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24 Day Grand Scandinavia with Deluxe Baltic Sea Cruise

24 Day Grand Scandinavia with Deluxe Baltic Sea Cruise

This tour includes return international airfares. See the Fine Print section for further details.

Airfares
Included

A portion of this tour runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is self-guided, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Escorted Type
Partially Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace
These tours allow you to experience the destination at unsurpassed value. You'll travel with between 40-50 other guests depending on your selected tour*. Enjoy features such as a wide range of included sightseeing, comfortable accommodation and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.
*Note: group size may exceed this. Please refer to the important information section of the Fine Print to view maximum group size for your selected tour. 
Group Size
Group Tour - Classic

Hurtigruten's Norwegian Coastal Cruise along the scenic coast and fjords of Norway has often been praised as being one of the most beautiful voyages in the world. Each day of your voyage will yield unforgettable memories of natural beauty as you discover a coastline with an ever changing personality with a new revelation around every headland.

Cruise Style
Coastal Cruise
Classic Tour
362 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Return international airfares included
✓ Incredible sightseeing, including Finland’s buzzing capital Helsinki, vast landscapes above the Arctic Circle, an incredible opportunity to witness the North Cape’s Midnight Sun, a visit to the historic Nyhavn district in Copenhagen, and a deluxe cruise experience in the Baltic Sea
✓ 13 nights in quality 3 & 4-star accommodation 
✓ Overnight ferry ride from Oslo to Copenhagen, including private cabin 
✓ 7 nights on board the MSC Poesia in a deluxe interior stateroom (further upgrade options available) 
✓ Breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 8 dinners 
✓ Fully escorted by a professional English-speaking tour guide from day 2 - 16
✓ Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
✓ Entry fees to Helsinki’s Temppeliaukion Church, the Arktikum Centre in Rovaniemi and Alta Museum
✓ Visit to North Cape Hall with a glass of sparkling wine
✓ Port Charge and Hotel Service Charge

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Prepare to be inspired. Depart today for your journey to Scandinavia.

Note: Some flight may depart a day earlier

Hotel
Radisson Blu Seaside or Similar

Welcome to the White City of the North, Helsinki! Finland’s buzzing capital city is best-known for its art and culture, and innovative architecture. 

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Hotel
Sokos Kuopio or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning after breakfast you’ll be met by your guide and fellow travellers where you’ll explore the highlights of Helsinki. Senate Square, our start point, is home to Helsinki Cathedral, originally built as a tribute to Grand Duke Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia. We’ll move onto the Temppeliaukio Church, a Lutheran church which opened in 1969 and is built directly into solid rock (also known as the Church of the Rock and Rock Church) and is frequently used as a concert venue due to its amazing acoustics. 

After touring the city, we’ll travel to Kuopio, around a four hour drive away.  

Hotel
Original Sokos Vaakuna or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today we set off on a picturesque drive to our next destination in northern Finland, Rovaniemi (around six hours). We'll be driving through the scenic Finnish Lakeland region where there will be refreshment stops along the way, including a break at a lakeside cafe. 

We’ll arrive at tonight’s hotel where we’ll check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Hotel
Original Sokos Vaakuna or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today we’ll explore the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, including a visit to the Arktikum centre which is a science centre and museum, with its major exhibition, Arctic in Change, a highlight. You’ll learn more about this fascinating region and experience the coldness of the Arctic and the magic of blue ice in the cold room and more. 

Afterwards, stroll along the scenic banks of the Kemijoki River.

Hotel
Hotel Ivalo or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast, we’ll set off for a scenic drive (approximately three hours) from Rovaniemi to Ivalo, a town deep in the Arctic Circle and home to around 3,000 people, via Saariselkä. This Finnish municipality is famous for its vast landscapes, fresh air and nature. There are over 200 km of cross-country ski trails, some of which pass through the Urho Kekkonen National Park. The park, a 15-minute drive from Saariselkä, is Finland’s second largest and is known for its superior hiking and trekking, and of course, skiing and snowboarding pursuits.  

Hotel
Scandic Bryggen or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

We say goodbye to Finland this morning and head to Honningsvåg in Norway, the northernmost point in mainland Europe. 

This quaint little town is a gateway for amazing Arctic experiences—one will take place this evening at the North Cape where you’ll witness the midnight sun with a glass of sparkling wine. An incredible evening you won’t forget!

Hotel
Scandic Alta or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After a leisurely morning we’ll depart the hotel around noon, and head for Alta. A town on Norway’s northern coast at the head of Alta Fjord, it’s known for views of the Northern Lights, and the hotel that melts away in spring, Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. 

On the three-hour drive, we’ll pass by the beautiful scenery of Finnmark County, including scenic viewpoints along the 129 km-long E69 highway, known as the last road of Earth because it’s the last road that connects Norway with the North Pole. 

Hotel
Scandic Alta or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today will be spent exploring fascinating Alta. 

Our first stop is The World Heritage Rock Art Centre at Alta Museum, where around 6,000 UNESCO-listed rock art paintings and engravings await. Some of the works here are 7,000 years old. 

We’ll stop for a walk around the Alta Fjord to take in the breathtaking Arctic landscapes.

Hotel
Quality Hotel Grand Royal or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning we’ll continue along the E6, heading for Narvik which is dominated by an impressive 900-metre-deep fjord. We’ll continue taking in the incredible coastal views, including Tysfjord and Ballangen. 

Hotel
Scandic Meyergarden or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today we’re travelling from Narvik to Mo i Rana, the third largest city in northern Norway which sits just outside Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park. The town’s history spans from a bustling trading post to its present role as a modern metropolis. 

Along the drive, look out for the scenic beauty of Saltdal, a national park municipality. The included ferry crossing from Skarberget to Bognes provides a scenic vantage point and is sure to be a highlight. 

Hotel
Scandic Hell or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy a scenic drive to Trondheim, enjoying the picturesque Norwegian landscapes. 

Today we visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine which is built over the tomb of St. Olav, the Viking king who converted Norway to Christianity and became ‘Norway's Eternal King’. Norwegian monarchs are still crowned here today. 

We’ll then move onto a tour of the charming old town of Trondheim—expect cobbled streets and colourful painted wooden buildings.

Hotel
Scandic Lillehammer or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After check-out and breakfast, we’ll drive to Lillehammer today (around five hours), a ski resort town known for its stunning surroundings and love of winter sports, including hosting the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. 

Take a leisurely stroll by the scenic Lake Mjosa to stretch your legs and appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

Hotel
Scandic Holmenkollen Park or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

We’ll drive two hours today to Oslo, Norway's capital, passing through the beautiful Gudbrandsdalen, nicknamed ‘the king of the valleys’ because of its size (250 km from Lillehammer) and offering: mountains, rivers, forests and rich cultural heritage that has inspired artists, chefs, and outdoor enthusiasts for centuries. We’ll explore notable landmarks such as the Vigeland Park and Aker Brygge neighbourhood. 

On the drive, look out for farms with ancient wooden buildings attached—some of these have a history dating back to the Middle Ages.

Hotel
DFDS Overnight Ferry Inside Cabin or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today we’ll explore Oslo on a city tour, including a walk around the Royal Palace and its beautiful park, the Oslo Opera House, an architectural masterpiece known for its stunning exterior and panoramic views from the roof. 

In the afternoon, transfer to the DFDS port for your overnight sailing to Copenhagen. 

Cruise
MSC Poesia Interior Deluxe or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Welcome to beautiful Copenhagen! This morning we’ll enjoy a city tour visiting the historic Nyhavn district, known for its colourful buildings and picturesque harbour. Look out for the The Little Mermaid statue, a famous Copenhagen landmark. 

After the tour, check into your deluxe cabin on board the MSC Euribia (2024 departures) or MSC Poesia (2025 departures). On an MSC Cruise, guests embark not only on a journey of creating lasting memories, exploring amazing destinations, and experiencing top-notch hospitality but also on an opportunity to enact change. We hope you will be inspired!  

Cruise
MSC Poesia Interior Deluxe or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Located where the River Warnow meets the Baltic Sea, Warnemünde, a charming Baltic resort, offers visitors an irresistibly quaint townscape. Take a walk along the promenade adjacent to the Alter Strom, known as the Old Stream, where you'll find the harbor entrance adorned with fishing boats and yachts, surrounded by historic houses, cosy cafes, and a lighthouse dating back to 1897. As you continue your stroll, head towards the Kurhaus, the spa building, constructed in Art Deco style and finalised in 1928 based on designs conceived as early as 1898. Explore Berlin, a city of immense cultural, architectural, and historical importance which has experienced a remarkable resurgence since the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Discover Lübeck (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a fascinating town featuring significant Gothic architecture. 

MSC Cruise offers plenty of exciting excursions for you. You can also enjoy your day freely by discovering the surroundings on your own or enjoy the facilities on the ship.

Cruise
MSC Poesia Interior Deluxe or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gdynia, a Polish port situated on the Bay of Gdansk, overlooks the Baltic Sea. With a rich naval history, the city boasts an iconic statue of Joseph Conrad, one of the English language’s eminent novelists. Renowned for its modernist architecture and captivating landmarks like the impressive Kosciuszki Square, Gdynia beckons exploration. Venture beyond to uncover treasures such as Malbork Castle and the lively town of Gdańsk.

MSC Cruise offers plenty of exciting excursions for you. You can also enjoy your day freely by discovering the surroundings on your own or enjoy the facilities on the ship.

Cruise
MSC Poesia Interior Deluxe or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Klaipėda, situated on the shores of the majestic Baltic Sea, is an ancient port town in Lithuania. Its rich history can be traced back to the 13th century, and the town center evokes the ambiance of a medieval German village. Klaipėda is an area rich with amber, the gemstone distinguished by its mellow golden glow. Make a stop at the Amber Museum, offering a fascinating glimpse into the excavation and craftsmanship behind the exquisite 'Baltic Gold'. Explore the quaint streets of this seaside town, adorned with a plethora of charming cafes, restaurants, and souvenir stalls. 

MSC Cruise offers plenty of exciting excursions for you. You can also enjoy your day freely by discovering the surroundings on your own or enjoy the facilities on the ship.

Cruise
MSC Poesia Interior Deluxe or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Capital of Latvia, Riga is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the Baltic region. Marvel at the stunning blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture that graces its streets. Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Bastejkalns Park, immersing yourself in its natural beauty. Indulge in a shopping spree or savor culinary delights at the diverse array of shops, restaurants, and cafes that line the city's vibrant streets.

MSC Cruise offers plenty of exciting excursions for you. You can also enjoy your day freely by discovering the surroundings on your own or enjoy the facilities on the ship.

Cruise
MSC Poesia Interior Deluxe or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin your adventure in Gamla Stan, the charming old quarter renowned for its colorful historical buildings and narrow cobblestone streets. Marvel at notable landmarks such as the majestic Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace, the distinguished Riksdagshuset Parliament building, and the awe-inspiring Storkyrkan Cathedral.

Delve deeper into Gamla Stan's enchanting atmosphere as you discover merchant houses, picturesque squares, and an array of shops, cafes, and restaurants offering tantalizing Swedish delights. Experience the rich history and cultural heritage of Stockholm as you wander through its streets adorned with architectural marvels and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of this captivating city.

MSC Cruise offers plenty of exciting excursions for you. You can also enjoy your day freely by discovering the surroundings on your own or enjoy the facilities on the ship.

Cruise
MSC Poesia Interior Deluxe or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, take the time to relax as we sail towards Copenhagen. Enjoy the amenities offered on board: swimming pools, whirlpool baths, giant poolside cinema screen or unwind at the MSC Aurea Spa wellness.

Meals
Breakfast

Back to Denmark and beautiful Copenhagen! Today marks the end of your unforgettable tour through Scandinavia. We hope you have thoroughly enjoyed your inspiring land and cruise experience. 

Your cruise ship will arrive in Copenhagen at approximately 9am. 

Safe travels!

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Arrive home today. We hope you've been inspired.

Inclusions

  • Incredible sightseeing, including Finland’s buzzing capital Helsinki, vast landscapes above the Arctic Circle, an incredible opportunity to witness the North Cape’s Midnight Sun, a visit to the historic Nyhavn district in Copenhagen, and a deluxe cruise experience alongside the most scenic of the Norwegian fjords 
  • 13 nights in quality 3 and 4 star accommodation 
  • Overnight ferry ride from Oslo to Copenhagen, including private cabin 
  • 7 nights on board the MSC Poesia in a deluxe interior stateroom (upgrade options available) 
  • Breakfast daily, plus 7 lunches and 8 dinners 
  • Fully escorted by a professional English-speaking tour guide from day 2 - 16
  • Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
  • Entry fees to Helsinki’s Temppeliaukion Church, the Arktikum Centre in Rovaniemi and Alta Museum
  • Visit to North Cape Hall with a glass of sparkling wine
  • Port Charge and Hotel Service Charge

  • Helsinki – Enter Temppeliaukio Church, a Lutheran church which opened in 1969 and is built directly into solid rock
  • Rovaniemi – Visit the Arktikum centre which is a science centre and museum, with its major exhibition, Arctic in Change, a highlight
  • Saariselkä – Marvel at vast landscapes, fresh air and nature
  • Honningsvåg – Witness the midnight sun with a glass of sparkling wine at the northernmost point in mainland Europe
  • Alta – See The World Heritage Rock Art Centre at Alta Museum, where around 6,000 UNESCO-listed rock art paintings and engravings await
  • Mo i Rana – En route to the third largest city in northern Norway, enjoy incredible views on a ferry crossing from Skarberget to Bognes
  • Trondheim – Visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine which is built over the tomb of St. Olav, the Viking king who converted Norway to Christianity and became ‘Norway's Eternal King’
  • Lillehammer – Take a leisurely stroll by the scenic Lake Mjosa to stretch your legs and appreciate the natural beauty of the area
  • Oslo – Walk around the Royal Palace and its beautiful park, the Oslo Opera House, an architectural masterpiece known for its stunning exterior and panoramic views from the roof
  • Copenhagen – Enjoy a city tour visiting the historic Nyhavn district, known for its colourful buildings and picturesque harbour
  • MSC Cruise – Cruise along the Baltic Sea, set foot in picturesque villages and explore your floating hotel’s numerous attractions and facilities

MSC Cruises 

MSC Cruises has a rich history rooted in a deep love for the sea, spanning across multiple generations. The company is committed to sharing this passion with future generations, making each cruise a remarkable journey of exploration and unforgettable experiences for every guest. With a focus on enrichment and immersion, MSC Cruises provides a safe and enjoyable cruise experience. Guests can indulge in international dining options, delight in world-class entertainment, partake in award-winning family programs, and experience the latest user-friendly technology available onboard. MSC Cruises strives to create cherished memories and ensure that each guest's voyage is filled with discovery, excitement, and lasting emotions.

MSC Poesia Cabin Inclusions & Upgrades

Please note, MSC will assign your cabin number. Cabin will be attributed 40 days before your cruise and can change at any time up until embarkation.

Deluxe Interior (IR2) - Included. 14m2 on decks 5-11. 

Deluxe Balcony (BR1) - From $676 per person. Single price on application. 15m2 and 5m2 balcony on decks 8-9.

Please click HERE to learn more about the cruise ship.

Please note your upgrade request in the 'Special Request' field whilst making your booking. Once your upgrade has been confirmed, the additional amount will be added to your invoice and payable with your final payment.

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $4,600.00 per person within 7 days.
  3. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This package includes international airfares or has the option of adding international airfares to your booking when selecting your departure city.

If international airfares are included this will be stated in the ‘Inclusions’ section

Alternatively, if international airfares can be added to your booking you will be able to select your departure city after clicking ‘Book Now’ and a cost will be stated next to your selected departure city. This cost will then be added to your booking and flights will be added to your booking.

Conditions of flights for this package bookable by Inspiring Vacations:

  • Flight Offer valid from select departure cities within the purchase path only
  • Flights will be booked with the best available airline/s with luggage included. Low-cost carriers may be booked in conjunction with a full-service airline. Depending on the carrier, entertainment and meals may not be included but payable at an extra cost on-board. We cannot specify or guarantee the airline booked. If you would like a specific airline, please request this at the time of purchase. To make a flight request, please click ‘Book Now’ and select Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?  By selecting this option you will be sent a request form after completing your purchases to make your request. 
  • Flights may not be direct and may include multiple connections
  • Due to disrupted airline schedules globally with the pandemic, stopovers/transit times may be longer than usual (up to 12 hours in duration in some circumstances).
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable; any changes will be subject to the airline rules, Airline change fees and an Inspiring Vacations change fee of $250 per person.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required at the time of submitting your traveller booking form. Any error in the names submitted will be subject to an Inspiring Vacations name change fee of $150 plus any applicable fees charged by the airline, or the ticket may be non-refundable with the purchase of a new ticket required. 
  • If the required booking class is unavailable at time of booking, surcharges may apply. Total cost is final only at time of ticketing. Once issued, air tickets are subject to amendment and cancellation fees or may be non-refundable
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are outside of our control. It is important that you, as the customer, stay up-to-date with the latest airline schedule information prior to your departure. If a schedule change results in extended transits or an earlier/later departure from your destination, any additional accommodation or alternative arrangements will be at the traveler's expense.
  • After booking, the price payable may be subject to change as a result of factors beyond the control of Inspiring Vacations. Inspiring Vacations reserves the right to increase the price payable and this will be reflected on the customer's invoice. Increases may be in relation to, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, airline taxes, airfare increases and fuel surcharges.
  • Internal airfares (where applicable and included in the itinerary) will be using a local carrier and may include low-cost carriers without meals or entertainment. Checked baggage will still be included for each passenger. Any additional baggage required is payable at time of check-in. 
  • If you are travelling with another party on a separate booking, we cannot guarantee that the same flights will be booked for all parties, as this strictly depends on availability. 
  • You will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters are not included. If travelling over the recommended amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable directly.
  • In the event of that you no-show on your scheduled flight, please be aware the airline will require you to pay a no show fee, Airline reissue fee plus any additional airfare and taxes. Inspiring Vacations will also charge a $250 admin fee to assist re accommodating you on the next available flight. Please note that depending on the airline's policy, purchasing a new ticket may be required.

 

Baggage

Included baggage differs based on your country of origin. Included baggage will be as per the following:

Country of Origin

Carry-on Baggage

Checked Baggage

Australia

7kgs

20kgs

New Zealand

7kgs

20kgs

United States of America

15lbs

45lbs

Canada

15lbs

45lbs

India

7kgs

20kgs

United Kingdom

7kgs

20kgs


Baggage allowances provided by the airline might differ to the values stated above. However limitations are required due to transport storage restrictions on your selected tour or package.

Flight requests, amendments or preferences

We understand customers may wish to request changes to their included airfares. If you wish to fly with a certain airline, land at a certain time or change your flight in other ways we will gladly provide you with a personalised quote tailored to your specific requirements.

To make a flight request, please click ‘Book Now’ and select Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?  By selecting this option you will be sent a request form after completing your purchase to make your request.

We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
  • Meal Requests - You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
  • Seat Requests - If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

We are currently unable to provide a quote for the following requests:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

If we can’t fulfill your request and you still wish to proceed with the booking, please select Land Only (excluding UK customers). This will allow you to travel on the land portion of the package without the included airfares. You will then be able to arrange your own flights separately.

FAQs

For more frequently asked questions please view our FAQs  section. 

Online check-in 

Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers.

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorized as a ”3”

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Some areas in Norway are known for their cozy accommodations, and this may mean that rooms are smaller than what you're accustomed to. Rest assured, our chosen hotels prioritise comfort and convenience.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $3,318.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

In order to keep our Single Supplement at a reduced cost, some hotels may allocate solo travellers with a dedicated Single Room. At times this may mean a single bed will be provided.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visas may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://www.safetravel.govt.nz for up-to-date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
Up to 40 on the land portion. For packages that include a train or cruise, you will be travelling with other passengers up to the capacity of this component.

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Partially Escorted - A portion of these packages runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is independent, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $373.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $264.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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