Scandinavian Capital Cities Culture Tour
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Scandinavian Capital Cities Culture Tour

Hotels + Flights + Activities
Created: Friday, May 17, 2024 - Departure: Thursday, August 15, 2024
Ref ID: 9371484
Total price From £5,167
Created: Friday, May 17, 2024 - Departure: Thursday, August 15, 2024
Destinations: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Reykjavik

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15 Aug
Transport from London to Copenhagen
Departure
Ryanair
Ryanair Ryanair - FR2618
05:55 - London, Stansted (STN)
08:45 - Copenhagen, Kastrup (CPH)
1h 50m 0 PC Nonstop
Transport:  FR2618
Cabin Class: Economy
15 Aug
1. Copenhagen
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About the destination: A decade ago, visitors came to Copenhagen just for its canals, cobbled squares, charming streets and pastel painted houses. Now this city is most known for its innovative design, cutting edge architecture and its top-rated restaurants. This historic city of canals has become trendy, cosmopolitan and exciting, without losing its old charms. The fairytalelike port of Nyhavn, the city’s legendary waterfront, is the most traditional sight of Copenhagen, where visitors enjoy the cobbled streets and colorful houses that contrasts with Langelinje quay, where the city’s most famous attraction, The Little Mermaid, is located. Walking along the Langelinje quay, the modern opera house appears on the horizon bringing tourists back into the 21st century. Another of the city’s new waterfront landmarks is the Black Diamond entertainment complex, an additional reason to travel beyond the tiny tourist-focussed centre. The building itself is stunning and provides a unique opportunity to lounge in a deckchair overlooking the water. Two of the coolest areas of the city are Veesterbro and Norrebro, away from the herds of tourists. These vibrant neighbourhoods will allow the most adventurous travelers to mix with the locals and experience the buzzing atmosphere of places like the Norrebro Food Hall, a covered foodie market, or the Ralea, the restaurant where local chefs go to get food after work. Copenhagen’s coolest borough of trendy bars, design stores and eateries, where visitors can experience the culinary revolution the city has to offer, it's just a metro ride from the city centre. The less-travelled island neighbourhood of Christianshavn offers a tranquil glimpse of residential life and canal-side strolls. It’s also home to the “free town” of Christiana, a colourful alternative community built by hippies in the 1970s, which shines with galleries and cafés, and has its own, strict set of rules. Copenhagen is clean, safe and easy to get to know. It is also one of Europe’s greenest cities and its public transport would make New York green with envy. Its centre is reserved for pedestrians and strict anti-pollution laws enforced. It’s an environmentally idyllic spot with plenty of green space and bicycles often outnumber cars, so be careful of stepping out into bike lanes. Wander carefree to the world-famous Tivoli amusement park and the city’s delightful botanical garden, or take to the pavement cafés and restaurants in the summer alongside the locals. Whatever you decide to do in the Danish capital, whether you dig design and dine, or wander in wonder, Copenhagen will keep calling you back like a siren.
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16 Aug
Tickets
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
2 Entrances ( Adults from 18 to 100 years old: 2 )
8 hours and 45 minutes 09:15 Grand Day Trip
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18 Aug
Transport from Copenhagen to Helsinki
Finnair
Finnair Finnair - AY952
08:45 - Copenhagen, Kastrup (CPH)
11:15 - Helsinki, Helsinki Vantaa (HEL)
1h 30m Nonstop Fare: Economy Superlight Campaign
Transport:  AY952
Cabin Class: Economy
Fare Name: Economy Superlight Campaign
18 Aug
2. Helsinki
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About the destination: Helsinki is situated on a little peninsula on the southern tip of Finland. Approach Helsinki from the sea and you’ll see neoclassical buildings of elegant lines and pastel colours, and a marketplace overflowing with strawberries and salmon. The city has grown with attention to harmony. In summer many residents abandon urban tranquillity for their country cottages, but in winter the capital comes alive with theatre, political institutes and over 20,000 university students. Architecture buffs will love Helsinki. The handsome neoclassical buildings surrounding Senate Square were designed almost singlehandedly by German architect Carl Ludwig Engel in the early 19th century, just after Helsinki replaced Turku as Finland’s capital. The crowning piece is the Lutheran Cathedral, which has recently been refurbished and looks better than ever, with the 12 apostles on the roof once again looking down at the world below. Elsewhere in the city, the bold, simple creations of the city’s great 20th century architects, notably Aalto and Saarinen, blend with the clean neoclassical lines. The stunning Jean Sibelius Monument, dedicated to Finland’s most famous composer, consists of hundreds of steel pipes sculpted by Elia Hiltunen. The monument is in Sibelius Park. The Kansallimuseo, National Museum, has wonderful displays of Finnish culture. The exhibits of the City Museum illustrates the history of the city. The islands surrounding Helsinki make excellent daytrips. The sandy beaches and smooth rocks of Pihlajasaari make it a popular summer spot for tanning Finns. Every summer there are many free outdoor concerts in one of the city’s numerous parks. Afternoons, all kinds of music resound on the leafy Esplanadi. Helsinki is a small city if you compare it to those gigantic cities around the world but the spirit is still quite cosmopolitan. Helsinki is a beautiful city, especially in the summer. The streets are clean and you can always find a peaceful spot, in case you need one. Some say that Helsinki is "the biggest village in the world" and it is a great place for tourism, history, museums, galleries, theatre, music, shopping, restaurants, clubs, etc. all environmentally friendly, free of pollution and traffic congestion.
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19 Aug
Tickets
National Park Hike & Finnish Smoke Sauna Experience with Campfire Lunch
National Park Hike & Finnish Smoke Sauna Experience with Campfire Lunch
2 Entrances ( Adults from 14 to 100 years old: 2 )
6 hours 11:00 National Park Hike & Finnish Smoke Sauna Experience with Campfire Lunch
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20 Aug
Tickets
Helsinki Canal Cruise
Helsinki Canal Cruise
2 Entrances ( Adults from 16 to 100 years old: 2 )
1 hour and 30 minutes 14:30 Helsinki Canal Cruise
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21 Aug
Transport from Helsinki to Stockholm
Finnair
Finnair Finnair - AY805
06:35 - Helsinki, Helsinki Vantaa (HEL)
06:35 - Stockholm, Arlanda (ARN)
1h 0m Nonstop Fare: Economy Superlight Campaign
Transport:  AY805
Cabin Class: Economy
Fare Name: Economy Superlight Campaign
21 Aug
3. Stockholm
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About the destination: Sweden’s capital – a Nordic vision of waterways, parks and spire-filled skylines – is justifiably renowned as one of the most handsome cities in Europe. Spread over no less than 14 islands and surrounded by literally thousands of smaller, rocky islets, it combines the drama and open skies of Scandinavia with the verve, dynamism and urban cool of Western Europe. The soul of the place lies in its many faces: the stucco walls of the Old Town, the contemporary pulse of the galleries, the consumerist buzz of the shopping heartlands, the deep peace of the parklands, the thumping bass of the nightlife and, increasingly, the gourmet draw of the restaurants. Stockholm’s location on the shores of the Baltic Sea means seasonal variations hit hard, and many locals will tell you that the only thing to match the beauty of a summer’s evening in Stockholm is the winter charm of its frozen lakes and snow-fringed skylines. It’s certainly true that Stockholm’s unique character is a major reason for its popularity among travelers and, in a continent where charismatic urban destinations come thick and fast, it says plenty that the city’s cultural scene is vibrant enough to rival anywhere else in northern Europe. On top of its exhibitions, museums and concerts, meanwhile, it’s also a deeply romantic setting in which to while away a long weekend – you’d have to be hard-hearted not to fall for the mix of preserved medieval architecture, sweeping water vistas and unfailingly intense nightlife. Most importantly though, it’s worth stressing just how much this is a city apart. It’s the most populated urban area in Scandinavia, yet two thirds of it are still comprised of water and greenery. And if this doesn’t seem probable, well, you’ve got the ideal excuse to go and check
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22 Aug
Tickets
Stockholm City Kayak Tour
Stockholm City Kayak Tour
2 Entrances ( Adults from 16 to 100 years old: 2 )
2 hours 10:00 10:00 Tour
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23 Aug
Tickets
Birka The Viking City Trip
Birka The Viking City Trip
2 Entrances ( Adults: 2 )
7 hours and 30 minutes 10:00 Trip to Birka from Stockholm
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24 Aug
Transport from Stockholm to Oslo
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Air Shuttle Norwegian Air Shuttle - DY805
09:10 - Stockholm, Arlanda (ARN)
10:10 - Oslo, Gardermoen (OSL)
1h 0m 0 PC Nonstop
Transport:  DY805
Cabin Class: Economy
Fare Name: LOWFARE
24 Aug
4. Oslo
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About the destination: Oslo is vibrant and modern with eclectic architecture, edgy nightlife and world-class museums. Located between the Oslofjord and the forests, nature takes centre stage in the capital, where you can sail, ski and hike to your heart’s content just a short distance from the city centre. This is definitely a place for outdoor and wildlife lovers. As you float past luscious green islands and towering rocky outcrops, the city unfolds before your eyes - sprawling out from its compact centre around the quays to the forested flanks of the surrounding hills. Made all the more beautiful by its diversity, Oslo boasts a jumble of modern and ancient buildings that give the city an eclectic feel, with the steel-and-glass Munch Museum giving way to the old-fashioned charms of the City Museum and the craggy medieval walls of the Akershus Fortress, which glowers out over the fjord. Most visitors will find themselves struggling to choose between Oslo’s numerous museums, which offer something for almost every taste: a face-to-face with the haunting image of Edvard Munch’s The Scream at the National Gallery, a chance to stand in the shoes of an Olympic ski-jumper at the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, or a window into history and culture at the unforgettable Viking Ship, Polarship Fram or Folk Museums on Bygdøy. And Oslo is certainly the cosmopolitan heart of Norway, with a rapidly growing café and bar culture, top-notch restaurants, and nightlife options ranging from world-class opera and jazz to indie rock. The capital’s thriving restaurant scene has seen it rewarded with four Michelin stars. The Grünerløkka district is close to the Munch Museum and is teeming with bustling little pavement cafés and chic bars. A thriving, truly vibrant city, the cosmopolitan heart of Norway really does have something for everyone.
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25 Aug
Tickets
Oslo Fjord 3 Course Dinner Sightseeing Cruise
Oslo Fjord 3 Course Dinner Sightseeing Cruise
2 Entrances ( Adults from 17 to 99 years old: 2 )
2 hours and 30 minutes 18:00 Oslo Fjord 3 Course Dinner Sightseeing Cruise
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26 Aug
Tickets
Frogner Park Vigeland Tour
Frogner Park Vigeland Tour
2 Entrances ( Adults: 2 )
1 hour and 30 minutes 17:00 General
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27 Aug
Transport from Oslo to Reykjavik
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Air Shuttle Norwegian Air Shuttle - DY1170
18:30 - Oslo, Gardermoen (OSL)
19:20 - Keflavik, Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
1h 50m 0 PC Nonstop
Transport:  DY1170
Cabin Class: Economy
Fare Name: LOWFARE
27 Aug
5. Reykjavik
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About the destination: Reykjavik is not your typical capital city, it has no magnificent buildings, or a historic city centre or grand monuments, this city is much more than that. Iceland’s capital is different, full of life and very close to nature. Its location, at the fringe of the Atlantic Ocean, between two fjords and surrounded by a lunar volcanic framework, makes the city, which name literally means Bay of Smokes, incomparably special. The world’s northernmost capital is the perfect place for outdoor and wildlife lovers. Surrounded by sea, whale watching is one of the most popular touristic activities. The city has plenty of open spaces: parks, pedestrian areas, a lake situated next to the city hall and Nauthólsvik geothermal beach just 15 min away from the city centre. Throughout the city there are 7 municipal geothermal pools where locals go to socialize and relax after work. Other activities like cycling, hiking, horse riding, sailing and fishing can all be enjoyed on the doorsteps of the capital. Aside from all its natural wonders, Reykjavik has always something to offer. It is a cosmopolitan and dynamic city full of museums, art galleries and cosy coffee shops. Its nightlife is exciting and outrageous, during a night out, it seems locals are making up for the prohibition on beer that was in force till 1989 and nightspots tend to stay open until the early hours of the morning. During the day, the capital is a much more relaxed place, with its trim colourful houses, rubbish-free streets and an easygoing pace of life. Reykjavik is considered the one of the cleanest, greenest and safest cities in the world. Getting lost in this city is almost impossible: Hallgrímskirkja church and Öskjuhlíð hill are visible from most places in the city centre and are essential landmarks for orientation. Reykjavik is dynamic, creative, modern, cosy and very special. Its peculiar personality and magnetic surroundings will make you agree that there’s no better city in the world.
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28 Aug
Tickets
Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon with Ticket and Kerid Volcanic Crater
Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon with Ticket and Kerid Volcanic Crater
2 Entrances ( Adults from 16 to 100 years old: 2 )
11 hours 10:00 Pick up 9:30 - COMFORT
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29 Aug
Tickets
Reykjavik Food Walk - Local Foodie Adventure in Iceland
Reykjavik Food Walk - Local Foodie Adventure in Iceland
2 Entrances ( Adults from 12 to 121 years old: 2 )
3 hours 16:00 Reykjavik Food Walk - Local Foodie Adventure in Iceland
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30 Aug
Transport from Reykjavik to London
Return
Play
Play Play - OG800
06:40 - Keflavik, Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
10:40 - London, Stansted (STN)
3h 0m SB Nonstop
Transport:  OG800
Cabin Class: Economy
Fare Name: PLAY BASIC
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