Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden's elegant capital! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.
Spread across 14 islands of distinctly different character, and connected by 57 bridges, the city exudes charm and is just begging to be explored. Today we take a sightseeing tour. Highlights include the Royal Palace, Gamla Stan and the Vasa Museum - home to the infamous 17th century ship. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. (B/D)
Stockholm - Helsinki
This morning is free for you to discover more of beautiful Stockholm at your own pace. We board the overnight ferry to Helsinki in the afternoon. (B)
We arrive in Finland's harbourside capital, Helsinki, this morning. Understatedly elegant and with a legendary design scene, there is much to explore. Today we'll visit the neoclassical Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Underground Temple and Parliament House. (B)
Special Experience: Spend the next two nights in one of the design capital's boutique hotels - housed in a historic former prison.
Set on a cluster of islands connected by bridges, this morning we'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Suomenlinna Fortress. (B)
Helsinki - Rovaniemi
Today we fly to Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. Rovaniemi is the gateway to the Arctic and the official home of Santa Claus, so we'll make a quick stop at his village this afternoon. (B)
We tour the Arktikum Science Centre and Museum this morning to learn more about the culture and history of Lapland and life in the Arctic. (B)
Special Experience: This afternoon we'll visit a husky mushers' camp and learn how the dogs are trained.
Rovaniemi - Inari
Travelling north to the town of Inari, we stop en route in Luosto to visit a working amethyst mine where we'll be able to dig for our own gemstone. (B/D)
This morning we visit the Siida Museum to learn about the Finnish Sami culture. Reindeer are an essential part of life in Sami Lapland, and after a cruise on Lake Inari this afternoon we'll visit a farm to meet some. (B/L/D)
Inari - Honningsvåg
Today we cross the border into Norway and explore the tiny township of Karasjok to experience Sami culture firsthand. We'll then venture further north to Honningsvåg. (B/D)
Special Experience: Enjoy a drink in an ice bar where everything is made of ice!
Special Experience: This evening we'll visit the North Cape, Europe's northernmost point and the perfect place to experience the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun.
Honningsvåg - Alta
We wind our way through stunning mountainous scenery on our way to Alta. Alta is home to northern Europe's largest concentration of rock art. (B/D)
Optional Walking Discovery: Opt for a walk in the Midnight Sun up to Mt Komsa to enjoy the stunning views over Alta and the surrounding mountains.
Alta - Tromsø
Continuing south, we make our way through the breathtaking archipelago to Tromsø, the 'Arctic Capital', characterised by its snow-capped peaks and centuries-old wooden architecture. Tonight we take an evening cable car ride to the top of Mount Storsteinen for stunning vistas over the city. (B)
Today we visit the iconic Arctic Cathedral, and tour the city's museum and gardens. (B)
Tromsø - Oslo
We fly to Oslo, Norway's artistic capital. (B)
Our morning sightseeing tour includes the Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland's Park, Karl Johans gate and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, where we'll enjoy spectacular views of the Oslofjord. (B)
Oslo - Lærdal
Today we travel to Lærdal via Borgund, stopping at the stave church, a medieval wooden structure unique to Norway. (B/D)
Lærdal - Bergen
We enjoy a stunning cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen this morning. We'll also stop at Undredal for an indulgent cheese tasting. (B)
Special Experience: Ride the famous Flåm Railway, regarded as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, enjoying some of Norway's most dramatic scenery.
We discover picturesque Bergen on a walking tour of the Hanseatic Bryggen quarter and visit St Mary's Church. We'll then take the funicular railway to the top of Mt Fløyen in the afternoon for incredible views. (B)
Bergen - Vrådal
Today we take the ferry to Jondal. We'll see Låtefossen, the famous twin waterfall and continue to charming Vrådal. (B/L/D)
Vrådal - Aalborg
We board the ferry to Denmark. (B)
Aalborg - Copenhagen
On our way to Copenhagen, we visit Odense, named after Odin, the Norse God of War. It is also the birthplace of the famous fairytale author, Hans Christian Andersen. (B)
Today we explore cosmopolitan Copenhagen. Highlights include the National Museum and Amalienborg Palace. We'll also visit the beautiful Nyhavn quarter, before a scenic cruise along the Stromma Canal. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner. (B/D)
Today we begin our journey home. (B)