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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Focus on Scandinavia

Vibrant cities, distinct cultures, and unspoiled landscapes … welcome on this Focus on Scandinavia affordable tour! You’ll visit the fascinating Nordic cities and most scenic areas as well as some of its smaller and scenic towns. Overnight in Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Oslo, the Telemark area, Bergen, the Fagernes area, Karlstad, and Stockholm.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Copenhagen, Denmark

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Park Inn Airport or Scandic Sluseholmen , 2 nights

Day 2: Copenhagen

Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available.

Day 3: Copenhagen – Odense – Frederikshavn

After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the Great Belt Bridge, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown and, via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula.

Hotel: Jutlandia

Day 4: Frederikshavn – Gothenburg, Sweden – Oslo, Norway

Take a pleasant Ferry ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second-largest city and one of Europe’s major seaports. After an orientation drive, follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo.

Hotel: Scandic Solli or Scandic Sjolyst

Day 5: Oslo – Telemark Area

Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the Viking Ship Museum, National Theatre, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. in the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you’ll spend the night.

Hotel: Straand Hotel at Vradal

Day 6: Telemark Area – Vemork – Bergen

TaTake the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the Vemork Museum, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Ferry across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway’s picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. En route, make a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall.

Hotel: Thon Bristol or Augustin Hotel, 2 nights

Day 7: Bergen

Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 1,000-foot Mount Floyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, delicacies, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city.

Day 8: Bergen – Sognefjord Cruise – Fagernes Area

More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking Cruise on one of Norway’s mightiest fjords. On to the Fagernes area.

Hotel: Scandic Valdres at Fagernes or Radisson Blu at Beitostolen

Day 9: Fagernes Area – Lillehammer – Karlstad, Sweden

First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjosa. Continue towards Sweden through Varmland’s unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vanern.

Hotel: Scandic Karlstad

Day 10: Karlstad – Mariefred – Stockholm

Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Maleren and the Baltic Sea.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Sthlm

Day 11: Stockholm

This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including City Hall.

Day 12: Stockholm

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 11$3,169.00Price on Application
April: 18$3,259.00Price on Application
April: 25$3,319.00Price on Application
May: 02, 09, 16$3,369.00Price on Application
May: 23$3,419.00Price on Application
May: 29$3,339.00Price on Application
May: 30$3,369.00Price on Application
June: 05$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 06$3,369.00Price on Application
June: 08$3,529.00Price on Application
June: 12$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 13$3,489.00Price on Application
June: 15$3,569.00Price on Application
June: 19$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 20$3,489.00Price on Application
June: 22$3,569.00Price on Application
June: 26$3,339.00Price on Application
June: 27. 29$3,489.00Price on Application
July: 03$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 04$3,719.00Price on Application
July: 06$3,489.00Price on Application
July: 10$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 11$3,369.00Price on Application
July: 17$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 18, 20$3,599.00Price on Application
July: 24$3,339.00Price on Application
July: 25, 27$3,369.00Price on Application
July: 31$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 01, 03$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 07$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 08$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 14$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 15$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 17$3,459.00Price on Application
August: 21$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 22$3,369.00Price on Application
August: 24$3,459.00Price on Application
August: 28$3,339.00Price on Application
August: 29$3,369.00Price on Application
September: 04$3,339.00Price on Application
September: 05$3,369.00Price on Application
September: 11$3,339.00Price on Application
September: 12, 19$3,369.00Price on Application
September: 26$3,319.00Price on Application
October: 03$3,259.00Price on Application
October: 10$3,169.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Air-conditioned motorcoach
Ferry: Ferry Crossing: Frederikshavn - Gothenburg / Utne - Kvanndal
Accommodation: 11 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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Norwegian Fjords

Your affordable guided tour of Norway focuses on the country’s natural beauty with its glistening Norwegian Fjords, mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers. Your budget travel tour of Norway starts in Oslo and explores the idyllic Norwegian landscapes and harbor towns – rich in the folklore of pirates, Vikings, and smugglers through the Napoleonic Wars.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Oslo, Norway

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Oslo, bustling capital of this land of fjords, mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: First Millennium

Day 2: Oslo – Arendal – Kristiansand

Today, travel along the scenic “Norwegian Riviera”-the Sorlandet (South Land) and the Skagerrak (a strait between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark)- and visit the idyllic harbour town of Arendal. A port since the 14th century, it is known for its timber exports and its old Town Hall, the tallest wooden structure in the country. Overnight in Kristiansand, founded in 1641 and today an important industrial centre. Here, you will enjoy time at the lively Fiskebrygga (fish market), the perfect place to watch the entertaining fishmongers or relax at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes.

Hotel: Scandic Sorlandet

Day 3: Kristiansand – Stavanger

More ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery awaits this morning as you head into the Lista region, popular holiday area for the Norwegians and hot spot for surfers. Stop to visit some of the pristine coastal villages of whitewashed timber and lighthouses such as Flekkejord and Farsund. Overnight in Stavanger, where you can stroll through the Old Town to see a 12th-century cathedral and captivating collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings.

Hotel: Scandic Forum

Day 4: Stavanger – Hardangerfjord Ferry Crossing – Bergen

Travel via Haugesund to board the ferry that takes you across Hardangerfjord. Have your camera ready to capture the incredible scenic vistas before arriving in pretty Bergen, the “Green Meadow Among the Mountains”.

Hotel: Thon Bristol or Augustin, 2 nights

Day 5: Bergen

Today is yours to explore Bergen at your own pace. You can spend time at Bryggen with its collection of colourful 14th-century Hanseatic buildings lining the harbour protected as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, delicacies, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city.

Day 6: Bergen – Flåm Train – Sognefjord Area

A special treat today! Ride on the Bergen railway from Voss to Myrdal and then on the renowned Flam Train from Myrdal to Flam. See some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery-graceful waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, cruise across Norway’s legendary Sognefjord.

Hotel: Lillestrøm at Laerdal

Day 7: Sognefjord Area – Loen

Reach the Nordfjorden region today and take a break in enchanting Loen, gateway to some of Norway’s glaciers and home to some of the country’s oldest farms.

Hotel: Loenfjord, 2 nights

Day 8: Loen

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Loen and take advantage of some of the many available outdoor activities. Alternatively, sign up for an optional excursion including an unforgettable cruise on the Geiranger Fjord.

Day 9: Loen – Lom – Lillehammer

Stop in Lom to see its iconic wooden stave church, which dates back to the 12th century. Continue to Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics and home today to a lively art scene.

Hotel: Scandic Victoria

Day 10: Lillehammer – Hamar – Oslo

The dynamic city of Hamar is located on the eastern shore of Mjosa, the largest lake in Norway and one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Visit the fascinating Open-Air Ethnological Museum, an active archaeological site that includes ruins of a 950-year-old cathedral enclosed in a protective glass and steel structure. Later, return to Oslo for a guided tour. See the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, National Theatre, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and visit the Viking Ship Museum, and Frogner Park with more than 200 bronze and granite sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland.

Hotel: First Millennium

Day 11: Depart Oslo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 09$3,169.00$4,004.00
May: 16$3,259.00$4,094.00
May: 30$3,359.00$4,194.00
June: 06, 13, 20, 27$3,359.00$4,194.00
July: 04, 11, 18, 25$3,359.00$4,194.00
August: 01, 08, 15, 22$3,359.00$4,194.00
August: 29$3,169.00$4,004.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport: First-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
Ferry: Hardangerfjord Ferry Crossing: Haugesund - Bergen
Rail: Bergen Railway: Voss - Mydral
Flam train: Myrdal - Flam
Accommodation: 10 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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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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Country Roads of Scandinavia

Marvel at the roads less travelled with Scandinavia’s breathtaking mountains, rivers and fjords on this 12 Day Country Roads of Scandinavia Tour. Follow the tales and trails of the Vikings, while enjoying the modern culture and liveliness of the cities.

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

Day 1: Welcome to Oslo

On arrival at Oslo airport, your transfer will leave for the hotel at 09:30, 12:00 or 14:30. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 17:30, to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine.

In the morning, sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you the spires and ramparts of medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, as well as the Royal Palace and an included visit to 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. Wander through Frogner Park, housing the intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The afternoon is at your leisure, perhaps join an Optional Experience to the most modern ski jump in the world? Maybe explore City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held, or walk upon the famous architecture of Oslo Opera House?

Day 3: Oslo city to coastal Bergen

Journey across the Hardanger Plateau, Europe’s greatest mountain plateau and the largest national park in the Nordic countries, before arriving at your hotel in the historic port of Bergen. Join your Travel Director in a city orientation and hear about the seafaring traditions of this beautiful harbour side town. In the evening, savour a delicious dinner at Zupperia Matbørsen, a local restaurant offering traditional Norwegian and European flavours with an Asian fusion.

Day 4: Ancient 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 spend a leisurely afternoon on the traditional-style train of the Flåm Railway?

Day 5: A Coastline like no Other

Enjoy the morning at leisure to ascend Mount Fløyen by the only funicular in Scandinavia or alternatively visit the home of composer Edward Grieg, located alongside the beautiful lake Nordås. Afterwards, travel along this incredible coastline and sail across fjords passing an abundance of islands. Arrive in Stavanger, one of Norway’s oldest cities founded almost 900 years ago. The city has continued to evolve with changing times and now the headquarters of the Norwegian oil industry, Stavanger is a fusion of old world charm and cosmopolitan flair.

Day 6: The Wonders of Lysefjord

Cruise Lysefjord, one of Norway’s most breathtaking fjords. See Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock, known as one of the most iconic destinations in the world! You will also view Vagabond’s Cave, old mountain farms, idyllic islands and majestic scenery. Enjoy the fjord landscape through panoramic windows or from the sundeck. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax or continue exploring Stavanger.

Day 7: Onwards to Kristiansand

Relax and enjoy the scenic drive as you round the southern cape of Norway. Upon arrival in Kristiansand, your orientation walk of the city centre will show you the Dom Kirke and the Nupen Fountain.

Say farewell to Norway as you sail across the Skagerrak to Hirtshals, Denmark. Your journey continues to Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city and one of Europe’s cultural treasures with world-class museums and modern art. Visit Den Gamle By with your Local Expert to learn about this city’s Viking Heritage as you explore this open-air museum of urban history and culture in Denmark. Join your fellow travellers for a Farm-to-Table Dinner of delicious Danish dishes made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Day 9: Historic Aarhus

A vibrant mix of youthful energy and a blast from the past makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat of the pulse. Join your Local Expert for an exploration of the city centre. See the City Hall, the modern art museum ARoS Aarhus ART Museum topped with an immense, interactive artwork and Dokk1, the largest public library in Scandinavia. Walk through the area surrounding the cathedral and visit the new township for splendid views of Aarhus Bay. The afternoon is free for you to explore at your own pace.

Day 10: Odense and the Fairytales of Fyn

Cross the Jutland Peninsula to the town of Odense, on the island of Fyn. In the restored old district, visit the Hans Christian Andersen House, a museum dedicated to his life and works. Learn all about the famous fairytale writer as you follow his career, travels and love life.

Day 11: 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 see Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Government. Continue on to see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and Copenhagen Cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. View the unusual Round Tower, a 17th century round tower and the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. The afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps explore the Tivoli Gardens for an evening of lights, flowers and sensory delights. This evening, toast to the end of your Scandinavian adventure as you enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner with your newfound friends.

Day 12: Depart Copenhagen

Departure transfers arrive at Copenhagen airport at 06:30, 09:00 and 12:00.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 13$5,525.00Price on Application
May: 27$5,575.00Price on Application
June: 10$5,575.00Price on Application
June: 24$5,495.00Price on Application
July: 08, 15, 22$5,495.00Price on Application
August: 05, 12$5,495.00Price on Application
August: 19$5,525.00Price on Application
September: 02, 09$5,525.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* 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

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* 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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May: 11, 18$6,079.00Price on Application
May: 25$6,339.00Price on Application
May: 30$6,409.00Price on Application
June: 01$6,329.00Price on Application
June: 06$6,199.00Price on Application
June: 08, 13$6,179.00Price on Application
June: 15, 20, 22$6,049.00Price on Application
June: 27, 29$6,109.00Price on Application
July: 04, 06$6,199.00Price on Application
July: 11, 13, 18, 20, 25$6,009.00Price on Application
July: 27$5,939.00Price on Application
August: 01$5,979.00Price on Application
August: 03$5,939.00Price on Application
August: 08, 10$6,079.00Price on Application
August: 15$6,169.00Price on Application
August: 17, 22, 24, 29$6,179.00Price on Application
August: 31$6,219.00Price on Application
September: 05$6,119.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
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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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Land of the Midnight Sun & Lofoten Islands

If you’ve dreamt of experiencing Scandinavia’s Land of the Midnight Sun, our guided vacation in Norway can make your dreams come true. Your adventure begins in Oslo, home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Go sightseeing with an expert Local Guide to see the National Theater (home of Henrik Ibsen’s plays), Parliament and the Royal Palace, as well as the magnificent display of Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures in Frogner Park. Your exciting journey to the Lofoten Islands takes to the air with a flight across the Arctic Circle to Alta. After dinner in Honningsvåg, embark on your excursion to the North Cape’s sheer 1,000-foot cliff above the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll also take ferry crossings on the Lyngenfjord and Ullsfjord in view of the Lyngen Alps.

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: Clarion Hotel The Hub, 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 – Alta – Honningsvag – Excursion to the North Cape

Board the plane and fly across the Arctic Circle. Land in Alta, and proceed to Honningsvag. After dinner, enjoy an exciting excursion to the North Cape located at 71°10′21″N , a sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. See the iconic globe, and visit the North Cape Hall with its visitor centre, before returning to your hotel.

Hotel: Scandic Honningsvag

Day 4: Honningsvag – Alta

Morning at leisure. In the afternoon return to Alta, considered the northernmost city in the world and catch glimpses of the new Northern Lights Cathedral.

Hotel: Scandic Alta

Day 5: Alta – Tromsø

Visit the Alta Museum with its spectacular rock carvings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discovered in 1973, they are evidence of a settlement going back to before 4,000 BC. Drive south and enjoy Ferry Crossings on the Lyngenfjord and the Ullsfjord with views of the Lyngen Alps. Arrive in lively and colourful Tromso, the largest town in Northern Norway, surrounded by high mountains and beautiful fjords.

Hotel: Scandic Ishavshotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Tromsø

During an orientation walk with your Tour Director, explore the old wooden buildings in the historic centre. Then, visit the impressive Arctic Cathedral, the city’s landmark, with its peaked roof and stained-glass windows. Choose from our optional excursions: ride the Fjellheisen cable car and maybe visit Sommaroy island, pearl of nature.

Day 7: Tromsø – Harstad

Continue further south via the coastal island of Hinnoya, and arrive in Harstad, city of culture. Here, visit Trondenes Historical centre, a museum focusing on the history of the area from the early Viking settlements to the Nazi occupation during World War II. Also see Trondenes Church nearby, dating back to late medieval times.

Hotel: Thon Hotel Harstad

Day 8: Harstad – Svolvær – Excursion to Kabelvag & Henningsvær

Head for Svolvaer, and start your Lofoten adventure! The Lofoten archipelago is known for its magnificent natural scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, tiny fishing villages, white beaches, and crystal-clear water. Stop for pictures and fantastic views of Sildpollnes with its chapel. Arrive in bustling Svolvaer, Lofoten’s capital. For hundreds of years, artists have been inspired by the light and the scenery. In the afternoon, travel to Kabelvag and see Lofoten Cathedral dating back to 1898 and the village used by fishermen during the famous Lofoten Fishery season. The town has preserved much of its old architecture and from its square you can see the statue of King Oystein on the hill. Visit the Lofoten Museum, an authentic 19th-century setting, with the former village owner’s residence, rorbu cabins, general store, boathouse, and garden. Continue to the famous fishing village of Henningsvaer with its codfish drying racks, lovely harbour, and art galleries.

Hotel: Thon Hotel Lofoten, 2 nights

Day 9: At Leisure in Svolvaer

To make the most of your stay, experience the Viking Age on an exciting optional excursion to the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg which houses an impressive reconstruction of the Chieftain’s house.

Day 10: Svolvaer – Ramberg – Reine – Moskenes – Bodø

Another scenic day! Take pictures of beautiful Ramberg beach, before heading down to the well-known, picturesque fishing village of Reine, situated on several small islands. In Moskenes, board the Ferry and cross the Vestfjord to Bodo on mainland Norway.

Hotel: Scandic Havet

Day 11: Bodø – Oslo

After a visit to Bodo’s interesting Norwegian Aviation Museum, board the flight to return to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate your Arctic journey with a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Clarion Hotel The Hub

Day 12: Oslo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & Prices Twin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 23$5,429.00Price on Application
May: 30$5,589.00Price on Application
June: 06$5,519.00Price on Application
June: 13, 20$5,589.00Price on Application
June: 27$5,519.00Price on Application
July: 04, 11, 18, 25$5,519.00Price on Application
August: 01$5,519.00Price on Application
August: 08, 15$5,429.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach,
Flights:Air Ticket: Oslo - Alta / Bodo - Oslo
Ferry:Ferry Crossings: Lyngenfjord & Ullsfjord
Accommodation: 11 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 Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour

Breathtaking scenery, the Arctic Circle, train rides, cruises, vibrant cities, and so much more await you on this marvelous Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour. Scenic highlights include a fantastic, overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Norway in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities and dinner included; a train ride between Oslo and Bergen, considered to be one of the world’s most scenic train rides; a ferry ride from Sweden to Denmark; and a spectacular ride on the Flåm train with some of Norway’s most magnificent scenery, including Kjosfossen Waterfall, with its water cascading down the mountainside—a special experience offered by Globus.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Stockholm, Sweden

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

Hotel: Scandic Continental, 2 nights

Day 2: Stockholm

During your sightseeing with a Local Guide see the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, walk through the Old Town, and marvel at the festive blue and gold chambers in the City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held.

Day 3: Stockholm – Copenhagen, Denmark

Drive south via Lake Malar and Lake Vattern to Helsingborg. Cross by Ferry to Denmark with views of Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle at Elsinore. Arrive in Copenhagen, proud capital of Denmark.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Scandinavia

Day 4: Copenhagen – Overnight cruise to Oslo, Norway

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to splendid Rosenborg Castle, where some of the crown jewels of Denmark are held. Here, admire the incredible Throne Chair, made from narwhal tusks-the only one of its kind in the world! Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and the Little Mermaid statue. In the late afternoon, board your ship for the overnight Kattegat & Oslofjord Cruise to Norway. Dinner will be served on board.

Hotel: Overnight cruise

Day 5: Oslo – Bergen

After disembarkation, transfer to the Oslo train station and board the famous Oslo-Bergen Train. Enjoy a scenic ride across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with views of sparkling lakes, rivers, streams, and snow-capped mountains to picturesque Bergen.

Hotel: Scandic Ørnen, 2 nights

Day 6: 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. Explore Bryggen on foot along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colourful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure, why not join one of our optional excursions to make the most of your stay?

Day 7: Bergen – Voss – Flåm – Nærøyfjord & Sognefjord – Stalheim

A wonderful day of spectacular scenery: ride the Flam Train and see the magnificent Kjosfossen waterfall on the way to the village of Flam. Here, another highlight awaits: a relaxing CRUISE on beautiful Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the Naeroydalen Valley.

Hotel: Stalheim

Day 8: Stalheim – Borgund – Oslo

This morning travel to Borgund and visit the wooden Stave Church. Dating back to 1180, it is considered the best-preserved and most authentic of Norway’s stave churches. Next is Oslo, capital of Norway and the country’s hub of trade and industry.

Hotel: Clarion Hotel the Hub, 2 nights

Day 9: Oslo

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 10: Oslo – Tromsø

Board the plane to Tromso and arrive in the world’s most northern university city, starting point of many great polar explorers. Here, winters can be hard and summers usually surprisingly warm because of the warm gulf currents and the “Midnight Sun.” During your orientation, visit the Arctic Cathedral.

Hotel: Scandic Ishavshotel

Day 11: Tromsø – Alta

Continue your journey northward. Enjoy Ferry Crossings on Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, with breathtaking views of the Lyngen Alps and their glaciers. Arrive in Alta, and visit the spectacular Rock Carvings, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Hotel: Scandic Alta

Day 12: Alta – Excursion to the North Cape – Honningsvåg

Drive to Honningsvag on the island of Mageroya, and continue to the northernmost point of the North Cape, a sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean, where the North Cape Hall with its visitor centre is located.

Hotel: Scandic Honningsvåg

Day 13: Honningsvåg – Karasjok – Ivalo, Finland

Admire crystal-clear streams, sparkling lakes, tundra, and forests as you head south and penetrate deep into beautiful Lapland, as it is called by the natives. Stop in Karasjok, seat of the Sami Parliament, where a highlight visit is included to Sven Engholm’s Husky Farm. Sven has led expeditions to Spitsbergen, Siberia, and Greenland, and won the longest sled dog race in Europe 11 times. Enjoy traditional snacks here, then continue to the Sami village of Ivalo for your overnight stay.

Hotel: Ivalo

Day 14: Ivalo – Arctic Circle – Rovaniemi

Cross the Arctic Circle (66°31’N), and stop at Santa Claus Village, with a chance to see Father Christmas himself. Receive your Arctic Circle Certificate and continue to nearby Rovaniemi, capital of Lapland, situated at the confluence of the river Kemijoki and its tributary, the Ounasjoki. On an orientation drive, see the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall, the City Library, and the Lappia House.

Hotel: Original Sokos Vaakuna

Day 15: Rovaniemi – Helsinki

Spend some time in Rovaniemi before flying to the capital of Finland, Helsinki. This evening, dinner will be served at one of Helsinki’s fine restaurants.

Hotel: Gio Hotel Kluuvi, 3 nights

Day 16: Helsinki

Guided sightseeing introduces you to the City Hall and the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great Lutheran Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium, the Sibelius Monument, and Helsinki’s local arts and crafts Open-Air Market.

Day 17: Helsinki

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, known as one of the “Pearls of the Baltic Countries.” Tonight, dinner awaits at the hotel to celebrate the success of your journey.

Day 18: Helsinki

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & Prices Twin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 24$7,779.00Price on Application
May: 01, 08, 15$7,849.00Price on Application
May: 22$7,889.00Price on Application
May: 29$7,969.00Price on Application
June: 05, 12$8,019.00Price on Application
June: 19, 26$7,919.00Price on Application
July: 03$7,999.00Price on Application
July: 10, 17$7,909.00Price on Application
July: 24, 31$7,879.00Price on Application
August: 07, 14$7,919.00Price on Application
August: 21$7,849.00Price on Application
August: 28$7,779.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 17 breakfasts, 9 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned Motorcoach
Flights:Air Ticket: Oslo - Tromsø / ovaniemi - Helsinki
Rail:Train Ticket: Oslo - Bergen
Flåm Train: Voss - Flam
Ferry:Ferry Crossings: Helsingborg – Elsinore, Ullsfjord, Lyngenfjord
Accommodation: 16 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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