Sweden and Norway

At a glance

  • 29 night escorted tour - tour code ISN
  • Prices start from £3,999 for 2 people plus outfit
  • Tour departs on 28 May 2018
  • 29 overnight stays at campsites in Sweden and Norway
  • Return ferry crossing Frederikshavn - Gothenburg with Stena Line is included
  • Excursions and meals as detailed in itinerary are included

Day 1 – 10: Denmark to Dalarna Province

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Day 1: Denmark

Meet your tour hosts and fellow tour members at your first campsite in the picturesque coastal town of Sæby, where you can enjoy a welcome drink and meal.

Days 2 - 4: Sweden

Take a break from the road this morning and enjoy the relaxing ferry across to Gothenburg in Sweden before travelling on to Trollhättan for your next overnight stop. Then it’s on to Örebro, but be sure to stop and take in Lake Vanern where you’ll find the beaches of Lidkoping and the distinctive turrets of Lacko Castle, situated on the shore of the lake. Day 4 is at your leisure. Spend the day exploring the vibrant city of Örebro, including the city park with its carefully designed gardens, all before enjoying a group dinner and sharing the stories of your day.

Days 5 - 7: Stockholm

Your next destination is the city of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Situated on 14 different islands the city’s attractions range from the historic old town, with its attractive buildings and cobbled streets, to the stunning Royal Palace and fashionable island of Sodermalm. Enjoy an excursion into the city on day 6, where a guided tour will show you the highlights of the city, before an enjoyable group lunch. Day 7 is at your leisure so you can choose to relax at the campsite or perhaps head back into Stockholm, maybe for a visit to the Abba museum.

Days 8 - 10: Dalarna Province

Venture into rural Sweden today as you travel north to your next campsite in Mora, situated in Dalarna province on the northern-most tip of Lake Siljan. A coach excursion on day 9 takes you through the regions stunning landscape of dales and lakes in the vicinity of Lake Siljan, which was actually formed by a meteorite impact some 370 million years ago! The following day is free for you to explore more of this region’s breathtaking scenery at your own pace.

Day 11 – 22: Idre to Flåm

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Days 11 - 13: Idre

Travel even further north today to the mountain resort of Idre. Travel via Alvdalen, which translates as ‘river valley’, as you follow the valley up towards the Norwegian border. You have two days free to explore Idre and the surrounding mountains at your own pace, with options including walking trails, cycling and horse riding.

Days 14 - 17: Norway

Today your journey takes you across the border to Alvdal in Norway, before continuing the next day to Åndalsnes. Surrounded by mountains and located on the shore of Romsdals fjord, Åndalsnes is your base for three nights. Enjoy a coach excursion on day 16, through the 'Golden Route', which takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in the country and, through the use of some innovative architecture, allows people to admire it from the best possible viewpoints. Day 17 is free for you to explore the numerous fjords that provide impressive vistas. 

Days 18 - 19: Stryn

Take a very scenic drive down to Stryn today, a town world-famous for its breathtaking backdrop of mountains, fjords and glaciers! The next day is free for you do as you please. Why not visit the Jostedal Glacier National Park or indulge in a bit of ornithology with the many bird species that can be found here?

Days 20 - 22: Flåm

Travel further south today to Flåm, your base for the next three nights. On day 21 take an exciting trip on the Flåmsbana railway line, dubbed the ‘world’s most beautiful train journey’. The train will take you through the valley of Flåmsdalen up to Myrdal mountain station, offering striking views across the valley. In the evening there is a group dinner waiting for you. The following day is at your leisure. 

Day 23 – 30: Gol to Gothenburg

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Days 23 - 24: Gol

Travel through the Hemsedal region, which the Norwegians like to call the ‘Scandinavian Alps’, to the small town of Gol in the region of Hallingdal. Why not take one of the many hiking paths or perhaps visit the impressive Gol Stave Church and the nearby Viking Hall.

Days 25 - 27: Oslo

Your destination for the next three nights is Oslo, Norway’s capital. Situated on the countries southern coast, its history dates back to the time of the Vikings. An excursion to Oslo is included with a guided tour of the city and lunch, and then day 27 is free for you to relax at the site or perhaps go back to the city. Options include the quayside area of Aker Brygge or maybe a boat trip out onto Oslo Fjord with its numerous islands.

Days 28 - 29: Gothenburg & Denmark

Travel south through Norway and back into Sweden and on to Gothenburg, where you’ll spend the night before getting the ferry back to Frederikshavn in Denmark the next day. Continue southwards to your final site in the town of Hobro which is situated at the head of Mariager Fjord. Spend your last evening of the tour with a farewell meal.

Day 30: End of tour, depart campsite

Please note this itinerary may be subject to change and minimum numbers may apply.

 

Experience in driving a car and caravan / motorhome in mountainous areas is essential for driving in the Norwegian fjords area.

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