Nordic Adventure

Nordic Adventure

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Nordic Adventure

20 Days Starting in Copenhagen and ending in Oslo

Visiting: Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Overnight RV Park, Jyväskylä, Rovaniemi, Saariselkä, Honningsvåg, Alta, Tromsø, Svolvær, Mo i Rana, Trondheim, Geiranger, Fossbergom, Lillehammer, Oslo

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Trafalgar

Tour code:

SCNOZN19

Guide Type:

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Tour Overview

Don’t miss a thing on this exhilarating Scandinavian trip. Your travels will feature fjords, glaciers and staggering scenery. Meet Santa Claus in Lapland, experience the friluftsliv of your Norwegian hosts and venture across the Arctic Circle to the land of the Midnight Sun.

Highlights

  • : Explore Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Olso with a Local Specialist

  • : Discover Rovaniemi and Trondheim

  • : Visit City Hall in Stockholm, Santa Claus Village, Saariselkä, Honningsvåg, North Cape Visitor Centre, Alta, Tromsø, Svolvær, Geirangerfjord, the Stave church in Lom, Lillehammer and Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo

  • : View the Lumberjack Bridge, the Library and Lappia Hall in Rovaniemi and the Cathedral of the Northern Lights in Alta

  • Jyvaskyla: Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner in Jyvaskyla and learn all about the 'Athens of Finland'.

  • : See the Christianborg Palace, the Little Mermaid and the Borsen in Copenhagen, Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium, the Opera House and Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the 'Blood Road', Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park, Junkerdal National Park, Nidaros Cathedral, the Old Town Bridge and Kongens gate in Trondheim, Akershus, the Opera House and the Royal Palace in Oslo

  • Rovaniemi: Admire the breath-taking Arctic landscapes from the cosy confines of the traditional Rovaniemi Hotel, hugging the banks of the Kemijoki river in the heart of Pohjanhovi.

  • Geiranger: Stay right at the edge of Geirangerfjord at the Havila Geiranger hotel, the spectacular jewel in the crown of the Norwegian fjords and one of the most beautifully located hotels in the world.

  • Rovaniemi: Visit Rovaniemi, the hometown of Santa Claus, and meet its famous resident.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen
Accommodation: Marriott
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Straight out of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, the capital of Denmark is storybook picture perfect and brimming with character. 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. Embrace the hygge ways of the fun-loving locals when you hit the colourful streets of Copenhagen, soak up the atmosphere in Tivoli Gardens or relax with a drink in Nyhavn. It's the perfect introduction to your upcoming journey across Scandinavia.

Day 2: Explore Historic Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen
Accommodation: Marriott
Meals Included: Breakfast

A Local Specialist reveals all the highlights of Copenhagen and some hidden gems on this morning's sightseeing tour. See the home of the Danish royal family, Amalienborg Palace, the Little Mermaid sitting demurely on a rock overlooking the dark blue harbour water and the 17th-century Stock Exchange. After learning all there is to know about Copenhagen, you’ll have an afternoon to explore the city your way. You could choose instead to join our Optional Experience visit to the idyllic fishing village of Dragør with its maze of alleyways and tiny yellow-walled thatched cottages in the old Danish style.

Day 3: Journey To Stockholm
Location: Copenhagen, Stockholm
Accommodation: Elite Palace
Meals Included: Breakfast

The rest of Scandinavia beckons and Sweden’s capital is less than a day away. You’ll leave Copenhagen this morning, travelling north to Helsingør. Here you’ll board the ferry to Sweden and begin your journey across lush green spruce-clad landscapes to Stockholm. Keep your camera at hand as the enchanting scenery unfolds around you. Arriving in Stockholm later, you’ll have the evening free for the perfect introduction to ‘Beauty on the Water’ as the city is lovingly referred to by its locals.

Day 4: Embark On An Overnight Cruise
Location: Stockholm, Helsinki
Meals Included: Breakfast

Stockholm's imposing City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held, is the highlight of this morning's sightseeing with a Local Specialist. This afternoon, you'll have some time to explore the elegant city on your own, perhaps seeking out some of the city's great museums, or drinking in the views of the city's 14 islands. Later, we leave Stockholm and board our overnight ferry to Helsinki, Finland's effervescent 'Capital of Cool'.

Day 5: Arrive In Helsinki And On To Jyväskylä Connect With Locals
Location: Overnight RV Park, Helsinki, Jyväskylä
Accommodation: Verso
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Arriving in Helsinki, you’ll disembark your ferry after breakfast, just in time to join your Local Specialist for a morning sightseeing tour. See the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market Square before some free time for lunch, perhaps sampling some of the local Baltic Herring. The heart of Finnish Lakeland is our next stop and we leave Helsinki behind, driving north through stunning Nordic landscapes. Tonight’s Be My Guest experience in Jyväskylä is one to remember as you Connect With Locals over a traditional dinner and learn about the rural way of life in the old farms of Finland.

Day 6: Onwards To The Arctic Circle Stays With Stories
Location: Jyväskylä, Rovaniemi
Accommodation: Scandic Pohjanhovi
Meals Included: Breakfast

Leaving Jyväskylä after breakfast, we head to Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we journey north towards the Arctic Circle. You’ll want to stretch your legs this evening and you’ll have the time to do it as you explore Rovaniemi your way and sample your first taste of Sámi cuisine. Reindeer anyone? Your Stays With Stories accommodation this evening is the traditional Pohjanhovi Hotel, hugging the banks of the Kemijoki river in the heart of Rovaniemi. Relax and admire the spellbinding Arctic landscape views that unfold before your eyes.

Day 7: Explore Santa Claus’S Hometown Your Way
Location: Rovaniemi
Accommodation: Scandic Pohjanhovi
Meals Included: Breakfast

Get your bearings this morning on an orientation with your Travel Director who will show you Lumberjack Bridge, the Library and Lappia Hall, home to the city's theatre. Later, perhaps pay a visit to a pioneer farm and the Arctic Centre.

Day 8: Off To Unique Saariselkä Dive Into Culture
Location: Rovaniemi, Saariselkä
Accommodation: Santa's Tunturi
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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. Travel north to the popular winter-sports resort of Saariselkä. Don't resist the urge to stretch your legs later on the Aurora trail, located close to your hotel. Join your fellow travellers for dinner at your hotel.

Day 9: Venture To Northernmost Honningsvåg
Location: Saariselkä, Honningsvåg
Accommodation: Scandic Nordkapp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

It doesn't get much further north in Norway than Honningsvåg, today's final destination and the gateway to the North Cape. During your free time, consider joining an optional Arctic Cruise to explore the rich waters and craggy islands off the coast, and the creatures that find sanctuary in their midst. After dinner at your hotel, head to the North Cape Visitor Centre to see the cliffs from the ethereal vantage point known as the 'Edge of the World'.

Day 10: Continue To Alta
Location: Honningsvåg, Alta
Accommodation: Thon Alta
Meals Included: Breakfast

Continue through Norway's Finnmark region where reindeer roam along a wild coastline dotted with tiny villages to Alta, you'll view the modern Northern Lights Cathedral. You could choose to join an optional visit to a Husky farm to meet the Alaskan Husky dogs and encounter the beauty of the Arctic.

Day 11: On To Friendly Tromsø
Location: Alta, Tromsø
Accommodation: Scandic Grand Tromsø
Meals Included: Breakfast

Follow the winding route along the fjords of northern Norway to Tromsø, the 'Gateway to the Arctic'. Here you'll discover a multicultural community thriving in its Arctic environment. The backdrop may be snow-capped, but there's nothing chilly about the warmth of the locals, as you'll come to learn on your free evening in this 'Capital of the North'.

Day 12: Journey To The Stunning Lofoten Islands
Location: Tromsø, Svolvær
Accommodation: Thon Lofoten
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 captivating Lofoten Islands. 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. Tonight, you’ll join your fellow travellers for dinner at your hotel, sharing some of the memories of your trip thus far. After dinner, see if you can spot the iconic Svolværgeita (The Goat) - a famous pinnacle of rock that overlooks this fishing town.

Day 13: The Lofoten Islands Your Way
Location: Svolvær
Accommodation: Thon Lofoten
Meals Included: Breakfast

Lace up your boots and prepare for a day of adventure. The Lofoten Islands is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts with a variety of activities available to explore the surrounding natural beauty. 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 14: Cross The Arctic Circle To Mo I Rana
Location: Svolvær, Mo i Rana
Accommodation: Scandic Meyergarden
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 15: Onwards To Colourful Trondheim
Location: Mo i Rana, Trondheim
Accommodation: Scandic Lerkendal
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today your journey south through Norway continues, featuring a stop in the amusingly named village of Hell. This afternoon, Trondheim's youthful atmosphere and centuries-old Viking heritage are yours to explore. You'll see the 11th-century Nidaros Cathedral, built over the burial site of Norway's patron saint, King Olav II. Make the most of your free evening and admire the ornamental red portals of the Old Town Bridge and the colourful façades on Kongens gate, one of Trondheim's main streets.

Day 16: Continue To Scenic Geirangerjord Stays With Stories
Location: Trondheim, Geiranger
Accommodation: Havila
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today's journey takes us right to the edge of one of Norway’s most remarkable fjords. With its sheer walls and waterfalls, you'll quickly discover why Geirangerfjord is justifiably inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A special treat awaits as you spend the night at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories – Hotel Havila Geiranger, which offers authentic Norwegian hospitality. Join your fellow travellers for dinner at your hotel against the backdrop of your enchanting natural surroundings.

Day 17: A Day At The Breathtaking Geirangerfjord
Location: Geiranger
Accommodation: Havila
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Consider an Optional Experience to discover the famous Trollstigen Road and wonder at the feat of engineering it took to carve 11 hairpin turns into the steep mountain slope.

Day 18: Venture To Historic Lom, Lillehammer And Oslo Dive Into Culture
Location: Geiranger, Fossbergom, Lillehammer, Oslo
Accommodation: Scandic
Meals Included: Breakfast

High peaks surround you along your journey to Lom, the gateway to Jotunheimen Mountains. Here we will Dive Into Culture and 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.

Day 19: Vikings And More In Oslo
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Scandic
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join your knowledgeable Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of this cultural capital. Enjoy views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera House and the 19th century Royal Palace. Finish the city tour with a visit to the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, proudly displaying the life’s work of Gustav Vigeland in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Spend the rest of the day people-watching over coffee in the Aker Brygge district or explore the nation's rich seafaring heritage with our Local Specialist. Tonight, come together one last time for a fitting Farewell Dinner to toast to an incredible adventure across Scandinavia.

Day 20: Journey Home
Location: Oslo
Meals Included: Breakfast

As your journey draws to a close, bid your new friends a fond farewell and prepare for your return trip home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Ferry from Denmark to Sweden

  • Ferries from Olderdalen to Lyngseidet and Svensby to Breivikedet

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  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

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

    Yes

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