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1-Week Tours in Scandinavia

Discover Sweden, Denmark and Norway in one glorious trip by spending one week in Scandinavia. See the cultural highlights and stunning landscapes by travelling independently by land and sea.

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ITINERARY IDEAS FOR 1 WEEK IN SCANDINAVIA

Do you want to spend one week in Scandinavia? Look no further!

At Nordic Visitor, our Scandinavian travel experts – based in Stockholm – specialise in creating tailored itineraries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. They have in-depth knowledge of the region and will help you see the very best of the Scandinavian countries.

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 one-week 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 one week 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 1 WEEK

Imagine spending one week in Scandinavia exploring the capital cities of Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm, or the beautiful fjords of Norway. These packages include conveniently located city hotels, ferries and more.

Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

229080ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

229080ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
4.9
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

229080ISK

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

229080ISK

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Norway
Best seller
Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
4.7
May - Sep

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

3103EUR

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

3103EUR

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Norway
Best seller
Cruise
7 days / 6 nights
4.7
Dec - Mar

Best of Northern Norway Classic - 71° North Cape

Northern Lights & Cruise

4703EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

4703EUR

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STAY LONGER & SEE MORE OF SCANDINAVIA

Spend more than 1 week in Scandinavia to experience other cities and countries. We recommend these extended Scandinavian itineraries to really experience more of the Nordic region in one incredible trip.

Norway, Sweden & Denmark
10-15% OFF IN 2024
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

5625EUR

4781EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

5625EUR

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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

4553EUR

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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

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Best seller
Independent Tours
12 days / 11 nights
5.0
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

Train & Cruise

3189EUR

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12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

3189EUR

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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 ONE-WEEK TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA?

Scandinavia is a region of Europe that covers the kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The ideal holiday is to visit all three together as they all share similar cultural heritage and history. They are also well-connected via flights, modern motorways, railways and waterways.

With one week in Scandinavia, it’s possible to travel to all three capitals – Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. With comfortable travel by flight and ferry, you can admire Scandinavia’s scenic coast and rural areas, as well as its attractive cities.



Here’s our suggestion for a one-week Scandinavia itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive to 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 street shopping 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 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 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 over 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 explore a variety of historic museums.

You could also visit one of the many cultural attractions of the city, from the Royal Palace to discovering 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 to make all your friends at home jealous.



What other ideas are there for a one-week Scandinavia itinerary?

There are various other ways you can explore Scandinavia with an itinerary of 1 week. You could focus on one of the countries instead of all three. You also could head up north to visit Lapland or northern Norway.

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 days in each capital city.

You could also visit Bergen on the west coast of Norway or take on the iconic Norway in a Nutshell® route. 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.

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 tour is the perfect choice.

By opting for an independent 1 week 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 you can 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 Scandinavia road trip?

On a one-week long Scandinavia 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. You’ll also have access to our 24/7 emergency helpline should you need to call us at any point.



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 and how to get to Scandinavia.

 

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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

  • 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.

Contact us

We’re here to help, so get in touch with our friendly team to book your package or add extra nights and activities to an existing booking.

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