Nordic Capitals & Fjords

Combine Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords, with the Nordic capitals Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. Travel on scenic railways and enjoy a fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord. Two overnight cruises connects the cities.

Start the tour in Helsinki instead of Bergen?

Duration

12 days

Transportation

Train, Boat, Bus, Ferry

Season

All Year

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

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

Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. With its location on the west coast of Norway, Bergen is the perfect starting point for tours including the breathtaking Norwegian fjords. Accommodation in Bergen.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Bergen.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Bryggen Wharf
    • Fløibanen funicular
    • Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen
    • The Fish and Flower market
    • Old Bergen Open Air Museum
  • Accommodation in Bergen.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. Even though Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, it is rather a town with the charm and atmosphere of a small town; you can walk practically everywhere in only 20 minutes and instead of tall buildings you will find wooden houses and narrow streets. Take a stroll along Bryggen Wharf before heading to Mount Fløyen with Fløibanen funicular for a spectacular view of the city. Other sights of interest include Edvard Grieg's home Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum). Accommodation in Bergen.

Add extra nights in Bergen - From EUR 69 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Bergen Railway from Bergen to Voss.
  • Bus from Voss to Gudvangen (Stalheimskleiva).
  • 2-hour fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Flåm.
  • Accommodation in Flåm.

Breakfast at the hotel before departing from Bergen by train to Voss. From here the journey continues by bus to Gudvangen. On the way you will descend the Stalheimskleiva road, with its 13 steep hairpin bends (Stalheimskleiva is only open during the summer. The rest of the year you will go directly to Gudvangen). A 2-hour fjord cruise will bring you along the Nærøyfjord to the fjord village of Flåm. The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe, and has recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Afternoon at leisure to explore Flåm, Norway's only fjord village with train connection. The area also offers great hiking opportunities. Accommodation in Flåm.

Add extra nights in Flåm - From EUR 99 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal.
  • Bergen Railway from Myrdal to Oslo
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Breakfast at the hotel before departing with the Flåm Railway around 11 am. The Flåm Railway will take you through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides. At Myrdal station, located 867 metres above sea level, you will change to the Bergen Railway. The Bergen Railway is classed as one of the finest train journeys in the world. The 5-hour train journey will bring you across Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, with Finse as the highest train station at 1222 metres above sea level. Afternoon arrival in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Accommodation in Oslo.

Add extra nights in Oslo - From EUR 89 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Oslo.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Vigeland Sculpture Park
    • Viking Ship Museum
    • Oslo Opera House
    • Kon-tiki Museum
    • Munch Museum
  • Overnight cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen (dep. 5pm).
  • Accommodation onboard a cruise ferry from DFDS Seaways.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure 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. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House. At 5 pm you will depart Oslo with a cruise ferry from DFDS Seaways.
Accommodation onboard.

Cabin types included during the overnight cruise

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

Scandinavian breakfast buffet onboard before arriving in Copenhagen at 9.30 in the morning. In the charming city of Copenhagen 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.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to discover wonderful Copenhagen. Take a walk down Copenhagen's main shopping street Strøget, visit the lively Nyhavn harbour and explore the many sights Copenhagen has to offer. Sights such as Tivoli, the statue of the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal Palace Amalienborg and much more. Or perhaps you would like to join an excursion to visit Hamlet's castle? Accommodation in Copenhagen.

Add extra nights in Copenhagen - From EUR 105 per person per night

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

Breakfast at the hotel before departing by train to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden (5 hours train ride). Stockholm, as a city, is over 700 years old and spreads across 14 islands. The Swedish capital is therefore with good reason referred to as Beauty on Water. Stockholm is also a major international city with great shopping, quality eateries in abundance, an internationally renowned club and music scene and a vibrant cultural life. You can get to just about all of Stockholm’s many attractions on foot, but we also highly recommend a city sightseeing tour and a cruise in Stockholm's Archipelago. Accommodation in Stockholm.

  • 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.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to discover Stockholm. Sights of interest include the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more. Perhaps you would like to visit Drottningholm, the royal residence in Stockholm? Please see the experiences below for information on how you can get to Drottningholm by boat. Accommodation in Stockholm.

Add extra nights in Stockholm - From EUR 95 per person per night

  • 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.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure, before departing at 5 pm with a cruise ferry from Silja Line. Accommodation onboard.

Cabin types included during the overnight cruise

  • 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.

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 include the historical centre, Senate Square, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall, the Sibelius Monument and Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church). Accommodation in Helsinki.

Add extra nights in Helsinki - From EUR 85 per person per night

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

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

Tour category

Grand Hotel Terminus

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Bergen Børs

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Reviews

This is what our customers say about this trip.

Carol - United States of America

Our "Nordic Capitals and Fjords" independent travel trip fulfilled all our expectations, and more! Late May and early June is a perfect time to visit this beautiful part of the world.

Ann and Clinton Iles - United States of America

We had a wonderful trip, and we are quite impressed with Authentic Scandinavia. All was very well planned. We knew the cities we wanted to visit, but not how to get from one to the other so easily.

Services included: 

  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast
  • Overnight ferry crossing for passengers between Helsinki and Stockholm.
  • Accommodation in 2-berth cabin with shower/WC, including Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
  • Overnight ferry crossing for passengers between Copenhagen and Oslo.
  • Accommodation in 2-berth cabin with shower/WC, including Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
  • Train between Stockholm and Copenhagen
  • Train between Oslo, Myrdal and Flåm (including Flåm Railway)
  • Boat between Flåm and Gudvangen (2-hour cruise)
  • Bus between Gudvangen and Voss
  • Train between Voss and Bergen
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only: 
  • Category GOLD hotels (accommodation in standard rooms)
  • 1st class on the train between Stockholm and Copenhagen
  • NSB Comfort/1st class on the train between Oslo and Myrdal
  • Outside cabin during the cruise between Helsinki and Stockholm
  • Outside cabin during the cruise between Copenhagen and Oslo

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