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Scandinavia is a pioneer in terms of ecological awareness. The initiatives proposed by the two countries are numerous

and tourism is no exception. xxxTake more environmental friendly means of transport, get off the beaten track and trust 

us in the choice of hotels or activities in the offer. xxxx

Experience Denmark and Sweden differently on this combined train and ferry ride. 

Self-drive tour of the fjords to the Lofoten Islands

SLOW TRAVEL BETWEEN
DENMARK & SWEDEN 
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DAY 1 ARRIVAL

Welcome to Copenhagen, a city known to be one of the most environmentally responsible in the world! 

 

Copenhagen is worthy of being explored by bike or on foot where you can easily visit parks and green spaces, have coffee at cozy cafes in narrow streets or just relax at any of the harbor baths.  

Overnight in hotel SP34 or similar (B)  

DAY 2 OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN THE DANISH CAPITAL 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Being on the water gives you  a feeling of freedom. You will especially experience it with this activity, where you are the captain of your own boat that sails on the solar, wind and water power, so that you can enjoy Copenhagen canal excursion with a clear conscience. 

After that, we recommend you the visit of Refshaleoen district, the former industrial area, that has become one of Copenhagen's hippest areas, with alternative urban development, festivals and great food of all kinds. Easily accessible by bike, bus or even by  a water bus. 

For curiosity, check out Copenhill, the man-made ski slope and recreational hiking area opened in fall 2019, built above the new waste management center. 

Overnight in hotel SP34 or similar (B)  

This morning, embark on a one-hour cruise on the Geirangerfjord - one of the narrowest and most impressive fjords in Norway.

You will see many waterfalls and abandoned farms along the way, which have been nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you will understand why the Geirangerfjord is considered one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway.

 

Once arrived in Hellesylt, take the ferry between Ørneset and Magerholm, and reach Ålesund.

 

Overnight at Quality Waterfront Hotel or similar.

DAY 7  THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Here you are again on the road between land and sea, and you will take another ferry to reach Kristiansund. Today, you will drive on the famous Atlantic road, through which you will go from island to island, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy unique landscapes.

 

Overnight at Thon Kristiansund Hotel or similar.

Included in the package

· 11 nights in hotels mentioned or similar

· 1 night on board on a night train, double berth cabin

· 11 buffet breakfasts

· Car rental 8 days, category B (VW POLO [AC] or similar), including unlimited mileage, partial reduction of the excess in case of accident or theft, local taxes, one driver over 25 y/o, drop-off fee Oslo - Trondheim

· Cruise Geirangerfjord (Geiranger - Hellesylt) 1h, car included

· Cruise Bodø - Svolsvær (3,5 h)

Slow Travel between Denmark&Sweden
DAY 3 ODENSE 

Breakfast in the hotel.

Embark on your first train journey between Copenhagen and Odense (1h30).

This city is popular for its rich history and for the omnipresence of traces of Hans Christian Andersen. You can explore the pleasant streets of Odense, enjoy its cafes and disconnect from the hectic pace of the big cities. 

 

Odense's street market Storms Pakhus is a popular place to try local delicacies and get to know the locals. 

Overnight in hotel First Grand Odense or similar (B)  

DAY 4  AARHUS

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Train journey to Aarhus (1h30). When we say this, we mean it as a compliment - Aarhus is tiny! It's  a historic city, a welcoming neighborhood, where all the greatest sites and attractions are really within walking distance of each other. 

We advise you to visit the ARoS Art Museum, which has become one of the iconic places in the city, with its incredible walkway on the roof. For old world charm, head to the open-air museum "the Old Town", a place where you can literally travel through time, soaking up the Danish atmosphere, history and lifestyle. 

Why not also participate in a good deed while discovering the city by kayak. We can (subject to availability) reserve a 2hr slot for you where you will have the opportunity to pick up waste in the city's waters aboard your kayak! The activity is free for everyone, the aim is to make people aware of respect for our planet.

Overnight in Scandic Aarhus City or similar (B)  

DAY 8 KRISTIANSUND - TRONDHEIM 

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy the beauty of Kristiansund and relax in this lovely town before continuing the journey. The surrounding archipelago offers beautiful walks. It is then time to reach the city of Trondheim, where you will return your rental car.

 

Overnight at Clarion Collection Bakeriet Hotel or similar.

Not included in the package

· Flights

· Gasoline, tolls

· Ferries not mentioned because they must be paid on the spot

· Lunches, dinners and drinks

· Porterage service

· Personal Expenses

DAY 9 VISIT TRONDHEIM
DAY 5 AALBORG 

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Your journey continues to next city called Aalborg (1h15).  

A former city where Viking ships sailed the Limfjord, Aalborg has become a cultural place with a spectacular waterfront and iconic architectural buildings. 

Colorful city, with its alleys and its murals, it is also shelters beautiful examples of Danish architecture such as the architectural center Utzon or the house of music. 

Eat like locals at the famous street food market called "The Lighthouse" located at the town's west harbor. 

You can visit Northern tip of Jutland by train which runs every hour between Aalborg and Skagen. Reaching the place called Grenen, you will find yourself right in the middle of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

 

Overnight at Scandic Aalborg or similar (B)  

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Trondheim is home to Nidaros Cathedral. Erected on the burial place of Saint Olav, it is considered as the national sanctuary of Norway. You can also explore the Archbishop's Palace - one of the best preserved buildings of its kind in Europe. It is the oldest secular building in Scandinavia. Stiftegården, the royal residence, is also worth a visit, as well as the charming district of Bakklandet with its wooden houses.

 

In the evening, board on the night train.

 

Overnight in double berth cabin

DAY 6 CRUISE ON THE GEIRANGERFJORD

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning, embark on a one-hour cruise on the Geirangerfjord - one of the narrowest and most impressive fjords in Norway.  

DAY 10 TOWARDS THE LOFOTEN

You will arrive in Bodø in the morning. Arrange your transfer to the port. Then take the express boat to Svolvær, which will take you there in 3 hours and 30 minutes. At the end of the day, you will sail to Svolvær, the capital of the Lofoten Islands.

 

Overnight at Thon Lofoten Hotel in superior room or similar.

DAY 11 & 12 THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Start discovering the Lofoten islands, one of the most beautiful places on earth. This archipelago is made of beautiful mountains that plunge into the sea, sandy beaches, small fishing villages with their huts on stilts. It is also characterised by unique colors and light.

 

Overnight at Thon Lofoten Hotel in superior room or similar

DAY 13 DEPARTURE

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Transfer to Svolvær airport on your own arrangement.

End of the services.