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3-Day Tours in Scandinavia

Discover Scandinavia on a short getaway with a 3-day trip in the region. Our Sweden-based travel experts will use their insider knowledge to tailor an exciting short break itinerary for you.

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ITINERARY IDEAS FOR 3 DAYS IN SCANDINAVIA

Are you looking for ideas for a 3-day tour of Scandinavia? We’re here for you!

Our Stockholm-based Scandinavia experts specialise in crafting tailor-made itineraries to Norway, Sweden and Denmark. They have in-depth knowledge of the region and will help you see the very best of these Nordic countries.

They will ensure your tour package is customised to your tastes, travelling in a way that suits you personally. You might want to join a guided small group tour, take the wheel on a self-drive trip, or opt for an independent experience of this incredible region.

Plus, when you book a Scandinavia tour with Nordic Visitor, you get tried-and-tested accommodation, transportation reservations, and many other benefits as part of the package. You’ll also enjoy the personal service of your own dedicated travel consultant.

Keep browsing below to explore trip ideas for your 3 days in Scandinavia.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

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

EXPERIENCE SCANDINAVIA IN 3 DAYS

A Scandinavia itinerary of 3 days can take you to Norway, Sweden or Denmark for a short break. You could explore the remote Svalbard, see the aurora borealis in Northern Norway, or opt for a winter escape to Lapland.

Sweden
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Partially Guided
4 days / 3 nights
Dec - Mar

Lapland Adventure Break

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4 days / 3 nights
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Lapland Adventure Break

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Sweden
Partially Guided
3 days / 2 nights
Dec - Mar

The Icehotel Express

914EUR

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3 days / 2 nights
Dec - Mar

The Icehotel Express

914EUR

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Norway
Cruise & Train
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell®- Express

1053EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell®- Express

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Norway
Self-drive
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Lofoten Road Trip

2129EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Lofoten Road Trip

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STAY LONGER & SEE MORE OF SCANDINAVIA

Spend more than 3 days in Scandinavia for a closer look at the cultures and scenery of the region. We recommend these extended itineraries to see Norway, Sweden and Denmark in one incredible trip.

Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
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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

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

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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

2942EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

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Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

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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

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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.

WHAT TO SEE ON A 3-DAY TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA?

Scandinavia is a region of Europe that covers the kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. With a Scandinavia itinerary of 3 days, we recommend focusing on one particular area. For example, you could head for a winter adventure to Lapland, or discover the remote Svalbard.

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



Here are two suggestions for short Scandinavia itineraries:

3-DAY TOUR TO LAPLAND:

Day 1 - Arrival in Kiruna, Sweden
Fly to this region of northern Sweden for a winter getaway. At the airport you’ll be met by a driver who will accompany you to your hotel. You have some time to explore on your own before taking part in a snowmobile excursion tonight. Keep your eyes on the sky in case you spot the northern lights!

Day 2 - Cool stay at the ICEHOTEL
Today, you’ll experience the thrill of dog sledding over the snowy trails, followed by lunch around the campfire. Then it‘s time for the grand highlight of your holiday: the ICEHOTEL. You’ll get a tour and some tips to really enjoy your stay in an ice room.

Day 3 - Departure from Lapland
This morning you’ll find a cup of hot lingonberry juice served at your bedside in the ICEHOTEL. You can then enjoy breakfast and some sauna time. Later, you’ll be transferred back to the airport. You can continue your Scandinavia tour elsewhere or return home.


3-NIGHT TOUR OF NORTHERN NORWAY:

Day 1 - Arrival in Tromsø, Norway
Fly to Northern Norway, into the Arctic Circle, to visit this town nicknamed “The Paris of the North”. You have some time to explore on your own before joining a guided bus tour. You’ll head out of town for a chance to see the northern lights.

Day 2 - Arctic adventure
Spend the morning at your leisure in Tromsø. We recommend visiting the Polar Museum or the Arctic Cathedral. Later, you’ll take part in a Nordic excursion. Depending on when you’re visiting, you may join a northern lights cruise or visit Camp Tamok for a dog sledding tour.

Day 3 - Explore Tromsø
The city is yours to discover at your own pace today. Take in the beautiful natural sights and visit top attractions. For a great viewpoint, we recommend a ride up the Fjellheisen cable car to Mount Storsteinen. You could also book optional activities such as snowmobiling.

Day 4 - Departure from Tromsø
After 3 days in Northern Norway, you will fly home or continue your Scandinavia tour elsewhere.



What other ideas are there for a short Scandinavia itinerary?

There are various other ways you can explore Scandinavia on a short getaway.

If you’d like to visit all three countries in one go, we recommend the Scandinavia Triangle. For this tour, you would need at least 5-7 days to spend time in each of the capitals. On an independent tour of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, you can visit at your leisure.

If you want to slow down the pace and take in more Scandinavian sights, why not extend your tour and stay longer? For example, you could add some day trips or extra time in each capital city.

You could also travel from Oslo to Bergen on the west coast of Norway or take on the iconic Norway in a Nutshell® tour. The epic fjords, national parks and waterfalls are at their best here.

If you want to expand your trip into the Nordic region, you could start your tour with 1 or 2 days in the capital of Finland, Helsinki.

Here’s a suggestion for a longer Scandinavia itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive in Stockholm, Sweden
Fly into Stockholm Arlanda Airport and head to your hotel in the city centre. If you arrive earlier in the day, you can spend some time on the well-known shopping street Drottninggatan and enjoy a fika (a Swedish coffee break). You could also hop on a sightseeing tour to discover more.

Day 2 - Explore the Swedish capital
Take full advantage of your day in Stockholm. Discover the Old Town, Gamla Stan, where you could visit the 19th-century Royal Palace.

We also recommend heading to Djurgården, a nearby island that’s part of the Stockholm archipelago. Here you’ll find some of the city’s cultural highlights like the Skansen open-air museum, Gröna Lund amusement park and Vasa museum.

Day 3 - Travel to Denmark
Only a short flight or scenic train ride away, today you travel to Denmark. Upon your arrival, take in the beautiful capital, Copenhagen. First stop, the enchanting Nyhavn, a colourful harbour with restaurants and docked boats.

You could spend your evening at the amusement park of Tivoli Gardens. We recommend trying a traditional open-faced sandwich, Smørrebrød.

Day 4 - Explore the colourful Copenhagen
Spend the day discovering more of Copenhagen. The city centre is compact, which means you can easily get around on foot. Top landmarks include the Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace and the Little Mermaid statue. You could also see the cityscape from the water with a cruise.

Day 5 - Sail to Oslo, Norway
You have the morning to visit a few more of Copenhagen’s hot spots. Walk up the centrally located Round Tower for a great view of the city or visit the regal Rosenborg Castle. Later, board an overnight cruise to head to Oslo. You’ll sail gently up the Kattegat Sund to Norway.

Day 6 - Explore Norway’s capital city
Once the ship docks, you have all day to roam around Oslo. Walk past the imposing city hall to spend some time at the bustling Aker Brygge waterfront or head to the Bygdøy peninsula. Here you could see the well-preserved Viking ships at the popular Viking Ship Museum.

You could also visit one of the many cultural attractions of the city, from the Royal Palace to Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures at Frogner Park.

Day 7 - Departure from Oslo
Today you fly home from your Scandinavian holiday. If you have time, you could visit another of Oslo’s museums or take a stroll to snap a few final photos.

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, spend more free time in one destination than another, or add other towns to your trip.

Just ask your Nordic Visitor travel consultant for advice.



Want to do a self-guided tour of Scandinavia?

If you would like to discover Scandinavia on your own but prefer not to drive, then an independent package is the perfect choice.

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 ferry and train tickets between destinations, and add on activities too.

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

Want to take a 3-day Scandinavia road trip?

You can’t quite drive between these countries in 3 days, but give yourself more time to explore Scandinavia on a driving tour. You’ll have the freedom to pull the car over at any attractions or breathtaking views.

The best part? You won’t have to worry about where you’re going or sleeping, because your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will sort it out for you before you arrive.

And whether you’re on day 1 or day 12 of your tour, you’ll have access to our 24/7 emergency helpline should you need us.



Prefer to join a guided tour of Scandinavia?

Our guided small group tours in Scandinavia allow you to get the most out of your trip thanks to the expertise of a local guide. What’s more, you’ll be travelling alongside 16 people at most, so the experience is still personal for you.

Scroll down to learn more about Nordic Visitor’s services.

 

— OTHER DESTINATIONS

See more of Northern Europe

  • Like untouched nature? Discover Iceland’s jaw-dropping landscapes
  • Looking for a dream road trip? Explore Scotland and Ireland
  • Love winter scenery? Venture into snowy Lapland
  • Keen to go off the beaten track? See wild Greenland or Svalbard

Our services

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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