Scandinavian Capitals

Scandinavian Capitals & Helsinki - 10 days

Independent Rail Tours, Start in Helsinki

Visit the Scandinavian capitals; Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. Included in the tour is also Helsinki, the capital of Finland. An overnight cruise will take you from Helsinki to Stockholm, where you will continue by train to Oslo, and finally by overnight cruise to Copenhagen.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Copenhagen or Helsinki

Day 01: Arrival in Finland’s capital, Helsinki

  • Arrival in Helsinki according to your own itinerary.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Helsinki Cathedral
    • Sibelius Monument
    • The Rock Church
    • Finlandia Hall
    • Suomenlinna Maritime Sea Fortress
  • Accommodation in Helsinki.

Day 02: Overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm

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

Day 03: Morning arrival in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm

  • 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.

Day 04: Day at leisure in Stockholm

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

Day 05: Travel by train from Stockholm to Oslo

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

Day 06: Day at leisure in Oslo, the capital of Norway

  • 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.

Day 07: Overnight cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen

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

Day 08: Morning arrival in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen

  • 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.

Day 09: Day at leisure in Copenhagen

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

Day 10: Departure from Copenhagen

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

Day 01: Arrival in Finland’s capital, Helsinki

Arrival in Helsinki according to your own itinerary. The Finnish capital is a modern cultural city, which was influenced throughout 450 years of history by the cultures of the East and West and has a character quite different from the Scandinavian capitals. The city manages to retain a small-town feel, despite the fact that Greater Helsinki region has a population of over 1.3 million. Walking tours of the city centre or of the magnificent Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress are defining memories and essential Helsinki experience. Sights of interest include the historical centre, Senate Square, the Parliament building, the Kiasma modern arts museum, Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) and more.
Accommodation in Helsinki.

Day 02: Overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm

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

Day 03: Morning arrival in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm

Breakfast onboard. Before the arrival you will sail through the beautiful archipelago of Stockholm, with over 24.000 islands. Stockholm is built on 14 islands and you are never far from the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture. 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 04: Day at leisure in Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Stockholm. A good way to see the city is with the hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus, which offers a convenient way to get around between Stockholm's attractions. For more information about sightseeing options please see add-ons. Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 05: Travel by train from Stockholm to Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Stockholm; A 6-7 hour train journey will bring you to Oslo. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. It offers a large variety of attractions, shopping possibilities, a rich cultural life, and a wide choice of restaurants. Although Oslo has about 500.000 inhabitants the city is quite compact with most attractions located within close distance. Oslo is an increasingly cosmopolitan city with a significant proportion of the population originating from other parts of Norway and all parts of the world. Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 06: Day at leisure in Oslo, the capital of Norway

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Oslo. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo’s new opera house. We recommend one of the many sightseeing tours in Oslo (please see add-ons for further details). Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 07: Overnight cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen

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

Day 08: Morning arrival in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen

Breakfast onboard before arriving 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. The city offers many attractions such as Tivoli, Nyhavn wharf, the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal Palace Amalienborg and much more. Accommodation in Copenhagen.

Day 09: Day at leisure in Copenhagen

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. We recommend one of the Copenhagen sightseeing tours, or an excursion to visit Hamlet's castle (please see add-ons for further details).
Accommodation in Copenhagen.

Day 10: Departure from Copenhagen

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

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