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Best Ways to See Scandinavia

Looking for the best way to see Scandinavia? Whether you’re thinking about a road trip, a train and cruise experience, or a professionally guided tour, the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor know the best ways to travel in Scandinavia and will create your dream itinerary.

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Ways to Travel In Scandinavia

Want to know the best way to see Scandinavian countries? We can help!

Norway, Sweden and Denmark make up Scandinavia, a region in Northern Europe that you can visit in one incredible trip. There are various ways to see Scandinavia. You could join a guided small group tour, take the wheel on a self-drive trip, or opt for an independent experience of these countries.

When you book a Scandinavia tour with Nordic Visitor, you get the personal service of your own dedicated travel consultant who will customise your itinerary to your tastes. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, our Scandinavia experts know the region inside out and will make the trip-planning process hassle-free.

What’s more, you get tried-and-tested accommodation, transportation reservations, and many other benefits as part of the package.

Keep browsing below to explore the best ways to see Scandinavia.

 

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Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Experts in tailor-made Scandinavia tours
  • Based in Sweden, Iceland & Scotland
  • Local staff with first-hand Nordic travel experience
  • Dedicated to providing personalised, quality service

ENJOY A GUIDED SMALL GROUP TOUR

Take your pick of small group tours to Denmark, Norway and Sweden, travelling with like-minded visitors. Get to know Scandinavia really well with these itineraries where an expert guide will be escorting tours.

Norway
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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Norway

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Norway

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Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords

Pace Level Level 3 (Express)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

3372EUR

3035EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords

3372EUR

3035EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
10% OFF IN 2021
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

3931EUR

3538EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

3931EUR

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Guided Groups
12 days / 11 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

Finland, Sweden, Denmark & Norway

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

4502EUR

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12 days / 11 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

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TRAVEL BY TRAIN AND CRUISE

Opt for an independent tour of Scandinavia on a self-guided journey by rail and sea. Visit Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki in one amazing trip and have all your tickets and accommodation organised for you.

Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
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Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

1975EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

1975EUR

1778EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 2 more …
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Independent Tours
12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

Train & Cruise

2287EUR

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12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

2287EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 2 more …
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Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

3750EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

3750EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
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Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

Train & Cruise

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

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EXPLORE AT YOUR OWN PACE WITH A CAR

Discover Scandinavia on a self-drive tour, enjoying the freedom of a road trip. See the best of Denmark, Sweden and Norway on an itinerary designed by local experts, with 24/7 support.

Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Scandinavian Road Trip

1509EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Scandinavian Road Trip

1509EUR

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Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Complete Road Trip of Norway, Sweden & Denmark

2830EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Complete Road Trip of Norway, Sweden & Denmark

2830EUR

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Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Scandinavian Road Trip & Finland Cruise

2115EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Scandinavian Road Trip & Finland Cruise

2115EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Scandinavian Road Trip at Leisure

2014EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
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Scandinavian Road Trip at Leisure

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Scandinavian travel experts

As a travel agency based in the Nordic region, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Scandinavia. We offer a variety of tours — both independent and guided — that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Scandinavian travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you — accommodations, activities, rental car (for self-drive tours), cruise/train tickets and other services.

Oh, and we can customise your itinerary! If you decide you want to add extra nights at a certain location, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Alan and Donna Midgley

Scenic Circle of Scandinavia, June 2019

Our experience with NV has been a joy!

Our experience with NV has been a joy. Alda has been terrific and very accommodating to our needs and we could not have asked for more from you or her. 

Mary Jane, United States

Nordic Odyssey, August 2018

I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to others.

I have already recommended Nordic visitor to others. The price was very reasonable, and accommodations top notch. As we did the self guided tour the side tours available that we took were top rate. We enjoyed being able to spend time exploring on our own and not being bound by a full schedule. The transportation was wonderful. Our guide, Alda, was very helpful.

Helen Pagliaro

Golden Route of the Nordic Countries, May 2019

Superb customer service!

Mikael provided superb customer service. Very pleased with his attention to detail. He was very courteous and quite helpful.

Anosha, United States

Nordic Odyssey, July 2018

We will definitely use your services when we travel again

We were very happy with everything. We did four countries during our tour and we enjoyed it very much. We were also able to customize many options which was great. I have to say a huge "thank you" to Alda. She was very knowledgeable and very helpful. She also helped us customize our tour the way we wanted. We will definitely use your services when we travel again. 

MaryLou Perea

Classic Scandinavia, June 2019

The location of the hotels could not have been better!

The location of the hotels could not have been better - all centrally located with access to points of interest and public transport. Transportation between cities was also well-planned.

Jasper, United States

Highlights of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise, May 2018

Allowed us to truly relax

We were just thrilled with how wonderful the trip was, and are very grateful to Alda for all of her hard work and flexibility with our changing needs and many requests. Having all of the trip details planned by you allowed us to truly relax and enjoy an unparalleled vacation.

Joseph Cooney

The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip, May 2019

Greatly appreciated

The fact that the travel documents clearly laid out the necessary transfers for trains, boats, planes, etc. was greatly appreciated. When the transfers involved a tricky change, the documents made sure to describe the signs as well as possible to assist. It was also nice to have all of the documents given to us in a single email so access was simple and easy.

Duncan, Australia

Golden Route of the Nordic Countries, May 2018

Went very smoothly

I was very impressed with the efficiency of your staff and how processes that were meant to work actually went very smoothly. We have been traveling for many years and your organization is the least stress creating travel group we have experienced.

Getting to Scandinavia

Many of Nordic Visitor’s tours of Scandinavia begin in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital and largest city. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the main gateway for international air travel in Sweden and is served by dozens of airlines. Furthermore, it serves as a major hub for SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) and Norwegian Air.

Here are examples of other airlines that fly to Stockholm Arlanda: United Airlines, British Airways, Air France, EasyJet, Lufthansa, KLM, Icelandair, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways

We recommend checking airline websites directly for flight availability and timetables. You can also use an airfare search engine, such as Skyscanner, Dohop or Kayak, for example.

Flights are not included in Nordic Visitor packages, but all of our itineraries can be customised with extra nights in Stockholm, or another arrival city in Scandinavia, if you’d like to rest up after your air journey.

Different ways you can experience Scandinavia

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Scandinavia below.

IDEAS FOR THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES

You can choose from a range of ways to see Scandinavia. The first thing to consider is whether you want to go on a guided tour or explore Scandinavia independently.

Then have a think about how you want to travel around. Would you like to be in the driver’s seat and rent a car? Or would you prefer someone else to do the driving? Another option is to take public transport, enjoying the view on a train or cruise journey.

Our Scandinavia team can help you decide which option is the best way to travel Scandinavia for you. Contact us to discuss your personal preferences.

Interested in guided tours of Scandinavia?

To see the region from a local’s point of view and make some new friends along the way, a guided small group tour of Scandinavia is a great option! These packages run from May to August, which is the summer season in Northern Europe.

A small group tour offers an enriching experience, allowing you to get the most out of your trip thanks to the expertise of a local guide. What’s more, as well as your tour director, you’ll be travelling alongside 16 people at most, so the trip is still personal for you.



Prefer a self-guided tour of Scandinavia?

If you would like to discover Scandinavia on your own but prefer not to drive, then an independent tour is the perfect choice. Public transportation in Scandinavia is fast, reliable and punctual, so getting around by train and ferry is a great alternative to driving.

By opting for a train and cruise tour of Scandinavia, you’ll benefit from having your itinerary arrangements made for you but with the freedom to spend your days however you please. Nordic Visitor will book all your accommodation and travel tickets between destinations, and you can add on activities too.

Plus, booking an independent tour means you’ll still be able to enjoy the usual Nordic Visitor benefits. These include access to our 24/7 helpline, a detailed personal itinerary, helpful travel guide and daily breakfast.



How about a self-drive tour of Scandinavia?

Explore Scandinavia on a self-drive tour and you’ll enjoy the freedom of stopping at lookout points and attractions whenever you want. Get ready for a real adventure, with incredible scenery outside your window to make the journey as unforgettable as the destinations you visit.

The best part? You won’t have to worry about where you’re going or sleeping, because your Nordic Visitor travel consultant has already sorted those local arrangements for you. You’ll also have access to our 24/7 emergency helpline should you need to call us at any point.

All of Nordic Visitor’s Scandinavia self-drive tour packages include the cost of your rental car, accommodation and more. Your itinerary can be tailored by our local experts with extra nights at select locations or modified driving routes.

If you have any particular attractions in mind or need more travel info, just contact us to ask.



WHERE TO GO ON YOUR TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA

Visiting Norway, Sweden and Denmark on the same trip is a great idea. Why? Because these countries – which together make up the Scandinavia region – share a similar cultural heritage and are well-connected via modern motorways, railways and waterways.

As such, we highly recommend the Scandinavian Triangle, a route that incorporates the capitals of Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Travel between Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen via train, plane and ferry. Or you might prefer to do a road trip around the region. Spend your days enjoying walking tours, savouring delicious meals in Scandinavian restaurants, or cycling along the pedestrianised streets and bike lanes.

Opt for a Scandinavia tour and you’ll find a land brimming with gorgeous scenery. From the idyllic islands of the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, to the majestic fjords and snow-capped mountains near Bergen, Norway.

As a Northern European tour operator, Nordic Visitor specialises in organising trips to this beautiful corner of the world. We have many more ideas and travel tips to help you explore Scandinavia your way!



Here’s one of our suggestions for a Scandinavia itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive in Stockholm, Sweden
Fly into Stockholm Arlanda Airport and head to your hotel in the city centre. Spend some time walking through Gamla Stan (the Old Town). Enjoy a fika (a Swedish coffee break) with a nice pastry at one of the local cafés in this medieval neighbourhood.

Day 2 - The highlights of Stockholm
Spend a full day in the Swedish capital, discovering the city’s attractions and districts. You could join a sightseeing tour to see the best of Stockholm in a day, taking you to must-see spots like the City Hall, Royal Palace and trendy Södermalm quarter.

Or, a ferry ride will whisk you off to the island of Djurgården, home to the Nordic Museum and Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum. Meanwhile, a day trip to the Stockholm archipelago means you could swim in the Baltic Sea and hike through forests.

Day 3 - Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark
Head to Stockholm Airport after breakfast and board a plane to Copenhagen. Once in Denmark’s capital, take a walk down the city’s popular Strøget street for a bite to eat, or go check out the fun and games at the world-famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park.

Day 4 - Discover Copenhagen
Soak up the charms of Copenhagen today, either on your own or as part of a guided tour. You might want to visit Rosenborg Castle, the Botanical Garden and Torvehallerne food market.

We also recommend hopping on a boat tour to see Christiansborg Palace, the Royal Danish Opera House and the colourful Christianshavn Canal from the water.

Day 5 - Overnight cruise to Oslo, Norway
Ahead of your journey to Oslo, spend the day enjoying more of Copenhagen. Why not make like the bicycle-happy Danes and rent a bike?

You could check out the exquisite Amalienborg Palace, as well as the colourful Nyhavn harbour. If you’re a fan of Hans Christian Andersen, don’t miss the Little Mermaid statue, depicting the famous mythical character. Later, head to the port for your ferry to Oslo.

Day 6 - Explore Norway’s capital city
After your ship arrives early in the morning, the whole day is yours to roam Oslo. Take a walk to the bustling Aker Brygge waterfront area and visit the Akershus Fortress. Or, head to the Bygdøy peninsula to see the well-preserved vessels at the popular Viking Ship Museum.

If you love art, make sure to take a walk through the delightful Vigeland Sculpture Park. Don’t miss a visit to Oslo City Hall if you want to see where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held.

Day 7 - Scenic train journey to Flåm
This morning, go to Oslo Central Train Station to experience one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world – the Norway in a Nutshell® tour. Look out the window to see picturesque landscapes and quaint villages like Gol and Geilo.

Change at Myrdal to board the Flåm Railway for one of the top highlights of the entire trip: a 900-metre (half-mile) descent to the picturesque village of Flåm, where you’ll stay for the night.

Day 8 - Norwegian fjord cruise
Prepare to witness breathtaking Norwegian scenery today, as you hop on a cruise that takes you through the fjords. You’ll be able to admire the glittering waters, cascading falls and forested mountains of Sognefjord, passing through Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.

Afterwards, it’s an exciting coach and train ride to Bergen via Stalheimskleiva – the steepest road in Europe, with 13 hairpin bends.

Day 9 - Discover Bergen
Known as the gateway to the fjords, Bergen is Norway’s charming second city with plenty of its own attractions to uncover. You can visit the medieval houses of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bryggen, and take the funicular up Mount Fløyen for panoramic views over the city and fjords.

There are also plenty of museums, shops and restaurants to check out on your last full day in Scandinavia

Day 10 - Depart from Bergen, Norway
Fly back home from Bergen-Flesland Airport.



What other ideas are there for package tours to Sweden, Norway and Denmark?

There are so many more places to see in this part of Northern Europe. For example, you could delve deeper into the Nordic region, which is made up of Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. You can also add stops in Russia and Estonia to the same trip.

The best way to see Scandinavia and Russia is on a Baltic cruise. By doing so you can visit St Petersburg as well as Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland.

Another alternative is to explore more of rural Scandinavia. Discover natural gems like the breathtaking Norwegian fjords and mountains. You could travel even further up the west coast towards the Lofoten Islands on the Hurtigruten cruise, for an exciting journey into the Arctic Circle.

Like the sound of an odyssey to the far north of Europe? Then we recommend visiting Lapland – a remote region covering parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway. Come in winter for the chance to see the aurora borealis, soak up snowy landscapes, and meet Santa Claus.

Or hop on a plane and visit another beautiful Nordic country – Iceland!

Good to know: Most of our itineraries aren't set in stone, and there are many possibilities for customised routes.

We can modify your tour if you'd prefer to arrive in a different city or change your departure date. You might want to enjoy some optional excursions or add other towns to your trip.

Just ask your Nordic Visitor travel agent for advice.

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Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, you can expect personal service from your own designated travel consultant and a tailor-made itinerary with quality travel documents. Our self-drive clients also receive a hand-marked map outlining the route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, we have long-standing professional relationships with trusted local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff for their high standards of service.

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