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Focus on Scandinavia

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Price per person
from £1,701

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

There's no better time to book your next adventure, with low deposits of just £49pp for European holidays.

More details
  • 12 days

  • Northern Europe

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes. You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and most scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and scenic towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm. 

As you would expect from a Scandinavia tour, this tour features breathtaking scenery. Norway is known for its fjords—with their steep and majestic mountains and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. A highlight of this budget-minded Scandinavian tour is a cruise on the Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Take a ferry across the Hardangerfjord, the world’s fourth-largest fjord. 

Travel through Norway’s Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Stop for photos at Steinsdalsfoss Waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading waterfall without getting wet. Enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. In Sweden, drive through the scenic Värmland – home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape. In Denmark, drive across the Great Belt Bridge – one of the world’s longest bridges – and take a ferry from Denmark to Sweden. 

On this affordable tour of Scandinavia, spend time in the major cities: Copenhagen, capital of Denmark; Oslo, capital of Norway; Bergen, Norway’s picturesque second-largest city; and Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital. You’ll enjoy an orientation drive of Copenhagen and guided sightseeing excursions of Oslo and Stockholm. Visit Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and take time for a photo stop at Sweden’s Gripsholm Castle – a fairytale castle built in 1537 and set in an enchanting rural setting on the way to Stockholm. 

From the fascinating cities and small towns to the breathtaking landscapes, this value-minded Scandinavia tour has it all!

At a glance

  • Copenhagen Wander the cobbled streets and waterside cafés of this friendly city.
  • Oslo Explore the museums and monuments around Karl Johan's Gate.
  • Vemork Museum Discover the story of the World War II 'Heroes of Telemark'.
  • Sognefjord cruise Relax and enjoy the glacial beauty of Norway's longest fjord.
  • Lake Mjosa Take a scenic drive around its tranquil shores.
  • Gripsholm Castle Make a photo stop for this idyllic fairytale castle on the shores of Lake Mälaren.
  • Stockholm Explore the city’s delightful Old Town and 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Well organised, but major problem for several passengers when told...

29th June 2018
Trusted Customer

Well organised, but major problem for several passengers when told that toilet was not to be used. If had to be used in extreme emergency, coach would have to stop. How embarrasing. Why fit toilets to coaches if they cannot be used!!!

As we've found with other Archers tours the final hotels...

29th June 2018
Mrs Pamela Kennett

As we've found with other Archers tours the final hotels are badly located especially if you have lots of time before your onward flight.

Excellent tour director and driver. Good hotels. Spectacular scenery....

25th June 2018
Mr Roy Nixon

Excellent tour director and driver. Good hotels. Spectacular scenery.

Excellent value for money - you see a lot of...

2nd June 2018
Miss Jean Campbell

Excellent value for money - you see a lot of all three countries.

The trip was very well organised and met all of...

5th May 2018
Mr Roger Murray Borton

The trip was very well organised and met all of our expectations. It is a busy, interesting trip which covers quite a distance however if you go prepared for this and with a positive attitude then you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery and a fascinating holiday. Our guide and driver were excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable and covered a wide range of information. We were impressed with the breakfasts, something for everyone! Inclusive dinners were also very good as were the coffee stops with their delicious pastries. Hotels were clean and comfortable. We preferred those nearer the city centres for ease of getting around. The wide variety of nationalities on the coach all added to the experience. As well as seeing 3 new countries we made friends with people from all over the world! The trip has given us lots of happy memories and the impetus to go travelling with Archers again hopefully soon!

The scenic scandinavia tour was very well organised from being...

22nd October 2017
Mr Keith McGrath

The scenic scandinavia tour was very well organised from being collected by car and taken to the airport to returning home again. Tour director was knowledgebale and entertaining. All the included excursions were excelllent and everything to time. We saw and did a lot including visiting three capital cities of copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. Hotels all comfortable and incuded meals were excellent. Plenty to choose from. I would definatley travle with Archers again

On the bus most of the time did not get...

15th October 2017
Trusted Customer

On the bus most of the time did not get time to see much

As usual, a great holiday, with a guide on hand...

18th September 2017
Mr Keith Anderson

As usual, a great holiday, with a guide on hand to answer any local issues you may have.

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17th September 2017
Trusted Customer

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16th September 2017
Mrs Annie Swift

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes. You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and most scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and scenic towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm. 

As you would expect from a Scandinavia tour, this tour features breathtaking scenery. Norway is known for its fjords—with their steep and majestic mountains and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. A highlight of this budget-minded Scandinavian tour is a cruise on the Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Take a ferry across the Hardangerfjord, the world’s fourth-largest fjord. 

Travel through Norway’s Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Stop for photos at Steinsdalsfoss Waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading waterfall without getting wet. Enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. In Sweden, drive through the scenic Värmland – home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape. In Denmark, drive across the Great Belt Bridge – one of the world’s longest bridges – and take a ferry from Denmark to Sweden. 

On this affordable tour of Scandinavia, spend time in the major cities: Copenhagen, capital of Denmark; Oslo, capital of Norway; Bergen, Norway’s picturesque second-largest city; and Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital. You’ll enjoy an orientation drive of Copenhagen and guided sightseeing excursions of Oslo and Stockholm. Visit Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and take time for a photo stop at Sweden’s Gripsholm Castle – a fairytale castle built in 1537 and set in an enchanting rural setting on the way to Stockholm. 

From the fascinating cities and small towns to the breathtaking landscapes, this value-minded Scandinavia tour has it all!

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Copenhagen

Day
1

Fly to Copenhagen where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights.

The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Copenhagen

Day
2

Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Copenhagen - Odense - Frederikshavn

Day
3

After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the Great Belt Bridge, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, and via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Frederikshavn - Gothenburg - Oslo

Day
4

Take a pleasant ferry ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second-largest city and one of Europe’s major seaports. After an orientation drive, follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo - Telemark area

Day
5

Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the soaring City Hall, National Theatre, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you spend the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Telemark area - Vemork - Bergen

Day
6

Take the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the Vemork Museum, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Ferry across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway’s picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. En route, a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen at leisure

Day
7

Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 1,000-foot Mount Fløyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or join the optional sightseeing excursion, which takes in the main sites, including the Hanseatic Museum, one of the landmarks of Bergen’s bayside area, and also a panoramic view of the city from one of the surrounding hills

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen - Sognefjord cruise - Fagernes Area

Day
8

More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking cruise on one of Norway’s mightiest fjords. On to the Fagernes area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fagernes area - Lillehammer - Karlstad

Day
9

First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. Continue towards Sweden, through Värmland’s unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vänern.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Karlstad - Mariefred - Stockholm

Day
10

Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via Alfred Nobel’s Bofors to idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. Its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Mäleren and the Baltic Sea.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Stockholm

Day
11

This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your included city sightseeing takes in all the highlights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Stockholm - UK

Day
12

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Security cruise regulations require clients' passport information at time of booking.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Copenhagen: Quality Dan at Kastrup or First Hotel
  • Fredrikshavn: Jutlandia
  • Oslo: Comfort Borsparken
  • Telemark: Quality Strand at Vradal
  • Bergen: Thon Bristol
  • Fagernes Area: Thon Fagernes or Radisson Blu Resort Betostolen
  • Karlstad: Scandic City
  • Stockholm: Best Western STHLM at Bromma

Why book with Archers Holidays?