So you are looking to take a trip to Scandinavia but you don’t want just any old vacation. You want to be challenged. You want to feel luxurious as you relax away from life’s stresses. No matter what you want to do in Scandinavia, we have you covered. Now, let’s dive right into some of the luxuries and challenges of this amazing part of our world.
Iceland Walking Tour
Go round trip from Reykjavik on this 2-week tour with highlights including glaciers, camping in the Godaland Forest, climbing Kristinartindar Valley and checking out the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon.
At the Vatnajokull National Park, you will find Kristinartindar Valley and Mountain, as well as waterfalls, black sands, glaciers and amazing hiking trails. You will also travel through Hvannadashnjukur, which is Iceland’s highest peak that is nearly 7,000 feet tall.
The beauty and scenery here is astonishing and you will want to stop at the souvenir shop for postcards before you head to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. You can take a boat tour of the lagoon and see the huge icebergs and even taste the thousand-year-old ice. Stop and explore the Vatnajokull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe where you can get inside of a natural ice cave.
Snowshoe Trekking in Finland
Bring along your best women’s parka because you will snowshoe for 8 days through the beauty that Finland has to offer. You will start and end in Hossa, Finland and visit Seipiniemi Peninsula while you’re out.
You will enjoy the climate here and hike, as well as go ice fishing. You can go out on the water with a boat, kayak or canoe and bicycle the paths near here. You will go through deep snow, making this a thrilling and challenging tour to go on.
From fish smoking to wood-fired saunas, you can enjoy being lakeside in the forest and truly relax at night. Be aware of the Northern Lights at certain times!
Best of Stockholm, Sweden
If you are looking for luxury, you have found it here on this 5-day tour. You will get a cultural tour of Stockholm as well as visit royal castles and the eat some of the best Swedish food. You will have your own guide and visit the seaside here and visit the medieval streets of Gamla Stan. The Royal Palace is located here, as well as Novel Museum and other points of interest.
You can go shopping at some of the nearby boutiques for some great designs for you or your home as well as visit Vasamuseet, a 17th-century ship that is huge and well taken care of. Visit Skansen which is a museum that is open, so it has historic buildings here.
You can also take a cruise around the harbor and see Djurgarden Canal as well as other notable places like Haga Park, ABBA The Museum or Rosendal’s Garden. For one day of the tour, you will see Artipelag, which is an area where you will see lots of art, old buildings and eat delicious foods and walk the nearby trails by the sea.
On another leg of the trip, you will arrive at Drottningholm Palace, where the Swedish Royal family lives and see the inside of it. It has an amazing decor inside and includes a theater, plus it is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Gripsholm Castle is one other stop near the end of the tour that is a royal castle from the Renaissance that sits on the lake and has classic Swedish decor and is located in the town of Mariefred.
Highlights of Scandinavia Tour
On this 11 days private tour of luxury, you will visit Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Bergen & the Fjords, seeing the best that Scandinavia has to offer.
First, you and your party will start in Copenhagen, which is the capital of Denmark and you will visit the historic center and visit Nyhavn Harbor, the Opera House, the Old Stock Exchange and Radhuspladsen Square. You will also take a short cruise through the canals and harbor of Copenhagen, enjoying the scenery and architecture.
Eat pastries and smorrebrod at Torvehallerne Market and then head to some museums like the Danish Jewish Museum or the National Museum of Denmark, as well as places like Rosenborg Castle, Church of Our Saviour and Tivoli Gardens.
After you have visited the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and seen its beautiful setting on the coast then you will continue on to Frederiksborg Castle, one of the most popular in Denmark. You can also take this time to visit Roskilde where the Viking Ship Museum is located. Here, you can learn all about the Viking history, culture and even sail on a wooden boat!
Next, we are heading to Stockholm to have an adventure on the seaside. You will first walk the medieval streets of Gamla Stan and see the Royal Palace, Nobel Museum and eat some of the most amazing food. Then, it is time to visit City Hall, where the interior is a spectacle to see and where the Novel Prize dinner is held.
From there, you can go to Vasamuseet to visit a 17th-century ship and learn about Swedish life at Skansen, an open-air museum. While here, you can trek nearby to visit Haga Park, the National Museum or Hallwyl Museum. Then, it is on to Artipelag, for art, food and trails by the sea!
On to Oslo, where you will learn about Vikings, visit the sculptures at Vigeland Park and take in amazing views. You will visit the Novel Peace Center, Norwegian Folk Museum and the Oscarshall before visiting the Holocaust Museum and heading to Bergen.
In Bergen, you will see the Bryggen wharf and visit the fish market and learn about medieval times at the Hanseatic Museum. From there you will head to the Fjords where you can ride the Flamsbana train and cruise around Sognefjord, which offers breathtaking views before wrapping up your trip!
Rebecca lives in USA, but loves hiking all over the world. Her favorite is Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. It usually takes 16 days, but she likes to slow down, enjoy mountains, company of other adventurers and take more pictures, so it took her 28 days last time. Another of her passion is the ocean, so all short and long hikes along the ocean shore bring a lot of joy. She also writes for HikingMastery.com.