Scandinavian Heritage (Preview 2019)
About Copenhagen, Denmark
Additional Included Highlights
- Enjoy free time to explore the harbour of this fascinating city of design.
- See Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall and visit the cathedral. Receive an Arctic Circle Crossing certificate.
- Visit Northern Finland's oldest city. It is also one of the most important harbour cities in all of Northern Europe.
- Visit one of Lapland’s oldest churches.
- See the Sami Parliament.
- Stand near the fence of the towering cliffs, drastically rising our of the sea. You will feel as if you are n the edge of the world, and your literally are.
- See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings and Norway's oldest octagonal chruch.
- Tell all your friends you travelled through!
- See the Market Square and its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt Tower and Old Town Bridge.
- Enjoy time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you wish.
- See the town that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics.
- See the 12th century stave church.
- Skåne Region, Lake Vättern, Lapland, Four Winds' Road, Kåfjord, Lyngen Alps, Rago National Park, Laksfoss Falls, Norwegian Fjordland, Dovre Mountains, Rondane National Park, Norwegian West Coast from Bergen to Stavanger, south cape of Norway, Jutland Peninsula.
- Pass through the National Park known for its beautiful arctic tundra.
- Enjoy time to explore this Wooden City.
- See Vagabond's Cave, old mountain farms, idyllic islands and majestic scenery.
- Walk the city centre and see the Dom Kirke and Nupen Fountain.
- Travel by ferry to the island of Fyn.
- Copenhagen: At your Celebration Dinner, Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and wine.
- Alta: Savour a delicious oven-baked dinner of local seasonal specialities of fresh salmon or the local's favourite, reindeer, served with fresh salads and wine.
- Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.
- Bergen: Enjoy an evening of dinner and wine at a local restaurant. Zupperia Matbørsen offers traditional Norwegian and European meal with an Asian twist.
- Aarhus: Savour a delightful Farm-to-Table Dinner prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and accompanied with local wine.
- Dining Summary: 28 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 8 Dinners (D) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
- Alta: Meet Trine Lyrek at her working husky farm. Gain an insight to the challenges Trine and her Alaskan Huskies face when competing in marathon Arctic dog sled races. There's also time to have a play with these gorgeous pups.
- Rovaniemi: Meet Santa Clause when you visit his village where it is Christmas all year round! From his post office, you can make sure that Santa sends Christmas letters to friends and family back home come December.
Stay at the Best Addresses
- Mosjøen: The traditional Fru Haugans Hotel is in a picturesque location. It offers all the comforts of a modern hotel and is characterised by excellent personal service.
- Geiranger: For a scenic location, you won't find better than Hotel Union. Enjoy upgraded rooms set against a fabulous backdrop of breathtaking fjord scenery and mountains.
- Stockholm: The classy Hilton Slussen is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic Old Town.
- Cruising: Enjoy the additional comfort of your high-class, sea-view cabin onboard your overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki.
- Helsinki: GLO Hotel Art is a charming hotel, built around a century-old art nouveau castle. It is in the centre of Helsinki surrounded by the vivid Design District.
Top Rated Highlights
- Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at Tivoli Gardens, the famous entertainment park.
- Copenhagen: Explore with your Local Expert. See Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid on the harbour, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
- Copenhagen: With a Local Expert, witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries, furnishings and decor.
- Øresund Bridge: Cross this magnificent fiat of engineering. It's the longest road and rail bridge in Europe, spanning 8 kilometres.
- Cruise: Admire the beautiful views from your high-class, sea-view cabin as your cruise through the largest archipelago in the world, from Stockholm to Helsinki.
- Stockholm: Wander through Gamla Stan, the Old Town, with your Local Expert to see the cathedral and the Royal Palace.
- Stockholm: With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles. You'll also see the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held.
- Helsinki: Your Local Expert will show you the sights of the harbour city. Visit the Church in the Rock, admire the interesting Sibelius Monument and see Finlandia Hall.
- Kuopio: Admire the spectacular panoramic views from atop Puijo Tower.
- Oulu: Visit Northern Finland's oldest city. It is also one of the most important harbour cities in all of Northern Europe.
- Rovaniemi: See Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall and visit the cathedral. You'll even receive an Arctic Circle Crossing certificate.
- Sodankylä: Visit one of Lapland’s oldest churches.
- Karasjok: See the Sami Parliament.
- Karasjok: Visit the museum devoted to Sami history and culture, offering a glimpse into the old Sami lifestyle.
- North Cape: Journey to mainland Europe's most northern point to see something that doesn’t happen - sunset! Even at midnight, the sun clings to the horizon. This once-in-a-lifetime unique experience is accompanied by champagne and caviar to make it even more special.
- Mosjøen: See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings and Norway's oldest octagonal church.
- Hell: Tell all your friends you travelled through!
- Trondheim: During you orientation with your Travel Director, see the Market Square and its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt Tower and Old Town Bridge.
- Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls and lush green vegetation.
- Lom: The Lomskyrkja is one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway, and dates back to 1158.
- Lillehammer: Explore the town where the 1994 Winter Olympics were held.
- Oslo: Stand beneath the scrolled prows and handcut hulls of 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife and learn about their traditions and culture when you visit the Viking Ship Museum.
- Oslo: Guided by your Local Expert, see the impressive Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace. Take a moment to contemplate the interesting Vigeland sculptures when you visit Frogner Park.
- Oslo: With your Local Expert, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace.
- Hardanger Plateau: Pass through the National Park known for its beautiful arctic tundra.
- Bergen: Explore this Wooden City led by your Travel Director.
- Bergen: Marvel at the 13th century Haakon’s Hall and explore the many market stalls with your Local Expert.
- Norway's West Coast: Fjord hop from Bergen to Stavanger.
- Lysefjord: Embrace spectacular scenery as you cruise through Lysefjord to the magnificent Pulpit Rock.
- Kristiansand: During your orientation with your Travel Director, walk the city centre and see the Dom Kirke and Nupen Fountain.
- Skagerrak: Sail across the Skagerrak as you cross from Kristiansand to Hirsthals.
- Aarhus: Your Local Expert guides you through the open-air museum of Den Gamle By.
- Aarhus: Explore the city centre with your Local Expert. Pass City Hall and see the modern art museum ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum topped with an immense, interactive artwork and Dokk1, the largest public library in Scandinavia. Visit the new township Aarhus, an artificial island offering splendid views of Aarhus Bay.
- Fyn: Travel by ferry to the island of Fyn.
- Odense: Be enchanted by the tales of Hans Christian Anderson's life when you visit the museum dedicated to his life and works.
- Copenhagen: With your Local Expert, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and the unusual Rundertaarn, which is the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe.
- Scenic Drives: While travelling through southern Scandinavia, experience some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world. Travel through the Skåne Region, along Lake Vättern, through Lapland and upon the Four Winds' Road. Pass Kåfjord, the Lyngen Alps, the Rago National Park, Laksfoss Falls, through Norwegian Fjordland, past Dovre Mountains, the Rondane National Park and through Pyr Gynt Country. Experience the Norwegian West Coast from Bergen to Stavanger, around the south cape of Norway and across Jutland Peninsula.
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Norway is the westernmost, northernmost—and in fact the easternmost—of the three Scandinavian countries. Best known for the complex and deep fjords along its west coast which stretches from the North Sea near Denmark and Scotland into the Arctic Ocean and has borders with Finland, Sweden and the northwestern tip of Russia. Norway may have a clutch of attractive, cosmopolitan cities, appealing destinations in their own right, but where the country really shines is not in its urban culture, but rather in the low-key, amiable small-town feel that pervades throughout its settlements.
Finland - full of picturesque, natural beauty, unique cultural treasures and historic locations, is a sovereign state in Europe. It is a top performer in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, and human development. There are many attractions in Finland which attracted millions of visitors. Outdoor activities range from Nordic skiing, golf, fishing, yachting, lake cruises, hiking, and kayaking, among many others. Bird-watching is popular for those fond of avifauna, however hunting is also popular.
Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe of thousands of coastal islands, inland lakes, forests and mountains. It has the world's eighth-highest per capita income and ranks highly in numerous metrics of national performance, including quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality, prosperity and human development. Sweden, the largest of the Scandinavian countries, boasts a long mercantile history that has made it one of the most culturally open and welcoming in Europe!
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The country consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, of which around 70 are inhabited. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark is also the birthplace of one of the world's most popular toys, Lego. There is no other better place in the world where one can buy Lego bricks than at the Legoland theme park in Billund. Top it off with a rich, well-preserved cultural heritage, and the Danes legendary sense of design and architecture, and you have one intriguing holiday destination.