The Heart of Scandinavia with the Norwegian Fjords

14 days/13 nights
Superior First Class

We are pleased to offer you the ultimate tour of Scandinavia - a quality first class tour at a leisurely pace during which you will experience Scandinavia whilst staying at very good first class hotels right in the heart of each city. You will have time to explore the 3 capitals and you will travel through some of the most beautiful parts of the Norwegian Fjords and the South of Scandinavia. The scenic highlights include the longest fjord in Norway - The Sognefjord, and the Briksdal Glacier. Whilst in the Fjord area you will stay at hotels belonging to "The Prominent Hotels of the Fjords of Norway". You will be travelling on the famous Flåm Railway and cruising the fjords by ferries and boat. Bergen, the Capital of the fjords, will surprise and enchant you. In Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo, there is plenty of time to enjoy the amenities on offer and to get to know these capital cities, each one of them with a distinct different atmosphere. Throughout the tour you will travel by first class coach and with one of our professional Tour Escorts who will ensure you get full enjoyment during your holiday..

If you are interested in travelling further East we also offer tour extensions to Helsinki, The Baltic Countries and to Russia.

Day 1 Tuesday
Copenhagen
Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel. In the early evening your Tour escort will arrange a get-together to give information about the tour and give you a chance to meet your fellow travellers. Hotel in the Centre of Copenhagen.

Day 2 Wednesday
Copenhagen

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn and of course the Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Hotel in the centre of Copenhagen.

Day 3 Thursday
Copenhagen-Oslo

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.Morning free in Copenhagen. Your tour escort will be happy to advise you about places of interest to visit - we can suggest an optional tour to the three castles in North Sealand, including the Kronborg Castle of Hamlet. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hours. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you cruise up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We strongly recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin.
Day 4 Friday
Oslo

Buffet breakfast onboard. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo around 09.45 hours, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit the world-famous Viking Ships Museum and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Evening free. Hotel in the centre of Oslo.

Day 5 Saturday
Oslo

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Day free in Oslo. The bustling Aker Brygge Harbour, the Akershus Fortress, and other popular attractions are all within walking distance of your hotel. Your tour escort will assist you in planning your day and offer optional excursions. Hotel in the centre of Oslo.

Day 6 Sunday
Oslo-Lofthus in Hardangerfjord

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure from Oslo, driving to the mountain resort of Geilo for a stop. The tour continues passing the wild Hardanger Mountain Pleateau and the highest waterfall, Vöringsfoss, with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descend to the lovely Hardanger Fjord where you will be spending the night at the traditional Ullensvang Hotel, situated at the waterfront. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7 Monday
Lofthus-Balestrand

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today you will travel to the Sognefjord starting with crossing the Hardanger bridge before a scenic train journey from Voss to Flåm. This train journey is one of the most famous in Norway and gives fantastic views of the fjord. In Flåm you will take a 2 hours cruise along the Aurlands, Naeröy and Sognefjord. Continue by coach over the Vika mountains to Vangsnes, followed by a short trip by ferry crossing the Sognefjord. Arrival in Balestrand in time for dinner and accommodation at the Kviknes Hotel, beautifully located overlooking the fjord.

Day 8 Tuesday
Balestrand-Loen

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure from hotel by coach to Fjaerland. Visit to the glacier Museum. Continue by coach along the scenic route, passing the Jostedal Glacier (the largest in Europe) and the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open troll cars to give you the best view. During the afternoon the tour continues to Loen. Dinner and accommodation at the first class hotel Alexandra in Loen.

Day 9 Wednesday
Loen-Bergen

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Depart Loen for Bergen. Once again we drive the scenic road around Nord Fjord and Skei before arriving at Forde for lunch(optional). The journey continues with a short ferry crossing from Lavik to Oppedal. Arrive early evening in Bergen – a World Heritage City. Hotel in central Bergen.

Day 10 Thursday
Bergen

Buffet breakfast at hotel. This morning you will enjoy a city tour of this beautiful Old Hansa Town, surrounded by 7 mountains. The tour escort will show you the Old Bryggen area and the popular Fish & Flower Market, the ancient Maria Church, Hanseatic Quarter, Old Bryggen Harbour and other famous sights. Hotel in central Bergen.

Day 11 Friday
Bergen-Stockholm

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure transfer to international airport outside Bergen. We will take flight to Stockholm – the capital of Sweden. Arrival at Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm. Transfer to your hotel. Hotel in central Stockholm.

Day 12 Saturday
Stockholm

Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with the possibility of visiting the famous Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Hotel in central Stockholm.

Day 13 Sunday
Stockholm

Buffet breakfast at hotel. . Full day for independent activities. Your Tour Escort will help you with information and suggestions of what you can do and see in Stockholm during your free time. Tonight you will be served a farewell dinner. Hotel in central Stockholm.


Day 14 Monday
Stockholm

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today is where the tour of the Heart of Scandinavia ends. Check out. Transfer to Stockholm International Airport, Arlanda. For those who continue to Helsinki, Baltic countries and Russia, a transfer will be arranged at approximately 15.00 hours.


Rates in EUR:

3638 per person in triple (Please note that in Scandinavia a triple room is a double room with extra bed. This bed is usually a very simple bed or a sofa). 3832 per person in double. 1880 single supplement.

Hotels included or similar

Copenhagen

Hotel Copenhagen Admiral - Superior first class.

Copenhagen-Oslo

DFDS inside cabin or outside cabin if available.

Oslo

Radisson Blu Scandinavian Oslo superior first class.

Lofthus

Ullensvang Hotel - superior first class hotel

Balestrand or Sogndal

Kvikne's Hotel - first class or Quality hotel Sogndal - first class

Loen

Alexandra Hotel - superior first class hotel

Bergen

Radisson Blu Royal Bergen - first class or Clarion Collection Havnekontoret - first class

Stockholm

Sheraton hotel superior first class or Radisson Blu Royal Viking superior first class
Departures: June 18
July 16
August 13

Rates include:

  • Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily
  • 5 dinners
  • Transfers included upon arrival in Copenhagen and departure in Stockholm
  • Touring by first class air-conditioned motorcoach plus full time service of an English and Spanish speaking professional tour escort from Dorothy Tours.
  • Luggage handling of one piece of luggage per person at hotels.
  • DFDS Scandinavian Seaways Copenhagen-Oslo: inside cabin 2 berth cabin or outside cabin if available.
  • 2nd class train Voss-Myrdal-Flåm
  • Local ferries in Norway according to programme.
  • Electric "troll cars" to the Briksdal Glacier.
  • Entries to Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Glacier Museum in Fjaerland and City Hall in Stockholm.
  • Economy class one way flight ticket Bergen-Stockholm (max 20kg luggage).
  • Tour conducted in English and Spanish.
  • Twin/dbl bed accommodation at first/superior first class hotels listed or similar.
  • Dorothy Tours limits passenger luggage transportation to 1 piece of luggage of normal size (ie. max cm 60 x 80 x 35 or max inches 23,5 x 31,5 x 13,8) per person. Should this be exceeded Dorothy Tours will have to charge an additional EUR 85 per piece of luggage for hotels, per tour. For extra bag on Flight BGO-STO an extra bag á 20kg is min EUR 120 not refunded, subject to confirmation (This excludes hand luggage).

Important notice:

Dorothy Tours is not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings. It is of the utmost importance that passengers have adequate travel insurance to cover last minute cancellations, medical emergencies, loss, damage and/or theft. Dorothy Tours reserves the right to make changes in the program and/or hotels if necessary. Always in the same standard and category.

2018-10-02/WS