Login

Forgot password

Please enter a valid email
authentic vacations

Thank You! We have just emailed you instructions to reset your password

10-Night Legends of Scandinavia

Price: From $2,998 Per Person. 10 Nights

The vibrant Scandinavian capitals are world famous for their trendsetting lifestyle and design inspired by the clean and powerful Nordic nature. On the Legends of Scandinavia tour, you'll get the unique opportunity to visit Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen, as well as smaller towns in-between, where you'll enjoy world-class restaurants serving new Nordic cuisine, cozy cafés, and endless shopping opportunities. Feel the wings of history as you walk through the medieval, cobble-stoned alleys of the Old Town in Stockholm, sail on the spectacular Norwegian fjords where the Vikings once sailed out to conquer the world or watch the change of the Royal Guards at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. Join the Scandinavians in celebrating the long bright summer evenings dining alfresco on Djurgården island in Stockholm, Aker Brygge in Oslo or on the quay at the picturesque Nyhavn in Copenhagen.

Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • 9 overnights at 4-star Hotels with Scandinavian breakfast buffet
  • 1 overnight in sea-side cabin onboard DFDS Cruise Ship with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelt, toilet and free Wi-Fi onboard the long distance coach.
  • DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen.
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout the program starting from day 2

DINING OPTIONS

  • 10 Delectable Scandinavian breakfast buffets
  • 6 dinners included:
    1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo, 1 on board DFDS Seaways and 1 in Copenhagen

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • City tours of the capitals with local English-speaking guides.
  • 2 Mini cruises on the Norwegian fjords of Geiranger fjord and Nærøy Fjord -Sogne Fjord
  • Scenic railroad trip with Flam Railway.
  • Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier.
  • Guided tour of Bergen 

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Stockholm Cathedral 
  • The Royal Palace
  • Stockholm City Hall
  • Vasa Ship Museum
  • Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord
  • Briksdal Glacier motorized open Troll Cars
  • Mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord
  • Gaular Mountain National Park
  • Vøringsfoss waterfall
  • The Medieval Fortress Akershus
  • Oslo Opera House
  • Amalienborg Palace

DEPARTURE DATES
  • May 11 and 25
  • June 08 and 22 
  • July 06 and 20
  • August 03 and 17
  • September 14

 

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS:
Excursion to the City Hall and the Vasa Museum, Stockholm
Day: Saturday at 1:30 PM
Duration: 3 hours
Price: €72 per person
 
Excursion by coach with a local guide to the Vasa Museum. The Vasa warship was the glory of the Swedish navy, but it sank on its virgin trip in 1628. It was recovered 333 years later and now the ship and its recovered objects are on display. Continue to Stockholm City Hall where the Nobel Prize banquet is held every year. The visit will include both the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall.
 
Excursion to Bygdoy, Oslo
Day: Saturday at 9 AM
Duration: 3 hours
Price: €70 per person pre-bought
 €82 per person if purchased on tour
 
Excursion by coach with a local guide visiting the famous maritime museums in the peninsula of Bygdøy. We visit the Vikings Ship Museum with three well-preserved original Viking ships. Continue to the Kon-Tiki museum, with Thor Heyerdahl’s raft, and to the Fram Museum with the Polar ship, which was built for the Fridtjof Nasen’s expedition to the North Pole and later with Roald Amundsen to the South Pole.

Stockholm (LOS), Sweden

Accommodation

Clarion Hotel Stockholm - More Info - Stockholm (LOS), Sweden

4 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Check in policies:

 

Check-in time: 3 PM

Check-out time: 12 PM


Overnight Location

Stockholm (LOS), Sweden

DAY 1 - MONDAY – STOCKHOLM

Individual arrival at the hotel.

Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Stockholm Hotel.


Stockholm (LOS), Sweden

Accommodation

Clarion Hotel Stockholm - More Info - Stockholm (LOS), Sweden

4 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Check in policies:

 

Check-in time: 3 PM

Check-out time: 12 PM


Overnight Location

Stockholm (LOS2), Sweden

DAY 2 - TUESDAY – STOCKHOLM

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

At 10:30 you will meet your tour escort who will stay with you for the rest of the tour and your local Stockholm guide who will take you on a guided tour of the Swedish capital.  From Fjällgatan you will have the view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected by bridges. We will visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colours, the Cathedral, and the Royal Palace.  Afternoon free.

Overnight at Clarion Stockholm Hotel.


Hamar (LOS), Norway

Accommodation

Scandic Hamar - More Info - Hamar (LOS), Norway

3 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Check in policies:

 

Check-in time: 3 PM

Check-out time: 12 PM


Overnight Location

Stockholm (LOS3), Sweden

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY – STOCKHOLM

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Day at leisure in Stockholm or maybe join an optional tour to visit the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held and the fascinating Vasa Ship museum with the unique wooden warship who sank in Stockholm’s harbor on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact 333 years later.

Overnight at Clarion Stockholm Hotel.


Hamar (LOS), Norway

DAY 4 - THURSDAY - STOCKHOLM - HAMAR

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway passing open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. We stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Värmland beautifully located on the shores of Lake Värnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway we continue to Hamar located by Norway’s largest lake Mjøsa.

Dinner and overnight at Scandic Hamar Hotel


Geiranger (LOS), Norway

Accommodation

Hotel Union Geiranger - More Info - Geiranger (LOS), Norway

4 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Check in policies:

 

Check-in time: 2 PM - 12 AM

Check-out time: 12 PM


Overnight Location

Geiranger (LOS), Norway

DAY 5 - FRIDAY – HAMAR – LOM- GEIRANGER

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. We continue north through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley.

In Lom we stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Our route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains give a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay.

Dinner and overnight at the Union Hotel.


Balestrand (LOS), Norway

Accommodation

Kviknes Hotel - More Info - Balestrand (LOS), Norway

4 Star
Room Type: Deluxe Double

Check in policies:

 

Check-in time: 3PM

Check-out time: 12 PM


Overnight Location

Balestrand (LOS), Norway

DAY 6 - SATURDAY - GEIRANGER - BRIKSDAL GLACIER - BALESTRAND

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”.

Continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view.

After the glacier experience sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as we drive towards Balestrand. Our route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park.

Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth.

Dinner and overnight at the historical Kvikne’s Hotel.


Bergen (LOS), Norway

Accommodation

Zander K - More Info - Bergen (LOS), Norway

4 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Check in policies:

 

Check-in time: 3 PM - 12 AM

Check-out time: 12 PM


Overnight Location

Bergen (LOS), Norway

DAY 7 - SUNDAY – BALESTRAND- BERGEN

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. We then continue to Gudvangen, where we board a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as we sail into the Nærøy fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains.

Disembark in Flåm and we continue with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss where the coach awaits our arrival and take us to Bergen.

Overnight at Zander K or similar.


Gol (LOS), Norway

Accommodation

Storefjell Resort Hotel - More Info - Gol (LOS), Norway

4 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Check in policies:

 

Check-in time: 4 PM

Check-out time: 12 PM


Overnight Location

Gol (LOS), Norway

Day 7 – Thursday – Bergen – Geilo area

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Orientation tour of Bergen, taking us to the famous open-air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League. Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen. In the early afternoon, we continue towards the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. We make a stop at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, before reaching the Geilo area.
 
Dinner and overnight at Storefjell Resort or similar.

Oslo (LOS), Norway

Accommodation

Thon Hotel Opera - More Info - Oslo (LOS), Norway

4 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Check in policies:

 

Check-in time: 3 PM

Check-out time: 12 PM


Overnight Location

Oslo (LOS), Norway

DAY 9 - TUESDAY – GEILO AREA – OSLO

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

This morning we head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. You have some free time for lunch before going on the guided tour of Oslo.

The guided tour takes you to the Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc.

Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge.

Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera or similar.


Oslo - Copenhagen Overnight Cruise (LOS), Denmark

Accommodation

DFDS Cruise Ship - More Info - Oslo - Copenhagen Overnight Cruise (LOS), Denmark

4 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Overnight Location

Oslo - Copenhagen Overnight Cruise (LOS), Denmark

DAY 10 - WEDNESDAY – OSLO – DFDS SEAWAYS

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning free to continue exploring Oslo, maybe visit some of the famous maritime musems such as the Viking Ships or the Polar ship Fram.

Late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen.

Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or one of the cafés or bars onboard.

Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgåsbord buffet.

Overnight in sea-view cabins.


Copenhagen (LOS), Denmark

Accommodation

Radisson Blu Scandinavia - More Info - Copenhagen (LOS), Denmark

4 Star
Room Type: Deluxe Double

Check in policies:

 

Check-in time: 3 PM 

Check-out time: 12 PM


Overnight Location

Copenhagen (LOS), Denmark

DAY 11 - THURSDAY – COPENHAGEN

Breakfast buffet onboard as you sail into Copenhagen.

Directly upon arrival in Copenhagen meet your local guide showing you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals etc.

Afternoon free to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own.

Overnight at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel or similar.


Depart From

Depart from Copenhagen (LOS), Denmark

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.


Low Season
Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec
NO TOURS
Mid Season
Apr - May | Sep - Oct
From $2,998
High Season
June - August
From $2,998

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 9 overnights at 4-star Hotels with Scandinavian breakfast buffet
  • 1 overnight in sea-side cabin onboard DFDS Cruise Ship with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelt, toilet and free Wi-Fi onboard the long distance coach.
  • DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen.
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout the program starting from day 2

DINING OPTIONS

  • 10 Delectable Scandinavian breakfast buffets
  • 6 dinners included:
    1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo, 1 on board DFDS Seaways and 1 in Copenhagen

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • City tours of the capitals with local English-speaking guides.
  • 2 Mini cruises on the Norwegian fjords of Geiranger fjord and Nærøy Fjord -Sogne Fjord
  • Scenic railroad trip with Flam Railway.
  • Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier.
  • Guided tour of Bergen 

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Stockholm Cathedral 
  • The Royal Palace
  • Stockholm City Hall
  • Vasa Ship Museum
  • Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord
  • Briksdal Glacier motorized open Troll Cars
  • Mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord
  • Gaular Mountain National Park
  • Vøringsfoss waterfall
  • The Medieval Fortress Akershus
  • Oslo Opera House
  • Amalienborg Palace

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

“Superb self-drive Scotland”

Jul 10, 2018 by DWatson. Your Hometown: Essex, Vt

This is the second time we have booked with Authentic Ireland and I continued to be extremely satisfied. Con Jager helped us plan our 11night, self driving tour of Scotland. His extensive firsthand knowledge of the many sights and experiences helped us plan one amazing itinerary. 12days chuck full of so many memorable events, places, castles, fine Scotch tasting, hiking, fishing, rich history...you name it, we did it! Self driving is the way to go though it took a wee bit of adjusting! After a day or two, we mastered it! Scotland and her people are amazing, welcoming and friendly. We had nothing but sunshine, temperatures in the 70s and 80s. We were told this was highly unusual. We loved it as we hiked a great deal. Scotland, we will return and when we do, we will undoubtedly call upon Con Jager and Authentic Ireland once again.

Jul 10, 2018 by Dan & Tracy Neidhardt. Your Hometown: Pylesville, MD

We celebrated our 29th anniversary with our first trip across the Atlantic. We drove to many great places and had an awesome time. The trip Alaina put together was perfect. We started in Dublin and ended in Dublin. We loved Kinsale and the Cliffs of Moher, as well as all the sites in between. Take time to visit the small towns along the way and meet the locals. The hotels were great, staff was polite and rooms were clean. we are already talking about our 30th....give us some ideas Alaina.

“Fantastic vacation!”

Jul 10, 2018 by Frederick Falchook. Your Hometown: Milledgeville, GA

This was our first trip to Ireland and when we started planning it, we were overwhelmed with all the choices to make. Authetic Ireland Vacations helped to make it manageable. We went for two weeks and saw almost everything we wanted to. Some of the timing was a little bit ambitious, but for the most part, the pace was just right. Our accommodations were fancier than what we might have chosen, if we had planned this trip on our own. The beds were more comfortable than expected (we are hard to please). The breakfasts were very good. We stayed 1 to 3 nights at 7 different lodgings. One thing we discovered is that women in Europe are not encouraged to do their hair in the bathroom, but men can shave there. There are no outlets for hairdryers or curling irons in the bathroom, but you can charge an electric shaver. The only other negative was an unexpected heat wave during our second week, and an absence of air conditioning at historic hotels. We stayed in Dublin, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Killarney, Ennis, Cashel and Naas/ Kildare. Besides all the touristy sites, we got to do some hiking, coastal kayaking, and horseback riding, too. We also benefitted from advice and tips from our agent for do's and don'ts. We will have to go back, as there is too much to see in one trip. Next time we visit, we'll have to see northern Ireland, and Scotland.

“Great Trip!!!”

Jul 10, 2018 by Patrick.

We had a fantastic experience with this company. We did a self-drive, unguided tour throughout much of Ireland, and everything went off perfectly. Lauren at Authentic Ireland was incredibly responsive and helpful in the planning stages, and we felt confident that the company would help with any problems that might arise on the trip, as promised. Luckily, no such problems occurred, but we got a good value and a great trip. I would definitely book with them again.

“Fabulous Self-Drive Custom Trip”

Jul 3, 2018 by Diane. Your Hometown: Deep River, CT

Six of us traveled to Ireland for 10 days June 15-25 and had a great time. This was our 3rd trip there and all three times we booked through Authentic Vacations. Last trip and this one were managed by Michaela who understood we wanted to chart our own course and had ideas for our itinerary that she was able to accommodate nicely. We stayed 2 nights each at 5 different towns (having learned from previous trips that it is really hard to just do one night and get to see at least a few places without a lot of pressure to get on to the next town).

Both our previous trips were during this same time of the year and it is a great time to go because it doesn't get dark until almost 11pm so you really feel like you can pack more into a day! We started in Dublin, then onto Kilkenny, Kinsale, Killarney and Doolin. All of our accommodations were very good - clean, comfortable and conveniently located. We stayed at 2 hotels, 2 B&Bs and 1 guesthouse. All the breakfasts were excellent - the breakfast buffet at the Ashton Hotel in Dublin was vast and the made to order breakfasts at The Old Presbytery (Kinsale) and The Roadford House (Doolin) were top-notch quality, locally-sourced and just plain delicious.

We rented an eight passenger van (automatic transmission) and my husband did all the driving. We encountered no problems although some Irish roads are no wider than cart paths! We can't wait to go back again, next time we plan to focus on the west coast and head further North. There is always so much more to see and experience than you can possibly see on a single vacation there.

Page 1 of 180:
«
 
 
1
2
3
 
»
 

1. Click on the Green “Get Started” Button to the Right 

Submit your travel dates, number of people and type of transportation. We can adjust the length of our vacation packages to suit your needs.

2. Online Account & Quote Created

Our experts will create a custom quote & itinerary based on your requirements, and all details are posted to your Authentic Ireland online account (login info will be emailed to you!).

3. Make Changes / Ask Questions 

Your quote will have been created by your own personal Expert, who will be available to you at any stage of planning your vacation & even while you are in Ireland or Scotland. Call or email your dedicated Expert to discuss options, make changes or ask questions.

4. Reserve & Pay Online

Reserve your vacation package securely via your online account. We only require a 20% deposit to secure your vacation, and our Risk-Free Cancellation Policy provides you with complete peace of mind.

5. Print Your Travel Documents & Go!

Once your vacation has been paid in full, you will be able to print your travel documents directly from your online account. You’re ready to go!

Questions?

With offices in both Ireland & the U.S., we can offer you unrivaled support while you are in Ireland or Scotland. We truly believe all our clients deserve an extraordinary experience!

Call us toll-free, 1-888-443-5259 (US) or +353 01 293.3088 (international), and we will be delighted to answer all questions!

Send Me Your Latest Travel Specials!

Tell us about your favorite destinations!