We take pride in the fact that we are the first company to have started the ‘Scandinavia Winter’ tour from India. Responsible Tourism is a priority for us and therefore our itinerary is specifically designed to cover places that allow us to travel away from the crowds and experience the true beauty of the Scandinavian region sustainably.
Why travel with us?
The Northern Lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon, Anubhav Vacations spends three nights hunting for them in Tromso and another four nights waiting for them to appear, thus significantly increasing your chance of spotting them.
December to February
|Days||8 Nights / 9 Days|
|From||Helsinki to Oslo|
14 Dec 2023 to 22 Dec 2023
INR 1,20,000 + EUR 3650
|Direct Joining Cost||
Will be updated soon
Finland 3 Nights:
Sweden 1 Night:
Norway 4 Nights:
Step 1 - Advance of INR 50000 + EUR 500 + 5% GST + 20% 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.
In view of the recent announcement by the Government in the budget session 2023, a 20 % TCS fee will be charged on the actual tour cost for all outbound tourists commencing July onwards. The tourist can claim a tax credit for the paid TCS.
Arrive in Rovaniemi. Check-in for the next three nights in Santa Claus' "official" hometown.
After breakfast, those who want to experience snowmobiling will proceed to the activity centre and will get into overall clothing to enjoy a snowmobile safari on a frozen river and into the wild(optional). Those who chose to spend the morning at leisure can visit the Arktikkum museum, or just take a stroll in the town. In the late afternoon, we will drive to the Santa Village and experience the Christmas festivities in the residence of Santa. We will also have the opportunity to get some pictures clicked with Santa. On our return, dinner and an overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast, go on an Arctic dog sled ride in the snow. The Husky dogs are eager to get out on the track and warm up. Each sledge will have two of us accompanied by six huskies. We will learn about the Siberian Huskies over a warm drink in a traditional tent around the fire. The evening is free for leisure or you can go on an excursion to a prime Northern Lights viewing spot followed by a slice of local history. On our return, dinner and an overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast, check out and drive to Kiruna, will take you through a blanket of snow and bring you close to experiencing the winter in Scandinavia. Evening is free to take a walk in the town.
We will visit the ice hotel after breakfast, which is created entirely of the most unique material, snow, and ice. Located in northern Sweden in the town of Jukkasjärvi, the Ice Hotel is the world's first ice hotel. Our drive to Norway and to the city of Harstad will take us through the town of Abisko where the largest lake in Scandinavia is located. As we descend into Norway through a mountain pass we will witness the Harstad Fjord. A fjord due to the warm arctic gulf stream never freezes even if the temperatures outside are in the negative. Tonight, weather permitting we might have our first sighting of the Northern Lights.
We'll get on the lifeline of the Norwegian coastal villages, the Hurtigruten Coastal express leaves Harstad at 0800 hours for Kirkenes, in the extreme north. Tromso is a significant port of call where we will disembark in the afternoon. The shoreline is magnificent in the winter with snow-covered mountain peaks and pure crisp air. Once we descend from the cruise, we will check in and have some time to explore before beginning our hunt for the Northern Lights.
Following a leisurely breakfast, we will embark on a city tour, followed by a cable car ride to the top of Mt Storsteinen (421m) for a fine view of the city. We'll visit the Polaris Museum after being awed by the city view from the top, where we'll learn about the unusual, frigid seas of the Nordic North and see some of the Arctic's fish and animal species. This evening will be devoted to the hunting of the northern lights only if the earlier evening was a no show, otherwise, we would try for a repeat show of the lights on an optional basis*.
After an early breakfast, we will explore the picturesque scenery before arriving at Camp Tamok. At the camp, we will enjoy a ride on a reindeer sled and feel the icy breeze on our faces and post that spend some time at the Sami camp, where we will eat a home-cooked lunch over an open fire in the herder's tent, before returning to Tromso. The evening is free for last-minute shopping of Norwegian cheese and other local products.
After a leisurely breakfast, we will head to the airport to board the flight to Oslo and then to Mumbai.
The temperature falls into the range of 0 to -20 most of the time. It might feel even colder when it’s windy.
It’s important to layer up. Your layers should include thermal wear, a regular t-shirt, a fleece jacket, and a windcheater. Make sure to cover up your feet, hands, and head with the necessary accessories.
Your shoes should have a good grip and essentially should also cover your ankles. We recommend buying Quechua from any Decathlon store.
We will have a buffet set up for dinner. Lunch is not provided on this tour therefore it is advised to carry some ready-to-eat food with you. We provide a dry snacks hamper to every tourist before the tour.
The bus and the hotels are centrally heated.
Photos: 3 recent (New Clicked) photographs (not older than three months), Size 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm with white background, Matt finish, without spects (80% of the area should be covered by the face with the ears clearly visible) without Specs.
Note: The Embassy reserves the right to request additional information/documentation and, if deemed necessary, to interview the applicant. Applicants applying for a Schengen visa will need to provide biometric data (fingerprints) when submitting an application.
Processing Time: 10-15 Working Days
Passport Validity: 03 or more months valid after the scheduled return