Arrive in Copenhagen and be transferred to your hotel. Get to know your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception this evening. Stay Two Nights: Copenhagen, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Join a local guide and tour Copenhagen. Admire Amalienborg Palace, originally built in the 1750s and is still the prime residence of the Danish Royal Family. Tonight at the beautiful Tivoli Gardens, enjoy a delicious dinner in this majestic setting. (B/D)
Take an included flight to Bergen in Norway. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant tonight. Stay Two Nights: Bergen, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (B/D)
Enjoy time to explore the wondrous city of Bergen, surrounded by spectacular mountains and fjords. (B)
Visit a fjordside fruit farm, in the area known as ‘Norway’s fruit orchard’, where you will stop for morning tea. Afterwards, enjoy a cruise on the pristine Hardangerfjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world, before arriving in Lofthus. Stay: Lofthus, Hotel Ullensvang (B/D)
Visit the village of Gudvangen, where you will enjoy a relaxing cruise on Nærøyfjord, a sublime fjord that is surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,700 metres high. Take a ride on the Flåm Railway, a mountainous rail line often considered to be one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Stay: Flåm, Fretheim Hotel (B/D)
Travel to Geiranger stopping along the way at Briksdal Glacier. Ride to the glacier in a ‘troll car’ and enjoy lunch. Stay Two Nights: Geiranger, Hotel Union in a guaranteed Fjord View Room (B/L/D)
Subject to weather conditions, delight in a visit to Dalsnibba Mountain. Afterwards, take a cruise on Geiranger Fjord. Be astounded by the deep blue waters of this UNESCO-protected area, engulfed by majestic mountain peaks. (B/D)
On your way to Ålesund, journey on the Trollstiegen road, one of the most scenic roads in the world. Stay: Ålesund, Hotel Brosundet (B/D)
Fly to Oslo and enjoy a city tour, including a visit to the Kon-Tiki Museum, which details the expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl, including Kon-Tiki, Easter Island and Tùcume. Stay: Oslo, Grand Hotel (B/D)
Oslo, Färna Herrgård
Upon arrival at Färna Herrgård in Sweden, choose your evening activity. Stay:
Färna Herrgård and Spa (B/D)
Freedom of Choice:
- Maybe take a guided Moose Safari. Head off on a nature hike keeping a close watch for moose and other animals. Return to camp for an outdoor dinner. Alternatively, you may prefer to embark on a guided Beaver Safari during which you’ll cruise a lake, followed by an outdoor dinner. Those who prefer to stay in can enjoy a relaxing spa experience and dinner within the hotel.
Färna Herrgård, Sigtuna, Stockholm
Enjoy a leisurely start before departing for Stockholm. Visit Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town which features a medieval town square, low built wooden houses, old church ruins and runic stones. Tonight, enjoy dinner at renowned local restaurant. Stay Two Nights: Stockholm, Grand Hotel (B/D)
Discover Stockholm on a city tour, including a visit to the Vasa Ship Museum. Later, choose your activity. (B)
Freedom of Choice:
- Lovers of literature might like to tour locations mentioned in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books and films. Foodies can visit Gamla Stan market halls and dining hot spots. Or explore Uppsala during a walking tour.
Fly to Helsinki, where a guided tour takes you to sights including the Temppeliaukio Rock Church. Stay Two Nights: Helsinki, Hotel Kämp (B/D)
Spend a day in Nuuksio National Park, where an authentic encounter has been arranged. (B/L)
- Cook salmon by an open fire followed by lunch at a Lappish-style teepee. Enjoy wild herb tea accompanied by a Sami singer.
Transfer to the airport. (B)