Uncover the hallmarks of Scandinavia’s fusion of sleek Modernism and artistic tradition that has given the world many of its art, architecture and design icons of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

At a Glance

  • Explore Copenhagen’s rich artistic history in the capital’s museums and galleries, from the Neoclassical sculpture of Bertel Thorvaldsen to the Modernist interior design of Arne Jacobsen  
  • Discover Denmark’s design centre of Aarhus, European Capital of Culture in 2017, and visit the Jorn Utzon Centre in Alborg 
  • Wander through the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, and visit Astruptunet, home of Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup  
  • In Bergen, stroll along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed docks and warehouses where Hanseatic merchants once traded grain and stockfish 

Begin in Copenhagen, the thriving heart of Danish Modernist design and Functionalist architecture, which also boasts a wealth of traditional and contemporary art museums.  

Travel across the country to the Jutland peninsula to Aarhus, a centre for art and interior design, and Alborg, home of the Jorn Utzon Centre honouring the architect of the Sydney Opera House.  

Explore Oslo, home of famous Expressionist artist Edvard Munch, where traditional Norwegian vernacular architecture now meets Functionalism and a renewed Aesthetics movement.  

Conclude in Bergen, the fjord city where Hanseatic architecture meets modern Scandinavian street art. 

Please click ‘Register Interest’ to receive further information when more details are available.

This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.


June 2025 (16 days)

Tour leader

Anthony Burke

Tour Status

On request

More Details

Tour code: AG2512

Fitness level: Moderate
Please see Terms & Conditions for fitness level definitions here.

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