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Viking Heritage Tour

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Overview

Scandinavia has so much more than its scenic natural landscapes. This is the land where history was made and we welcome you on an enthralling exploration of Viking Heritage! In 12 days gt an in-depth Viking experience as you explore Viking Ship Museums, visit historic Viking towns and authentic villages and even get a taste of traditional Viking cuisine while dining in a Viking style restaurant.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
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  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels: 10 nights
    Outside cabin on board the ferry: 1 night
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    1 flight between cities
    3 boat cruises
    1 train ride between cities
    1 train journey for the day trip
    1 funicular ride
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 4 walking city tours
    1 guided day-tours outside cities
    2 non-guided day-trips
  • MEALS
  • 11 breakfasts
    2 dinners
    Norwegian plank & beer tasting

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Copenhagen

Welcome to the historical "harbor of merchants" and the outstanding capital of Denmark - Copenhagen! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

Day 2
Day Trip to Roskilde

After breakfast meet your guide and head to the train station where you board a train that takes you to the historical city of Roskilde (round train tickets are included). Upon arrival, you start a 3 hour tour dedicated to Vikings in Denmark.

The main highlight of the day is a visit to the Viking Ship Museum that provides an incredible insight into the world of the Vikings. You have a unique chance to see the five original Viking vessels dating back to the 11th century, as well as a famous reconstruction of the second longest Viking longship "The Glendalough Sea Stallion". You can also try coin minting, visit the jewelry workshop or paint your own shield.

Before you return to Copenhagen you visit the most treasured landmark of the city - the Roskilde Cathedral that houses 39 tombs of the Danish monarchs.

Upon return to Copenhagen, you have a free evening to enjoy the city.

  • Optional extension: extend your trip for 2 more days by taking a 2-day trip to Aarhus and Jelling - small towns that preserve genuine atmosphere of medieval Denmark.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Exploring Copenhagen and Departure to Oslo

Following breakfast and check-out, meet your guide and enjoy a 3-hour panoramic walking tour around the most interesting attractions of Copenhagen.

During the tour you walk through the beautiful canal district, enjoy the views of the City Hall and Christiansborg Palace that is home to the Danish Parliament, stroll across Kongens Nytorv and see the buildings of the Old Stock Exchange and the Royal Theater (no entrances included).

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the colorful harbor of Nyhavn where you see the gorgeous Amalienborg Palace - the winter residence of the Royal Family (from the outside). Then you proceed to the Rosenborg Castle where you witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony.

This day is crowned with a visit to the Gefion Fountain and the symbol of Copenhagen - the world-famous Little Mermaid statue, inspired by a H. C. Andersen's fairy tale.

Following a tour, you have some free time and in the afternoon your driver transfers you to the port for a ferry trip to Oslo. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 4
Oslo Sightseeing Tour & Visiting the Frogner Park

After breakfast you arrive in the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo. After disembarkation, your private driver meets you at the port and takes you to the hotel to drop off the luggage.

Upon arrival meet your guide at the hotel and start a 4-hour tour with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park, named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

Then you proceed to other famous Oslo attractions, including the Royal Palace, the Akershus fortress (no entrances included) and the Viking Ship Museum (entrance tickets included).

After the tour, you return to the hotel and spend time at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Flamsbana Train Ride Oslo - Flam

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station where you take an unforgettable Oslo - Myrdal - Flam rail ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard scenery of Norway.

Upon arrival, you walk to your hotel for check-in, and in the evening you enjoy a tasting at a local Ægir Brewery & Pub of a traditional Ægir Viking plank. This is a special 5-course food tasting served with 5 different Ægir beers.

Breakfast and Viking plank tasting included.

Day 6
Viking Valley Gudvangen Tour

In the morning after breakfast you take a cruise to witness magnificent Norwegian fjords and in 2 hours you arrive in the Viking Valley in Gudvangen.

Here you join a guided tour around the village and have time to participate in axe throwing, archery, and you may try out some handcraft. In the food house you can have a Viking lunch and spend time chatting with the Vikings.

In the late afternoon, you have a shuttle back to the hotel in Flam.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Boat Ride to Bergen

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and spend the rest of the morning at your leisure. You can join a carefully planned morning optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Heritage Fjord Safari, Flam
    We invite you today to take off on an incredible adventure - to enjoy a 2-hour group Heritage Fjordsafari with rib boat.

In the afternoon you walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot) to enjoy a 5,5-hour express boat trip to Bergen - the second largest city in Norway. This is a wonderful experience definitely worth trying!

Upon arrival you walk to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Visiting Bryggen District & Floibanen Funicular Ride

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting sights of Bergen.

During the tour you take a walk at the famous Bryggen district, visit the Fish Market and experience a fantastic Floibanen funicular ride that is one of Norway's best-known attractions.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Flight to Stockholm

Today you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to the magnificent capital of Sweden - Stockholm.

Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Stockholm attractions on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

In the evening you have a Viking style dinner at the restaurant Aifur. A two-way transfer to and from the restaurant is included.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 10
Stockholm Old Town Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, meet your guide and start your 4-hour walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Stockholm.

During the tour you explore the amazing Old Town of Stockholm, visit its colorful Cathedral and City Hall, take a walk at a famous Iron Square and see the legendary statue of Saint George and the Dragon.

Continue to the Swedish History Museum with its vast exhibition about Vikings. And the final chord of the day is a visit to famous Vasa Museum.

After the tour you have a private transfer to the hotel or take your time to continue exploring the city on your own.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11
Trip to Birka

After breakfast, you go to the quay (easily accessible on foot), where you board a ferry that takes you to an archeological site of the former Viking town of Birka (round-trip ferry tickets are included).

Located nearby Stockholm, it is the oldest settlement in Sweden included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Here you can feel like traveling back in time to the Viking Era!

Upon arrival you enjoy a wonderful guided tour around this beautiful island with a historical landscape, that includes access to the museum and visit to the ancient fields of Birka.

Note: The tour is available from May 10 till September 20.

After the tour you return to Stockholm by ferry.

  • Optional extension: Prolong your tour for 3 more days and spend them on Sweden's largest island - Gotland, and its UNESCO-listed medieval city of Visby.

Breakfast is included.

Day 12
Departure Departure from Stockholm

This is the last day of your amazing Viking adventure! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Hotels

10 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's included
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, Bergen, Stockholm;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Regular class train tickets Copenhagen-Roskilde-Copenhagen, Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal);
  • Regular class ferry tickets Copenhagen - Oslo;
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Gudvangen, Flam - Bergen, Stockholm - Birka - Stockholm;
  • Economy class flight tickets Bergen - Stockholm;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.​

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

What's Included
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Setting off on a journey to the Viking Age, their traditions and culture, at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde;
  • Feeling as a Viking among the three original ships at the Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy, Oslo;
  • Discovering the spirit of the Norwegian fjords, whirling mystical legends in its winds;
  • Setting off on a journey back in history in the Gudvangen Viking Village;
  • Dinning as a Viking in the exceptionally well preserved Stockholm’s Gamla Stan;
  • Tracing the Viking history in Sweden's first city - Birka.
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 have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,691
Deposit $939
Two travelers: double occupancy
$5,391
Deposit $1,079
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,691
Deposit $939
Two travelers: double occupancy
$5,391
Deposit $1,079

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Thanks so much for putting together a wonderful trip to Norway for us! It included everything we wanted to do and went very smoothly. I did have 2 concerns before we left both of which turned out to be non-problematic. Our 3 train tickets were issued in 2 names – this was not questioned. We had not pre-registered for ...

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Denice and I agree this was the best trip of our lives

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