Breathtaking surroundings, the Arctic Circle, educate rides, cruises, vibrant cities, and a lot extra wait for you in this incredible Scandinavia excursion. Scenic highlights encompass a stunning, in a single day cruise from Copenhagen to Norway in satisfactory, outside, 2-berth…
Breathtaking surroundings, the Arctic Circle, educate rides, cruises, vibrant cities, and a lot extra wait for you in this incredible Scandinavia excursion. Scenic highlights encompass a stunning, in a single day cruise from Copenhagen to Norway in satisfactory, outside, 2-berth cabins with personal facilities; a train experience among Bergen and Oslo, considered one of the world’s most scenic teach rides; ferry rides from Sweden to Denmark and throughout Hardangerfjord in Norway; and a dazzling journey on the Flam educate with a number of Norway’s most magnificent surroundings, consisting of Kjosfossen Waterfall, with its water cascading down the mountainside—a unique experience supplied by Globus.
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ARRIVE IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
Welcome to Stockholm! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your inn. (D)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide capabilities the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, and a stroll through the OLD TOWN. Also go to the blue and gold chambers inside the CITY HALL, in which the once a year Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our interesting non-compulsory tours to make the most of your stay. (B)
Enjoy the Swedish geographical region in the course of a relaxed power south thru Lake Malar and Lake Vattern to Helsingborg. Cross via FERRY to Denmark and enjoy perspectives of Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle at Elsinore. Arrive in Copenhagen, proud capital of Denmark. (B)
COPENHAGEN. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSLO HARBOUR, NORWAY.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to extremely good ROSENBORG CASTLE, wherein some of the crown jewels of Denmark are held. Here, appreciate the excellent Throne Chair, made from narwhal tusks-the simplest one in all its type within the international! Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theatre, and stop for photographs of Amalienborg Palace and the LITTLE MERMAID statue. In the past due afternoon, board your ship for the overnight KATTEGAT & OSLOFJORD CRUISE to Norway. Dinner might be served at the ship. (B, D)
After disembarkation, experience a guided visit to the HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of u . S .’s last wood churches. Via Lake Tinnsjoen – in which saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, ruining Nazi hopes of prevailing the race for the atomic bomb – enter the Rjukan Valley. Then, the spotlight of the day: a guided visit of MORK, scene of the daring sabotage movement featured within the film The Heroes of Telemark. Learn about the dramatic occasions of 1943 and about the generation of hydroelectric electricity generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Continue to rustic, unspoiled Telemark. (B, D)
Drive alongside Lake Totak to the Haukeli mountains, where polar explorer and Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen prepared his polar excursion. Admire thundering Latefoss Waterfall and keep thru Odda and the orchards along Sorfjord, whose tranquil splendor turned into the muse for Grieg’s Morning Mood. Cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY, and arrive in picturesque Bergen. This night, a unique dinner with wine at a neighborhood restaurant has been organized for you. (B, D)
During your orientation excursion, pay attention approximately the town’s 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League, and journey the FUNICULAR as much as Mount Floyen. Exciting non-obligatory tours are to be had. (B)
A notable day embarks on a calming CRUISE on stunning Naeroyfjord and Sognefjord. Arrive in Flam, and experience an astounding journey on the FLAM TRAIN and see the mind-blowing Kjosfossen waterfall. At the Myrdal mountain station, alternate to the BERGEN-OSLO TRAIN, which takes you via Hardanger National Park and the beautiful Hallingdal Valley to Norway’s proud capital. (B, D)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide capabilities 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 free, with a risk to enroll in a non-compulsory tour to the relics of an excellent seafaring beyond. (B)
Board your flight to Tromso and arrive within the international’s most northern university metropolis, starting point for many outstanding polar explorers. Here, winters can be difficult and summers typically especially heat due to the warm gulf currents and the “Midnight Sun.” During your orientation, go to the ARCTIC CATHEDRAL. (B)
Leave the capital of northern Norway and hold your journey northwards. Enjoy FERRY CROSSINGS on the Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, the maximum brilliant ferry rides because of the breathtaking perspectives of the Lyngen Alps and their glaciers, and arrive in Alta, in which your orientation capabilities a go to to the extraordinary ROCK CARVINGS, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B, D)
This morning, drive to Honningsvag, the northernmost factor of the North Cape, and find out the NORTH CAPE VISITOR CENTRE, a sheer cliff growing 305-meters (1,000-toes) 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’s miles called with the aid of the natives. Stop in Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament, wherein a highlight visit is covered to Sven Engholm’s HUSKY FARM. Sven has led expeditions to Spitsbergen, Siberia, and Greenland, and won the longest sled canine race numerous times. Enjoy traditional snacks right here, they maintain to the Sami village of Ivalo on your in a single day live. (B, D)
Cross the Arctic Circle (sixty six’31’N), and stop at SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, with a threat to peer Father Christmas himself. Here you may receive your Arctic Circle Certificate. Continue to Rovaniemi, where an orientation features the Town Hall, the Library, and the Lappia House. Tonight is your danger to sign up for an elective dinner at a Sami domestic. (B)
A cozy force south to the college town of Oulu, where there’s time to have lunch earlier than persevering with to Jyvaskyla. (B, D)
Arrive at the international ski inn of Lahti, with its three massive ski jumps. Then, hold through Jarvenpaa, composer Jean Sibelius’ native land, to Helsinki, capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing features the City Hall and the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the enormous railroad station, the notable LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, the SIBELIUS MONUMENT, and Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (B)
A complete day at amusement offers the opportunity to enroll in an elective tour to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, called one of the “Pearls of the Baltic Countries.” Tonight, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at the hotel to have a good time the fulfillment of your Arctic adventure. (B, D)