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Legends of the North

14 days
13 nights

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Rates:

$ 3,235.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,260.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,850.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 2,515.00 (Child 07-12 years)

 

Dates:

May 09, 2017 - May 22, 2017 
May 23, 2017 - Jun 05, 2017 
Jun 06, 2017 - Jun 19, 2017 
Jun 20, 2017 - Jul 03, 2017 
Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017 
Aug 01, 2017 - Aug 14, 2017 
Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017 sold
Sep 12, 2017 - Sep 25, 2017 

Hotels:

  • Helsinki - Scandic Grand Marina Hotel or similar
  • Tallinn - Sokos Viru Hotel or similar
  • Stockholm - Clarion Hotel Stockholm or similar
  • Hamar - Scandic Hamar or similar
  • Geiranger - Union Hotel or similar
  • Balestrand - Kvikne’s Hotel or similar
  • Bergen - Zander K Hotel or similar
  • Geilo - Bardøla Hoyfjellshotell or similar
  • Oslo - Thon Hotel Opera or similar
  • Copenhagen - Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel or similar

Included:

  • 11 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels) with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
  • 2 overnights in sea-side cabins on board Silja Line and DFDS Seaways with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
  • 6 dinners included – 1 on board Silja Line, 1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo and 1 on board DFDS Seaways.
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout the whole program.
  • City tours of the capitals with local English-speaking guides.
  • Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelts, toilet and free Wi-Fi on board.
  • 2 Mini cruises on the Norwegian fjords of Geiranger Fjord and Nærøy Fjord – Sogne Fjord.
  • Scenic rail road trip with Flam Railway.
  • Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier.

Itinerary:

Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark

Day 1  : Helsinki

Individual arrival to the hotel. At 6 pm meet your tour escort who will be staying with you for the entire tour.

Day 2  : Helsinki –Tallinn

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Morning city tour of the Finnish capital with a local guide.We will see the colourful harbour market, the neo-classical Senate Square, the Cathedral, the Sibelius monument, the Russian orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and the famous Church in the Rock; Temppeliaukio.
Some time at leisure. Late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the ferry to Tallinn. Upon arrival to Tallinn transfer to your hotel.

Day 3  : Tallinn– Silja Line

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Morning city tour of the Estonian capital with a local guide.
We will admire the Alexandre Nevski church, Dome church, and the 13-14th century Castle, where the Estonian Parliament is seated today Through the narrow cobbled-stoned lanes we walk to the town Hall Square with the 15th century Town Halll, the 15th century pharmacy, and the buildings of Great Guild and Brotherhood of Blackheads. Some time at leisure. Late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the overnight cruise to Stockholm.
Buffet dinner on board with wine/beer and soft drinks.
Overnight in sea-view cabins.

Day 4  : Stockholm

Breakfast buffet on board as you sail through the breath-taking Stockholm archipelago.
Morning city tour of Stockholm with a local guide who will take you on a guided tour of the Swedish capital. From Fjällgatan you will have the view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected by bridges. We will visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colours, Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Afternoon free.

Day 5  : Stockholm

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Day at leisure in Stockholm or maybe join an optional tour to visit the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held and the fascinating Vasa Ship museum with the unique wooden warship who sank in Stockholm’s harbour on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact 333 years later.

Day 6  : Stockholm – Hamar

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway passing open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. We stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Värmland beautifully located on the shores of Lake Värnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway we continue to Hamar located by Norway’s largest Lake Mjøsa.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 7  : Hamar– Lom – Geiranger

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. We continue north through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley.
In Lom we stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Our route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains give a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 8  : Geiranger – Briksdal Glacier – Balestrand

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”.
Continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view.
After the glacier experience sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as we drive towards Balestrand. Our route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park.
Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 9  : Balestrand – Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. We then continue to Gudvangen, where we board a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as we sail into the Nærøy fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains.
Disembark in Flåm and we continue with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss where the coach awaits our arrival and take us to Bergen.

Day 10  : Bergen – Geilo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
The guided tour of Bergen will take us to the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League.
Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen
In the afternoon we continue towards the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. We make a stop at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with has a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and reaching the resort town of Geilo.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 11  : Geilo– Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
This morning we head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch before going on the guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc.
Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge.

Day 12  : Oslo – DFDS Cruise

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Morning free to continue exploring Oslo, maybe visit some of the famous maritime museums such as the Viking Ships or the Polar ship Fram.
Late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen.
Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or one of the cafés or bars on board. Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgåsbord buffet.
Overnight in sea-view cabins.

Day 13  : Copenhagen

Breakfast buffet onboard as you sail into Copenhagen.
Upon arrival in Copenhagen meet your local guide showing you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals etc.
Afternoon free to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own.

Day 14  : Departure Copenhagen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Notes:

Pre or post night accommodation on BB basis – always on request basis.

Helsinki- Scandic Grand Marina Hotel - $165(Twin room) or $160 (Single room)
Copenhagen - Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel - $255(Twin room) or $240 (Single room)

Transfer in Helsinki: $197 per transfer
Transfer in Stockholm: $214 per transfer
Transfer in Copenhagen: $180 per transfer

*Supplement total $75 if the service takes place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. (regardless of the number of passengers).

The driving distances on our Scandinavian tours vary a lot from day to day. The longest day in Norway is Geiranger – Oslo when we travel approx. 10-11 hours including several stops for restrooms, lunch, and sightseeing.

No hiking is involved, you can opt out of walking too much, but must be able to get in/out of the bus, ferries, etc. on your own. We need to know in advance if they need to carry any medical aids to arrange proper storage and other logistics.