12 day tour in Sweden, Norway and Denmark
DAY 1 – Arrive in Stockholm
Upon arrival first acquaintance with the capital of Sweden by a panoramic sightseeing tour around the islands on which the city is situated. Transfer to the hotel for rest and welcome dinner.
DAY 2 – Stockholm
In the morning visit to Stockholm City Hall an every year venue of the Nobel Prize banquet, one of the major tourist attractions. Continue to Millesgården an art museum and sculpture garden, located on the island of Lidingö in Stockholm to see and enjoy the sculptures of an outstanding Swedish artist Carl Milles. After the lunch a fascinating boat cruise “Under the bridges of Stockholm”. Finish of the day at the world famous Vasa Museum displaying the only almost fully intact 17th century ship.
DAY 3 – Stockholm – Sigtuna – Uppsala – Orebro – Karlstad
After the breakfast drive to Sigtuna, the first capital of Sweden. Walk along the main street of old wooden houses and in the neighbourhood of a picturesque lake. Continue to Uppsala an ecclesiastic centre of Sweden and the location of Uppsala University (1477), the oldest centre of higher education in Scandinavia. See Uppsala Cathedral, Scandinavia’s largest church building and near it some examples of ancient Scandinavian runes. Next stop at Orebro to see the medieval insular castle built in the 13th century. Late evening arrival to Karlstad the interim overnight stop on the way to Norway.
DAY 4 – Karlstad – Hamar – Lillehammer
In the morning panoramic tour of Karlstad. Continue to Norway through picturesque areas of forests, rivers and lakes. After crossing the border stop at the city of Hamar to see the Olympic winter stadium where in 1994 took place figure skating and speed skating of the Olympics. Walking in the city centre. After short drive arrival to Lillehammer, the capital of the 94′ Olympics. Ascend to the 138 meter (453 ft) ski-jump to see the awe-inspiring views of the neighbourhood from the top. In the evening a walking along the main pedestrian street of the city.
DAY 5 – Lillehammer – Trollstigen – Alesund
Morning drive to the north, to the land of fiords. First stop in Ringebu to see the 13th c. built wooden stave church. Continue to Trollstigen a serpentine mountain road having steep incline of 10% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountainside. Enjoy the breath taking views of the scenery, Stigfossen waterfall, snow caps of majestic mountain peaks and beautiful northern nature. Arrive to Alesund and accommodation in the hotel walking along the streets of the city completely built in Art Nouveau architectural style.
DAY 6 – Alesund – Hellesylt – Geiranger – Laerdal
After breakfast climb Aksla hill of Alesund to observe and enjoy the view of all the city and the islands around from the top. Depart Alesund and drive to Hellesylt located on the western edge of Geiranger fjord a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will take a 1.5 hour boat cruise along the fjord and enjoy the magnificent views of the area including waterfalls the “Seven sisters”, the “Bridal Veil” and the “Suitor”, the majestic fjord cliffs and abandoned mountain farms. Arrive to the eastern edge of the fjord at the village Geiranger. Continue your way to the south with a number of stops at observation places to enjoy the magnificent views of the gorges.
DAY 7 – Laerdal – Flam – Bergen
Morning drive to Flam a small settlement at the eastern edge of Sognefjord. Here you will take a spectacular train journey of panoramic views of the magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. This railway is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has a gradient of 5.5% and reaches the level of 863 meters over the ocean. After the journey drive to Bergen with a stop at the huge Steindalsfossen waterfall. Sightseeing tour of Bergen includes Bryggen, the medieval Hanseatic wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a famous fish market on fjord coast, 12th c. St.Mary church, funicular to one of the seven surrounding mountains for the observation place over the city and the fjords, walking on the narrow streets of the old town and in the modern part of Bergen.
DAY 8 – Bergen – Oslo
After the breakfast start travel to Oslo through more picturesque landscape of fjords, mountain rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Visit Steinsto fruit farm to watch how is made and enjoy a glass of the local apple cider. Cross impressive Hardanger bridge and then climb up to Voringfoss, one more mighty waterfall. Stop for lunch at Geilo ski resort. Late afternoon arrive in Oslo, the capital of Norway.
DAY 9 – Oslo
Morning sightseeing tour of Oslo by bus. Visit to the City Hall of Oslo, where Nobel Peace Prize winners are awarded every year. From here walking along the main Karl Johans street to see the Cathedral, the Storting (Norway’s parliament), the National Theatre with the sculptures of the great Norwegian writers Henrik Ibsen and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Oslo University complex and finally the 19th c. Royal Palace and garden. Next visit the world famous Norwegian artist Edward Munch museum. At the end of the touring day enjoy walking on the roofs of Oslo modern Opera House on the fjord coast and the spectacular views of the city and the waters surrounding it.
DAY 10 – Oslo – Copenhagen
After the breakfast visit the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park created by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland containing 212 sculptures of granite, bronze and wrought iron set in a lovely Frogner park of Oslo. The artist dedicated over twenty years of his life to this installation, including among others the fountain “Circle of Life” and the “Monolith” symbolizing the human beings’ desire to reach divine. In the afternoon you will board to a ferry to Copenhagen, Denmark.
DAY 11 – Copenhagen
After the arrival to Copenhagen a sightseeing panoramic tour of the capital of Denmark, including the city center, stop at the world famous “Little Mermaid”, created by Edward Erickssen in 1913 by H.C.Andersen fairy tale, impressive Gefion Fountain. Visit the Royal Amalienborg Palace and the changing of the Guard at the palace square. Enter the Great Cathedral of Copenhagen. Pass the exotic “Freetown Christiania” neighbourhood. Visit “Carlsberg” breweries to hear the story and to taste the famous Danish beer. Optional visit to “Ny Glyptotek” an art museum, disposing an excellent collection of European and Danish art. In the evening visit Tivoli garden, a famous amusement and pleasure park in Copenhagen.
DAY 12 – Copenhagen – Depart
In the morning visit to Copenhagen City Hall. Famous citizens of Denmark, including Hans Christian Andersen, whose sculpture is next door to the City Hall. Then walk to Nyhavn, most picturesque place in Copenhagen to admire the old houses all painted in different bright colours and the old ships moored to the old harbour. Transfer to the airport for departure flight.
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