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Nordic Adventure

20 Days 3 Countries 15 Cities

Your very-own Arctic Scandinavian adventure, complete with tales of ancient Viking kings and Lapland stories of Sami culture.

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About this trip

Your very-own Arctic Scandinavian adventure at the top of the world, complete with tales of ancient Viking kings and Lapland stories of Sami culture. Travel through dramatic fjord and glacier landscapes, view the world's northern-most university and meet Santa in Rovaniemi. You'll see the Scandinavian capitals and visit the North Cape Visitor Centre where you can witness the land of the midnight sun


Trip type: Regional Explorer i

Trip code: SCNO

19 Nights

accommodation

28 Meals
  • 19 full Scandinavian breakfasts

  • 9 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Day 1

Arrive Oslo (2 Nights)

Day 2

Oslo Sightseeing

Day 3

Oslo – Hamar – Lillehammer

Day 4

Lillehammer – Lom – Geiranger

Day 5

Geiranger – Trondheim

Day 6

Trondheim – Mosjøen

Day 7

Mosjøen – Narvik

Day 8

Narvik – Tromsø (2 Nights)

Day 9

Tromsø Sightseeing

Day 10

Tromsø – Alta

Day 11

Alta – Honningsvåg

Day 12

Honningsvåg – Saariselkä

Rovaniemi, Finland

Day 13

Saariselkä – Rovaniemi (2 Nights)

Lapland, Finland

Day 14

Rovaniemi Sightseeing

Jyvaskyla, Finland

Day 15

Rovaniemi – Jyväskylä

Day 16

Jyväskylä – Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

Day 17

Helsinki – At Sea

Day 18

At Sea – Stockholm Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Day 19

Stockholm

Day 20

Depart Stockholm

Day 1

Arrive Oslo (2 Nights)

Welcome to Oslo. Relax and unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Norway's lively capital city. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers later this evening for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Radisson Blu Scandinavia

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Oslo Sightseeing

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour this morning which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Oslo – Hamar – Lillehammer

This morning leave Oslo and stop to view the unusual Olympic ice rink beside the largest lake in Norway at Hamar. In Lillehammer hear all about the Winter Olympics which took place in the city in 1994 - which were noteworthy for their environmental conservation.

Hotel

Lillehammer

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Lillehammer – Lom – Geiranger

Travel to the mountain village of Lom and visit one of the most beautiful stave churches in the country. Stave churches are constructed out of wood and many in Norway date from the 12th and 13th centuries. This afternoon arrive at spectacular Geiranger Fjord - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Hotel

Geiranger Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Geiranger – Trondheim

Travel through spectacular scenery enroute to Norway's third largest city Trondheim. Once the seat of ancient Viking kings, Trondheim has many interesting sights to see associated with its illustrious history including the Market Square, Nidaros Cathedral and the Tyholt Tower.

Hotel

Clarion

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Trondheim – Mosjøen

Today head north to a town located just 80 km south of the Arctic Circle. Travel past mountains, glaciers and small towns with wooden buildings and stop to view the impressive Laksfoss Falls. Upon arrival, dinner will be served at your hotel.

Hotel

Fru Haugans

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Day 7

Mosjøen – Narvik

Cross over and into the Arctic Circle today and head north to Narvik - a northern community located in some of the most stunning scenery. Hear tales about how this part of Norway had a part to play in the Second World War.

Hotel

Scandic Grand Royal

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 7

Day 8

Narvik – Tromsø (2 Nights)

Travel today to Tromso which is a major cultural hub within the Arctic Circle and known as 'Capital of the Arctic'. The area is famed for being one of the best places to view the spectacular Northern Lights which sometimes light up the night sky in the winter months. The town is characterised by century old wooden houses.

Hotel

Clarion The Edge

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 8

Day 9

Tromsø Sightseeing

Enjoy a free day to relax in Tromso home to the Arctic Cathedral and university. Explore the town - alternatively, your Travel Director will suggest some Optional Experiences for you to consider.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Tromsø – Alta

Today your journey takes you through spectacular countryside with ferry crossings that will give you outstanding views of glaciers, water and mountains. Arrive in Alta and hear about how the town was seriously destroyed by fire near the end of the Second World War. View the Cathedral of the Northern Lights.

Hotel

Thon

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Alta – Honningsvåg

This morning drive to Honningsvag the northernmost point of the North Cape. After free time, check into your hotel for dinner. Later enjoy champagne and caviar as you witness the breath-taking views of the land of the midnight sun at the North Cape Visitor Centre.

Hotel

Scandic Nordkapp

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 11

Day 12

Honningsvåg – Saariselkä

Travel through the epic scenery of Finnish Lapland to the popular resort of Saariselka. In summer, the midnight sun shines for two whole months in Saariselka and the Sami culture is still very much in evidence in everyday life.

Hotel

Santa Claus Tuturi

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 12

Day 13

Saariselkä – Rovaniemi (2 Nights)

This morning travel south to Rovaniemi. This town is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, and the city's most famous resident can be visited every day of the year at the Santa Claus Village right on the Arctic Circle, an attraction that draws more than 300,000 annual visitors from all around the world.

Hotel

Rantisipi Pohjanhovi

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 13

Day 14

Rovaniemi Sightseeing

Today an orientation features the Town Hall, the Library and the Lappia House. Enjoy a special Be My Guest experience this evening at a family run reindeer farm including a traditional dinner.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 14

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Rovaniemi – Jyväskylä

Jyvaskyla; is located in a region known as the Finnish Lakeland as it is surrounded by 328 lakes. The city has a nickname - "Athens of Finland". This nickname refers to the major role of Jyvaskyla as an educational centre as it was the first place in the world to provide education in Finnish. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.

Hotel

Scandic

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 15

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Jyväskylä – Helsinki

Travel south to the vibrant seaside capital city of Helsinki where you meet your Local Specialist. See the city's sights including the Sibelius Monument, Olympic Stadium, Opera House Finlandia Hall and Senate and Market Squares. This evening is free to enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant of your choice.

Hotel

Scandic Grand Marina

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 16

Day 17

Helsinki – At Sea

Enjoy a leisurely morning and afternoon in the city before embarking your overnight Baltic Sea mini cruise.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 17

Day 18

At Sea – Stockholm Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Upon arrival into Stockholm this morning meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the bustling Swedish capital. Explore the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held and view the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and Royal Palace.

Hotel

Quality Globe

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 18

Day 19

Stockholm

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city further or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Vasa Museum showcasing the 17th century warship reclaimed from the seabed after 300 years. Later join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 19

Day 20

Depart Stockholm

Say goodbye to Sweden, your Travel Director and travelling companions as your unforgettable trip comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 20

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Located on the magnificent Geiranger Fjord, Hotel Geiranger offers spectacular views and authentic Norwegian hospitality

  • Be My Guest
    Share an authentic Lappish dinner accompanied by tales of reindeer farming on this visit to a traditional Rovaniemi reindeer that has been in operation for over 30 years

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit Rovaniemi, the hometown of Santa Clause, and meet its famous resident

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm

    • Orientation of the Olympic town of Lillehammer, Trondheim, Narvik, Tromso, Saariselkä and Rovaniemi

    • View Oslo's Royal Palace, the Geiranger Fjord, Laksfoss Falls, the Cathedral of the Northern Lights in Alta

    • Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Hamar, the Stave Church at Lom, North Cape Visitor Centre and Stockholm's City Hall


What's Included

Dining

    • 19 full Scandinavian breakfasts

    • 9 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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The Trafalgar Experience

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20 Days, 3 Countries, 15 Cities

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