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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring Helsinki with the help of your CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
An included orientation drive this morning features the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, and the great Lutheran Cathedral. Then, head north through unspoiled forests and lakes for an overnight in Kuopio.
Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km
Stop in the picturesque university town of Oulu, situated on the Bothnian Bay. Then, follow the shoreline as far as Kemi before heading inland to Rovaniemi.
Today’s Distance: 323 mi/ 520 km
A whole day to enjoy the capital of Finnish Lapland. For hundreds of years, it was famous for exporting furs and salmon to the world’s rich and powerful. Unfortunately, the town was destroyed during World War II. The new town, which you’ll visit during the orientation drive, was designed by Alvar Aalto in the shape of reindeer antlers. Sights include Lappia Hall, the Town Hall, the new modern church with its intriguing frescoes, and the Arctic Center. Afternoon at leisure or join an optional excursion to learn more about Lapland.
As you cross the Arctic Circle (66°31’N), you are in incomparable, unspoiled Lapland, land of reindeer and the midnight sun. Stop at the SANTA CLAUS WORKSHOP for a chance to meet Father Christmas himself. North to Sodankylä, where you see the charming Vanha Kirkko, Lapland’s oldest WOODEN CHURCH, dating back to the 17th century. At Tankavaara, visit the GOLD MUSEUM and try panning for gold if you wish. Overnight in Saariselkä, on the edge of the virgin wilderness and part of Finland’s major national park. It is the largest winter sport center in Finland, and a paradise for hikers and mountain-bike lovers in summer.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km
Cross into Norway for a visit to the fascinating SAPMI PARK. Head farther into Norway and along the beautiful Porsangen Fjord to Honningsvåg on the island of Magerøya, home to 4,000 people and 5,000 reindeer. Tonight, one of the highlights of this tour is the included drive to the NORTH CAPE, Europe’s last northern outpost, on a sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. From May 11 to July 31, if the sky is clear, you’ll see the Midnight Sun rolling just above the horizon!
Today’s Distance: 317 mi/ 510 km
Today, drive along the tip of Norway from Honningsvag to Alta, situated at the mouth of the world’s richest salmon river, for an overnight. An optional birdwatching experience is available to learn more about endemic species.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km
Continue your unforgettable journey south along the stunning shoreline of Norway. The road meanders along Kvaenangenfjord and Lyngenfjord. You are now in the Troms Province, still north of the Arctic Circle but with a climate mild enough to allow very successful farming.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km
This morning, enter Nordland. Not far from Mo I Rana, re-cross the Arctic Circle and return to a world where the sun rises and sets every day of the year. Overnight in the little town of Mo I Rana.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km
On the agenda today: picture stop in Mosjøen; spectacular LAKSFORSEN WATERFALL; the forests and rivers of the Namdalen Valley; and vistas of Trondheimsfjord, the World War II hideout of the German battleship Tirpitz.
Today’s Distance: 298 mi/ 480 km
Welcome to Norway’s third-largest city, where the whole day is available to do as you please! You could explore ancient Nidaros Cathedral, the 17th-century covered Old Town Bridge, and Kristiansten Fort, which stands guard over the city center; wander along the wharves lined with colorful warehouses; enjoy fantastic panoramic views from atop Tyholt Tower; check out one of the many museums dedicated to everything from chocolate and art to folk culture and the Norwegian Crown Regalia. Maybe just relax at the recreational area on nearby Munkholmen Island.
Leave Trondheim, also known as the “Gateway to the North,” this morning. Travel via the spectacular Atlantic Road from Christiansund to Molde to reach the majestic Geiranger area.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi/ 370 km
Enjoy this enchanting fjord area on your own or join the optional Geirangerfjord cruise.
Today, travel to Lom. Take pictures of the wooden stave church before heading toward the famous winter sport resort, Lillehammer, host city of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Overnight in lively Hamar, on the shores of Lake Mjøsa.
Today’s Distance: 211 mi/ 340 km
. In Oslo, enjoy vistas of Akerhus Castle, the 14th-century fortress guarding the harbor, a highlight on the guided included tour that features the VIKING SHIP MUSEUM, National Theater, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures of people and animals in FROGNER PARK.
Today’s Distance: 93 mi/ 150 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The Scandic Park hotel is located only a short walk away from the city centre of Helsinki. It is the perfect base for exploring Helsinki attractions, such as the Olympic Stadium, Linnanmäki Amusement Park or Sea Life Underwater World. You can also enjoy ballet and opera performances in the nearby Opera House or go see a concert in the Stadium.
Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi is an excellent choice, a versatile and cozy hospitality provider in the center of town, next to a beautiful park. The restaurants also offer something for everybody.
The hotel in Rovaniemi, Scandic Rovaniemi, is located in the center and has a restaurant, bar, room service, saunas and wireless internet access.
Constructed in the form of a holiday village, Holiday Club Saariselkä is a resort for the whole family. Holiday Club Saariselkä is the northernmost spa hotel and holiday home resort in Europe, if not in the whole world.
Rica Bryggen Hotel is located in the city center og Honningsvåg, close to the harbor. Its a 5 minutes walk from the Hurtigruten harbor.
A summer hotel centrally located next to the "Hurtigruten" quay and Honningsvag harbor. The area has a variety of experiences to offer. It is approx. 35 km to Nordkapp.
Centrally located, this modern 146-room hotel is situated above a small shopping centre and is just a few minutes walk away from the Northern lights Cathedral. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property, complimentary coffee is provided in the lobby, a rich breakfast buffet is served every morning and Italian dishes can be enjoyed in the adjacent Pizza restaurant.
The Quality Hotel™ Grand Royal is a full service conference hotel situated in the heart of Narvik. Experience Arctic nature and the Narvikfjellet ski resort nearby, and let your creativity flow at one of northern Norway's leading conference hotels.
Meyergården hotel is located in the city of Mo i Rana,5 minute walk to the railway station, 5 minute to walk to the Cathedral,1 minute to go to the Museum, 15 minute to drive to the Airport
Stay in one of Norway's tallest hotels and enjoy panoramic views over Lerkendal stadium from the 20th floor. The hotel has access to Lerkendal's facilities with capacity for 23,000 people and a 1420-sqm main room, which can be divided into 3.
Summer Hotel also encompassing the former Meroks Fjord Hotel.
First Hotel Victoria, Hamar's oldest hotel, is situated just 80 metres from the railway station and boasts a unique location with fantastic views of Lake Mjøsa.
Scandic Helsfyr is located in Oslo, a 6-minute walk from Helsfyr Metro Station and the airport shuttle bus. It offers free public parking upon availability and modern rooms with free WiFi.
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