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Highlights of Scandinavia: Sweden, Norway & Denmark

with Iceland extension
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Travel from Nordic cities to otherworldly fjords.

On this 10-day Scandinavian tour, you’ll experience the uniquely Nordic charms of three major seafaring cities. After exploring Stockholm, Sweden, travel west to Norway and see what all the buzz is about in Bergen. Enjoy the picturesque city center before cruising through the stunning fjords. Finish your journey in the modern city of Copenhagen.

Your tour package includes
  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 4 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
Included highlights
  • Stockholm City Hall
  • Vasa Museum
  • historic Bergen
  • Edvard Grieg Musuem
  • Flåm Railway
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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Stockholm today.

Stockholm3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Stockholm
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Sweden! Meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Stockholm
Included meal: Breakfast

Explore Sweden’s sophisticated capital on a guided tour led by a local expert.

  • Enter the architecturally unique Stockholm City Hall, site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet
  • Step inside the Vasa Museum to see a 1628 warship that once sat at the bottom of Stockholm harbor
  • Stroll through the medieval Old Town and view the Baroque Royal Palace

Enjoy a free afternoon in Stockholm or add an excursion.

Drottningholm
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 4: Free day in Stockholm
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring Stockholm or add an excursion.

Historic Sweden: A Day in Uppsala
Excursion (additional cost)
Fjords Region2 nights
Day 5: Flight to Bergen
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Make your way to the airport for a short flight to Bergen, Norway. Tonight, gather with your group for an included dinner.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Bergen
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know Bergen with a local guide, uncovering the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bryggen district and city center.

  • Pass by the Bergenhus Fortress and stroll through the bustling fish and flower market
  • Head to the Custom House Pier to view the city center and harbor
  • Drive to the medieval-style Fantoft Stave Church in Fana
  • Explore the Edvard Grieg Museum to learn about the famed composer
Fjord Region1 night
Day 7: Norwegian Fjords
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day journeying through Norway’s fjord country, a region of otherworldly natural beauty.

  • Embark on a cruise through the country’s steep cliffs and narrow waterways
  • Disembark in the village of Flåm, overlooking Aurlandsfjord
  • Explore the Flåm Railway Museum
  • Take a scenic train ride along one of the steepest rails in the world
Copenhagen2 nights
Day 8: Flight to Copenhagen & sightseeing tour
Included meal: Breakfast

After a morning flight to Copenhagen, Denmark, take a guided tour of the bustling maritime city with a local guide.

  • Step inside the 16th-century Rosenborg Castle, a royal residence built in the Dutch Renaissance style
  • View the iconic Little Mermaid statue and marvel at the wharfside homes and stores in the beautifully preserved Nyhavn district
  • Pass by the Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament
Day 9: Free day in Copenhagen
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Spend the day exploring Copenhagen or add an excursion.

Tonight, gather with your group for a farewell dinner.

Frederiksborg Castle & Elsinore
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Iceland.

Extension to Iceland

End your tour with a stop in another Nordic gem: Reykjavik, Iceland. See the progressive capital of Reykjavik, the geysers of the Golden Circle, and the otherworldly landscapes that have made Iceland a must-visit.

Reykjavik3 nights
Day 10: Flight to Reykjavik
Included meal: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport and fly to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Reykjavik
Included meal: Breakfast

Get a feel for Reykjavik, often called “the greenest city on Earth,” with your Tour Director leading the way.

  • See the iconic Höfði House, Perlan Restaurant, and the presidential residence at Bessastadir
  • Visit Hallgrim’s Church and the University District
  • Pass the Old Town Center, Parliament House, and modern City Hall
  • Glimpse the artwork of Ásmundur Sveinsson and Einar Jónsson, both famous Icelandic artists

Enjoy a free afternoon in Reykjavik or add an excursion.

Blue Lagoon Spa Visit
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 12: The Golden Circle
Included meal: Breakfast

Leave the bustle of Reykjavik behind as you travel the Golden Circle, a ring of some of Iceland’s most magnificent natural wonders.

  • Stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the Althing, an open-air governmental assembly that was established in 930 and continued to meet until 1798
  • Explore the Great Geysir geothermal area, located in the Haukadalur Valley
  • Discover Gullfoss, or the Golden Waterfall, a natural wonder and one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe
Flight Home
Day 13: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Fantastic experience!
by 4th time traveler 

What a fantastic trip I would highly recommend it with the Iceland extension. I find it difficult to put into words what a wonderful time I had. It was the perfect mix of the grandeur of old world historic cities and the awe of nature. I love castles, museums, statues, and history. I’m not the c...

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Another tour now off the “Bucket List”.
by 10th time traveler 

This was an excellent trip overall. Had worried for months that it would not be filled and finally got 16 people to sign up just before final payment due - thanks Nani and Sophie. Helga our tour guide from Austria was one of our favorites of the 9 tours we’ve taken. Very knowledgeable, friendly and ...

great value for an "introductory" experience in Scandinavia
by 2nd time traveler 

The tour director did an excellent job of coordinating the logistics-- which included flights between Sweden and Norway and Norway and Denmark. The local tour guides were superb--very educational and amiable. The group meals were terrific. The 3 hotel rooms had good locations, but the beds were poor...

Scandinavia is a must see!
by 5th time traveler 

What an amazing journey visiting four countries and being immersed in Scandinavian culture. Our guide Monika was delightful from the first time I saw her smiling face at the airport and all throughout our journey from Sweden to Norway to Denmark. Amazing scenery, tasty food, very comfortable hotels ...

First Tour with GoAhead
by 2nd time traveler 

We totally enjoyed our trip with GoAhead tours. The itinerary was perfect for us with lots of independent time to explore on our own. Beautiful, clean, modern cities in Stockholm and Copenhagen with fantastic scenery in Norway and Iceland. Our tour director Monika was friendly, organized, knowle...

Go Ahead Tours replied on 09/30/2019

Dear David, Reading that you had such a wonderful ...

Hotels, flights & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.

First Hotel Norrtull

This historic hotel is located in the Vasastan neighborhood. Guests enjoy a restaurant, courtyard, and meeting space. Nearby, you’ll find Vasaparken, ...

Hotel Zander K

This modern hotel is located in the Sentrum neighborhood. Guests enjoy a foodbar, gym, and free bicycle rentals. Nearby, you’ll find the Bergen Storse...

Comfort Hotel Vesterbro

This modern hotel is located in the Vesterbro district. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar, and conference rooms. Nearby, you’ll find Tivoli Gardens, the ...

Fosshotel Reykjavík

This modern hotel is located in the business district. Guests enjoy a beer garden, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find downtown’s shop...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Passport & visa requirements
  • This tour visits Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (plus Iceland on the tour extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
Tour pace
  • You will walk for about 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets, paved roads, and dirt paths.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of trains and boats.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Stockholm and depart from Copenhagen (or Reykjavik on the tour extension). A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
  • Flights from Stockholm to Bergen and Bergen to Copenhagen are included in the price of your tour. (The tour extension also includes a flight from Copenhagen to Reykjavik)
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
Baggage allowance
  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that our travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
Clothing & packing tips
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
  • Please note that there are often baggage restrictions during internal transfers including internal flights, and packing light is recommended.
Health
  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to any of the countries on this tour.
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at [cdc.gov](https://www/cdc.gov).
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
Cuisine
  • Sweden's famous meatballs are typically served with a brown sauce and tart lingonberry jam. Smoked salmon and pickled herring are popular eats, especially atop a crisp bread. Snack on the country's many kinds of pastry and breads during fika, a social coffee hour that occurs mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Norwegian cuisine is varied, offering something for every traveler. Lamb is the most traditional meat, but you’ll also find everything from goose to deer being served in Norway. Seafood lovers will enjoy the country's array of smoked salmon, shellfish, pickled herring, and scrod. Typical meals often incorporate grains, locally-produced cheeses, fresh produce, and wild berries.
  • When in Denmark, try the beloved open-faced sandwich called smørrebrød: a slice of rye bread topped with local favorites that could include smoked fish, prawns, mayonnaise, horseradish, or caviar. The country is also known for the popular Carlsberg and Tuborg beers.
  • On the tour extension, Icelandic cuisine relies on traditional, locally sourced ingredients from the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding mountains. Both fresh and dried fish, including herring, cod, and shark, are important culinary staples. Other must-tries include Icelandic lamb, which is considered to be some of the best in the world, as well as pylsa (hot dogs), and skyr cheese.
Electricity & air conditioning
  • All destinations visited on this tour operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C or F plugs with two small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
Time zones
  • Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
  • On the tour extension, Iceland is one hour behind GMT and four hours ahead of ET.
  • When it’s noon in New York, it's 6pm in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark and 4pm on the tour extension in Iceland.
  • The amount of daylight in Iceland greatly varies based on the season. Expect as much as ten hours of daylight in the summer and as little as 4.5 hours of daylight in the winter.
Currency
  • You will use the Swedish krona in Sweden, the Norwegian krone in Norway, and the Danish krone in Denmark (plus the Icelandic krona in Iceland on the tour extension).
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
Tipping
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information. International travel is, by its very nature, unpredictable. We must therefore reserve the right to change this itinerary, without advance notice, to meet with local conditions at the time of travel. We appreciate your understanding. Please refer to our website for Terms & Conditions, dates, and prices.
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