The Grand Scandinavian Circle

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Northern Europe

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities and Nordic culture beckon on this inspiring Scandinavian adventure. Take an exhilarating husky sled ride through the forests of Lapland, meet Father Christmas in his workshop and explore the vibrant Scandinavian capitals on this inspiring Scandi adventure.

At a glance


  • Stockholm Welcome dinner. Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town and visit to the City Hall. Optional excursions.
  • Copenhagen Guided sightseeing, see the Little Mermaid and visit Rosenborg Castle. Optional excursions.
  • Telemark Guided visits of the Heddal stave church and Vemork. Admire Låtefoss Waterfall.
  • Rovaniemi Visit Santa Claus Village, receive your Arctic Circle Certificate and have an orientation tour.
  • Helsinki Guided sightseeing of Sibelius Monument, Lutheran Cathedral and the open-air market. Farewell dinner.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities and Nordic culture beckon on this inspiring Scandinavian adventure. Take an exhilarating husky sled ride through the forests of Lapland, meet Father Christmas in his workshop and explore the vibrant Scandinavian capitals on this inspiring Scandi adventure.

Total meals included:

  • 17 breakfasts, 10 dinners

UK - Stockholm

Day
1

Fly to Stockholm where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director, travelling companions and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stockholm

Day
2

Sightseeing with a local guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church and a walk through the Old Town. Also visit the blue and gold chambers in the City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stockholm - Copenhagen

Day
3

Enjoy the Swedish countryside during a comfortable drive south via Lake Mälar and Lake Vättern to Helsingborg. Cross by ferry to Denmark and enjoy views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle at Elsinore. Arrive in Copenhagen, proud capital of Denmark.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Copenhagen - Oslo Harbour

Day
4

Sightseeing with a local guide features the Church of Our Saviour and the Stock Exchange on the way to splendid Rosenborg Castle, where some of the crown jewels of Denmark are held. Here, admire the incredible Throne Chair, made from narwhal tusks - the only one of its kind in the world! Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theatre, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and the Little Mermaid statue. In the late afternoon, board your ship for an overnight Kattegat & Oslofjord cruise to Norway. Dinner will be served on the ship.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oslo Harbour - Heddal - Vermok - Telemark

Day
5

After disembarkation, enjoy a guided visit to the Heddal Stave Church, the largest of the country's remaining beautiful wooden churches. Via Lake Tinnsjøen - where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, ruining Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb - enter the Rjukan Valley. Then, the highlight of the day: a guided visit of Vermok, scene of the daring sabotage action featured in the movie The Heroes of Telemark. Learn about the dramatic events of 1943 and about the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway's economy. Continue to rustic, unspoiled Telemark.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Telemark - Bergen

Day
6

Drive along Lake Totak to the Haukeli mountains, where polar explorer and Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen prepared his polar expedition. Admire thundering Låtefoss Waterfall and continue via Odda and the orchards along Sørfjord, whose tranquil splendour was the inspiration for Grieg's Morning Mood. Cross Hardangerfjord by ferry, and arrive in picturesque Bergen. This evening, a special dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared for you.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bergen

Day
7

During your orientation tour, hear about the city's 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League, and ride the Funicular up to Mount Fløyen. Exciting optional excursions are available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bergen - Flam - Oslo

Day
8

Embark for a relaxing cruise on beautiful Nærøyfjord and Sognefjord. Arrive in Flåm, and experience a spectacular ride on the Flåm and see the magnificent Kjosfossen waterfall. At the Myrdal mountain station, change to the Bergen-Oslo train, which takes you through Hardanger National Park and the beautiful Hallingdal Valley to Norway's proud capital.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oslo

Day
9

Sightseeing with a local guide features 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 free, with a chance to join an optional excursion to the relics of a glorious seafaring past.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oslo - Tromso

Day
10

Board your flight to Tromsø and arrive in the world's most northern university city, starting point of many great polar explorers. Here, winters can be hard and summers usually surprisingly warm because of the warm gulf currents and the 'Midnight Sun.' During your orientation, visit the Arctic Cathedral.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tromso - Alta

Day
11

Leave the capital of northern Norway and continue your journey northwards. Enjoy ferry crossings on the Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, the most spectacular ferry rides because of the breathtaking views of the Lyngen Alps and their glaciers, and arrive in Alta, where your orientation features a visit to the spectacular rock carvings, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Alta - North Cape

Day
12

This morning, drive to Honningsvag, the northernmost point of the North Cape, and discover the North Cape Visitor Centre, a sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

North Cape - Karasjok - Ivalo

Day
13

Admire crystal-clear streams, sparkling lakes, tundra, and forests as you head south and penetrate deep into beautiful Lapland, as it is called by the natives. Stop in Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament, where a highlight visit is included to Sven Engholm's Husky Farm. Sven has led expeditions to Spitsbergen, Siberia, and Greenland, and won the longest sledge dog race several times. Enjoy traditional snacks here, then continue to the Sami village of Ivalo for your overnight stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ivalo - Arctic Circle - Rovaniemi

Day
14

Cross the Arctic Circle (66°31'N), and stop at Santa Claus Village, with a chance 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 chance to join an optional dinner at a Sami home.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Rovaniemi - Oulu - Jyväskylä

Day
15

A comfortable drive south to the university city of Oulu, where there is time to have lunch at leisure before continuing to Jyväskylä.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jyväskylä - Lahti - Helsinki

Day
16

Arrive in the international ski resort of Lahti, with its three enormous ski jumps. Then, continue via Järvenpää, composer Jean Sibelius' hometown, to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing features the City Hall and the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great Lutheran Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium, the Sibelius Monument, and Helsinki's local arts and crafts Open-Air Market.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Helsinki

Day
17

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, known as one of the 'Pearls of the Baltic Countries.' Tonight, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at the hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Helsinki - UK

Day
18

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Tour hotels will be as stated or similar.

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus 

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Stockholm: Scandic Continental
  • Copenhagen: Radisson Blu Scandinavia 
  • Telemark: Rauland Hogfjellshotell
  • Bergen: Scandic Ornen
  • Oslo: Scandic Victoria
  • Tromso: Scandic Ishavshotel
  • Alta: Scandic Hotel Alta
  • North Cape: Scandic Honningsvag
  • Ivalo: Hotel Ivalo 
  • Rovaniemi: Original Sokos Vaakuna
  • Jyvaskyla: Scandic Jyvaskyla
  • Helsinki: Scandic Simonkentta

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