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Scandinavia Tours in October

Choose a Scandinavia tour in October to enjoy Sweden, Norway and Denmark in the fall. Your autumn tour can be tailored by the Scandinavia travel consultants at Nordic Visitor, who are based in Stockholm and will use their unrivalled expertise to create your dream trip.

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ITINERARY IDEAS FOR VISITING SCANDINAVIA IN OCTOBER

Need ideas for Scandinavia tours in October? Then keep reading!

October is a good time to visit Scandinavia if you want to travel during the shoulder season. In autumn, the Scandinavian countries – made up of Norway, Sweden and Denmark – welcome fewer visitors at top sites and attractions compared to the summer months.

Our Scandinavia experts will ensure that you get the most out of your October trip, depending on your personal preferences. You could see the capitals of Scandinavia on a self-guided tour, or head to the Arctic Circle to hunt for the northern lights.

What’s more, when you book a Scandinavia trip 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 for ideas on the best places to visit in Scandinavia in October.

 

— 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, Copenhagen and Oslo. Travel around Scandinavia independently by train, plane or ferry.

Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
Independent Tours
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

Capitals of Scandinavia in Winter

Cruise

1175EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

Capitals of Scandinavia in Winter

1175EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia Classic - Winter

Train & Cruise

1979EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia Classic - Winter

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Norway, Sweden, 2 more …
Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Capitals of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise - Winter

Cruise

1568EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Capitals of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise - Winter

1568EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 2 more …
Independent Tours
12 days / 11 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise - Winter

Train & Cruise

2268EUR

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12 days / 11 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise - Winter

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SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN THE NORDICS

Head to Northern Norway or Iceland for the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis in the dark night skies of Europe in October. Immerse yourself in beautiful wintry landscapes and hunt for the northern lights.

Norway
Best seller
Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2623EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2623EUR

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Iceland
Multi-Day Tours
8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Mar

Northern Lights Adventure in the Westfjords

Reykjavik, Northern Lights

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Iceland
Best seller
Guided Groups
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

Ice Cave & Glacier Lagoon

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

206633ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

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Iceland
Best seller
Guided Groups
8 days / 7 nights
Sep - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 1 (Easy)

321479ISK

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8 days / 7 nights
Sep - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

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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 DO AND WHERE TO GO IN SCANDINAVIA IN OCTOBER?

There are plenty of things to do in Scandinavia in October, from admiring the autumn shades of the trees to cosying up with a hot drink in a hip café.

It’s fall in October in Scandinavia, so temperatures are cool and crisp, but you might also get some sunshine. The countryside is ablaze in orange and gold foliage at this time of year, making October an ideal month for photographers and nature-lovers to tour Scandinavia.

An advantage of visiting in the shoulder season is that there are fewer visitors around. Make the most of this quiet period by exploring the capitals of the Scandinavian Triangle in one incredible trip. In October these cities are quieter than in the summer, so you’ll have more of them to yourselves.

Visiting Scandinavia in October also means you can soak up the region’s rural attractions. Head to Bergen in Norway to witness the stunning fjords, or go further north on the Hurtigruten cruise for a glimpse at the stunning west coast.

As a Northern European tour operator, Nordic Visitor specialises in organising holidays to this beautiful corner of the world. We have many more ideas to help you explore Scandinavia your way!



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

Day 1 - Arrive in 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 fika (a Swedish coffee break) with a nice pastry at one of the local cafés in this medieval neighbourhood. Or, why not hop on a city sightseeing tour?

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 experience 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 Nordic Museum and Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum.

Day 3 - Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark
Head to Stockholm Airport after breakfast and board the plane to Copenhagen. Once in Denmark’s capital, take a walk down the city’s popular Strøget street for a bite to eat, or go check out the fun and games at the old fashioned Tivoli Gardens amusement park.

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 Christianshavn Canal from the water.

Day 5 - Overnight cruise to Oslo, Norway
Ahead of your journey to Oslo, Norway’s capital city, 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, as well as the colourful Nyhavn harbour and the Little Mermaid statue. Later, head to the port for your 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.

If you love art, make sure to take a walk through the delightful Vigeland Sculpture Park. Don’t miss a visit to Oslo City Hall if you want to see where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held.

Day 7 - Scenic train journey to Flåm
This morning, go to Oslo Central Station to begin your Norway in a Nutshell® experience – 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 October?

Travelling to Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark) gives you a good excuse to see more of Northern Europe in the same trip.

The Nordic countries – that’s Finland and Iceland as well as Norway, Sweden and Denmark – are well connected via plane, train and ferry. That’s why seeing a few of them in one go is a great idea!

You could begin your tour in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. Here in this exciting city, spend your time uncovering attractions like Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, and the Old Market Hall. Don’t miss the chance to visit local restaurants for a taste of Finnish cuisine.

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

Another option is to follow up your Scandinavia tour with a visit to Iceland. Fly from Oslo to Reykjavík and spend some days discovering the country’s awe-inspiring natural scenery, including glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls.

Or, if you’re planning a trip to see the northern lights in October, we recommend you visit Northern Norway or Iceland. For the optimum chance of spotting the aurora borealis, the best time to visit is in winter (October to March) when the night skies are darker.

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 self-guided tour of Scandinavia?

If you would like to discover Scandinavia on your own, then an independent tour is the perfect choice. Travel from one place to the next using public transportation, which in Scandinavia is fast, reliable and punctual.

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.

Interested in a Scandinavia road trip?

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.

If you want to take a road trip through Scandinavia, we recommend visiting between May and September. Enjoy incredible scenery right outside your window, watching how the landscapes shift between Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

You could opt for a circular road trip between Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, flying in and out of the Swedish capital, for example.



Prefer 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! These take place between May and August, so book your trip for the summer season to join a group.

A small group tour of Scandinavia offers an enriching experience, allowing you to get the most out of your trip thanks to the expertise of a local tour guide. What’s more, you’ll be travelling alongside 16 people at most, so the trip is still personal for you.

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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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