We mostly visit a place only once in our lifetime. In Scandinavia and Norway, the Lofoten Islands at 68 degrees North Latitude is not just any place. Some call it ‘heaven on earth’, feeling stunned at the natural beauty they experience. The Norwegian Fjords of the south-central will add the icing on the cake. Let Scandinavia engage you and not simply please you!!
June - July
|Days||9 Nights / 10 Days|
|From||Helsinki to Oslo|
21 Jun 2024 to 30 Jun 2024
INR 1,30,000 + EUR 3850
|Single Supplement Cost||
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|Direct Joining Cost||
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Helsinki (1n) | Cruise (1n)
Lofoten Islands (2n) | Bodo (1n) | Oslo (3n)
Step 1 - Advance of INR 70000 + EUR 700 + 5% GST + 5% TCS together with a copy of your passport and Pan Card, at the time of booking.
Under any other circumstances other than government or flight restrictions, the following charges will be considered as a cancellation fee.
On arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, we will be driven to our hotel in the city centre. In the evening after dinner while the sun is still out you could walk to explore the surroundings including the Parliament House.
In the morning after breakfast, enjoy a Tram Ride, which will take you through the various attractions of this beautiful city. It is also a nice way to catch locals going through their daily life. Later visit the very interesting Temppeliaukio Rock Church carved into bedrock and wonder at the copper roof of this simple yet lovely architectural wonder. Return to the hotel and check out at the noon to start with the Coach City tour. The tour includes The Sibelius Monument (composer of the Finnish National Anthem), the Cathedral and the Senate Square. You would have free time overlooking the Baltic Sea to enjoy lunch (on your own). After the tour, we will move to the Cruise terminal to board the Cruise - Ferry to Stockholm. Enjoy a view of Helsinki as we bid goodbye to the capital from the sun deck. Dinner will be a Scandinavian buffet enjoyed from the cruise deck.
In the morning, have breakfast on board as we arrive in Stockholm. On disembarkation, proceed for your sightseeing trip to this beautiful city, also known as the Venice of the North. Visit Djurgarden Island to view Skansen, the beautiful open-air museum to experience Sweden's culture. Later we will visit the Vasa Museum where you can view the sheer beauty of the Vasa Ship that sank on its maiden voyage. In the afternoon check-in and later after some rest, we will enjoy a leisurely walk on the Drottninggatan (queen’s street) which is a pedestrian street in the heart of Stockholm.
After breakfast, proceed to the airport to board the flight to Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden. This is the day when we cross the Arctic Circle. A coach will stay with us for the next 3 days for our journey in the Norwegian Arctic. The journey will take you through the wilderness of North Norway and will get more exciting as you enter the Lofoten Islands. In the night, enjoy local Norwegian Cuisine. Tonight (weather permitting) we will drive to a viewpoint, from where we might be able to spot the Midnight Sun.
Today we will spend a day at leisure. Our morning activity includes a drive to Henningswaer a local fishing community. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a safari on an open boat in the sea to spot the sea eagle. This sea eagle safari is unique as these birds are indigenous to these waters. We will also try our luck with some Cod Fishing as we enter the narrowest fjord in the North "The Troll fjord’.
Experience the most picturesque scenery of Norway when you drive on the E 10 highway (UNESCO World Heritage Road) from Svolvaer to Moskenes, there would be many picture-perfect fishing villages in between. We will stop by the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg and Nusfjord, a typical charming fishing village. The Cod fishing culture and the local fervour of this part of Norway are what kept the country from joining the EU. At Moskenes, take a ferry to Bodo. Arrive in Bodo and check in. Tonight, if the sky is clear there are chances to see the midnight sun again.
Take a flight to the beautiful town of Bergen. On arrival, we will drive to the center of Bergen. We will walk to take the Funicular Tram to Mount Floyen to catch a breathtaking view of the town along with its two ports. Later we will depart for our hotel in Voss. This acts as a transit stay for our journey tomorrow.
Check out from the hotel and drive to Gudvagen. Our journey will take us through 11 exciting hairpin bends. From Gudvagen we will sail to Flam on the narrowest arm of the Sognefjord. The Fjord is the longest and the deepest of all the Norwegian Fjords and this 2-hour sailing promises to be very picturesque. Flam is a scenic village from where we will take the Flam Railway, which will take us uphill to Myrdal. Enroute view the beautiful scenery as we go up including the Voringfoss Waterfall. From Myrdal board the train to Skjetten near Oslo.
In the morning after breakfast set out on a 4 hrs sightseeing trip of Oslo. We will visit the Opera house, Karl Johans gate – Oslo’s main street, old town Christiania, Akershus Castle and Fortress, and the Royal Palace. Picturesque ride through some of Oslo’s prettiest neighbourhoods to the Vigeland Park with its more than 200 sculptures. We will then visit the city hall where the Noble Peace Prize is presented every year. We will also visit the Noble Peace Museum to learn about some of the noble peace laureates. The evening is free to walk and explore on your own.
We will leave early for our flight to Istanbul and then to Mumbai.
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