Scandinavian Summer

From A$15,598
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From A$15,598
NEW

Embark on an Unforgettable Scandinavian Summer Expedition

Scandinavia, a realm of unparalleled beauty, invites you to discover its enchanting treasures. With majestic fjords, ancient forests, towering mountains, serene meadows, and picturesque villages, Finland, Norway, and Sweden weave a tapestry of natural marvels. Join Two’s a Crowd on a solo adventure through this captivating region during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, where you’ll immerse yourself in the unspoiled, breathtaking beauty of the Scandinavian landscape.

As you commence this Arctic exploration, prepare to witness the extraordinary Midnight Sun phenomenon—an awe-inspiring natural spectacle that graces the Arctic skies. Your extraordinary journey begins in Helsinki, where a short trip takes you to Tallin. You’ll travel via an overnight cruise to Stockholm. As you journey north through Oslo, you’ll encounter some of the world’s most stunning islands and coastal mountains, all bathed in the gentle glow of daylight—a truly unique experience. Discover charming towns with fewer than 200 inhabitants and vibrant cities boasting architecturally inspiring castles and structures. While cruising the Norwegian coastline from Kirkenes to Bergen, you’ll be surrounded by dramatic landscapes and unforgettable moments aboard Havila Voyages in your private ensuite cabin.

Your adventure continues in the beautiful city of Bergen, a magical coastal town surrounded by stunning fjords and mountains, before concluding in Copenhagen, the vibrant and culturally rich capital of Denmark.

This epic summer 17 day tour for our solo travellers promises a once-in-a-lifetime expedition through one of the world’s most enchanting regions.

Will you join us?

 

 

Day 1 – Friday 14 June 2024

HELSINKI (D)

Welcome to Helsinki! Upon arrival, you will be transferred from Helsinki Airport to your hotel, where the rest of the day is yours to explore. Tonight, meet your Two’s A Crowd tour host, local guide and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.

Your own room at ‘Sokos Presidentti’ or similar


Day 2 – Saturday 15 June 2024

HELSINKI – TALLINN (B,L)

After breakfast we begin our day with a coach transfer to the Helsinki pier, where a ferry journey towards Tallinn awaits. Experience the charm of Tallinn’s Old Town with a comprehensive guided tour, visiting both the Upper and Lower Towns. Savor a unique Medieval Lunch at Olde Hansa, renowned for its 700-year-old recipes, immersing you in a truly authentic dining experience. 

Conclude your Tallinn journey with a ferry voyage back to Helsinki, followed by a coach transfer to your hotel.

Your own room at ‘Sokos Presidentti’ or similar


Day 3 -Sunday 16 June 2024

HELSINKI (B,D)

This morning we catch a ferry across to the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. Here we will explore and spend some time at the Suomenlina Museum before returning via ferry to Helsinki. This afternoon, we embark on our fully guided Helsinki sightseeing tour. Highlights will include visiting Senate Square and the Lutheran cathedral, the elegant Uspenski Cathedral and going inside the Tempeliaukio Rock Church. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board the Tallink Silja Line and settle in for your overnight cruise.

Overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm in A-class with seaview – Tallink Silja Line


Day 4 – Monday 17 June 2024

STOCKHOLM (B) 

After breakfast onboard, we disembark the Tallink Silja Line and begin our full day guided tour of Stockholm. Today we will unveil the best of Stockholm’s top sights and attractions, including City Hall and Stockholm’s Old Town. We will also visit the island of Djurgården, where many of Stockholm’s most popular museums and attractions can be found, including the Vasa and ABBA Museums.

Your own room at ‘Kung Carl Hotel’ or similar


Day 5 – Tuesday 18 June 2024

STOCKHOLM (B) 

This morning we continue to explore Stockholm with a 3-hour walking tour. Guided by a local expert we will delve into the heart of “Original Stockholm,” the charming Gamla Stan or Old Town. Traverse the enchanting cobblestone pathways and marvel at the well-preserved historical edifices dating back to the 16th century. The Royal Palace, the Great Square, City Hall and the renowned Nobel Museum are just a few of the landmarks we will visit today. After lunch, the rest of the afternoon is yours to relax or further explore.

Your own room at ‘Kung Carl Hotel’ or similar


Day 6 – Wednesday 19 June 2024

STOCKHOLM  – OSLO (B)

This morning we will say farewell to Stockholm and set off on a scenic relaxing rail journey to Oslo, where lush Swedish woodlands greet you with towering pine and spruce trees, accompanied by the reflection of countless pristine lakes. As the train ventures into Norway, rolling hills, deep valleys, and meandering rivers unfold, creating a picturesque backdrop. You’ll pass through vast meadows and catch glimpses of serene rivers and waterfalls before ascending into Norway’s rugged mountain passes, offering breathtaking views of dramatic cliffs. While the route doesn’t take you directly through the fjords, distant vistas of these iconic natural wonders will captivate your senses, providing a prelude to your arrival in Oslo.

Your own room at ‘Thon Europa’ or similar


Day 7 – Thursday 20 June 2024

OSLO  – KIRKENES (B,D)

This morning we venture out to explore Oslo for a 3-hour guided tour, visiting landmarks such as the Parliament building, the National Theatre, the new Opera House and the Royal Residence. You will also see the City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented each year. Next, you will proceed to the Vigeland Sculpture Park where the work of Norway’s famous sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, is on display. The sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s life work, comprising over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze and wrought iron. This afternoon we fly to Kirkenes.

Your own room at ‘Thon Kirkenes’ or similar


Day 8 – Friday 21 June 2024

KIRKENES-VARDØ-BÅTSFJORD-BERLEVÅG (B,D)

You begin your voyage at the easternmost point of the coastal route! The border with Russia is just a few kilometers away, and you may notice that road signs in Kirkenes are written in both Norwegian and Russian.

Your own ensuite cabin for 6 nights on Havila Voyages


Day 9 – Saturday 22nd June 2024

MEHAMN–KJØLLEFJORD–HONNINGSVÅG–HAVØYSUND–HAMMERFEST–ØKSFJORD–SKJERVØY–TROMSØ (B,L,D)

As we sail west and south, the polar landscape transforms, giving way to towering peaks. In the evening, we’ll arrive in Tromsø where you can attend a midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral or take a stroll in the stunning midnight sun. Explore the city’s lively nightlife scene, known as ‘The Paris of the North’.


Day 10 – Sunday 23rd June 2024

FINNSNES–HARSTAD–RISØYHAMN–SORTLAND– STOKMARKNES–SVOLVÆR–STAMSUND (B,L,D)

Next, we’ll return to the stunning and picturesque Lofoten Islands, where you’ll find a mix of wild and idyllic scenery. Along the coastline, you’ll discover chalky, white, and sandy beaches alongside charming fishing villages, which still thrive on a vibrant fishing industry. The locals rely on coastal ships for everyday transportation. Weather permitting, we’ll venture into the narrow Trollfjord, which offers an excellent chance to spot majestic sea eagles.


Day 11 – Monday 24th June 2024

BODØ–ØRNES–SANDNESSJØEN–BRØNNØYSUND–RØRVIK (B,L,D)

 At this juncture of our journey, we have ventured so far south that we have left the polar land behind and crossed the Arctic Circle. Summer brings the magical midnight sun. As we sail, we’ll pass by numerous small islands, islets, and skerries, including the unique Torghatten mountain, which features a hole in its centre. If you’re up for it, consider joining us for a hike on the mountain and explore the cavern.


Day 12 – Tuesday 25th June 2024

TRONDHEIM–KRISTIANSUND–MOLDE–ÅLESUND (B,L,D)

We’ll sail through the vast Trondheim fjord, flanked by rolling farmland on either side, before reaching the coast and the open sea once more. If you wish to disembark, Kristiansund offers the opportunity for a scenic bus tour along the Atlantic Ocean Road, considered one of the world’s most beautiful drives. The road winds along islets and skerries, and after the tour, you can rejoin us in Molde.


Day 13 – Wednesday 26 June 2024

TORVIK–MÅLØY–FLORØ–BERGEN (B)

On the final day of your journey, we’ll take you through a varied coastal landscape that features rugged rocky mountains and an intricate network of straits and waterways between countless islands. The magnificent fjords and glaciers are located further inland. Our voyage concludes in Bergen where upon disembarkation we discover Bergen’s essence on a 3-hour guided walking tour that seamlessly blends the old and new. Experience the city’s modern landmarks and charming old wooden town, meander through wide streets and narrow alleyways, and witness highlights including the historic Fortress, St. Mary’s Church, the bustling Fish Market, serene City Park and the Theater. Delve into the UNESCO-listed old Wharf’s history, unveiling the Hanseatic League’s operations. This leisurely-paced exploration unveils Bergen’s captivating atmosphere, rich history, and vibrant allure.

Your own superior room at ‘Magic Hotel Kløverhuset’ or similar


Day 14 – Thursday 27 June 2024

BERGEN (B)

Today we start our day with breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a scenic journey. We begin by taking the Bergenbanen train between Bergen and Voss, a route that offers stunning landscapes. Next, we will travel via coach from Voss to Gudvangen, where you can relax and admire the breathtaking nature and waterfalls en route. Enjoy the Sognefjord Cruise from Gudvangen to Flåm, winding through majestic mountains, waterfalls, and quaint homesteads. Experience the narrowest fjord, Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Finally, board the panoramic Flåm Railway for a 20km ride through spectacular scenery, with deep ravines, waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. Don’t miss the Kjosfossen waterfall photo stop. Conclude your journey by taking the train from Myrdal back to Bergen.

Your own superior room at ‘Magic Hotel Kløverhuset’ or similar


Day 15 – Friday 28 June 2024

BERGEN – COPENHAGEN (B,D)

Our day will begin with a transfer to Bergen Airport, where we fly to Copenhagen. This afternoon, we embark on a 3-hour guided tour that will lead us through Copenhagen’s timeless treasures. Delight in the old-world allure as you pass Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Tivoli Gardens, the historic Royal Stock Exchange and the esteemed Christiansborg Castle – home to Danish governance. 

The picturesque Nyhavn harbor beckons, while Amalienborg Castle and the storied Rosenborg Castle, guarded by the Royal Guard, await your exploration. Complete your experience by paying homage to “The Little Mermaid,” a symbol of Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting tales.

Your own room at ‘Scandic Copenhagen’ or similar


Day 16 – Saturday 29 June 2024

COPENHAGEN  (B,D)

Today we will explore the best of Copenhagen with a full day tour, guided by a local expert. Discover the enchanting beauty of North Zealand as you explore Denmark’s iconic landmarks. Begin at Hillerød’s Frederiksborg Castle, a captivating Dutch Renaissance marvel that houses the National Museum of History, renowned for its remarkable portrait collection. Visit the Royal Family’s summer residence, Fredensborg Palace, before reaching Elsinore, home to the UNESCO-listed Kronborg Castle – the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Return through the scenic coastal road, offering vistas of the Danish Riviera and opulent residential areas. Delve into the history of Frederiksborg Castle and experience the whimsical charm of Tivoli Gardens, the renowned amusement park that has delighted visitors since 1843. Conclude your adventure with a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Your own room at ‘Scandic Copenhagen’ or similar


Day 17 – Sunday 30 June 2024

COPENHAGEN  (B)

After breakfast we say farewell to our guides and fellow travellers as we take a group transfer to Copenhagen Airport.

TOUR PRICING: 

$15,598 (interior cabin on 5 night Norwegian Coastal cruise)

$17,588 (seaview cabin on 5 night Norwegian Coastal cruise) 

TOUR DATES: 14TH – 30TH JUNE 2024

Sokos Presidentti

This modern hotel in the city center is an 8-minute walk from Helsinki Central railway station and 3 km from Linnanmäki theme park. Bright, streamlined rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi. Suites add living rooms, dining tables and private saunas; some offer whirlpool tubs. Breakfast is included. There are 2 restaurants, including a Spanish tapas bar, as well as a nightclub and a pub, both of which feature live music. Other amenities consist of an indoor pool, a sauna and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Kung Carl Hotel

An 8-minute walk from a Saltsjön Bay ferry dock, this upmarket hotel is also a 4-minute walk from the National Library of Sweden and 2 km from Stockholm Palace. The stylish rooms come with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add 4-poster beds, in-room tubs, Nespresso machines and/or iPod docks. A plush suite includes a living room, a dining area and a private sauna. Room service is available. Additional amenities include 2 bright restaurants and 3 casual bars, plus a rooftop terrace and a fitness room. 

Thon Europa

Overlooking a verdant square, this modern budget hotel is a 4-minute walk from the closest metro station, a 6-minute walk from guided tours at the 19th-century Royal Palace, and 15 minutes walk from Aker Brygge waterfront district. Bright, streamlined rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Upgraded rooms and suites add balconies, espresso machines, and/or sitting areas with sofas. Breakfast is served in a stylish restaurant/bar. Other amenities include a gym, and a trendy lobby with a Nespresso machine.

Thon Kirkenes

Overlooking the Barents Sea, this understated hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Soviet Liberation Monument and 2 km from local history exhibits at Varanger Museum IKS dept Sør-Varanger. Featuring floral accent walls and bright decor, the hip rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Other amenities consist of a restaurant, a bar, and meeting and event space and gym.

Magic Hotel Kløverhuset

Set near Bergen Harbor on a cobbled street lined with shops, this hip hotel attached to the Kloverhuset shopping mall is a 12-minute walk from Bergenhus Fortress and a 9-minute walk from Bryggen, the medieval-era landmark wharf. Bergen train station is an 11-minute walk away.
 The trendy, contemporary rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Chromecast, as well as sitting areas, private, shower-only bathrooms, and city, mountain and harbor views.
Other amenities include restaurants, a bar and a nightclub, plus shops and a rooftop terrace.

Scandic Copenhagen

A 9-minute walk from the long-standing Tivoli Gardens amusement park, this trendy, modern hotel is 12 minutes’ stroll from the shops on Strøget and 4 km from the iconic Little Mermaid statue. Bright rooms with bold wallpaper feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus city or lake views. Hip upgraded rooms offer tea and coffeemakers. Suites have extra beds; upgraded suites add saunas, kitchens and sitting areas. Room service is available. There’s an upscale lobby bar and a grill-style restaurant. Other amenities include a gym with a sauna, a kids’ playroom, and a conference center.

About Havila Voyages

Havila Cruises is a Norwegian cruise company renowned for its eco-friendly approach to exploring Norway’s breathtaking coastal and fjord landscapes. Their modern fleet is equipped with cutting-edge technology to minimize emissions and fuel consumption, ensuring a sustainable travel experience. Onboard, passengers can indulge in comfortable accommodations and savor delicious Norwegian cuisine, while also enjoying a range of activities that immerse them in Norway’s natural beauty and rich culture. With a strong emphasis on sustainability, Havila Cruises offers travelers a unique opportunity to discover the stunning Norwegian coast while minimizing their environmental impact, making it an ideal choice for eco-conscious explorers seeking a memorable and responsible travel adventure.

Ship facilities:

  • Multiple restaurants and dining venues offering a range of cuisine, from local specialties to international dishes
  • Relaxation areas and bars with scenic views, perfect for socializing or enjoying a drink.
  • Fitness centers, spas, saunas, and wellness facilities for relaxation and exercise.
  • Theatres and entertainment venues for live shows, music, and performances.
  • Outdoor areas with deck chairs and panoramic views for enjoying the coastal scenery.
  • Onboard shops and boutiques for shopping and souvenirs.
  • Wi-Fi and internet access to stay connected while at sea.
  • Pools and hot tubs for relaxation and recreation.
  • Quiet spaces for reading and relaxation.

SEAVIEW SUPERIOR CABIN 

Seaview Superior cabins are on average 15 m². All have a picture window with a sea view, large wardrobe, desk, sofa, and a separate bathroom with shower. TV, refrigerator, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Twin or Double bedding
  • Outside cabin with sea view
  • Sofa or sofa bed
  • Desk and Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

INTERIOR CABIN

The interior cabins are 10 m² and have one lower and one upper berth. Each cabin is equipped with a wardrobe, TV. Own bathroom with shower. 

  • Single bedding
  • Sofa or sofa bed
  • Desk and Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Weather
Generally, you can expect mixed weather during your trip to Scandinavia. Please note, however, that this is a general guide to weather for the region. It may be much colder while touring the mountains.

Temperatures

May + September – 10 to 21 degrees

June, July and August – 15 to 21 degrees

Currency
Scandinavia accepts all credit cards at most major stores, hotels, and restaurants. Make sure to have your credit card’s PIN code and a picture ID when using your credit card for purchases in stores, etc. Exchange Rates. The monetary unit in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland is one krone (equals 100 ore). In Finland, it is one euro (equals 100 euro cents). The currencies of the five countries are not interchangeable.

Electricity
All countries use 220/230 volts AC current, with the wall outlets using various volt types. Check your camera and/or laptop computer chargers – your may be able to use it with an adapter for the electrical outlet.

Visas
Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days; some nationalities will need a Schengen visa.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd tour host from Australia. 
  • Local English speaking tour leaders throughout.
  • All sightseeing, guided tours and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation in your own room — always!
  • 5 nights on board Havila Voyages in your own cabin – always!
  • Flight Oslo – Kirkenes on 20th June
  • Flight Bergen – Copenhagen on 28th June
  • One Group transfer included to align with the majority of flight arrival and departure times.

Tour Exclusions:

  • All international airfares.
  • Travel insurance (we can assist).
  • Visas.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Late check out at hotels.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver.
  • Expenditure of personal nature.
  • Optional activities.

Embark on an Unforgettable Scandinavian Summer Expedition

Scandinavia, a realm of unparalleled beauty, invites you to discover its enchanting treasures. With majestic fjords, ancient forests, towering mountains, serene meadows, and picturesque villages, Finland, Norway, and Sweden weave a tapestry of natural marvels. Join Two’s a Crowd on a solo adventure through this captivating region during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, where you’ll immerse yourself in the unspoiled, breathtaking beauty of the Scandinavian landscape.

As you commence this Arctic exploration, prepare to witness the extraordinary Midnight Sun phenomenon—an awe-inspiring natural spectacle that graces the Arctic skies. Your extraordinary journey begins in Helsinki, where a short trip takes you to Tallin. You’ll travel via an overnight cruise to Stockholm. As you journey north through Oslo, you’ll encounter some of the world’s most stunning islands and coastal mountains, all bathed in the gentle glow of daylight—a truly unique experience. Discover charming towns with fewer than 200 inhabitants and vibrant cities boasting architecturally inspiring castles and structures. While cruising the Norwegian coastline from Kirkenes to Bergen, you’ll be surrounded by dramatic landscapes and unforgettable moments aboard Havila Voyages in your private ensuite cabin.

Your adventure continues in the beautiful city of Bergen, a magical coastal town surrounded by stunning fjords and mountains, before concluding in Copenhagen, the vibrant and culturally rich capital of Denmark.

This epic summer 17 day tour for our solo travellers promises a once-in-a-lifetime expedition through one of the world’s most enchanting regions.

Will you join us?

 

 

Day 1 – Friday 14 June 2024

HELSINKI (D)

Welcome to Helsinki! Upon arrival, you will be transferred from Helsinki Airport to your hotel, where the rest of the day is yours to explore. Tonight, meet your Two’s A Crowd tour host, local guide and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.

Your own room at ‘Sokos Presidentti’ or similar


Day 2 – Saturday 15 June 2024

HELSINKI – TALLINN (B,L)

After breakfast we begin our day with a coach transfer to the Helsinki pier, where a ferry journey towards Tallinn awaits. Experience the charm of Tallinn’s Old Town with a comprehensive guided tour, visiting both the Upper and Lower Towns. Savor a unique Medieval Lunch at Olde Hansa, renowned for its 700-year-old recipes, immersing you in a truly authentic dining experience. 

Conclude your Tallinn journey with a ferry voyage back to Helsinki, followed by a coach transfer to your hotel.

Your own room at ‘Sokos Presidentti’ or similar


Day 3 -Sunday 16 June 2024

HELSINKI (B,D)

This morning we catch a ferry across to the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. Here we will explore and spend some time at the Suomenlina Museum before returning via ferry to Helsinki. This afternoon, we embark on our fully guided Helsinki sightseeing tour. Highlights will include visiting Senate Square and the Lutheran cathedral, the elegant Uspenski Cathedral and going inside the Tempeliaukio Rock Church. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board the Tallink Silja Line and settle in for your overnight cruise.

Overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm in A-class with seaview – Tallink Silja Line


Day 4 – Monday 17 June 2024

STOCKHOLM (B) 

After breakfast onboard, we disembark the Tallink Silja Line and begin our full day guided tour of Stockholm. Today we will unveil the best of Stockholm’s top sights and attractions, including City Hall and Stockholm’s Old Town. We will also visit the island of Djurgården, where many of Stockholm’s most popular museums and attractions can be found, including the Vasa and ABBA Museums.

Your own room at ‘Kung Carl Hotel’ or similar


Day 5 – Tuesday 18 June 2024

STOCKHOLM (B) 

This morning we continue to explore Stockholm with a 3-hour walking tour. Guided by a local expert we will delve into the heart of “Original Stockholm,” the charming Gamla Stan or Old Town. Traverse the enchanting cobblestone pathways and marvel at the well-preserved historical edifices dating back to the 16th century. The Royal Palace, the Great Square, City Hall and the renowned Nobel Museum are just a few of the landmarks we will visit today. After lunch, the rest of the afternoon is yours to relax or further explore.

Your own room at ‘Kung Carl Hotel’ or similar


Day 6 – Wednesday 19 June 2024

STOCKHOLM  – OSLO (B)

This morning we will say farewell to Stockholm and set off on a scenic relaxing rail journey to Oslo, where lush Swedish woodlands greet you with towering pine and spruce trees, accompanied by the reflection of countless pristine lakes. As the train ventures into Norway, rolling hills, deep valleys, and meandering rivers unfold, creating a picturesque backdrop. You’ll pass through vast meadows and catch glimpses of serene rivers and waterfalls before ascending into Norway’s rugged mountain passes, offering breathtaking views of dramatic cliffs. While the route doesn’t take you directly through the fjords, distant vistas of these iconic natural wonders will captivate your senses, providing a prelude to your arrival in Oslo.

Your own room at ‘Thon Europa’ or similar


Day 7 – Thursday 20 June 2024

OSLO  – KIRKENES (B,D)

This morning we venture out to explore Oslo for a 3-hour guided tour, visiting landmarks such as the Parliament building, the National Theatre, the new Opera House and the Royal Residence. You will also see the City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented each year. Next, you will proceed to the Vigeland Sculpture Park where the work of Norway’s famous sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, is on display. The sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s life work, comprising over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze and wrought iron. This afternoon we fly to Kirkenes.

Your own room at ‘Thon Kirkenes’ or similar


Day 8 – Friday 21 June 2024

KIRKENES-VARDØ-BÅTSFJORD-BERLEVÅG (B,D)

You begin your voyage at the easternmost point of the coastal route! The border with Russia is just a few kilometers away, and you may notice that road signs in Kirkenes are written in both Norwegian and Russian.

Your own ensuite cabin for 6 nights on Havila Voyages


Day 9 – Saturday 22nd June 2024

MEHAMN–KJØLLEFJORD–HONNINGSVÅG–HAVØYSUND–HAMMERFEST–ØKSFJORD–SKJERVØY–TROMSØ (B,L,D)

As we sail west and south, the polar landscape transforms, giving way to towering peaks. In the evening, we’ll arrive in Tromsø where you can attend a midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral or take a stroll in the stunning midnight sun. Explore the city’s lively nightlife scene, known as ‘The Paris of the North’.


Day 10 – Sunday 23rd June 2024

FINNSNES–HARSTAD–RISØYHAMN–SORTLAND– STOKMARKNES–SVOLVÆR–STAMSUND (B,L,D)

Next, we’ll return to the stunning and picturesque Lofoten Islands, where you’ll find a mix of wild and idyllic scenery. Along the coastline, you’ll discover chalky, white, and sandy beaches alongside charming fishing villages, which still thrive on a vibrant fishing industry. The locals rely on coastal ships for everyday transportation. Weather permitting, we’ll venture into the narrow Trollfjord, which offers an excellent chance to spot majestic sea eagles.


Day 11 – Monday 24th June 2024

BODØ–ØRNES–SANDNESSJØEN–BRØNNØYSUND–RØRVIK (B,L,D)

 At this juncture of our journey, we have ventured so far south that we have left the polar land behind and crossed the Arctic Circle. Summer brings the magical midnight sun. As we sail, we’ll pass by numerous small islands, islets, and skerries, including the unique Torghatten mountain, which features a hole in its centre. If you’re up for it, consider joining us for a hike on the mountain and explore the cavern.


Day 12 – Tuesday 25th June 2024

TRONDHEIM–KRISTIANSUND–MOLDE–ÅLESUND (B,L,D)

We’ll sail through the vast Trondheim fjord, flanked by rolling farmland on either side, before reaching the coast and the open sea once more. If you wish to disembark, Kristiansund offers the opportunity for a scenic bus tour along the Atlantic Ocean Road, considered one of the world’s most beautiful drives. The road winds along islets and skerries, and after the tour, you can rejoin us in Molde.


Day 13 – Wednesday 26 June 2024

TORVIK–MÅLØY–FLORØ–BERGEN (B)

On the final day of your journey, we’ll take you through a varied coastal landscape that features rugged rocky mountains and an intricate network of straits and waterways between countless islands. The magnificent fjords and glaciers are located further inland. Our voyage concludes in Bergen where upon disembarkation we discover Bergen’s essence on a 3-hour guided walking tour that seamlessly blends the old and new. Experience the city’s modern landmarks and charming old wooden town, meander through wide streets and narrow alleyways, and witness highlights including the historic Fortress, St. Mary’s Church, the bustling Fish Market, serene City Park and the Theater. Delve into the UNESCO-listed old Wharf’s history, unveiling the Hanseatic League’s operations. This leisurely-paced exploration unveils Bergen’s captivating atmosphere, rich history, and vibrant allure.

Your own superior room at ‘Magic Hotel Kløverhuset’ or similar


Day 14 – Thursday 27 June 2024

BERGEN (B)

Today we start our day with breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a scenic journey. We begin by taking the Bergenbanen train between Bergen and Voss, a route that offers stunning landscapes. Next, we will travel via coach from Voss to Gudvangen, where you can relax and admire the breathtaking nature and waterfalls en route. Enjoy the Sognefjord Cruise from Gudvangen to Flåm, winding through majestic mountains, waterfalls, and quaint homesteads. Experience the narrowest fjord, Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Finally, board the panoramic Flåm Railway for a 20km ride through spectacular scenery, with deep ravines, waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. Don’t miss the Kjosfossen waterfall photo stop. Conclude your journey by taking the train from Myrdal back to Bergen.

Your own superior room at ‘Magic Hotel Kløverhuset’ or similar


Day 15 – Friday 28 June 2024

BERGEN – COPENHAGEN (B,D)

Our day will begin with a transfer to Bergen Airport, where we fly to Copenhagen. This afternoon, we embark on a 3-hour guided tour that will lead us through Copenhagen’s timeless treasures. Delight in the old-world allure as you pass Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Tivoli Gardens, the historic Royal Stock Exchange and the esteemed Christiansborg Castle – home to Danish governance. 

The picturesque Nyhavn harbor beckons, while Amalienborg Castle and the storied Rosenborg Castle, guarded by the Royal Guard, await your exploration. Complete your experience by paying homage to “The Little Mermaid,” a symbol of Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting tales.

Your own room at ‘Scandic Copenhagen’ or similar


Day 16 – Saturday 29 June 2024

COPENHAGEN  (B,D)

Today we will explore the best of Copenhagen with a full day tour, guided by a local expert. Discover the enchanting beauty of North Zealand as you explore Denmark’s iconic landmarks. Begin at Hillerød’s Frederiksborg Castle, a captivating Dutch Renaissance marvel that houses the National Museum of History, renowned for its remarkable portrait collection. Visit the Royal Family’s summer residence, Fredensborg Palace, before reaching Elsinore, home to the UNESCO-listed Kronborg Castle – the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Return through the scenic coastal road, offering vistas of the Danish Riviera and opulent residential areas. Delve into the history of Frederiksborg Castle and experience the whimsical charm of Tivoli Gardens, the renowned amusement park that has delighted visitors since 1843. Conclude your adventure with a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Your own room at ‘Scandic Copenhagen’ or similar


Day 17 – Sunday 30 June 2024

COPENHAGEN  (B)

After breakfast we say farewell to our guides and fellow travellers as we take a group transfer to Copenhagen Airport.

TOUR PRICING: 

$15,598 (interior cabin on 5 night Norwegian Coastal cruise)

$17,588 (seaview cabin on 5 night Norwegian Coastal cruise) 

TOUR DATES: 14TH – 30TH JUNE 2024

Sokos Presidentti

This modern hotel in the city center is an 8-minute walk from Helsinki Central railway station and 3 km from Linnanmäki theme park. Bright, streamlined rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi. Suites add living rooms, dining tables and private saunas; some offer whirlpool tubs. Breakfast is included. There are 2 restaurants, including a Spanish tapas bar, as well as a nightclub and a pub, both of which feature live music. Other amenities consist of an indoor pool, a sauna and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Kung Carl Hotel

An 8-minute walk from a Saltsjön Bay ferry dock, this upmarket hotel is also a 4-minute walk from the National Library of Sweden and 2 km from Stockholm Palace. The stylish rooms come with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add 4-poster beds, in-room tubs, Nespresso machines and/or iPod docks. A plush suite includes a living room, a dining area and a private sauna. Room service is available. Additional amenities include 2 bright restaurants and 3 casual bars, plus a rooftop terrace and a fitness room. 

Thon Europa

Overlooking a verdant square, this modern budget hotel is a 4-minute walk from the closest metro station, a 6-minute walk from guided tours at the 19th-century Royal Palace, and 15 minutes walk from Aker Brygge waterfront district. Bright, streamlined rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Upgraded rooms and suites add balconies, espresso machines, and/or sitting areas with sofas. Breakfast is served in a stylish restaurant/bar. Other amenities include a gym, and a trendy lobby with a Nespresso machine.

Thon Kirkenes

Overlooking the Barents Sea, this understated hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Soviet Liberation Monument and 2 km from local history exhibits at Varanger Museum IKS dept Sør-Varanger. Featuring floral accent walls and bright decor, the hip rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Other amenities consist of a restaurant, a bar, and meeting and event space and gym.

Magic Hotel Kløverhuset

Set near Bergen Harbor on a cobbled street lined with shops, this hip hotel attached to the Kloverhuset shopping mall is a 12-minute walk from Bergenhus Fortress and a 9-minute walk from Bryggen, the medieval-era landmark wharf. Bergen train station is an 11-minute walk away.
 The trendy, contemporary rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Chromecast, as well as sitting areas, private, shower-only bathrooms, and city, mountain and harbor views.
Other amenities include restaurants, a bar and a nightclub, plus shops and a rooftop terrace.

Scandic Copenhagen

A 9-minute walk from the long-standing Tivoli Gardens amusement park, this trendy, modern hotel is 12 minutes’ stroll from the shops on Strøget and 4 km from the iconic Little Mermaid statue. Bright rooms with bold wallpaper feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus city or lake views. Hip upgraded rooms offer tea and coffeemakers. Suites have extra beds; upgraded suites add saunas, kitchens and sitting areas. Room service is available. There’s an upscale lobby bar and a grill-style restaurant. Other amenities include a gym with a sauna, a kids’ playroom, and a conference center.

About Havila Voyages

Havila Cruises is a Norwegian cruise company renowned for its eco-friendly approach to exploring Norway’s breathtaking coastal and fjord landscapes. Their modern fleet is equipped with cutting-edge technology to minimize emissions and fuel consumption, ensuring a sustainable travel experience. Onboard, passengers can indulge in comfortable accommodations and savor delicious Norwegian cuisine, while also enjoying a range of activities that immerse them in Norway’s natural beauty and rich culture. With a strong emphasis on sustainability, Havila Cruises offers travelers a unique opportunity to discover the stunning Norwegian coast while minimizing their environmental impact, making it an ideal choice for eco-conscious explorers seeking a memorable and responsible travel adventure.

Ship facilities:

  • Multiple restaurants and dining venues offering a range of cuisine, from local specialties to international dishes
  • Relaxation areas and bars with scenic views, perfect for socializing or enjoying a drink.
  • Fitness centers, spas, saunas, and wellness facilities for relaxation and exercise.
  • Theatres and entertainment venues for live shows, music, and performances.
  • Outdoor areas with deck chairs and panoramic views for enjoying the coastal scenery.
  • Onboard shops and boutiques for shopping and souvenirs.
  • Wi-Fi and internet access to stay connected while at sea.
  • Pools and hot tubs for relaxation and recreation.
  • Quiet spaces for reading and relaxation.

SEAVIEW SUPERIOR CABIN 

Seaview Superior cabins are on average 15 m². All have a picture window with a sea view, large wardrobe, desk, sofa, and a separate bathroom with shower. TV, refrigerator, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Twin or Double bedding
  • Outside cabin with sea view
  • Sofa or sofa bed
  • Desk and Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

INTERIOR CABIN

The interior cabins are 10 m² and have one lower and one upper berth. Each cabin is equipped with a wardrobe, TV. Own bathroom with shower. 

  • Single bedding
  • Sofa or sofa bed
  • Desk and Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Weather
Generally, you can expect mixed weather during your trip to Scandinavia. Please note, however, that this is a general guide to weather for the region. It may be much colder while touring the mountains.

Temperatures

May + September – 10 to 21 degrees

June, July and August – 15 to 21 degrees

Currency
Scandinavia accepts all credit cards at most major stores, hotels, and restaurants. Make sure to have your credit card’s PIN code and a picture ID when using your credit card for purchases in stores, etc. Exchange Rates. The monetary unit in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland is one krone (equals 100 ore). In Finland, it is one euro (equals 100 euro cents). The currencies of the five countries are not interchangeable.

Electricity
All countries use 220/230 volts AC current, with the wall outlets using various volt types. Check your camera and/or laptop computer chargers – your may be able to use it with an adapter for the electrical outlet.

Visas
Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days; some nationalities will need a Schengen visa.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd tour host from Australia. 
  • Local English speaking tour leaders throughout.
  • All sightseeing, guided tours and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation in your own room — always!
  • 5 nights on board Havila Voyages in your own cabin – always!
  • Flight Oslo – Kirkenes on 20th June
  • Flight Bergen – Copenhagen on 28th June
  • One Group transfer included to align with the majority of flight arrival and departure times.

Tour Exclusions:

  • All international airfares.
  • Travel insurance (we can assist).
  • Visas.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Late check out at hotels.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver.
  • Expenditure of personal nature.
  • Optional activities.
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The trip was just great - I can't really think of any negatives. Diane will back me up when I say I usually give 10/10s - I gave her 20/10. Trish, Canada/Alaska

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Had a great time. Good mixture of organised activities and spare time. Diane was an excellent tour host. Russell the tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and personable with his insights into growing up and living in Canada. Sharon, Canada/Alaska

Well organised trip with an excellent host

The trip was well organised, with a good mix of activity and free time. The scenery was spectacular and fellow travellers were a great bunch. Diane is a excellent host - helpful, courteous and above all a pleasure to know. I found her bubbly personality a bonus and can only speak highly of her. Gary, Canada/Alaska

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I had a fabulous time. Lake Louise and the hotel were magnificent. The cruise was excellent. Diane made sure that she was available for group meals and sightseeing, and was alway in good humour and great fun. I would recommend your company to everyone and am very interested in the Scandinavia  tour at the end of 2017.

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Great holiday

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