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Highlights of Scandinavia & Baltic Cruise

Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark & Norway

(14 days / 13 nights)

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Experience the Baltic and Scandinavian Capitals

Explore the historic capitals of Finland and Estonia independently before travelling through Sweden, Denmark and Norway with a tour leader and small group of fellow travellers. This is the ideal way to see the highlights of the Baltic Sea and Scandinavia with a blend of guided tours and leisure time. Picture yourself walking down centuries-old, cobbled streets, sampling local delicacies, strolling through charming villages and being in awe of the breathtaking scenery.

Note: The pre-tour in Helsinki and Tallinn, including the journey to Stockholm, is not part of the guided small group tour. You will meet your tour leader and group on day five at the welcome drink in Stockholm.

14 days / 13 nights

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The amount will be charged in EUR

Approx 6358 EUR

— Why book a small group tour with Nordic Visitor

  • Groups limited to 16 travellers
  • 100% guaranteed departures
  • Experienced & knowledgeable tour leader
  • Seamless travel experience
  • Handpicked hotels & routes designed by local experts
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Comprehensive itinerary, personalised map & travel guide
  • Service from trusted Scandinavia travel experts
  • 24/7 helpline during your tour
  • Excellent customer reviews
  • Carbon offsetting included in each package

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— Cancellation Protection

  • Rebook your tour on one occasion, or
  • Cancel for any reason and receive a partial refund and travel credit

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the colourful capitals of SwedenDenmark and Norway
  • Stroll around the Finnish and Estonian capitals, Helsinki and Tallinn
  • Cruise along the Norwegian fjords
  • Learn from local guides on private sightseeing tours of the major cities
  • Board the Norway in a Nutshell tour® to experience breathtaking landscapes
  • Travel in true Scandinavian style, hopping between trains and cruises
  • Discover Scandinavian royalty by visiting Rosenborg Castle
  • Experience the legendary Flåm railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines
  • Visit top rated attractions such as TivoliBryggen, and Gamla Stan
  • Taste Scandinavian cuisine, with local and fresh ingredients
  • Enjoy a hassle-free travel experience with a designated tour leader

Travel style

Guided Small Groups i

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, Classic i, Culture and History i

Pace level

Level 2 (Classic) i

Activity level

Level 2 (Moderate) i

Season

May - Sep

Max group size

16

Departure

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Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Swedish road trip.

  • Day 1: Arrival to Finland

    After landing at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, you’ll hop on a private transfer to your accommodation in Helsinki’s city centre, to start your Scandinavian adventure in style. Take advantage of this first day to discover this Nordic gem at your own pace.

    If you arrive early, we recommend you book an optional sightseeing tour, by boat or bus, to make the most of your time in Helsinki. These tours will show you around the Finnish capital‘s top attractions for a great overview of the sights and history of the city. Tonight you will dine on your own in Helsinki.

    Spend the night at Scandic Hotel Grand Marina or similar.  

    Included:
    • Private transfer from Helsinki airport to your accommodation

    Attractions Attractions Accommodation details See Activities for this day
  • Day 2: Explore Helsinki

    You can spend the whole day exploring Helsinki at your own pace. The Finnish capital is known for its creativity and is one of UNESCO’s cities of design. In fact, it boasts its very own Design District and “design tram route” (Line 6).

    Some notable city landmarks to see or visit include Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Sibelius Park, Finlandia Hall, the Finnish National Opera House, and Parliament House, the seat of government in Finland. Of course, there are also plenty of great shops, galleries and museums. We recommend a stop at Kauppatori, or “Market Square”, which is full of stalls that sell fresh fish and produce as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. Tonight you will dine on your own in Helsinki.

    Spend the night at Scandic Hotel Grand Marina or similar.  

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details See Activities for this day
  • Day 3: Ferry to Estonia & Explore Tallinn

    Start the morning with a 2-hour ferry ride from Helsinki to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. After checking in at your accommodation, take the rest of the day to explore this beautiful medieval city. We recommend wandering around the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and taking a walk to the Upper Town (Toompea). Make sure to see the top sights including the Town Hall, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and the Toompea Castle, the current seat of the Estonian Government. Tonight you will dine on your own in Tallinn.

    Spend the night at Radisson Blu Sky Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 4: Morning in Tallinn & Sail to Sweden

    Spend the morning exploring more of Tallinn before boarding an overnight cruise to Sweden. Like most European cities with an 800-year history, Tallinn is a patchwork of historic areas, offering a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western European influences. For a blast from the past, take a stroll through the Kadriorg district, reminiscent of a time when Estonia was ruled by Russian tsars. This area houses several interesting sights, such as the Kadriorg Palace and the Estonian Art Museum (KUMU). You could also visit the newer parts of Tallinn, such as Vabaduse väljak (“Freedom Square”), to get a glimpse of Soviet-era life.

    In the late afternoon, you will board an overnight cruise to Stockholm. There’s plenty to do on board besides sleeping, with a variety of cafés, restaurants and shops to enjoy. Tonight you will dine on your own on board.

    Spend the night on the cruise, in a private cabin with sea view.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation 
    • Cruise from Tallinn to Stockholm

    Attractions Accommodation details See Activities for this day
  • Day 5: Arrival in Sweden & Welcome Drink

    Have a leisurely breakfast on the ship this morning as you sail through the gorgeous Stockholm archipelago, made up of more than 24,000 islands and islets. When you arrive in Stockholm, make your way to your accommodation and start exploring the city.

    You could go shopping on the well-known pedestrian street Drottninggatan and explore the surrounding area of Östermalm. Here you will find numerous shops, cafés, and restaurants for a perfect introduction to Scandinavian culture.

    This evening, you will meet your group and tour leader at a welcome drink. 

    Spend the night at Elite Hotel Adlon Stockholm or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet on board the ship 
    • Welcome drink with tour leader and travel companions

    Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 6: The highlights of Stockholm

    Today you will explore the historical heart of Stockholm. In the morning, embark on a guided bus tour around the top city attractions including the City Hall, the hip district of Södermalm, where you will get a panoramic view over Stockholm, and the Old Town (“Gamla Stan”). Next, you will go on a guided walk through the medieval cobbled streets of the Old Town where you’ll also enjoy lunch with the group.

    After lunch, you get the rest of the day to explore on your own. We recommend taking a short ferry ride to the charming island Djurgården. Here you’ll find some of Scandinavia’s most popular museums, including the Vasa Museum and Abba The Museum. You could also visit Skansen, the oldest open-air museum and zoo in Sweden. Other sightseeing options include joining a guided boat tour of the archipelago or visiting the Royal Palace. Tonight you will dine on your own in Stockholm. 

    Spend the night at Elite Hotel Adlon Stockholm or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation 
    • Guided sightseeing tour of Stockholm (4 hours)
    • Lunch in Old Town

    Estimated time with tour leader: 5 hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 7: Railway Journey & Guided Walking Tour of Copenhagen

    After breakfast, the group will head to Stockholm Central Station for a half-day train journey to Malmö in the south of Sweden. During your travels, you’ll be rewarded with the gorgeous scenery of the idyllic farmlands and forests of southern Sweden. From Malmö, you'll hop on a bus over the bridge to Denmark.

    Once you’ve reached Copenhagen, the capital city, you will be dropped off at your accommodation. Then a local guide will meet you to take you on a walking tour of Copenhagen’s main landmarks. Stroll through the grand courtyard of the Amalienborg Palace, where the Danish Royal Guard stands watch day and night. Take in the impressive Frederiks Kirke and the picturesque and colourful Nyhavn harbour. A drink will also be offered during the tour. After your guided walk, you will dine with the group.

    Spend the night at Scandic Spectrum Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation 
    • Train from Stockholm to Malmö
    • Bus transfer from Malmö to your accommodation in Copenhagen
    • Guided walking tour of Copenhagen including drink (3 hours)
    • Dinner at a restaurant in town

    Estimated time with tour leader: 10-11 hours (including train travel)
    Estimated travel duration: 5 hours by train

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 8: Castles and gardens of the Danish Capital

    This morning you will enjoy a guided tour of the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle followed by a walk through the lush Botanical Garden. You will stop for lunch at the famous Torvehallerne food market – a favourite amongst local and visiting foodies. After lunch, you will get a different perspective of the city with a short canal boat tour with views of Christiansborg Palace, the Royal Danish Opera House and the colourful Christianshavn canal.

    You’ll then get the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore at your leisure. A perfect way to spend the afternoon and evening is visiting the famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park. It combines international architecture, nostalgic games and rides, as well as lights and music (entrance fee included). Tonight you will dine on your own. 

    Spend the night at Scandic Spectrum Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation 
    • Guided tour of Rosenborg Castle (1 hour)
    • Boat tour around the harbour and canals of Copenhagen (1 hour)
    • Entrance to Tivoli Gardens

    Estimated escorted time with tour leader as a group: 6-7 hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 9: Copenhagen & Journey to Norway

    Explore the Danish capital on your own this morning. We recommend strolling along Strøget, a central street of Copenhagen renowned for world-class shopping, or relaxing at one of the cafés or restaurants by Nyhavn.

    If you’re up for it, walk up the winding equestrian staircase of the Round Tower (Rundetårn), or, for amazing views of the city, climb the 400 steps to the spiralling steeple of the Church of our Saviour. You can also take this time to take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline to the world-famous Little Mermaid statue.

    In the early afternoon, you will board a cruise to Oslo and enjoy a traditional Scandinavian dinner buffet on board. As you sail up the Kattegat strait to Norway’s capital, you can take part in the on-board entertainment or just relax and watch the sunset from the deck.

    Spend the night on the cruise, in a private cabin with sea view.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation 
    • Overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo
    • Scandinavian dinner buffet onboard the shipl

    Estimated time with tour leader: 2 hours

    Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 10: Arrival in Norway & Guided tour of Oslo

    Enjoy the views of the Oslo Fjord during breakfast as the ship sails into port. After disembarking, you’ll head straight to exploring the Norwegian capital with a local, knowledgeable guide.

    The bus tour will take you along the famous landmarks of the city. The highlights include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, filled with over 200 metal and stone artworks, the Royal Palace, Akershus fortress, and the City Hall. Tonight you will dine at your leisure. 

    Spend the night at Comfort Hotel Karl Johan or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet on board the ship 
    • Guided sightseeing tour of Oslo (4 hours)

    Estimated time with tour leader: 4-5 hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 11: Norway in a Nutshell® & Flåm

    After an early breakfast, you will head to Oslo Central Station to start your Norway in a Nutshell® journey towards Bergen. This train ride, ranked amongst the 20 best train journeys in the world, takes you over Norway’s mountainous “rooftop” and through charming villages like Gol and Geilo. In Myrdal, you will board the Flåm Railway for an incredible 20-kilometre (12-mile) ride with a 900-metre (3,000-foot) descent to the beautiful village of Flåm.

    In Flåm, you’ll have free admission to the Flåm Railway Documentation Centre, located right beside Flåm Station. Here you can learn about the construction of one of the world’s steepest railway lines. In the evening, the group will dine together at your accommodation.

    Spend the night at Fretheim Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
    • Norway in a Nutshell® railway journey from Oslo to Bergen (with overnight stop in Flåm)
    • Direct luggage transfer from Oslo to Bergen
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Estimated time with tour leader: 6-7 hours (including travel time)
    Estimated travel duration: 6 hours

    Attractions Attractions Accommodation details See Activities for this day
  • Day 12: Splendid Fjord Cruise & Mountainous Ride

    You are free to explore Flåm as you wish this morning before the group boards a cruise to continue the Norway in a Nutshell® journey. The boat tour will take you onto Aurlandsfjord and the World Heritage-protected Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in the world. This is perhaps the most beautiful and wildest arm of the Sognefjord, with its tall peaks, mighty waterfalls and small farms clinging to the steep mountainsides.

    On arrival at the pier in Gudvangen, you’ll board a coach bus to take you on to Voss, where you will switch onto a train for the last stretch of the journey to Bergen. Tonight, you will dine on your own. You could eat something light on the train leg of your journey or later after your arrival in Bergen.

    Spend the night at Bergen Zander K Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
    • Fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen
    • Bus transfer from Gudvangen to Voss
    • Train from Voss to Bergen

    Estimated time with tour leader: 5-6 hours (including train travel)
    Estimated travel duration: 5 hours total including cruise, bus and train

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details See Activities for this day
  • Day 13: Medieval Alleys & Panoramic Views in Bergen

    Bergen, the “Capital of the fjords”, is Norway’s second largest city while still enjoying the charms of a small town. You’ll experience its beauty and character first-hand with a guided walking tour. A local will take you around Bryggen, the medieval part of the city, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then take the funicular up to nearby mountain, Fløyen, for stunning panoramic views over the city and surrounding fjords.

    You get the rest of the afternoon to explore Bergen at your leisure. In the evening, you’ll share one last dinner with your travel companions, a chance to chat about your favourite memories from your Scandinavian tour.

    Spend the night at Bergen Zander K Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation 
    • Guided walking tour of Bergen (2.5 hours)
    • Fløibanen funicular round-trip tickets
    • Farewell dinner with the group

    Estimated time with tour leader: 4-5 hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 14: Departure From Norway

    When it’s time for your Scandinavian adventure to come to an end, make your way to the airport. You can either take a taxi directly from your accommodation to the airport or hop on the airport bus. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can choose to enjoy some last-minute shopping in Bergen, visit one more attraction or simply relax in a local café, enjoying the last few moments of this amazing journey.

     

    See Activities for this day

Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.

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14 days / 13 nights

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Approx 6358 EUR

Essential information

We recommend that you read carefully through the following information before booking this guided group tour of Scandinavia. We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions here, so you know what to expect. You’ll also find more practical advice and attraction recommendations in our online Scandinavia Travel Guide.

We recommend you wait to book flights to Scandinavia, and other parts of your travels, until we can confirm your desired travel dates for this tour. This is due to varying availability for this package. Contact us for more details.

On a small guided group tour of Scandinavia, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery and immerse yourself in the local culture knowing all the details are taken care of. Nordic Visitor will arrange all your local transportation, accommodation and daily excursions.

You’ll be travelling with a knowledgeable local guide and a group of like-minded travellers. The itinerary will be pre-planned and booked for you before you arrive. This means you can land in Scandinavia and relax hassle-free.

Ahead of your arrival, you’ll receive personalised information via email, including an itinerary and detailed Scandinavia Travel Guide. During your tour, you’ll always be able to reach us by calling our 24/7 helpline.

On this tour, you’ll get to experience both independent travel and a guided group tour experience.

You’ll spend some time at the beginning of your tour exploring at your leisure. You’ll still get the full support of Nordic Visitor’s travel guides, itinerary suggestions and 24/7 helpline. We’ll also pre-book all your accommodation, cruises and breakfasts.

You’ll then meet your guide and the rest of your group in Stockholm to begin the guided portion of your tour.

Please wait to book flights to Scandinavia until we can confirm your desired travel dates for this tour. This is due to varying availabilities on services included in this package. 

After making a booking with Nordic Visitor, it might take a few weeks to confirm your travel arrangements. We recommend booking your flights once your personal travel consultant gets in touch to confirm your itinerary.

If you have any questions about your flights and itinerary, please contact us for more details.

Please be advised that during parts of your trip, you will need to transport your own luggage between legs of your journey. For this reason, we recommend bringing a light suitcase on wheels.

You should also bring 1 smaller item (such as a backpack) for daily essentials like your wallet, camera, any medications and so forth.

For added comfort, your luggage will be picked up in Oslo and will be waiting for you in Bergen. Remember to pack an overnight bag for the days in between these locations.

If you have any questions about luggage your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.

Due to the nature of this tour and the activities included, it’s not recommended for families with young children. That said, it is suitable for active children aged 12 years or older. If in doubt, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

On your Scandinavian tour, you’ll stay in accommodation that’s been hand-picked by our travel experts. We’ve partnered with local businesses and selected hotels and guesthouses based on excellent ratings, comfort and our personal experience.

You can view the detailed list of hotels for this trip under the accommodation tab.

You will also be able to choose between single and double rooms. Please note that across Scandinavia room types are based on European standard sizes, which means they are smaller than in North America.

For example, a double room often consists of a double bed or 2 single beds pushed together. Twin rooms have 2 separate single beds. Single rooms are often smaller than the standard double.

Your guided group tour will include a fair amount of walking for sightseeing. The best way to explore the towns and cities you’ll be visiting is on foot, so this tour is ideal for people who can walk between 3-5 kilometres (2-3 miles) a day.

You’ll also need to be able to carry your own luggage at accommodation and in and out of transport.

You will travel from Helsinki in Finland to Tallinn, Estonia by ferry. This is a 2-hour journey onboard either the Star or Megastar ship. There are several departures throughout the day, but we usually book the mid-morning departure.

After your stays in Helsinki and Tallinn, you’ll travel to Stockholm on an overnight cruise. You’ll depart in the evening and arrive in Sweden the following morning.

We’ll book you a cabin with a sea view, including private facilities. Breakfast will be included in the morning.

There are 2 ships operating the route, Tallink Silja Line Baltic Queen or Victoria I. On board both, you will find restaurants, cafés, tax-free shopping and guest entertainment.

The transfers between your hotel and train stations, cruise ports or airports are not included with this package.

Usually your accommodation will be within short walking distance from train stations or cruise ports. When travelling to airports for flights between destinations, we recommend taking the convenient local public transport. But you could also get a taxi from your accommodation if you prefer.

Your tour package will include the professional service of an experienced tour leader. They will travel with your group around Scandinavia and join you on all guided tours, transfers and activities on the itinerary.

Your tour leader will make sure everything runs smoothly and help you have the best possible experience. As an expert on Scandinavia, they’ll be a valuable resource for any questions you might have. Feel free to ask them anything you might be curious about.

After your stay in Copenhagen, you’ll travel to Oslo on an overnight cruise. Your group will head to the terminal together and depart in the mid-afternoon. The ship arrives in Norway the following morning.

We’ll book you a private cabin with ensuite facilities and a small window. In the evening, your booking includes a Scandinavian dinner buffet along with your group. In the morning before docking in Oslo, enjoy a continental breakfast on board.

On your ship, you will find facilities such as lounges, restaurants, bars and a viewing deck. There are also daily activities and entertainment to enjoy.

This tour includes the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour from Oslo to Bergen. This is one of Norway’s most iconic journeys. You’ll travel through beautiful landscapes by train, bus and ferry. Marvel at the steep mountains, shimmering fjords, charming villages and scenic coastline as you pass them by.

The first leg of the journey is from Oslo to Flåm. Upon arrival in Flåm, you’ll enjoy dinner with the group at your accommodation. The next day you’ll travel from Flåm to Bergen. The duration of both days will be around 7 hours.

For your comfort, your luggage will be transferred directly from Oslo to Bergen. Remember to pack a small bag with your daily essentials for your night’s stay in Flåm.

Yes, you can customise this tour online. During the booking process, you can add extra nights to your itinerary as well as optional day trips, excursions and upgrades. 

If you have something specific in mind, get in touch with your travel consultant and they’ll create your dream trip.

At your booked hotels and cruises, you’ll enjoy a daily breakfast buffet for the duration of this tour. You’ll also have some dinners included throughout the guided portion of this tour, as stated in your itinerary. They will consist of either a set 2 or 3-course menu, or a dinner buffet with fresh local ingredients.

Drinks are not included with your dinners.

Please notify your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip.

The amount of spending money you need will depend on the standard of restaurants you decide to go to.

In Sweden, we recommend budgeting between 150–300 SEK for lunch per person, each day. Dinner at casual restaurants might cost between 250–500 SEK. Meanwhile at upscale restaurants, you might expect to spend at least 800 SEK per person.

In Denmark, these numbers will be closer to 10–200 DKK for lunch, 200–400 DKK for casual dinners and upwards of 600 DKK for upscale dining.

For Norway, you’ll want to budget 150–350 NOK per person per lunch. Dinners will be between 350–600 NOK and upscale restaurants might charge upwards of 1,000 NOK per person.

This does not include the cost of alcoholic beverages.

By booking with Nordic Visitor, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that there’s always someone there for you throughout your trip.

For support and advice during the day, you can ask your guide or call our office. And if anything unexpected happens outside working hours, you can reach us on our 24/7 helpline.

The Scandinavia-based travel expert on call will handle any unforeseen situations for you, such as unusual weather or events.

If you have a passport from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand, you won’t need a visa to visit Scandinavia. This visa-free entry is valid for up to 90 days.

Visiting from another country? You might need to apply for a Schengen visa. You can find out whether you require a visa to enter on the Sweden Government website or the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. You’ll need to apply to the consulate of the country where you will spend the most time, or the first country you will visit.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your departure from the region. It’s good to check your passport expiry date early in case you need to renew it.

The capitals of Scandinavia are located quite far north in Europe so you can expect long daylight hours in summer.

In Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden, you can expect between 16 and 19 hours of daylight depending on how close you are to the solstice. Copenhagen in Denmark is slightly more south, so you’ll enjoy 14-17 daylight hours.

In Norway, Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger are relatively south, so you’ll experience 15–20 hours of daylight. If you visit the north, including locations such as Tromsø and Kirkenes, you can expect 20–24 hours of daylight.

The region’s long summer days give you plenty of time to explore. That said, you may want to pack a sleeping mask if you are a light sleeper or tend to wake up at dawn.

Find out more about time zones and daylight in this guide to time and daylight in Scandinavia.

During the summer months, you can expect fairly stable weather across Scandinavia.

The months of June, July and August boast the warmest weather of the year. In Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo you can expect average temperatures between 17–20°C (61–68°F). This gets cooler in Bergen and then up the north coast of Norway. For example, Tromsø has average summer temperatures around 10°C (41–50°F).

In May and September, you can also expect milder conditions. Pack for temperatures closer to 11–14°C (52–57°F).

All that said, it’s good to know that weather conditions are often changeable in Northern Europe, so you should come ready for sun, rain and wind. For more information on the local climate, read the page Scandinavian weather conditions.

Please note that sightseeing is dependent on weather and road conditions. This means that your itinerary might need to be altered if these conditions are not favourable during your visit.

Summer has most stable weather of the year across Scandinavia, especially in the south of the region. That said, you should still be ready to experience all seasons in one day. Especially if you will be spending a lot of time outdoors, you’ll want to pack for a combination of weather conditions.

Bring lighter clothes for the warmer, sunny days. And don’t forget extra layers for chilly nights in the mountains or for taking in the view from cruise ship decks.

Here is an essential summer packing list for your trip to Scandinavia:

  • Shorts and trousers
  • T-shirts and long sleeve tops
  • At least one warm jumper or fleece
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Light gloves, hat and scarf
  • Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Eye mask to sleep despite the long daylight hours
  • Electronic gear such as smartphone, external powerpack, and travel adapters
  • A backpack for easy access to daily essentials
  • and don’t forget your camera!

An umbrella can also come in handy. If you are a wildlife watcher, you may wish to bring binoculars.

For more information, check out this Scandinavian packing list.

In most major Scandinavian cities and towns you will be able to find coin-operated launderettes, with self-service facilities, and dry cleaners. Most hotels on your trip will also offer a laundry or dry cleaning service for an additional cost.

No need! Nordic Visitor is already working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours.

Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund. 

It’s best to book as soon as you can to secure your preferred travel dates. Once you have picked your tour, check the availability calendar to see which months are open for booking. Then, select the date you want and complete your booking.

We recommend waiting for confirmation from your travel consultant to ensure your travel dates are available. You’ll then be able to purchase your flights with confidence.

If you like to plan well ahead of time, you’ll find that it’s possible to book many tours for the following year. And if you have any questions or need advice, you can always contact us.

After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip. 

We aim to complete bookings within a few weeks. During this time we take care of booking your accommodation, activities, and transport, confirming all parts of your journey. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. 

When we get back to you might depend slightly on how far ahead you’ve booked your travels and other tours running at the time. 

If you have any questions before your trip, you can get in touch with our Scandinavian travel experts based in Stockholm. The live chat option is useful for getting a quick reply as someone answers live every day during office hours.

Once you’ve booked, we’ll provide you with a travel guide packed full of local tips and top attractions for your visit. You can also check out our online Scandinavia Travel Guide where we’ve compiled useful information about topics, including:

After you have booked your tour, it will only take a few days to confirm its availability. But it may take a few weeks to create your itinerary and book everything. Once your trip details are finalised, we’ll send you e-copies of your travel documents.

Upon your arrival in Scandinavia, you’ll receive a welcome bag with hard copies of your itinerary, attraction and tour vouchers, the Nordic Visitor Scandinavia Travel Guide and more.

So when do you check in? And what can you expect when you land in Finland?

After picking up your luggage, you will be greeted by a driver holding a sign with your name in the arrivals hall. You’ll then be driven to your hotel in Helsinki.

Check-in times vary between hotels, but it normally starts between 2–4 PM.

You are welcome to request an early check-in for an additional fee. Although this isn’t always available, you’ll be able to store your luggage at the hotel until check-in. Please contact your travel consultant well in advance of your trip if you’d like an early check-in.

When you depart may depend on the time of your return flight. Check out early if you’re heading to the airport for a morning flight. On the other hand, if you’re flying home later in the day, you might like to enjoy a leisurely day or visit one more attraction.

You will usually need to check out from your room around 10–11 AM. If you’re staying in town longer, you will be able to store your luggage at the hotel reception. Simply return later to collect your bags before making your way to the airport.

All bookings are billed in Euro (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. This means conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

Accommodation

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The Scandic Grand Marina is a refurbished hotel situated by the sea in the Katajanokka district of Helsinki, a few minutes’ walk away from the Uspenski Cathedral and Market Square....

The Scandic Grand Marina is a refurbished hotel situated by the sea in the Katajanokka district of Helsinki, a few minutes’ walk away from the Uspenski Cathedral and Market Square....

The Radisson Blu Sky Hotel is located at the heart of Tallinn, the Estonia capital. A few minutes‘ walk away from the charming Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as many...

To sail from Tallinn to Stockholm, you’ll board an overnight cruise. The ferry offers a wide range of amenities from enjoying the on-board entertainment or the view from the deck, do...

Situated in the Norrmalm district of Stockholm, Elite Hotel Adlon is close to several restaurants, cafes, shopping and attractions like the Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace, and Skansen. Th...

Situated in the Norrmalm district of Stockholm, Elite Hotel Adlon is close to several restaurants, cafes, shopping and attractions like the Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace, and Skansen. Th...

The Scandic Spectrum is a modern hotel located near the canal in Copenhagen. It prides itself on offering a range of services to a wide variety of people and occasions. Here you’ll f...

The Scandic Spectrum is a modern hotel located near the canal in Copenhagen. It prides itself on offering a range of services to a wide variety of people and occasions. Here you’ll f...

To sail from Copenhagen to Oslo, you’ll board the DFDS ferry for an overnight cruise. The ferry offers a wide range of amenities from enjoying the view from the sundeck, doing some t...

As the hotel name suggests, you’ll find your stay at the Comfort Hotel Karl Johan very comfortable as well as convenient for the city. There are many local amenities nearby, as well...

The Fretheim Hotel, a beautiful white timber building, is situated on the site of an old farmstead in the picturesque village of Flåm in the spectacular Sognefjord. Each room offer...

Right in the heart of Bergen, Zander K Hotel is one of the coolest hotels in the city, with the lobby serving as a popular hangout for locals and travellers alike. Rooms are spacious and m...

Right in the heart of Bergen, Zander K Hotel is one of the coolest hotels in the city, with the lobby serving as a popular hangout for locals and travellers alike. Rooms are spacious and m...

Guaranteed departures

Group size: Maximum group size is 16 participants.

Price p.p. from

Approx 6358 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

  • Arrival
    Price
    Availability
  • Sunday 18 August 2024
    Sold out
  • Wednesday 21 August 2024
    6358 EUR
  • Sunday 25 August 2024
    6358 EUR
  • Sunday 1 September 2024
    Sold out
  • Sunday 8 September 2024
    6358 EUR
  • Sunday 27 April 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 4 May 2025
    7454 EUR
    2 spaces left
  • Sunday 11 May 2025
    7454 EUR
    2 spaces left
  • Wednesday 14 May 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 18 May 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Tuesday 20 May 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 28 May 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 1 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Friday 6 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 8 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 11 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    2 spaces left
  • Sunday 15 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 18 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Friday 20 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 22 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 25 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 29 June 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 2 July 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 6 July 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 9 July 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 13 July 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 16 July 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 20 July 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 23 July 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 27 July 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 30 July 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 3 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 6 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Friday 8 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 10 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 13 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 17 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 20 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Friday 22 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 27 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 31 August 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Wednesday 3 September 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 7 September 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left
  • Sunday 14 September 2025
    7454 EUR
    3 spaces left

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