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Scandinavian Discovery
Commences Copenhagen 07 August and ends Stockholm 22 August 2018

  • Hardangerfjord - Norway
    Hardangerfjord - Norway
  • Kjosfossen Waterfall
    Kjosfossen Waterfall
  • Oslo Opera House
    Oslo Opera House
  • Stockholm Old Town
    Stockholm Old Town
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park - Oslo
    Vigeland Sculpture Park - Oslo
  • Frederiksborg Castle
    Frederiksborg Castle
  • Gripsholm Castle - Sweden
    Gripsholm Castle - Sweden
  • Stockholm Old Town
    Stockholm Old Town
  • The Vasa Ship Museum
    The Vasa Ship Museum
  • Program Status Guaranteed Departure
  • Price $12,490
  • Program Code GCTSD18
  • Single Supplement $2,100
  • Activity Rating Moderate
  • Program Leader Mark Goodwin

Tour Itinerary

  • 15 Nights
    • 3 - Copenhagen
    • 1 - Gothenburg
    • 3 - Oslo
    • 3 - Hardangerfjord
    • 2 - Bergen
    • 3 - Stockholm

Commences Copenhagen 07 August and ends Stockholm 22 August 2018

Tour Highlights

  • The fairytale Danish capital, Copenhagen with its surrounding castles and countryside
  • A train journey over the Øresund Bridge
  • The vibrant Swedish city of Gothenburg
  • The Norwegian capital, Oslo, with its fascinating Viking Ship and Norwegian Folk Museums
  • The incredible "Norway in a Nutshell" journey by bus, train and boat to see some of the country's most spectacular natural sights
  • The historic Hanseatic port of Bergen 
  • The icons of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, with its palaces and fine museum

Tour Overview

We have been asked by some of our regular participants to put together a special tour of Scandinavia and the Baltics. Our retiring CEO, Mark Goodwin, has agreed to develop and lead this program and we are inviting those of you who may want to join this very special event to register for details.

Scandinavia is often considered a homogenous group of countries: Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Our 15 night tour considers the similarities but also explores the differences between the very diverse areas of this fascinating region. In Denmark we discover the history and culture of Zealand Island in the wonderful capital Copenhagen and its surrounding fairytale royal castles and charming countryside. In Sweden, we learn about the historic city of Gothenburg and the great fighting force of the Reformation in the attractive medieval port capital city, Stockholm. In Norway, we explore both Viking and modern traditions. We stay in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, and also experience “Norway in a Nutshell” as we travel by train and boat to the outstanding Fiord lands around Grieg's city of Bergen where we explore not only this historic Hanseatic city but the incredibly attractive fjords with their dramatic scenery and unique way of life.

Please note that if you chose to combine this Scandinavian Discovery with our Discover the Baltic States tour, we include the overnight ferry (with cabin) from Stockholm to Turku in Finland as well as an overnight with sightseeing in the former Finnish capital, as well as all transfers to commence our Baltic tour in Helsinki!  

Tour Inclusions

  • 15 nights en-suite hotel accommodation
  • Buffet breakfast daily and 10 dinners
  • Transport, field trips and excursions as indicated
  • Services of a Program Leader
  • Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
  • Gratuities and necessary tips
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet


This program includes placeswhich can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Register your interest early

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.co.nz. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our New Zealand postal address at:

  Golden Compass, P O Box 3452 Shortland St. Auckland 1140, New Zealand.

Please note we require a deposit of NZD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe, North Africa or Asia. 

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. 

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 0800 132 385.