Four Nordic Capitals

Discover the secrets of Europe’s most northern cities, diving deep into culture, art and the traditions of Scandinavian design.
Program No. 3332RJ
18 days
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At a Glance

With a midsummer sunrise at 3 a.m. and winter days lit by thousands of candles, Scandinavia keeps its own time and seasons. Experience the unique pace of the Nordic lifestyle in the four capital cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki. Learn about their distinct histories, languages, cuisines and artistic traditions as you study alongside local experts in museums, palaces and energetic neighborhoods.
Activity Level
Varies by date
The Activity Level for this program varies by date. Please make sure that you are attending a departure date that best fits your activity level.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Scandinavia’s ties to the sea during two overnight voyages.
  • Taste a traditional Danish Christmas dinner of pork, potatoes, cabbage and rice pudding.
  • A musician discusses Finnish music and plays the native kantele.
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Leonardo Mastropasqua
Leonardo graduated from a private high school in Rome before enlisting as an artillery lieutenant. After completing his service, he began leading safaris in East Africa during which time he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro several times with a variety of groups. While he makes his home in Italy, he feels very much at home in Scandinavia owing to his Swedish mother, and leads groups there every summer. He is proud of his heritage and Italy, and is eager to share these experiences with Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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