Route: Berlin Copenhagen Oslo Stockholm Helsinki
Duration: 14 nights
Transport: This route is an 15 day trip taking you from Berlin through to the best bits of Scandinavia. You’ll spend 13 nights in your accommodation, 1 on a night ferry and you’ll travel by coach during the day.
Accessibility: This route is wheelchair accessible
Sustainability: This trip only creates 47 kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 471.7 ♻️
Reviews: All independent reviews
We’re all about everything Scandi – and that extends to our Scandinavian 2 week trip! Take our 2 week option to discover the best of Europe’s Nordic nations. This is the perfect route if you’re after stylish cities with plenty of shopping and foodie opportunities. Snowy scenery and skiing options also makes it a perfect winter escape!
Fancy a quick getaway instead? Cram it all into a whistlestop tour with our 1 week Scandinavia backpacking option.
You can’t say you’ve travelled all of Europe until you’ve been to Scandinavia. This land of natural beauty and minimalistic style is huge and so different to the rest of Europe, we thought it deserved a whole package to itself.
Start your trip around Northern Europe with a couple of nights in Berlin before heading to the Danish capital. The liberal and charming city of Copenhagen is sure to win you over with its amazing architecture and friendly locals. Don’t miss out on seeing its jaw-droppingly beautiful nearby castles, too! Then make your way up north (with a camera to hand) through the stunning Swedish countryside and into Norway. Its capital, Oslo, will welcome you with open arms, offering a range of museums and sights all within easy walking distance. Venture further out into the fjords and you’ll also get to experience the great Scandi outdoors with the most stunning of backdrops.
Travel back through Sweden and head to colourful Stockholm, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Contemporary, slick and stylish are just a few words we could use to describe this gem! After a couple of nights here, take the overnight ferry across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, Finland – a harbour town set on a picturesque fjord. Brimming with edgy art and an alternative bar scene, you’ll have plenty of photo ops!
If you don’t want to stop there, then you can always nip across the Finnish Gulf to explore the Baltics, starting in Tallinn, Estonia. Just get in touch to create a custom route!
Berlin is the alternative, cool kid of Europe and a pro at being edgy. It’s how people dress, their liberal attitudes, the graffiti, the skaters and BMXers, the art, the clubs and the food. Berlin is also crammed full of fascinating WWII history around every corner.
See a section of the old Berlin Wall
Climb the dome of the renovated Reichstag
Discover the nightlife of Schoneberg and Kreuzberg
Coach to Copenhagen – 9 hours
Copenhagen is a place where equal rights and liberal attitudes take precedence, a land where the atmosphere is incredibly safe and remarkably relaxed. Make sure you visit the hippie commune of Christiania where squatters’ rights still hold sway.
Visit the little mermaid
Go to one of the world’s oldest theme parks
Sample the fruity beers at plenty of microbreweries
Coach to Oslo – 8 hours
Oslo will take you by surprise. It is not a big city, but it has exceptional museums and you can walk all over and around it into the overlooking hills. Head to the ski jump for a thrilling view, or if that’s not your thing go and see Edvard Munch’s famous “The Scream” at The National Gallery.
See some excellent preserved viking ships
Understand Norway’s heritage at the Folk Museum
Have a go at the ski jump overlooking the city
Coach to Stockholm – 8 hours
Stockholm has been described as the most beautiful city in Europe with its calm waterways, colourful buildings and cobbled streets. The Swedes are known for their sleek design, polite manners and propensity to have fun. Forget the meatballs, Stockholm has much more.
Wander up the cobbled streets of the old town
Admire the colourful skyline from a boat tour
Visit the ABBA museum
Night Ferry to Helsinki – 16 hours
Helsinki is understated elegance – sophisticated and arty. Here is where you’ll find Finland’s national gallery and museum, as well as an array of day trip options further afield. Take a boat out to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress or visit the world famous Rock Church, a space age cathedral carved right into the stone in Toolo, Helsinki.
Visit the Finnish folk museum with live actors
Stroll through the magnificent Sibelius Park
Take a boozy sightseeing tour on the red pub-tram
The quickest way to get to Berlin and home from Helsinki will be to book a budget flight each way. Check out flight information here. You could also start off by taking the train to Berlin, so just ask us about adding this on.