Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Scandinavian Capitals - by rail & ferry (14 days)

50 Degrees North

Copenhagen, Denmark To Helsinki, Finland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Oct 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Admiral Hotel None

Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen


Arrive in Copenhagen any time and make your own way to our centrally located hotel. Plan for your evening meal well in Copenhagen as there are many world class restaurants to enjoy. Or just head down to Nyhavn for a beer and some snacks with the locals.

Day 2
Copenhagen, Denmark
Admiral Hotel Breakfast

Day 2: Wonderful Copenhagen - small and intimate 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 cities metropolis, as well as free entrance to over 70 museums and attractions. Be sure to visit the new Aquarium if you are interested in design and fish! This new aquarium is included in the Copenhagen card.


If Viking ships and history interests you, consider a trip out to Roskilde Viking Ship Museum.  Or the Louisana Art Gallery for art lovers.


Be sure also to climb the tower of Church of our Savior - the spiral stairs were on the outside of the tower and it offers a great aerial view of the city! Not for the faint hearted though.

Day 3
Bergen, Norway
Clarion Hotel Admiral Breakfast

Day 3 & 4: Historic Bergen - Hanseatic wharf, fish and flower markets.


A morning flight takes you north to Bergen, the gateway to the fjords. Make your own way to the hotel. You have the evening and the next full day to explore. Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour ‘Bryggen’, Fløibanen Funicular, Edward Grieg’s house at Troldhaugen and the Fish & Flower market. The Bergen Card will guide you around the city with free entrance to the cities museums, free public transportation and so much more.

Day 4
Bergen, Norway
Clarion Hotel Admiral Breakfast

Day 3 & 4: Historic Bergen - Hanseatic wharf, fish and flower markets.


Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour ‘Bryggen’, Fløibanen Funicular, Edward Grieg’s house at Troldhaugen and the Fish & Flower market. The Bergen Card will guide you around the city with free entrance to the cities museums, free public transportation and so much more.

Day 5
Oslo, Norway
Hotel Bristol Breakfast

Day 5: Norway in a Nutshell


After breakfast you depart from Bergen by train. Today 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, and over the mountains to Oslo.

Day 6
Oslo, Norway
Hotel Bristol Breakfast

Day 6 & 7: Modern Oslo - visit the Viking Ship and other interesting museums.


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, Ekerbergeparken 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.

Day 7
Oslo, Norway
Hotel Bristol Breakfast

Day 6 & 7: Modern Oslo - visit the Viking Ship and other interesting museums.


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, Ekerbergeparken 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.

Day 8
Stockholm, Sweden
Hotel Rival Breakfast

Day 8 & 9: Charming Stockholm


In the morning catch a 6-hour train ride through the Swedish countryside to Stockholm. 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; the city offers a warm atmosphere and the old town has charming small alleyways boasting several famous restaurants.


On one of your afternoons here, be sure to make time for a visit to the new ABBA museum with great interactive exhibits - a glass of champagne (for Dutch courage to get on stage & 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.

Day 9
Stockholm, Sweden
Hotel Rival Breakfast

Day 8 & 9: Charming Stockholm


On one of your afternoons here, be sure to make time for a visit to the new ABBA museum with great interactive exhibits - a glass of champagne (for Dutch courage to get on stage & 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.

Day 10
Stockholm, Sweden
Outside twin cabin with sea view and private fac Breakfast

Day 10: Overnight ferry to Helsinki


The morning and early afternoon is free in Stockholm before boarding the overnight voyage to Helsinki through the magnificent Baltic Sea archipelago. Accommodation in seaside cabins with shower/WC.

Day 11
Helsinki, Finland
Glo Kluuvi Breakfast

Day 11 - 13: Cool Helsinki with daytrip to Tallinn


You have two full days to explore this fabulous eastern Nordic capital. We recommend a walking tour of the city, which is known for its great mixture of neo-classical buildings, orthodox style churches and bars and restaurant scene. You have the opportunity to visit the Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument and the Underground Temple. The included Helsinki card offers free entrance to almost 50 museums and use of public transportation. Need to take a break - head to the Kotiharjun Sauna, the last traditional wood-burning sauna in Helsinki.


On one of your days in Helsinki we have included return tickets for the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn. Your trip to Tallinn would normally take a full day departing Helsinki at 07:30 in the morning and arriving back in Helsinki at 19:30. The ferry trip each way takes 2 hours.


Be sure to also check out the option of a day trip to Porvoo on a heritage sailing boat.

Day 12
Helsinki, Finland
Glo Kluuvi Breakfast

Day 11 - 13: Cool Helsinki with daytrip to Tallinn


You have two full days to explore this fabulous eastern Nordic capital. We recommend a walking tour of the city, which is known for its great mixture of neo-classical buildings, orthodox style churches and bars and restaurant scene. You have the opportunity to visit the Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument and the Underground Temple. The included Helsinki card offers free entrance to almost 50 museums and use of public transportation. Need to take a break - head to the Kotiharjun Sauna, the last traditional wood-burning sauna in Helsinki.


On one of your days in Helsinki we have included return tickets for the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn. Your trip to Tallinn would normally take a full day departing Helsinki at 07:30 in the morning and arriving back in Helsinki at 19:30. The ferry trip each way takes 2 hours.


Be sure to also check out the option of a day trip to Porvoo on a heritage sailing boat.

Day 13
Helsinki, Finland
Glo Kluuvi Breakfast

Day 11 - 13: Cool Helsinki with daytrip to Tallinn


You have two full days to explore this fabulous eastern Nordic capital. We recommend a walking tour of the city, which is known for its great mixture of neo-classical buildings, orthodox style churches and bars and restaurant scene. You have the opportunity to visit the Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument and the Underground Temple. The included Helsinki card offers free entrance to almost 50 museums and use of public transportation. Need to take a break - head to the Kotiharjun Sauna, the last traditional wood-burning sauna in Helsinki.


On one of your days in Helsinki we have included return tickets for the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn. Your trip to Tallinn would normally take a full day departing Helsinki at 07:30 in the morning and arriving back in Helsinki at 19:30. The ferry trip each way takes 2 hours.


Be sure to also check out the option of a day trip to Porvoo on a heritage sailing boat.

Day 14
Helsinki, Finland
None Breakfast

Day 14: Depart Helsinki


Our services end after breakfast.

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Description


This classic self-guided tour gives you the best of the Nordic capitals and the dramatic fjord & mountains of Norway. Travel by rail and local ferries with ample time to digest the scenery and the modern Scandinavian capital cities.


Highlights include a day trip to Tallinn, overnight voyage to Helsinki through the magnificent Baltic Sea archipelago, Norway in a nutshell and great cities such as Stockholm, Copenhagen and Bergen. Enjoy new attractions such as the ABBA museum and the Blue Planet Aquarium in Copenhagen.


Independent - departs any day all year. One of our best sellers!


Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen


Day 2: Wonderful Copenhagen - small and intimate capital.


Day 3 & 4: Historic Bergen - Hanseatic wharf, fish and flower markets.


Day 5: Norway in a Nutshell


Day 6 & 7: Modern Oslo - visit the Viking Ship and other interesting museums.


Day 8 & 9: Charming Stockholm


Day 10: Overnight ferry to Helsinki


Day 11 - 13: Cool Helsinki with daytrip to Tallinn


Day 14: Depart Helsinki

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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