Scenic Scandinavia

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Price per person
from £1,608

Price based on
London Gatwick
14th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Northern Europe

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Discover the 'Heroes of Telemark' and cruise across Norway's longest and deepest fjord, keeping an eye out for eagles, seals and otters. Wander Copenhagen's old town and waterside cafes, and people-watch along the colourful waterfront. Snap Sweden’s fairy-tale Gripsholm Castle on the shores of Lake Mälaren, and shop for clogs and sheepskins in Stockholm's cobbled Old Town. Enjoy the scenery of Scandinavia in all its magnificence.

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.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP 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.

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

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

Very good tour guide all itinerary as stated and good...

9th September 2017
Mrs Jillian Baskerville

Very good tour guide all itinerary as stated and good standard of hotels

I enjoyed this holiday very much and saw a great...

31st August 2017
Trusted Customer

I enjoyed this holiday very much and saw a great variety of wonderful and interesting places. I would definitely recommend this trip to other travellers. The tour director was excellent and very helpful. My only concern were that the hotels in Stockholm and Copenhagen were too far out of the city centres and the public transport to get to the centres were expensive. I did feel the new electronic iteninary supplied by Archers was inadequate as it lacked hotel phone numbers and there was no information on optional excursions. I only discovered there were optionals available on the induction evening with our tour director. This will need to be amended for future customers. Other than this, this was a great holiday!

Long bus journeys became a bit boring, but scenery and...

30th August 2017
Trusted Customer

Long bus journeys became a bit boring, but scenery and all locations very nice

The tour Included a lot of places but distance covered...

26th August 2017
Trusted Customer

The tour Included a lot of places but distance covered meant that insufficient time was spent at some destination and too fast paced to really enjoy.

Wonderful holiday, lots of splendid views and interesting sights, would...

14th July 2017
Mr Alistair Smith

Wonderful holiday, lots of splendid views and interesting sights, would I go back again - yes

Overview

Discover the 'Heroes of Telemark' and cruise across Norway's longest and deepest fjord, keeping an eye out for eagles, seals and otters. Wander Copenhagen's old town and waterside cafes, and people-watch along the colourful waterfront. Snap Sweden’s fairy-tale Gripsholm Castle on the shores of Lake Mälaren, and shop for clogs and sheepskins in Stockholm's cobbled Old Town. Enjoy the scenery of Scandinavia in all its magnificence.

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

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?