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Scandinavia & Best of Baltics


The one that combines spectacular Scandinavia with the best bits of the Baltics

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  • Duration

    19 days

  • Countries

    6 Countries

  • Meals

    18 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach. 1 flight

  • Group Size

    Average 30 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

Copenhagen, Oslo, Voss, Geiranger, Lillehammer, Dalarna, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Pakruojo Dvaras, Vilnius, Hardangervidda Region, Sognefjord, Valmiermuizas, Cesis, Jurgaiciai, Trakai

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About this trip

This epic 19 day adventure brings you the spectacular sights of Scandinavia and the best bits of the Baltics. From colourful Copenhagen through to the adventure capital of Voss, the Geiranger Fjord and elegant Stockholm, you'll fall in love with everything you see in Scandinavia. But we're not done there - we'll then hop on a speedy flight to Estonia to explore the gothic beauty of the Baltics, from breweries to Baroque architecture.

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Top Experiences

20 included & 9 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Norwegian White Water Rafting

    EUR 120.00


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



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



Scandinavia & Best of Baltics

20 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See the Little Mermaid the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace
  • See Hamlets Kronberg Castle
  • Visit Frogner Park, Oslo's Sculpture Garden
  • Orientation tour of Oslo
  • See the impressive Tvindefossen Waterfall
  • See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway
  • See the incredible Boyabreen glacier near Skei
  • Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord
  • 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
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the hip Telliskivi district
  • Orientation of medieval Tallinn
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Orientation of the compact university city of Tartu
  • Tour, Tasting & Lunch at Valmiermuiza Brewery
  • Locally guided tour and visit to medieval Cēsis Castle, one of Latvia’s best-preserved castles
  • Orientation of the cosmopolitan city of Riga
  • Visit the Hill of Crosses, a pilgrimage site with a collection of 200,000 wooden crosses in Lithuania
  • Orientation of medieval Vilnius
  • Visit the 14th century Trakai Castle located on an island in Lake Galve, Lithuania

9 Free Time Add-Ons

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

  • Culinary Bike Tour EUR 59.00
  • Visit to Tivioli Fun Park EUR 55.00
  • Take a bike tour through Oslo's lush parks and fjords with Viking Biking EUR 39.00
  • Guided Hiking Tour
  • Norwegian White Water Rafting EUR 120.00
  • Bobsledding on the Lillehammer Olympic Track EUR 32.00
  • Swedish Bear Hike
  • Indulge in traditional Swedish meatballs in the historic district of Gamla Stan EUR 40.00
  • Fotografiska Night EUR 27.00

Map & Itinerary

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DAY 1 - Start 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 out to 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.

DAY 2 - Copenhagen


Constantly named amongst the most livable cities in the world, Copenhagen is an artwork of locals on bicycles, Danish pastries in cute café windows, & Renaissance architecture. Being a bustling university town and home to the hippie hood of Freetown Christiania, nightlife and unique culture can be found at every turn.

DAY 3 - Copenhagen to Oslo


Before you go bursting out of your travel clothes thanks to your new-found pastry dependency, we're bailing on Denmark. Next stop: Norway!


To the call of castles, fresh seafood, & pretty parks, we respond! Today we're taking on Norway. We'll be surrounded by 200 bronze statues eating Krumkaker pastries before we can say "jeg elsker Norge!" (that's "I love Norway," folks).

DAY 4 - 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. Pottering around museums and pretty buildings will keep us busy by day, while taking a stroll through the city should keep you busy by night.

DAY 5 - Oslo to Voss via Hardangervidda


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...

Hardangervidda Region

Before we arrive in our overnight hub, we'll coast through the rugged river and rock landscapes of Telemark and Hardangervidda regions, with nature worthy of an Instagram or two...


Tonight's stop, Voss is the adventure capital of Norway. We'll take the chilled out approach here, with a night of relaxing and getting to know the crew in our lakefront lodge, it's like waking up in a movie.

DAY 6 - Voss


The adventure capital of Norway is all ours to explore today! We know, we know, it can get a bit overwhelming: but if you're stumped for ideas, we recommended joining us on a guided hiking tour, soaking up all of that dramatic scenery and feeling zen as we explore winding hiking trails. Alternatively, if you're looking for something a bit more fast paced, you could try your hand at white water rafting. Breathless and giddy from the day's adventures, we'll regroup with dinner at one of the local restaurants that offer delicious and traditional Norwegian food.

DAY 7 - Voss to Geiranger via Sognefjord


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 keep that camera of yours charged to full.


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


After lunch at Boyabreen glacier - which will see you pondering more rural life goals - we'll continue our journey to Geiranger Fjord where we'll spend the night surrounded by some of mother nature's finest.

DAY 8 - Geiranger to Lillehammer


We've got more spectacular natural beauty to check out today. First we'll take a cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord, a UNESCO listed fairytale of a place with wild waterfalls, snow-capped peaks and vibrant green foliage. After managing to close our jaws again, we'll stop at the famous alpine ski resort of Lillehammer.


Upon arrival we could take a stroll through the city or hop on the Lillehammer Olympic Track bobsleigh, Northern Europe's only artificially frozen bob. All done for the day? We've got more epic surprises tomorrow, so make sure to rest up.

DAY 9 - Lillehammer to Dalarna


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.


A picture perfect land of fairytale forests, painted cottages and gorgeous rolling hills, Dalarna will take our breath away upon arrival. The centrepiece is the shimmering lake, so we'll let you enjoy the lake for a few hours (kayaking or maybe just a sauna, depending on your vibe) and then we've got a special visit to a working Alaskan Husky Kennel, where we'll meet some of the local very good boys. Want to experience more of the surroundings? Take a short hike to see where bears live and hibernate, with an optional Bear Hike. Just try not to wake one up.

DAY 10 - Dalarna to Stockholm


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!


Checking into our extremely stylish Generator hostel, why settle in for the night? Opt for a traditional meatball dinner or Fotografiska evening, setting us up ready for a day of adventure's in the capital tomorrow!

DAY 11 - Stockholm


Wander the quaint medieval streets of Gamla Stan & try to catch the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace. All that ground covered will earn you some Swedish salmon & an Absolut on the rocks.

DAY 12 - Stockholm to Tallinn



Welcome to Tallinn, Estonia's elegant capital. We'll let you explore this beautiful Baltic city for a few hours, after which our TM will give you an orientation tour, followed by a local dinner at F HOONE, with its menu of healthy but seriously delicious local delicacies.

DAY 13 - Tallinn


Tallinn is all yours for the day, so go out and find out what makes this place so special. One of Europe's hidden gems, this early medieval era creation is now a fascinating mix of old and new.
With one of the best preserved old towns in the world, a charming coastline, and gothic towers scattered around, this city will win your heart in an instant.
Stop by the Estonian Open-Air Museum or take a walk to Toompea Hill for a chance to see the Old Town in all its splendour.

DAY 14 - Tallinn to Tartu


This morning we're setting our sights on Tartu...


...known for its prestigious 17th century university, upbeat nightlife and wealth of cultural activities.
Our trusted TM will give you an orientation of the city, after which you're free to explore. We'll meet up again for dinner to enjoy some local cuisine. Screen reader support enabled.

DAY 15 - Tartu to Riga via Valmiermuiža and Cēsis


Tartu, it's been emotional, but today we're heading for Latvia.


An iconic tour, tasting & lunch awaits at Valmiermuiža Brewery, where we'll become acquainted with the cornerstones of brewing beer.


Next, we'll stop by to visit the Cēsis Castle, one of the most iconic and best preserved castles in Latvia.


Here we are in Riga! Enjoy a free evening around Latvia's capital, resting quietly on the Baltic Sea. Sitting at the border between tradition and cutting edge modernism, this city will no doubt charm you with its art nouveau architecture and vibrant nightlife.

DAY 16 - Riga


You've got beautiful Riga all to yourself today, so make the most of it! Take a stroll through the Old Town and discover the House of the Black Heads (a 14th century landmark), some of the many shops and restaurants that fill the cobblestoned streets and the timeless charm of a capital steeped in over 800 years of history.

DAY 17 - Riga to Pakruojo Dvaras via Jurgaiciai


...and we're on the road again.


Today we're visiting the Hill of Crosses, an epic site pilgrimage site which boasts a collection of over 200,000 ornate crosses, statues and effigies erected on a small hill in Northern Lithuania.

Pakruojo Dvaras

Then it's onto our unique Special Stay, the Pakruojo Dvaras, an elegant 16th century manor which will make us feel like we've stepped back in time.

DAY 18 - Pakruojo Dvaras to Vilnius via Trakai

Pakruojo Dvaras

Today we're setting off for Vilnius, with a stop at somewhere pretty special...


Welcome to Trakai Castle, a 14th century fortress built on an island on the glittering Lake Galve. This place looks just like a fairytale, so cameras at the ready…


We’ll then have the afternoon to ourselves to explore all that Vilnius has to offer: its baroque architecture and cobblestoned streets - as well all that amazing street art.

DAY 19 - Depart Vilnius


...and this is where our journey sadly ends. Exchange contact information with your fellow travellers, who have now probably become friends. Time to lock in your next adventure!

Where You'll Stay

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    Torgåsgården Hostel

    Torgåsgården, Sweden

    This countryside hostel offers sweeping views, canoe rentals on Lake Motjärn and even a private beach

    1 night

  • 18 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    10 nights in Hostel, 1 night in Swedish Special Stay, 5 nights in Hotel, 2 nights in Contiki Special Stay

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