18 day guided excursion – The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour

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Breathtaking scenery, the Arctic Circle, teach rides, cruises, vibrant cities, and so much greater look forward to you on this brilliant Scandinavia excursion. Scenic highlights include a stunning, overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Norway in pleasant, outside, 2-berth cabins with non-public facilities; a educate journey between Bergen and Oslo, considered one of the international’s most scenic educate rides; ferry rides from Sweden to Denmark and throughout Hardangerfjord in Norway; and a amazing ride at the Flam teach with a number of Norway’s most opulent scenery, consisting of Kjosfossen Waterfall, with its water cascading down the mountainside—a unique revel in offered via Globus.

ARRIVE IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.circle
Welcome to Stockholm! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your lodge. (D)

STOCKHOLM.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide capability the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, and a walk through the OLD TOWN. Also go to the blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, in which the yearly Nobel Prize feast is held. Choose from our exciting non-obligatory excursions to make the most of your life. (B)

STOCKHOLM-COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
Enjoy the Swedish nation-state in the course of a comfortable power south via Lake Malar and Lake Vattern to Helsingborg. Cross by FERRY to Denmark and revel in views of Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle at Elsinore. Arrive in Copenhagen, proud capital of Denmark. (B)

COPENHAGEN. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSLO HARBOUR, NORWAY.Scandinavian
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the manner to excellent ROSENBORG CASTLE, where some of the crown jewels of Denmark are held. Here, respect the extremely good Throne Chair, made from narwhal tusks-the best certainly one of its kind inside the global! Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theatre, and prevent for snapshots of Amalienborg Palace and the LITTLE MERMAID statue. In the overdue afternoon, the board you’re delivering for them in a single day KATTEGAT & OSLOFJORD CRUISE to Norway. Dinner could be served at the ship. (B, D)

OSLO HARBOUR-HEDDAL-MORK-TELEMARK.
After disembarkation, revel in a guided visit to the HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of us of A’s final timber church buildings. Via Lake Tinnsjoen – where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, ruining Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb – enter the Rjukan Valley. Then, the highlight of the day: a guided visit of MORK, scene of the bold sabotage motion featured within the film The Heroes of Telemark. Learn approximately the dramatic activities of 1943 and approximately the technology of hydroelectric strength generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s financial system. Continue to rustic, unspoiled Telemark. (B, D)

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TELEMARK-BERGEN.
Drive alongside Lake Totak to the Haukeli mountains, wherein polar explorer and Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen prepared his polar excursion. Admire thundering Latefoss Waterfall and preserve through Odda and the orchards alongside Sorfjord, whose tranquil splendor become the inspiration for Grieg’s Morning Mood. Cross Hardangerfjord by using FERRY, and arrive in picturesque Bergen. This nighttime, a unique dinner with wine at a local eating place has been prepared for you. (B, D)

BERGEN.
During your orientation tour, hear about the town’s eleventh-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League, and trip the FUNICULAR up to Mount Floyen. Exciting optional tours are to be had. (B)

BERGEN-FLAM-OSLO.
A brilliant day: embark for a calming CRUISE on stunning Naeroyfjord and Sognefjord. Arrive in Flam, and enjoy a staggering journey on the FLAM TRAIN and notice the mind-blowing Kjosfossen waterfall. At the Myrdal mountain station, trade to the BERGEN-OSLO TRAIN, which takes you through Hardanger National Park and the lovely Hallingdal Valley to Norway’s proud capital. (B, D)

OSLO.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide functions the National Theatre, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Highlight visits: FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s famous stark sculptures and the ornate CITY HALL. The afternoon is loose, with a hazard to join an optionally available excursion to the relics of a glorious seafaring beyond. (B)

OSLO-TROMSO.
Board your flight to Tromso and arrive in the global’s most northern college city, the place to begin with many remarkable polar explorers. Here, winters may be hard and summers normally enormously warm because of the warm gulf currents and the “Midnight Sun.” During your orientation, visit the ARCTIC CATHEDRAL. (B)

TROMSO-ALTA.
Leave the capital of northern Norway and preserve your journey northwards. Enjoy FERRY CROSSINGS at the Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, the maximum incredible ferry rides due to the breathtaking views of the Lyngen Alps and their glaciers, and arrive in Alta, wherein your orientation functions a visit to the amazing ROCK CARVINGS, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B, D)

ALTA-NORTH CAPE.
This morning, drive to Honningsvag, the northernmost point of the North Cape, and discover 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 lovely Lapland, as it is known as through the natives. Stop in Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament, where a spotlight visit is protected to Sven Engholm’s HUSKY FARM. Sven has led expeditions to Spitsbergen, Siberia, and Greenland, and received the longest sled dog race several times. Enjoy traditional snacks right here, then continue to the Sami village of Ivalo for your overnight life. (B, D)

IVALO-ARCTIC CIRCLE-ROVANIEMI.Circle Tour
Cross the Arctic Circle (sixty six’31’N), and stop at SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, with a danger to look, Father Christmas, himself. Here you’ll get hold of your Arctic Circle Certificate. Continue to Rovaniemi, in which an orientation features the Town Hall, the Library, and the Lappia House. Tonight is your threat to sign up for an optional dinner at a Sami home. (B)

ROVANIEMI-OULU-JYVASKYLA.
A comfy drive south to the university town of Oulu, in which there’s time to have lunch before persevering with to Jyvaskyla. (B, D)

JYVASKYLA-LAHTI-HELSINKI.
Arrive at the international ski hotel of Lahti, with its three vast ski jumps. Then, preserve through Jarvenpaa, composer Jean Sibelius’ hometown, to Helsinki, capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing capabilities the City Hall and the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the wonderful LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, the SIBELIUS MONUMENT, and Helsinki’s neighborhood arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (B)

HELSINKI.
A complete day at leisure offers the opportunity to sign up for an optionally available excursion to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, known as one of the “Pearls of the Baltic Countries.” Tonight, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at the motel to have a good time the achievement of your Arctic journey. (B, D)

HELSINKI.
Your excursion ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Features
17 nights accommodation
Full Scandinavian buffet breakfast day by day and 10 3-course dinners with wine
Sightseeing and guided visits as stated under
Tour director & Local guide
Highlights
STOCKHOLM
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, strolling tour of the Old Town, go to the City Hall.
HELSINGBORG-ELSINORE
Ferry crossing.
COPENHAGEN
Guided sightseeing, see the Little Mermaid and visit Rosenborg Castle.
COPENHAGEN-OSLO HARBOUR
Overnight cruise in first-rate, out of doors, -berth cabins with non-public facilities (dinner blanketed)
TELEMARK
Guided visits of the Heddal stave church and Vemork; respect Latefoss Waterfall.
HARDANGERFJORD
Ferry crossing.
BERGEN
Special dinner; orientation and funicular ride up to Mount Floyen.
SOGNEFJORD CRUISE.
FLAM
Ride the surprising Flam teach.
MYRDAL-OSLO
By educate.
OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk thru Frogner Park, visit City Hall.
OSLO-TROMSO
By air.
TROMSO
Orientation, visit the Arctic Cathedral.
ULLSFJORD & LYNGENFJORD
Ferry crossing.
ALTA
Visit the rock carvings.
NORTH CAPE
Visit the North Cape Visitor Centre.
KARASJOK
Husky canine enjoy.
ROVANIEMI
Visit Santa Claus Village; get hold of your Arctic Circle Certificate; orientation.
OULU
Lunch forestall.
LAHTI
Stop inside the global ski resort.
HELSINKI
Guided sightseeing, Sibelius Monument, visit the Lutheran Cathedral and the open-air marketplace; farewell dinner.