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Modern Architecture Tour in Scandinavia

10 days5 cities
DenmarkSwedenNorway3 countries
Tour rating: 4.9 / 5, Based on 185 Reviews
Private tour to Denmark, Sweden, Norway

Get ready to uncover major modern architecture gems in Scandinavia during our private 10-day program to Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, and Bergen. You will be staying in only centrally located hotels, enjoying private or scenic transfers as well as the modern architecture tours curated by George Smart, founder of USModernist®.

10 days5 cities
DenmarkSwedenNorway3 countries
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$4,498
Copenhagen, Denmark
2
days
Denmark

Copenhagen is a blend of modern architecture and history with Viking spirit. Moreover, it is often called one of Europe's most enjoyable and livable cities.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen - the historical "harbor of merchants" and the outstanding capital of Denmark! 

Your driver meets you at the airport and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to relax after your trip.

No meals included.

2
day
Copenhagen Modern Architecture & Opera House Tour

Today after breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and start your first modern architecture tour. 

You take advantage of your 3-day Copenhagen pass to reach the south of the city and see Big House - a large mixed-use development built in the shape of a figure "8". Then you explore unusual VM Houses & Mountain Dwellings. Next, you have a private tour of Tietgen Student Hall inspired by traditional southern Chinese Hakka architecture.

After that, you return to the city center to explore the famous Copenhagen Opera House and New Royal Playhouse by Lundgaard & Tranberg on guided group tours.

After the tour, you have the rest of the day free.

*Please, note: group tours of Copenhagen Opera House and Royal Playhouse are subject to availability. Tour at Royal Playhouse is available only in July & August.

Breakfast is included.

Scandic Copenhagen, Copenhagen
4
Enjoy staying at a hotel that impresses with its contemporary design throughout and offers amazing views of the Lakes and city's skyline. Rooms feature everything required for the most pleasurable stay, starting with air-cooling function, FACE Stockholm toiletries, to the hairdryer in your ensuite bathroom.
train
Copenhagen
Malmo
40 min

Sit back, relax and enjoy your 40min train ride from the Danish capital to astonishing Swedish gem - Malmo.

Malmo, Sweden
1
day
Sweden

Malmo is the third largest city in Sweden and was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
3
day
Malmo Architectural Gems

In the morning, after having a delicious breakfast, you have a short trip to the train station where you take a ride to Malmo. 

Upon arrival, you meet your local guide and start exploring the unique city. You first have a guided visit of the legendary Turning Torso - a neo-futurist residential skyscraper.

Later you explore the Malmö Live with its new congress, hotel and concert hall complex. The next on your list is the unusual Station Triangeln, followed by the water tower of Hyllie and Emporia shopping mall, decorated with sound design and soundscapes.

After the tour, you return to Copenhagen by train.

Breakfast is included.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmo
4

Looking for a great place to stay during your Malmo vacation? Take a closer look at the elegant Radisson Blu Hotel, boasting a great location in the heart of the city as well as comfortable and well-equipped guestrooms.

train
Malmo
Copenhagen
40 min

Taking a train is one of the most convenient ways to travel from the beautiful city of Malmo in Sweden to the stunning capital of Denmark. This short train ride takes you on a very scenic route, so sit back and enjoy the unique beauty of the Swedish and Danish nature.

Copenhagen, Denmark
1
day
Denmark

Copenhagen is a blend of modern architecture and history with Viking spirit. Moreover, it is often called one of Europe's most enjoyable and livable cities.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Visit to Jewish Museum, Black Diamond & Ferry to Oslo

After breakfast at the hotel, you check out and continue exploring Copenhagen.

Together with your guide, you visit the surrealistic Danish Jewish Museum and the Black Diamond - a modern waterfront extension to the Royal Danish Library. You then head for Superkillen - a public park with a unique art design.

After the tour, you return to your hotel, take your bags and have a transfer to the port for your overnight trip to Oslo.

Breakfast is included.

Scandic Copenhagen, Copenhagen
4
Enjoy staying at a hotel that impresses with its contemporary design throughout and offers amazing views of the Lakes and city's skyline. Rooms feature everything required for the most pleasurable stay, starting with air-cooling function, FACE Stockholm toiletries, to the hairdryer in your ensuite bathroom.
ferry
Copenhagen
Oslo
17 hrs 20 min

Taking a ferry from Copenhagen to the capital of Norway is among the most comfortable ways to travel between the cities. Five restaurants with exquisite food, a casino, wellness area, and a sundeck with several swimming pools are at your service during the ride.

Oslo, Norway
2
days
Norway

Oslo feels like the perfect blend of nature and city life. When in this beautiful city you are never far away from a park. In Oslo everyone could find something to their liking.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
5
day
Modern Architecture Tour in Oslo

In the morning, after having a delicious breakfast on board, you arrive in Oslo. Your private driver meets you at the port and transfers you to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage.

At the hotel lobby, you meet with your professional guide and enjoy a 4-hour walking architecture city tour of this magnificent Norwegian capital. You take advantage of your 2-day Oslo card to travel between the sights.

You first explore the MAD building designed in accordance with the Barcode principle and surrounding area of new modern high rises. Then you visit the Tjuvholmen area famous for its contemporary architecture buildings. 

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Optionally, you can add a private guided visit to Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art to your tour.

Breakfast is included.

6
day
Unique Oslo Structures & Opera House Tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and continue your Oslo architectural adventure.

At first, you head for Westerdals School of Communication situated at Vulkan - an old industrial area located next to the picturesque Aker River. Proceed to Korsaga 5 area - an impressive housing project designed by Reiulf Ramstad.

In the afternoon you have a group tour at the Oslo Opera House to see what goes on behind the scenes in its many rooms.

The last sight for today will be the Statoil Office building. The iconic structure reflects the Equinor’s role as an innovative petroleum company.

After the tour, you return to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Oslo The Hub Hotel, Oslo
4

The Oslo The Hub Hotel boasts a stylish interior and superb location right in the heart of the city. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV, free 'Rituals' body care products, ensuite bathroom, coffee machine, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are welcome to take advantage of the hotel's gym, bar, and lounge.

train
Oslo
Flam
6 hrs

A train ride from Oslo to Flam is one of the highlights of any Norway tour and is known for two things. First, the 20 km (12 mi) long Flam - Myrdal portion called the Flamsbana is the steepest railway in the world. And second, it’s believed to be the most breathtaking route in the entire world.

Flam, Norway
2
days
Norway

Flam is a very small village nestled in a gorgeous fjord surrounded by the beauty of nature. The city is renowned for its spectacular and scenic Flam railway.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
7
day
Flamsbana Train Ride

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot). Here you take the scenic train heading towards Flam.

Breakfast is included.

8
day
Departure to Bergen

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and spend the rest of the morning at your leisure.

In the afternoon you walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot).

  • Please note: Express boat operates from May till September. During the winter season boat is substituted with train.

Breakfast is included.

Flamsbrygga Hotel, Flam
4

The Flamsbrygga Hotel is a great place to stay during your visit to Flam. It’s located near the Flam train station and offers comfortable rooms, equipped with private bathrooms and everything you need for a comfortable stay.

ship
Flam
Bergen
5 hrs 30 min

Without a doubt, this boat ride along some of the most magnificent sights of Norwegian fjords is something you’ll never forget. One of our local drivers will take you to the port and meet you upon the ferry’s arrival.

Bergen, Norway
2
days
Norway

The colorful Norwegian city of Bergen is a gateway to majestic fjords and a real architectural and cultural treasure.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
9
day
Bergen Modern Architecture Tour

Following breakfast at your hotel, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a 4-hour walking city tour around the most interesting sights of Bergen. 

During the tour, you take a walk at the famous Bryggen district and experience a fantastic journey with a round trip to Flöibanen Bergen Flöibanen Mountain Train. Bergen’s Floibanen funicular is one of Norway's best-known attractions. You spend about 10 minutes to walk to the lower station where the cruise ships dock along Bryggen. The journey up to Floyen located 320 meters above sea level takes only 5-8 minutes. It is an experience in itself, but when you appear at the top you will be amazed by the fantastic views over Bergen.

Then we proceed to Bergen's remarkable architectural sighs: University College, Gronneviksoren student apartments, fire station, and Colonialen Kranen.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

10
day
Departure from Bergen

This is the final day of your tour. Following your breakfast, you check out from the hotel and have a transfer to the airport for your flight back home. 

You are leaving with the ultimate experience and bright memories, fascinated by the beauty of Scandinavian capitals and fjords! We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

Scandic Ornen Hotel, Bergen
4

Enjoy an unforgettable stay in a Modernist building  - Scandic Ornen Hotel. The fantastic accommodation is located near Bergen's Station and cultural landmarks. Your cozy room will include comfortable, spacious bed, writing desk, seating area, and en-suite bathroom.

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, and Bergen;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • Regular class ferry tickets Copenhagen - Oslo;
  • Regular class roundtrip train tickets Copenhagen - Malmo and train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal);
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Bergen;
  • Group guided tours at Tietgen Dormitory, Royal Opera House in Copenhagen, Royal Playhouse, Turning Torso, and Oslo Opera House;
  • The 3-day Copenhagen pass, 2-day card in Oslo and 1-day cards in Malmo and Bergen.
  • Annual Mod Squad Membership, granting its holders invitations to dynamic social gatherings as well as the annual ModStruck Gala, reduced event admissions and special discounts on other Modernist tours.
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

 

 

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Bergen Modern Architecture Tour
  • Modern Architecture Tour in Oslo
  • Unique Oslo Structures & Opera House Tour
  • Architectural Tour: Jewish Museum & Black Diamond
  • Copenhagen Modern Architecture & Opera House Tour
  • Day Trip to Malmo & Turning Torso Tour

What To Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Most of the tours you’re going to are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.