Enjoy authentic food and meet friendly locals, as you sail the Baltic Sea and cross rolling tundra and glassy fjords in search of the midnight sun.
On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, your transfer shuttle service will leave for your hotel at 9:00 am, noon, & 3:00 pm. In the evening, join your Tour Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Reception, a pleasant dinner and wine followed by a visit to the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.
Meet your Local Expert and see Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid before venturing inside the Christiansborg Palace. See the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
Travel from Denmark to Sweden, crossing the incredible Øresund Bridge. Journey along the shores of Lake Vättern to Stockholm.
Join a Local Expert and visit City Hall. Continue to Gamla Stan to view the cathedral and the Royal Palace. Board your Baltic cruise to Finland and enjoy dinner onboard as well as seemingly endless sea views from your high-class, sea-view cabin.
Disembark your Baltic cruise to meet your Local Expert. Visit the modern Church in the Rock and see the Sibelius Monument and Finlandia Hall. Afterwards, enjoy time to explore on your own.
On arrival in Kuopio, ascend Puijo Tower for stunning views that will reveal why Finland is called the land of a thousand lakes.
Travel through Lapland, native home to the nomadic Sami people, and visit Oulu, Northern Finland’s oldest city. Continue to Rovaniemi, the modern capital of the region.
With your Local Expert, see the Town Hall and visit Rovaniemi Church. Visit the Santa Claus Village to meet Santa, and cross the Arctic Circle - you’ll receive a certificate to prove you were there!
Continue along the Four Winds’ Road where you may see herds of reindeer, as you head to one of the oldest churches in Lapland. Travel through Europe’s last great wilderness to see the Urho Kekkonen National Park near the gold center of Tankavaara.
Stop at Karasjok to visit a Sami folk museum. Continue through unique scenery en route to North Cape. Journey to the northernmost point of mainland Europe, where you will enjoy a glass of bubbles and caviar in one of the most special places on Earth.
Enjoy a morning at leisure, before continuing your escorted journey to Alta.
Enjoy the morning at leisure to explore Alta as you wish. Maybe check out the Rock Art of Alta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of prehistoric rock carvings, or consider taking a wilderness trip on the river? Later, visit a working Husky farm to meet Trine Lyrek, a champion dog sledder. Learn about her Alaskan Huskies and the challenges she faces competing in marathon Arctic dog sled races. Trine's dogs are so highly trained that they are only allowed to bark when they know it's time for running! They're also very friendly and you'll be able to have a play if you wish. Afterwards, delight in a wonderful oven-baked Highlight Dinner of local specialties including salmon and the nutritious local game, reindeer, served with fresh salads and wine.
Pass Kåfjord where the German battleship Tirpitz was stationed during World War II. Continue to scenic Narvik.
Board a ferry to cross Tysfjord, then continue past Rago National Park.
Continue past the village of Hell to Trondheim. See the Market Square and the statue of Olav Tryggvason, along with the Nidaros Cathedral, Tyholt Tower and the Old Town Bridge.
Travel via lakes and snow-capped peaks to Lom. Arrive at Geirangerfjord to embark on a spectacular cruise.
Enjoy a whole day free for you to explore the fjords and mountains.
Travel through ‘Peer Gynt’ Country, inspiration for Greig. Continue on to Oslo.
Your Local Expert will show you the medieval Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace, before you visit the Viking Ship Museum and explore Frogner Park. Round off your travels with a Celebration Dinner, and raise your glass to toast your adventures.
Your departure transfer arrives at Oslo Airport at 7:15 am or 10:15 am.
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|12 Jul 18||1 Aug 18||$6,195$5,730pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||Request Quote Book Now|
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Room Supplement: from $1,380 p.p. up to $1,440 p.p.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $231 per person.
Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above. For details, click here.
AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift! Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.
Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation.
19 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 8 three-course table d'hôte Dinner or Buffets (D) with tea or coffee (D); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Signature Evening (SE) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
U.S. citizens traveling to Scandinavian countries – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland –must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Scandinavia.
Scandinavian countries do not share a common currency. Here are the currencies used by country:
Sweden – Swedish Krona
Norway – Norwegian Krone
Denmark – Danish Kroner
Finland – Euro
While it’s a good idea to have some money on you while you travel, you’ll usually find better exchange rates in your destination. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the country you’re visiting. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
Scandinavian cuisine is rich and hearty. Try a traditional ‘smørgasbord’ with a selection of meat, fish, salads, hot dishes, puddings and cheeses. Sample dishes prepared with a variety of seafood including smoked salmon, cod, herring, sardines and mackerel. Popular meats include reindeer, lamb and fowl. Coffee and milk are very popular, along with lager. Aquavit is the local spirit, and is usually served chilled. Wines and other spirits are imported products and are very expensive.
When dining out it is appropriate to leave 5-10 percent gratuity if a service charge has not already been added to your bill.
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend the equivalent of €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit. A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
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