Discover the varied wonders of Scandinavia, from the cosmopolitan capitals of Oslo and Copenhagen to the untouched natural beauty of Norway’s fjords.

Highlights:

  • Learn about the history of charming Copenhagen during a visit to the Rosenborg Castle, followed by a cruise through the beloved canals that weave through the city.
  • Embark on an overnight ferry trip and wake up to an unrivaled view of the lush, forest-lined Oslo Fjord.
  • At the Viking Ship Museum, delve into the legendary history of the Vikings and the ceremonial burial ships that carried their royal owners to the realm of the dead.
  • Marvel at the stunning scenery along the Bergen Railway–the highest in Europe–which passes along majestic fjords, tumbling waterfalls, and emerald forests.
  • Explore medieval Bergen, nestled beside a sheltered harbor and surrounded by seven mountains and seven fjords.

Itinerary at a Glance

September 6 Depart for Copenhagen
September 7 Arrive in Copenhagen
September 8–9 Copenhagen
September 10 Copenhagen | Embark DFDS Seaways Ferry
September 11–12 Oslo
September 13 Oslo | Bergen
September 14 Bergen
September 15 Bergen | Flåm Railway | Cruising Aurlandsfjord
September 16 Depart Bergen

Optional Extensions:

Pre-tour: Stockholm

Trip Scholar

Lenore Grenoble

Lenore Grenoble is the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Linguistics and the College at the University of Chicago and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As a linguist specializing in endangered languages, her current work focuses on the impact of urbanization and cultural and climate change on language vitality and well-being in the Arctic, with fieldwork in Norway, Greenland, and Siberia. In 2018 she held the Fulbright Arctic Distinguished Chair in Norway to study the position of the Sámi people living in Oslo. This is part of a larger project that examines these issues in the context of Nordic countries and the Russian Federation, and is supported by the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Science Foundation.