The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour

18 Day Guided Tour from Stockholm to Helsinki with Globus

Read 7 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus 18 Day The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour. Breathtaking scenery, the Arctic Circle, train rides, cruises, vibrant cities, and so much more await you on this marvelous Scandinavia tour. Scenic highlights include an overnight...read more

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Stockholm
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Helsinki
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 - 4.5 Star
44
Max Group Size
44
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Trip Operated By:
Globus
Globus
696 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.3 out of 5
7 Reviews
Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Arrive In Stockholm, Sweden
Welcome to Stockholm! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
2 Stockholm
During your sightseeing with a Local Guide see the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, walk through the OLD TOWN, and marvel at the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. (B)
3 Stockholm - Copenhagen, Denmark
Drive south via Lake Malar and Lake Vattern to Helsingborg. Cross by FERRY to Denmark with views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle at Elsinore. Arrive in Copenhagen, proud capital of Denmark. (B) Today's Distance: 373 mi / 600 km
4 Copenhagen. Overnight Cruise To Oslo, Norway
Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to splendid ROSENBORG CASTLE, where some of the crown jewels of Denmark are held. Here, admire the incredible Throne Chair, made from narwhal tusks-the only one of its kind in the world! Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and the LITTLE MERMAID statue. In the late afternoon, board your ship for the overnight KATTEGAT & OSLOFJORD CRUISE to Norway. Dinner will be served on board. (B/D)
5 Oslo - Bergen
After disembarkation, transfer to the Oslo train station and board the famous OSLO-BERGEN TRAIN. Enjoy a scenic ride across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with views of sparkling lakes, rivers, streams, and snow-capped mountains to picturesque Bergen. (B/D) Today's Distance: 311 mi / 500 km
6 Bergen
Guided sightseeing starts with an orientation drive to see the main sights like Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Hakon's Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower, the charming Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the harbour, and the famous Fish Market. Explore Bryggen on foot along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colourful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary's Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure, why not join one of our optional excursions to make the most of your stay? (B)
7 Bergen - Voss - Flam - Sognefjord & Naeroyfjord - Stalheim
A wonderful day of spectacular scenery: ride the FLAM TRAIN and see the magnificent Kjosfossen waterfall on the way to the village of Flam. Here, another highlight awaits: a relaxing CRUISE on beautiful Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the Naeroydalen Valley. (B/D) Today's Distance: 124 mi / 200 km
8 Stalheim - Borgund - Oslo
This morning travel to Borgund and visit the wooden STAVE CHURCH. Dating back to 1180, it is considered the best-preserved and most authentic of Norway's stave churches. Next is Oslo, capital of Norway and the country's hub of trade and industry. (B) Today's Distance: 217 mi / 350 km
9 Oslo
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen's plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland's extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway's glorious seafaring past-including 1,000-year-old Viking ships! (B)
10 Oslo - Tromso
Board the plane to Tromso and arrive in the world's most northern university city, starting point of many great polar explorers. Here, winters can be hard and summers usually surprisingly warm because of the warm gulf currents and the "Midnight Sun." During your orientation, visit the ARCTIC CATHEDRAL. (B)
11 Tromso - Alta
Continue your journey northward. Enjoy FERRY CROSSINGS on Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, with breathtaking views of the Lyngen Alps and their glaciers. Arrive in Alta, and visit the spectacular ROCK CARVINGS, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B/D) Today's Distance: 186 mi / 300 km
12 Alta - Excursion To The North Cape - Honningsvag
Drive to Honningsvag on the island of Mageroya, and continue to the northernmost point of the North Cape, a sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean, where the NORTH CAPE HALL with its visitor centre is located. (B/D) Today's Distance: 130 mi / 210 km
13 Honningsvag - Karasjok - Ivalo, Finland
Admire crystal-clear streams, sparkling lakes, tundra, and forests as you head south and penetrate deep into beautiful Lapland, as it is called by the natives. Stop in Karasjok, seat of the Sami Parliament, where a highlight visit is included to Sven Engholm's HUSKY FARM. Sven has led expeditions to Spitsbergen, Siberia, and Greenland, and won the longest sled dog race in Europe 11 times. Enjoy traditional snacks here, then continue to the Sami village of Ivalo for your overnight stay. (B/D) Today's Distance: 249 mi / 400 km
14 Ivalo - Arctic Circle - Rovaniemi
Cross the Arctic Circle (66 degree31'N), and stop at SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, with a chance to see Father Christmas himself. Receive your Arctic Circle Certificate and continue to nearby Rovaniemi, capital of Lapland, situated at the confluence of the river Kemijoki and its tributary, the Ounasjoki. On an orientation drive, see the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's Town Hall, the City Library, and the Lappia House. (B) Today's Distance: 224 mi / 360 km
15 Rovaniemi - Helsinki
Spend some time in Rovaniemi before flying to the capital of Finland, Helsinki. This evening, dinner will be served at one of Helsinki's fine restaurants. (B/D)
16 Helsinki
Guided sightseeing introduces you to the City Hall and the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, the SIBELIUS MONUMENT, and Helsinki's local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (B)
17 Helsinki
A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, known as one of the "Pearls of the Baltic Countries." Tonight, dinner awaits at the hotel to celebrate the success of your journey. (B/D)
18 Helsinki
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Globus Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • STOCKHOLM: Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall
  • HELSINGBORG-ELSINORE: Ferry crossing
  • COPENHAGEN: Guided sightseeing, see the Little Mermaid and visit Rosenborg Castle
  • COPENHAGEN-OSLO HARBOUR: Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities (dinner included)
  • OSLO–BERGEN: By train
  • BERGEN: Guided sightseeing
  • VOSS: Ride the spectacular Flam train
  • NÆROYFJORD & SOGNEFJORD: Cruise
  • BORGUND: Visit the Stave Church
  • OSLO: Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park, visit City Hall
  • OSLO-TROMSO: By air
  • TROMSO: Orientation, visit the Arctic Cathedral
  • ULLSFJORD & LYNGENFJORD: Ferry crossings
  • ALTA: Visit the rock carvings
  • NORTH CAPE: Visit the North Cape Visitor Centre
  • KARASJOK: Husky dog experience
  • ROVANIEMI: Visit Santa Claus Village; receive your Arctic Circle Certificate
  • ROVANIEMI-HELSINKI By air
  • HELSINKI: Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, Sibelius Monument, visit the Lutheran Cathedral and the open-air market
  • MEALS: Full Scandinavian buffet breakfast (B) daily; 9 three-course dinners (D), including a dinner at a local restaurant in Helsinki
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; overnight sea cruise; train Oslo- Bergen; Flåm train; flight Oslo-Tromsø; ferry crossings & fjord cruise; flight Rovaniemi-Helsink
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour except the Arctic region
  • FREE WI-FI: available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
Included Meals
  • 17 Breakfasts
  • 10 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • Stockholm Scandic Continental (F), Copenhagen Radisson Blu Scandinavia (SF), Bergen Scandic Ørnen (F), Stalheim Stalheim (F), Oslo Clarion Hotel The Hub (F), Tromsø Scandic Ishavshotel (F), Alta Scandic Alta (F), Honningsvåg Scandic Honningsvåg (F), Ivalo Ivalo (F), Rovaniemi Original Sokos Vaakuna (F), Helsinki Glo Hotel Kluuvi (SF)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included
  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded
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Reviews (7)

18 Day The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Amazing breathtaking scenery ”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2018 13 Helpful Votes

The trip was well organised. Our tour manager Signe is superb. Wish to have one extra day in Copenhagen as we basically did not have any time to explore the city. Luckily we arrived 2 days early to explore Stockholm and stayed an extra 2 days in Helsinki exploring these two cities. Driving from North of Finland to Helsinki for 3 days was boring and wish the tour flying us back to Helsinki and cut the driving time to 2 days. Overall it was a good tour.

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“Scandinavia Adventure”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2017 8 Helpful Votes View Photo

Our Scandinavian adventure travelling with Globus was wonderful with plenty of variety. We ventured as far as the North Cape and through the Artic Circle. Norway was one spectacular scene after another. Hotels were good and centrally located. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the countries visited and very personable. Overall a great experience and I would have no hesitation travelling with Globus on our next trip.

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“Great way to see some of Scandinavia ”
- ACT, Australia Jun 2017 11 Helpful Votes View Photo

A great way to see some amazing places in Scandinavia. We visited a diverse range of attractions, saw some spectacular scenery and interacted with some incredible people. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with wonderful insights into the places and people we were visiting. Our accommodation was pretty good - although many of us really missed our evening cuppa with few places having tea/coffee facilities. The optional excursions were often expensive with many opting to do them...read more

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“Excellent tour of Scandinavia and Finland”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2017 10 Helpful Votes

This Globus tour provided us with a great range of varied experiences, as we explored Scandinavia and Finland. It was particularly enjoyable to experience different forms of transport: coach, car ferries, overnight ferry between Copenhagen and Oslo, a fjord cruise, trains and a plane flight as well. The scenery was fabulous, particularly in Norway. Our tour director, Karel de Bruin, was well organised and knowledgeable.
Accommodation on the tour was mostly satisfactory,...read more

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“A thouroughly enjoyable expeience”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2016 9 Helpful Votes

We very much enjoyed The 18 Day Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour. It was most comprehensive and well balanced, including many interesting sights and optional excursions. In particular we liked the visit to the Engholm Husky Farm and Sami people reindeer farm. The visit to Tallinn (Estonia) was rather rushed and we would have appreciated more time to spend there. Much credit has to go to our Tour Director Colleen, who was most knowledgeable, very professional and helpful at all times.

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