Top of Scandinavia with Arctic Circle

Top of Scandinavia with Arctic Circle

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Top of Scandinavia with Arctic Circle

10 Days Starting in Helsinki, Finland and ending in Tromsø, Norway

Visiting: Helsinki, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Ivalo, Karasjok, Honningsvåg, North Cape, Alta, Tromsø, Europe

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

ZK-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Cultural, History, Polar

From: $3180 $2723 Operator discount: -$380 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$77 -14%

NB: Prices correct on 18-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

We’re on the top of the world on this 10-day escorted tour of Scandinavia—the Arctic Circle to be exact. Explore the Land of the Midnight Sun as you travel into the exquisite beauty of from Finland to Norway. Along the way, you’ll be warmed by the traditions, tastes, and legends. Begin in Finland’s southern capital of Helsinki poised on the country’s gulf peninsula, where Nordic cuisine is as hearty as the generations of tradition here. Visit Santa at the village of Rovaniemi, just across the Arctic Circle, once you’re sure to be on the “good list,” head through Lapland to the North Cape of Norway to discover the Sámi culture alive today in Karasjok. Call in a husky farm to learn about the life of mushers and sled dogs. Continue to Tromsø where the glow from the Arctic Cathedral adds a shining light to the end of your amazing arctic adventure!

Highlights

  • Explore the Land of the Midnight Sun as you travel into the exquisite beauty of from Finland to Norway.

  • Finland’s southern capital of Helsinki poised on the country’s gulf peninsula, where Nordic cuisine is as hearty as the generations of tradition here

  • Tromsø where the glow from the Arctic Cathedral adds a shining light to the end of your amazing arctic adventure!

Places You'll See

Radisson Blu Aleksanteri

Radisson Blu

Original Sokos Vaakuna

Scandic Honningsvag

Ivalo

Scandic Hotel Alta

Scandic Ishavshotel

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Helsinki,Finland

Location: Helsinki

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Helsinki,Oulu

Location: Helsinki, Oulu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

HELSINKI Guided sightseeing. Flight to Oulu

Day 3: Oulu

Location: Oulu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

HAILOUTO Orientation. Free time.

Day 4: Oulu,Rovaniemi

Location: Oulu, Rovaniemi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

ROVANIEMI Visit Santa Claus Village. Cross the Arctic Circle and [LF] get the Arctic Circle Certificate
127 mi / 205 km

Day 5: Rovaniemi,Ivalo

Location: Rovaniemi, Ivalo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

ROVANIEMI Scenic drive en routo to Ivalo
180mi/ 290km

Day 6: Ivalo,Karasjok,Norway,Honnigsvag

Location: Ivalo, Karasjok, Karasjok, Honningsvåg

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

KARASJOK [LF] Visit a husky farm and enjoy traditional snacks of the Sámi culture.
242mi/ 390km

Day 7: Honnigsvag,Excursion To The North Cape,Alta

Location: Honningsvåg, North Cape, Alta

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

HONNIGSVAG Visit North Cape Hall and visitor center.
168mi/ 270km

Day 8: Alta,Tromsø

Location: Alta, Tromsø

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

ALTA Visit the Rock Carvings Museum
186mi/ 300km

Day 9: Tromsø

Location: Tromsø

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

TROMSØ Orientation walk includes the Arctic Cathedral. Farewell dinner at the hotel

Day 10: Tromsø

Location: Tromsø

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

Accommodation

Helsinki:Radisson Blu Aleksanteri
Oulu:Radisson Blu
Rovaniemi:Original Sokos Vaakuna
Ivalo:Ivalo
Honningsvag:Scandic Honningsvag
Alta:Scandic Hotel Alta
Tromso:Scandic Ishavshotel

Check out our Q&As

  • Will there be an escort accomanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names & details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

Joan Cupp (Google Reviewer)  

My go-to escorted travel Co My...

01-Mar-2024

My go-to escorted travel Co My 4th trip with Globus and the did not disappoint. The sales deals they offer make it affordable for me to travel. All of the guides are well versed in the history of the area you travel in.

David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

Globus is my favorite travel agency. I tried others, but always come back to Globus. It is a 100% stress free one-stop shop. Easy booking with flight, hotel, transportation and travel insurance all in one place. Great customer service at reasonable prices. Lots of information prepared for the trip to handle travel logistics. I planned and booked my trip within 24 hours. Highly recommended to everyon

Alexander Wright  

Great guide, accommodations, and tours.

28-Dec-2022

We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

CTRTeach 11  

Globus exceeded my expectations!

20-Dec-2022

This is my first Globus tour. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and quality. The hotels were top notch, and the cruise on the Nile exceeded my expectations. The cabins were roomy and comfortable, and the food was very good.

Nancy Arias  

The experience was amazing!!

30-Dec-2022

The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was so kind and very knowledgeable. I needed to attend a very important meeting via zoom. She was very understanding and accommodating to my needs and made it happen. I was very grateful! Our driver was by far the best driver I’ve ever encountered! I was beyond impressed with our guide, driver and trip!! I will definitely be back for another adventure!!

Irish Beth Maddock (Google Reviewer)  

Did the Globus Highlands and...

30-Sep-2023

Did the Globus Highlands and Islands Scottish Tour with Ian and Allister. What a trip!! With his sharp wit, immense knowledge and fun humour, Ian absolutely brought Scotland to vivid life with his many tales, informative quips and total, utter passion for history. Was spellbound. Am so VERY thankful I had the opportunity to be on Ian's last bus tour before retiring with Globus. In addition, to being so hard working and helpful, with Allister our driver, I cannot tell you how safe and secure I felt in his capable driving hands. He had some very awkward traffic and interesting roads to navigate with our large bus, (especially on the islands and up north) but he handled it all expertly and without a hitch. So much so, I was able to relax and enjoy the journey. All in all, with our tour, you could tell both these kind men cared very much for those of us who needed the extra help and advice. Made my bucket list trip to Scotland so memorable and wonderful. Thank you Ian and Allister! Globus is truly fortunate to have you both.

Lynda Bailey (Google Reviewer)  

I really enjoyed my Cosmos...

11-Jun-2024

I really enjoyed my Cosmos tour to Italy last September. However I was totally disappointed by two major things which completely changed the atmosphere of the holiday for me. One was the 'last minute' rearrangement of one of our hotels which then put us well outside of Florence on a trading estate for two nights instead of walking distance from the city walls. That completely blocked any plans or ideas of enjoying Florence in the evening. My biggest disappointment was the terrible travel arrangements and associated advice about travelling through Heathrow Cosmos put in place for me and for which they refused to be accountable despite the fact that they had made the ticket booking on my behalf and I had asked them for appropriate check in advice at all key points before I travelled. As a result I was put on standby when I should never have been (even the BA departure staff were shocked at this) and separated from my luggage which travelled on a later flight. I spent over 6 hrs of my first day in Rome in the airport waiting for my luggage and subsequent transfer to my hotel, without any assistance from Cosmos or BA airside staff. When I complained after my holiday, Cosmos would not take any responsibility at all for the fact that I lost the first day of my holiday and approx. 50% of the time I was due to spend in Rome, preferring to blame BA who in turn were uncontactable about my complaint. Very poor customer service indeed.

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

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