Anderson Scandinavian Tours





Est. 1989

Travel Tips

a note on the weather...

The weather in the Scandinavian countries can range from the low 50's to 70's in late August and the high 60's to high 80's in June, July and August and even cooler in the majestic Nordic mountains! In December, it will be around 25-35 degrees in Stockholm and 10 degrees cooler on average in Dalarna. On some days the skies will be cluttered with clouds, and on other days it might rain.


It is important to dress appropriately. Wear comfortable shoes in which you can walk with ease. 

We have been traveling the back roads since 1989

and we understand each person's journey can look different.


Each stop on our tours is personally arranged and hand-picked for you.

Our dedicated team work tirelessly to make sure your trip

is the most comfortable and relaxing as possible.

   on tour guides...

   on tour guides...

where you will stay...

Anderson Scandinavian Tour packages include bookings at 4-star hotels that offer comfort and excellent service. These hotels are the best. All hotels have private baths or shower.


Rooms in Scandinavia tend to be smaller than in the United States, especially single rooms. Triple rooms are generally a double room with a rollaway bed.


Most hotels in Scandinavia are not air conditioned but this is offset by the mild climate. It is very comfortable.

on transportation...

By water or by land we offer the most comfortable and top of the line transportation. Of course, the mode of transportation depends on the size of the the group and the tour chosen. Most motor coaches are equipped with air conditioning and lavatory. Our drivers are experienced, friendly, helpful and speak English. 

where you will stay...

Anderson Scandinavian Tour packages include bookings at 4-star hotels that offer comfort and excellent service. These hotels are the best. All hotels have private baths or shower.


Rooms in Scandinavia tend to be smaller than in the United States, especially single rooms. Triple rooms are generally a double room with a rollaway bed.


Most hotels in Scandinavia are not air conditioned but this is offset by the mild climate. It is very comfortable.

Preparations and Planning

When your completed reservation form and $500.00 deposit per person is received by Anderson Scandinavian Tours you will receive two packets via. the USPS or UPS:

Packet TWO

Packet TWO contains additional travel information, airline tickets, name tags, luggage tags and hotel lists.

This package will be sent through USPS as a priority mail. This package will arrive approximately 1-2 weeks prior to departure.

Taxes, Rates, and Tariffs

Tour rates are based on airfares, rates and tariffs in effect at the time of printing and are based on the value of the U.S. Dollar relative to the European currencies. Land costs are subject to change dependent on the strength of the U.S. Dollar. Airfare fluctuations and government imposed increases and taxes will also affect the price of tours. Anderson Scandinavian Tours reserves the right to impose currency and tax surcharges in addition to printed tour costs if conditions necessitate.

what you will eat...

Meals are always specified in our tour itineraries, make sure to note what is included. Scandinavian breakfast is always included! As they are a part of our Tour Packages dinners are traditionally a two-course meal with a pre-determined menu. You will have to pay extra for drinks. Look forward to great Smörgåsbord (all you can eat) dinners, especially in Norway! Scandinavians eat well!

Deposit and Final Payment

A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to guarantee space on any requested tour. Deposit is due at the time reservation is made. Checks, money orders, and credit cards through PayPal are accepted. Full payment must be made upon receipt of final invoice approximately 90 days prior to departure.

Packet ONE

Packet ONE contains pre-tour travel information, personal data forms, insurance information,originating airport information and domestic ticket request. Please complete the appropriate forms and return them to us as soon as possible.

Travel Insurance


We recommend that you purchase travel insurance.


After you make your reservation we will provide you with helpful information regarding the most cost-effective travel insurance. This important information will be in packet number one. We may also email you this information. 




Est. 1989
we travel the back roads

Add-on Airfare

Round-trip add-on (domestic) airfare and International airfare are the additional costs of transporting you to and from the your home. 


Please inform us by writing at least 70 days prior to departure and provide us with a copy of your domestic and international flight itineraries. If for any reason your tour is cancelled Anderson Scandinavian Tours will not be responsible for refunds for domestic and international tickets. 


Please book your selected tour early as there may be specials on airfare.

Not Included in the Tour Price

Personal Expenses

Anderson Scandinavian Tours will not be responsible for: Room service, telephone charges, alcoholic beverages, hotel snacks, valet and laundry services, taxis, or museum and site fees when on your own.

On your own meals

Each escorted itinerary clearly states which meals are included. Meals not included in the itinerary are the responsibility of the tour participant.



The customary gratuity to tour escorts, tour guides, and motor coach drivers are not included and should be extended on a voluntary basis. Recommendations on appropriate tips will be sent with information Packet TWO.

International and Domestic Airfare

We do not provide airfare to the tour destination, unless requested at time of reservation 

Tour Extensions and Variations

Anderson Scandinavian Tours will work with tour participants desiring to extend their stay in Scandinavia. We can arrange rental cars, rail tickets, rail passes etc. at competitive rates.

Our tours are planned out in detail, however, occasionally even the best laid plans encounter unexpected situations. Anderson Scandinavian Tours reserves the right to make changes or substitutions to any tour itinerary, as we deem necessary, desirable or appropriate.


Cancellations, Refunds and Booking Charges


The following charges will be applied to any booking charges or cancellations on the land portion of the tour.


  1. 90 days prior to departure- deposit or pre-payment fully refundable less administrative fee of $75.00 per person.

  2. 89-61 days prior to departure- $500.00 per person fee charged

  3. 60-31 days prior to departure- $1,000.00 per person fee charged

  4. 30-15 days prior to departure- $1,500.00 per person fee charged

  5. 14-1 days prior to departure- $2,000.00 per person fee charged

  6. After tour commences- $2,500.00 per person fee charged


Please note that if illness or other imperative reasons make it necessary to withdraw from the tour after land arrangements have commenced, a refund will be made of the unused balance of the tour - less cancellation expenses of $2,500.00 per person



Any cancellation of the airfare portion of the tour (including add-on fares) is subject to the following cancelation policy: Once airline tickets have been issued, there will be no refund on the airfare. If canceling after tour commences, tour participant will be required to pay all extra costs involved with re-ticketing for travel back to the U.S.A. These arrangements and fees must be handled overseas.

Cancellation by Anderson Scandinavian Tours

Anderson Scandinavian Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour up to 45 days prior to departure for any reason. In the event that a tour is cancelled, tour participants will receive a full refund of all monies paid to Anderson Scandinavian Tours and such refund will constitute full and final settlement to the tour participant for such cancellation.


Anderson Scandinavian Tours's Responsibility


Anderson Scandinavian Tours and/or associated and/or affiliated or subsidiary companies are not responsible for and cannot be held liable for any injury, loss, damage, accident, detention, annoyance, expense or delay arising from:


(a) quarantine, strikes, acts of terrorism, failure of any vehicle or means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, disturbances, government restrictions or regulations or through the acts of default of any company or persons engaged in conveying the tour participant or providing any tour service and other cases over which we have no control or

(b) through any tardiness, misconduct or illegal acts on the part of any tour participant. Compensation for any mishap must be sought in the country where mishap occurred. Anderson Scandinavian Tours reserves the right to refuse, accept, or retain any person as a member of any tour at any time.

International Flights

Anderson Scandinavian Tours usually make arrangements on international flights from Chicago or Newark in conjunction with the tour dates. However we will also arrange for international departure from other cities depending upon availability. You are also free to make your own flight arrangements. All arrangements must be made to coincide with the commencement of the tour in Scandinavia. Please contact us for land only price. Anderson Scandinavian tours will not be responsible for missed or delayed flights on domestic carriers which result in missed connections with our transatlantic carriers. No Refunds will be made if tour participants refuse alternative travel arrangements offered by our transatlantic carrier on the day of tour departure. Please allow plenty of time to make connections.

Passports, Visas, Identification

Citizens of the United States and Canada traveling to Scandinavia must have a valid passport. No visas are required. Citizens of other nations who are resident aliens of the United States must have a valid passport from their country and must carry with them the United States “green card” to re-enter the United States.


The name on the passport and the name on the airline reservation must be the same to avoid confusion when airlines check passports upon departures.


We request that you furnish us with a scan or a photocopy print of the information and picture page of your passport as soon as possible. This facilitates replacement of passports in case of loss or theft, and is necessary for verification of name, age and citizenship when traveling internationally.

Thank you for your business