Country Roads of Southern Scandinavia (Summer 2017)
About Copenhagen, Denmark
ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
- Oslo: See the impressive Akershus Castle and Royal Palace. Visit the insteresting Vigeland sculptures in Frogner Park
- Hardangervidda: Pass through the National Park known for its beautiful artic tundra
- Bergen: See Haakon's Hall in this ‘wooden city'.
- Scenic Drive: Along the Norwegian West coast from Bergen to Stavanger.
- Fyn: Travel by ferry to the island of Fyn to visit Hans Christian Anderson's birthplace in Odense.
- Copenhagen: See the Little Mermaid, Stock Exchange and the Rosenborg & Amalienborg Palaces.
AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS
- Bergen: Enjoy an evening of dinner and wine at a local restaurant.
- Copenhagen: At your Celebration Dinner, Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and glass of wine.
- 11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 three-course table d'hôte Dinner, plus tea or coffee (D); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) with wine, plus tea or coffee.
- Oslo: With your Local Expert, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour, the Royal Palace and visit the Viking Long Ship Museum.
- Bergen: Marvel at the 13th century Haakon's Hall and explore the many market stalls with your Local Expert.
- Norway's West Coast: Fjord hop from Bergen to Stavanger.
- Lysefjord: Embrace the spectacular scenery as you cruise through Lysefjord to the magnificent Pulpit Rock.
- Skagerrak: Sail across the Skagerrak as you cross from Kristiansand to Hirsthals.
- Aarhus: Your Local Expert guides you through the open-air museum of Den Gamle By.
- Odense: Be enchanted by the tales of Hans Christian Anderson's life.
- Copenhagen: Your Local Expert shows you Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary.
STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES
- Stavanger: In the heart of town, the Radisson Blu Royal Stavanger is located a short walk from the harbour, perfect for exploring the local area.
- Kristiansand: Located in the heart of Old Town, the Clarion Hotel Ernst is one of Kristiansand's key landmarks, dating back to 1858. The restaurant offers innovative, organic Norwegian cuisine and chilled beers and cocktails are available in the sleek Bar Barokk.
You will visit the following 2 places:
Norway is the westernmost, northernmost—and in fact the easternmost—of the three Scandinavian countries. Best known for the complex and deep fjords along its west coast which stretches from the North Sea near Denmark and Scotland into the Arctic Ocean and has borders with Finland, Sweden and the northwestern tip of Russia. Norway may have a clutch of attractive, cosmopolitan cities, appealing destinations in their own right, but where the country really shines is not in its urban culture, but rather in the low-key, amiable small-town feel that pervades throughout its settlements.
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The country consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, of which around 70 are inhabited. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark is also the birthplace of one of the world's most popular toys, Lego. There is no other better place in the world where one can buy Lego bricks than at the Legoland theme park in Billund. Top it off with a rich, well-preserved cultural heritage, and the Danes legendary sense of design and architecture, and you have one intriguing holiday destination.