Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Scandinavian Gems - Premium tour (10 days)

50 Degrees North

Stockholm, Sweden To Bergen, Norway

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Sep 2018

Itinerary

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

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm and private transfer to your hotel

Arrive in Stockholm and transfer with private vehicle and English speaking driver to your centrally located hotel.

The elegant and understated Lydmar Hotel is a quintessential Stockholm stay. Behind its grand white stone façade, this urban boutique hotel has laid on a smörgåsbord of luxurious comforts: expect quiet rooms in chic muted tones, a classic brasserie beloved by locals and a patio with live music to while away those endless summer days.

Day 2
Stockholm, Sweden
Lydmar Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

Day 2: Private guided tour of the Old Town and the Vasa Museum

Enjoy your four-hour private tour of Old Town and the Vasa Museum. You will be met at your hotel and walk through the Old Town (Gamla Stan), an area of historical heritage, with many sights and the narrow cobbled streets from a bygone era. Board a local ferry across to Djurgården, an outdoor recreation and garden centre and home to many of the city's museums.

Walk through the Diplomatstaden en route to the Vasa Museum. The Vasa ship was built between 1625 and 1628 as the pride and joy of the Swedish navy. As she embarked on her maiden voyage she fired a big salute, sailed for 20 minutes and then went straight to the bottom of the sea. Today the Vasa ship lies before us 98 % intact.

After the museum tour, your guide will take you into hidden courtyards to enjoy coffee and cake with the locals at one of the oldest cafes in the city.

The afternoon is free to further explore the Royal Palace, situated close to your hotel and one of the most remarkable Baroque buildings in northern Europe. It is built on the remains of its predecessor, Tre kronor, which was destroyed by fire in 1697. The new Palace with 608 rooms was designated by architect Nicodemos Tessin the younger. The Palace is still used by the King as a place of work.

Day 3
Copenhagen, Denmark
Hotel Nimb - D Breakfast

Day 3: Wonderful Copenhagen - a small and intimate capital

Transfer to the airport for your short flight to Copenhagen. Upon arrival into Copenhagen you will be transferred to your hotel in the city centre.

Copenhagen has a long history, and many delightful attractions and sights to visit in your short stay. The city is small and cosy, an ideal way to explore the city is by foot, and public transport. A stay at the opulent Nimb Hotel allows you private access to Tivoli Gardens, one of Copenhagen's main attractions.

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 4
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nimb Hotel Breakfast

Day 4: Copenhagen private tour including Amalienborg Palace and the Marble Church

After breakfast, experience Copenhagen with an in-depth 4 hours walking tour accompanied by a guide, who will provide a general overview of Copenhagen's history and notable people such as the Royal family, Hans Christian Andersen, and the founders of the Carlsberg Brewery, as well as insights into Danish food, language, and culture.You will walk through the oldest parts of Copenhagen, visiting attractions such as the Amalienborg Palace, the Marble Church, Slotsholmen & Christiansborg Palace. The walking tour is at a very leisurely pace, with short breaks to sit down several times to enjoy the local cafe culture when needed.

Day 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
Overnight ferry Premium Class Breakfast

Day 5: Leisurely morning and then overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo

After a leisurely morning on your own, transfer to the cruise terminal mid afternoon for your overnight ferry voyage to Oslo. Settle into your superior cabin and explore the services on board. Sailing overnight, you'll enjoy a relaxing evening on the deck with a range of excellent leisure facilities and restaurants at your disposal.

Your voyage is made comfortable travelling in Premium Class, with a range of extras from balconies, flat screen TVs and complimentary snacks to room service and access to the plush Commodore De Luxe Lounge.

Day 6
Oslo, Norway
Hotel Continental Deluxe Room Breakfast

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

Arrive into the Oslo port at the relaxed time of 9.45am and private transfer to your hotel. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer the discerning traveller, and you have time to discover Oslo's 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 on your arrival this morning.

In the afternoon, meet your private guide for sightseeing by car. The program is flexible depending on what you would like to see as Oslo has a wide variety of museums to explore. Our guide can offer speciality architecture tours if desired.

Day 7
Flåm, Norway
29|2 Aurland Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm

Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal. The train journey over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau is spectacular. In the comfort of your train, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains.

Private transfer to your Norwegian river side hotel, 29|2 Aurland. Experience the heart of the Norwegian fjords with a stay at this boutique river side hotel. Anglers, fly fishing is available during your stay.

Day 8
Flåm, Norway
29|2 Aurland Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Active adventures in the heart of Norwegian fjord land

After breakfast, you can choose one of these pre-ordered activites. Options today include:

RALLARVEGEN: Use bikes to pedal down Rallarvegen from Haugastøl which was used to construct the railway to Flåm. When you get home you will be treated to a soothing hot tub and a local traditional dinner.

AURLANDSDALEN: One of Norway’s most beautiful walks. This six hour trek will take you on a spectacular scenic experience

STEGASTEIN LOOKOUT: Enjoy the spectacular view from the amazing lookout point above Aurland designed by world reknowned architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen.

THE FJORD EXPERIENCE: Enjoy the scenery from the fjord in kayaks or the traditional Oselver row boat.

Day 9
Bergen, Norway
Deluxe Fjord View Room Clarion Hotel Admiral - DC Breakfast

Day 9: Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen

The day starts with a private transfer into Flåm and then a spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Aurlandsfjord & the Næroyfjord-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Gudvangen you change to the connecting bus to Voss, taking you through the beautiful Stalheim canyon with the Stalheimskleiven hairpin road (May to September). In Voss you change to a train that takes you to Bergen.

Day 10
Bergen, Norway
Deluxe Fjord View Room Clarion Hotel Admiral - DC Breakfast

Day 10 : Explore Bergen - head to the hills above Bergen, museums or fine dine by the water before transferring to the airport

Bergen offers many attractions and sights - many within walking distance. Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour Bryggen, Fløibanen Funicular, Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum).

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel this morning for a walking tour of Bergen. On completion, private transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

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Description

From Stockholm to Bergen, explore the nation capitals and magnificent fjords of Scandinavia. This classic tour gives you the best of the Nordic capitals and the dramatic fjord & mountains of Norway. Travel by deluxe rail and local ferries with ample time to digest the scenery and the modern Scandinavian capital cities. Spend your days in the Norwegian fjords enjoying active adventures such as fly fishing, biking the Rallarvegen and hiking in Aurlandsdalen.

Highlights include an overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo, Norway in the Nutshell® tour with an extended stay in the fjord region and great cities such as Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen. Private transfers throughout, private guided tours and premium inclusions set this tour apart.

Enjoy a personalized vacation, developed by one of our experienced Scandinavian destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm and private transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Private guided tour of the Old Town and the Vasa Museum

Day 3: Wonderful Copenhagen - a small and intimate capital

Day 4: Copenhagen private tour including Amalienborg Palace and the Marble Church

Day 5: Leisurely morning and then overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo

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

Day 7: Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm

Day 8: Active adventures in the heart of Norwegian fjord land

Day 9: Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen

Day 10 : Explore Bergen - head to the hills above Bergen, museums or fine dine by the water before transferring to the airport

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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