Winter Rail Tours

Scandinavian Capitals & Helsinki - 10 days

Independent Rail Tours, Start in Copenhagen

Visit the Scandinavian capitals; Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo, as well and the Finnish capital Helsinki. Travel from Copenhagen by overnight cruise to Oslo, continue by train to Stockholm and then by overnight cruise to Helsinki.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Copenhagen or Helsinki

Day 01: Arrival in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark

  • Arrival in Copenhagen according to your own itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Copenhagen.

Day 02: Copenhagen - day at leisure

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Copenhagen.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • The Tivoli Gardens
    • Nyhavn harbour
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Amalienborg Palace
    • Statue of Little Mermaid
  • Accommodation in Copenhagen.

Day 03: Overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Copenhagen.
  • Overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo (dep. 5pm).
  • Accommodation onboard a cruise ferry from DFDS Seaways.

Day 04: Arrival in Oslo, the capital of Norway

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Morning arrival in Oslo.
  • Day at leisure in Oslo.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Vigeland Sculpture Park
    • Viking Ship Museum
    • Oslo Opera House
    • Kon-tiki Museum
    • Munch Museum
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 05: Oslo - day at leisure

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Oslo.
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 06: Train departure from Oslo to Stockholm

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Train from Oslo to Stockholm.
  • Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 07: Day at leisure in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Stockholm.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Gamla Stan – Old Town
    • Vasa Museum
    • Skansen Open Air Museum
    • Stockholm Archipelago
    • Stadshuset – City Hall
  • Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 08: Overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Stockholm.
  • Overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki (dep. 5pm).
  • Accommodation onboard a cruise ferry from Silja Line.

Day 09: Arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Morning arrival in Helsinki.
  • Day at leisure in Helsinki.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Helsinki Cathedral
    • Sibelius Monument
    • The Rock Church
    • Finlandia Hall
    • Suomenlinna Maritime Sea Fortress
  • Accommodation in Helsinki.

Day 10: Departure from Helsinki

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Helsinki according to your own itinerary.

Day 01: Arrival in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark

Arrival in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. In this charming city one thousand years of history awaits you in the medieval streets; the same streets walked on by every generation of the world's oldest royal family, the same streets and canals which have inspired artists for centuries and been home and workplace to meticulous craftsmen and famous designers. Accommodation in Copenhagen.

Day 02: Copenhagen - day at leisure

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Copenhagen. The city offers many attractions such as Tivoli, the statue of the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal Palace Amalienborg and much more. We can offer a selection of optional sightseeing tours and excursions (please see add-ons for further details and prices). Accommodation in Copenhagen.

Day 03: Overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure, before departing in the afternoon with a ferry from DFDS Seaways.
Accommodation onboard.

Day 04: Arrival in Oslo, the capital of Norway

Breakfast onboard. Morning arrival in Oslo. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Arable fields, vast forests and the untouched nature areas. The city’s surroundings provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the city’s inhabitants, as well as increasingly by visitors. Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 05: Oslo - day at leisure

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House. From 2010 Oslo will also have an Ice Bar to offer its visitors. Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 06: Train departure from Oslo to Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Oslo by train. The 7-hour train journey will bring you to Stockholm, the beautiful capital of Sweden, built on 14 islands. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, the archipelago of 24 000 islands is waiting to be explored. Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 07: Day at leisure in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Stockholm. Sights of interest include the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more.
Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 08: Overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure, before departing in the afternoon with a ferry from Silja Line.
Accommodation onboard.

Day 09: Arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland

Breakfast onboard. Morning arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki is a modern cultural city, which throughout 450 years of history, has existed in the crosscurrents of the East and West. The colourful layers of history can be seen everywhere; a walking tour of the city centre or of the magnificent Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress will open your eyes to a fascinating past. Sights of interest are the historical centre, Senate Square, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall, the Sibelius Monument and Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church).
Accommodation in Helsinki.

Day 10: Departure from Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Helsinki according to your own itinerary. Or perhaps you would like to add-on an extra night?

Scandinavian Capitals & Helsinki

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