Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Nordic Capitals Gourmet (10 days)

50 Degrees North

Stockholm, Sweden To Bergen, Norway

Valid for Departures Now Through: 26 Oct 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Stockholm, Sweden
Hotel Rival None

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm


Arrive in Stockholm any time and make your own way to our centrally located hotel.


You may want to try some new and unique restaurants located, both located in a museum: Fotografiska (Photography Museum) or the Spritmuseum (The Museum of Alcoholc beverages).

Day 2
Stockholm, Sweden
Hotel Rival Breakfast, Lunch

Day 2: Charming Stockholm with a food tour through the streets...


Sweden's Capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water - hence its nickname, Venice of the North. Stockholm offers interesting museums and castles & charming small alleyways.


This morning, you will join a 3 to 3.5-hour walking food tour of Stockholm. Try the best of Stockholm, dive into the world of the varied market halls where the locals shop. During this tour you will visit Gamla Stan (Old town) and Östermalms Saluhall to indulge in authentic Swedish gastronomy. Here you can enjoy the taste of the land with cloudberry jam, fruits, meats and fish all with the fresh, crisp flavour that only Scandinavia can produce.


In the afternoon, be sure to make time for a visit to the new ABBA museum with great interactive exhibits - a glass of champagne (for Dutch courage & the pure fun of it) to accompany your tour is recommended! On the other hand, take the serious option & visit the Nobel prize museum in the Old town.


There are many other great guided walks to do in Stockholm - ABBA walking tour, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, ghost walks, Viking walks and even a walk that guides you to the best places to take photos.

Day 3
Copenhagen, Denmark
Hotel Admiral Breakfast

Day 3 & 4: Wonderful Copenhagen


In the morning catch a 6-hour train ride through the Swedish countryside to the Danish capital. Copenhagen has a long history, and many delightful attractions and sights - you will never run out of something to see or to do. The city is small and cosy, an ideal way to explore the city is by foot, and public transport. You will have a Copenhagen Card on hand allowing you to free travel on buses and trains within the city metropolis, as well as free entrance to over 70 museums and attractions.


With two nights in Copenhagen, be sure to plan your dining options for the evenings. We are more than happy to assist with your reservation requests.

Day 4
Copenhagen, Denmark
Hotel Admiral Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 & 4: Wonderful Copenhagen


On the morning of day 4, join a 3 to 3.5-hour in-depth walking food tour of Copenhagen. Get ready for lots of tastings, chocolate & all the most famous street food in town.


With two nights in Copenhagen, be sure to plan your dining options for the evenings. We are more than happy to assist with your reservation requests.

Day 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
Twin cabin with sea view and private facilities Breakfast

Day 5: Overnight ferry to Oslo, enjoy the views leaving Copenhagen...and the islands as you approach Oslo


The morning and early afternoon is free in Copenhagen before boarding the overnight voyage to Oslo. Accommodation in seaside cabins with shower/WC.

Day 6
Oslo, Norway
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Breakfast

Day 6 & 7: Oslo - the most beautiful capital in the world


Arrive Oslo in the morning. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer the discerning traveller, and you have two full days to discover the city with the help of an Oslo Pass. We can recommend visiting some of the Oslo highlights, including the Viking Ship, Kontiki & Fram museums, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum. A walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle, the Harbour area and the new Opera House is well worth it.


Depending on the time of year, consider including a late afternoon seafood buffet cruise out into the Oslo fjords.

Day 7
Oslo, Norway
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Breakfast

Day 6 & 7: Oslo - the most beautiful capital in the world


On the morning of day 7, join an in-depth 3 to 3.5-hour walking tour of Oslo, visiting the new food hall and smaller boutique food offerings. Afterwards, depending on the season, head out into the woods to collect wild blueberries or mushrooms...


Accommodation

Summer: Fretheim Hotel, Flåm

Winter: Fleischer's Hotel or similar in Voss

Day 8
Flåm, Norway
Freitheim hotel/Fleischers Hotel Breakfast

Day 8: From Oslo to the Mountains & Flåm Railway


Over the next couple of days you will experience Norway’s most popular round trip; Norway in a Nutshell. The excursion takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway's fjord region.


After breakfast transfer to the Oslo Central Railway Station and depart Oslo by train across the Hardanger Plateau, with its highest point at Finse (1222m), and to the village of Myrdal. At Myrdal you will change trains and board the Flåm Railway taking you from a height of 900 metres above the Sognefjord, through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountainsides to the fjord village of Flåm. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that are so steep over a long distance.


Accommodation

Summer: Fretheim Hotel, Flåm

Winter: Fleischer's Hotel or similar in Voss


Wander along the edge of the fjord, pick apples growing wild along the village roads or climb to the local waterfall.


NOTE: Your luggage will be transferred from Oslo to Bergen, so please bring a 1-night overnight bag for this exclusive fjord experience.

Day 9
Bergen, Norway
Clarion Hotel Admiral Breakfast

Day 9: The Capital of the Fjords - Bergen


This morning, continue by boat to Gudvangen and further by coach up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends to Voss.


Train to Bergen, the capital of the fjords with a free day to explore this old Hanseatic harbour city. Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour ‘Bryggen’, Fløibanen Funicular, Edward Grieg’s house at Troldhaugen and the Fish & Flower market. You have a 24-hour Bergen card to utilize for these sights.


The fish market is a great place to enjoy lunch - fresh produce served al fresco. There is plenty of sushi, paellas or seafood platters to choose from.


There are various seafood restaurants that we recommend in Bergen - some with actual demonstrations included. Please speak to us about the style of restaurant you enjoy and we can help you select and prebook this experience.

Day 10
Bergen, Norway
None Breakfast

Day 10: Depart Bergen


Our services end after breakfast.

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Description


Indulge in an independent tour of the charming Nordic capitals; Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo & Bergen with a focus on foodie experiences. This is an all-encompassing itinerary offering a variation of traditional culture, breathtaking scenery and modern city life.


Have more time? Add on a 6 day voyage on the Hurtigruten cruise of Norway..


Day 1: Arrive Stockholm


Day 2: Charming Stockholm with a food tour through the streets...


Day 3 & 4: Wonderful Copenhagen


Day 5: Overnight ferry to Oslo, enjoy the views leaving Copenhagen...and the islands as you approach Oslo


Day 6 & 7: Oslo - the most beautiful capital in the world


Day 8: From Oslo to the Mountains & Flåm Railway


Day 9: The Capital of the Fjords - Bergen


Day 10: Depart Bergen

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

Insider Tip

50 Degrees North is an authentic and affordable option for the Nordics. We are NOT your luxury white glove operator. More details at https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/info-centre/virtuoso-agents

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Unfamiliar

By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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50 Degrees North

By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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Trip to Finland

By: Finngirl


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

I would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. They planned our trip, which was perfect. There were 4 people in our group and they had something for all of us, and we all enjoyed everything we did. Leena our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She made the walking tour a lot fun and we learned a lot. Hotels they choose were great and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney
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