Arctic Circle & the Land of the Midnight Sun

16 days from £2229pp.


Midnight Sun

Visit: Midnight Sun, Norway

Tromsø

Visit: Tromsø, Norway

Stockholm

Visit: Stockholm, Sweden

Copenhagen

Visit: Copenhagen, Denmark

Travel through spectacular scenery to the ‘top of Europe’ to witness the breathtaking sight of the Midnight Sun and Polar Ocean.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Travel through Germany, to Copenhagen for the night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Stockholm

    Stockholm

    To Stockholm, one of Europe's prettiest capital cities, for a brief visit before our overnight sailing to Finland.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Helsinki

    Helsinki

    Arrive in Turku, then to Helsinki for an included visit. Surrounded by 315 islands, Helsinki's east-meets-west culture contrasts against the clean lines of Finlandia Hall and the rich, golden onion dome of Uspenski Cathedral. Why not join our optional sightseeing tour? Overnight in Jyväskylä.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Rovaniemi for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We cross the Arctic Circle at the Santa Claus Village and continue north through Finnish Lapland to Saariselka for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    North Cape

    North Cape

    Visit the Sami village to learn about how they have been living by fishing and hunting, boat building and reindeer herding for thousands of years. At lunchtime you can enjoy an optional Storgammon traditional lunch served in a special restaurant constructed of wood and resembling a tepee. Continue to Honningsvag for a two-night stay. This evening, we have an included visit to the North Cape to see the Midnight Sun and Polar Ocean. The cliffs at North Cape are the closest you will come to the top of the world in mainland Europe!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Honningsvag

    Honningsvag

    Discover local customs and traditions on our optional charming fishing hamlets and villages excursion.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We travel south to Storslett/Sorkjosen for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Tromso

    Tromsø

    Free time in Tromsø, lying at a latitude of nearly 70 degrees north, the same as Alaska and Siberia. Travel to Narvik for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Through charming scenery to Mosjoen for the night. Explore the quaint, wooden village, reminiscent of a bygone age.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    South to Trondheim the to Hell (yes, that really is its name!) for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Oslo

    Oslo

    To Oslo for the night. Enjoy an optional, evening sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Copenhagen

    Copenhagen

    Through Sweden to Copenhagen for a one-night stay. Enjoy a short, included orientation tour of the fascinating landmarks and beautiful architectural masterpieces, including the bronze statue of the Little Mermaid, taken from Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale, and the Rosenborg Palace, which is home to the Danish crown jewels.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    En route home, we spend a night in Belgium.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 14 nights’ hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 12 evening meals
    • Overnight ferry crossing from Stockhlom to Turku in a two-berth, en suite inside cabin with breakfast and evening meal
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions

    • Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen - Cultured Scandinavian capitals
    • Helsinki - Finland’s smart capital
    • Sami Village - History of the Sami people
    • North Cape - Midnight sun
    • Tromsø - Gateway to the Arctic

    Optional Excursions

    • Storgammon Lunch - Traditional dishes
    • Helsinki Evening Tour
    • Fishing Village Excursion - Discover local customs and traditions
    • Guided Sightseeing in Oslo - See the main sights

    Notes

    Extras: Cabin Upgrade: Outside Cabin £50 per cabin.

    Single Room Supplement from £549.00 (16 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for one night at each of the following hotels: Scandic Hotel Sydhavnen, Copenhagen or similar (outward and return); Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra, Jyväskylä; Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Rovaniemi; Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna or Hotel Kieppi, Saariselkä; Scandic Hotel, Tromsø; the Quality Hotel Grand Royal, Narvik; Fru Haugans Hotel, Mosjoen; Scandic Hell Hotel, Hell; Rica Helsfyr Hotel, Oslo; two nights at the Rica Hotel, Honningsvag; overnight on the ferry from Stockholm to Turku, Finland in a two-berth en suite cabin. 

    Overnight stays in Belgium are in city-style hotels. Unless otherwise stated all hotels are 3-star standard.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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