Scandinavia and Finland can easily be explored on an independent tailor-made tour or an escorted coach tour and here at 50 Degrees North, we offer both options.
Our independent journeys have been created for those who like to move at their own pace. Our self-guided tours give you the best of the Nordic capitals and the dramatic fjord & mountains of Norway and Scandinavia. Travel by rail and local ferries with ample time to digest the scenery and the modern Scandinavian capital cities.
One tour which might suit you is our bestseller, Scandinavian by Rail and Ferry. This classic self-guided tour gives you the best of the Nordic capitals and the dramatic fjord & mountains of Norway. Travel by rail and local ferries with ample time to digest the scenery and the modern Scandinavian capital cities.
Highlights include a day trip to Tallinn, overnight voyage to Helsinki through the magnificent Baltic Sea archipelago, Norway in a nutshell and great cities such as Stockholm, Copenhagen and Bergen. Enjoy new attractions such as the ABBA museum and the Blue Planet Aquarium in Copenhagen.
Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, credit: Visit Norway, C.H.
One of the highlights of joining a guided coach or independent tour around Scandinavia and Finland is that two of the principal journeys are completed as overnight mini-cruises. Between Stockholm - Helsinki and Copenhagen – Oslo, you travel on a Silja Line ferry or similar, staying in 2-berth outside cabins with private facilities.
The sailing between Stockholm and Helsinki crosses the Baltic Sea from Sweden to Finland, a beautiful journey sailing through Stockholm's Archipelago with numerous small islands. The Oslo to Copenhagen ferry journey crosses the Öresund sound between Denmark and Sweden, and offers a scenic entry to the Oslo fjord with its picturesque islands and many sailing boats cruising by.
- Plenty of time to shop - these ferries have large shopping centres on board to browse for souvenirs.
- Entertainment shows with several bars & casino and outdoor dining options - depending on the ferry.
- Buffet dinners on board are high quality and use products obtained directly from small producers in the Turku, Åland and Stockholm archipelagos.
Included meals – savvy shoppers for Scandinavian tours will know that the prices for meals in the Nordic region can be an unexpected weight on your hip pocket. Our group coach tours include most meals, bar one or two where group feedback has suggested not including these (e.g. Copenhagen and Stockholm dinners).
Our independent tours include half board (2 or 3 courses) most evenings as an affordable and relaxing option.
Hotel stays of the highest quality during our Scandinavian coach tours are central to your enjoyment and satisfaction. The hotels used vary between places such as; the Clarion Hotel Sign in the heart of Stockholm city with a rooftop heated outdoor pool providing fantastic views; to more intimate hotels such as Copenhagen’s Admiral Hotel, or Bergen’s Scandic Ørnen Hotel. Newly built, the Scandic Ørnen Hotel offers lovely rooms, comfortable beds and an amazing breakfast spread.
Copenhagen’s Admiral Hotel is a historic hotel located on the Copenhagen harbour. Each room is unique with a rustic warm glow and custom designed furniture.
Our independent tours of Scandinavia use our Director’s Choice hotels - we visit these regions regularly and have a selection of hotels that we think compliment having a stress-free holiday.
We can help find you a tour which suits travelling solo.
These tours have extra inclusions that have been purposely built into the itinerary to encourage group members to get to know each other; such as welcome and farewell drinks.
Sight Seeing - Little Mermaid (credit: Visit Denmark)