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Price per person
from £1,679

Price based on
London Gatwick
12th Oct 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 12 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

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

As you would expect from a Scandinavia tour, the main feature is 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. You’ll also cross the world’s fourth-largest fjord, the Hardangerfjord, by ferry.

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. Also, 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 Orientation
  • Great Belt Bridge
  • Odense Stop in Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown
  • Frederikshavn-Gothenburg  Ferry crossing
  • Gothenburg Orientation drive
  • Oslo Guided city tour
  • Vemork Visit the museum
  • Steindalsfossen Waterfall
  • Sognefjord Cruise
  • Fagernes Visit
  • Lillehammer, Karlstad & Mariefred Visit
  • Stockholm Guided city tour

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
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

Upon arrival at Copenhagen airport, the instruction were not clear,...

27th October 2018
Trusted Customer

Upon arrival at Copenhagen airport, the instruction were not clear, plane delay from Heathrow, missed the transport, so take a taxi to hotel. At the hotel the guide ask me did I see that she left a message for me, No. Anyway I have a great trip, very picturesque of autumn colour from one place to another, good cruise on Norway's fjords, Nice dinner buffet at Quality Straand hotel. Would be helpful if all the hotel have a kettle in the room, to make hot drinks in the evening. Sightseeing were great and the weather was good too throughout the trip!

The tour leader was excellent and did all she could...

18th September 2018
Mrs Hilary Ritchie

The tour leader was excellent and did all she could to make my elderly mothers holiday the best it could be. Due to that all on the tour worked as a team she was a good role model Her name was ors Would have liked tea and coffee in every hotel and better pillows A good driver every one was on time Booking all tours on the holiday meant that we were not given a discount Taxis for airport good A big thank you to orsi and andreas

Holiday was very good thanks to the efforts of an...

9th September 2018
Trusted Customer

Holiday was very good thanks to the efforts of an excellent driver( Peter ) and tour director ( Iris ) however we had some concerns as follows. The included airport taxi which should have been booked had not been booked inspite of Archers taking our telephone number when giving details of API. All excursions were priced in euros but Scandinavia uses Krone. They provide no luggage tags and only basic information about the holiday, other passengers from outside the UK had booklets full of information the most information we had was how much to tip the driver & tour director. Finally our return flight was 07 30 am meaning we had to get up at 3am in spite of there being an afternoon flight so our final breakfast consisted of a cheese roll an apple and a drink not ideal.

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

Overview

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

As you would expect from a Scandinavia tour, the main feature is 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. You’ll also cross the world’s fourth-largest fjord, the Hardangerfjord, by ferry.

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. Also, 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, 4 dinners

UK - Copenhagen, Denmark

Day
1

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

Check into your hotel. 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 - Frederikshaven

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, Sweden - Oslo, Norway

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

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, 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, Sweden

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 including CITY HALL.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Stockholm - UK

Day
12

Your holiday ends 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

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Copenhagen - Scandic Sluleholmen Copenhagen

First Hotel Copenhagen is located 5 km from Copenhagen City Centre in Sydhavnen, close to the motorway and only 15 minutes by bus to the city centre.

  • Location

    Molestien 11, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Frederikshavn - Scandic the Reef

Scandic The Reef is located in the city center of Frederikshavn and 10 minutes walk from the harbour and the ferry Stena Line.

  • Location

    Tordenskjoldsgade 14, Frederikshavn, Denmark

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Oslo - Scandic Solli Oslo

Scandic Solli is located in the city center of Oslo, just a 5 minutes walk from the National Theatre station and the Airport Express Train. Attractions like Aker Brygge, The Royal Palace and Karl Johans street is all within walking distance. At the hotel you can enjoy our gym, sauna and free Wi-Fi.

  • Location

    Parkveien 68, Oslo, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Telemark Area - Quality Straand

The Straand Hotel is located in the village Vrådal in the western part of the Telemark region. The hotel is overlooking the lake Nissser which is surrounded by vast forests and mountains up to 1.000 m.a.s. The area is well suited for en evening stroll in fresh air

  • Location

    Kviteseidvegen 1698, Vradal Telemark, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi Restaurant Pool

Bergen - Thon Bristol

Thon Hotel Bristol Bergen is located in the city centre of Bergen, and everything the city has to offer is within walking distance. Just 2 minutes to the famous fish market, and 5 minutes to the funicular rail taking you up the mountain for the best view of the city.

  • Location

    Torgalmenningen 11, Bergen, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Fagernes - Hotel Scandic Valdres

The Quality Hotel® & Resort Fagernes is ideally located on a lake and close to the Valdres Folkemuseum.

  • Location

    Postbox 23, Fagernes, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Pool

Fagernes - Hotel Radisson Blu Resort

Radisson Beitostolen is 5-minute walk from Beitostølen Resort's ski lifts and slopes, this laid-back hotel is also 6 km from fishing at Lake Øyangen and 9 km from Bitihorn mountain.

  • Location

    Beitostoelen, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Karlstad - Scandic Karlstad

The hotel is situated in the heart of sunny Karlstad.

  • Location

    Drottning Gatan, Karlstad, Sweden

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Stockholm - Best Western Sthlm

A brand new hotel with a very convenient location only 275 comfortable meters from Bromma Stockholm Airport.

  • Location

    Ulvsundavagen 193 A, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer