Scenic Norway

Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls are yours to discover on this Scenic Norway escorted tour. You’ll experience Norway’s exciting cities and spectacular scenery you’ve only imagined until now.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Scandinavia, 2 nights

Day 2: Oslo

Today gives you a good introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past-including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

Day 3: Oslo – Heddal – Vemork – Telemark

Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a visit of Heddal Stave Church, the largest of the country’s remaining medieval wooden churches. Follow the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjo, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Next is Vemork, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Arrive in rustic, unspoiled Telemark.

Hotel: Rauland Hogfjellshotell at Rauland

Day 4: Telemark – Låtefoss – Hardangerfjord – Bergen

A day of scenic delights: the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions, and the thundering Latefoss twin-waterfall. Drive through the orchards along the tranquil splendour of Sorfjord, which inspired composer Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood, and cross Hardangerfjord by Ferry. Meet the family that has owned the Steinsto Fruit Farm for eight generations and hear all about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen, known for its associations with the Hanseatic League. An orientation drive shows you the charming Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the harbour; and the famous Fish Market.

Hotel: Scandic Ørnen

Day 5: Bergen – Voss – Stalheim

Time this morning to discover colourful Bergen and explore the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen on your own. Later, travel toward the popular lakeside resort of Voss, where you can join an exciting optional Flam train ride. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the beautiful Naeroydalen Valley.

Hotel: Stalheim

Day 6: Stalheim – Sognefjord & Naeroyfjord – Fjaerland – Loen

Start today with a relaxing CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch the spectacular Panorama Movie – 22 metres long and 5.5 metres high. Then marvel at Boyabreen, one of the branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys, and enjoy the rugged mountain scenery as you approach the tunnel underneath mainland Europe’s largest glacier. After pristine Lake Jolster and the Vatedalen Valley, follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord and arrive in peaceful Loen.

Hotel: Alexandra, 2 nights

Day 7: Loen

Prepare for Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project: the Loen Skylift, a cable car that brings you from the fjord to the top of Mount Hoven (over 3,300 feet high) in just minutes. Time to enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Lovatnet, Mount Skala, Jostedal Glacier, and the Nordfjord. Discover one of the hiking trails at your own pace.

Day 8: Loen – Geirangerfjord – Dalsnibba – Lom – Lillehammer

Head north via Lake Hornindal to Hellesylt to embark for a leisurely cruise on Geirangerfjord past the famous Seven Sisters cascade. Then, climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet for panoramic views from the Geiranger Skywalk, Mount Dalsnibba’s new platform above the fjord. Continue to Lom and take pictures of its lovely stave church. Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen’s drama, Peer Gynt, and arrive in Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Hotel: Scandic Lillehammer

Day 9: Lillehammer – Eidsvoll – Oslo

Start your day with a picture stop at the Olympic ski jump, followed by a guided walking tour of the unique Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of houses and farmyards. Enjoy a comfortable drive along lovely Lake Mjosa to Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814, before returning to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Scandic Victoria

Day 10: Oslo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 08$4,279.00$5,142.00
May: 15, 22$4,399.00$5,292.00
May: 29$4,539.00$5,432.00
June: 05$4,549.00$5,442.00
June: 12$4,569.00$5,462.00
June: 19$4,539.00$5,432.00
June: 26$4,509.00$5,402.00
July: 03, 10$4,539.00$5,432.00
July: 17, 24, 31$4,509.00$5,402.00
August: 07$4,509.00$5,402.00
August: 14, 21$4,539.00$5,432.00
August: 28$4,399.00$5,292.00
September: 04, 11$4,399.00$5,292.00
September: 18$4,279.00$5,142.00
September: 25$4,539.00$5,432.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach, cruises
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: Hardangerfjord
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Northern Highlights & the Arctic Circle

Discover the northern tip of Europe on this Scandinavia tour through Finland and Norway on a 16 Day Northern Highlights & the Arctic Circle Tour. You’ll be mesmerized by pristine nature, never-ending forests, spectacular waterfalls, and enchanting fjords. You’ll travel across the Arctic Circle —the land of reindeer and the “Midnight Sun”—to experience the longest days in the Northern Hemisphere and spend time in the incomparable, unspoiled Lapland. You’ll visit the Santa Claus workshop and North Cape, marking the endpoint of the European mainland. Here, stand at the cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean, and feel like you’re at the end of the world.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Helsinki, Finland

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring Helsinki with the help of your CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Scandic Park

Day 2: Helsinki – Kuopio

An included orientation drive this morning features the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, and the great Lutheran Cathedral. Then, head north through unspoiled forests and lakes for an overnight in Kuopio.

 Hotel: Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi

 Day 3: Kuopio – Oulu – Rovaniemi

Stop in the picturesque university town of Oulu, situated on the Bothnian Bay. Then, follow the shoreline as far as Kemi before heading inland to Rovaniemi.

Hotel: Scandic, 2 nights

Day 4: Rovaniemi

A whole day to enjoy the capital of Finnish Lapland. For hundreds of years, it was famous for exporting furs and salmon to the world’s rich and powerful. Unfortunately, the town was destroyed during World War II. The new town, which you’ll visit during the orientation drive, was designed by Alvar Aalto in the shape of reindeer antlers. Sights include Lappia Hall, the Town Hall, the new modern church with its intriguing frescoes, and the Arctic Centre. Afternoon at leisure or join an optional excursion to find out more about Lapland.

Day 5: Rovaniemi – Sodankylä – Tankavaara – Saariselkä

As you cross the Arctic Circle (66°31’N), you are in incomparable, unspoiled Lapland, land of eindeer and the midnight sun. Stop at the Santa Claus Workshop for a chance to meet Father Christmas himself. North to Sodankylä, where you see the charming Vanha Kirkko, Lapland’s oldest Wooden Church, dating back to the 17th century. At Tankavaara, visit the Gold Museum and try panning for gold if you wish. Overnight in Saariselkä, on the edge of the virgin wilderness and part of Finland’s major national park. It is the largest winter sport centre in Finland, and a paradise for hikers and mountain-bike lovers in summer.

Hotel: Holiday Club

Day 6: Saariselkä – Honningsvåg, Norway

Cross into Norway for a visit to the fascinating Sapmi Park. Head farther into Norway and along the beautiful Porsangen Fjord to Honningsvåg on the island of Magerøya, home to 4,000 people and 5,000 reindeer. Tonight, one of the highlights of this tour is the included drive to the North Cape, Europe’s last northern outpost, on a sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. From May 11 to July 31, if the sky is clear, you’ll see the Midnight Sun rolling just above the horizon!

Hotel: Scandic Honningsvåg  or Scandic Bryggen

Day 7: Honningsvåg – Alta

Today, drive along the tip of Norway from Honningsvag to Alta, situated at the mouth of the world’s richest salmon river, for an overnight.

Hotel: Thon Alta

Day 8: Alta – Narvik

Continue your unforgettable journey south along the stunning shoreline of Norway. The road meanders along Kvaenangenfjord and Lynge fjord. You are now in the Troms Province, still north of the Arctic Circle but with a climate mild enough to allow very successful farming.

Hotel: Quality Grand Royal

Day 9:  Narvik – Tysfjord Ferry Crossing – Mo I Rana

This morning, enter Nordland. Not far from Mo I Rana, re-cross the Arctic Circle and return to a world where the sun rises and sets every day of the year. Overnight in the little town of Mo I Rana.

Hotel: Scandic Meyergarden

Day 10: Mo I Rana – Mosjøen – Trondheim

On the agenda today: picture stop in Mosjøen; spectacular Laksforsen Waterfall; the forests and rivers of the Namdalen Valley; and vistas of Trondheimsfjord, the World War II hideout of the German battleship Tirpitz.

Hotel: Scandic Lerkendal, 2 nights

Day 11: Trondheim

Welcome to Norway’s third-largest city, where the whole day is available to do as you please! You could explore ancient Nidaros Cathedral, the 17th-century covered Old Town Bridge, and Kristiansten Fort, which stands guard over the city center; wander along the wharves lined with colorful warehouses; enjoy fantastic panoramic views from atop Tyholt Tower; check out one of the many museums dedicated to everything from chocolate and art to folk culture and the Norwegian Crown Regalia; or maybe just relax at the recreational area on nearby Munkholmen Island.

Day 12: Trondheim – Atlantic Road – Geiranger Area

Leave Trondheim, also known as the “Gateway to the North,” this morning. Travel via the spectacular Atlantic Road from Christiansund to Molde to reach the majestic Geiranger area.

Hotel: Geiranger, 2 nights

Day 13: Geiranger Area

Enjoy this enchanting fjord area on your own or join the optional Geirangerfjord cruise.

Day 14: Geiranger Area – Lom – Lillehammer

Today, travel to Lom. Take pictures of the wooden stave church before heading toward the famous winter sport resort, Lillehammer, host city of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Hotel: First Breiseth

Day 15: Lillehammer – Oslo

After arrival in Oslo, enjoy vistas of Akerhus Castle, the 14th-century fortress guarding the harbor, a highlight on the guided included tour that features the soaring City Hall, National Theater, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and Gustav Vigeland’s stark sculptures of people and animals in Frogner Park.

Hotel: Scandic Helsfyr

Day 16: Oslo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 04$4,179.00$5,273.00
May: 11, 18$4,269.00$5,363.00
May: 25$4,319.00$5,413.00
June: 01$4,369.00$5,463.00
June: 08, 15$4,409.00$5,503.00
June: 22$4,319.00$5,413.00
June: 29$4,369.00$5,463.00
July: 06, 13$4,319.00$5,413.00
July: 20$4,419.00$5,513.00
July: 27$4,319.00$5,413.00
August: 03$4,379.00$5,473.00
August: 10$4,529.00$5,767.00
August: 17$4,319.00$5,413.00
August: 24$4,179.00$5,273.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 15 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Transport: First-class air-conditioned motorcoach
Ferry: Tysfjord ferry crossing
Accommodation: 15 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of Norway

Tales of Vikings and trolls await on this epic journey through Norway’s ethereal natural splendour on this 9 Day Best of Norway Tour. Encounter the ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ of the Fjords, Olympic triumphs and the trading heritage of the Hanseatics as you answer the call of Norway’s untamed wilderness and embrace Scandinavian sophistication.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Oslo

Prepare for a spellbinding encounter with nature – an untamed landscape of fjords, lakes and dense forests that begins in the understated capital of Oslo, set within beautiful natural surrounds. On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the city’s interesting architecture and exquisite open spaces, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

Hotel: Clarion Collection Bastion

Day 2: Oslo – Geilo – Hardangerfjord

We journey along the shores of the Tyrifjord to the ski resort of Geilo with its scenic location at the foot of Hallingskarvet, before continuing across the Hardanger Plateau to Voringfoss, a cascade of water that plunges impressively into the Måbødalen Canyon below. We continue to Hardangerfjord – its title as the ‘Queen of the Fjords’ is well deserved and you’ll have an opportunity to admire its deep blue waters as you travel along part of its shoreline to your hotel in Øystese where you will dine tonight.

Hotel: Thon Sandven

Day 3: Hardangerfjord – Bergen Orientation and Free Time

A scenic drive along lakes and fjords will bring us to the ‘Capital of Fjords’, Bergen. We’ll learn about the city’s Hanseatic heritage, enjoying an orientation tour past the 13th-century Haakon’s Hall and bustling fish market. Enjoy some free time to explore this colourful city. This evening, ‘Connect With Locals’ as the Øvre-Eide family welcome us on their farm for a ‘Be My Guest’ dinner.

Hotel: Scandic Neptun

Day 4: Bergen – Voss – Sognefjord

Delving straight back into Norway’s inspiring natural landscapes, we continue to the ‘King of Fjords’, travelling via Voss, the country’s adventure capital. There’s some free time to embark on an Optional Experience on the Flåm Railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world.

Hotel: Sognefjord

Day 5: Sognefjord – Valldal

Journey from Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, to Valldal. See the impressive Bøyabreen glacier, part of Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s largest glacier. Your road trip is filled with pinch-me moments as you skirt past three different fjords.

Hotel: Valldal Fjordhotell, 2 nights

Day 6: Geiranger Excursion

The Geirangerfjord takes centre stage today, as we embark on an epic adventure to explore its depths. We begin our adventure by embarking on a scenic cruise past its tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. We then make the short drive to Flydalsjuvet viewpoint for a breathtaking panoramic view of the fjord below. We return to Valldal where you can enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps, join an Optional Experience to drive Norway’s most famous road, the Trollstigen, with its eleven hairpin bends.

Day 7: Valldal – Lom – Lillehammer

We enjoy a scenic drive to Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here, we will ‘Dive Into Culture’ and visit a 12th-century Stave church, adorned with Runic inscriptions, paintings and carved dragon figures that are said to protect it against evil. We continue through the Gudbrandsdal Valley before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Hotel: Scandic

Day 8: Lillehammer – Oslo

We return to Oslo where we spend the day exploring several of the city’s highlights with a ‘Local Specialist’, including views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, overlooking Oslo’s beautiful harbour, the Opera and the 19th-century Royal Palace. We finish our tour with a visit to the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, proudly displaying the life’s work of Gustav Vigeland. After a magnificent encounter with Norway’s epic natural landscapes, we enjoy our last evening together at a Farewell Dinner, toasting to a memorable trip.

Hotel: Scandic Solli

Day 9: Depart Oslo

Our journey through the fjords, falls and forests of Norway has come to an end. We bid our newfound friends a fond farewell and prepare to return home.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 02$4,250.00$5,020.00
May: 09, 16, 23$4,275.00$5,045.00
May: 30$4,350.00$5,120.00
June: 06, 13, 20, 27$4,350.00$5,120.00
July: 04, 11, 18, 25$4,350.00$5,120.00
August: 01, 08, 15, 22$4,350.00$5,120.00
August: 29$4,275.00$5,045.00
September: 05, 12, 19, 26$4,275.00$5,045.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Scenic Scandinavia & its Fjords

Discover the deep fjords, glaciers and islands that line the Scandinavian coastline on this fascinating 14 Day Scenic Scandinavia & its Fjords Tour. Beyond the deep fjords, glaciers and islands that dot the Scandinavian coastline, there are distinctly different cultures that will make your visit to Norway, Sweden and Denmark a fascinating journey of discovery.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen – the enchanting Danish capital that inspired Hans Christian Andersen to share tales of mermaids, queens and ugly ducklings with the world. Spend the day embracing its quintessential hygge found throughout its charming streets before enjoying a late afternoon orientation drive and Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and travel companions.

Hotel: Marriott, 2 nights

Day 2: Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time

Join a ‘Local Specialist’ today for a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour of the iconic sights of Copenhagen. The Amalienborg Palace Quarter takes centre stage as you admire its 18th-century façades and equine statue of King Frederik V at its centre. We’ll see the 17th-century Stock Exchange, Christianborg Palace and the Neo-Classical Cathedral before paying tribute to the tragic Little Mermaid who was willing to give up her life in the sea to become human. Spend the rest of the day on your own, strolling through the city’s streets, or embrace your inner child in Europe’s oldest amusement park, the Tivoli Gardens. This evening, consider taking to Copenhagen’s waters and enjoying a canal cruise with stunning city views.

Day 3: Copenhagen – Odense – Randers

We leave the fairy tales behind for the Danish island of Funen, and Odense, the city where Hans Christian Andersen was born. Continuing across the pastoral landscapes of the Jutland Peninsula, we arrive in Randers, with its cosy half-timbered merchant houses and narrow medieval streets. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays with Stories’ – the Hotel Randers, one of the oldest hotels in the area with original artwork and a VIP-rich guestbook.

Hotel: Randers

Day 4: Randers – Stavanger

Set sail from Hirtshals across the Skagerrak to the port of Kristiansand in Norway. Drive north past fjords, lakes and forests to the port city of Stavanger, one of Norway’s oldest settlements – its heritage still evident in the beautifully preserved wooden buildings that date back to the 18th century.

Hotel: Scandic Forum

Day 5: Stavanger – Bergen

Norway’s spellbinding natural landscapes provide an inspiring backdrop for our island hop from Stavanger. Arriving in Bergen this afternoon, we delve into the city’s Hanseatic heritage, enjoying an orientation tour past the 13th-century Haakon’s Hall, the bustling fish market and colourful Bryggen Quarter. This evening, we ‘Connect With Locals’ for a ‘Be My Guest’ dinner, visiting the Øvre-Eide farm, worked for five generations by the same family.

Please Note: If your trip starts in Copenhagen on a Thursday, your ‘Be My Guest’ dinner in Bergen, will take place on day 6 of this trip.

Hotel: Scandic Neptun, 2 nights

Day 6: Bergen Free Day

Enjoy a full free day in the cultural centre of Bergen or ascend its funicular for spectacular views of the fjords and islands. Consider an Optional Experience to Telavåg, which played a significant role in the secret North Sea boat traffic between Norway and Great Britain during World War II.

Day 7: Bergen – Flåm Railway – Sognefjord

We drive east to the popular ski resort of Voss, where we’ll board a train ascending over 860 metres above sea level. ‘Dive Into Culture’ on one of the world’s most exciting train journeys, through the Flåm Valley past the Kjosfossen falls and legendary forest spirit who dances there to lure men into the mountains. Later, arrive in Sognefjord, the ‘King of the Fjords’, where we will stay overnight at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’.

Hotel: Sognefjord

Day 8: Sognefjord – Geiranger

Norway’s incredible glacier countryside surrounds us as we follow the spectacular Sognefjord to Geirangerfjord – its deep blue waters surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks and lush green landscapes, which we will have an opportunity to explore. Tonight, we stay on the shores of the fjord at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’ – Hotel Geiranger.

Hotel: Geiranger, 2 nights

Day 9: Geiranger Free Day

Spend a full day admiring this spectacular natural wonder. Cascading waterfalls tumble down sheer cliffs into the glacial waters below, which you can explore by kayak or boat, soaking up the crisp, clean mountain air. Consider an Optional Experience to the Trollstigen and see Norway’s most famous mountain road, travelling past steep mountain slopes, tumbling cascades and fertile valleys. After a day in intoxicating natural surrounds, we dine in our hotel this evening.

Day 10: Geiranger – Lom – Lillehammer

A scenic drive from Geiranger through high peaks brings us to Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here we will visit a 12th-century wooden Stave church, adorned with Runic inscriptions, paintings and carved dragon figures that are said to protect it against evil. We continue through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, the inspiration for Ibsen’s ‘Peer Gynt’, before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. This evening before dinner, consider a walk along Storgata or visit the open-air museum at Maihaugen.

Hotel: Scandic

Day 11: Lillehammer – Oslo Sightseeing and Free Time

See the unusual Olympic ice arena beside the lake at Hamar as we travel to Norway’s cultural capital, Oslo. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ who will share the city’s iconic sights, including views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and 19th-century Royal Palace. We visit the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy a leisurely coffee in the Akker Bryge District or explore the nation’s rich seafaring heritage. Consider a visit to the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum to see the world’s best-preserved Viking ships and finds from Viking tombs found around the fjord.

Hotel: Scandic Solli

Day 12: Oslo – Stockholm

We cross the border into Sweden today and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest lake in the European Union. Passing Örebro, we arrive in the island-ringed capital of Stockholm for a two-night stay.

Hotel: Clarion, 2 nights

Day 13: Stockholm Sightseeing and Free Time

We meet our ‘Local Specialist’ this morning for a sightseeing tour of the waterside City Hall and see the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm’s quaint Old Town. The rest of the day is free to explore as you wish. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner this evening to toast to an unforgettable Scandinavian adventure.

Day 14: Depart Stockholm

Our epic journey has come to an end. Bid Stockholm and your newfound friends a fond farewell.

2020 Dates & Prices Twin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 26$5,495.00$6,955.00
May: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$5,550.00$7,010.00
June: 04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28$5,625.00$7,085.00
July: 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30$5,625.00$7,085.00
August: 02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20$5,625.00$7,085.00
August: 23, 27$5,595.00$7,055.00
August: 30$5,550.00$7,010.00
September: 06, 13, 20, 27$5,550.00$7,010.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach,
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: Hirsthals - Kristiansand / Mortavika - Arsvagen
Rail:Flam Rail Ticket: Voss - Myrdal
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Scandinavian

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this 14 Day The Scandinavian Tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights also in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flåm, and Bergen.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Scandinavia, 2 nights

Day 2: Copenhagen

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant Royal Reception Rooms. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the Little Mermaid statue. Tonight, visit Tivoli Gardens, the city’s colourful amusement park.

Day 3: Copenhagen – Odense – Arhus

Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s Museum at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit Den Gamle By, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. This evening, dinner at a restaurant has been prepared to try out local specialties.

Hotel: Scandic Arhus City

Day 4: Arhus – Gothenburg, Sweden

From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by Ferry to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city.

Hotel: First G

Day 5: Gothenburg – Stockholm

Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norkoping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, settled on 14 islands between Lake Malar and the Baltic Sea.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Waterfront, 2 nights

Day 6: Stockholm

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the Old Town, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Day 7: Stockholm – Gripsholm Castle – Karlstad

On the shores of Lake Malar, visit King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle before continuing west through the scenic Lake District. On the way, get glimpses of the ancient garrison town of Orebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel’s ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vanern.

Hotel: Clarion Plaza

Day 8: Karlstad – Lillehammer, Norway

A scenic day! Drive through Varmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlof’s Gosta Berling’s Saga, to the Norwegian border. Via the fortress town of Kongsvinger and Lake Mjosa arrive in Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of artifacts.

Hotel: Scandic Lillehammer

Day 9: Lillehammer – Borgund – Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord – Flåm

Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Visit the well-preserved, wooden Borgund Stave Church, before arriving in Flam, where a true highlight awaits: a leisurely Cruise on the spectacular Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hotel: Fretheim

Day 10: Flåm – Voss – Hardangerfjord – Bergen

This morning, join the panoramic optional Flam train ride. Then, see the popular lakeside resort of Voss and drive south to the Hardangerfjord, where you will be met by the family that has owned the Steinsto Fruit Farm for eight generations and hear about their history. Taste homemade apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen.

Hotel: First Marin, 2 nights

Day 11: Bergen

Guided sightseeing starts with an orientation drive to see the main sights like Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Hakon’s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower, the charming Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the harbour, and the famous Fish Market. Then, explore Bryggen on foot along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colourful wooden houses. Also see the 12thcentury St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 12: Bergen – Oslo

Transfer to the railway station to board the Bergen – Oslo Train. Enjoy a scenic ride across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with views of sparkling lakes, rivers, streams, and snow-capped mountains to Oslo.

Hotel: Thon Opera, 2 nights

Day 13: Oslo

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. This afternoon join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travelling companions.

Day 14: Oslo

Your 14 Day The Scandinavian Tour ends with breakfast this morning.

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Meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach,
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: Frederikshavn - Gothenburg
Rail:Bergen Railway: Bergen – Oslo
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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Spectacular Scandinavia & its Fjords

Revel in outstanding Scandinavian scenery as you cruise the glassy fjords and ride the Flåm Railway on a 15 Day Spectacular Scandinavia & its Fjords Tour. In the cities, soak up the seafaring history and lively cultural scene.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Copenhagen

On arrival at Copenhagen airport, your transfer will leave for your hotel at 09:00, 12:00 or 15:00. Then you will be at leisure to relax and settle in. At 18:00, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers and enjoy drinks and a wonderful Welcome Dinner.

Day 2: Wonderful Copenhagen

A Local Expert will reveal the charm of Denmark’s capital. Meet Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbour and see Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Government. Continue to Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and Copenhagen Cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. View the unusual Rundertaarn, a 17th century round tower and the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax or continue exploring as you wish. Perhaps take an Optional Experience into the picturesque Danish countryside to see the castles of North Zealand? In the evening visit the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.

Day 3: Viking Roskilde

Travel to the ancient city of Roskilde, dating back to the Viking age and today home to a giant rock music event, the Roskilde Festival. Visit Roskilde Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first Gothic cathedral in Scandinavia. On return to Copenhagen, you are at leisure.

Day 4: Scenic farmlands of Sweden

Travel from Denmark to Sweden by crossing the incredible Øresund Bridge. Spanning 8 kilometres over the Flinte channel it’s the longest road and rail bridge in Europe. Pass through the artificial island of Peberholm and continue through the Skåne region, which gave its name to Scandinavia. Enjoy views of the patchwork of fertile farmlands as you journey along the shores of Vättern to the Swedish capital.

Day 5: Stockholm, City of Islands

The charms of Sweden’s capital are best seen with your Local Expert. On Gamla Stan, start with the cathedral, the coronation palace of many Swedish kings and the Old Town, with some of the narrowest streets in the world and stroll through the courtyard of the Royal Palace. Visit the imposing City Hall to see its fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall, with its walls covered in 18 million gilded mosaic tiles, and the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held. There’s free time in the afternoon for you to explore at your own pace. Perhaps visit the fabulous Vasa Galleon, raised from Stockholm’s harbour-bed in 1961 after sinking on its maiden voyage in 1628?

Day 6: Sigtuna, Uppsala and Falun

Travel to Sigtuna on the shores of Lake Mälaren, it was once the Viking capital and now boasts Sweden’s smallest City Hall. Continue to the historic city of Uppsala, seat of Scandinavia’s oldest university and visit the lofty cathedral. Travel through rural Dalecarlia to Falun, an old historic mining town.

Day 7: Lillehammer

View the Great Pit, a vast crater caused by the enormous mine collapse that occurred in 1687. A scenic drive along the shores of Lake Siljan in the Dalarna region brings you to Nusnäs, home of the Dala horse. Meet the entertaining Olsson family who has passed the art of making wooden horses down through the generations and visit their workshop to witness a colourful wooden horse being made. Continue deep into the forested heart of Sweden to reach Sälen, Sweden’s largest alpine destination. It is known as the starting point for the world’s oldest and longest cross-country ski race, Vasaloppet, a 90 kilometre track that has been challenging skiers since 1922. Cross the border to Norway and pass Hamar with its Olympic ice skating rink known as the Viking Ship. Journey along the shores of Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, to arrive at Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Day 8: Geiranger, Jewel of the Fjords

Journey northwest from Lillehammer, travelling through the countryside of ‘Peer Gynt’, immortalised by Ibsen. At Lom, visit the Norwegian stave church dating back to 1158. Continue along winding roads that pass waterfalls, rivers, ice fields, lakes and snow-capped peaks. For the next two nights you will stay in the scenic village of Geiranger, overlooking fjords and soaring mountains.

Day 9: Geiranger at Leisure

Enjoy a relaxed start and a day reserved for your leisure amongst the most breathtaking scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps join an Optional Experience for an incredible scenic drive along the amazing Troll’s Road? The road itself was a masterpiece of engineering when it was built over 70 years ago and the spectacular views will leave you speechless.

Day 10: Fjærland and Fjordland

After a relaxed morning, take a scenic cruise through the Geirangerfjord. Your travels continue to the Bøya Glacier for a photo-stop. Visit the nearby Fjærland Glacier Museum to gain a deeper understanding of your surroundings and their past, present and future. Take a fascinating journey through time from the creation of the earth, to the last ice age and ahead to the year 2100. Then enjoy a scenic drive onto your hotel in Leikanger. Delight in a dinner of fresh and locally sourced produce.

Day 11: The Flåm Railway to Bergen

Cross the serene waters of magnificent Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway. Then embark on a spectacular scenic journey on the Flåm Railway, ascending from sea level to 914 metres. Visit a family-run farm on the Hardangerfjord to hear how eight generations have farmed the land, producing fruit, berries and various jams, jellies, traditional spreads, cake and other delicious treats. Sample their fresh apple juice and homemade cider and enjoy a walk through the orchard. Travel on to your hotel in the historic port of Bergen.

Day 12: The Hanseatic port of Bergen

A Local Expert introduces you to Bergen. The ancient Hanseatic port city still largely looks to the sea for its living, as evidenced by the picturesque and lively Fish Market, set in a charming location in the heart of the city. The market also has stalls selling a colourful variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and souvenirs. After seeing the 13th century Haakon’s Hall, there will be time to explore all that this exciting town has to offer. Perhaps you might like to visit the home of composer Edvard Grieg, before ascend Mount Fløyen by the only funicular in Scandinavia? In the evening, enjoy a Farm-to-Table meal at a local restaurant.

Day 13: Mountains and Fjords to Oslo

Spend your day travelling along scenic and varied landscapes to Oslo. Leaving the seaside town of Bergen, you will start heading inland among soaring mountains to reach the exceptional Hardangerfjord, also known as the Queen of the Fjords. Your journey continues climbing up to elevations of 1200m (3930ft) offering moon like scenery and passing some of Norway’s ski resorts on the Hardanger Plateau. After returning to lower areas you’ll be driving among dense forests before reaching the capital city of Oslo.

Day 14: Cosmopolitan Oslo

With your Local Expert, see the Royal Palace and the spires and ramparts of Akershus Castle, the 14th century fortress guarding the harbour. At Frogner Park, view the intriguing Vigeland sculptures, before enjoying a highlight visit to the Viking Ship Museum to see 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife. In the evening, round off your Scandinavian adventure with a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant. Over a glass of wine, toast to your travels with your newfound friends.

Day 15: Out of Oslo

Departure transfers arrive at Oslo airport at 07:15 and 10:15.

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Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfer & Luxury air-conditioned coach, cruises
Rail:Rail Ticket: Flam Rail
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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Grand Scandinavia

On your 20 Day Grand Scandinavia Tour sail the Baltic Sea, crossing rolling tundra and glassy fjords in your search for the midnight sun, all the while enjoying the local culture, history and striking scenery.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Copenhagen

On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, your transfer shuttle service will leave for your hotel at 09:00, 12:00 and 15:00. Join your Travel Director at 17:30, for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner, followed by a visit to the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.

Day 2: Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

Your Local Expert will reveal the charm of Denmark’s capital. Meet Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbour and visit Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Government. Continue on to see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace and the Renaissance Stock Exchange and visit the Christianborg Palace. With the afternoon at your leisure, why not see the unusual Round Tower, a 17th century tower and the oldest functioning observatory in Europe and Copenhagen Cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary.

Day 3: On to Stockholm, City of Islands

Travel from Denmark to Sweden by crossing the incredible Øresund Bridge. Spanning 16km over the Flinte channel it’s the longest road and rail bridge in Europe. Pass through the artificial island of Peberholm which has become a haven for flora and fauna and continue through the Skåne region, which gave its name to Scandinavia. Enjoy views of the patchwork of fertile farmlands as you journey along the shores of Lake Vättern to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, which is set on 14 beautiful islands. In the evening, perhaps try the local cuisine served in traditional surroundings?

Day 4: Stockholm and Baltic Sea Cruise

Join a Local Expert for your visit to the City Hall’s marvellous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall, and the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held. Continue to Gamla Stan, the medieval heart of the city. View the cathedral and walk through the Old Town to see the Royal Palace. With the afternoon at leisure, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Vasa Galleon, a marvellous impression of life on board a 17th century naval vessel. In the evening, board your Baltic cruise to Finland and voyage through the largest archipelago in the world. Enjoy dinner onboard and enjoy the seemingly endless sea view from the comfort of your A-class, sea-view cabin, while the northern sun hangs over the horizon, showing almost no sign of setting in mid-summer.

Day 5: Fashionable Helsinki

Helsinki is known as a global trendsetter in design, fashion, stunning architecture and luscious parks. Disembark your Baltic cruise to meet your Local Expert. Wander through the aromatic stalls of a traditional food market and sample local produce like liquorice or smoked reindeer. Afterwards, enjoy time to explore on your own. Why not stop for lunch at the colourful market located by the harbour and spend time browsing the vast array of stalls selling local souvenirs, handicrafts as well as fruits, vegetables and world-class pancakes?

Day 6: Lakes and Forests to Kuopio

Finland is a land of beautiful lakes and enchanting forests. Sit back and relax as you take in the spectacular scenery. On arrival in Kuopio, ascend Puijo Tower for a splendid panorama that will reveal why Finland is called the land of a thousand lakes.

Day 7: The Road to Rovaniemi

As you journey towards the Arctic, travel through Lapland, native home to the nomadic Sami people. Visit Oulu, northern Finland’s oldest city. It is also the largest general port in the Bothnian Bay, made up of 3 harbours. Enjoy time to explore the centre of the city that is spread across several islands, connected by pedestrian bridges and cycleways, considered one of the best in Europe. Your travels continue to Rovaniemi, the modern capital of the region.

Day 8: Rovaniemi and Lapland

With your Local Expert, see the Town Hall designed by Alvar Aalto and visit Rovaniemi Church. Next, a delight for the young at heart! Visit the Santa Claus village which celebrates the Christmas spirit year-round. Meet Santa at his post office, where you can arrange to send a special letter from Santa to loved ones back home in time for the following Christmas. Don’t forget to take a beautiful photo to capture the magic of Christmas. With the afternoon at leisure perhaps you may want to visit the open-air museum and Arktikum?

Day 9: Across the Arctic Circle to Ivalo

In the morning enjoy a relaxed start or perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit Ranua Wildlife Park, for the chance to see polar bears, lynxes or even a wolverine. Later, cross the Arctic Circle and receive a certificate to prove you were there! Continue your journey north along the Four Winds’ Road where you may see herds of reindeer roaming freely as you head for one of the oldest churches in Lapland. Travel through Europe’s last great wilderness to see the Urho Kekkonen National Park near the gold centre of Tankavaara.

Day 10: The North Cape

Cross nature reserves into Norway and stop at Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament and a centre of Sami culture. Visit a Sami National Museum before continuing along the beautiful Porsanger Fjord to reach the quaint settlement of Honningsvag. Enjoy the picturesque harbour at your leisure or perhaps set out on a sea bird and arctic cruise adventure? This Optional Experience includes a cruise around the Gjesværstappen, a necklace of islands that’s a protected nesting area for millions of Puffins, Kittiwakes, Gannets, Guillemots, White Tailed Eagles and even a chance of a Grey Seal or Porpoise. Tonight we journey in search of the midnight sun on your included experience of Nordkapp, the northernmost point of mainland Europe, where you will enjoy a glass of bubbles and caviar in one of the most special places on Earth.

Day 11: Through Finnmark to Alta

Enjoy a relaxed start before continuing your escorted journey through Norway’s most Northern County of ‘Finnmark’, covered in unique topography of rolling tundra and isolated dwellings. This afternoon experience the town of Alta at your leisure, made famous for its fishing and mining history. Why not visit the Northern Lights Cathedral or consider taking a wilderness trip on the Alta River itself?

Day 12: A World of Adventure in Alta

With a leisurely morning start, why not explore the town centre or check out the Rock Art of Alta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of prehistoric rock carvings. Later, visit a working husky farm to meet Trine Lyrek, a champion dog sledder. Learn about her Alaskan huskies and the challenges she faces competing in marathon Arctic dog sled races. Meet some of Trine’s Husky puppies, that may grow to be the best racing dogs in the country. If you wish, spend time playing with these adorable pups. Afterwards,delight in a wonderful oven-baked Highlight Dinner of local seasonal specialities,such as salmon or the nutritious local game, reindeer, served with fresh salads and wine.

Day 13: Narvik

Pass Kåfjord where the German battleship Tirpitz was once stationed and hear tales of one of the first large-scale battles of World War II. As you travel south, see the marvellous Lyngen Alps in the distance. They’re 90 kilometers of mountains and glaciers that really are stunning all year round. Continue to Narvik, surrounded by majestic mountains. With the evening free for you to explore on your own, perhaps join an Optional Experience and take in stunning views aboard neighbouring Sweden’s iron-ore railway. Pass surrounding fjords as the Ofot Railway clings to the mountainside – constructed over 100 years ago, it’s an incredible feat of engineering.

Day 14: Across Tysfjord to Mosjøen

Board a ferry to cross Tysfjord, then continue past Rago National Park, its fjords cut deep into the landscape. Bid farewell to the Arctic before reaching Mosjøen, a pleasant town on the Vefsnfjord that has a large concentration of historic, 19th century wooden buildings and Norway’s oldest octagonal church.

Day 15: Laksfoss Falls to Trondheim

Drive through Namdalen then watch for salmon leaping upstream as they travel to their spawning-grounds at the mighty Laksfoss Falls. Continue past the village of Hell to Trondheim, once the seat of the ancient Viking kings and Norway’s third largest city. Trondheim has always reflected the changing fortunes of Norway and is full of interest. See the Market Square dominated by its statue of Olav Tryggvason and the Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine. Tyholttårnet, or Tyholt Tower rises high above the city and the Old Town Bridge is locally known as Lykkens Portal, which means Portal of Happiness.

Day 16: Geiranger, Jewel of the Fjords

Begin one of the most scenic days you will ever experience. Norwegian Fjordland is a dream world of soaring mountains, icy glaciers and rivers which cascade hundreds of metres into the green valleys below. Cross the Dovre Mountains, as you journey through Dovrefjell National Park. Travel via lakes and snow-capped peaks to Lom, home to one of Norway’s most beautiful stave churches. Arrive at the mirror-smooth waters of Geirangerfjord to embark on a spectacular cruise beneath towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Your hotel is in a superb setting overlooking the beautiful Norwegian Fjord landscape.

Enjoy a relaxed start and a whole day free for you to explore the fjords and mountains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps join an Optional Experience and take an incredible scenic drive along the amazing Trollstigen, or Troll’s Road. The road itself was a masterpiece of engineering when it was built over 70 years ago and the spectacular views will leave you speechless.

Day 18: Oslo, the Capital

Journey through the countryside immortalised by Ibsen in ‘Peer Gynt’ and inspiration for Edvard Grieg. Continue to Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics, for an orientation with your Travel Director. Then it’s on to the modern Norwegian capital of Oslo. Round off your travels with a Celebration Dinner. During a delicious meal with wine, raise your glass to toast your adventures with your newfound friends.

Day 19: Cosmopolitan Oslo

Your Local Expert will show you the spires and ramparts of the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour. See the Royal Palace and visit the Viking Ship Museum. Stand beneath the scrolled prows and handcut hulls of 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife and learn about their traditions and culture. Explore Frogner Park, housing the intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax by the harbour or continue exploring as you wish.

Day 20: Out of Oslo

Your departure transfer arrives at Oslo Airport at 07:15 or 10:15.

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Inclusions 
Meals: 19 breakfasts, 11 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach, cruises
Accommodation: 18 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Nordic Adventure

Your very-own Arctic Scandinavian adventure, complete with tales of ancient Viking kings and Lapland stories of Sami culture. Travel through dramatic fjord and glacier landscapes, view the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and meet Santa in Rovaniemi. You’ll see the Scandinavian capitals and witness the land of the Midnight Sun.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Helsinki

The ever-cool capital of Helsinki kick-starts your exploration of the ‘North’. On arrival, transfer to your hotel, then spend the rest of the day discovering the city your way before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Indulge in some of the local flavours at Kauppatori harbour square then stretch your legs along Helsinki’s elegant esplanade. It’s the perfect introduction to your upcoming journey across Scandinavia.

Hotel: Scandic Grand Marina

Day 2: Helsinki Sightseeing – Kuopio

A ‘Local Specialist’ reveals all the highlights of Helsinki and some hidden gems on this morning’s sightseeing tour. See the abstract Sibelius Monument, erected in honour of one of Finland’s beloved composers, the Olympic stadium, the Opera House and Finlandia Hall, with its modern marble façades. From ‘Stadi’ to Finland’s Lakeland, today’s scenic journey takes you through spruce forests and pastoral landscapes to Kuopio, a beloved summer sanctuary for the locals. Soak up the tranquil lakeside setting as you embark on an orientation tour, before continuing to our resort hotel where we dine this evening surrounded by Finnish forests and lakes.

Hotel: Break Sokos Tahkovuori, 2 nights

Day 3: Kuopio Free Day

Don’t resist the urge to explore the area on water on your full free day. You could board one of the many cruises that travel through South Karelia and admire the soul-stirring natural beauty of eastern Finland by boat. Visit the Pikku-Pietari market for a spot of souvenir shopping, then indulge in the kalakukko fish pie, a local favourite. For a bird’s-eye view of the exquisite lake scenery that surrounds the town, head up to Puijo Tower. Your Travel Director will provide suggestions on how best to spend your day.

Day 4: Kuopio – Rovaniemi

Head north through Finland’s lake district to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. There’s time for a quick stop in the university town of Oulu en route, to watch the outdoorsy locals take full advantage of their liveable city. See how the city spans several islands and visit its harbour and market square before continuing to Rovaniemi where an orientation will take you past the Lumberjack Bridge, the Library and Lappia Hall, home to the city’s theatre.

Hotel: Scandic Pohjanhovi

Day 5: Rovaniemi – Saariselkä

Tell Santa how good you’ve been this year when you visit him at his Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle. ‘Dive Into Culture’ and see his office and post office, where every year Christmas magic happens. Enjoy some free time to explore Rovaniemi on your own or consider delving into the fascinating world of Arctic research and a Rovaniemi of the past when you join an Optional Experience to the Arctic Centre and Pioneer Farm. Later, travel north to the popular winter-sports resort of Saariselkä.

Hotel: Santa’s Tunturi

Day 6: Saariselkä – Honningsvåg

It doesn’t get more north in Norway than Honningsvåg, today’s final destination and the gateway to the North Cape. During your free time, consider joining an optional Sea Birds and Arctic Cruise to explore the chilly waters of the Barents Sea and the creatures that find sanctuary in its midst. After dinner at your hotel, head to the North Cape Visitor Centre to see the Midnight Sun from your ethereal vantage point, the ‘Edge of the World’.

Hotel: Scandic Nordkapp

Day 7: Honningsvåg – Alta

Continue through Norway’s Finnmark region to Alta. You could choose to experience an integral part of Norwegian culture first-hand, joining an optional visit to a Husky farm to meet the Alaskan Husky dogs and encounter the beauty of the Arctic. Arriving in Alta, you’ll view the modern Northern Lights Cathedral before an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Thon Alta

Day 8: Alta – Tromsø

Follow the winding route along the fjords of northern Norway to Tromsø, the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’. Discover a multicultural community which thrives in its Arctic Circle surrounds. The backdrop may be snow-capped, but there’s nothing chilly about the warmth of the locals, as you’ll come to discover on your free evening in this ‘capital of the north’.

Hotel: Clarion The Edge

Day 9: Tromsø – Svolvær (Lofoten Islands)

Keep your cameras ready for a day of soul-stirring views. You’ll journey south from Tromsø to Svolvær, the perfect base from which to explore Norway’s exquisite Lofoten Islands. En route, stop for an exclusive ‘Be My Guest’ dinner with Jorunn, Sven-Magne and the resident goats of Den Sorte Gryte Goat Farm, which has been in the family since the 16th century. Sample the local speciality brown cheese and discover the Norwegian philosophy of friluftsliv before arriving in the gateway to the Lofoten Peninsula. The statue of Fiserkona, the fisherman’s wife, stands at the harbour entrance against a backdrop of cod drying racks, giving visitors a taste and smell of the town’s seafaring roots.

Hotel: Thon, 2 nights

Day 10: Svolvær (Lofoten Islands) Free Time

Lace up your boots and prepare for a day of adventure. The Lofoten Islands is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and, with a variety of optional activities on offer to explore the surrounding natural beauty, you’re in for a busy day. You could choose to spend your free time hiking, fishing or cruising, or delve into the area’s Viking connections with a visit to the Lofotr Viking Museum. As the sun refuses to set on another spectacular Scandinavian day, you’ll enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 11: Svolvær (Lofoten Islands) – Mo I Rana

Spend the day relaxing as glorious Norwegian landscapes unfold along your journey south. You’ll see glaciers and fjords as you wind your way towards Mo I Rana, re-crossing the Arctic Circle and passing Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park, Junkerdal National Park and the ‘Blood Road’, built by prisoners during World War II. After a day of scenic driving, you’ll arrive in Mo I Rana in time for dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Scandic Meyergarden

Day 12: Mo I Rana – Trondheim

This morning we journey south to Trondheim, stopping en route in the amusingly named village of Hell, Norway. With Trondheim’s youthful atmosphere and centuries-old Viking heritage, you’ll wish you had more time to visit. This afternoon, you’ll see its 11th-century Nidaros Cathedral, built over the burial site of King Olav II who became the patron saint of the nation. Then, admire the ornamental red portals of the Old Town Bridge and the colourful façades on Kongens gate, one of Trondheim’s main streets.

Hotel: Scandic Lerkendal

Day 13: Trondheim – Geiranger

The ‘Queen of the Fjords’ takes centre stage today and you’ll quickly discover why she is justifiably inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, along with Nærøyfjord. A special treat awaits as you spend the night at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays with Stories’ – Hotel Geiranger, which offers spectacular views and authentic Norwegian hospitality. Join your fellow travellers for dinner at your hotel against the backdrop of your enchanting natural surroundings.

Hotel: Geiranger, 2 nights

Day 14: Geiranger Free Day

Soak up the wonder of this spectacular feat of nature on a full free day to encounter Geirangerfjord on your own terms. Consider an Optional Experience along Trollstigen Road and admire the feat of engineering it took to carve 11 hairpin turns into the steep mountain slope. Alternatively, embark on an optional visit to the Dalsnibba Skywalk for spectacular views of the fjord below with a scenic cruise past its tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped peaks.

Day 15: Geiranger – Lom – Lillehammer – Oslo

High peaks surround you along your journey to Lom, the gateway to Jotunheimen Mountains, where this morning you’ll visit the 12th-century wooden Stave church. Visit Lillehammer, where you’ll learn about the hugely successful 1994 Winter Olympic games, then continue to Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital.

Hotel: Scandic Solli

Day 16: Oslo Sightseeing – Frederikshavn

This morning, join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing tour which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the 19th-century Royal Palace and the impressive modern Opera House which seems to rise up from the harbour’s waters. Visit the wonderland of Norwegian sculptures left behind by Gustav Vigeland in his Sculpture Park. Next, slice across the Skagerrak strait on board your ferry bound for Denmark and the harbour town of Frederikshavn. Its strategic location as a naval base and trading town has left its mark on the city and you’ll have the evening on your own to explore its centuries-old roots after an orientation tour.

Hotel: Jutlandia

Day 17: Frederikshavn – Odense – Copenhagen

Visit Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. Then travel south down the Jutland Peninsula, bound for the island of Zealand and the Danish capital, Copenhagen. The city is as enchanting today as it was when it inspired Hans Christian Andersen to write his celebrated fairy tales, as you’ll discover over the coming days. This evening is yours to explore Copenhagen as you wish. Consider an Optional Experience on an hour-long cruise along the canals followed by a visit to the village of Dragør with its tiny thatched cottages.

Hotel: Island, 2 nights

Day 18: Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time

Join your ‘Local Specialist’ this morning for a sightseeing tour through the city’s historic centre. See Christiansborg Palace, the 17th-century Børsen (Stock Exchange) and the demure Little Mermaid, watching over the promenade from her rock. You’ll have a free afternoon to finish your souvenir shopping. Consider heading to the colourful Nyhavn waterfront to rub shoulders with the cheerful locals. This evening, join your travel companions for a rousing Farewell Dinner to toast an epic journey across Scandinavia.

Day 19: Depart Copenhagen

As your journey draws to a close, bid your new friends a fond farewell and prepare for your return trip home

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 09$6,925.00$8,685.00
April: 16, 23, 30$7,050.00$8,810.00
May: 07, 14, 21$7,050.00$8,810.00
May: 28$7,250.00$9,010.00
June: 04$7,250.00$9,010.00
June: 11$7,150.00$8,910.00
June: 18, 25$6,950.00$8,300.00
July: 02, 09, 16$7,095.00$8,445.00
July: 23, 30$7,150.00$8,910.00
August: 06$7,150.00$8,910.00
August: 13, 20$7,050.00$8,810.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 18 breakfasts, 9 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 17 nights accommodation & 1 night cruising
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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