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Travel Period 16th December – 03rd January 2020/21 Our Nordic tour simply, offers it all. A true Winter gem. Explore Finnish Lapland, experience an Authentic Christmas in Kirkenes, enjoy the Hurtigruten along Norway’s coast, and of course the Norway in a nutshell tour is also included, in Flåm celebrate the New Year and finally, end in Oslo, our home and Norway’s Capital green city. We welcome you to experience the Nordics, and to enjoy all things festive.
Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Own transfer to the city centre, you may opt to take a cab or the airport bus which meets all scheduled flights.
Accommodation in 4* hotel in Helsinki city centre

Breakfast at the hotel, and day at leisure. There are many sights worth visiting in Helsinki and you have the full day to explore at leisure. Later in the evening, you will depart Helsinki by overnight train to Rovaniemi. Accommodation on board the train in a private compartment with private facilities.

Breakfast is available onboard the rain, this will be at your own cost. Welcome to Rovaniemi, the official home of Santa Claus. We recommend that you pre book one of the many excursions available in Rovaniemi. Reindeers, huskies, snowmobiles,
ice fishing excursions and a visit to Santa’s village are just a few possibilities for today.
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Rovaniemi centre (2 nights)

Breakfast at the hotel, and enjoy your day exploring. If you did not manage to enjoy one of the many excursions, you can tick it off today

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you board a local bus that will take you from Rovaniemi to Muotka. Please be sure to tell your bus driver that you are staying at Muotka. Muotka is a paradise tucked away in the taiga forest. The location offers possibilities to enjoy several winter activities, or to simply enjoy your breath-taking surroundings. For
the next two nights the Panorama Log Cabins will be home. These rustic cabins are cosy and yet spacious with a large panorama window, some which overlook the forest.
Dinner and accommodation in Panorama log Cabin (2 nights)

Breakfast at the hotel. We recommend that you pre-book one of the many excursions available. Possibilities, include – snowmobiles, ice fishing, huskies, reindeer excursions and many more thrilling possibilities.

Breakfast at Moutka, and today get ready to travel even further north, as you board a local bus from Moutka to Inari. Arrival at the Wilderness hotel Inari. Inari is a very special place with allot of sami tradition. The hotel offers a blend of quality
accommodation with pristine nature and Arctic activities. The location is just five minutes from the Sámi village Inari, If you have the possibility, we highly recommend a visit to the Sami museum and nature centre. Dinner and accommodation in a wilderness room

Breakfast at the hotel, and another bus journey will take you from Finland to Norway as you head towards Kirkenes. You are likely to be impressed by the change of scenery as you head North towards to the coastal village. Kirkenes has a very special location and shares a border with Russia. Transfer from Kirkenes centre to the snow hotel
Kirkenes. On arrival you will feel as though you have truly arrived at a magnificent, unique and authentic area in the Arctic. For two nights you will stay in the warm accommodation, the Gamme cabins. These cabins can be described as Wilderness Luxury and have been inspired by the traditional hunting and fishing hut, “gamme”, that you find in the wilderness of Lapland - the Sami areas of the Arctic. Dinner and accommodation in the Gamme cabins (2 nights)

Breakfast at the restaurant. Today we highly recommend a king crab safari or perhaps an
excursion to the Russian border. A Christmas dinner is prepared tonight.

Breakfast at the hotel, and its time to leave Kirkenes as you board the Hurtigruten for a journey along the Norwegian coast. Hurtigruten plays an important role and offers postage and supplies to the many small villages along the rugged Norwegian coastline. You will pass many of these small villages en-route from Kirkenes to Bergen.
Fullboard and accommodation onboard Hurtigruten in outside cabin.

Disembark from Hurtigruten and welcome to the city of the fjords. Bergen is a picturesque city with an abundance of charm. Enjoy the rest of your day exploring the many sights that Bergen has to offer. Accommodation in 4* hotel in Bergen city centre

Breakfast at the hotel and head to the train station. Today is the start of another very well-known tour, the Norway in a nutshell .The first leg will be by train as you leave Bergen to Voss. From Voss you travel by bus to Gudvangen, until boarding a
vessel that will take you along the fjord to Flåm. Upon arrival in Flåm, check in at the Flåmsbrygga hotel. An aperitif is served, Ægir style For dinner tonight, you will enjoy a Viking feast (3 courses). At 22h00 board your cruise for an unforgettable evening. Onboard there will be live entertainment, a new year’s toast and of course fireworks. Return back to the Ægir pub and enjoy an after party! Accommodation at Flamsbrygga Hotel (2 nights)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, is yours at leisure. If you would like to do something active, like snowshoeing let us know we and we will happy to arrange this (at an extra cost).

Breakfast at the hotel, continue by train as you experience the Flåmsbanen from Flåm to Myrdal. A spectacular journey. From Myrdal one last train journey will bring you to the capital of Norway, the green city of Oslo. Welcome to our home. Accommodation in 4* hotel in Oslo city centre.

Breakfast at the hotel. From the city centre you can take a cab, airport bus, airport train or local train to Oslo Gardermoen.

Inclusions

1 night in Helsinki BB
Private sleeping compartment onboard the local VR train
2 nights in Rovaniemi BB
Local bus from Rovaniemi to Saariselka
2 nights in a panorama cabin at Moutka, HB
Local bus from Moutka to Inari
1 night in a Wilderness room at wilderness hotel Inari HB
Local bus from Inari to Kirkenes
2 nights in a Gamme cabin HB
Hurtigruten voyage from Kirkenes to Bergen FB
1 night in Bergen BB
Norway in a nutshell excursion
2 nights in Flåm BB
New year festive dinner in Flåm and new year cruise
1 night in a centrally located hotel in Oslo BB

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Trip Highlights

Finnish Lapland, Hurtigruten and Norway combined

Departure Period

16 Dec, 2020 to 03 Jan, 2021
AUD 9,482 P P twin share

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