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5-Day Tours in Scandinavia

Spend 5 days in Scandinavia and you could visit Norway, Sweden and Denmark on an exciting short break. Our Stockholm-based travel experts can tailor a 5-day Scandinavia itinerary for you, drawing on their insider knowledge to design your ideal trip.

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ITINERARY IDEAS FOR 5 DAYS IN SCANDINAVIA

If you’re thinking about taking a 5-day tour of Scandinavia, you’ve come to the right place!

At Nordic Visitor, our Scandinavian travel experts specialise in tailor-made trips to Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, they know the region inside out and can help you see Scandinavia on a short 5-day break.

They will ensure your itinerary 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 5-day tour of Scandinavia 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 5 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 5 DAYS

A Scandinavia itinerary of 5 days can take you to Norway, Sweden or Denmark for a short break. You could explore the Lofoten Islands, enjoy the Norway in a Nutshell® rail journey, or opt for a winter escape to Lapland.

Sweden
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Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
4.9
Dec - Mar

Classic Lapland Adventure & ICEHOTEL

2341EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
Dec - Mar

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Norway
Train
5 days / 4 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell®- Express

1346EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

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

Lofoten Road Trip

2938EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

2938EUR

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Sweden
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Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Dec - Mar

Lapland Adventure - Aurora Sky Station

2164EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
Dec - Mar

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STAY LONGER & SEE MORE OF SCANDINAVIA

Spend more than 5 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 & Denmark
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

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10-15% OFF IN 2024
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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

5625EUR

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
Best seller
Independent Tours
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia

Cruise

1619EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
Best seller
Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

Train & Cruise

4553EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
Best seller
Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

2778EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

2778EUR

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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.

Douglas, United States
Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise - Winter, October 2023

Relaxing and fun journey

The Scandanavian winter tour package and it's connections made it very easy to see the 4 capital cities and Bergen. There were plenty of suggestions for things to see and do. There was a great mix of cruise and rail segments between cities giving us a chance to see other parts of each country. Staff reserved an extra rail and overnight for us as soon as we asked about it. All in all a very relaxing and fun journey.

Cecilia, United States
Highlights of Scandinavia, July 2023

Just what we wanted

The plan was just what we wanted and the actual trip delivered just that. Nice balance of scheduled events and free time in the cities visited. Hotel locations were excellent and our tour guide was always available and helpful for additional questions and suggestions.  

Hazel, United Kingdom
Best of Scandinavia Classic, September 2023

Very easy process

We found the whole process very easy. The instructions and information provided was clear and made it easy to find hotels and transport links. The hotels were centrally located, close to transport links but were not noisy. Our personal travel consultant was very helpful and friendly. We liked the recommendations suggested in the daily itinerary.

William, United States
Capitals of Scandinavia, June 2023

Thoroughly recommend Nordic Visitor

We would recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone considering an introductory tour of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. Basics of logistics where well-stated. It was easy to commute from one capital to the next. Itineraries were clear yet flexible. We thought moving from one country to the next would be a challenge - it was not. Nordic Visitor arranged all that was needed, yet gave us the flexibility to do more or otherwise should we want. Again, we thoroughly recommend Nordic Visitor. We look forward to our next excursion in Scandinavia through Nordic Visitor.

Richard, United States
Highlights of Scandinavia, September 2023

Excellent vacation

We had an excellent vacation through Nordic Visitor. The expertise of our tour guide and small group size of 16 enhanced our experience. We had a good blend of free time and tour related programs. We did arrive 2 days early to Stockholm and stayed an additional 2 days in Bergen. We found this time beneficial to explore the areas more. 

John, United States
Best of Scandinavia Classic, May 2023

A pleasure to work with

Working with Nordic Visitor, and specifcally Irja, was a pleasure. She did an excellent job presenting the information. It was nice to see her enthusiasm as she discussed activites the staff liked in each city. She responded to our questions promptly and in detail. The paperwork, itinerary, written day-by-day descriptions, vouchers, and tour info was all very well-thought-out and presented.

Manuela, Germany
Scandinavian Road Trip & Finland Cruise, August 2023

Very well planned

The tour was great and very well planned. We had enough time to explore the cities and the Swedish countryside. It was fun to drive and take the ferries as well.

Sally, United States
Scandinavian Road Trip at Leisure, April 2023

The best vacation we've ever had!

This was the best vacation we've ever had and I'm planning a Norway trip for August 2024 as we speak. Thanks for a phenomenal time!

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 5-DAY TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA?

Scandinavia is a region of Northern Europe covering Sweden, Denmark and Norway. In 5 days, you could visit one of these countries on a short break, or perhaps combine two Scandinavian capitals such as Oslo and Stockholm.

If you’re short on time and only have 5 days to spend in Scandinavia, we recommend focusing on one particular area. For example, you could take a tour through southern Norway. Start in Oslo and make your way to Bergen via Flåm, experiencing one of the world’s most stunning rail journeys on the way.

Or you could head further north to visit the beautiful Lofoten Islands in Norway. Fly to Svolvær Airport and begin a 5-day road trip around the archipelago. Take in the jaw-dropping mountains that rise from the sea and embark on exciting excursions like kayaking and rib boat safaris.

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 5-day Scandinavia itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive in Oslo
After touching down at Gardermoen Airport, spend the day soaking up Oslo – the capital of Norway. Take a walk to the bustling Aker Brygge waterfront area and visit the Akershus Fortress. You could also dip into the Norwegian Maritime Museum to learn more about the country’s shipping history.

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 2 - Scenic train journey to Flåm
This morning, go to Oslo Central Station to begin your Norway in a Nutshell® tour – one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. 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 3 - Norwegian fjord cruise
Prepare to witness breathtaking Norwegian scenery today, as you hop on a cruise that takes you through beautiful fjords. You’ll be able to admire the glittering waters, cascading waterfalls and forested mountains of Sognefjord, passing through Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. Afterwards, it’s an exciting coach and train ride to Bergen.

Day 4 - 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 a panoramic view of the city and fjords.

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

Day 5 - Depart from Bergen, Norway
Fly back home from Bergen-Flesland Airport. Or you could extend your itinerary to see more of Scandinavia in the same trip!



What other ideas are there for a 5-day Scandinavia itinerary?

Another great option for a 5-day Scandinavia itinerary is to venture to the Arctic Circle for a northern lights tour. You could visit Lapland, Svalbard or Northern Norway to experience wintry scenery and adventures in the snow. You’d also enjoy guided tours to hunt down the aurora borealis.

To try your luck spotting the northern lights in Northern Europe, visit in the winter months when the days are shorter and the night skies are darker. This gives you the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis light up above you.

Not only would your winter tour of Scandinavia bring you closer to the northern lights. It would also give you the opportunity to meet Santa Claus, stay in a snow or ice hotel, and try fun outdoor activities like snowmobiling. 5 days is the perfect amount of time to enjoy all of these winter experiences.

Interested in visiting other Nordic countries? Then consider exploring Iceland on your 5-day tour!

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 and extra days to your trip.

Just ask your Nordic Visitor travel consultant for advice.

How about a 5-day Scandinavia road trip?

On a self-drive tour in Scandinavia, you’ll have the freedom to pull the car over at any attractions that catch your interest.

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.

Your 5-day Scandinavia road trip could begin in Oslo and end in Bergen, swapping train travel for car rental. Soak up the fjord and mountain views as you drive from the capital to the coast.

Or you could explore the Lofoten Islands on a self-drive tour. Experience Viking history, outdoor excursions and breathtaking landscapes in this magical corner of Norway. Basing yourself in the small towns of Svolvær and Reine, you could head off on day trips to more remote parts of the archipelago.

  • Day 1 – Arrive at Svolvær Airport and pick up your rental car. Overnight in Svolvær.
  • Day 2 – Overnight in Svolvær.
  • Day 3 – Overnight in Reine.
  • Day 4 – Overnight in Reine.
  • Day 5 – Depart from Svolvær Airport.

All of Nordic Visitor’s Scandinavia self-drive tour packages 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, just contact us to ask.



Interested in a guided tour 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 the Scandinavian capitals is an excellent option! Extend your itinerary to at least 7 days and travel in the summer months (May to August) to join one of these groups.

You’ll get an enriching experience of Scandinavia on a small group tour, getting under the skin of Sweden, Denmark and Norway in the company of like-minded visitors.

Our 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.



Prefer a self-guided tour of Scandinavia?

Denmark, Norway and Sweden are ideal to explore on an independent tour. That’s because these countries share a similar cultural heritage and are well-connected via modern railways and waterways.

As such, we highly recommend the Scandinavian Triangle, a route that incorporates the capital cities: Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. Spend your days enjoying walking tours, savouring delicious meals in Scandinavian restaurants, or cycling along the pedestrianised streets and bike lanes.

To embark on a tour of the Scandinavian Triangle, you’ll need at least 7 days to have enough time to see all three capitals in the same trip. Travel from one city to the next by plane, train or cruise.

In Copenhagen you could visit the Tivoli Gardens amusement park, dating back to the 19th century. In Stockholm you might want to wander through Gamla Stan in the city centre. And in Oslo there is Viking history to discover.

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 plane, ferry or train tickets between destinations.

Plus, booking an independent tour of Scandinavia 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.

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

 

— OTHER DESTINATIONS

See more of Northern Europe

  • Like raw nature? Discover Iceland’s jaw-dropping landscapes
  • Want more road trip ideas? Venture to Scotland and Ireland
  • Love winter scenery? Make for snowy Lapland
  • Keen to go off the beaten track? Explore 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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  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Scandinavian travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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