Tour overview

Departure date(s) –  21 August 2024

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Included

  • Accommodation - Based on specified hotel in itinerary or similar class
  • International economy flights with Emirates
  • Internal flight - To be confirmed (may involve up to 1 stopover)
  • Gratuities - Included
  • Meals - Daily breakfast including meals as mentioned on itinerary. 1 bottle of drinking water provided daily
  • Transfers - Private and pubic transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Admission Fees - As mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides / Tour leader - English speaking guides throughout tour and 1 tour leader escort for the group

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance - Not included. We strongly recommend taking out insurance cover which includes adequate cover for medical COVID-19
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Day 1 - HOME/DUBAI

This evening we board our Emirates flight bound for Dubai.

Accommodation - N/A

Included Meals - As per flight

Day 2 - DUBAI/COPENHAGEN

Your overnight flight arrives into Dubai early in the morning and after a few hours transit, we reboard and make our way to Copenhagen. Your trusty tour manager will be on hand to meet and greet you upon arrival into Denmark’s capital city. After such a long flight, we will first check into our hotel for rest. Tonight, we will have our first WELCOME dinner together.

Accommodation - Hotel Astoria or similar

Included meals - As per flight / Dinner

Day 3 - COPENHAGEN

After a nice overnight rest, we head off for our sightseeing tour of this city! Our city tour will also include Frederiksborg Palace and the famous statue of the little Mermaid. After lunch, we continue our tour of visits to Sailor Quarter, Christianborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace and City Hall.

Accommodation - Hotel Astoria or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 - COPENHAGEN/GOTHENBURG

After breakfast we head for north of Copenhagen and journey to North Zealand where we board the ferry over to Helsingborg port and continue our exciting journey to Gothenburg. Our tour of Gothenburg includes picture stops at the famous shopping street Avenyn, statue of Poseidon, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Concert House, City Theatre and the lively old working class quarters Haga. Overnight in Gothenburg.

Accommodation - Scandic Hotel Backadal or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 - GOTHENBURG/KARLSTAD/AVESTA/BORLANGE

North bound we go today to the University city of Karlstad – founded by King Karl IX in 1584, and is sited on an island of the Klarälven river. After lunch a quick sightseeing walk of Karlstad includes Karlstad Cathedral and Town Square. The town centre offer a mix of attractive, yet solid traditional and modern Swedish buildings. Afterwards, we head to the township of Avesta for a picture of the world’s largest wooden Dala horse in front of the market square. Overnight in the township of Borlange.

Accommodation - Quality Hotel Galaxen or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 - BORLANGE/MORA/HAMAR

Spend the morning in Sweden’s Dalarna County – Rich in folklore and culture, it is fragrantly exhibited in the little village of Nusnas as we visit a workshop for wooden Dala horses. Wooden Dala horses are made traditionally by hand till this day in the workshop of Nil and are fondly regarded as a Swedish symbol. This afternoon, we come to another little market town of Mora, at the northwest end of the Lake Siljan, where the river Österdalälv flows. Continue our journey to Hamar.

Accommodation - Thon Partner Victoria Hotel Hamar or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 - HAMAR/LOM/LAERDAL

Today we visit Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Photostops at Hakons Hall, and Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena (chairlift is closed today). Next highlight is a quick stop at the Lom stave church. The Lom church is one of the largest stave churches in Norway still standing. An analysis of the timber in the oldest part of the church shows that it was probably built around 1160. Then we continue to Laerdal for our overnight stay.

Accommodation - Lindstroem Hote or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8 - LAERADAL/MYRDAL/VOSS/GEILO

After breakfast, we drive to Gudvangen port for our ferry ride across to the amazing waters back to Flam in which afterwards, we board a spectacular train ride from Flam to Myrdal. A masterpiece of Norwegian engineering, the Flamsbana is one of the world’s steepest railway lines! You’ll descend some 2,600 feet through the mountains, past waterfalls, rivers, ravines and sheer cliffs – it’s quite a memorable journey! We will also transfer with our local train bound for Voss afterwards. We have more of Norway scenery to admire until we reach Geilo area for this evening’s rest.

Accommodation - Usterdalen Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9 - GEILO/OSLO

Down the mountain we go to Oslo in the afternoon for our city tour. At Oslo, we will have a city tour which includes visits to City Hall, the Norwegian Parliament, Royal Palace, Carl Johnson shopping street, Foreign Ministry, Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Bygdoy Peninsula and then Vigeland Sculpture Park. Overnight in Oslo.

Accommodation - Scandic Asker Hotel Oslo or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 10 - OSLO/ALTA /HONNINGSVAG/NORTH CAPE

This morning after breakfast we take a short flight from Oslo to Alta. Upon arrival, ourlocal bus will pick up the group and proceed to drive towards Honnisvag which is a few hours away. Pretty Honnigsvag is also the gateway port for visiting the legendary North Cape, second most northerly point in Europe. After dinner tonight, our local guide will take us to North Cape hall which is 34km away across the scenery of Mageroya. Once here we invite you to explore North Cape Hall – why not take a photo outside the famous North Cape globe monument? Before midnight we will head back to our hotel.

Accommodation - Scandic Honningsvag or similar

Included meals - Breakfast / Lunch - Own arrangement / Dinner

Day 11 - HONNINGSVAG/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.

Accommodation - Holiday Club Saariselka or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12 - SAARISELKA/ROVANIEMI

This morning we 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! Tonight we settle into the township of Rovaniemi for our overnight stay.

Accommodation - Original Sokos Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 13 - ROVANIEMI/JYVASKYLA

This morning after breakfast we journey south, traversing the picturesque Finnish Lakeland where hundreds of lakes and forest-clad landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop for a leisurely drive through the heart of Finland. After lunch, we continue our drive and will arrive in at Jyväskylä, the “Athens of Finland”, so named for its major role as the first place in the world to provide education in the Finnish language. Enjoy a quick drive through the town before settling in overnight.

Accommodation - Scandic Jyvaskyla City Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 14 - JYVASKYLA/HELSINKI

After breakfast we depart for Helsinki – the capital of Finland, a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and parks. Our tour of Helsinki includes the Sibelius Monument, Parliament House, Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenski Cathedral. In the afternoon, we will enter Temppeliaukio Church—a Lutheran church in the Töölö neighbourhood of Helsinki, Finland. Built directly into solid rock, it is also known as the Church of the Rock and Rock Church.

Accommodation - Scandic Hotel Grand Marina or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 15 - HELSINKI/SUOMENLINNA/STOCKHOLM

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. After lunch, we board our Tallink Silja Oy (interior inside cabin) for crossing to Stockholm overnight. Tonight – enjoy a relaxing cruise with a Scandinavian dinner buffet on board.

Accommodation - Silja Cruise (Inside Cabin)

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 16 - STOCKHOLM

Our overnight cruise arrived into Stockholm this morning. Reputed as “The city that floats on water”, Stockholm is all yours today. Morning photostops include Royal Palace, Old Town, Gustav Adolfs Square and Concert Hall City Hall. After lunch, we visit the Vasa museum located on the Galärvarvsvägen which houses the Vasa – the only preserved 17th-century ship. The museum allows you to view the Vasa ship from six levels and it has been chosen as one of the seven wonders of Sweden. Late afternoon, we visit City Hall— once inside, we see the glorious Gold Room, venue of the annual Nobel Prize banquet.

Accommodation - Scandic Infra City Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 17 - STOCKHOLM/DUBAI

All good things still has to come to an end. We depart home today after a few hours of free time after breakfast, bidding farewell to the world so far north to ours. After boarding our Emirates flight, sit back and enjoy the inflight service and look forward to sharing the beautiful snaps taken on this unforgettable journey.

Accommodation - N/A

Included meals - Breakfast / As per flight

Day 18 - DUBAI/HOME

Our flight arrives just after midnight into Dubai airport and not long after, our connecting flight departs bound for home. We hope you enjoyed your exciting adventure to Scandinavia!

Accommodation - N/A

Included meals - As per flight

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