Nordic Adventure

Your very-own Arctic Scandinavian adventure at the top of the world, complete with tales of ancient Viking kings and Lapland stories of Sami culture. Travel through dramatic fjord and glacier landscapes, view the world’s northern-most university and meet Santa in Rovaniemi. You’ll see the Scandinavian capitals and visit the North Cape Visitor Centre where you can witness the land of the midnight sun.

Prices are per person and subject to change according to departure date.

20 days – 3 countries

Includes

19 NIGHTS accommodation

28 MEALS

  • 19 full Scandinavian breakfasts

  • 9 dinners (including Be My Guest)

ON-TRIP TRANSPORT

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Day 1 - Arrive Oslo
Welcome to Oslo. Relax and unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Norway’s lively capital city. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers later this evening for a Welcome Reception.
Day 2 - Oslo Sightseeing
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour this morning which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES Vikings And Explorers You’ll visit the three original Viking longships and their treasures with your Local Specialist, including the Oseberg ship – last used as a burial ship for a woman of high rank. Then explore the stunning Fram Museum to discover the story of the ship and the race to the South Pole, illustrated with films, images and new exhibits. (COST)
Day 3 - Oslo - Hamar - Lillehammer
This morning leave Oslo and see the unusual Olympic ice rink beside the largest lake in Norway at Hamar. In Lillehammer hear all about the Winter Olympics which took place in the city in 1994 – which were noteworthy for their environmental conservation. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES Treasures Of Lillehammer Explore Lillehammer on a guided visit to the charming folklore museum of Maihaugen, on the hills above the Olympic Town. You’ll also visit the Olympic Arena, and enjoy an exciting ride in the chairlift (weather permitting) to the top of the ski-slope, for wonderful panoramic views over the town and Gudbrandsdalen. (COST) Lillehammer Brewery Experience Be transported back in time to the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer. We’ll meet a local storyteller at the historic Lillehammer Brewery, where you’ll tour the brewery and sample their speciality craft beer. Then, we’ll enjoy a casual dinner made from locally-sourced produce.
Day 4 - Lillehammer - Lom - Geiranger
Travel to the mountain village of Lom and visit one of the most beautiful stave churches in the country. Stave churches are constructed out of wood and many in Norway date from the 12th and 13th centuries. This afternoon arrive at spectacular Geiranger Fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage site. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (COST) Dalsnibbia And The Majestic Geiranger You’ll enjoy views of the fjord from the famous hairpin bends along the Dalsnibba Pass, before we sail down Norway’s most famous fjord. UNESCO listed, the Geiranger is home to tiny farms, the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters waterfalls, which you’ll discover as we explore.
Day 5 - Geiranger - Trondheim
Travel through spectacular scenery enroute to Norway’s third largest city Trondheim. Once the seat of ancient Viking kings, Trondheim has many interesting sights to see associated with its illustrious history including the Market Square, Nidaros Cathedral and the Tyholt Tower.
Day 6 - Trondheim - Mosjoen
Today head north to a town located just 80 km south of the Arctic Circle. Travel past mountains, glaciers and small towns with wooden buildings and stop to view the impressive Laksfoss Falls. Upon arrival, dinner will be served at your hotel.
Day 7 - Mosjoen - Narvik
Cross over and into the Arctic Circle today and head north to Narvik – a northern community located in some of the most stunning scenery. Hear tales about how this part of Norway had a part to play in the Second World War.
Day 8 Narvik - Tromso
Travel today to Tromso which is a major cultural hub within the Arctic Circle and known as ‘Capital of the Arctic’. The area is famed for being one of the best places to view the spectacular Northern Lights which sometimes light up the night sky in the winter months. The town is characterised by century old wooden houses.
Day 9 - Tromso Sightseeing
Enjoy a free day to relax in Tromso home to the Arctic Cathedral and university. Explore the town – alternatively, your Travel Director will suggest some Optional Experiences for you to consider. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (COST) Cable Car and Botanical Gardens The Fjelheisen cable care will give you spectacular views of the Arctic city overlooking mountains and fjords. We’ll also enjoy a visit to the landmark Arctic Cathedral, a masterpiece of glass mosaic and daring architecture. Nordic Husky Visit Welcome to a special encounter with the Alaskan Husky. Come with us as we take the eager puppies out for a training session with your guide. This is a special chance to interact with the animals, learn about dog training and form relationships with the puppies in the spectacular Norwegian landscape. Also enjoy homemade chocolate cake with tea and coffee in the camp served around the fire – or outside depending on weather.
Day 10 - Tromso - Alta
Today your journey takes you through spectacular countryside with ferry crossings that will give you outstanding views of glaciers, water and mountains. Arrive in Alta and hear about how the town was seriously destroyed by fire near the end of the Second World War. View the Cathedral of the Northern Lights. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (COST) Wilderness River Adventure Enjoy warm drinks and Norwegian waffles by the campfire at Sorrisniva, the site of the world-famous Igloo Hotel. Then, an exciting ride up the Alta River in a traditional river boat for scenery and thrills! A true north outdoor experience!
Day 11 - Alta - Honningsvag
DAY 11 ALTA – HONNINGSVÅG This morning drive to Honningsvag the northernmost point of the North Cape. After free time, check into your hotel for dinner. Later enjoy champagne and caviar as you witness the breath-taking views of the land of the midnight sun at the North Cape Visitor Centre. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (COST) Ultimate Arctic Adventure: Sea Birds and Arctic Cruise Embark upon a journey across an almost ‘lunar’ landscape to reach the most northerly fishing village in the world. From here we’ll set sail upon a 90-minute Arctic Adventure around the Gjesværstappen, a necklace of islands that’s a protected nesting area for millions of Puffins, Kittiwakes, Gannets, Guillemots and White Tailed Eagles! Other potential fauna sightings include Grey Seal and Porpoise. Transportation, survival suits, coffee and tea are provided.
Day 12 - Honningsvag - Saariselka
DAY 12 HONNINGSVÅG – SAARISELKÄ Travel through the epic scenery of Finnish Lapland to the popular resort of Saariselka. In summer, the midnight sun shines for two whole months in Saariselka and the Sami culture is still very much in evidence in everyday life.
Day 13 - Saariselka - Rovaniemi
This morning travel south to Rovaniemi. This town is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, and the city’s most famous resident can be visited every day of the year at the Santa Claus Village right on the Arctic Circle, an attraction that draws more than 300,000 annual visitors from all around the world.
Day 14 - Rovaniemi Sightseeing
Today an orientation features the Town Hall, the Library and the Lappia House. Enjoy a special Be My Guest experience this evening at a family run reindeer farm including a traditional dinner. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (COST) Ranua Wildlife Park A visit to the Arctic wildlife park where more than 50 species of Nordic animals live in their natural habitat. Our local guide introduces us to the unique wildlife of Northern Scandinavia. The Arctic Centre & Pioneer Farm Visit a pioneer farm, now converted into a museum for a fascinating glimpse into rural life and traditions from the 19th Century. Continue to the tubular glass frame of the Arktikum, a one-stop cultural centre for all things Arctic. This is the world’s first museum dedicated to the demanding conditions and challenge of coping with life in the dark, cold and barren Arctic.
Day 15 - Rovaniemi - Jyvaskyla
DAY 15 ROVANIEMI – JYVÄSKYLÄ Jyvaskyla; is located in a region known as the Finnish Lakeland as it is surrounded by 328 lakes. The city has a nickname – “Athens of Finland”. This nickname refers to the major role of Jyvaskyla as an educational centre as it was the first place in the world to provide education in Finnish. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
Day 16 - Jyvaskyla - Helsinki
DAY 16 JYVÄSKYLÄ – HELSINKI Travel south to the vibrant seaside capital city of Helsinki where you meet your Local Specialist. See the city’s sights including the Sibelius Monument, Olympic Stadium, Opera House Finlandia Hall and Senate and Market Squares. This evening is free to enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant of your choice. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (COST) Traditional Helsinki Dinner Helsinki’s restaurants are featured in every Good Food Guide to the Baltic. Tonight you’ll have seats reserved at a friendly local restaurant, to enjoy delicious cuisine and the specialities of the house in an authentic setting.
Day 17 - Helsinki - At Sea
DAY 17 HELSINKI – AT SEA Enjoy a leisurely morning and afternoon in the city before embarking your overnight Baltic Sea mini cruise. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (COST) Hvittrask’s Architectural Wonders Join us on a drive through Finland’s countryside towards Hvittrask. Home to Finland’s most famous architects, you’ll see the unique architecture combining natural stone and timber, one of the most accomplished examples of Finnish design which harmonises with the environment. You’ll also enjoy coffee and cakes along the way.
Day 18 - At Sea - Stockholm
Upon arrival into Stockholm this morning meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the bustling Swedish capital. Explore the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held and view the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and Royal Palace. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (COST) Panoramic Tower And Dinner You’ll enjoy the very best views over the city and its archipelago on our trip to the viewing platform of the Kaknas Tower, Sweden’s highest building, before savouring delicious cuisine in a popular local restaurant, with a drink included.
Day 19 - Stockholm
DAY 19 STOCKHOLM Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city further or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Vasa Museum showcasing the 17th century warship reclaimed from the seabed after 300 years. Later join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES (COST) Stockholm Discovery Cruise Enjoy the beauty of Lake Malaren with your Local Specialist, as we sail in an antique steamboat through the archipelago, past country cottages and elegant homes. You’ll also visit the royal warship ‘Vasa’, an ornate 17th-century galleon which sank just minutes after sailing, now reclaimed from the Baltic. Swedish Ice Bar And Old Town Savour a drink in a glass made of ice in the minus temperatures of the Ice-Bar, made completely from the frozen waters of Sweden’s River Torne. You’ll also discover beauty and history combined on a walk in the fairy-tale Gamla Stan; little changed since the 16th and 17th centuries.
Day 20 - Depart Stockholm
Say goodbye to Sweden, your Travel Director and travelling companions as your unforgettable trip comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

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