There is no more glorious place to celebrate summer than Scandinavia, and this Classic Journey includes leisurely visits to Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Come with us and glide over waters in the deep blue shadows of a mind-boggling fjord. Feast on fish fresh from the North Sea with tart lingonberries for dessert. Wander through the lushest wildflower meadows you’ve ever seen. Then take an after-dinner stroll in the late-night sunlight. Thanks to their intense affection for the outdoors, the people here have a fine system of paths. We’ve scouted trails that trace the edge of fjords and the Baltic Sea, wind past stately castles and lead you to the quaintest of country villages. Of course, there are constant reminders of the Vikings, whose descendants are warm and supremely hospitable. You’ll explore this cool and colorful region in the company of native guides expert in the distinct culture, history and traditions of each country we visit.
Cultural Walking Adventure
7 Days / 6 Nights
Picture yourself...
  • Strolling coastal paths and woodland trails
  • Watching ceramics take shape in an artist’s studio
  • Cruising a fjord between breathtaking peaks
  • Inns that are out of this world
    On our walking tour of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, adventure travel in Classic Journeys style includes the region’s most distinctive lodgings.
    Travel solo in the best of company
    We welcome solo travel. For your vacation in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, our single supplements are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere.
    Itinerary at a glance
    Cozy Copenhagen (1 night) is our meeting point and a fine introduction to Scandinavia. On our introductory walk around the city, we’ll visit the Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament and Royal Reception Rooms. In medieval Roskilde, we explore the remarkable Viking Ship Museum before settling into the fishing village of Snekkersten (3 nights).

    An amble through the colorful countryside precedes a guided tour of the world-famous Fredericksborg Castle, known as the Danish Versailles. At the northern tip of Sjælland peninsula lies Helsingør – better known as Hamlet’s Elsinore – and the impressive Kronbørg Castle where our guide fills us in on the history during a fascinating walk.

    It’s just a short ferry ride to Sweden’s southern shore. There, we wander the grounds of Krapperup Slott manor house, have lunch on a private cove reminiscent of Cape Cod near Molle, and take a scenic walk through a nature preserve to Kullen lighthouse.

    Then we’re off to Bergen (2 nights), Norway’s gateway to the fjords. We’ll ascend by funicular for a high meadow stroll overlooking the sea. Aboard the Flåm Railway, one of the most spectacular train rides in the world, we chug to Gudvangen to cruise the pristine waters of Aurlandfjord and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the narrowest fjords in Europe. The village of Vik gave the Vikings their name, and we’ll explore its carved 12th century church. Before parting company in Bergen, we’ll pick up and sample the fresh oysters and smoked salmon from the fishmongers in the city’s bustling harborside market.
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Starting Point: Copenhagen, Denmark—1:00 pm – Hotel Lobby
    Ending Point: Bergen, Norway—3:00 pm
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    Logistics made easy
    A vacation in Norway, Sweden and Denmark requires plenty of planning. But Classic Journeys takes care of all the details so you can focus on the amazing culture and natural history—without worrying about your next ferry, airplane or funicular ride.
    Our small groups offer more options
    Fewer guests give us more flexibility. On your vacation in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, we offer alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other options at no extra cost.
    We are running this trip privately for individual groups this year. If you would like us to organize a private trip for you, your family or friends, please call or email us to discuss your details.
    • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
    • Support vehicle(s)
    • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
    • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
    • Trip literature
    • All land transportation during the trip
    • All breakfasts and dinners
    This trip consists of an internal flight from Copenhagen to Bergen which is priced separately from the land tour. The total cost for the internal flight is approximately $275 per person.
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Arrange for 6-full paying friends to travel together and receive 25% off one trip.
    Admiral Hotel

    Located in a completely restored warehouse dating back to 1787, this hotel is on the harborfront next to the Queen's residence, Amalienborg. Beautiful pine beams and accents adorn the rooms and public areas of the hotel.

    Comwell Borupgaard

    Located in Snekkersten, close to Elsinore, this lovely thatched-roof hotel is in a classic Danish manorhouse. A wonderful park surrounds the property, and it is so close to the sea that you can see Sweden from the spa room terrace.

    Hotel Admiral

    Converted from a warehouse, this luxurious waterfront hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms with picturesque views of Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf and Rosenkrantz Tower. The property offers a restaurant created by world-famous chef Marcus Samuelsson.

    A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland -
    T.K Derry
    This comprehensive volume gives a historical overview of Scandinavia from prehistory to the present day. It emphasizes the common cultural, political and social background of the five modern states.

    Hans Christian Andersen, The Life of a Storyteller -
    Jackie Wullschlager
    The acclaimed biography of Copenhagen's most famous denizen, who rose from his lot as a washerwoman's son to dine with princes and literary lions—yet who died alone and unhappy.

    Cultural Walking Adventure
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Summer in Scandinavia is temperate, but cool, with daytime highs in the low to mid-60s and nighttime temperatures in the low 50’s. Summers are mild, featuring episodes of cloudy weather interrupted by sunny days. Rain falls throughout the year with the greatest amount of rain from late summer to early winter. From May through August, there may be sunlight for more than 17 hours in some areas of Scandinavia.
    • We thoroughly enjoyed our Scandinavia tour and would highly recommend it to others. It was a great way to become acquainted with the history and culture of that part of the world. We saw some wonderful scenery and historical sites and could not have had a better guide.
    • Kirsten was great! She was extremely knowledgeable about her country and the others we visited. Her warmth, friendliness and sense of humor made us all very comfortable. She was a good leader keeping us on schedule and making it enjoyable.

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