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Scandinavia and Land of the Midnight Sun

Overview

Travel by Coach Days
  • Experience the spectacular natural phenomenon of the 'Midnight Sun'
  • Journey across the Arctic Circle
  • See Norway’s lively capital Oslo
  • Take in the sights of Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen
  • Enjoy the unspoilt landscapes and fjord scenery

Join our epic journey beyond the Arctic Circle, through some of the most breathtaking and unspoilt Scandinavian scenery. Explore historic capital cities, each with a unique character and experience the spectacular natural phenomenon of the 'Midnight Sun'.

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Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Holland
We travel to Calais, with a meal voucher included for an early dinner on board. After disembarking, we continue into Holland for an overnight stay. (D)

Day 2 Holland to Copenhag
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We take a ferry crossing from Puttgarden to Rodby and then head to the four-star Copenhagen Island Hotel, Copenhagen. (B,D)

Day 3 Copenhagen to Turku
We travel to Stockholm for an overnight ferry crossing to Turku. (B,D)

Day 4 Turku to Jyvaskyla

We disembark and travel via Helsinki to the Jyvalskyla / Laukaa area for an overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 5 Jyvaskyla to Rovaniemi
Into Lapland and on to our hotel in Rovaniemi / Ounasvarra for an overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 6 Rovaniemi to Saariselka
We visit the home of Santa Claus and cross the Arctic Circle. Tonight, we stay at the four-star Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna in Saariselka. (B,D)

Day 7 Saariselka to Honningsvag
To the three-star Scandic Hotel in Honningsvag for two nights. After dinner, we continue to the North Cape to see the ‘Midnight Sun’. (B,D)

Day 8 Honningsvag
Enjoy the seascapes as we see some traditional local fishing villages today. (B,D)

Day 9 Honningsvag to Tromso
We journey south to reach our four-star hotel in Tromso. (B,D)

Day 10 Tromso to Narvik
We journey from Tromso through stunning mountain and fjord scenery, for an overnight stay in Narvik. in your free time this evening, why not take the cable car ride to enjoy the views, which may be another opportunity to see the Midnight Sun. (B,D)

Day 11 Narvik to Mosjoen
Journey to the Mosjoen area where we stay overnight. (B,D)

Day 12 Mosjoen to Trondheim
We call at the small town of Hell, then continue to our four-star hotel in Trondheim. (B,D)

Day 13 Trondheim to Oslo
We travel past Lillehammer to reach the four-star Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel. (B,D)

Day 14 Oslo to Copenhagen
A ferry crossing from Helsinborg to Helsingor, then on to the four-star Copenhagen Island Hotel for a two-night stay. (B,D)

Day 15 Copenhagen
At leisure in Copenhagen, Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital city. (B,D)

Day 16 Copenhagen to Holland
We continue into Holland and stay overnight. (B,D)

Day 17 Holland to UK
We continue to Calais, and then home. (B)

Copenhagen Island Hotel

Located on an artificial island in Copenhagen harbour, this stylish, ultra contemporary hotel has spectacular views and state-of-the-art technology in a casual atmosphere.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Scenic Villages

From Honningsvag our journey today calls at the small fishing village of Gjesvaer, for chance to stop and admire the views. We then continues to the northernmost fishing village in the world, Skarsvag, before going on to see pretty Kamovaer.

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Hell And Trondheim

We visit the small village of Hell. Make sure you have your camera's ready for a picture outside the local freight office! After free time we continue to Trondhiem, seat of the ancient Viking Kings. Trondheim is the oldest of Norway's major cities and its old heritage can still be traced in and around the city centre. The marvellous Nidaros Cathedral, the second largest church of Northern Europe, towers over the city centre and boasts stunning architecture.

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Helsinki

Helsinki was built along a series of odd shaped peninsulas and islands jutting into the Baltic coast along the Gulf of Finland. Streets and avenues curve around bays, bridges reach to nearby islands and ferried ply among offshore islands. Helsinki has a character quite different from the othe Scandinavian capitals and in many ways is closer in mood and looks to the major cities of Eastern Europe. For years an outpost of the Russian empire, its shape and style was originally modelled on its powerful neighbour's former capital, St Petersburg.

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Lapland

We visit Lapland and the resort of Rovaniemi, the official home town of Santa Claus. At the Santa Claus village, we send personalised postcards, see Santa's reindeer and meet Santa himself. Receive a certificate as we cross the Arctic Circle and make our way to the Tankavaara Goldmine Village, one of the well-known sights in Lapland. Experience the gold fever for yourself as we learn the history of gold panning and have a go at making some for ourselves. We continue to the mountainous village of Saariselka.

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Midnight Sun

We witness the Midnight Sun with the only things separating you from the North Pole are the sea and the Svalbard Islands. Experience the magic of one of nature's wonderful phenomena on those endless summer nights when the sun never makes it below the horizon.

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Sami Village

We enjoy an included visit to the Sami Village to gain an insight into traditional Sami life. Slow down, breathe in the fragile fragrances of pristine northern nature as we watch a short movie on arrival and then have free time to explore this national treasure.

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Optional Excursions

Copenhagen City Tour

Join us as we discover Copenhagen, the city famous for its Little Mermaid statue, inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale of the same name. Admire the amazing architecture in this superb city as we take in its best sights and gain a better understanding of its interesting heritage. 

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Helsinki Guided City Tour

Helsinki is Finland’s eastern jewel and is most definitely not to be missed. Nestled as it is along a series of odd-shaped peninsulas surrounded by stunning scenery, this magnificent city is a must-visit destination.

During this excursion, we explore Helsinki with our knowledgeable guide in order to learn more about the history and culture of this wonderful city. We’ll see the city’s main sights during our tour, such as Finlandia Hall, the National Opera House, Aalto House and the Uspenski Cathedral, to name but a few.

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Oslo Guided City Tour

Today, let us guide you through the splendours of Norway’s capital city, Oslo, from the comfort of our coach.

The city of Oslo is surrounded by spectacular mountains and can be found on the south-eastern coast at the end of one of the country’s most famous fjords. Oslo possesses an appealing yet understated charm, with the tranquillity of its nearby forests, its wealth of open space and its stunning natural beauty making it one of Norway’s most popular destinations.

Our panoramic tour will provide an overview of the many sights Oslo has to offer, including the City Hall, Akershus Fortress, the Akershus Castle and many other excellent attractions. Oslo is also home to the largest theatre in Norway!

Of course, look out for a Viking ship or two as we discover this beautiful city, which is most famous for its wonderful heritage. 

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Trondheim Guided City Tour

Discover Norway’s oldest city, Trondheim, with an excellent guided city tour. Rich in history and replete with spectacular architecture, Trondheim is filled with incredible sights to enjoy.

Trondheim is one of the most exciting centres of Northern Europe due to its interesting cultural heritage and its love for the arts and music, which can be found in many of the museums around the city.   

We’ll discover the splendours of this beautiful city on-board our coach, exploring the main sights of the Nidaros Cathedral, the second largest church of Northern Europe, and which towers over the city centre and is built over the grave of St Olav. We’ll also discover the Archbishop’s Palace and the Stiftsgarden, the official Royal Residence in Trondheim, which is the largest wooden palace in Scandinavia.

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