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9-Day Tours in Scandinavia

Travel to the Scandinavian capitals 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 9 days in Scandinavia.

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ITINERARY IDEAS FOR 9 DAYS IN SCANDINAVIA

Wondering about the best way to spend your 9 days in Scandinavia? Let our travel experts help!

At Nordic Visitor, our Scandinavian travel consultants create 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 9-day trip.

They will ensure your itinerary is customised to you, 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 9-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 9 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 9 DAYS

With a Scandinavia itinerary of 9 days, you could visit the capitals of Norway, Sweden and Denmark at leisure. We can customise these 10-day tours if you want to spend 9 days in Scandinavia.

Norway, Sweden & Denmark
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
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Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

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

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

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10 days / 9 nights
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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
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Scandinavian Road Trip

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
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Best of Scandinavia Classic - Winter

Train & Cruise

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STAY LONGER & SEE MORE OF SCANDINAVIA

Spend more than 9 days in Scandinavia to explore the region at leisure or discover other cities such as Helsinki, Finland and Bergen, Norway. We recommend these extended Scandinavian itineraries to experience more of the Nordic region in one incredible trip.

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Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

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

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

Train & Cruise

4553EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
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Independent Tours
12 days / 11 nights
5.0
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Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

Train & Cruise

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12 days / 11 nights
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Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
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Complete Road Trip of Norway, Sweden & Denmark

4186EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
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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 9-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 9 days in Scandinavia, it’s possible to travel to the core capitals of Scandinavia -- Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen -- at a comfortable pace.



Here’s our top suggestion for a 9-day Scandinavia itinerary, a popular "Golden Triangle" route that covers the capitals of Sweden, Denmark and Norway:

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 real Swedish coffee break, with a nice pastry of course, at one of the local cafes in this medieval neighbourhood. Or, hop on a city sightseeing tour by bus or boat to get a relaxing overview of this sophisticated city.

Day 2 - Full day in Stockholm
Relax and explore Sweden's capital today. Fun fact: Stockholm is a city built over 14 islands! Today is a great opportunity to explore some of them. One we recommend in particular is Djurgården, a tranquil green oasis that’s home to numerous attractions, including the popular Vasa Museum, the ABBA Museum, the Gröna Lund amusement park and the Skansen open-air museum.

Day 3 - 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 popular Strøget shopping street for some good people-watching. Save room for the delicious Danish food, too! 

Day 4 - Full day in Copenhagen
Take in the sights of Denmark's capital today. Take a canal tour for a relaxing overview of this historic city, or be like the bicycle-loving Danes and rent a bike to get to the attractions. Make sure to check out the beautiful Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace, as well as the colourful Nyhavn harbour and the Little Mermaid. Or, spend a few hours -- or the whole day! -- enjoying the rides and games at Tivoli Gardens, one of the world's oldest amusement parks. 

Day 5 - Overnight cruise to Oslo, Norway
Enjoy some more Copenhagen sightseeing. For a good workout, walk up the winding spiral ramp of the 17th-century Rundetårn (Round Tower), and reward yourself with a great view at the top. Or, head over to the west side of town to take a tour of the historic Carlsberg Brewery, and reward yourself with a beer tasting at the end. Later you'll head to Oslo on an overnight cruise.

Day 6 - Explore Norway’s capital city
After your ship arrives early in the morning, the whole day is yours to roam Oslo. 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 7 - Full day in Oslo
Into history? Head to Oslo’s Bygdøy peninsula to learn about the country's seafaring history. You could visit 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 8 - Oslo 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. Why not stroll over to see the stately City Hall, where the Nobel banquets are held, before finding a nice place for dinner.

Day 9 - Depart from Stockholm
Fly back from from Stockholm Arlanda Airport and make your friends jealous with all your great vacation photos!



WHAT ARE OTHER IDEAS FOR A 9-DAY SCANDINAVIA ITINERARY?

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 to the above itinerary if you want to spend some time on Norway's west coast. With so many natural attractions in Norway, you could easily spend half -- or all -- of your 9-day tour in that country alone.

Want to extend your tour to Finland and Estonia? With 9 days in Scandinavia, you could sail around the Baltic Sea, with overnights in Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn -- giving you a little East-meets-West itinerary. See how Scandinavian influences blend with Finnish, Estonian and Russian cultures. With a few extra days you could also fit St Petersburg, Russia into that Baltic route.

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 a 9-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.

A 9-day road trip through Sweden, Denmark and Norway will be similar to the train-cruise itinerary we listed earlier. Of course, in addition to overnights in the capital cities you'll also spend a few nights in smaller towns and rural areas. See an example below:

  • Day 1 – Arrive to Stockholm Airport.
  • Day 2 – Pick up rental car and drive through southern Sweden. Overnight in Kalmar area of Sweden.
  • Day 3 – Overnight in Ystad area of Sweden.
  • Day 4 – Overnight in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Day 5 – Overnight on the ferry to Oslo, Norway.
  • Day 6 – Overnight in Oslo.
  • Day 7 – Drive back towards Stockholm. Overnight in Örebro area of Sweden.
  • Day 8 – Drop off rental car and spend the night in Stockholm.
  • Day 9 – Depart from Stockholm Airport.

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.

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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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