16 day Scandinavia Northern Lights and Iceland Escape

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Visiting:  Oslo, North Cape, Tromso, Honnisvag, Helsinki, Reykjavik, Selfoss and Vik

ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities.

Price is based ex. Melbourne, if you are from another state, please let us know. Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

B = breakfast provided , L = lunch provided , D = dinner provided

** Special note – Due to the limited hotels in Iceland, the routing and hotel accommodation locations are subject to change. 

DAY 1. MELBOURNE / BANGKOK

This afternoon we board our Thai Airways flight bound for Bangkok. Sit back and relax and enjoy the friendly Thai Airways in flight service. Once we arrive into Bangkok airport, you’ll have a few hours to stretch your legs and do a bit of shopping if you wish!

Meals – As per flight

DAY 2. BANGKOK / OSLO

After midnight, your connecting flight to Oslo will depart and arrive early in the morning. Welcome to Norway! Your trusty tour manager will greet you at the airport and this morning we proceed for city sightseeing including Vigeland Park, Parliament Square, an outside look of the Royal Palace, National Galleries, Karl Johan shopping street, City Hall, Akershus Castle, the Norwegian Defence Museum. Photo stop at the ski jump Holmenkollen and Entrance to Viking Ship Museum. Afterwards back to hotel. 

Meals – As per flight / L /D

Overnight – Scandic Victoria Hotel or similar

DAY 3. OSLO/TROMSO

After breakfast we will head off to Oslo airport for our flight to Tromso. Welcome to Tromso, a city north of Norway famed as a viewing point for the Northern Lights. Upon arrival, your guide will show you around the area and then back to hotel for check in.
Our evening tour to see the Northern lights begins not long after! On this excursion, there are four Base Stations which are located in different areas to cover different weather regimes. These stations have warm shelters, toilet facilities, campfires and benches outside. Each station will also have a local host with lots of stories of local culture and history to tell! Please note that the lights are not guaranteed and are subject to idea weather conditions and with your guide on this tour, they will use their experience to make the decision in choosing which Base Station has the best chances to witness the lights. You will travel with comfortable coaches and hot drinks and cake/cookies will included in the evening tour.

Please note our internal flights are not yet confirmed and will be at most 1 stopover enroute to destination.

Meals – B / L / D
Overnight Stay –  Radisson Blu Tromso Hotel or similar

DAY 4. TROMSO / HONNISVAG

Breakfast is served at your hotel. Afterwards we make our way to the pier to embark the Hurtigruten to Honningsvåg. It is time to discover the “World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage”! We invite you to sit back and relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings as we cruise towards Honnisvag.

Meals – B / L / D
Overnight Stay –  Hurtigruten Cruise inside cabin

DAY 5. HONNISVAG

This morning your cruise will arrive into Honnisvag. Upon arrival you will drive towards North Cape which includes a visit to North Cape Hall. During certain times of the year, this area is famous for viewing the midnight sun. Afterwards, we drive back to the city center of Honnisvag and check into our hotel. After a bit of free time, we will enjoy dinner and the night is yours to relax.

Meals – B / L / D
Overnight Stay –  Scandic Honnisvag hotel or similar 

DAY 6. HONNISVAG/SAARISELKA

This morning our visit a very special farm – here we witness king crab dismantling and tasting! Then continue to Karasjok  and visit Sápmi Park for  an enthralling and entertaining  Sami culture experience. The cultural park lies in the centre of Karasjok, a town of 3000 local indigenous “Sami” people  which is considered the capital of the Sami people in Norway. Karasjok is a has about 60000 reindeer grazing in the area throughout the autumn and winter. We continue to North Finland and tonight we settle in Saariselka.

Meals – B / L / D
Overnight Stay –  Santas Hotel Tunturi or similar

DAY 7. SAARISELKA/ROVANIEMI/HELSINKI 

This morning enjoy a bit of free time at Santas Hotel to rest up. Travel southward toward the border of the Artic Circle – Rovaniemi, famous for the Santa Claus Village. Along the way we will stop by to grab a quick lunch at your own expense. We invite you to get close to Santa and take picture with him! Make sure to visit the only official post office of Santa Claus where it is possible to create your own stamp with your personal photo! After dinner enjoy a bit of free time in the area before heading off to board train.  Later this evening we travel to Helsinki by night train, sleeping all the way, and in the morning we wake up in the Finland capital, Helsinki.

Meals – B / Own arrangement on highway / D
Overnight Stay – Overnight via rail with VR Rail to Helsinki (cabin with bathroom)

DAY 8. ARRIVE HELSINKI

We arrive at Helsinki central station this morning! Our local guide will be ready to show you around. Today’s highlights include Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki University, the Market Place, Uspenski Cathedral, Kaivopuisto viewpoint, Observatory Park. Continue with Sibelius Park with monument, Temppeliaukio Rock Church, Olympic Stadium, an outside look of the National Museum and the Parliament.

Meals – B / L / D
Overnight Stay – Scandic Grand Marina or similar

DAY 9. HELSINKI/SOUMELINNA/HELSINKI

After breakfast, enjoy a short ferry boat ride to Somenlinna Island. In 1991, the Somenlinna fortress was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Take a walk around the old fortifications and see historical monuments, the craft shops and nice views of the Baltic Sea. Return to Helsinki afterwards. 

Meals – B / L / D
Overnight Stay – Scandic Grand Marina or similar

DAY 10. HELSINKI / REYKJAVIK 

This morning, we make our way to Helsinki airport for our flight for Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon arrival into Reykjavik we will check into our hotel. Afterwards,  spend a few hours this morning at the Blue Lagoon (Comfort entrance ticket included and we recommend guests bring their own bathers and swimwear) – Iceland’s most unique and popular attraction! Guests enjoy bathing and relaxing in geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin. A visit to the Blue Lagoon promotes harmony between body, mind and spirit, and enables you to soak away the stresses of modern life. Conde Nast Traveller recently awarded the Blue Lagoon as the best medical/thermal spa and one of the top 10 spas in the world. Afterwards we enjoy our first dinner in Iceland together at the hotel. 

Please note our internal flights are not yet confirmed and will be at most 1 stopover enroute to destination.

Meals – B / Own arrangement / D

Overnight – Reykjavik Centrum Hotel or similar  

DAY 11. REYKJAVIK / GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR/ SELFOSS

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our day with the Golden Circle tour of Iceland! Today’s sightseeing includes Thingvellier National Park, Gullfoss, Geyser & Stokkur Geysir and Kerid Volcano crater. We will settle into the township of Selfoss tonight. Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage site for two reasons – it is one of the most important places in Icelandic history and also a national park (since 1928) because of the special tectonic and volcanic environment. 

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Selfoss hotel or similar

DAY 12. SELFOSS / VIK 

This morning, we depart for South Shore for sightseeing which includes Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls of Seljelandsfossen and Skogarfossen. After lunch we continue our drive to Vik for sightseeing including the peninsula of Dyrholaey  and also the world famous Black Sand beach.

Meals – B/L/D

Overnight – Icelandair Vik hotel or similar

DAY 13. VIK / GLACIER LAGOON / VIK 

This morning we drive to Glacier Lagoon which is approximately 2.5 hours away. This lagoon is in the southeast of Iceland – a spectacular place filled with icebergs. This ice lagoon has become one of Iceland’s most popular attractions due to its stunning beauty. Once here, we will enjoy an amphibian boat ride at Jökulsárlón. Back to hotel in the afternoon. 

Meals – B/L/D

Overnight – Icelandair Vik hotel or similar

DAY 14. VIK / KEFLAVIK AIRPORT / OSLO 

After breakfast, we will make our way to Keflavik airport for our flight back to Oslo. Upon arrival into Oslo your bus service will take you to your hotel and for the rest of the day, we invite you to explore this amazing city on your own. 

Please note our internal flights are not yet confirmed and will be at most 1 stopover enroute to destination.

Meals – B/Own arrangements 

Overnight – Scandic Victoria or similar

DAY 15. OSLO/ BANGKOK

After breakfast, we make our way to Oslo airport for our flight to Bangkok. Hopefully by now you’ll have a memory card full of amazing photos that you can fondly reflect upon whilst in flight.

Meals – B / As per flight

DAY 16. BANGKOK / MELBOURNE

Your overnight flight arrives into Bangkok early in the morning and not long after, we board our connecting flight back home. In the evening, we welcome you back to Melbourne and hope you enjoyed this amazing adventure!

Meals – B/ As per flight

All in Pricing package price includes :
– Return flights with Thai Airways (including airport taxes)
– Internal flights with Scandinavian Airlines / Finnair (to be confirmed once tour is guaranteed)

-Northern lights tour in Iceland 
– Accommodation as per itinerary
– Sumptuous meals as per itinerary
– Tour guide and bus services
– Entries to places listed on itinerary including Shore excursions as mentioned in itinerary
– Daily bottle of water provided

This group is scheduled to depart on the 13 October 2019

All in price – $9,780* pp (twin share)

*Early bird price before 30 April 2019!  Afterwards, $10,180* per person 

**Secondary deposit of $1000 required once tour is guaranteed to depart. 

EARLY PAYMENT OFFER – RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $200 DISCOUNT IF YOU PAY IN FULL BEFORE 31 March 2019!

ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities. If you are from another state, please let us know. Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

DAY 1. MELBOURNE / BANGKOK – N/A

DAY 2. BANGKOK / OSLO – Scandic Victoria Hotel or similar

DAY 3. OSLO/TROMSO   Radisson Blu Tromso Hotel or similar

DAY 4. TROMSO / HONNISVAG   Hurtigruten Cruise inside cabin

DAY 5. HONNISVAG   Scandic Honnisvag hotel or similar 

DAY 6. HONNISVAG/SAARISELKA   Santas Hotel Tunturi or similar

DAY 7. SAARISELKA/ROVANIEMI/HELSINKI  Overnight via rail with VR Rail to Helsinki (cabin with bathroom)

DAY 8. ARRIVE HELSINKI  Scandic Grand Marina or similar

DAY 9. HELSINKI/SOUMELINNA/HELSINKI  Scandic Grand Marina or similar

DAY 10. HELSINKI / REYKJAVIK  – Reykjavik Centrum Hotel or similar  

DAY 11. REYKJAVIK / GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR/ SELFOSS – Selfoss hotel or similar

DAY 12. SELFOSS / VIK – Icelandair Vik hotel or similar

DAY 13. VIK / GLACIER LAGOON / VIK  – Icelandair Vik hotel or similar

DAY 14. VIK / KEFLAVIK AIRPORT / OSLO  – Scandic Victoria or similar

DAY 15. OSLO/ BANGKOK – N/A 

DAY 16. BANGKOK / MELBOURNE – N/A

 

 

 

For this tour we highly recommend to bring thick clothing and thermal underwear. 

Oslo – Norway 

Average High – 8 degrees Celsius / Average Low 2 degrees Celsius

Tromso – Norway

May – Average High –  3 degrees Celsius / Average Low -1 degrees Celsius

Alta – Norway 

Average High – 2 degrees Celsius / Average Low -3 degrees Celsius

Helsinki – Finland

Average High – 6 degrees Celsius / Average Low 1 degrees Celsius

Reykjavik – Iceland

Average High – 5 degrees Celsius / Average Low 1 degrees Celsius

 

 

Norway – Norwegian Krone 
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Finland- Euro
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Iceland – Icelandic Krona
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