A destination that will not only satisfy but impress the most learned of souls, Scandinavia’s modern art scene and unique architecture, provide a pleasant combination of history and creative cool.
From following in the footsteps of the Vikings, to uncovering the innovative spirit of Northern Europe’s impressively designed principal highlights, it is a destination to tempt even the most well-traveled explorer.
To spark your curiosity, here are a selection of our favourite experiences, all found on our Timeless Scandinavia journey.
Norway’s capital does not disappoint, with its impressive design and natural presence – it is surrounded by the sea and mountainous landscapes. Once here you will enjoy a VIP visit to the Hollmenkollen Ski Jump Museum after hours, where you will learn about 4,000 years of skiing history. Enjoy a drink at the top of the ski jump with panoramic views of the city.
Visit the Viking Ship Museum and see the Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace with your Local Expert. You’ll also head to Frogner Park, where you’ll see the Vigeland sculptures. Created by artist Gustav Vigeland, they explore the human form and human life with all its complexities.
Indulge on a Celebration Dinner of modern Nordic cuisine at one of the city’s top restaurants, Grand Café Oslo.
Snow-topped landscapes, waterfalls and verdant land make up Geiranger Fjord, located in the Sunnmøre region of Møre. Explore it Your Way, either onboard an adrenaline-fueled RIB boat cruise or on a guided kayaking expedition where you’ll journey past its spectacular waterfalls and soaring mountains.
It would be hard to find a city more colourful – or chic – than Denmark’s modern capital. Explore it with the skilled guidance of your Local Expert. See Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid on the harbor, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and Christiansborg Palace. Visit the Amalienborg Palaces, home to the Danish royal family, including Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary.
Traditional, home-cooked food awaits you at the Olive Kitchen and Bar, an esteemed, family-operated venue nestled in the heart of the city.
A destination for history enthusiasts, Sweden’s capital educates at every corner. With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall, is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles. See the inspiring Blå hallen, Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held. You’ll also wander through Gamla Stan, the Old Town, with your Local Expert to see the cathedral and the Royal Palace.
Dine on a delicious regional meal at Kaffegillet Gamla Stan, in the heart of the Old Town, where you will enjoy a meal typical of the region, such as Venison stew or maybe Baltic-caught fish, served with seasonal vegetables and wine.
Situated on Norway’s southwestern coast, Bergen is beautifully decorated by the preserved wooden buildings that line its old wharf. Otherwise known as “Bryggen” this revered part of town is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Discover the city’s lively Fish Market with its many stalls of handicrafts and souvenirs, before visiting 13th century Haakon’s Hall.
You’re also invited to visit Troldhaugen, the former summer home of Edvard Grieg. See his villa where he composed his Romantic-era masterpieces and enjoy a moving musical recital, hosted in the museum’s chamber music hall.