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Northern Exposure 2017

From US$ 3,004 US$ 2,426
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  • Geiranger Fjord cruise
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Visit Santa’s workshop in Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Welcome dinner in Berlin
The Northern Exposure 2017 tour starts in Berlin and ends in Tallinn. The Northern Exposure 2017 is an Explorer tour that takes 22 days taking you from Berlin to Tallinn and 13 other destinations in Europe. The Northern Exposure 2017 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

Don't just take our word for it, come and see for yourself what a Scandinavia travel experience has to offer! Beginning amid the bustle of modern Berlin, we'll take you north through the jaw-dropping landscapes of fjords, glaciers, forests, lakes and mountains of Scandinavia, travel to the cultural hearts of Denmark, Sweden and Norway before carrying on all the way up to the Arctic Circle. On the way down we'll encounter the fascinating culture of Finland and energy of Estonia on what we believe to be the Scandinavia travel experience of a lifetime!
Day 1 Berlin, Germany

With more museums than rainy days and some of the best DJs on the continent, the only thing you'll miss out on in Berlin is sleep. But there's plenty of time for that later. Drop your bags and get the trip admin sorted at the hostel, before getting to know your new trip pals over dinner.

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2 Berlin

Epic nightlife + major historical sights = Berlin. Join the optional Third Reich walking tour for in-depth local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II. Also: Kreuzberg is a hit for lunch and you can't go wrong with a picnic at the historic Tempelhof airport turned public park. #picniconthetarmac. Hit the hotspots on an optional Berlin Alternative Tour and Nightlife tour.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Berlin

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Third Reich walking tour
-Berlin alternative nightlife tour

Day 3 Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark

On to Copenhagen to find out why this city keeps popping up among the top five most liveable cities in the world. FYI: the UN calls Copenhagen the happiest city on earth - find out for yourself.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Copenhagen
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 4 Copenhagen

Free day - yay! Home of more Nordic 'cool' than you can poke a hipster's beard at, Copenhagen is sure to impress. If you think you've eaten it all, nah-ah not even close. Uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner gastronome. Try: the food markets in Copenhagen for a luxe open air experience.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 5 Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden

You know it for the $1 IKEA hotdogs, meatballs and ridiculously good-looking people, but Sweden's capital also punches way above its weight in design, fashion, and multicultural vibes you wouldn't expect this close to the Arctic Circle.

Included today:
-Stockholm driving tour

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 6 Stockholm

Curiosity is in the driver's seat. We've cleared your schedule to wander the city to your heart's content. Stroll through one of the city's many museums or enjoy the greenery of Djurgården islet, letting the hop-on/hop-off boat cruise you around the fourteen islands that comprise the city.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Guided tour of the Nobel Prize Town Hall
-Visit to the Vasa museum

Day 7 Stockholm

The day is yours to meander through the medieval Gamla Stan or visit the City Hall. Watch the changing of the guards at the Royal Palace and drink copious amounts of quality coffee because Swedes treat caffeine the way they do their style: very seriously.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 8 Stockholm to Oslo, Norway

From the cosmopolitan city vibes of Stockholm to a more laid-back experience in Oslo. Cue Christmas trees and pretty lakes as you settle in for a day of nature-filled driving through Sweden to Norway's capital. By afternoon, you'll be all gawked out and ready to hit our campsite for dinner in the land of the midnight sun.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 9 Oslo

Wake up amidst Gustav Vigeland's bizarre and eccentric creations on a stroll through his sculpture park this morning before a comprehensive driving tour and an optional visit to the seafaring themed Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Fram Polar Ship. Take the rest of the day off to soak up the funky 60s vibe of the rich capital.
Included today:
-Driving tour of Oslo

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
Optional activities:
-Viking ship museum
-Kon-Tiki Museum
-Fram Polar Ship

Day 10 Oslo to Andalsnes

On to Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Do a run down the bobsled track (optional) before we move on to Andalsnes. To call the scenery epic would be an understatement (Google Images for proof).

Included today:
-Visit the Ringebu Stave Church
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Optional Activities:
-Lillehammer Bobsled track

Day 11 Andalsnes

Take a window seat and squeeze through fjords, long recognised as one of the greatest natural attractions. Gawk at the sheer scale of these breathtaking beauties and wind your way around some of Europe's most scenic roads.

Included today:
-Trolls pass crossing
-Geiranger Fjord cruise
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 12 Andalsnes to Steinkjer

Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Repent your sins. Next stop is Hell. Yes, really. Only this one is usually frozen over. But really, temps can dip down to -25°C #brrr. After snapping up some photographic proof, we're off to Steinkjer for the night.

Included today:
-Trondheim & Hell Visit
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 13 Steinkjer to Bjerka

A coastal drive to Bjerka, an inland village surrounded by mountains. Look forward to some peace and quiet, plus more greenery than you can poke a pine tree at.
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 14 Bjerka to Tysfjord

Tysfjord for the night to experience the narrowest point in Norway. A chance to check out Svartisen-the second largest glacier in Norway. Polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas build character.

Included today:
-Arctic circle visit
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activity:
-Svartisen glacier

Day 15 Tysfjord to Skibotn

Set foot on the site of a historic power struggle between the British Royal Army and invading Nazis in Narvik en route to Skibotn - where polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas await your arrival (lifelong bragging rights are awarded to those who take the plunge).

Included today:
-Wood fired sauna
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 16 Skibotn to Olderfjord

Onwards and upwards, we're heading north for the last time to witness the height of the midnight sun (so named for not setting between May and June).
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 17 Olderfjord

Fuel up with a late breakfast. Then: hike through the rugged countryside. This evening, you'll have the option to witness nature's sight for sore eyes atop the towering cliffs of Nordkapp, Europe's most accessible northern point. Go to bed counting reindeer and dreaming of fjords.
Included today:
-Midnight sun Nordkapp experience
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 18 Olderfjord to Rovaniemi, Finland

Sing jingle bells as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus.

Included today:
-Santa's Village visit
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 19 Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla

Next up: Jyvaskyla.
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 20 Jyvaskyla to Helsinki

A short trip south to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you the highlights of this funky town. Picture art-nouveau buildings versus oh-so-fancy cafes.
Included today:
-Driving tour of Helsinki
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 21 Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia

More fairy tale magic as we hop across to Tallinn with its old city walls and medieval buildings. A walking tour will show you the highlights before we hand you over to the city.
Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 22 Tallinn

Before you go, make sure you check out the Old Town for the best kind of Estonian #throwback vibes. After breakfast, you're on your own. Say goodbye and plan that next adventure.
Meals:
-Breakfast

what’s included
  • 21 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners
  • 10 nights in hostels & 11 nights in cabins
  • Modern air conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef
  • Other services as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Berlin and from Tallinn are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Northern Exposure 2017 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 22 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 18-39 yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Berlin, Germany/Tallinn, Estonia
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