Scandinavia holidays

Book a holiday tour in Scandinavia with a choice of boat cruises, self drive or land excursions. See the stunning scenery of the Norwegian Fjords, stay in a ice hotel in Lapland or view the stunning Northern Lights while visiting Santa Clause at Christmas.

Tailor made Scandinavian travel packages with lots of things to do & great holiday experiences. Book a trip to Scandinavia with our travel agency.

Scandinavian tours and cruises

Experience a holiday of a lifetime in a destination that is known for its pristine landscapes with vistas that have to be seen to be believed. Cruise, drive or tour – a trip to Scandinavia is where few travellers venture. 

Scandinavian cruises

Scandinavian
Cruises

Travel between Bergen & Kirkenes on this historic route that connects 34 communities. The best way to experience Norway’s awe-inspiring sights, magnificent scenery and coastal culture.

Scandinavian tours

Scandinavian
Tours

Choose an itinerary packed full of immersive tour experiences that offer you variety and choice. A choice of in-depth exploratory tour of Scandinavia, or shorter highlight themed tours available as well.

Scandinavian self drive tours

Scandinavian
Self Drive Tours

Explore Iceland and the Nordic countries with a self drive tour. Create your own open road adventure on the best driving routes with accommodation, car hire & things to do included in the booking.

Scandinavian group tour

Scandinavian
Group Tours

Travel to Scandinavia in a group with friends or family to see the Northern Lights, go on a cruise together, visit Santa or take to the road with a driving holiday. A group travel agent for Scandinavia.

Scandinavia is one of the worlds best travel destinations. From the stunning scenery of the Norwegian Fjords, the raw beauty of Iceland, the modern capitals of Stockholm or Copenhagen, to ice hotels in Finnish Lapland, the visually stunning Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis, above the Arctic Circle and of course visiting Santa Claus’ home. 

We are an experienced travel agent that can book group tours, cruises and self drive holidays to Scandinavia. Navigate the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, see captivating landscapes and visit cities of Northern Europe during summer or winter on a scenic tour of Scandinavia.

"...Working with this company to organise my group holiday was a fantastic process from beginning to end..."
A Tillery

"...Tony spent time with us tweaking our itinerary so we saw the very best of what was on offer..."
Caroline

"... a well thought out trip with its many diverse attractions and experiences.

I was initially sceptical about the museum visits, reindeer farm and husky venue. Again you showed that I was wrong because they were so educational and enlightening.

I never felt rushed and this truly felt like a holiday."
Mary

Incredible destinations

Scandinavia consists of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, while the Nordic countries also include Finland and Iceland each one offering a unique holiday experience.

Inspiring
itineraries

We are a travel agent that puts you in control. We will help you craft an itinerary that suits the places you want to see & the group you are travelling with.

Flexible travel
options

Scandinavia is best seen using a combination of driving, cruising and land excursion tours. We offer flexible holiday packages to suit any travel method.

Scandinavian cruises

Witness nature’s most spectacular phenomena unfold before your eyes on a Scandinavian cruise that travels along the Norwegian coast between Bergen & Kirkenes. The forces of nature in Norway are more vivid and alive than anywhere else in the world. Every mountain peak stands taller, every fjord cuts deeper, and every phenomena shines brighter.

This is not a typical cruise, travelling the 130-year old Norwegian coastal route is truly different. The ports, scenery and history behind it results in a unique, authentic experience like no other. The old route connects the coastal communities of Norway from the historic city of Bergen all the way to Kirkenes. There are a choice of voyage lengths from a few days to an epic 12-day holiday that covers 2,500 nautical miles where you will see unique landscapes that will simply take your breath away. A cruise can anchor at any one of 34 different coastal ports, both day and night. In smaller locations the stops range from 10 to 45 minutes, but in larger cities you will get more time to explore. Destinations visited at night while heading north can be appreciated in daylight on the way back. 

Each cruise ship is build for sustainability, space and comfort at sea. Designed to enhance every aspect of your cruise, you’ll find viewing areas that perfectly frame the stunning scenes, plenty of open space to unwind and relax, and sustainable ship supporting peaceful and silent sailing. You can relax in modern, spacious cabins made with your utmost comfort in mind. 

A cruise in Scandinavia to explore Norway includes breakfast, lunch and dinner made from locally sourced high quality ingredients — It’s all included and served à la carte. No buffets, no queues — only the full taste of Norway. With four unique menus, designed to reflect the culinary traditions of the region you will be sailing in you will enjoy exciting new dishes every few days. 

  • Watch the Northern Lights from the sea, more vivid and intense than ever before.

  • The Wildlife in Norway is thriving with diversity both on land and in the sea.

  • The fjords are a unique sight to behold, showcasing the dramatic forces of nature.

  • The mountains of Norway will leave you with awe as they reach towards the sky.
     
  • Gaze into the Polar Night as it enshrouds everything in sight with darkness.
 
Highlights include;
  • Geirangerfjord
  • North Cape
  • Arctic Circle
  • Northern Lights
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Hjørundfjord
  • Atlantic Ocean Road
  • Midnight Sun
  • Helgeland Coast

Scandinavian tours

When you take a holiday to Scandinavia there are various methods of travel available either by cruise ship or car. Either way there is a wide range of options available when it comes to Scandinavian tours that can be taken no matter which way you are travelling. Our travel agency can help you create an itinerary that includes a combination of cruising days & self drive touring days. 

We have exclusive access to a range of amazing tour itineraries that can be customised to be as full or as leisurely as you like with immersive experiences that offer you variety and choice. We can create a mix of tours that suit an in-depth exploratory tour of Scandinavia or a shorter “highlights” themed holiday to suit your timing and budget.

The typical choices are;

  1. Optional tours that are taken during a Scandinavian cruise which are typically land based excursions and experiences.

     

  2. Escorted tours that are designed to enrich your holiday where we take care of all the travel arrangements.  Packed with local encounters, quality inclusions and cultural experiences, our escorted tours offer you the chance to create travel holiday memories with your group whilst enjoying hassle free travel that is organised for you.

     

  3. Self driving tours will give you the freedom and flexibility to explore the Scandinavian region at your own pace. You can create your open road based adventure where you drive your own vehicle starting in the morning when you like. You can eat anywhere you like, take a hiking trail if you feel like it or venture to places that are off the beaten track.
 

Whatever your preference, we can remove the organisational stress and help you plan a mix of tours to suit your interests while also organising accommodation, cruise or car hire bookings along with suggestions on memorable stops and experiences along the way.

  • Take on a Norwegian salmon adventure
  • Do horseback riding in Lofoten
  • Snowmobile trip in the polar night
  • Watch a Midnight Concert at Tromsø Cathedral
  • Experience the Atlantic Road
 
Highlights include;
  • Horse riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Twilight night walks
  • Cultural talks
  • Cooking
  • Historical locations

Scandinavian self drive tours

Booking a self-drive tour through Scandinavia offers travellers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultures, and rich history of this enchanting Northern European region. At Groups By Beyond, we believe that self-drive tours provide an unparalleled experience, allowing travellers to discover Scandinavia at their own pace while enjoying the freedom and flexibility of the open road.

One of the most compelling reasons to choose a self-drive tour is the freedom it affords. Unlike guided tours or public transportation, driving allows travellers to chart their own course and tailor their itinerary to suit their preferences. Whether you’re drawn to the majestic fjords of Norway, the picturesque villages of Sweden, or the rugged wilderness of Finland, a self-drive tour offers the flexibility to explore each destination on your own terms.

Scandinavia is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, and there’s no better way to experience it by driving. From the iconic Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway to the scenic King’s Road in Sweden, self-drive tours offer access to some of the most spectacular driving routes in the world. You can wind your way through dramatic mountain passes, traverse picturesque coastal roads, and meander through lush forests, all while enjoying panoramic views that are simply breathtaking.

In addition to the unparalleled scenery, self-drive tours also provide an opportunity for cultural immersion. It is easy to stop at charming villages, historic landmarks, and local attractions, immersing themselves in the rich traditions and customs of each destination. Whether it’s sampling traditional cuisine, exploring ancient ruins, or meeting local artisans, a self-drive tour allows you to connect with the authentic essence of Scandinavia in a way that other forms of travel simply cannot match.

We can help you create a bespoke self-drive tours that will allow you to experience all the major locations and attractions in Scandinavia in your own way. With a choice of vehicles and so many routes to take there are plenty of choices to create your dream self driving tour adventure.

Scandinavia group tours

Groups By Beyond is a travel agent that specialises in managing bookings for large groups that want to go on holiday in Scandinavia. As a experienced travel agent we curate unforgettable holidays tailored to the needs and preferences of your group. You could be travelling as a group of friends, getting families together, celebrating a birthday or preparing for a wedding. We know that traveling with a group requires meticulous planning and attention to detail, it is what we do every day, we manage hundreds of large group bookings every year.

The staff at our travel agency are all seasoned experts is dedicated to crafting seamless itineraries that blend cultural immersion, scenic wonders, and authentic experiences throughout Scandinavia. Whether you’re envisioning a captivating journey through the fjords of Norway, a cultural exploration of Sweden’s vibrant cities, or an adventure-filled excursion in the wild landscapes of Finland, Groups By Beyond has lots of choices available for you to book. 

Our carefully selected tours showcase the best of Scandinavia, from iconic landmarks to hidden gems off the beaten path. With Groups By Beyond, you can go on a holiday where every moment is tailored to create memories for you & your group that will last a lifetime. Let us manage your group’s travel bookings to make ideas a reality to visit the extraordinary destination that Scandinavia offers.

Scandinavia tour and holiday packages

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Our travel agency can create a customised tour and holiday package to suit you. We have access to the best packages available. 

To make travelling easy not only do we customise every itinerary but, for each booking, all your trip details & important information is then available online via a web browser or our free travel app that you can use via any smartphone.

It makes it really easy for anyone travelling in the group to check their details, schedules, activities for the day and more. Everything is updated electronically if anything changes and it makes it really easy to keep track of your plans.

Scandinavian cruise to see the Northern Lights

All inclusive Scandinavian tours

Imagine this: The ethereal glow of the Scandinavian sun casting a golden hue, the gentle embrace of crisp Nordic winds, and the enchanting sight of majestic fjords stretching as far as the eye can see – you’re not merely a traveler; you can be a Nordic adventurer. Our travel agency can create an exclusive holiday tour that is meticulously crafted for a select group of people as friends or for a family holiday.

You can visit Scandinavia to learn about tales of ancient legends and the essence of Norse mythology. Indulge in the finest Nordic delicacies, a harmonious symphony of culinary excellence, as you savour the flavours of the region’s rich gastronomic heritage.

This isn’t just travel – we can create a holiday itinerary for your group that is a sensory masterpiece with a combination of cruise or self driving options. Our travel agency is the go to expert for creating easy group travel experiences. We handle the logistics, coordinate itineraries, and ensure every member of the group is well taken care of.  

Traveling with a large group of ten or more people can offer several advantages compared to other ways of traveling, making it a fantastic idea to create a unique way to have a holiday

1. Exclusive experiences: When you travel as a group it makes it possible to create exclusive experiences and a customised itinerary. You can customise activities to suit your group’s preferences and interests.

2. Simplified planning: Planning a group trip can be complex, but we make it easy with a single point of contact for booking, accommodations, dining, and activities, reducing the logistical challenges often associated with large group travel. This means you all have the same details, travel together & everything is coordinated by our travel agency.

3. Enhanced social interaction: Traveling with a large group provides a unique opportunity for social interaction and bonding. You can strengthen existing relationships, make new friends, and share memorable experiences with a diverse and like-minded group of people.

4. Entertainment: Everyone in your group can find something they enjoy whether it is on board a cruise or enjoying a self driving tour. There are lots of options from food to hiking or visiting museums at leisure.

5. Safety and security: Traveling in a large group can provide an added sense of safety and security. You can look out for each other, and the group size can be reassuring, especially when exploring unfamiliar destinations.

6. Group discounts: Many group travel agents offer discounts and incentives for large groups, making the trip more cost-effective for everyone. This can include complimentary amenities, or group-specific land based excursions or tours.

 7. Variety of destinations: Itineraries often include multiple destinations, allowing your group to explore a range of places in a single trip without the hassle of packing and unpacking at each stop.

8. Customised activities: We can customise activities and excursions to cater to your group’s interests and preferences. Whether it’s cultural tours, adventure activities, or themed events, the cruise can be tailored to your desires.

9. Diverse dining options: There are always a variety of dining options, from buffet-style meals to fine dining. This means that even if your group has varying dietary preferences or restrictions, there are plenty of choices to satisfy everyone.

10. Hassle-free travel: You can relax and enjoy the journey without worrying about transportation logistics, packing and unpacking, or finding restaurants and entertainment options. We can organise it all for you.

Groups by Beyond is a trusted travel agent that thousands of people around the world have used to book group travel holidays in Scandinavia. 

As an experienced group travel agency in Sydney, we take pride in creating memorable holidays that bring people together, foster connections, and create lifelong memories. 

With our extensive expertise and a deep passion for travel, we understand the unique dynamics and requirements of group travel. Whether you’re planning a family reunion, a corporate retreat, a school trip, or simply an adventure with your closest friends, we are here to transform your group’s travel dreams into a reality.

We believe that the joy of travel is amplified when shared with others. That’s why we have carefully curated a diverse selection of destinations perfectly suited for group travel. From awe-inspiring natural wonders to vibrant cultural hubs, our destinations cater to a wide range of interests and preferences, ensuring there’s something for everyone in your group.

Discover the power of group travel with Groups by Beyond. Let us help you create unforgettable holiday adventures, forge new friendships, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Let us turn your group’s travel aspirations into an extraordinary reality, one remarkable destination at a time.

Whether you’re a foodie, culture enthusiast, adventure seeker, or romantic at heart, there’s a themed cruise waiting to take you on a European adventure like no other. So, why settle for the ordinary when you can have a holiday that is extraordinary? 

Choose your theme, pack your bags, and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime on holiday to Scandinavia. Bon voyage!

Frequently asked questions about Scandinavian holidays

Typically, a Scandinavian cruise will journey to several Northern European nations known as the Nordic countries. Itineraries include Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and sometimes Finland and Iceland. Some Scandinavian cruises may also include stops in the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) or St Petersburg in Russia.

Cruise highlights include Norway, known for its fjords, the Northern Lights, and vibrant cities like Oslo and Bergen. Denmark is another popular stop, famous for its capital, Copenhagen, with attractions like the Tivoli Gardens and the Little Mermaid statue. In Sweden, travellers can explore wonderful coastal cities such as Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Finland is often included on Baltic Sea cruises, with stops in Helsinki, and some Scandinavian cruises may also visit Iceland, known for its geothermal hot springs and breathtaking landscapes.

Many Northern Europe cruises include stops in the United Kingdom and navigate through the British Isles. Norwegian Cruise Line has various all-inclusive Northern Europe cruises that explore the British Isles, Ireland, Norway, and more. Celebrity cruises offer Northern Europe cruise itineraries that depart from Southampton, England.

Scandinavia, part of northern Europe, generally held to consist of the two countries of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Norway and Sweden, with the addition of Denmark. Some authorities argue for the inclusion of Finland on geologic and economic grounds and of Iceland and the Faroe Islands on the grounds that their inhabitants speak North Germanic (or Scandinavian) languages related to those of Norway and Sweden. 

Typically, when these other areas are added to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, the group is called the “Nordic countries.”

So this means when you are searching for cruises or tours in Scandinavia you will also see some of them called Nordic Tours as the names are used interchangeably.

When people think about taking a holiday to Scandinavia they will often be thinking about seeing the Northern Lights or the fjords of Norway, although there are many other things that a cruise or self drive tour can let you see such as;

  • Witness the mesmerising Northern Lights dance across the Arctic sky.
  • Explore the stunning fjords of Norway by boat or kayak.
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Lofoten Islands for picturesque landscapes and vibrant fishing villages.
  • Experience the midnight sun during the summer months in northern Scandinavia.
  • Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in Iceland.
  • Hike to the top of Sweden’s highest peak, Kebnekaise, for panoramic views.
  • Discover the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo and learn about Norse seafaring history.
  • Visit the ABBA Museum in Stockholm for a nostalgic journey through pop music history.
  • Relax in a traditional Finnish sauna followed by a refreshing dip in an icy lake.
  • Explore the unique architecture of Copenhagen, including the colorful Nyhavn waterfront.
  • Attend a traditional Sami reindeer herding experience in northern Sweden or Norway.
  • Discover the historic Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia, just a ferry ride away from Helsinki.
  • Go whale watching off the coast of Iceland for a chance to see humpback and minke whales.
  • Visit the famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, and spend a night in a room made entirely of ice.
  • Take a scenic train journey on the Flåm Railway in Norway, passing through dramatic landscapes.
  • Explore the picturesque fairy-tale village of Ærøskøbing on the island of Ærø, Denmark.
  • Sample traditional Nordic cuisine, including gravlax, smørrebrød, and reindeer stew.
  • Go dog sledding through snowy forests in Lapland, Finland.
  • Visit the historic town of Visby on the island of Gotland, Sweden, known for its medieval ruins.
  • Explore the rugged beauty of the Faroe Islands, located between Iceland and Norway.
  • Take a dip in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Springs in Silkeborg, Denmark.
  • Discover the unique art installations at the Kistefos Museum in Jevnaker, Norway.
  • Attend the Midsummer celebrations in Sweden, complete with maypole dancing and traditional festivities.
  • Explore the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland’s Golden Circle, including geysers and waterfalls.
  • Visit the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, Norway, known for its striking architecture.
  • Take a ferry to the stunning archipelago of the Stockholm Skärgård and explore its charming islands.
  • Go skiing or snowboarding in the mountains of Åre, Sweden, Scandinavia’s largest ski resort.
  • Explore the medieval city of Turku, Finland, with its historic castle and cathedral.
  • Visit the Arctic Circle Center in Norway and cross the magical line that marks the Arctic Circle.
  • Experience the traditional Finnish practice of ice swimming, followed by a warm sauna session.
 
and this list is just the beginning

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