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A stunning journey through Scandinavia, including Finland and northernmost Norway. Visit the Arctic Circle and discover some of the world’s most secluded townships. Experience the natural phenomenon of the ‘Midnight Sun’, ride the amazing Flåm Railway and travel through Norway’s spectacular fjords.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $260pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Bus, Cable Car, Ferry, Funicular railway, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras
Stand on the edge of Europe at the stunning North Cape
See the spectacular sights of Tromsø including the iconic Arctic Cathedral
Ride the famous Flåm Railway

Cruise through Norway’s spectacular fjords

Special Experiences

Dressed in a warm floating suit, admire the peace and tranquility of nature as you are carried down the Kitka River by its smooth, gentle currents.
Enjoy a drink in an ice bar where everything is made of ice!
This evening we’ll enjoy dinner in the Gallery at North Cape, Europe’s northernmost point, and the perfect place to experience the phenomenon of the 'Midnight Sun'.
Ride the famous Flåm Railway, enjoying some of Norway’s most dramatic scenery.
Tonight we 'Dine with a Dane', as we split into groups, visiting homes of local Danish families who will host us each for a home-cooked dinner.

Itinerary Scandinavian Discovery

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Scandinavian Discovery

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Elegant Stockholm

  • Take a sightseeing tour of Stockholm including Gamla Stan with its maze of cobblestone streets, the Royal Palace and City Hall, Parliament, Opera House and the green island of Djurgården.
  • Visit the Vasa Museum, home to the only preserved 17th century ship in the world - the 64-gun warship Vasa.
  • Board an overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki.

The land of forests and lakes

  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Helsinki, the World Design Capital for 2012, including the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument and the Underground Temple.
  • Explore Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated on a small group of islands near Helsinki.
  • Take a guided walk through spectacular Oulanka National Park and witness its impressive range of biodiversity.
  • Float down the Kitka River in a warm floating suit and experience the peace and tranquility of nature.
  • Meet the resident Finnish huskies on a walk through the forest.
  • Visit a local wilderness guesthouse and join the owners for a traditional Finnish cooking demonstration. 
  • Ride the gondola up to Rukatunturi to take in the spectacular panoramic views.
  • Be immersed in the tranquility of the Pyha-Luosto National Park.
  • Dig for your own precious gemstone at Luosto amethyst mine.
  • Visit the Siida Museum to learn more about the Finnish Sami Culture.
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Inari and wander through the open air museum.
  • Reindeer are an essential part of life in Sami Lapland and you'll visit a farm to meet some.

Ships & Scenery

  • Explore the fascinating Sapmi Park.
  • Gear up and enjoy a drink in the Artico Ice Bar where everything is made of ice, even the glasses!
  • Enjoy dinner in the Gallery at North Cape, Europe’s northernmost point, and the perfect place to experience the phenomenon of the 'Midnight Sun'.
  • Visit the Alta Museum and tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock paintings and carvings here that were made between 7,000 and 2,000 years ago.
  • Take a walk in the Midnight Sun up to Mt Komsa to enjoy the stunning views over Alta and the surrounding mountains.
  • Ride a cable car to the top of Mount Storsteinen and enjoy the magnificent views over Tromsø and the surrounding archipelago (weather permitting).
  • Visit the iconic Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø's most famous landmark, and the Tromsø Museum, which houses the world's northernmost botanical garden.
  • Admire the exterior of the architectural award-winning Oslo Opera House.
  • Explore the Viking Ship Museum, where the 9th century Oseberg burial ship is housed.
  • See the world's largest sculpture park by a single artist - Vigeland's Park, and visit the ski jumping arena at Holmenkollen for beautiful views of the Oslofjord.
  • Visit the mountain plateau Hemsedalen.
  • Visit Borgund's famous stave church, a medieval wooden structure unique to Norway.
  • Travel through the world's longest road tunnel, the Lærdal Tunnel.
  • Enjoy a stunning cruise along the Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen.
  • Samples the delicious locally produced cheese in Undredal.
  • Admire the scenic views of the Norwegian countryside on the famous Flåm Railway that winds its way through the high mountains and fjords.
  • Tour Bergen's hanseatic Bryggen quarter, the old quayside that is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Visit Troldhaugen, home to the composer Edvard Grieg, and Håkon's Hall, a stone hall built by King Håkon in the 1200s.
  • Ride to the top of Mt Fløyen by funicular and enjoy some spectacular views over the city and landscape beyond.
  • See the magnificent Låtefossen, Fossen Bratte and Steinsdalsfossen waterfalls.
  • Visit a local fruit farm for a tasting and lunch.  
  • Travel to Kristiansand, Norway and take the ferry crossing to Hirtshals, Denmark.

Danish Delights

  • Visit Odense, the third-largest city in Denmark.
  • 'Dine with a Dane', visiting the home of a local Danish family who will host a home-cooked dinner.
  • Tour the city of Copenhagen and see City Hall Square, New Carlsberg Glypotheque, National Museum, Old Stock Exchange, Naval Church, Kings New Square and the Canal area of Nyhavn. Visit Gefion Fountain and stop for a photo opportunity at the Amalienborg Palace, home to the Danish Royal Family.
  • Admire Copenhagen from a different perspective on a cruise along the Stromma Canal.
  • Visit the famous Tivoli Gardens, the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • 2 economy-class flights within Europe
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • Ferry from Kvanndal to Utne
  • Ferry from Norway to Denmark
  • Flåmbsbana train from Flåm to Myrdal
  • Train from Myrdal to Bergen
  • Tipping Made Easy, $260pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 17 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 1 night on board the overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki in an outside cabin with private facilities
  • 4 nights in accommodation with in-room Finnish saunas, Kuusamo & Inari

Meals

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  • 22 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 9 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Some things to note

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The departures 17 June through to 29 July visit Seurassari open-air museum instead of the Oulanka National Park due to flight schedules. The Kitka River floating will be scheduled on day 8 for these departures.

 

Accommodation Scandinavian Discovery

Accommodation

Scandic Downtown Camper

Sweden flag Stockholm

Located in the very heart of Stockholm, the boutique Scandic Downtown Camper hotel is the perfect base for exploring stylish Stockholm. The property is within walking distance of the Central Station, the city's best shopping, restaurants, parks, theatres and museums. The hotel features inspiring and thoughtful Scandinavian design, a spacious and character-filled lobby with games and activities area, and a grill and bar.

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box

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Hotel Katajanokka

Finland flag Helsinki

Located just a short 15 min stroll from downtown Helsinki, this historic building dates back to 1837 where it operated as a prison, making the outer walls now the perfect noise breaker. There are plenty of eating options, from the Restaurant Jailbird serving 2kg of fillet mignon, to the Jailyard Terrace for a quick bite with some live music or drop into the Oluthuone Pub for a nice cold beer!

Facilities: free internet access; minibar/fridge; electric kettle; gym; sauna

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Hotel Rukavillage

Finland flag Kuusamo

Situated in the heart of Ruka's pedestrian village, boasting shops, cafes, restaurants and other amenities, this property is the perfect base for discovering the surrounding Finnish countryside. Each room also features a private sauna so you can really get a taste for the Finnish way of life.

Facilities: heating; free wifi; fridge; in-room sauna

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Hotelli Inari Kultahovi

Finland flag Inari

Situated alongside the River Juutua, Hotel Inarin Kultahovi offers guests an experience in to the rich colours of the Saami culture. Built in 1956, on the foundations of the original tourist hotel destroyed during World War II, its cosy interior is adorned with handwoven rugs. 

Facilities: free wifi

Hotelli Inari Kultahovi image

Scandic Nordkapp

Norway flag Honningsvåg

Located in the very North of Norway, Scandic Nordkapp is located right outside Honningsvåg. The North Cape Park can be reached within 30 km from the property. The hotel is surrounded by spectacular landscapes, with magnificent nature as far as the eye can see.

Facilities: free wifi (public areas); safe deposit box (reception)

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Thon Hotel

Norway flag Alta

Located in the heart of Alta's town centre, the modern Thon Hotel is the perfect base for exploring Alta and its Arctic surroundings. The property also features an indoor swimming pool and an adjoining pizza bar.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; indoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Radisson Blu Hotel

Norway flag Tromsø

Situated by Tromsø Harbour, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities. The 10th-floor fitness room and sauna are free and provide great city and mountain views.

Most of Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø’s rooms offer views of the city, the Arctic Cathedral or Tromsø Sound. All are decorated in warm, soothing tones. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; fitness centre

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Scandic Vulkan

Norway flag Oslo

Centrally located in the district of Vulkan, the Scandic is the perfect base for exploring Oslo's design, culture, shopping and nightlife scenes. Guest rooms are modern and typical of the Scandinavian style, with all the modern conveniences. The property also features a restaurant and bar, fitness centre and bike loan service for exploring the city's many green spaces.

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box

Scandic Vulkan image

Lindstrom Hotel

Norway flag Lærdal

The charming Lindstrom Hotel is located in the idyllic old village centre of Lærdal, in the innermost part of the Sognefjord. The property boasts comfortable rooms decorated in a modern traditional style, a restaurant, bar and shops. Relax in the beautiful garden or explore the historical local roads by foot or bicycle.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar

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Hotel Zander K

Norway flag Bergen

Located adjacent to the Bergen railway station, the Hotel Zander K features a distinctly modern design and character with organic charm. The property boasts a bar which also serves local snacks, fitness suite, free bicycle hire and ironing rooms.

Facilities: free wifi; free bike hire; fitness centre; heating

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Quality Hotel & Resort Straand

Norway flag Vrådal

This 5th generation family-run hotel dates back to 1864. Located by Lake Nisser in Vrådal, it offers vintage boat cruises and free access to a sauna, gym and indoor pool.

All rooms at Quality Straand Hotel feature traditional décor and private bathrooms.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; TV

Quality Hotel & Resort Straand image

Radisson Blu Limfjord Hotel

Denmark flag Aalborg

Ideally located by Jomfru Ane Gade, Aalborg's renowned pedestrian street, the Radisson Blu Limfjord is the perfect starting point for diving into the city's rich culture - shops, bars, cafes and eateries. The modern property features a restaurant, piano bar, sauna and fitness room, and on-site casino.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box (reception); tea & coffee making facilities

Radisson Blu Limfjord Hotel image

Comfort Vesterbro Hotel

Denmark flag Copenhagen

Located in the heart of central Copenhagen, the modern First Hotel Vesterbro is decorated with a Scandinavian style of polished floorboards and a splash of lively colour. Sound proof panoramic windows ensure a grand view of the vibrant main street, gorgeous atrium or the lush urban areas, without the noise that can follow.

Facilities: free wifi; complimentary tea & coffee

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Information Scandinavian Discovery

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Scandinavian Discovery

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
28 Oct 20
21 Nov 20
$14,295
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $260pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $405
Single Supplement
From $2,850
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

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