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The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour

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Breathtaking scenery, the Arctic Circle, educational rides, cruises, colorful cities, and much greater wait for you on this incredible Scandinavia excursion. Scenic highlights encompass a beautiful, single-day cruise from Copenhagen to Norway in friendly, 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 education rides; ferry rides from Sweden to Denmark and throughout Hardangerfjord in Norway; and a stunning ride at the Flam train with some 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)

STOCKHOLM.

Sightseeing with a Local Guide capability at the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, and a stroll thru the OLD TOWN. Also, go to the blue and gold chambers within the CITY HALL, where the yearly Nobel Prize dinner party is held. Please choose from our thrilling non-obligatory tours to maximize your stay. (B)

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STOCKHOLM-COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.

Enjoy the Swedish geographical region during 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, the 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 in the manner of notable ROSENBORG CASTLE, in which a number of the crown jewels of Denmark are held. Here, recognize 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)

OSLO HARBOUR-HEDDAL-MORK-TELEMARK.

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 atomic bomb’s race – input the Rjukan Valley. Then, the spotlight of the day: a guided go-to of MORK, a scene of the daring sabotage motion featured within the movie The Heroes of Telemark. Learn about the dramatic events of 1943 and the hydroelectric energy era, one of the pillars of Norway’s economic system. Continue to rustic, unspoiled Telemark. (B, D)

TELEMARK-BERGEN.

Drive along Lake Total to the Haukeli mountains, where 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 inspired 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)

BERGEN.

Listen to the metropolis’s eleventh-century origins and affiliation with the Hanseatic League during your orientation excursion, and journey the FUNICULAR to Mount Floyen. Exciting optional tours are available. (B)

BERGEN-FLAM-OSLO.

An amazing day embarks on a chilled CRUISE on beautiful Naeroyfjord and Sognefjord. Arrive in Flam, 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)

OSLO.

Sightseeing with a Local Guide capability at 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 the danger of enrolling in an optional excursion to the relics of glorious seafaring beyond. (B)

OSLO-TROMSO.

Board your flight to Tromso and arrive within the global’s most northern college town, starting point for many excellent polar explorers. Here, winters can be brutal, and summers are commonly exceptionally warm due to the friendly and cozy gulf currents and the “Midnight Sun.” During your orientation, visit the ARCTIC CATHEDRAL. (B)

TROMSO-ALTA.

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)

ALTA-NORTH CAPE.

This morning, forced to Honningsvag, the North Cape’s northernmost factor, 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 Sami Parliament seat, 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 in several instances. Enjoy conventional snacks here, then continue to the Sami village of Ivalo during your overnight stay. (B, D)

IVALO-ARCTIC CIRCLE-ROVANIEMI.

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)

ROVANIEMI-OULU-JYVASKYLA.

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)

JYVASKYLA-LAHTI-HELSINKI.

Please 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, the 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)

HELSINKI.

A complete day at leisure offers the possibility to sign up for an elective excursion to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, referred to as one of the “Pearls of the Baltic Countries.” Tonight, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at the hotel to have a good time at the fulfillment of your Arctic journey. (B, D)

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