From Norway’s stunning fjords to the historical palaces in St. Petersburg and from beautiful Stockholm to the charming city of Copenhagen, tours in Scandinavia, the Baltics, and Russia are like no other. This exciting new tour will explore classic Scandinavian authors such as Hans Christian Andersen, Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, but will also include more modern authors such as Astrid Lindgren, famed for Pippi Longstocking, Karen Blixen of Out of Africa fame, Nobel Prize winning authors Knut Hamsun and Sigrid Undset and the Nobel Prize Museum itself.
Inching toward 80, and with aches and creaks, I wandered along with Åsa and group joyously taking in the wonders of Sweden (Gamlastan, Royal Opera tour and four hands piano concert there, meeting my same-named fb friend of 9 years), Denmark (Ærö Island, my lodging at Susannah’s and Rick’s map room where I left my door ajar for lookieloos, Nyhavn, Copenhagen), Norway (stave churches, Lillehammer, outdoor folk museum, Bergen (home of my paternal grandma).
Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm’s City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer’s Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you’ll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; and Oslo’s Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland’s 200+ bronze and granite sculptures.
As a long-time leading travel provider to Scandinavia, Scantours specializes in independent and group travel to Northern Europe, including the 4 Nordic Countries of Scandinavia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland; Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands; the Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; as well as polar expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica We also specialize in river and canal cruises in Europe and the Far East.
Arrive in Bergen, Norway’s second-biggest city famed for its shipping, aquaculture and subsea technology industry. My wife also has scandinavian cruises ancestry so we were both interested in the trip from a heritage perspective. This evening we’ll arrive in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city and known as the city among the seven mountains”. Tour begins: 1:00 PM at the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen.
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