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Scandinavian Heritage

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Sightseeing tour
  • National parks
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 28 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 48
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Oslo, Norway
  • Ends Oslo, Norway
  • +15
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Oslo: With your Local Expert, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace.
  • Oslo: Stand beneath the scrolled prows and hand cut hulls of 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife and learn about their traditions and culture when you visit the Viking Ship Museum.
  • Oslo: Take a moment to contemplate the interesting Vigeland sculptures when you visit Frogner Park.
  • Bergen: Explore this Wooden City led by your Travel Director and hear about the seafaring traditions of this beautiful harbour side town.
  • Stavanger: Fjord hop from Bergen to Stavanger.
  • Bergen: With your Local Expert, see the many colourful stalls of the lively Fish Market and marvel at the 13th century Haakon's Hall.
  • Lysefjord: Embrace spectacular scenery as you cruise through Lysefjord to the magnificent Pulpit Rock. See Vagabond's Cave, old mountain farms, idyllic islands and majestic scenery. Your cruiser is emissionfree and uses ecofriendly technology for its navigation.
  • Kristiansand: During your orientation with your Travel Director, walk the city centre and see the Dom Kirke and Nupen Fountain.
  • Kristiansand: Sail across the Skagerrak as you cross from Kristiansand to Hirsthals.
  • Aarhus: Walk through the Botanical Gardens with your Local Expert and learn about Danish nature and flora.
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The "Scandinavian Heritage" trip starts from and ends in Oslo. The "Scandinavian Heritage" trip is a sightseeing trip that takes 28 days. You will travel through Oslo, Lillehammer, Helsinki and 14 other destinations visiting Norway, Sweden and 2 more countries. This is a guided group tour. The trip includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Journey to Europe’s northernmost point where the summer sun never sets at North Cape, see Stockholm Cathedral where the kings of Sweden are coronated and admire Christian Frederik Hansen’s Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen harbor, on this 28-day Scandinavian adventure. See Oslo through the eyes of your Local Expert before stepping back in time at the Viking Ship Museum. Receive an Arctic Circle Crossing certificate in the Lapland capital, Rovaniemi, and choose between meeting Santa Claus himself or joining a Local Expert for a forest nature walk. In Norway, uncover indigenous culture at the Sami National Museum, meet the sled racing Huskie puppies of Alta and tell your friends you’ve been through Hell after visiting the namesake village.
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1: Welcome to Oslo
  • Day 2: Cosmopolitan Oslo Relaxed Start
  • Day 3: Oslo city to coastal Bergen
  • Day 4: Ancient Hanseatic port of Bergen Relaxed Start
  • Day 5: A Coastline like no Other Relaxed Start
  • Day 6: The Wonders of Lysefjord Relaxed Start
  • Day 7: Onwards to Kristiansand
  • Day 8: Kristiansand to Aarhus
  • Day 9: Historic Aarhus Relaxed Start
  • Day 10: Odense to Copenhagen
  • Day 11: Wonderful Copenhagen Relaxed Start
  • Day 12: Scenic farmlands of Sweden
  • Day 13: Stockholm and Baltic Cruise
  • Day 14: Fashionable Helsinki Relaxed Start
  • Day 15: Lakes and Forests to Kuopio
  • Day 16: The Road to Rovaniemi
  • Day 17: Rovaniemi and Lapland Relaxed Start
  • Day 18: The Arctic to Ivalo Relaxed Start
  • Day 19: The North Cape
  • Day 20: Through Finnmark to Alta Relaxed Start
  • Day 21: A World of Adventure in Alta Relaxed Start
  • Day 22: Narvik
  • Day 23: Across Tysfjord to Mosjen
  • Day 24: Laksfoss Falls to Trondheim
  • Day 25: Geiranger, Jewel of the Fjords
  • Day 26: Geiranger at Leisure Relaxed Start
  • Day 27: Oslo, the Capital
  • Day 28: Out of Oslo
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Bergen: Enjoy an evening of dinner and wine at a local restaurant. Zupperia Matbørsen offers traditional Norwegian and European meal with an Asian twist.
  • Aarhus: Savour a delightful meal prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
  • Alta: Savour a delicious oven-baked lunch of local seasonal specialities of fresh salmon or the local's favourite, reindeer, served with fresh salads and wine.
  • Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), 27 Breakfast (B), 8 Dinner (D), and 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)
  • Alta: Meet Trine and her huskies. Hear tales about their marathon Arctic dog sled races during a hearty dinner.
Accommodation
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
Transport
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
Guide
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • Oslo: Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 17:30, to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine.
Others
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Cruise in high-class cabins with sea views.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Aarhus: Walk through the Botanical Gardens with your Local Expert and learn about Danish nature and flora.
  • Aarhus: Join your Local Expert to visit Den Gamle By open air museum, offering a trip through 300 years of Danish culture.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Rovaniemi: Meet Santa Claus when you visit his village where it is Christmas all year round! From his post office, you can make sure that Santa sends Christmas letters to friends and family back home come December.
  • Rovaniemi: Join your Local Expert for a nature walk in the forest and admire the tranquil surroundings.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : "One thing I really love about showing guests about Norway is how people have lived and flourished for thousands of years in harsh, unforgiving yet, stunningly beautiful landscapes."
  • : "I love to see how guests respond to Norway's northern fjords. When the Lyngen Alps appear for the first time, a majestical mountain range in northeastern Troms county in Norway, every single guest goes "wow", "ooooo" and "aah". Then every single camera comes out begging for a photo stop. It certainly is a phenomenal moment of pure beauty."
  • Helsinki: Wander through the aromatic stalls of a traditional food market with your Local Expert and sample local produce, like liquorice or smoked reindeer.
  • Karasjok: Visit the The Sámi Museum in Karasjok, displaying the largest cultural heritage collection of indigenous Sámi people in Norway. Admire a big part of its 5,000 items collection, spread across indoor and outdoor exhibits. The Sámi Museum in Karasjok educates its guests about the resiliency of the Sámi community and endeavors to safeguard indigenous-driven processes and traditional practices.The Sámi Museum advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Oslo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Scandinavian Heritage tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Scandinavian Heritage tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 15 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 July 2022, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Scandinavian Heritage tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Scandinavian Heritage tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children below 16 who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
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