Denmark & Norway Private Tour

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Why You Should Go

Though we have enjoyed our travels in Sweden and Finland, we consider a Copenhagen and Norway private tour to be an ideal combination of Nordic city aesthetics and the great outdoors of Scandinavia “North”. Without a doubt, we feel Copenhagen is the coolest, most hip city among all the Nordic capitals. This thousand-year-old harbor town is the perfect representation of Denmark’s culture: innovative with a cutting-edge art/design scene, world-class Michelin dining, and stunning architecture.

In contrast, Norway offers pure, natural allure – it is truly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Norway’s amazing, steep-sided fjords, glacial lakes, and pristine rivers, offer a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fly-fishing, and paddling. A bit similar to our trekking in Patagonia, Norway offers several small, unique eco-lodges that provide comfort and serenity while enjoying the natural wonders.

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer Fall

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Aurland Fjord, Norway

Sample Itinerary

11 Days

Please note that all of the itineraries listed on our website are actual private tour itineraries we have prepared for clients over the past 12-18 months. By the very nature of what we do, each private tour itinerary is custom, exclusive and unique unto itself. Our over-riding goal is to create lifelong memories that you and your family will forever carry deep within your hearts.

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Day 1

Fly to Copenhagen
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

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Copenhagen Waterfront, Denmark
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Day 2

Arrive Copenhagen
Upon arrival in Copenhagen, you will enjoy a 3-hour walking tour before being transferred to the D’Angleterre Hotel. Your walk among the many cobbled squares will include Tivoli Gardens and the Stroget promenade. We particularly enjoy the rectangular-shaped square, Højbro Plads, located in the heart of the city. You cannot help but notice the square’s most striking feature, the equestrian statue of Absalon, the warrior Bishop founder of Copenhagen.

Meals:
Accommodations: D’Angleterre Hotel

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Højbro Plads
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Day 3

Denmark Private Tour
Today you will travel along the scenic coastline of Denmark, first reaching the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, known for its “sauna principle” dividing exhibitions into artists already known, and those less heard of and more contemporary. You will continue to Kronborg Castle, famously portrayed in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As you cross the countryside of North Sealand you will come to the beautiful, baroque-style Fredensborg Palace, where the Queen and Prince Consort of Denmark live for extended periods of time. Here you can stroll through the Palace Gardens, among the largest historical gardens in the country. The tour will end at the re-established 16th Century Frederiksborg Castle, which houses the Denmark National History Museum.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: D’Angleterre Hotel

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Kronborg (Hamlet's) Castle
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Day 4

Fly Copenhagen/Bergen
Upon arrival in Bergen, you will be transferred to the Clarion Hotel Admiral.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Clarion Hotel Admiral

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Bergen Waterfront
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Day 5

Bergen Private Touring
You will have free use of your guide today for discretionary Bergen private touring. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bergen, whose history goes back to the Viking Age, was once a very important seaport. A member of the Hanseatic League, a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and their market towns, Bergen was the center of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe. The rich heritage of this town is still visible in the many colorful, wooden houses that creep up the hillsides.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Clarion Hotel Admiral

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Bergen City Center
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Day 6

Train Bergen/Flåm
You will board the train at the Bergen Railway Station taking you to the Flåm Railway, passing the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. Once at Flåm, you will be met by your guide and transferred to 29/2 Aurland.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: 29/2 Aurland

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Flåm Railway Landscape
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Day 7

29/2 Aurland Hiking 
You will embark on a hike alongside the Turlid Waterfall to Stagastein Viewpoint, where your guide will tell you the history and folklore of the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: 29/2 Aurland

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Goat Barn at 29/2 Aurland
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Day 8

29/2 Aurland
Your hiking today takes you to the “Grand Canyon of Norway”, Aurlandsdalen Valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: 29/2 Aurland

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Aurland Valley
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Day 9

Train Flåm/Oslo
You will board the train from the Flåm Station to Oslo. Once at the Oslo Station, you will be met by your private driver and transferred to THE THIEF.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: THE THIEF

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THE THIEF, Oslo
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Day 10

Oslo Private Touring
You will be met by your private guide for a full day of Oslo private touring. Europe’s fastest growing capital and one of the greenest cities in the world, Oslo was named the European Green Capital for 2019. With a large number of public parks, one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world, well-patronized public transport, and a commitment to sustainable food production and green space, it is easy to see why. Greenery is not the only thing booming in Oslo, as it is quickly becoming quite a culinary destination with the most northern, three-Michelin-starred Maaemo, and its fusion of Icelandic-Korean eats.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: THE THIEF

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Oslo, Norway
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Day 11

Fly Oslo/Home

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Oslo Opera House

Hotels

This 90-room (30 rooms & 60 suites) neo-classical (palace) property, located on Kongens Nytorv, close to the fashionable Strøget shopping street, is the finest luxury hotel in Copenhagen. Established in 1755, the d’Angleterre underwent renovations in 2013, including the restoration of the hotel’s original details:  art nouveau cornices, fireplaces, and corridors (originally built wide enough for ladies in “crinolines” to pass each other comfortably). The hotel’s age is certainly not reflected in the room bathrooms – spacious marble baths with soaking tubs and separate rainfall showers. If you are a Bang & Olufsen fan, you will love the large B&O TVs in the room. Try the hotel’s touted “world’s best hot chocolate” in the Balthazar Bar, as well as the hotel’s outstanding spa, the “Amazing Space Spa”.

D’Angleterre Hotel

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This 90-room (30 rooms & 60 suites) neo-classical (palace) property, located on Kongens Nytorv, close to the fashionable Strøget shopping street, is the finest luxury hotel in Copenhagen. Established in 1755, the d’Angleterre underwent renovations in 2013, including the restoration of the hotel’s original details:  art nouveau cornices, fireplaces, and corridors (originally built wide enough for ladies in “crinolines” to pass each other comfortably). The hotel’s age is certainly not reflected in the room bathrooms – spacious marble baths with soaking tubs and separate rainfall showers. If you are a Bang & Olufsen fan, you will love the large B&O TVs in the room. Try the hotel’s touted “world’s best hot chocolate” in the Balthazar Bar, as well as the hotel’s outstanding spa, the “Amazing Space Spa”.

Housed in a traditional pack house dating back to 1904, the hotel was opened in 1987 and has been twice renovated over the years. Each of the 210-rooms offers sweeping views of the hotel’s surroundings including the Bergen wharf, Fløyen Mountain, and Ulriken. There are traditional and modern Scandinavian dining options available at the Kitchen & Table Restaurant. One of the many perks of the Clarion Admiral is its central location in Bergen, close to many different shops, cafes, and the wharf.

Clarion Hotel Admiral

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Housed in a traditional pack house dating back to 1904, the hotel was opened in 1987 and has been twice renovated over the years. Each of the 210-rooms offers sweeping views of the hotel’s surroundings including the Bergen wharf, Fløyen Mountain, and Ulriken. There are traditional and modern Scandinavian dining options available at the Kitchen & Table Restaurant. One of the many perks of the Clarion Admiral is its central location in Bergen, close to many different shops, cafes, and the wharf.

Conceived in 2012 by the engaging owners, Tone and Bjørn Ronning Vike and their young children, we consider the boutique, nine-room 29/2 Aurland Lodge to be among the most beautiful eco-lodge settings anywhere in the world. Being just a short, 15-minute transfer from the historic village of Flåm, the 29/2 is set in the innermost reaches of the world’s longest and deepest open fjord. Though the 29/2 may not have the outward luxury amenities of two of our favorite up-scale outdoor lodges (Deplar Farm in Iceland and Explora Patagonia in Chile) the lodge more than makes up for it in terms of its extraordinary location overlooking the fjord and nearby Aurlandselvi River (hence its huge demand during the peak summer season). The buildings on the farm have been restored one by one, to ensure guests will have an authentic feeling of Norwegian rural life and the local community through the walls that surround them.

In decorating the various rooms, Tone and Bjørn have experimented with traditional colors and used both second-hand and new furnishings, with great support from interior architect, Gunvor Røkholt. The uniquely designed rooms are spread out in three adjacent buildings: the Riverside Farm Lodge, the Goat Barn, and the Fisherman’s Cabin. A special treat while staying here is the 29/2’s locally-grown, organic meals served in the Smokehouse Kitchen. Among the fun, outdoor activities you may experience here are biking, sea trout fly-fishing, and amazing hikes, including the scenic, six-hour Aurlandsdalen hike, the Stegastein Lookout excursion, and fjord kayaking or traditional Oselver row-boat experiences!

29/2 Aurland

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Conceived in 2012 by the engaging owners, Tone and Bjørn Ronning Vike and their young children, we consider the boutique, nine-room 29/2 Aurland Lodge to be among the most beautiful eco-lodge settings anywhere in the world. Being just a short, 15-minute transfer from the historic village of Flåm, the 29/2 is set in the innermost reaches of the world’s longest and deepest open fjord. Though the 29/2 may not have the outward luxury amenities of two of our favorite up-scale outdoor lodges (Deplar Farm in Iceland and Explora Patagonia in Chile) the lodge more than makes up for it in terms of its extraordinary location overlooking the fjord and nearby Aurlandselvi River (hence its huge demand during the peak summer season). The buildings on the farm have been restored one by one, to ensure guests will have an authentic feeling of Norwegian rural life and the local community through the walls that surround them.

In decorating the various rooms, Tone and Bjørn have experimented with traditional colors and used both second-hand and new furnishings, with great support from interior architect, Gunvor Røkholt. The uniquely designed rooms are spread out in three adjacent buildings: the Riverside Farm Lodge, the Goat Barn, and the Fisherman’s Cabin. A special treat while staying here is the 29/2’s locally-grown, organic meals served in the Smokehouse Kitchen. Among the fun, outdoor activities you may experience here are biking, sea trout fly-fishing, and amazing hikes, including the scenic, six-hour Aurlandsdalen hike, the Stegastein Lookout excursion, and fjord kayaking or traditional Oselver row-boat experiences!

THE THIEF sits in the hideaway of Tjuvholmen (Thief Islet), once a haven for smugglers and other bandits. THE THIEF, filled with international art pieces and designer furniture collected by the hotel’s owner, Peter Stordalen, is one of the most sophisticated and chic 5-star hotels in all of Norway. Here, you can see local and international musicians performing live music or visit the THIEF Art Space, showcasing the works of emerging, contemporary artists. Each of the 118-rooms feature rainfall showers, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies looking out across the surrounding fjords. Each of the suites are interesting and unique, built around separate concepts, such as the Broom Suite, named and furnished after Lee Broom, an award-winning British designer; and the Apparatjik Suite, featuring video art, music, and art installations signed by the members of the international supergroup from which the suite gets its name. The amenities here include a rooftop terrace, lounge-library, spa, 40-foot swimming pool, and a gym.

THE THIEF

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THE THIEF sits in the hideaway of Tjuvholmen (Thief Islet), once a haven for smugglers and other bandits. THE THIEF, filled with international art pieces and designer furniture collected by the hotel’s owner, Peter Stordalen, is one of the most sophisticated and chic 5-star hotels in all of Norway. Here, you can see local and international musicians performing live music or visit the THIEF Art Space, showcasing the works of emerging, contemporary artists. Each of the 118-rooms feature rainfall showers, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies looking out across the surrounding fjords. Each of the suites are interesting and unique, built around separate concepts, such as the Broom Suite, named and furnished after Lee Broom, an award-winning British designer; and the Apparatjik Suite, featuring video art, music, and art installations signed by the members of the international supergroup from which the suite gets its name. The amenities here include a rooftop terrace, lounge-library, spa, 40-foot swimming pool, and a gym.

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Location

Overview

Denmark
Population
5.7 Million
Language
Danish, Faroese
Currency
Danish Krone
Temperature
Highs: Low 60’s
Lows: Low 30’s
Area
1,373,575 SQ KM
853,500 SQ MILES
Capital
Copenhagen
Norway
Population
5.3 Million
Language
Norwegian, Sami
Currency
Norwegian Krona
Temperature
Highs: High 60’s
Lows: Low 20’s
Area
239,354 SQ KM
148,728 SQ MILES
Capital
Oslo

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