Trans-Scandinavian Rail Tour 2018 - Firebird Tours ®
Nyhavn harbor is the most famous attraction in the capital of Denmark - Copenhagen
Old Town of Stockholm is the best place to start your Sweden vacation
The fabulous capital of Norway, Oslo, is home to numerous Scandinavian landmarks
See the most famous Norwegian hallmarks, including iconic red wooden houses on your Norway tour

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Trip Overview

One of the world most spectacular views are observed from Scandinavian trains, including famous Flamsbana train to Flam. This multi-country train journey will allow you to explore efficient railway system of Scandinavia, and visit all of the must-sees in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

Tour type:
Private rail tour
Tour rating:
4.84 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms
    12 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    7 train trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 7 guided city tours
    Floibanen Funicular ride
    Skansen & Vasa Museums
  • MEALS
  • 12 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Copenhagen

Welcome to the historical "harbor of merchants" and the outstanding capital of Denmark - Copenhagen! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Optional extension: You can extend your trip to Iceland. Contact your travel specialist for more details.

No meals included.

 

Day 2
Copenhagen City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a panoramic walking tour of Copenhagen. A transfer is not included. Public transportation and private transfer not included, if needed should be paid on spot.

During the tour, you walk through the beautiful canal district, enjoy the views of the City Hall and Christiansborg Palace that is home to the Danish Parliament, stroll across Kongens Nytorv and see the buildings of the Old Stock Exchange and the Royal Theater (no entrances included).

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the colorful harbor of Nyhavn where you see the gorgeous Amalienborg Palace - the winter residence of the Royal Family (from the outside). Then you proceed to the Rosenborg Castle where you witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony.

This day is crowned with a visit to the Gefion Fountain and the symbol of Copenhagen - the world-famous Little Mermaid statue, inspired by a H. C. Andersen's fairy tale.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Train Ride to Malmo & City tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station, where you board a train that takes you to Sweden’s third-largest city - Malmo (train tickets are included).

Upon arrival, you have a transfer to your centrally located hotel and check-in. You then meet your guide and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour of Malmo that provides you with a great opportunity to experience the best this city has to offer.

During the tour, you explore the beautiful Old Town with its iconic Stortoget Square, enjoy the views of the legendary Oresund Bridge that connects Denmark and Sweden, and see one of Scandinavia’s tallest skyscrapers - the Turning Torso.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Train Ride to Gothenburg & City tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel, meet your driver and head to the train station to enjoy a fascinating train ride the charming port city - Gothenburg.

Upon arrival, you go to your hotel located within a walking distance from the train station. Later you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour sightseeing tour around the most famous Gothenburg attractions.

During the tour, you explore the old Haga district, visit the famous Fish Market, see the modern Opera House and the Maritime Center (no entrances included) and take a walk at the famous Avenue abundant in cozy restaurants, cafes, and pubs.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Train Trip to Stockholm

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and go to the train station (easily accessible on foot) for your train ride to the capital of Sweden - Stockholm.

Upon arrival, you walk to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Stockholm City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Stockholm. A transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot.

During the tour, you explore the brilliant Old Town that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe and see the famous Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral and the City Hall (no entrances included).

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Skansen and Vasa Museum

Following breakfast, your driver takes you to the Skansen Museum - the world's first open-air museum founded in 1891, that demonstrates the country's life before the industrial era.

During the tour, you take a fascinating journey through the five centuries of Swedish history, see the large collection of traditional rural houses and visit the museum’s zoo that represents about 75 different species of both domestic and wild Scandinavian animals, including brown bears, seals, lynx and wolverines.

Later you walk to the nearby Vasa Museum rated as the most visited museum in the entire Scandinavia. This museum is famous for being home to the only intact 17th-century ship in the world - the Vasa. Sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and salvaged only 333 years later, it managed to preserve more than 95 percent of its body in the original state.

  • Optional lunch: Lunch at the Vasa Museum next to the 17th-century ship.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free (transfer back to the hotel is not included).

  • Please note: contact your travel specialist if you want to add guide for this tour

Breakfast is included

Day 8
Train Ride to Oslo

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station, where you board a train that takes you to the gorgeous capital of Norway - Oslo.

Upon arrival, you go to your hotel located within a walking distance from the train station. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Oslo City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most magnificent attractions of the Norwegian capital. A transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot.

You start with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

Then you proceed to other famous Oslo attractions, including the Royal Palace and the Akershus fortress (no entrances included).

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Train Ride to Bergen

Following breakfast, you walk to the train station (easily accessible on foot) to board a train that takes you to the second largest city in Norway - Bergen. This is a truly unforgettable journey that provides you with a great opportunity to admire the unique nature and picture-postcard scenery of this magnificent land.

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11
Bergen City Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting sights of Bergen. During the tour, you take a walk at the famous Bryggen district, visit the Fish Market and experience a fantastic Floibanen Funicular ride that is one of Norway's best-known attractions.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 12
Train Ride to Flam

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station, where you board a train that takes you to the picturesque fjord town - Flam.

Upon arrival, you go to your hotel located within a walking distance of the train station and have the rest of the day at leisure.

If accommodation in Flam is completely sold out, alternative accommodation in Aurland or Gudvangen will be provided.

Breakfast is included.

Day 13
Train to Oslo & Departure

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station (easily accessible on foot), where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Flam - Myrdal - Oslo rail ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard scenery of Norway.

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Included

12 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Copenhagen, Malmo, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Flam and Bergen;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Skansen Museum and Vasa Museum;
  • Funicular ride in Bergen;
  • Regular class train tickets Copenhagen - Malmo, Malmo - Gothenburg, Gothenburg - Stockholm, Stockholm - Oslo, Bergen Flam and Flam - Oslo; 
  • Comfort class train tickets Oslo - Bergen;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights
  • Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at Rosenborg Palace in Copenhagen
  • Skansen & Vasa Museums in Stockholm
  • Visiting Frogner Park in Oslo
  • Floibanen funicular ride in Bergen
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
What to Know
  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friend's trip (4+ travelers)
$4,098
Deposit $820
Private tour
Based on double occupancy
$4,998
Deposit $1,000
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Package type Price
Friend's trip (4+ travelers)
$4,098
Deposit $820
Private tour
Based on double occupancy
$4,998
Deposit $1,000

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Norwegian Heritage Tour (summer 2016)

Our trip was perfect. Everyone was very happy with the arrangements and sad to leave Norway. For most part the weather cooperated so we were able to do almost everything that we were scheduled to see and then more. We had a very thorough tour of Lillehammer with our relative who has more knowledge of the country then ...

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We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden. Firebird was so helpful

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden in May, 2017. Firebird was so helpful- rescheduled our arrival dinner in Bergen after our flight was delayed. Our tour guide in Stockholm/Uppsala/Sigtuna was delightful and we all enjoyed the extra information she went over and above to provide. ...

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Dream vacation to Scandinavia

Overall we were very pleased with the trip. The drivers / transit aid were all very courteous, on time, and welcoming to us. Given our luggage and being new to each city airport, ferry or bus station it was very helpful to have someone (in most instances) meet and guide us to our destination. The city tours were very ...

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Norwegian Heritage Tour (summer 2016)

Our trip was perfect. Everyone was very happy with the arrangements and sad to leave Norway. For most part the weather ...

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October 16, 2016

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden. Firebird was so helpful

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden in May, 2017. Firebird was so helpful- rescheduled our...

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Karina Hughes

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October 16, 2016

Dream vacation to Scandinavia

Overall we were very pleased with the trip. The drivers / transit aid were all very courteous, on time, and welcoming to us.

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