My parents (early 60s), brother (33), and I (31) are in the process of planning a trip to Scandinavia for July or August, 2022. We are looking to go to Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. I am taking the lead on planning it. We currently have not booked any airfare and are trying to keep the trip to about 9-10 nights (not including travel to/from USA), so we can still shift things around.
I've been doing a fair amount of research in order to build the itinerary but need some help on a few pieces. Personally I just wanted to stick to Norway but my parents/brother want to see more countries so I am compromising. I am interested in seeing the fjords, architecture, and some museums about the history/culture of Scandinavia, however I don't think my dad/brother really want to see that many museums so Im trying to be mindful of that.
- Day 0 - Fly from USA to Stockholm
- Day 1 - Land in morning in Stockholm, see some sites
- Day 2 - Sightsee Stockholm
- Day 3 -Sightsee Stockholm, evening train to Copenhagen
- Day 4 - Sightsee Copenhagen
- Day 5- Sightsee Copenhagen, evening flight to Bergen
- Day 6- Norway in Nutshell, Bergen roundtrip
- Day 7- More time in Bergen, Overnight Hurtigruten ferry to Alesund
- Day 8- See Geirangerfjord, Land in Alesund
- Day 9- Sightsee/other fjord activities in Alesund
- Day 10- Fly home to USA
Some questions I had while building the itinerary above...
- Is that the best "route" to take or should I reorder the cities?
- Am I missing a super scenic part by not doing the Olso to Mydral NiN part? Since my family isnt big on museums I read that Stockholm and Copenhagen are better cities to visit and therefore I cut out Olso....that also provided us an extra day or so since we dont have to take the overnight ferry from Copenhagen and stay in Olso so Im just having us fly directly to Bergen from Copenhagen.
- Does the Hurtigruten cruise/ferry from Bergen to Alesund definitely stop/enter the Geirangerfjord in the summer? That was kinda unclear from my research. I've read both.
Thanks for you help. I appreciate it!