Three Capitals Tour

Visit the Nordic capitals Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki: Oslo - the capital of Norway, Stockholm - the capital of Sweden, Helsinki - the capital of Finland. Travel by train and enjoy an overnight cruise on the Baltic Sea between Stockholm and Helsinki.

Start the tour in Helsinki instead of Oslo?

Duration

8 days

Transportation

Train, Ferry

Season

All Year

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

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

Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. 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. Accommodation in Oslo.

  • 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
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. Oslo is a fairly small capital and it is easy to get around, both on foot and by public transportation. You can also take a boat trip on the Oslo fjord to the Bygdøy peninsula where several of Oslo's best museums are located, or even to one of the islands where you can go swimming during the summer months. Also recommended is a visit to Grünerløkka, one of Oslo's hip neighborhoods where locals go out for a drink, dinner or clubbing. Here you will also find small shops and cozy cafés. Accommodation in Oslo.

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

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Oslo by train to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The train ride takes approximately 5,5 hours*. Stockholm 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. Accommodation in Stockholm.

* Please note that the train from Oslo to Stockholm only has 2 departures in 2019 and 2020; either very early or late. The departure time in the opposite direction is better. Alternatively, we can offer to remove the train, and you can book a flight or bus instead.

  • 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. Sights of interest include the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more. Also recommendable is a cruise to Drottningholm, the royal residence of Sweden.
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 in Stockholm, 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 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.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Helsinki. We recommend a visit to Suomenlinna, the 250-year-old fortress located on an island just outside the city centre of Helsinki. Suomenlinna is a unique historical monument and one of the largest maritime fortresses in the world. You can get to the island both by ferry and by Helsinki's water buses. 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.

Tour category

Scandic Hotel Oslo City

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

Thon Hotel Opera

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.

Tamsin & Douglas - UK

"The quality and detail of the information provided by Authentic Scandanavia gave me comfort. In fact, it felt as though we had our own personal tour guide but with the independence to do as we pleased!"

Louise Gallagher - UK

"We had a wonderful time in Scandinavia. Our hotels were very clean and central, and the ferry was excellent fun. The itinerary you sent us was also very useful."

Services included:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast
  • Overnight ferry crossing for passengers from Stockholm to Helsinki.
  • Accommodation in 2-berth cabin with shower/WC, including Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
  • Train from Oslo to Stockholm
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Category GOLD hotels (accommodation in standard rooms)
  • 2-berth outside cabin during the cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • 1st class on the train from Oslo to Stockholm

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