10 or 12 days
Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, with extension to Bergen
Program designed to: Bring you on a journey to the four capitals of Scandinavia—Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Olso—and experience first-hand the region’s common legends and lore, dating back to Viking times. Guided visits to historic and cultural sites introduce you to each country’s one-of-a-kind character and offer insight into the progressive political, social, economic and educational philosophies powering contemporary Scandinavian society.

Highlight: Stop at a traditional sweet shop in Stockholm’s Old Town to taste a Swedish obsession: black licorice. For old-school purists, the saltier the better!

🔹 Curated experiences: Every program is intentionally designed to feature guided learning, cultural engagement, and independent exploration experiences to drive global competency development, denoted on each itinerary with a blue diamond. Learn more about these experiences.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Finland

  • Day 2: Helsinki

    Meet your Field Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Helsinki

    With your Field Director you will see:

    • Government House, the executive office building
    • Helsinki University, the oldest university in Finland
    • Uspenski Cathedral, the largest orthodox church in Western Europe

    Enjoy dinner in Helsinki

  • Day 3: Helsinki • Night Ferry

    Take a guided tour of Helsinki

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parliament, one of Helsinki's most notable landmarks
    • Temppeliaukio Church, built directly out of a rock and often used as a concert venue

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring Helsinki on your own

    Travel to Stockholm by overnight ferry

    Enjoy dinner on the ferry

  • Day 4: Night Ferry • Stockholm

    🔹 Guided learning: Tour Stockholm with an expert local guide

    • See the Vasa Ship, a well-restored 17th-century eight-level war ship that sank before even leaving its harbor
    • See the City Hall, the venue for the Nobel Prize banquet held each year

    Visit the Vasa ship 

    Visit the Nobel Museum

    Enjoy dinner in Stockholm

  • Day 5: Stockholm

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Drottningholm Palace

    Drottningholm Palace

    This half-day excursion takes you by steamboat from Stockholm’s harbor to beautiful Drottningholm Palace, the private residence of the Royal Family and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour of the palace’s interior, and then free time to explore the beautifully landscaped fountains and parks that surround it. Note: This excursion is only available from May 1-Sept. 30. 

  • Day 6: Stockholm • Copenhagen

    Travel by train to Copenhagen, a country so cozy they have a word to describe the psychological state of togetherness: "hygge"

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a walking tour of Copenhagen:

     With your Field Director you will see: 

    • City Hall Square, a popular location for public events
    • Old Town, a quaint and lively series of streets

    Enjoy dinner in Copenhagen

  • Day 7: Copenhagen

    Tour Copenhagen with an expert local guide 

    Visit the Round Tower, the oldest functioning astronomical observatory in Europe and a symbol of Copenhagen

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring Copenhagen on your own

  • Day 8: Copenhagen • Night Ferry

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    🔹 Cultural engagement: Copenhagen food tour

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Copenhagen food tour

    The best way to get to know a city is by trying its food. Grab your walking shoes and your appetite and eat your way through Copenhagen. An expert local guide is yours for the excursion to explain the many types of food you'll try. Cheese, sandwiches, sausages, candy and more are included. 

    Travel to Oslo by overnight ferry

    Enjoy dinner on the night ferry

  • Day 9: Night Ferry • Oslo

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Oslo's Opera House, known for its angular architecture
    • Oslo's bustling city center
    • City Hall, which houses Norwegian art
    • Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle

    Visit the Fram Museum to learn about Norway's history of polar exploration

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, whose sculptures are a tribute to the complexity of humankind

    Enjoy dinner in Oslo

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 10: Oslo • Bergen

    Travel to Bergen by train, boat and bus:

    • See scenic mountain terrain on the Bergen Railway
    • See Norway’s breathtaking fjords on the Flåm Railway
    • Take a fjord cruise and see Nærøyfjorden fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Travel through the picturesque villages of Nærøydalen valley
  • Day 11: Bergen

    Tour Bergen with an expert local guide, including a glimpse into the city’s past in the Bryggen section

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Mount Fløyen cable car

    Mount Fløyen cable car

    Take a cable car up Mount Fløyen, one of the Seven Mountains that surround Bergen. Take in the fresh mountain air, along with stunning panoramic views of Bergen and the Fjords below you. Enjoy some free time to eat, shop, or take a walk and feel on top of the world before descending.  

    Enjoy dinner in Bergen

  • Day 12: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Finland

  • Day 2: Helsinki

    Meet your Field Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Helsinki

    With your Field Director you will see:

    • Government House, the executive office building
    • Helsinki University, the oldest university in Finland
    • Uspenski Cathedral, the largest orthodox church in Western Europe

    Enjoy dinner in Helsinki

  • Day 3: Helsinki • Night Ferry

    Take a guided tour of Helsinki

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parliament, one of Helsinki's most notable landmarks
    • Temppeliaukio Church, built directly out of a rock and often used as a concert venue

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring Helsinki on your own

    Travel to Stockholm by overnight ferry

    Enjoy dinner on the ferry

  • Day 4: Night Ferry • Stockholm

    🔹 Guided learning: Tour Stockholm with an expert local guide

    • See the Vasa Ship, a well-restored 17th-century eight-level war ship that sank before even leaving its harbor
    • See the City Hall, the venue for the Nobel Prize banquet held each year

    Visit the Vasa ship 

    Visit the Nobel Museum

    Enjoy dinner in Stockholm

  • Day 5: Stockholm

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Drottningholm Palace

    Drottningholm Palace

    This half-day excursion takes you by steamboat from Stockholm’s harbor to beautiful Drottningholm Palace, the private residence of the Royal Family and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour of the palace’s interior, and then free time to explore the beautifully landscaped fountains and parks that surround it. Note: This excursion is only available from May 1-Sept. 30. 

  • Day 6: Stockholm • Copenhagen

    Travel by train to Copenhagen, a country so cozy they have a word to describe the psychological state of togetherness: "hygge"

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a walking tour of Copenhagen:

     With your Field Director you will see: 

    • City Hall Square, a popular location for public events
    • Old Town, a quaint and lively series of streets

    Enjoy dinner in Copenhagen

  • Day 7: Copenhagen

    Tour Copenhagen with an expert local guide 

    Visit the Round Tower, the oldest functioning astronomical observatory in Europe and a symbol of Copenhagen

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring Copenhagen on your own

  • Day 8: Copenhagen • Night Ferry

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    🔹 Cultural engagement: Copenhagen food tour

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Copenhagen food tour

    The best way to get to know a city is by trying its food. Grab your walking shoes and your appetite and eat your way through Copenhagen. An expert local guide is yours for the excursion to explain the many types of food you'll try. Cheese, sandwiches, sausages, candy and more are included. 

    Travel to Oslo by overnight ferry

    Enjoy dinner on the night ferry

  • Day 9: Night Ferry • Oslo

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Oslo's Opera House, known for its angular architecture
    • Oslo's bustling city center
    • City Hall, which houses Norwegian art
    • Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle

    Visit the Fram Museum to learn about Norway's history of polar exploration

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, whose sculptures are a tribute to the complexity of humankind

    Enjoy dinner in Oslo

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 10: Oslo • Bergen

    Travel to Bergen by train, boat and bus:

    • See scenic mountain terrain on the Bergen Railway
    • See Norway’s breathtaking fjords on the Flåm Railway
    • Take a fjord cruise and see Nærøyfjorden fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Travel through the picturesque villages of Nærøydalen valley
  • Day 11: Bergen

    Tour Bergen with an expert local guide, including a glimpse into the city’s past in the Bryggen section

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Mount Fløyen cable car

    Mount Fløyen cable car

    Take a cable car up Mount Fløyen, one of the Seven Mountains that surround Bergen. Take in the fresh mountain air, along with stunning panoramic views of Bergen and the Fjords below you. Enjoy some free time to eat, shop, or take a walk and feel on top of the world before descending.  

    Enjoy dinner in Bergen

  • Day 12: Depart for home


Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
See the resources you get
EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get


What's Included

  • Transportation

    Various modes of transport are tailored to your program. While some transfers are included, others may come at additional cost.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable lodging will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Select meals

    Enjoy a combination of included meals and the freedom to explore local cuisine on your own.

  • End-to-end support

    Your dedicated EF team helps secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides enrollment tools, and helps establish your program’s ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    We offer various tools to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Field Director

    Your Field Director is on the ground with your group, providing deep local insights while handling program logistics.

  • Guided exploration

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides: natural historians who provide cultural insights to enhance learning moments throughout the program.

  • Field Visits

    Experience academics in action during engaging visits with relevant organizations, thought leaders, and partners.


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