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Scandinavia Tours in July

Experience the incredible scenery of Sweden, Denmark and Norway on a Scandinavia tour in July. The Stockholm-based experts at Nordic Visitor will make sure you enjoy the charming cultural sights and stunning natural landscapes.

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ITINERARY IDEAS FOR VISITING SCANDINAVIA IN JULY

Are you looking for ideas for a Scandinavia tour in July? We’ve got you covered!

July is a great time of year to visit Scandinavia – a region in Northern Europe comprising Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The warm weather means you can enjoy a range of outdoor activities and stay up late with the midnight sun.

Our Scandinavia experts will ensure that you get the most out of your summer trip. Your tour can be tailored depending on your personal preferences. You could join a guided small group tour, take the wheel on a self-drive trip, or opt for an independent experience of the region.

What’s more, when you’re planning a trip to Scandinavia with Nordic Visitor, you get tried-and-tested accommodation, private or public transportation reservations, and many other benefits as part of the package.

Keep browsing below to explore trip ideas for your tour of Scandinavia in July.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Experts in tailor-made Scandinavia tours
  • Based in Sweden, Iceland & Scotland
  • Local staff with first-hand Nordic travel experience
  • Dedicated to providing personalised, quality service

DISCOVER THE CAPITALS OF SCANDINAVIA

Hop from one city to the next on the Scandinavian Triangle route, encompassing Stockholm in Sweden, Copenhagen in Denmark, and Oslo in Norway.

Norway, Sweden, 2 more …
Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

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1562EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Independent Tours
12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Baltic Cruise

Train, Cruise & Ferry

1919EUR

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12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Baltic Cruise

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Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

Train & Cruise

2942EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

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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

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JOIN A GUIDED SMALL GROUP IN SCANDINAVIA

Visit Scandinavia’s top attractions with a local guide and fellow travellers from around the world. Get to know Sweden, Norway and Denmark inside out.

Norway
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Norway

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

4279EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Norway

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Norway
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords

Pace Level Level 3 (Express)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

3372EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords

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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)

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

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Guided Groups
12 days / 11 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

Finland, Sweden, Denmark & Norway

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

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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.

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO IN SCANDINAVIA IN JULY?

There are so many things to do in Scandinavia in July, whether you want to explore cultural cities or immerse yourself in the picturesque countryside. The days are long at this time of year, with the sun rising as early as 4 AM and setting after 10 PM in southern Scandinavia.

In the north, towards the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set at all. This phenomenon is called the “midnight sun” and occurs in Scandinavia and other Nordic countries, such as Iceland. You could take a Hurtigruten cruise tour up the Norwegian coast for an unforgettable midnight sun experience.

Travel to Scandinavia in July, and you'll have your pick of exciting outdoor activities, stunning scenery and vibrant cities to discover.

The long daylight hours are a real advantage to explore the sights at different times of the day. As July is peak summer holidays in Europe, we recommend visiting top attractions early or late in the day to have a quieter time.

If you visit Scandinavia in July, some of the best places to see are the capitals of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. One of our top travel tips is to hop between Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen on the Scandinavian Triangle route. Soak up the atmosphere on walking tours and enjoy meals al fresco.

July is also a really good time to visit Scandinavia if you’re looking to explore rural regions and national parks. Head to Bergen on the west coast of Norway to witness the stunning Norwegian fjords. Or go island-hopping in the Stockholm Archipelago, a summertime idyll for Swedish city-dwellers.



Here’s one of our suggestions for a Scandinavia itinerary in July:

Day 1 - Arrive in 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) in the old town (Gamla Stan).

Day 2 - The highlights of Stockholm
Spend a full day in the Swedish capital, discovering the city’s attractions and districts. You could join a sightseeing tour to see the best of Stockholm in a day, taking you to must-see spots like the City Hall, Royal Palace and trendy Södermalm quarter.

Or, a ferry ride will whisk you off to the island of Djurgården, home to the Vasa Museum and Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum. Meanwhile, a day trip to the Stockholm Archipelago means you could swim in the Baltic Sea and hike through forests.

Day 3 - Fly to Copenhagen, 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 - Discover Copenhagen
Soak up the charms of Copenhagen today, either on your own or as part of a guided tour. You might want to visit Rosenborg Castle, the Botanical Garden and Torvehallerne food market.

We also recommend hopping on a boat tour to see Christiansborg Palace, the Royal Danish Opera House and the colourful canals from the water.

Day 5 - Overnight cruise to Oslo, Norway
Ahead of tonight's journey to Oslo, spend the day enjoying more of Copenhagen. Why not make like the bicycle-happy Danes and rent a bike?

You could check out the exquisite Amalienborg Palace, and walk all the way to the Little Mermaid statue. Later, board an overnight cruise to Oslo.

Day 6 - 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 vessels at the popular Viking Ship Museum.

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 - Scenic train journey to Flåm
This morning, you’ll embark on the famous 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 8 - Norwegian fjord cruise
Prepare to witness breathtaking Norwegian scenery today, as you hop on a cruise that takes you through the fjords. You’ll be able to admire the glittering waters, cascading falls and forested mountains of Sognefjord, passing through Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.

Afterwards, it’s an exciting coach and train ride to Bergen via Stalheimskleiva – the steepest road in Europe, with 13 hairpin bends.

Day 9 - 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 panoramic views over the city and fjords.

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

Day 10 - Depart from Bergen, Norway
Fly back home from Bergen-Flesland Airport, having enjoyed 10 days in beautiful Scandinavia.



What other ideas are there for a Scandinavia tour in July?

There are plenty more places to explore in this region. For example, you could opt for a Scandinavia cruise in July starting in Finland. Explore Helsinki, the Finnish capital, and maybe add in a detour to Tallinn, the charming capital of Estonia.

Then, step aboard a cruise that whisks you to Stockholm, crossing the Baltic Sea overnight to begin your exploration of the Scandinavian Triangle the following day.

Another tour to add to your bucket list is a Scandinavia fjord trip in July. From Oslo or Bergen, head north discovering the western fjords, islands and remote fishing villages along the way. To fully experience the midnight sun, travel all the way to the Lofoten Islands or even Tromsø.

If you want to spot the northern lights in Scandinavia, the best time to visit is winter when the night skies are at their darkest.

Another idea for your July holiday? Hop on a plane and visit Iceland as part of your Nordic experience! In July and August, you could even explore the wild and remote Greenland or Svalbard.

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.

How about a Scandinavia road trip in July?

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.

Drive through Scandinavia in July for incredible scenery right outside your window, watching how the landscapes shift between Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

You could opt for a circular route between Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, flying in and out of the Swedish capital, for example. This way, you could soak up the verdant countryside, rural villages, and grand castles and manor houses in this corner of Scandinavia.

  • Day 1 – Arrive at 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 – Overnight in Oslo.
  • Day 8 – Drive back towards Stockholm. Overnight in Örebro area of Sweden.
  • Day 9 – Drop off rental car and spend the night in Stockholm.
  • Day 10 – Depart from Stockholm Airport.

If you want to slow down the pace, spend more time in Scandinavia on your road trip. You could skip the ferry to Oslo and instead drive to Norway via Gothenburg, Sweden, or delve deeper into rural Scandinavia on an extended trip through the region.

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.


  • Find out more about other times to visit Scandinavia. Go earlier, in May or June, or later, in August or September

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!

A small group tour of Scandinavia in July offers an enriching experience, allowing 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 trip is still personal for you.



Prefer 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. Public transportation in Scandinavia is fast, reliable and punctual, so getting around by train and ferry is a great alternative to driving.

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 travel 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 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

  • Stay up late with the midnight sun in Iceland
  • Head to the Highlands and islands of stunning Scotland
  • Immerse yourself in the green landscapes of Ireland
  • Explore the Arctic Circle on a tour to 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.

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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