Travel on and off the beaten path amid Scandinavia’s breathtaking landscapes and cosmopolitan cities of Denmark and Norway, and experience the Midnight Sun illuminates long summer days. 

Starting at: $7,094 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Norway's dramatic Geirangerfjord  Traditional Viking boats in Norway  Charming port area of Copenhagen  Copenhagen's City Hall Square  Rosenborg Palace, Copenhagen  Room within Rosenborg Palace, Copenhagen  Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's <i>Hamlet</i>  Christianborg Palace, Denmark  The dramatic Geirangerfjord  Gierangerfjord, a World Heritage site. Credit: Per Eide/Innovation Norway  View from the Union Hotel, Geiranger. Credit: Terje Rakke Nordic Life / Visit Norway  The fjord near Bergen  Norway's beautiful Flam Valley  Typical village along the Sognefjord  The Gokstad Ship, Viking Museum, Oslo. Credit: Johan Berge/Visit Norway

Journey Through Norway

With a Three-day Stay in Copenhagen

16 days from $7,094 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Travel on and off the beaten path amid Scandinavia’s breathtaking landscapes and cosmopolitan cities of Denmark and Norway, and experience the Midnight Sun illuminates long summer days. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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Smithsonian trips combine the elements of education, experience and just plain fun. If you enjoy art, history, culture and an occasional behind-the-scenes look at another country, these trips are for you. The fact that all expenses, transportation and baggage handling are included just adds to relaxed enjoyment. 

- Gail B.

Excellent value, strong intellectual contact which we never could have gotten on our own and choice urban and natural scenery. 

- John H.

This was the best guided tour I've ever taken! Everything was great! The itinerary, the group leader, the professor, the bus driver, tour participants, food, and hotels! I had a wonderful time. Scandinavia - especially Norway - was an eye-opener! I loved it. 

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Scandic Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Scandic Copenhagen sits in the center of Copenhagen, within easy walking distance of the Tivoli Gardens and just across the street from The Lakes, a chain of peaceful waterways popular with pedestrians and bicyclists. This contemporary hotel’s amenities include a restaurant and bar, fitness center, sauna, bicycles for rent, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, and laundry service. Air-conditioned guestrooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, ironing facilities, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Wadahl Hotel

Gaala, Norway

This century-old hotel enjoys a tranquil and serene mountain setting in the heart of Norway's ski country. The hotel prides itself on offering guests hospitality in a traditional Norwegian setting. Amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, solarium, tennis, and miniature golf; restaurant, fireplace lounge, and bar. The hotel also offers laundry service and Internet access. The 100 guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer (upon request), mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 1

Hotel Union

Geiranger, Norway

Dating to 1891 and rebuilt in 1979, the fourth-generation family-run Hotel Union sits amidst the splendid scenery of Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amenities and facilities of the 197-room hotel include indoor and outdoor swimming pools; a spa with Turkish bath, sauna, and solarium; several restaurants and bars; Internet access; and a collection of vintage cars (including a 1919 Cadillac) once used to drive visitors around the area. Comfortable guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Bergen, Norway

The recently renovated Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is superbly located in the city center of Bergen near the historic wharf area. Each of the 263 guest rooms is equipped with premier amenities including coffee/tea provisions, flat-screen TV, and free high-speed wireless Internet. The hotel offers a fitness center with sauna and solarium; a safe at reception; room service; laundry service; two restaurants and a bar; and a 24-hour business center.

Number of nights: 2

Scandic Torget (August 27 departure)

Bergen, Norway

Scandic Torget Bergen is located in the heart of Bergen city center, and just outside the hotel is the Fish Market, Bryggen, and Fløyen. In the hotel lobby, you can make use of workplaces or relax with a good book that can be borrowed from the hotel's collection of Gunnar Staalesen's "Varg Veum" books.

There is also a separate lobby bar where drinks and light meals are served from the hotel's 24-hour shop. From our second-floor hotel restaurant, you can enjoy Scandic's award-winning breakfast, overlooking the Fish Market and the city fjord. In the evening, the restaurant is transformed into a cozy and warm bar lounge, with a pleasant atmosphere and serving of food and drinks.

Number of nights: 2

Hotel Ullensvang

Lofthus, Norway

Family run for five generations, this gracious 172-room hotel sits on the eastern shore of Sorfjorden, part of majestic Hardangerfjord. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar, and several lounges; indoor swimming pool, indoor tennis court, fitness room, golf simulator, Jacuzzi, saunas, and solarium. During the summer guests can lounge in the delightful fjord garden (where composer Edvard Grieg's cottage still stands), swim in the surprisingly comfortable waters of the fjord, or explore the fjord by row boat or paddle boat. Guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, Internet access, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Thon Hotel Opera

Oslo, Norway

The Thon Hotel Opera is located close to the Oslo Central Station and a short walk to shops and dining on Oslo’s main street and many other attractions. The 480-room hotel’s amenities include a restaurant and bar; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, fitness room; and laundry and dry cleaning services. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, and phone.  

Number of nights: 2