About This Trip

Immerse yourself in the rich culture that is unique to Scandinavia as you journey through Norway, Denmark and Sweden

This 14-day tour features the breathtaking fjords of Norway, an overnight cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen and a visit to Sweden's Kingdom of Crystal. Immerse yourself in the rich culture that is unique to Scandinavia as you journey through Norway, Denmark and Sweden in 2018!

Dates & Prices

  • 2018 Preliminary Itinerary
    Jul 11 2018 to Jul 24 2018
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from: TBD Price includes airfare from Mpls/St. Paul plus taxes/fees and fuel surcharge. Unless paid in full, fuel and all taxes are subject to change and will be re-assessed in your statement prior to final payment. Inquire about airfare from your home city.
  • Land Only from: TBD Services begin in Bergen and end in Stockholm
  • Single Room Supplement: TBD

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including taxes, fees & fuel surcharge
  • 11 nights hotel accommodations, 1st class/superior tourist class, double occupancy
  • Overnight ferry from Oslo–Copenhagen, 2-berth outside cabins
  • Daily breakfasts [B], 1 lunch [L] and 7 dinners [D] including dinner at Tivoli Gardens
  • 1st-class touring coach
  • City sightseeing in Bergen, Oslo, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Stockholm
  • Train: Voss to Flåm, 2nd Class
  • Fjord cruise: Flåm to Gudvangen
  • Visits to Troldhaugen, Stegastein Viewpoint, Borgund Stave Church, Viking Ship Museum, Frederiksborg Castle, Stockholm City Hall and Vasa Ship Museum
  • Ferries and entrance fees to all sites & museums outlined in itinerary
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director for Days 2–14
  • Tour Information Kit

Disclaimer

Please read Brekke's Terms and Conditions for this tour carefully before registering.

Tour Map

Captivating Scandinavia Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday, July 11 Mpls / St. Paul—Bergen

Depart the USA on your transatlantic flight. To request alternate dates or for estimated airfare supplements from other US cities, please note on application.

Day 2: Thursday, July 12 Bergen

Arrive at Flesland Airport Bergen. Transfer to hotel in city center. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time change. Welcome dinner and overnight at Clarion Admiral Hotel.

[D]
Day 3: Friday, July 13 Bergen

Morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to Troldhaugen, home of Norway’s internationally-known composer, the late Edvard Grieg. Tour concludes with a guided walk through the historic Hanseatic Wharf. Balance of day free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 4: Saturday, July 14 Bergen—Flåm

Drive to Voss. Board the famous Oslo/Bergen Railway and proceed to Myrdal. Change to the renowned Flåm Railway and descend 2800 feet within 13 miles to Flåm. Cruise the Aurlandfjord and Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. Return by motorcoach to Flåm for dinner and overnight at Flåmsbrygga Hotel.

[B][D]
Day 5: Sunday, July 15 Flåm—Oslo

Drive to Stegastein Viewpoint for a spectacular view of Norway’s fjord country. Proceed over the mountain road to Lærdal. At Borgund, tour one of the best preserved of the remaining stave churches. Scenic drive to Oslo. Dinner on own. Overnight at the classic Grand Hotel.

[B]
Day 6: Monday, July 16 Oslo

Morning sightseeing includes a tour of Vigeland Park and the Viking Ship Museum. Balance of day free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 7: Tuesday, July 17 Oslo—Copenhagen

Day free in Oslo. Afternoon transfer to quay for overnight cruise to Copenhagen departing at 4:30pm. Dinner on board. Overnight in outside cabin (upgrades to commodore class cabin from $40 per person on request, please inquire upon registration).

[B][D]
Day 8: Wednesday, July 18 Copenhagen

Breakfast on board. Arrive in Copenhagen at 9:45am. Morning sightseeing tour of Copenhagen includes the famous statue, The Little Mermaid. Time to browse the world’s longest shopping street, Strøget. Short walk to the magical Tivoli Gardens for evening dinner. Overnight at Best Western Hotel Hebron.

[B][D]
Day 9: Thursday, July 19 Copenhagen—Lagan

Drive to Hillerød. Tour Frederiksborg Castle, built over three islands housing priceless treasures such as furniture and tapestries. Ferry across the strait from Helsingør to Helsingborg, Sweden. Continue to the province of Småland. Dinner and overnight in Lagan at the charming Toftaholm Manor.

[B][D]
Day 10: Friday, July 20 Lagan—Gothenburg

Morning drive to the Kingdom of Crystal. Shopping opportunity at Kosta Boda, one of the world’s leading brands of glassware and art glass. Enjoy a “hyttsill lunch,” a time-honored tradition including traditional food and music. Proceed to Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. Dinner on own. Overnight at Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg.

[B][L]
Day 11: Saturday, July 21 Gothenburg

Learn about the history of the city on a cruise through the canals, under 20 bridges and into the bustling harbor. Balance of day free to visit the Volvo Museum, the Fish Church, or the Gothenburg Museum of Art featuring works by significant Nordic and international artists. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 12: Sunday, July 22 Gothenburg—Stockholm

Drive through the Swedish countryside to Stockholm, beautifully positioned on 14 islands. Dinner. Overnight at the Clarion Hotel Sign.

[B][D]
Day 13: Monday, July 23 Stockholm

Morning sightseeing tour of the Swedish capital of Stockholm includes a tour of City Hall and the Vasa Ship Museum. Afternoon free to explore or relax. Farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.

[B][D]
Day 14: Tuesday, July 24 Stockholm—Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Arlanda Airport for return flight. Longer stays may be requested upon registration or a minimum charge of $100.

[B]

Pre-Tour Extensions

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Faroe Islands Extension

    The Faroes are an experience in themselves. The islands are home to unique natural environments, a rich history, and unparalleled scenery. It is an unspoiled bucket list destination for food, photography, hiking, adventure, and culture.

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Reykjavik Extension (USA to Europe)

    Enjoy a 3-day independent extension in Iceland's vibrant capital city. Package includes a full-day Golden Circle Tour and a city tour of Reykjavik.

    Additional sightseeing tours on request.

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Stavanger - Bergen Extension

    Arrive in Norway early for a chance to view the famous Pulpit Rock! Enjoy two nights in Stavanger, a cruise on the Lysefjord and a cruise to Bergen for the start of your escorted tour.

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Trondheim - Bergen Extension

    Explore Trondheim, home of the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral before traveling south along the Norwegian coastline to the Jazz Festival town of Molde, the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund and finally, historic Bergen.

Post-Tour Extensions

  • Independent Tours

    8-Day St. Petersburg & Tallinn Cruise (Roundtrip from Stockholm)

    Experience St. Petersburg and Tallinn without a Russian Visa on this 8-day independent cruisetour!

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Reykjavik Extension (Europe to USA)

    Explore the Land of Fire & Ice on this 3-day extension to Iceland! Visit the main attractions in Reykjavik and spend the day in the Icelandic countryside on the famous "Golden Circle" tour.

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Stockholm - Helsinki Extension

    Travel from Stockholm to the Finnish capital of Helsinki via an overnight cruise from Stockholm. Upon arrival, enjoy time to sightsee and explore from your city-center accommodations.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Helsinki to Stockholm)