Nordic Capitals & Fjords

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

Start the tour in Bergen instead of Helsinki?

Duration

12 days

Transportation

Train, Boat, Bus, Ferry

Season

All Year

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

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

Arrival in Helsinki according to your own itinerary. The Finnish capital 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.

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

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Helsinki.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Helsinki Cathedral
    • Sibelius Monument
    • The Rock Church
    • Finlandia Hall
    • Suomenlinna Maritime Sea Fortress
  • Overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm (dep. 5pm).
  • Accommodation onboard a cruise ferry from Silja Line.

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

Cabin types included during the overnight cruise

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Morning arrival in Stockholm.
  • 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 onboard. Morning arrival in Stockholm. The capital of Sweden is built on 14 islands and you are never far from the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, the archipelago of 24 000 islands is waiting to be explored. Sights of interest include the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more.
Accommodation in Stockholm.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Stockholm. Accommodation in Stockholm.

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

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

Breakfast at the hotel before departing by train to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark (5 hours train ride). 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.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • The Tivoli Gardens
    • Nyhavn harbour
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Amalienborg Palace
    • Statue of Little Mermaid
  • 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 (please see experiences below). Accommodation in Copenhagen.

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

  • 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.

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

Cabin types included during the overnight cruise

  • 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.

Scandinavian breakfast buffet onboard before arriving in Oslo at 09:30 in the morning. 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.

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

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Oslo by train. The 5-hour train journey from Oslo to Myrdal is part of the Bergen Railway, classed as one of the finest train journeys in the world. The train journey will bring you across Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, with Finse as the highest train station at 1222 metres above sea level. In Myrdal you will change to the Flåm Railway, connecting the Bergen Line to the Sognefjord. You will pass through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides before reaching the fjord village of Flåm. Flåm is Norway's only fjord village with train connection. Afternoon at leisure to explore Flåm. 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.
  • Morning at leisure in Flåm.
  • 2-hour fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord.
  • Bus from Gudvangen to Voss (Stalheimskleiva).
  • Bergen Railway from Voss to Bergen.
  • Accommodation in Bergen.

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure in Flåm before you will depart on a 2-hour fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe, and has recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. From Gudvangen the journey continues by bus through Nærøyfjord Valley and up the Stalheimskleiva, with its 13 steep hairpin bends (Stalheimskleiva is only open during the summer). The last part of the excursion will be by train from Voss to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 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.
  • Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary. Or perhaps you would like to combine this tour with our Hurtigruten cruise along the coast of Norway to Kirkenes?

Tour category

Sokos Hotel Presidentti

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

GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki

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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