8 days

Jewels of Scandinavia

Jewels of Scandinavia

Akershus Fortress in Oslo

Helsinki Cathedral

Bridge Riksbronn in Stockholm

Christianshavn in Copenhagen

Sibelius Park in Helsinki

Gamla Stan in Stockholm

Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

Nyhavn Canal

Old Port in Helsinki

Royal Palace

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  • Why we love it

    • From historic Oslo and Copenhagen to stylish Stockholm and Helsinki, this trip covers the best of Scandinavia.
    • Each new city brings with it a new opportunity for historic exploration. Seeing the world famous Little Mermaid and the unique Royal Palace of Stockholm are but two of many wonderful places you will enjoy.
    • Uncover Viking culture at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.
    • Scandinavia is an eclectic mix of stunning nature, rich history, and contemporary design, and this trip offers you the opportunity to enjoy the best of all of these elements.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Oslo

    • You will start your tour in Oslo today, Norway's capital.
    • There are no activities planned for the day, but you are welcome to arrive anytime and settle into your hotel.
    • If you arrive early, we recommend getting out and exploring this wonderful city.
    Karl Johan Hotel or similar
    Dinner

    Day 2 - Oslo-Copenhagen

    • You will have the chance to explore the sites of Oslo in depth today, when you embark on a tour of the city that includes the Viking ship museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Akershus Fortress.
    • The Akershus Fortress has survived every seige that it has come up against since the first in 1308. Most of the seiges came from Swedish forces. The fortress was surrendered to the German Nazi's in 1940 (until it was liberated again 1945), but has never actually been captured by a foreign enemy. It is said that whomeever controls Akershus, controls Norway.
    • As the day comes to an end, you will board an overnight ferry bound for Copenhagen.
    Overnight ferry Oslo to Copenhagen
    Breakfast

    Day 3 - Copenhagen

    • You will arrive in Copenhagen mid-morning, and immediately explore the wonders of this fairytale like city - from Amalienborg and Christiansborg Palaces, to the Hans Christian Andersen’s statue, and Gefion Fountain.
    • The fountain was built in 1908 and is the biggest monument in Copenhagen, from it you can enjoy beautiful views down to the royal winter residence, Amalienborg Palace.
    • You will also visit the old harbour of Nyhavn, and the famous Little Mermaid.
    Hotel Hebron or similar
    Dinner

    Day 4 - Copenhagen - Stockholm

    • You will take a train journey through pretty Scandinavian landscapes to Sweden's style capital Stockholm today. The journey will take around five hours and will carry you past beautiful lakes and wilderness.
    Columbus Hotel or similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 5 - Stockholm

    • Today you will have the opportunity to explore the delights of Stockholm including the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Old Town (Gamla Stan).
    • The Royal Palace is baroque in style and was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin as a Roman Palace. The palace is officially home to His Majesty The King, and is the setting for most of the monarchy's official receptions. It is also where The King and Queen go about their daily work, along with the various departments that make up the Royal Court. Being a royal residence, functioning workspace, and historical monument open to visitors, makes this an especially unique palace.
    • After your city tour, you will take a boat trip under the many bridges of Stockholm to see this great city from another perspective.
    Columbus Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 6 - Stockholm - Helsinki

    • A short flight will take you to Finland's capital today - the city of Helsinki.
    • You will have the remainder of the day free to explore the city.
    • Helsinki is filled with lively markets, promenades, great shops, and beautiful parks, as well as places of great historic significance.
    Hotel Scandic Paasi or similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 7 - Helsinki

    • Today brings with it the chance to properly explore the best of Helsinki, with visits to the Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, the New Opera House, Sibelius Park and Monument, and the Underground Temple.
    • Often referred to as the Rock Church, the Underground Temple was completed in 1969. It is housed in a big, granite rocky outcrop, and the roof is made entirely of copper wire.
    Hotel Scandic Paasi or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 8 - End Helsinki

    • Your tour will come to an end today in Helsinki.
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • The services of Peregrine's expert English-speaking local tour leader.
    • City tour of Oslo including the Viking ship museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Akershus Fortress
    • City tour of Copenhagen
    • City tour of Stockhom including the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Old Town (Gamla Stan)
    • City tour of Helsinki

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Arrival and departure transfers
    • Departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Insurance (compulsory on all trips)
    • Meals (where not listed as included in the itinerary)
    • Optional additional tours or activities during free time
    • Camera fees
    • Tips
    • Items of a personal nature
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