Breathtaking surroundings, the Arctic Circle, educate rides, cruises, vibrant cities, and so much greater look ahead to you in this extraordinary Scandinavia tour. Scenic highlights include a beautiful, on a single day cruise from Copenhagen to Norway is great, out of doors, 2-berth cabins with private facilities; a teach trip between Bergen and Oslo, taken into consideration one of the world’s maximum scenic train rides; ferry rides from Sweden to Denmark and across Hardangerfjord in Norway; and an impressive journey on the Flam teach with some of Norway’s most magnificent surroundings, inclusive of Kjosfossen Waterfall, with its water cascading down the mountainside—a unique enjoy provided through Globus.
ARRIVE IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
Welcome to Stockholm! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and visiting partners for a welcome dinner at your lodge. (D)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide functions the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, and a stroll via the OLD TOWN. Also, go to the blue and gold chambers inside the CITY HALL, wherein the annual Nobel Prize feast is held. Choose from our thrilling non-compulsory excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)
Enjoy the Swedish nation-state during a comfortable pressure south through Lake Malar and Lake Vattern to Helsingborg. Cross by using FERRY to Denmark and enjoy views of Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle at Elsinore. Arrive in Copenhagen, proud capital of Denmark. (B)
COPENHAGEN. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSLO HARBOUR, NORWAY.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide functions the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to terrific ROSENBORG CASTLE, in which a number of the crown jewels of Denmark are held. Here, respect the excellent Throne Chair, made from narwhal tusks-the best one of its type in the world! Drive beyond the National Museum and the Royal Theatre, and forestall for photographs of Amalienborg Palace and the LITTLE MERMAID statue. In the past due afternoon, board your ship for the overnight KATTEGAT & OSLOFJORD CRUISE to Norway. Dinner might be served on the delivery. (B, D)
After disembarkation, enjoy a guided go to to the HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of the united states of America’s last wooden churches. Via Lake Tinnsjoen – wherein saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, ruining Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb – input the Rjukan Valley. Then, the highlight of the day: a guided go to of MORK, scene of the daring sabotage movement featured inside the film The Heroes of Telemark. Learn about the dramatic events of 1943 and about the generation of hydroelectric strength technology, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Continue to rustic, unspoiled Telemark. (B, D)
Drive along Lake Totak to the Haukeli mountains, wherein polar explorer and Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen prepared his polar day trip. Admire thundering Latefoss Waterfall and preserve thru Odda and the orchards along Sorfjord, whose tranquil splendor changed into the inspiration for Grieg’s Morning Mood. Cross Hardangerfjord via FERRY, and arrive in picturesque Bergen. This night, a unique dinner with wine at a nearby eating place has been prepared for you. (B, D)
During your orientation tour, pay attention approximately the city’s 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League, and experience the FUNICULAR as much as Mount Floyen. Exciting non-obligatory tours are to be had. (B)
An extraordinary day embarks for a relaxing CRUISE on stunning Naeroyfjord and Sognefjord. Arrive in Flam, and enjoy a dazzling trip on the FLAM TRAIN and notice the dazzling Kjosfossen waterfall. At the Myrdal mountain station, change to the BERGEN-OSLO TRAIN, which takes you thru Hardanger National Park and the beautiful Hallingdal Valley to Norway’s proud capital. (B, D)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theatre, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Highlight visits: FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s well-known stark sculptures and the ornate CITY HALL. The afternoon is unfastened, with a threat to enroll in an optional tour to the relics of a wonderful seafaring past. (B)
Board your flight to Tromso and arrive within the global’s most northern college city, start line of many wonderful polar explorers. Here, winters may be tough and summers normally incredibly warm because of the nice and cozy gulf currents and the “Midnight Sun.” During your orientation, visit the ARCTIC CATHEDRAL. (B)
Leave the capital of northern Norway and hold your adventure northwards. Enjoy FERRY CROSSINGS at the Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, the maximum staggering ferry rides due to the breathtaking perspectives of the Lyngen Alps and their glaciers, and arrive in Alta, in which your orientation functions a go to to the wonderful ROCK CARVINGS, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B, D)
This morning, the power to Honningsvag, the northernmost factor of the North Cape, and find out the NORTH CAPE VISITOR CENTRE, a sheer cliff rising 305-meters (1,000-ft) from the Atlantic Ocean. (B, D)
NORTH CAPE-KARASJOK-IVALO, FINLAND.
Admire crystal-clear streams, glowing lakes, tundra, and forests as you head south and penetrate deep into beautiful Lapland, as it’s miles called by the natives. Stop in Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament, wherein a highlight go to is blanketed to Sven Engholm’s HUSKY FARM. Sven has led expeditions to Spitsbergen, Siberia, and Greenland, and gained the longest sled canine race numerous times. Enjoy conventional snacks right here, then retain to the Sami village of Ivalo in your in a single day live. (B, D)
Cross the Arctic Circle (66’31’N), and prevent at SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, with a hazard to see Father Christmas himself. Here you may receive your Arctic Circle Certificate. Continue to Rovaniemi, in which an orientation capabilities the Town Hall, the Library, and the Lappia House. Tonight is your hazard to sign up for an optionally available dinner at a Sami home. (B)
A comfortable pressure south to the college metropolis of Oulu, wherein there is time to have lunch earlier than persevering with to Jyvaskyla. (B, D)
Arrive at the worldwide ski resort of Lahti, with its 3 giant ski jumps. Then, preserve thru Jarvenpaa, composer Jean Sibelius’ hometown, to Helsinki, capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing functions the City Hall and the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the enormous railroad station, the tremendous LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, the SIBELIUS MONUMENT, and Helsinki’s nearby arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (B)
A complete day at leisure offers the possibility to join an optionally available excursion to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, referred to as one of the “Pearls of the Baltic Countries.” Tonight, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at the motel to have fun the achievement of your Arctic journey. (B, D)