Most of you have probably never heard of many of these places or consider Scandinavia a top destination. Here at YPA, we bring you new adventures and unforgettable experiences, and sometimes that means visiting a place you don’t expect. Bergen may sound like an old, boring, cruise-ship town, but one of our YPA staff members decided to check it out and came out with jaw-dropping memories. This is why we packed Scandinavia and its beautiful Fjords in a very special adventure for a young, budget-conscious traveler. This why we call our Scandinavia trip ScandiWOW!
ScandiWOW! Scandi… What?
All Camping Meals
The perfect trip for?
This is the perfect YPA trip if you don’t or can’t travel all the way to the USA or have been already on other YPA trips. You will already be familiar with how we roll and know we gear all our trips toward the young adult seeking adventure on a budget.
Welcome to Scandinavia
The starting point for this epic Nordic journey is Bergen in Norway, just a 1.5-hour flight from Germany. Scandinavia is more than cold weather and snow. It’s one of the most underestimated places as rated by young travelers. This adventure of a lifetime takes you to from Bergen to Sognafjord, the largest Fjords in Norway, reaching depths of 1,308 meters and stretching 205 kilometers long. Combine that with the surrounding mountains reaching heights of 2,000 meters and you are sure to witness beauty wherever you go.
6 Camp Nights, 2 Hotel Nights, 1 Hostel Night
All Camping Meals
Scenic Flam Railway Ride
Flam Valley Bicycle Adventure
Epic Fjord Boat Cruise
All Train transfers
All Park Entrances
*Sleeping bags are not provided; please bring your own.
Day 1: Bergen - So Norway
Day 2: Voss – Roadtrip Adventures
Day 3: The Flam Valley
Location: Flam Valley, Norway
- Bicycle Ride back to Flam
Day 4: Adventure the Epic Fjords
Day 6: Oslo
Day 7: Stockholm
Day 8: Stockholm
Day 5: Soak in the Scandinavian Beauty
Info I should Know
Group Drive Concept
YPA will provide 3 comfortable tour cars. One is driven by your professionally-trained tour leader. The 2 other cars will be driven by participants who voluntarily sign up for it and receive, as a thank you, a discount on their trip. You will be asked when applying for the trip if you would like to be a driver. The task of a driver is simple: follow the tour leader.
On ScandiWOW, we drive for 4 days, a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 drivers will be needed. We assign drivers on a first come, first serve basis. While drivers will receive a discount on their trip, it should not be the reason to sign up for the trip. A driver’s role is to follow the tour leader and GPS instructions in the unlikely event that you get lost.
Why are we using the Group Drive Concept in Scandinavia?
In many of our destinations, we use the Guide-Driver concept. A professionally-trained Driver-Guide leads trip. Typically, he/she dives a 15 bus/mini-van with a trailer for luggage. In Scandinavia E.U., regulations prohibit that concept. You can charter Mini or Big Buses with a separate driver. At YPA, we noticed that having a separate driver on young adults tours that include camping and many awesome adventure stops takes away from our core values of fostering small size adventure travel groups where.
Meeting Your Fellow Travelers
YPA is here to make you feel at home and bring people together, regardless if you travel solo or with a group of friends. Whether you are an au pair, student, young professional, or simply like to travel the world, simple things like rotating the seats in the tour van or grocery shopping together will make it a breeze to make new friend.
All camping meals are included on your trip. Your tour leader will always inform you ahead of time whether or not a meal will be included. While the number of included meals are always the same, we keep it flexible and up to you & your tour guide when a meal is included. This allows the tour leader to run a trip tailored to his specific group and the plans for that day.
Your tour leader will make sure you are comfortable and get answers all your questions. We plan to make groceries stops together and, if time allows, help you find stores for other supplies (like a sleeping bag).
Departure & Arrival times
Most departures from campgrounds are early in the morning, 8:30 AM or much earlier, depending on the next destination.
All tours go to the same places, but on-site activities depend on the group, day, and tour leader. Your tour leader’s mission is to show your group the best possible places and activities, and make sure that you get the most of your trip!
Your Day as a Group
Your tour guide will tailor a daily program adapted to the group as a whole. If there is a particular activity you want to do or you do not want to take part in an activity, just let your tour leader know.
Language spoken on the trip
The main language your tour leader will speak is English so everyone can understand what’s going on. However, often times your tour leader will speak a second language. At the end of the day, so many nationalities come together that we end up in a cultural melting pot. You don’t need to speak good English at all.
Summer Weather in Scandinavia
Be sure to bring some warm weather for camping nights. During the day, temperatures are around 20 C, but at Night it can drastically cool down to below 10 degrees! Thinner warm clothes from the winter, such as long sleeves or long underwear for the night & a good sleeping bag are definitely recommended!