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
 Traditional Viking boats in Norway  The World Heritage site of Geirangerfjord  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  Norway's dramatic Geirangerfjord, a World Heritage site  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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Aug 10 - 25, 2017 Departure; Jul 5 - 20, 2018 Departure; Aug 9 - 24, 2018 Departure
Terje Leiren

Terje Leiren

Terje Leiren is Professor of Scandinavian Studies and History at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the current holder of the Sverre Arestad Endowed Chair in Norwegian Studies. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of North Texas and taught at the University of Oslo before joining the UW. He is co-general editor of the University of Washington Press book series, “"New Directions in Scandinavian Studies,”" which has published seven books to date. Terje served as Chair of the Department of Scandinavian Studies from 1995 to 2010 when he returned to full-time teaching and the opportunity to focus on his own research. He has published extensively in Norwegian and Scandinavian-American history and culture. His most recent book is a study of the plays of a radical 19th century Norwegian immigrant, Marcus Thrane. Terje has traveled extensively in northern Europe and has appeared on several television documentary programs about Scandinavia from the Vikings to World War II broadcast on PBS and the History Channel.

Aug 31 - Sep 15, 2017 Departure
Patrick Wen

Patrick Wen

Patrick Wen is a Senior Lecturer in the Scandinavian Section at the UCLA.  He studied Outdoor Education at Olavskolen Folkehøgskole in Western Norway, worked in Denmark and received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California.  He has published on literature and film and his research interests include the Danish writer Isak Dinesen, literary history, and Nordic crime narrative.  At UCLA, he has taught courses on Scandinavian literature, film, culture, language, and history.  Beyond his interest in Scandinavian culture, Patrick is an avid outdoorsman and world traveler.

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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