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Scandinavia

(End Stockholm)

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The one that goes in-depth in stunning Scandinavia in under 2 weeks

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    9 days

  • Places

    10 places

  • Meals

    4 Dinner, 8 Breakfast

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 45 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

  • International Flights

    Included

Copenhagen, Oslo, Voss, Geiranger Fjord, Gjovik, Stockholm, Hardangervidda Region, Sognefjord, Lom, Lillehammer

Scandinavia (End Stockholm)

11 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace
  • See Hamlet’s 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
  • See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway
  • Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics
  • Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves

8 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
  • Norwegian White Water Rafting EUR 120.00
  • Bobsledding on the Lillehammer Olympic Track EUR 32.00
  • Gamla Stan traditional swedish meatball Dinner, Stockholm EUR 40.00
  • Fotografiska Night EUR 27.00
  • Sing your favourite hits as you whirl through the ABBA Museum EUR 25.00

Where I'll Stay?

Learn more about the accommodation available on this trip

  • 8 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    6 nights in Hostel, 2 nights in Hotel

    Lay your head in bright and funky hostels for 7 nights, and in hotels for another 2. There'll also be a night spent tucked into the cabin of a cruise ship as we sail from Sweden to Finland.

About this trip

Museums and cinnamon buns by day, hot saunas and Swedish meatballs by night - welcome to Scandinavia! A candy bar of experiences for both the Nat Geo nerd and the metro magnet. This 9-day holiday will get you deep into the enchanting countries of Denmark, Norway & Sweden.

Buy With Confidence

  • Only $200 deposit to book

    Reserve your space now with a deposit, pay the rest 45 days before departure

  • Pay over time, interest free

    Can't pay in full? We've got you covered with our Part Pay Program

  • No booking fee, no change fees

    Change your travel dates or even your trip for free

  • Financing available with UpLift

    Book now, pay later when you're eligible for Uplift

Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Copenhagen

  2. 2 2 nights

    Oslo

  3. via via

    Hardangervidda Region

  4. 1 1 night

    Voss

  5. via via

    Sognefjord

  6. 1 1 night

    Geiranger Fjord

  7. via via

    Lom

  8. via via

    Lillehammer

  9. 1 1 night

    Gjovik

  10. 1 1 night

    Stockholm

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DAY 1 - Start Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Good morning globe-roamers and welcome to 12-days of memory-making magic. After a bit of a mingle with the new squad we'll getting into the spirit of our imminent adventures in Copenhagen. We've got all day tomorrow to suss out the city, so today can stay reserved for Contiki hangs if you're feeling social.

Stay

A&O Hostel Norrebro (or similar)

DAY 2 - Copenhagen

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. Explore the sites with your Trip Manager & sign up to an optional tour of Carlsberg Brewery - straight to business!

Stay

A&O Hostel Norrebro (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Culinary Bike Tour

    EUR 59.00

  • Visit to Tivioli Fun Park

    EUR 55.00

DAY 3 - Copenhagen to Oslo

Copenhagen

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

Oslo

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).

Stay

Anker Hostel Oslo (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Hamlet’s Kronberg Castle

  • Visit Frogner Park, Oslo's Sculpture Garden

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. 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.

Stay

Anker Hostel Oslo (or similar)

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

DAY 5 - Oslo to Voss via Hardangervidda

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...

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...

Voss

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.

Stay

Voss Vandrarheim Hostel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Norwegian White Water Rafting

    EUR 120.00

DAY 6 - Voss to Geiranger Fjord via Sognefjord

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 keep that camera of yours charged to full.

Sognefjord

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

Geiranger Fjord

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.

Stay

Hellesylt Vandrerhjem (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the impressive Tvindefossen Waterfall

  • See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway

  • See the incredible Boyabreen glacier near Skei

DAY 7 - Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik via Lom and Lillehammer

Geiranger Fjord

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.

Lom

This little town is steeped in history, with the jewel in the crown being Lom Stave Church, one of the few left in the world and dating back to the 12th Century. Yes, you read that right. These wooden churches are about as medieval as they come and religious or not, this cute little spot (and town) will delight!

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 - squeal!!

Gjovik

A night of traditional Norwegian life set on Norway's largest lake, yes please and thank you! Soak up the vibes before we set off for Sweden.

Stay

Gjovik Hostel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

  • See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway

  • Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Bobsledding on the Lillehammer Olympic Track

    EUR 32.00

DAY 8 - Gjovik to Stockholm

Gjovik

Today we drive outta Gjovik through lands known to host bears, moose & wolves. Yes, yes, you read correctly - bears, moose & wolves.

Stockholm

The forests will eventually part and we will descend upon the 24,000 islands of Sweden's capital, Stockholm. Spend the night getting out amongst this eclectic buzzing city, maybe even signing up for the quintessential ice bar experience.

Stay

Scandic Talk Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Gamla Stan traditional swedish meatball Dinner, Stockholm

    EUR 40.00

  • Fotografiska Night

    EUR 27.00

DAY 9 - Stockholm

Stockholm

Gasp at Stockholm's famous town hall, 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. Your trip ends at lunchtime today, so make sure you make the most of this  morning to say goodbye to your new travel squad - and get planning the next trip. New Zealand perhaps?

Stay

Scandic Talk Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Sing your favourite hits as you whirl through the ABBA Museum

    EUR 25.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi in all places except Greece, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).