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Copenhagen to Helsinki

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Breathtaking natural scenery, vibrant cities and Viking villages - this is Scandinavian travel at its best! Visiting Norway, Sweden and Denmark as well as Finland promises many unforgettable experiences. Embrace the bustling atmosphere of capital cities Oslo and Stockholm. Admire a classic Helsinki view of beautiful islands and green parks and marvel at the fjords in Norway. See centuries-old towns, relax on two overnight cruises and try local cuisines. Journey from Copenhagen to Finland, travelling through lush scenery and the Scandinavian heartland along the way! Discover Scandinavia in all its splendour on this Northern Europe trip! 

If you'd like to join a Baltic States tour in addition to a Scandinavia tour, consider the Best of Scandinavia & the Baltics trip.


  • Visit all three Scandinavian countries - Denmark, Norway and Sweden
  • Visit the Nordic country of Finland
  • Explore Copenhagen, Stockholm and Bergen with free days in each
  • See the Norwegian fjords
  • Enjoy overnight ferry cruises to Norway and Finland
  • Guided tours of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki

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Start Point

Hotel in Copenhagen | 10:00 AM

End Point

Hotel in Helsinki | 10:00 AM
DAY 1: Start of tour in Copenhagen

Welcome to the start of one of the most exciting Scandinavia tours! Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark, and head to the hotel. Meet up with your tour leader and your group this morning. Later this afternoon, meet with an expert local guide for a walking tour of the highlights of the Danish capital. To round off the first day of the tour, enjoy an included dinner to get to know your fellow travellers and your tour leader. Get ready to continue to explore Scandinavia over the next 13 days!

Meals: Dinner

DAY 1: Start of tour in Copenhagen

Welcome to the start of one of the most exciting Scandinavia tours! Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark, and head to the hotel. Meet up with your tour leader and your group this morning. Later this afternoon, meet with an expert local guide for a walking tour of the highlights of the Danish capital. To round off the first day of the tour, enjoy an included dinner to get to know your fellow travellers and your tour leader. Get ready to continue to explore Scandinavia over the next 13 days!


Guided tour of Copenhagen: Enjoy a walking tour of Copenhagen with a local guide. Highlights include the famous Nyhavn Waterfront, Rosenborg Castle, the Town Hall, the Little Mermaid statue and Amalienborg Palace.



DAY 2: Copenhagen: Free Day

Enjoy a free day to explore Copenhagen at your own pace. Choose to join today’s optional excursion and learn more about Copenhagen’s history. This excursion also includes a canal cruise and lunch at Reffen market! Alternatively, explore on your own and visit the Tivoli Gardens, which is a famous amusement park, and the Rundetaarn - an astronomical observatory that offers fantastic views of the city and is known worldwide for its unique equestrian staircase (a ramp to allow for a horse and carriage to access the library at the top of the tower). You could also visit Freetown Christiania - a commune in the east of the city that was established by squatters in 1971 and attracts nonconformists from around the world.



On Tour Excursions
Copenhagen: Learn, Eat & Explore

Discover Danish history at the Freedom Museum, admire the sights on a canal cruise through Copenhagen and visit vibrant Reffen for lunch.

DAY 3: Copenhagen - Odense - Aarhus - Hirtshals (ferry port)

Enjoy the beauty of the Danish countryside as the tour travels towards the coastal town of Hirtshals. Depart Copenhagen in the morning and head towards today’s first stop; Odense! This is the third-largest city in Denmark and birthplace of the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. Enjoy an orientation tour around the town plus free time to explore. Next, travel to Aarhus - Denmark’s second-biggest city which is home to an old town open-air museum, contemporary artwork and buildings, Viking museums and more! Enjoy an orientation tour before hopping back on the coach and travelling to Hirtshals. Arrive and board the overnight ferry which will arrive in Bergen, Norway tomorrow.


Orientation tour of Odense: Explore the highlights of Odense, the hometown of Hans Christian Andersen. Join your tour leader and learn more about Odense’s history as well as its most famous inhabitant. Try and see if you can identify some of the inspiration for his fairytales!

Orientation tour of Aarhus: Enjoy a tour and learn more about the bustling city of Aarhus. Aarhus is home to Den Gamle By, an Old Town that doubles as an open-air museum offering insight into the Danish way of life from centuries ago.

Overnight ferry to Norway: Arrive in Hirtshals seaport and hop aboard the ferry. Get ready to enjoy an overnight cruise to Bergen, Norway.



DAY 4: Overnight ferry - Bergen

It’s time to explore Norway! Arrive in Bergen and enjoy an orientation driving tour of the city. Norway’s second-largest city is known as “the city among the seven mountains” and is the gateway to Norway’s magnificent fjords. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen Quay is a top attraction in the city, while Norway’s famous fjords are just a short journey away - seeing the fjords is a highlight of any Norway tour package! Embark on an orientation tour before enjoying free time to relax or explore on your own. Alternatively, choose to join the optional excursion and experience Norway’s historic fishing villages before digging into a traditional Norwegian dinner!


See Norway’s fjords: Cruise to Norway on the overnight ferry and marvel at views of the country’s famous fjords as you arrive in Bergen. Norway is home to over 1,000 fjords! The striking, winding waterways offer views which are guaranteed to leave you speechless!

Orientation tour of Bergen: Become familiar with this city that is known as “the city among the seven mountains” on an orientation tour with your tour leader. There are great things to see and do in Bergen including an acclaimed aquarium as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed quay.



On Tour Excursions
Coastal Norway: Fishing Villages & Norwegian Dinner

Discover some hidden coastal gems around Bergen to get a taste of peaceful village life. Enjoy an authentic Norwegian dinner at a historic restaurant.

DAY 5: Bergen: Free Day

Enjoy a free day to explore the beautiful Norwegian city of Bergen and the surrounding area. To explore Bergen in depth, join the Bergen+ excursion which includes an orientation tour, a ferry trip, a guided tour of Bryggen, a trip to the top of Mount Fløyen on the Fløibanen, and a drink at Bergen’s Magic Ice Bar. This is how to see the best of Bergen in one day! Alternatively, explore at your own pace and discover more of Bergen’s classic medieval architecture, markets and warehouses. Adventure definitely awaits today!



On Tour Excursions

Explore Bergen with your tour leader. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride, a Bryggen tour, a ride on the Fløibanen funicular and a drink at the Magic Ice Bar!

DAY 6: Bergen - Gudvangen - Flam - Borgund - Oslo

Explore Norway’s scenic heartland today. Depart Bergen and travel to Gudvangen, a village located at the end of Nærøyfjord, arguably Norway’s most famous fjord. Here, you’ll have the chance to join our optional excursion which visits a Viking village followed by a sightseeing cruise along the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjorden fjords to Flam, where you will meet up with the coach again. Still blue water is framed by towering cliffs and dramatic waterfalls - making for a truly incredible sight! Scenes like these are a highlight of Scandinavian travel. Next, enjoy a stop at Borgund’s famous Stave Church. Continue on with the journey to Oslo. Arrive in the late evening and enjoy an included dinner at the hotel.


Experience Norway’s scenery: Enjoy a scenic trip through the Norwegian countryside. Look forward to views of mountains, forests and fjords!

Visit Gudvangen: Make a stop in Gudvangen, a village nestled at the end of one of the most famous fjords in Norway. When you arrive in Gudvangen, you will have the opportunity to join the Viking Village and Sightseeing Fjord Cruise optional excursion.

See Borgund’s Stave Church: Enjoy a stop at this famous Norwegian church. Have your cameras ready as the striking building offers great opportunities for photos.



On Tour Excursions
Viking Village and Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Travel back in time and visit the Viking village Njardarheimr in Gudvangen. Then, cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage fjords to Flam!

DAY 7: Oslo - Karlstad

Enjoy a morning to explore the Norwegian capital with a local guide on a walking tour. Along with being Norway’s capital city, Oslo is home to Norway’s royal family. See highlights including Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace. Enjoy some free time after the walking tour to take in the atmosphere of this cultured city or join the Oslo+ optional excursion and visit some of the city’s beautiful green spaces and museums. Later this afternoon, travel onwards to Karlstad in Sweden, which is the destination for this evening. Arrive in the city, which is located exactly between Oslo and Stockholm. Karlstad sits on the shores of Lake Vänern and offers fun outdoor activities plus great Swedish cuisine and culture.


Guided tour of Oslo: Join a local guide for a walking tour of Oslo. On the tour, gain deeper insight into the city and its history. Highlights include the Oslo Opera House, Kvadraturen, the Parliament building, Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace.



On Tour Excursions

Explore top Oslo sights with your tour leader! Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, the scenic Bygdøy peninsula and the Fram and Kon Tiki museums.

DAY 8: Karlstad - Sigtuna - Stockholm

See more of Sweden today! This first stop is Sigtuna - a picturesque medieval town that was founded in the 900s making it Sweden’s oldest town! Enjoy an orientation tour of the town and free time to explore on your own or find a spot to grab lunch. Afterwards, continue to explore Scandinavia and travel to Stockholm - Sweden’s dynamic capital city! Arrive and enjoy a driving and walking tour of the city with an expert local guide. See the highlights including the Royal Palace and the AF Chapman ship, before enjoying a walk through Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s Old Town). This evening, enjoy an included dinner in the city centre with the group, before checking into the hotel for the night.


Visit Sigtuna: Enjoy a visit to Sweden’s oldest town! Founded by King Erik the Victorious in 970 AD, Sigtuna is home to the oldest Main Street in the country. 

Guided tour of Stockholm: Join a local guide and see the top sights of Sweden’s capital city. Highlights of this cosmopolitan Scandinavian city include the Royal Palace, the AF Chapman ship as well as the old town Gamla Stan which is the beating heart of the city.

Swedish meatballs for dinner: It’s time to tuck into a Swedish classic - meatballs! Join the group and enjoy this included dinner tonight.



DAY 9: Stockholm: Free Day

Enjoy this free day to explore more of Stockholm! Gamla Stan is the old town and this amazing destination is filled with red, orange and terracotta-coloured buildings overlooking narrow cobblestone streets. The numerous islands that make up the town offer fascinating walks, especially through the Djurgården, where you can visit Skansen, the open-air Swedish history museum. Alternatively, join the Royal Sweden & Vasa Museum optional excursion on which you will enjoy a scenic drive, see the spectacular Drottningholm Palace and visit the world-famous Vasa Museum. There is no shortage of incredible things to do today!



On Tour Excursions
Royal Sweden & Vasa Museum

Experience Sweden’s royalty and history! Visit Drottningholm Palace, including the Chinese Pavilion, and the Vasa Museum to see the warship Vasa.

DAY 10: Lidingö island - Overnight ferry to Helsinki

Today, travel onwards towards Helsinki in Finland. Along the way, take a late morning drive to Lidingö Island and enjoy free time to explore the stunning surroundings. Take time to wander through the Millesgården and admire the sculptures. Next, travel onwards to the port and get ready to catch the overnight ferry to Helsinki. You’ll be treated to some onboard entertainment and an optional buffet dinner featuring delicious Swedish dishes.


Explore Lidingö Island: Visit the island located in the inner Stockholm archipelago and enjoy a driving tour as well as free time to explore. Did you know that Lidingö Island is home to Millesgården - an outdoor sculpture park and museum?

Overnight ferry to Helsinki: Cruise your way to a new country - Finland! Catch an overnight ferry ride from Sweden, to Helsinki in Finland. Enjoy the onboard entertainment plus an optional buffet dinner this evening.



On Tour Excursions
Ferry Buffet Dinner

Indulge in a delectable Swedish buffet dinner aboard the overnight cruise during the trip from Stockholm to Helsinki!

DAY 11: Arrive in Helsinki

Welcome to Finland! The capital Helsinki is a vibrant seaside city known for its beautiful islands and lush green parks. Arrive and enjoy a driving tour of the city. Settle in at your harbourside hotel, and meet up with a local guide this evening for a walking tour. Encounter some of the city's most famous sights including the likes of the Havis Amanda, as well as the Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral. Not to mention Uspenski Cathedral and Kauppatori Market! There is so much to see and experience! Enjoy an included dinner this evening.


Driving tour of Helsinki: Arrive in Finland’s capital city and enjoy a driving tour of the city’s top sights and attractions. 

Guided tour of Helsinki: Join a local guide for an insightful walking tour of Helsinki. Visit the Havis Amanda, the famous art nouveau fountain which is said to symbolise the birth of the city of Helsinki. See Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral; Finland's most photographed building,  Uspenski Cathedral, the largest orthodox church in Western Europe and finish with a walk through Kauppatori Market, the ideal place to pick up some keepsakes and well-priced Finnish crafts!

Helsinki dinner: This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel in Helsinki.



DAY 12: Helsinki: Free Day

Enjoy a free day in Helsinki! Today is yours to explore the city as you wish. This quirky capital is a hub for design, culture and architectural innovation, as well as the delicious food that can be found here! Experience this vibrant and diverse city. Helsinki is surrounded by beautiful natural spots - discover the Suomenlinna walking trails and museum. Seek out one of the many saunas around town. Or perhaps you'd like to visit the Seurasaari open-air museum, or take in some modern art at the Kiasma Contemporary? The choice is yours!



DAY 13: End of tour in Helsinki

After nearly two weeks of exploring the best of Scandinavia, the tour comes to an end this morning. Enjoy a final breakfast with your tour group, and get ready to head back home. Remember to swap contact details with your newly made travel friends and share your travel memories with us on social media using #TravelMadePossible and #BetterTogether. We hope you have had an incredible journey and hope to see you back on an Expat Explore coach again very soon!



What's Included


  • 12 nights' accommodation in twin-share hotel rooms and cabins with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room/cabin


  • 12 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request


  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Two overnight ferries
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)

Tour Leader

  • Fully guided tour with experienced tour leader
  • Tour leader will accompany group throughout and manage all logistical details

17 Experiences!

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Copenhagen; Denmark's capital city
  • Explore Odense; hometown of Hans Christian Anderson
  • Visit Aarhus; a captivating Danish city 
  • Catch an overnight ferry to Norway
  • See Norway’s magnificent fjords
  • Explore Bergen; known as “the city among the seven mountains”
  • Marvel at Norway’s spectacular natural scenery
  • Visit Gudvangen near Norway’s most famous fjord
  • Enjoy a photo stop at Borgund’s Stave Church
  • See the highlights of Oslo with a local guide
  • Visit Sigtuna; Sweden’s oldest town
  • Explore Stockholm with a local guide
  • Tuck into Swedish meatballs in Stockholm
  • Explore Lidingö Island
  • Catch an overnight ferry to Helsinki, Finland
  • See the sights on a driving tour of Helsinki; Finland’s capital city
  • Join a local guide for a walking tour of Helsinki


Hotels are chosen closer to departure date. We do use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here.


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Copenhagen: Learn, Eat & Explore

Explore more of Copenhagen with your tour leader! Start with a visit to the Freedom Museum and learn about the Danish resistance during the German occupation from 1940-1945. Next, you’ll get to take in the sights of this cool, colourful and cultured city on a canal cruise through Copenhagen, before visiting Reffen for lunch. Taste some local delights at this vibrant street food and entertainment venue. Please note lunch is not included in the optional price.

Optional Excursions

All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Prices and availability are subject to change.

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Juvelyn Verified Buyer2019-10-09
It was Fantastic and Amazing Tour!!!
My second time with the Expat explore;. Still my one and inly trusted tour company in europe countries. It was an amazing experienced. So many great places and scenery to visit . . With our Pilot Bjorn He was so kind and gentlemen guy. He helped everyone and he even give us a free snack so great. With Grace our tour leader she was kind and helpful to each and everyone; A very nice Lady. ??????? For sure i will be back again on my next trip. Thank you so much Expat Explore the founder and staff for making our life more meaningful and memorable by traveling and experienced in every country that we visit. GBU always????
Nheekeey Verified Buyer2019-10-06
Worth every penny experience
I had the best time of my life during those 12 days. My first trip to Europe and my first ever solo trip. I had an amazing experience. Great people, wonderful sceneries and delicious foods. They showed me reasons why it was a best decision to travelled first to Scandinavia than other european countries. I love it! Thank you expatexplore!
Ariel Verified Buyer2019-09-23
Scandinavian Escape September 2019
Had an amazing time on this tour. The following places are on on my bucket list to visit again: Copenhagen, Denmark, Oslo, Norway and Bergen, Norway. The tour brought us to many beautiful places. I am glad to have shared the experience with our brilliant tour leader Andrea, our ever-so-capable driver Bjorn, and 29 other explorers who share the same passion for travel.
Suey Verified Buyer2019-09-22
The Scandinavian Escape tour is the perfect tour to experience most of the must see highlights when in the Scandinavian countries - Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This tour also included many extra experiences that gave you the opportunity to immerse yourself more fully in the amazing countries that comprise Scandinavia. Loved it, especially the amazing scenery which is like a 3D movie
Senior traveller Verified Buyer2019-09-22
Tour was everything I expected
Even though there was a lot of driving on this tour, I knew that before I chose it. The scenery was truly amazing. Great group on the bus and everyone kept to the schedule. Our tour leader was very knowledgeable and the local guides also knowledgeable and engaging.

Why this tour?

Discover the magic of Scandinavia with this journey starting in charming Copenhagen, Denmark. After visiting Norway, Sweden and Finland you’ll have seen incredible natural beauty, bustling capital cities, quaint old towns and much more!

Travel from Copenhagen to Finland, ending the tour in gorgeous Helsinki, and uncover the unmatched scenery, fascinating history and laidback lifestyle of top Scandinavian destinations!

This Copenhagen to Helsinki tour features a number of highlights:

  • Enjoy guided tours of capital cities Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki! 
  • Experience incredible nature! See Norway’s breathtaking fjords and Sweden’s picturesque lakes. In Helsinki, view picturesque islands and crystal clear waters. Admire the scenery on overnight ferries from Denmark to Bergen and from Lidingö to Helsinki! 
  • Explore quaint, historic towns such as Odense in Denmark, known for being the birthplace of fairytale author Hans Christian Anderson, and the medieval town of Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town! Discover Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town and one of the oldest and best preserved city centres in Europe. 
  • Taste local cuisine and traditional Scandinavian dishes. Enjoy a welcome dinner in Copenhagen, a buffet dinner aboard the overnight ferry to Helsinki and tuck into Swedish meatballs in Stockholm!
  • Free days in Copenhagen, Bergen, Stockholm and Helsinki to spend as you wish. 
  • Exciting optional activities such as a Helsinki canal tour, a trip to a Viking village and a cruise through Norwegian fjords! 

Is this the right tour for me?

If you’re looking to travel from Copenhagen to Finland in a fun, convenient and affordable way then this is the tour for you! This tour offers the perfect combination of included activities and free days which allows you to explore as you wish and enjoy relaxation time. From bustling capital cities to untouched natural scenery, this Scandinavian tour offers something for every traveller!

Is 2 days enough for Copenhagen?

Two days is a great amount of time to see Copenhagen, admire its top sights and get a feel for the city. With a full free day in Denmark’s capital city, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Copenhagen at your own pace.

Is Helsinki walkable?

Helsinki is one of the best cities for walking in Finland, Scandinavia and the world! There is something to see around every corner. Helsinki is easy to navigate and one of the safest cities in the world.

What is the accommodation like?

Accommodation will be twin-share rooms in quality hotels and cabins on the two overnight ferries. Travellers will be paired with someone of the same gender. Single travellers have the option to purchase a single supplement and enjoy a private room/cabin on this tour. 

Discover the highlights of Scandinavia with Expat Explore! See top attractions, beautiful scenery, hidden gems and much more on our Copenhagen to Helsinki tour!