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Breathtaking scenery, the Arctic Circle, educate rides, cruises, colorful cities, and a lot greater wait for you on this incredible Scandinavia excursion. Scenic highlights encompass a beautiful, in a single day cruise from Copenhagen to Norway in nice, out of doors, 2-berth cabins with non-public facilities; a teach ride between Bergen and Oslo, considered one of the world’s maximum scenic educate rides; ferry rides from Sweden to Denmark and throughout Hardangerfjord in Norway; and a stunning ride at the Flam train with a number of Norway’s most magnificent surroundings, consisting of Kjosfossen Waterfall, with its water cascading down the mountainside—a unique experience provided through Globus.
ARRIVE IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
Welcome to Stockholm! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling partners for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide capabilities the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, and a stroll thru the OLD TOWN. Also go to the blue and gold chambers within the CITY HALL, in which the yearly Nobel Prize dinner party is held. Choose from our thrilling non-obligatory tours to make the maximum of your stay. (B)
Enjoy the Swedish geographical region in the course of a comfortable drive south via Lake Malar and Lake Vattern to Helsingborg. Cross via FERRY to Denmark and revel in views 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 manner to notable ROSENBORG CASTLE, in which a number of the crown jewels of Denmark are held. Here, recognizing the terrific Throne Chair, crafted from narwhal tusks-the simplest certainly one of its kind in the global! Drive beyond the National Museum and the Royal Theatre, and forestall for snapshots of Amalienborg Palace and the LITTLE MERMAID statue. In the overdue afternoon, a board you’re delivering for them in a single day KATTEGAT & OSLOFJORD CRUISE to Norway. Dinner may be served at the delivery. (B, D)
After disembarkation, enjoy a guided visit to the HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the most important of the country’s final wood church buildings. Via Lake Tinnsjoen – where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, ruining Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb – input the Rjukan Valley. Then, the spotlight of the day: a guided go to of MORK, scene of the daring sabotage motion featured within the movie The Heroes of Telemark. Learn about the dramatic events of 1943 and about the era of hydroelectric energy era, one of the pillars of Norway’s economic system. Continue to rustic, unspoiled Telemark. (B, D)
Drive along Lake Totak to the Haukeli mountains, in which polar explorer and Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen prepared his polar expedition. Admire thundering Latefoss Waterfall and continue via Odda and the orchards alongside Sorfjord, whose tranquil splendor turned into the inspiration for Grieg’s Morning Mood. Cross Hardangerfjord by using FERRY, and arrive in picturesque Bergen. This evening, a special dinner with wine at a local eating place has been prepared for you. (B, D)
During your orientation excursion, listen to the metropolis’s eleventh-century origins and its affiliation with the Hanseatic League, and journey the FUNICULAR up to Mount Floyen. Exciting optional tours are available. (B)
An amazing day embarks for a chilled CRUISE on beautiful Naeroyfjord and Sognefjord. Arrive in Flam, and revel in a dazzling ride on the FLAM TRAIN and notice the magnificent Kjosfossen waterfall. At the Myrdal mountain station, change 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 loose, with a danger to enroll in an optional excursion to the relics of a glorious seafaring beyond. (B)
Board your flight to Tromso and arrive within the global’s most northern college town, starting point for many wonderful polar explorers. Here, winters can be difficult and summers commonly exceptionally warm due to the nice and cozy gulf currents and the “Midnight Sun.” During your orientation, visit the ARCTIC CATHEDRAL. (B)
Leave the capital of northern Norway and keep your adventure northwards. Enjoy FERRY CROSSINGS at the Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, the maximum impressive ferry rides due to the breathtaking views of the Lyngen Alps and their glaciers, and arrive in Alta, wherein your orientation functions a go to to the stunning ROCK CARVINGS, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B, D)
This morning, force 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-feet) from the Atlantic Ocean. (B, D)
NORTH CAPE-KARASJOK-IVALO, FINLAND.
Admire crystal-clear streams, sparkling lakes, tundra, and forests as you head south and penetrate deep into stunning Lapland, as it is called with the aid of the natives. Stop in Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament, where a spotlight visit is protected to Sven Engholm’s HUSKY FARM. Sven has led expeditions to Spitsbergen, Siberia, and Greenland, and gained the longest sled dog race several instances. Enjoy conventional snacks right here, then continue to the Sami village of Ivalo in your overnight stay. (B, D)
Cross the Arctic Circle (66’31’N), and stop at SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, with a hazard to see Father Christmas himself. Here you will 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 a non-compulsory dinner at a Sami home. (B)
An at ease pressure south to the university town of Oulu, wherein there’s time to have lunch earlier than continuing to Jyvaskyla. (B, D)
Arrive at the international ski inn of Lahti, with its three huge ski jumps. Then, keep through Jarvenpaa, composer Jean Sibelius’ place of origin, to Helsinki, capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing capabilities the City Hall and the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the huge railroad station, the first rate LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, the SIBELIUS MONUMENT, and Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (B)
A complete day at leisure offers the possibility to sign up for an elective excursion to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, referred to as one of the “Pearls of the Baltic Countries.” Tonight, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you on the hotel to have a good time the fulfillment of your Arctic journey. (B, D)