Essential Scandinavia and Helsinki

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 35
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-38947
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ends Helsinki, Finland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Travel to Copenhagen to taste traditional Danish cuisine and see the city’s gorgeous canals
  • Visit Jonkoping, a beautiful city situated on the shores of Lake Vattern in Southern Sweden
  • Explore Mariefred, a scenic Swedish town, home to the Gripsholm Castle by Lake Malaren
  • Learn about the winners of the award with a trip to the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm
  • Uncover centuries of history with an extraordinary trip to Turku, the oldest city in Finland
  • Take the ferry to Suomenlinna to see the famous fortress in Helsinki, the capital of Finland
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The "Essential Scandinavia And Helsinki" trip starts from Copenhagen and ends in Helsinki. The "Essential Scandinavia And Helsinki" trip is a city sightseeing tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Sweden, Denmark and Finland and visit Helsinki, Copenhagen and Turku. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Are you ready to see some of the most famous landmarks and fascinating cities in Northern Europe? This 9-day tour of Scandinavia of Helsinki will take you on an incredible adventure! Your journey will begin in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and a breathtaking city that is known for its magnificent mix of modern architecture and fairy tale buildings, delicious cuisine, and gorgeous canals. See the Tivoli Gardens, home to one of the oldest operating wooden roller coasters in the world and take some photos of The Little Mermaid in the place where the famous tale was created. From there you will pass by Helsingor, the City of Hamlet, home to the extraordinary Kornberg Castle, and drive to Jonkoping, a Swedish city situated on the shores of Lake Vattern. Your next destination will be in Stockholm, home to the legendary Nobel Prize Museum and the Vasa Museum-Ship. Take your time to explore the Swedish capital before you travel to Turku, the oldest city in Finland, known for its medieval castle, Gothic cathedral, and culinary splendors. Visit Naantali, a picturesque town situated by the sea, and explore Helsinki, known for its extraordinary architecture, lively neighborhoods, and coastal cityscape. See the famous fortress of Suomenlinna, a World Heritage Site spread across six islands, before your tour of Scandinavia and Helsinki comes to an end!
  • Day 1: Copenhagen Arrival
  • Day 2: Copenhagen
  • Day 3: Copenhagen — Jonkoping — Mariefred — Stockholm
  • Day 4: Stockholm
  • Day 5: Stockholm — Turku
  • Day 6: Turku — Naantali — Helsinki
  • Day 7: Helsinki
  • Day 8: Helsinki —
  • 06 Nights accommodation on a twin sharing basis at superior hotels or similar
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • 01 Night onboard Ferry between Stockholm and Turku
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All transportation in a modern A/C Motor Coach
  • Ferry ride from Helsingor (Denmark) / Sweden
  • Ferry from Copenhagen to Stockholm
  • Overnight ferry from Stockholm to Turku
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • All tours and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • City tours in Copenhagen and Stockholm
  • Boat ride in Suomenlinna islands in Helsinki
  • All local and applicable taxes
  • Items of personal nature, tips, and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • Items not mentioned as included
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  • Jenny Maenpaa
  • From USA
  • On Sep 27 2023
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Scandinavia and Helsinki tour. You can cancel the tour up to 78 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 77 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 December 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 December 2023, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Essential Scandinavia and Helsinki tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Essential Scandinavia and Helsinki tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.


All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted tours is 8. Minimum age on Safaris is 12. Minimum age for game drives in Kruger National Park (South Africa) is 12. Minimum age for Uganda programs is 15. Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only one parent, a notarized letter, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel should be carried.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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