WHAT TO SEE ON A 6-DAY TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA?
The countries that traditionally constitute Scandinavia include Sweden, Denmark and Norway. It’s ideal to visit these countries in one holiday as they all share a similar cultural heritage and are well-connected via modern motorways, railways and waterways.
With 6 days in Scandinavia, it’s possible to travel to the capital cities of Scandinavia -- Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm -- on an express tour. With comfortable travel by train and ferry, you can enjoy some beautiful Scandinavian countryside scenery in addition to city sightseeing.
Recommended 6-day Scandinavia itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive to 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) and enjoy a Swedish coffee break, with a nice pastry of course, at one of the local cafes in this medieval neighbourhood. Or, for a relaxing overview of Stockholm's top attractions, take a city sightseeing tour by bus or boat.
Day 2 - Take the train to Copenhagen, Denmark
Head to Stockholm Central Station after breakfast and board the train for Copenhagen. Enjoy views of southern Sweden’s idyllic countryside, with colourful little timber cottages, on the way. Once in Denmark’s capital, take a walk down the city’s busy “Ströget” street for a bite to eat, or go check out the fun and games at the old fashioned Tivoli Gardens amusement park.
Day 3 - Overnight cruise to Oslo, Norway
Spend the day exploring the landmarks of Copenhagen. Take a canal tour to see the sights from the city’s waterways, or be like the bicycle-happy Danes and rent a bike to go see the attractions. Make sure to check out the beautiful Amalienborg Palace, as well as the colourful Nyhavn harbour and the Little Mermaid. Later, head to the port for your overnight cruise to Oslo.
Day 4 - 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 Viking ships at the popular Viking Ship Museum. If you love art, make sure to take a walk through the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Day 5 - Back to Stockholm by train
In the morning after breakfast, take the train from Oslo Central Station to Stockholm. Back in Sweden’s charming capital, take some time to check out attractions you missed on day one. See the stately City Hall, where the Nobel banquets are held, or take a trip over to the Djurgården part of the city to visit the popular Vasa Museum or the Skansen open-air museum.
Day 6 - Depart from Stockholm
Fly back from from Stockholm Arlanda Airport and make your friends jealous with all your great vacation photos!
Want to add a Norway in a Nutshell tour to your Scandinavian trip to see the fjords? This journey between Oslo and Bergen in Norway is -- at minimum -- a full day trip, not to mention all the extra time you’ll want for exploring the gorgeous city of Bergen and the nearby natural attractions. So factor in a few extra days if you want to spend some time on Norway's west coast. It's also possible to customise a 6-day Scandinavia itinerary to focus just on Norway if the fjords are on your bucket list.
Are you planning to spend 6 days in Scandinavia in winter? For great northern lights viewing opportunities, see our winter travel packages in Northern Norway and in the Lapland region of Sweden and Finland.
Want to take a 6-day Scandinavia road trip?
On a summertime self-drive tour in Scandinavia, you’ll have the freedom to pull the car over at whatever attractions 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 if you find yourself in a spot of trouble on the road.
Mind you, a 6-day road trip in Scandinavia may not be enough time to experience more than two countries in one trip, but you would be able to enjoy the countryside between two of the major cities -- for example, a road trip from Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark. If you want to slow down the pace and take in more than one Scandinavian country, we highly recommend extending your Scandinavia self-drive tour to 9 days or more.
What’s more, all of Nordic Visitor’s Scandinavia 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.
Want to join a guided tour of Scandinavia?
To see Scandinavia from a local’s point of view… and make some new friends along the way, a guided small group tour of the Scandinavian cities in summer is a great option! To fully appreciate the top attractions of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, we recommend extending your travel time to at least 10 days. This extra time will allow you to travel at a comfortable pace and enjoy Scandinavia’s number one attraction -- the Norwegian fjords.
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