Three Capitals & Norway in a Nutshell

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Three Capitals & Norway in a Nutshell

Highlights Include:

  • Traveling the famous Norway in a Nutshell route, including the Flåmsbana and a fjord cruise
  • Overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo
  • Exploring Stockholm, the capital of Scandinavia
  • The freedom to explore Scandinavia’s best sights independently

Photo: Borton Overseas

Tour Details

From: $2,996 per person | Single supplement from $719

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

11 days

2023 Departures:  Daily, All Year

This package is great way to see Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, and is one of our most requested independent itineraries. Accommodations and transportation are confirmed for you – just relax and enjoy the sights. Ending with the Norway in a Nutshell tour, this itinerary is the perfect introduction to Scandinavia. 

This is a sample independent itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Stockholm, Sweden

Transfer by airport express train into the city center, with independent transfer from the train station to your hotel. Get adjusted to the time difference and get to know Stockholm this evening. Overnight in Stockholm

Day 3Stockholm | Meals: B

Today, see the sights of Stockholm, a city built on 14 islands. Stockholm is often considered the capital of Scandinavia, making it the perfect first city for your trip. Stroll through Gamla Stan, the Old Town, and visit the Royal Palace and Nobel Museum, as well as many quaint shops and restaurants. For a truly remarkable experience visit the Vasa Museum, built around the massive Vasa Ship that famously sunk in Stockholm’s harbor on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was retrieved and put on display in the 1960s. Overnight in Stockholm

Day 4Train Journey to Copenhagen | Meals: B

Travel by train through the Swedish countryside, through the train stations of cities like Linköping and Lund. Finally, you will cross over the Øresund Bridge to Copenhagen. Independently transfer to your hotel, located a few blocks from Central Station. Explore Copenhagen this evening. Overnight in Copenhagen

Day 5Copenhagen | Meals: B

Today is a day to experience Denmark’s capital. Copenhagen is a very active city with much of the population traveling by bicycle daily. As a visitor, one of the best ways to explore is by bicycle or the convenient public transit. You can visit classic historic sites like the Little Mermaid Statue and Amalienborg Palace, or newer spots like the many renowned and Michelin starred restaurants Copenhagen plays host to. If you are more interested in leaving the city, you may instead wish to take the train to the nearby town of Roskilde to visit the Viking Museum there, or train north to visit Shakespeare’s inspiration for Hamlet’s Elsinore, Kronborg Castle. Overnight in Copenhagen

Day 6Copenhagen - At Sea | Meals: B D

This morning and afternoon is at leisure for breakfast at your hotel and lunch in the city. Independently transfer to the pier and depart on the late afternoon ferry. After dinner in the Seven Seas Restaurant, you will have many opportunities to relax and enjoy yourself. Overnight on board

Day 7Arrive Oslo, Norway | Meals: B

Arrive in Oslo this morning. Independently transfer to your hotel. Explore the nature centric city of Oslo, with greenery and wooded areas never far away. Besides enjoying these spaces, it is recommended to take the ferry down to the island Bygdøy to see the many museums there, including the Folk Museum with stave church. Another suggestion is a stroll through Vigelandsparken, the largest single artist sculpture garden in the world. Overnight in Oslo

Day 8Norway’s Capital City: Oslo | Meals: B

Continue exploring Oslo on your own today. Pack a small day bag for tomorrow and leave the rest of your luggage with hotel reception this evening. Porter service will be by early tomorrow morning to transport it directly to your Bergen hotel. Overnight in Oslo

Day 9Oslo - Bergen and Norway in a Nutshell | Meals: B

Depart by train this morning, beginning your Norway in a Nutshell journey. Travel by train to the small, mountain station of Myrdal. After a short layover, transfer to the famous Flåmsbana (Flåm Railway). This hour-long historic train ride will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of western Norway, slowing down, and even stopping at the most scenic spots. Arrive in the well-known fjord village of Flåm where you will have a short break to enjoy the sights and have a cup of coffee or an ice cream. Depart from Flåm for a fjord cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. From there enjoy the fabulous bus ride to Voss, including the famous Stalheimskleiva Mountain Road with its hairpin turns. Board the train again for your arrival in Bergen. Transfer independently from the train station to your hotel, meeting up again with your luggage. Overnight in Bergen

Day 10Gateway to the Fjords: Bergen | Meals: B

Spend the day sightseeing in Bergen. A hike, or Fløibanen Funicular journey, up to the top of Mount Fløyen is a must for first-time visitors to the city. There is great shopping in the old Hanseatic wharf, Bryggen, as well as numerous fascinating museums and historic sights to be found today. Overnight in Bergen

Day 11Depart Bergen, Norway | Meals: B

Transfer via airport shuttle bus to the airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)
  • Eight nights’ accommodation
  • One night accommodation in inside cabin on overnight ferry cruise, Copenhagen-Oslo
  • Airport transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Train Stockholm-Copenhagen, 2nd class
  • Norway in a Nutshell, Oslo-Bergen
  • Porter Service, Oslo-Bergen
Not Included
  • Additional airline fees such as meals, seat reservations, luggage fees
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature, items not specifically indicated as included
  • Option to upgrade to outside cabin with window on overnight ferry Copenhagen-Oslo
  • This itinerary can also begin in Bergen
  • Norway in a Nutshell only includes Stalheimskleiva from May – September
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