 8: Lillhammer
    Join an orientation walk this morning and get to know Lillehammer.  You’ll have a good amount of free time today,

    Day 9: Swedish Lakes
    Travel by private bus today and cross the border into Sweden’s lakeside village Mora, a location steeped in history and culture that’s ready to be discovered.  Check in to the hotel on arrival and relax for the evening.

    Day 10: Swedish Lakes
    Be charmed by tiny countryside villages with deep-red log cottages, towering pine forests and rolling meadows on an included bike ride this morning.  The rest of the day is free to explore the area of Mora and its lakes.

    Day 11: Stockholm
    Leaving the Swedish lakes behind, head by bus to the country’s cultural, political and economic capital of Stockholm b, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’.  Use the rest of your day to settle into your accommodation and explore the area around you.

    Day 12: Stockholm
    Today leave the city behind for a few hours and see the skerries of the Stockholm Archipelago on a cruise past tiny islets and along narrow waterways. Our destination is the small island of Vaxholm, with its impressive castle sitting just offshore. Ejoy your afternoon of free time, there’s plenty of sights and attractions to keep you busy.

    Day 13: Stockholm / Overnight Ferry
    After breakfast, go on an included visit to the Vasa Museum on the inner-city island of Djurgarden. In the evening, you’ll be boarding an overnight ferry for Helsinki, Finland.

    Day 14: Helsinki
    After your morning arrival into Helsinki’s port you will transfer to your hotel. Before this Scandinavia Explorer comes to an end, discover a wealth of historical sights and gastronomic wonders in Helsinki. Today is completely free and you’ll be able to explore Helsinki in your own time.

    Day 15: Helsinki
    Your adventure comes to an end after breakfast today.

    Inclusions

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    Images courtesy of Intrepid Group