Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo by Rail
- 10 Days
- From $1,699
- Cool capital Copenhagen with its picture-perfect waterways and Michelin-starred restaurants
- Stylish Stockholm, spread across 14 islands in a beautiful archipelago
- The compact city of Oslo, full of culture, lush green spaces and fine museums
- Zip between cities by high-speed train
- Add extra nights & destinations
- Choose alternative hotels
- Upgrade your journey to First Class
- Let us suggest the most scenic routes
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 9 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and delivery of your travel documents
Arrive in Copenhagen and check into the Hotel Absalon (or similar) for a 3-night stay. Then, head out to explore the best Copenhagen has to offer, taking in the beautiful harbour at Nyhavn, a boat trip on the harbour itself and the magical Little Mermaid statue.
Wind down in the evenings with a visit to the iconic Tivoli Gardens, situated right opposite the main station.
After breakfast this morning make your way to Copenhagen H station, the main transport hub of the city. Here, a shiny silver SJ2000 train will be waiting to whisk you over the Oresund Bridge and into Sweden, then past coniferous woodlands and clear lakes as you make your way north to the Swedish capital.
Check in at the Nordic Light Hotel (or similar) right opposite the station.
Enjoy two full days in the glorious city of Stockholm. We recommend a boat cruise through the harbour and perhaps an open-top bus tour to get your bearings and transfer between fabulous sights such as the ABBA Museum, Vasa Museum and the gorgeous Gamla Stan area with its cobbled streets and pavement cafes.
Head back to Stockholm Central station for a mid-morning departure on the InterCity service which takes you inland through the heart of Sweden and across the border into Norway. By around 3pm you glide into Oslo’s main station and head to the Scandic Victoria (or similar) for a 3-night stay.
During your time in Oslo, be sure not to miss the spectacular Viking Ship Museum as well as the impressive Royal Palace if you’re visiting in summer. Also, why not take in a performance at the contemporary Opera House on the waterfront in the heart of the city?
Your holiday ends today as you check out of your hotel in Oslo and head to your onward transportation. Alternatively, we can arrange for travel elsewhere in Norway, such as the beautiful line towards Trondheim, or the Flåm Railway, part of the Norway in a Nutshell itinerary – ask one of the team for more details.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
This family-run hotel is positioned in the heart of Copenhagen, a short stroll from the railway station, the Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn harbour. The colourful interiors and bedrooms are designed by Designers Guild and there is a also a bar and terrace. Bicycle hire is available from reception.
The Nordic Light is a modern design hotel, located within easy walking distance of Stockholm Central Station and the main shopping street of the city. Bedrooms are equipped with a laptop-sized safe and satellite TV. The luxury beds are by Swedish brand, Hästens. The hotel also offers a restaurant, bar and fitness centre.
The Thon Opera Hotel is located adjacent to Oslo’s main train station, and offers easy access to the rest of the city. Along with comfortable, moden bedrooms, the hotel also offers a restaurant overlooking the Oslo Opera House and a bar with an outdoor terrace. Karl Johan high street is a two minute walk from the hotel, boasting stunning views of the Oslofjord.