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8-Day Tours in Scandinavia

Travel to the Scandinavian capital cities all in one trip! From independent holidays to guided tours, with travel by car, train or ferry, Nordic Visitor can create the perfect itinerary for your 8 days in Scandinavia.

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BEST ITINERARY FOR 8 DAYS IN SCANDINAVIA

So, you're planning to spend 8 days in Scandinavia. What should you see and do? What's the best way to travel? Let the Scandinavian travel experts at Nordic Visitor help!

Our experienced staff -- who are based right in Sweden’s capital city -- specialise in crafting custom itineraries that combine trips to Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm, as well as other popular destinations such as Helsinki, Tallinn and Bergen. Explore the fascinating Scandinavian countries on your own, or as part of a guided small group, with travel options by rental car, train and ferry-cruise.

Your 8-day Scandinavia itinerary by Nordic Visitor comes with quality-checked accommodations, transportation reservations and much more. Regardless of the type of tour you book, you’ll enjoy the personal service of your own dedicated travel consultant, who can advise you on any possible customisations such as extra nights.

Keep browsing below for trip ideas and suggestions for what to see during your 8 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 8 DAYS

Enjoy an amazing journey to the Scandinavian capitals and other major cities. All tour packages include centrally-located city hotels, bookings of train/ferry travel and more.

STAY LONGER & SEE MORE OF SCANDINAVIA

Extend your stay to slow down the pace or see more attractions. We recommend these longer Scandinavian itineraries to really experience the region’s charms.

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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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

3931EUR

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

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

Train & Cruise

2942EUR

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

2942EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
Best seller
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

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Norway, Sweden, 2 more …
Best seller
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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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Giles, United Kingdom

Scandinavian Highlights by Car, September 2017

definitely recommend your company

I would definitely recommend your company. Very helpful on the phone when booking and arranging extra items such as GPS. Very good English spoken.

Gemma

Castles and Fjords in Scandinavia, March 2018

It was a pleasure from start to finish

It was a pleasure from start to finish with Nordic Visitor, taken in hand by Sophia from the very start who looked after us the whole way we couldn't have been more pleased. Plus the sights we got to see on our journey through Scandinavia for the first time we will never forget. Thank you very much

Inez, Canada

Scenic Circle of Scandinavia, August 2017

Well organized

I appreciate how well organized Nordic Visitor is and how easy it was to find my way around with the help of the maps that they provided. I liked the suggestions they made for sights to see in the various cities as well.  I would definitely check with Nordic Visitor if I planned to return to the same countries.

Dawn, United Kingdom

A Tale of Four Cities, July 2017

Amazing tour

This was an amazing tour for us to take as a family holiday (with teenagers) giving us a little insight into each country. Clearly planned to make the most of each city.  

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 AN 8-DAY TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA?

The countries that traditionally constitute Scandinavia include Sweden, Norway and Denmark. 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 comfortable travel by train and ferry, you can enjoy a blend of Scandinavian countryside scenery and city sightseeing.

With 8 days in Scandinavia, it’s possible to travel to the core capitals of Scandinavia -- Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen -- as well as Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Depending on the route, you could even include Bergen, Norway or Tallinn, Estonia in your 8-day Scandinavia itinerary. 

Want to see the Norwegian fjords in addition to your city hopping? Then here’s a suggestion for an 8-day Scandinavia itinerary, a popular East-meets-West route that includes the top destinations in Finland, Sweden and Norway:

Day 1 - Arrive to Helsinki, Finland
Arrive to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. For the rest of your day, take a walk through Helsinki’s city centre around Senate Square, where you’ll find the grand Helsinki Cathedral. Then stroll down to the nearby Market Square (Kauppatori) by the harbour, where you can grab a fresh bite to eat or a traditional souvenir from one of the many vendors.

Day 2 - Overnight cruise to Stockholm, Sweden
Use the day for Helsinki sightseeing. If the weather is nice, take a trip to the UNESCO-listed 18th-century Suomenlinna sea fortress. For art and interesting architecture, the Uspenski Cathedral, the Sibelius Park and Monument or the Temppeliaukio “Church of the Rock” might pique your interest. Later you'll head to Stockholm on an overnight cruise -- a great way to enjoy the summertime "midnight sun".

Day 3 – Free Day in Stockholm
Arrive to Stockholm in the morning, then explore as you wish. Fun fact: Stockholm is a city built over 14 islands! One island we recommend in particular is Gamla Stan, where you can walk among the medieval Old Town and see the Royal Palace. Another island, Djurgården, is home to numerous attractions, including the popular Vasa Museum, the ABBA Museum and the Skansen open-air museum.

Day 4 – Train to Oslo, Norway
Head to Stockholm Central Station in the morning to take the train to Oslo. Once in Oslo, explore the city. Stroll along the bustling Aker Brygge waterfront area, where you can find numerous cafes and visit the nearby Akershus Fortress. You can also spend some time walking around the amazing sculptures at Vigeland Park, dedicated to the famous works of Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland.

Day 5 – Free Day in Oslo
Into history? Head to Oslo’s Bygdøy peninsula to see the well-preserved Viking ships at the popular Viking Ship Museum. Nearby is the open-air Norwegian Folk Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram Museum, with interesting exhibits about Arctic expeditions. In other areas of Oslo you can visit the Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower or, for art fans, the Munch Museum.

Day 6 – Train to Bergen, Norway
Head to Oslo Central Station in the morning to begin your Norway in a Nutshell trip to Bergen. This extensive and scenic journey includes trips on the Bergen Railway, the famous Flåm Railway, a fjord cruise through the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord and a thrilling bus ride on a winding mountain pass.

Day 7 – Free Day in Bergen
Use the day to explore Bergen, “Capital of the Fjords”. A must-see attraction is Bryggen – a World Heritage Site – the old Hanseatic wharf and medieval heart of the city, popular for its colourful houses. For a bird’s eye view of Bergen, take the Fløibanen funicular up to the viewpoint on Mount Fløyen. Another great mountain viewpoint is Ulriken, accessible via cable cars.

Day 8 - Depart from Bergen
Fly back from Bergen-Flesland Airport and make your friends jealous with all your great vacation photos!



WHAT ARE OTHER IDEAS FOR AN 8-DAY SCANDINAVIA ITINERARY?

Want to spend some time in Copenhagen? We recommend adding extra days between Stockholm and Oslo in the itinerary above, so you can take in the sights of Denmark's capital, including the Tivoli amusement park, Christiansborg Palace, the Little Mermaid and more. You can also re-route the itinerary so that instead of Helsinki, you start in Stockholm, then travel by train to Copenhagen and from there, take an overnight cruise to Oslo.

How about spending some time in Tallinn, Estonia? With 8 days in Scandinavia, you could sail around the Baltic Sea, with overnights in Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn.

Good to know: Our itineraries aren't set in stone, and there are loads of possibilities for customised routes! We can modify the itinerary if you'd prefer to arrive to a different city, spend more free time in one city than another, or add other towns to your trip. Just ask your Nordic Visitor travel consultant for advice.

Want to take an 8-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, an 8-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. Or, with 8 days you could also just focus on one Scandinavian country, for example a road trip in Norway from Oslo to the Norwegian coast, with some time to hike in the fjords.

If you want to slow down the pace and take in more Scandinavian attractions, we highly recommend extending your Scandinavia self-drive tour to 10 days or more. 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.



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.

Scroll down to learn more about Nordic Visitor’s services and how to get to Scandinavia.

 

— TOP SIGHTS

Popular attractions in Scandinavia

  • Roam the medieval streets of Gamla Stan ("Old Town") in Stockholm
  • Ride the antique roller coaster at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
  • Walk among the large, unique sculptures at Vigeland Park in Oslo
  • Visit the 18th-century Suomenlinna sea fortress in Helsinki
  • Explore colourful Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen

 

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.

Book with Confidence

  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • 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.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Scandinavia travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

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