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Active Scandinavia

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The one that's an adrenaline-spiking active adventure through Scandinavia's spectacular scenery

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  • Duration

    12 days

  • Places

    8 places

  • Meals

    11 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Regional Dinner

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 53 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

Copenhagen, Oslo, Voss, Geiranger, Lillehammer, Dalarna, Stockholm, Geiranger Fjord

Active Scandinavia

14 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See the Little Mermaid the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace
  • Visit to Tivoli
  • Guided Hike along the Akerselva River
  • Orientation tour of Oslo
  • Take a Polar Plunge
  • See the impressive Tvindefossen Waterfall
  • Guided Walk along the epic Fjord
  • Take a Polar Plunge
  • Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord
  • Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics
  • Guided Sunset Hike to Flaksjolihogda
  • Drive through Dalarna - home to the symbol of Sweden, the orange Dala horse
  • Visit a working Alaskan Husky Kennel and enjoy a BBQ dinner surrounded by nature
  • See Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace

13 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Culinary Bike Tour EUR 59.00
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Take a bike tour through Oslo's lush parks and fjords with Viking Biking EUR 39.00
  • High Ropes Course
  • Waterfall Repelling
  • Skydiving
  • Guided Hike
  • Norwegian White Water Rafting EUR 120.00
  • Bobsledding on the Lillehammer Olympic Track EUR 32.00
  • Swedish Bear Hike
  • City Kayaking
  • Visit the Vasa Museum in Stockholm EUR 22.00
  • Jet Boating

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 11 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    10 nights in Hostel, 1 night in Contiki Special Stay

About this trip

If you like to keep your heart racing when you travel, this is the trip for you. Sure, it’ll be pumping away as you cycle, paddleboard, hike, rappel and white water raft your way around Scandinavia. But every single fjord, lagoon and forest you lay your eyes on is guaranteed to quicken the pulse, too.

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Map & Itinerary

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Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Copenhagen

  2. 2 2 nights

    Oslo

  3. 2 2 nights

    Voss

  4. 1 1 night

    Geiranger Fjord

  5. 1 1 night

    Lillehammer

  6. 1 1 night

    Dalarna

  7. 2 2 nights

    Stockholm

DAY 1 - Start Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Good morning globe-roamers and welcome to the colourful city of Copenhagen. After a bit of a mingle with the new squad we'll enjoy an included dinner before heading off on a sightseeing tour of this very cool capital - an artwork of locals on bicycles, Danish pastries in cute café windows & Renaissance architecture. Gaze at the waterways, admire the elegant locals with their Scandi Chic fashion, and watch the bridges come to life with bicycle lights. After getting acquainted with the local sights, we'll look forward to our full day in the city tomorrow.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace

DAY 2 - Copenhagen

Copenhagen

62% of the locals in Copenhagen use bicycles to get to work or school, and you'll soon learn that the best way to explore this colourful city is on two wheels. We've got an optional bike tour for you this morning - but it's not just about scenery - it also allows you to uncover Copenhagen’s delicious culinary scene, and from vibrant Christianshavn to the freetown of Christiania you’ll be served delicious regional eats as you uncover the city like a local. Stand Up Paddleboarding is also up for grabs today if you want to stay active, before we head to Tivoli Gardens Water Park. Here you can enjoy the rides or just relax and enjoy the food.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit to Tivoli

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Eat your way around Copenhagen on a tasty culinary bike tour

    EUR 59.00

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

DAY 3 - Copenhagen to Oslo

Copenhagen

Next stop: Norway!

Oslo

To the call of castles, fresh seafood, & pretty parks, we respond! After hopping on the Helsinger Ferry we'll arrive in Sweden (with a stop at Ikea Kellered - when in Rome and all that...). Then we'll head across the border to Oslo, checking in to the night's accommodation. This place is all about spectacular natural beauty, so we won't waste any time, taking a winding guided hike along the Arkerselva River.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Guided Hike along the Akerselva River

DAY 4 - Oslo

Oslo

Oslo, both the capital and biggest city of Norway, is a riverside metropolis back-dropped by mountains of greenery and filled with easy-going culture. We'll take a orientation tour today, with some optional active adventures to explore this afternoon. You could take a 'Viking Biking' cycling tour through the city, or head to the Oslo High Ropes Course. After a chance to explore Oslo's buzzing foodie scene, we have a free evening to check out the nightlife or just chill.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Orientation Tour of Oslo

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a bike tour through Oslo's lush parks and fjords with Viking Biking

    EUR 39.00

  • High Ropes Course

DAY 5 - Oslo to Voss

Oslo

Though you'll feel like you know Norway inside out by now, you can't really grasp the country until you've witnessed its great open plains & small country towns...

Voss

Welcome to Voss, the adventure capital of Norway! We'll have plenty of adrenaline spiking adventures available to us in this place, and today you can get stuck in straight away with skydiving or rappelling down a waterfall, living our best action hero lives. After all of that excitement, a free afternoon to chill might be in order. You can also enjoy a different kind of chill today. We're surrounded by a spectacular lake with diving platforms, so take the polar plunge into the icy depths below if you're brave enough.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a Polar Plunge

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Waterfall Repelling

  • Skydiving

DAY 6 - Voss

Voss

The outdoor vibes don't end today, we'll be getting back to nature from sun up 'til sun down. Wild animals and spectacular scenery are on the cards so opt to take a guided hiking tour or some White Water Rafting if you're looking for something to quicken the pulse.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a guided hike through the scenic and charming mountain region surrounding Voss

  • Feel the unique thrill of white-water rafting in the adventure capital of Voss

    EUR 120.00

DAY 7 - Voss to Geiranger

Voss

Norwegian countryside and pretty waterfalls will highlight our journey to the 200 km long Sognefjord, a sight set to take your breath away.

Geiranger Fjord

After photo op stops at the Tvindefossen Waterfall and lunch at the Boyabreen Glacier, we'll we'll continue our journey to Geiranger Fjord where we'll spend the night surrounded by some of mother nature's finest. On arrival we'll take a guided hike along the fjord, which will truly take the breath away, before enjoying included dinner at our accom. Another polar plunge is available for those wanting to wake up a bit...

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the impressive Tvindefossen Waterfall

  • Guided Walk along the epic Fjord

  • Take a Polar Plunge

DAY 8 - Geiranger to Lillehammer

Geiranger

There's no way we can drag you away from this place first thing this morning, even though we have a whole lot of adventure to fill the day. A morning cruise around Geiranger Fjord amongst cascading waterfalls should ease you into things.

Lillehammer

The alpine ski resort of Lillehammer will appear in front of us shortly after our drive past old farms and unspoilt Norwegian countryside. Home of the 1994 Winter Olympics, you'll have the chance to live out your "Cool Runnings" dreams with an Olympic Bobsled Ride! Then it's time for a sunset hike, journeying to the spectacular viewpoints of Flaksjølihøgda. Sometimes this place feels like a different planet...

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord

  • Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics

  • Guided Sunset Hike to Flaksjolihogda

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Bobsled on the Lillehammer Olympic Track

    EUR 32.00

DAY 9 - Lillehammer to Dalarna

Lillehammer

Rise and shine! More adventures await. Today we're crossing the border from Norway to Sweden, so keep an eye out for the famous Vasaloppet start line.

Dalarna

We'll let you enjoy the lake for a few hours and then we've got a special visit planned. Visiting a working Alaskan Husky Kennel, you'll meet some locals who explain how they train and look after their pack, before enjoying a BBQ dinner surrounded by spectacular vistas.
Want to experience more of the surroundings? Take a short hike to see where bears live and hibernate, with an unforgettable Swedish Bear Hike.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Drive through Dalarna - home to the symbol of Sweden, the orange Dala horse

  • Visit a working Alaskan Husky Kennel and enjoy a BBQ dinner surrounded by nature

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore a forest known for its bear population and see where bears hibernate in the winter with a local guide

DAY 10 - Dalarna to Stockholm

Dalarna

Leaving Dalarna behind, and saying farewell to Sweden's national symbol, the orange Dala horse, we're headed to the capital today! Stockholm, here we come!

Stockholm

Arriving in Stockholm we have the option for a kayaking tour through the city. Then we'll have a chance to explore the culinary scene.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • City Kayaking

DAY 11 - Stockholm

Stockholm

Today we'll take a city tour where we'll have the chance to stroll the quaint medieval streets of Gamla Stan & try to catch the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace. Optionals today include the Vasa museum, or, if your adrenaline thirst still hasn't been quenched, a bit of jet boating. All that ground covered will earn you some Swedish salmon & maybe some vodka on the rocks for our last evening...

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Visit the Vasa Museum in Stockholm & get up and close to the world's best preserved 17th century ship

    EUR 22.00

  • Jet Boating

DAY 12 - Depart Stockholm

Stockholm

Our trip finishes after breakfast today but Scandinavia will live on in our memories for years to come. Swap contact details and start planning your next adventure!

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