Waterfalls tumble through rugged fjords, colorful medieval houses line cobbled alleyways, and a railway line cuts a dramatic line across beautiful mountain wilderness. Welcome to the highlights of Scandinavia with a 10-day European trip across Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. With an ideal balance of history and culture with incredible natural beauty, this handcrafted tour is the perfect first-time trip to the region in packing a variety of highlights into minimal traveling time.
Stockholm - A Dreamy Little City
The best part of arriving in Stockholm is the immediate effects of relaxation as you come into the city. Stockholm is a beautiful capital city with a succession of colorfully painted buildings lining a mostly pedestrianized center. There are photo opportunities everywhere you look, and you will easily spot grand landmarks throughout the old maze of the city center. The laid-back allure of Stockholm immediately as your attention, as there is a sweet scent to the city air and hardly any traffic. It is easy to get around, and you will feel at ease much faster than you might have expected. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to a hotel in the city’s Gamla Stan, or old town. Once here you don’t need a map, so you can just take a walk and go exploring to savor all that makes Scandinavia so special.
Stockholm - Cobbled Alleys and Easing Into Scandinavia
Copenhagen - Sights and Sounds of the Danish Capital
Aero - Viking Legacy and Island Indulgence
Aero - Biking and Walking an Old Danish Island
Bergen - Embraced by History and Nature
Bergen - Cruising the Immense Osterfjorden
Oslo - A Surreal Journey From Fjord to Mountain to City
Oslo - Sightseeing Fjord Cruise and Free Evening
Oslo - Departure
- Ride the Flam Railway from fjord to mountain through the Norwegian wilderness
- Explore the colorful alleyways and cobbled squares of Stockholm
- Relax along the water as you soak up a beautiful atmosphere in Copenhagen
- Spend a day cruising the Osterfjorden to take in 20 miles of raw and rugged nature
- Spend two nights on the small Danish island of Aero, biking and walking while surrounded by scenic charms
- Discover Oslo is on a small-boat cruise, through the fjord and past all of the major sights
- Experience Scandinavia’s Viking legacy with a day in Roskilde
- Savor some of the world’s finest seafood, including a legendary dinner in Bergen
- Experience the nuances of Scandinavian culture with local guides in each destination
Arrive in Scandinavia, and the region’s atmosphere will be quick to charm you. Nature dominates and keeps urban landscapes in check while providing an endless outdoor playground to explore. The cities are small and inviting, memorable for their small-town ambiance and colorful streets. A vacation here is both an adventure and a relaxed means to escape, and you can feel that from the moment you touch down.
This European trip is handcrafted to provide a complete Scandinavian experience in just ten days of travel. Designed to incorporate a wide variety of highlights, you will travel to Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Direct flights connect the countries, and in each travel will be integral to your experience as you cruise the fjords and experience the Flan Railway. Your ten days are an opportunity to really explore and get away from the normal world, as when such dramatic landscapes set the scene, you cannot help but feel cut off from the everyday. Even in the capital cities, you will feel the opportunity to slow down and relax, which is seriously enhanced when cruising on the water.
Touch down in Stockholm, a city that typifies the region. Streets of colored houses are a delight to walk around with aromas leading you to small bars and fish restaurants. Stockholm is a wonderful city for easing into a vacation, including getting over any travel fatigue. Fly to Copenhagen a few days later and get to know Denmark’s sights and sounds, especially all of the charms found along the water. The historical center is as impressive as Stockholm, with the waterside cafes ideal for the evening. Dive into the legacies of the Vikings with a stop in Roskilde the next day, a town with many secrets and surprises. Continue from there to Aero, an island that epitomizes small-town Denmark and is a delight to discover.
Fly next to Bergen, Norway to enjoy the wild location that is surrounded by fjords and hemmed in by mountains. Tiny wooden houses abound you will enjoy getting to know the city itself, including Scandinavia’s finest seafood. Spend the next day on Osterfjorden, a surreal journey through steep mountains that really impresses the region’s incredible wilderness. By boat and by train you will then cross remote Norway, immersed in a series of distinct natural landscapes. That leaves your last day to discover Oslo, which is best done on a small-boat cruise through the harbor and fjord. Consider reading some of our travelers’ European tour reviews for more ideas to perfect your dream vacation.
$3,745 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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