Journey beginning at Stockholm, Sweden and ending at Bergen, Norway
Available: 2018-09-01 to 2018-12-31 starting from $4225 AUD
Available: 2019-05-01 to 2019-08-31 starting from $4531 AUD
Indulge in an independent tour of the charming Nordic capitals; Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo & Bergen with a focus on foodie experiences. This is an all-encompassing itinerary offering a variation of traditional culture, breathtaking scenery and modern city life.
Have more time? Add on a 6 day voyage on the Hurtigruten cruise of Norway
Day 1 – Arrive Stockholm
Arrive in Stockholm any time and make your own way to our centrally located hotel.
You may want to try some new and unique restaurants located, both located in a museum: Fotografiska (Photography Museum) or the Spritmuseum (The Museum of Alcoholc beverages).
Day 2 – Charming Stockholm with a food tour through the streets…
Sweden’s Capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water – hence its nickname, Venice of the North. Stockholm offers interesting museums and castles & charming small alleyways.
This morning, you will join a 3 to 3.5-hour walking food tour of Stockholm. Try the best of Stockholm, dive into the world of the varied market halls where the locals shop. During this tour you will visit Gamla Stan (Old town) and Östermalms Saluhall to indulge in authentic Swedish gastronomy. Here you can enjoy the taste of the land with cloudberry jam, fruits, meats and fish all with the fresh, crisp flavour that only Scandinavia can produce.
In the afternoon, be sure to make time for a visit to the new ABBA museum with great interactive exhibits – a glass of champagne (for Dutch courage & the pure fun of it) to accompany your tour is recommended! On the other hand, take the serious option & visit the Nobel prize museum in the Old town.
There are many other great guided walks to do in Stockholm – ABBA walking tour, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, ghost walks, Viking walks and even a walk that guides you to the best places to take photos.
Hungry? Try Teatern at Ringen with it’s refreshing take on a mall food court, except its kiosks are run by Michelin-starred and celebrity chefs. Try gourmet hotdogs by Michelin-starred Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken, exquisite 100% ecological vegan dishes from Maximillian Lundin’s The Plant, truffle ravioli and slow-cooked 63C eggs at CAOS, run by Operakällaren’s chef Stefano Catenacci, and many more..
Days 3 – 4 – Wonderful Copenhagen
In the morning catch a 6-hour train ride through the Swedish countryside to the Danish capital. Copenhagen has a long history, and many delightful attractions and sights – you will never run out of something to see or to do. The city is small and cosy, an ideal way to explore the city is by foot, and public transport. You will have a Copenhagen Card on hand allowing you to free travel on buses and trains within the city metropolis, as well as free entrance to over 70 museums and attractions.
On the morning of day 4, join a 3 to 3.5-hour in-depth walking food tour of Copenhagen. Get ready for lots of tastings, chocolate & all the most famous street food in town.
With two nights in Copenhagen, be sure to plan your dining options for the evenings. We are more than happy to assist with your reservation requests.
Day 5 – Overnight ferry to Oslo, enjoy the views leaving Copenhagen…and the islands as you approach Oslo
The morning and early afternoon is free in Copenhagen before boarding the overnight voyage to Oslo. Accommodation in seaside cabins with shower/WC.
Days 6 – 7 – Oslo – the most beautiful capital in the world
Arrive Oslo in the morning. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer the discerning traveller, and you have two full days to discover the city with the help of an Oslo Pass. We can recommend visiting some of the Oslo highlights, including the Viking Ship, Kontiki & Fram museums, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum. A walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle, the Harbour area and the new Opera House is well worth it.
Depending on the time of year, consider including a late afternoon seafood buffet cruise out into the Oslo fjords.
On the morning of day 7, join an in-depth 3 to 3.5-hour walking tour of Oslo, visiting the new food hall and smaller boutique food offerings. Afterwards, depending on the season, head out into the woods to collect wild blueberries or mushrooms…
Day 8 – From Oslo to the Mountains & Flåm Railway
Over the next couple of days you will experience Norway’s most popular round trip; Norway in a Nutshell. The excursion takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway’s fjord region.
After breakfast transfer to the Oslo Central Railway Station and depart Oslo by train across the Hardanger Plateau, with its highest point at Finse (1222m), and to the village of Myrdal. At Myrdal you will change trains and board the Flåm Railway taking you from a height of 900 metres above the Sognefjord, through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountainsides to the fjord village of Flåm. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that are so steep over a long distance.
Wander along the edge of the fjord, pick apples growing wild along the village roads or climb to the local waterfall.
NOTE: Your luggage will be transferred from Oslo to Bergen, so please bring a 1-night overnight bag for this exclusive fjord experience.
Day 9 – The Capital of the Fjords – Bergen
This morning, continue by boat to Gudvangen and further by coach up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends to Voss.
Train to Bergen, the capital of the fjords with a free day to explore this old Hanseatic harbour city. Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour ‘Bryggen’, Fløibanen Funicular, Edward Grieg’s house at Troldhaugen and the Fish & Flower market. You have a 24-hour Bergen card to utilize for these sights.
The fish market is a great place to enjoy lunch – fresh produce served al fresco. There is plenty of sushi, paellas or seafood platters to choose from.
There are various seafood restaurants that we recommend in Bergen – some with actual demonstrations included. Please speak to us about the style of restaurant you enjoy and we can help you select and prebook this experience.
Day 10 – Depart Bergen
Our services end after breakfast.
- 7 nights comfortable 3.5 to 4 star hotels
- 1 night twin outside cabin with private facilities on overnight ferry
- Daily breakfast
- 3 in-depth guided food tours
- Train and ferry tickets as described, seat reservations included where possible
- Luggage transfer during the ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour
- City passes/cards in Copenhagen (24hrs), Bergen (24hrs) and Oslo (48hrs)
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
Flight tickets, any airport taxes, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.
The Oslo Summer Fjord cruise is not included as it is seasonal but we do recommend it for a lovely foodie experience to accompany your holiday.
Half board can be included with some of your hotels if desired.
To find out more or to book this incredible tour, contact Globetrotter Lifestyle today!