28 days tour

Scandinavian Heritage (Small Groups, 28 Days)

This tour includes:

Guide

Bergen: Explore this Wooden City led by your Travel Director and hear about the seafaring traditions of this beautiful harbourside town. Kristiansand: During your orientation with your Travel Director, walk the city centre and see the Dom Kirke and Nupen Fountain. Trondheim: During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Market Square and its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt Tower and Old Town Bridge.

Meals

6 Dinner with Wine (DW) 27 Breakfast (B) 8 Dinner (D) 1 Lunch with Wine (LW) Oslo: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 17:30, to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine. Bergen: Enjoy an evening of dinner and wine at a local restaurant. Zupperia Matbørsen offers traditional Norwegian and European meal with an Asian twist. Aarhus: Savour a delightful meal prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Helsinki: Wander through the aromatic stalls of a traditional food market with your Local Expert and sample local produce, like liquorice or smoked reindeer. Alta: Savour a delicious oven-baked lunch of local seasonal specialities of fresh salmon or the local's favourite, reindeer, served with fresh salads and wine. Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner. Alta: Meet the Lyrek family and their huskies. Hear tales about their marathon Arctic dog sled races during a hearty lunch.

Others

Choose between two carefully selected activities Aarhus: Walk through the Botanical Gardens with your Local Expert and learn about Danish nature and flora. Aarhus: Join your Local Expert to visit Den Gamle By open air museum, offering a trip through 300 years of Danish culture. Choose between two carefully selected activities Rovaniemi: Meet Santa Claus when you visit his village where it is Christmas all year round! From his post office, you can make sure that Santa sends Christmas letters to friends and family back home come December. Rovaniemi: Join your Local Expert for a nature walk in the forest and admire the tranquil surroundings. : Cruise in high-class cabins with sea views. Karasjok: Visit the The Sámi Museum in Karasjok, displaying the largest cultural heritage collection of indigenous Sámi people in Norway. Admire a big part of its 5,000 items collection, spread across indoor and outdoor exhibits. The Sámi Museum in Karasjok educates its guests about the resiliency of the Sámi community and endeavors to safeguard indigenous-driven processes and traditional practices.The Sámi Museum advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities. Oslo: With your Local Expert, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace. Oslo: Take a moment to contemplate the interesting Vigeland sculptures when you visit Frogner Park. Stavanger: Fjord hop from Bergen to Stavanger. Bergen: With your Local Expert, see the many colourful stalls of the lively Fish Market and marvel at the 13th century Haakon's Hall. Lysefjord: Embrace spectacular scenery as you cruise through Lysefjord to the magnificent Pulpit Rock. See Vagabond's Cave, old mountain farms, idyllic islands and majestic scenery. Your cruiser is emission-free and uses eco-friendly technology for its navigation. Kristiansand: Sail across the Skagerrak as you cross from Kristiansand to Hirsthals. Aarhus: Walk through the Botanical Gardens with your Local Expert and learn about Danish nature and flora. Aarhus: Join your Local Expert to visit Den Gamle By open air museum, offering a trip through 300 years of Danish culture. Odense: Travel by ferry to the island of Fyn, Denmark's third largest island. Odense: Be enchanted by the tales of Hans Christian Anderson's life when you visit the museum dedicated to his life and works. Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous entertainment park, full of fantasy, fun and charm. Copenhagen: With your Local Expert, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and the unusual Rundertaarn, which is the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe. Copenhagen: Visit the impressive 18th century Copenhagen Cathedral, designed by Christian Frederik Hansen, known for its neoclassical architecture and for featuring the largest bell in Denmark. Oresund Bridge: Cross this magnificent feat of engineering. It's the longest road and rail bridge in Europe, spanning 8 kilometres. Stockholm: With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles. You'll also see the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held. Stockholm: With your Local Expert, visit Gamla Stan to see the cathedral where Swedish kings have been coronated and wander the narrow streets of the Old Town. Helsinki: Admire the beautiful views from your high-class, sea-view cabin as your cruise through the largest archipelago in the world, from Stockholm to Helsinki. Helsinki: Your Local Expert will show you the sights of the harbour city. Wander through the aromatic stalls of a traditional food market and sample local produce like liquorice or smoked reindeer before enjoying free time to explore the harbour of this fascinating city of design. Kuopio: Admire the spectacular panoramic views from atop Puijo Tower. Oulu: Visit Northern Finland's oldest city. It is also one of the most important harbour cities in all of Northern Europe. Rovaniemi: Meet Santa Claus when you visit his village where it is Christmas all year round! From his post office, you can make sure that Santa sends Christmas letters to friends and family back home come December. Rovaniemi: Join your Local Expert for a nature walk in the forest and admire the tranquil surroundings. Rovaniemi: See Alvar Aalto's Town Hall and visit the cathedral. You'll even receive an Arctic Circle Crossing certificate. Sodankyla: Visit one of Lapland's oldest churches. Ivalo: Enjoy an orientation as you arrive into the village. Karasjok: See the Sami Parliament and continue on to visit the museum devoted to Sami history and culture, offering a glimpse into the old Sami lifestyle. North Cape: Journey to mainland Europe's most northern point to see something that doesn't happen - sunset! Even at midnight, the sun clings to the horizon. This once-in-a-lifetime unique experience is accompanied by champagne and caviar to make it even more special. Stand near the fence of the towering cliffs, dramatically rising out of the sea and you will feel as if you are on the edge of the world, and you literally are. Narvik: Learn more about the scenic town of Narvik and its history as you gaze upon the majestic mountains that surround the town. Mosjoen: See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings and Norway's oldest octagonal church. Trondheim: Tell all your friends you travelled through! Geiranger: Enjoy an orientation of Geiranger to learn more about this small village and the surrounding Fjords. Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls and lush green vegetation. Lillehammer: Explore the town where the 1994 Winter Olympics were held.

Transport

: Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available). : If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport. : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.

Accommodation

27 nights in twin-share rooms at hand-picked hotels

Hygieneprotocol

All guests travelling with Insight Vacations through December 31, 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid, depending on the travel destination. Children not eligible for vaccination and/or booster at the time of travel must provide a verifiable and negative Covid-19 test result, taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) for all tours departing until December 31, 2022. While highly recommended, COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are no longer required for guests traveling with us from January 1, 2023 onward. It is your client’s responsibly to comply with specific vaccine and/or booster requirements imposed by airlines and/or authorities in the destinations visited, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues, which may be more restrictive than the above. No refunds will be given if they are unable to undertake some or all of their vacation due to failure to comply with these requirements.

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Others

Other activities and services are not included

Flights

International flights are not included

Optional

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Insurance

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Itinerary of your trip Scandinavian Heritage (Small Groups, 28 Days)

  • Day 1 Day 1: Welcome To Oslo
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Welcome To Oslo

      On arrival at Oslo airport, your transfer will leave for the hotel at 09:30, 12:00 or 14:30.Join your Travel Director at 17:30, to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine.

  • Day 2 Day 2: Cosmopolitan Oslo Relaxed Start
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Cosmopolitan Oslo Relaxed Start

      In the morning, sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you the spires and ramparts of medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, as well as the Royal Palace and the area around the Opera House. Wander through Frogner Park, housing the intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The afternoon is at your leisure, maybe explore City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held?

  • Day 3 Day 3: Oslo City To Coastal Bergen
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Oslo City To Coastal Bergen

      Journey across the Hardanger Plateau, Europe's greatest mountain plateau and the largest national park in the Nordic countries, before arriving at your hotel in the historic port of Bergen. In the evening, savour a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

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Tour leaving from Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway; this city is modern and cosmopolitan. It is one of the most sustainable places and has gorgeous natural landscapes. This is also a cultural site, where there are several museums related to the history of the vikings.

Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Average

There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 5 / Max: 99

Age range allowed for this experience.

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