Take a Scandinavian journey featuring cosmopolitan cities and breathtaking countryside, as well as famed fjords and soaring snowcapped mountains.

Starting at: $6,484 * 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 World Heritage site of 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

Scandinavian Journey

Featuring Norway and Denmark

16 days from $6,484 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Take a Scandinavian journey featuring cosmopolitan cities and breathtaking countryside, as well as famed fjords and soaring snowcapped mountains.

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. 

- Previous Journeys Traveler


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May 15 - 30, 2018 Departure
David Clapp

David Clapp

David Clapp is a respected naturalist and teacher who worked extensively in land conservation and habitat management. David has taught at Northeastern University, lectured on strategies for land protection in the United States, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and consulted for an array of governmental and conservation agencies. He spent his professional career working for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and has led Smithsonian Journeys adventures for about thirty years. His research has included studies in avian populations and breeding birds of various species. Although natural history is his primary focus, David is interested in cultural history, geology, and evolution. He has been involved in ecotourism for more than thirty years and has led tours throughout the world. Especially through his involvement with ecotourism he has been able to train naturalists, provide natural history materials, and work with conservation organizations worldwide. His lectures run the gamut from plate tectonics and the history of the world to flight and migration as it relates to sites being visited. A naturalist of unusual breadth and depth, he has led Smithsonian Journeys practically from pole to pole. David is also an extremely gifted photographer. He is a popular expert and our travelers consistently express their appreciation for his efforts and enthusiasm.

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Jul 5 - 20, 2018 Departure; Aug 9 - 24, 2018 Departure
Terje Leiren

Terje Leiren

Terje Leiren is Professor Emeritus of Scandinavian Studies and History at the University of Washington, Seattle.  He was the first holder of the Sverre Arestad Endowed Chair in Norwegian Studies.  Terje earned his Ph.D. in history at the University of North Texas and taught at the University of Oslo before joining the UW in 1977.  He served as co-general editor of the University of Washington book series, “New Directions in Scandinavian Studies,” which published eleven books during his tenure.  He served as Chair of the Department of Scandinavian Studies from 1995 to 2010.   Terje has published extensively in Norwegian and Scandinavian-American history and culture, most recently a new revised edition of the “Historical Dictionary of Norway.”   He has traveled extensively in northern Europe and appeared on several television documentary programs about Scandinavia from the Vikings to World War II broadcast on PBS as well as the History Channel.