Trip Overview

Winter Norway & Finland

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 14 Reviews
Private tour to Norway, Finland

Let yourself get enchanted by the magic of northern winter as you make your way from Oslo to Helsinki. During your eventful 16-day tour, you get to explore charming Scandinavian cities, go on a memorable trip to the magnificent Lofoten Islands, cross the Arctic Circle, and immerse into real fairy-tale in the Santa Claus residence in Lapland!

Winter Norway & Finland

16 days8 cities
NorwayFinland2 countries
Private tour to Norway, Finland
From
$7,190
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 14 Reviews

Let yourself get enchanted by the magic of northern winter as you make your way from Oslo to Helsinki. During your eventful 16-day tour, you get to explore charming Scandinavian cities, go on a memorable trip to the magnificent Lofoten Islands, cross the Arctic Circle, and immerse into real fairy-tale in the Santa Claus residence in Lapland!

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Day-By-Day
Oslo, Norway

Oslo

first destination

Gently hugged by the monumental mountains and kissed by the mighty sea, marvelous Oslo is the oldest Scandinavian capital and a perfect destination to start your Norway adventure. Combining pure natural heritage and chill-out atmosphere with bustling nightlife and vivid culture, this diverse city will enchant even the pickiest traveler.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Oslo

Welcome to the marvelous capital of Norway - Oslo! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants, or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

  • Recommended dinner: As the grand final of the first day we advise you to dine at the famous panoramic restaurant Ekeberg dating back to 1916.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Oslo City Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 4-hour panoramic city tour around the most popular Oslo sights (no entrances included). All tickets and public transportation should be paid on the spot.

During the tour, you also get to visit one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its talented founder Gustav Vigeland (public transportation is included). You spend some great time strolling through this unusual park and enjoying its extraordinary sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Oslo The Hub Hotel, Oslo
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Noted for its stylish interior and central location, 4-star Oslo the Hub hotel was designed to provide all guests with an excellent comfort level. All hotel rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, ensuite bathroom, coffee machine, and free Wi-Fi. Moreover, the hotel's gym, bar, and lounge are also available.

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Oslo
Bergen
6 hrs 30 min

Have a great time during your train journey from the stunning Norwegian capital to the scenic city of Bergen. Your private driver will take you to the airport and meet you upon arrival.

Bergen, Norway

Bergen

second destination

Surrounded by the striking seven mountains, the city of Bergen is not only an important cultural center of the region but also a part of many cruising routes along the Norwegian coastline serving the main gateway to dramatic fjords!

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Train Trip to Bergen

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot) to board a train that takes you to alluring Bergen - the second-largest city in Norway.

Upon arrival, you walk to your hotel located very close to the railway station. The rest of the day is free for you to do some independent sightseeing, dine in one of the local restaurants, or just have a good rest.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Bergen City Tour

After breakfast, you enjoy a 3-hour guided city tour around the most interesting landmarks of Bergen. During the tour, you explore the famous Bryggen district, visit the lively Fish Market, and experience a fantastic Floibanen funicular ride that is one of Norway's best-known attractions.

After the tour, you have the rest of the day free. In the evening your driver transfers you to the pier where you get onboard the Hurtigruten cruise ship that will take you to the voyage of a lifetime.

Breakfast is included.

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Bergen Bors Hotel, Bergen
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Beneficially situated right in the center of Bergen, the Bors Hotel is set in an outstanding historic building with an in-house restaurant. All guestrooms come with flat-screen TVs, a coffee machine, free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a safe.

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Bergen
Alesund
13 hrs 30 min

Set off on a memorable voyage onboard one of the modern Hurtigruten ships. During the journey, you make your way to the north, passing the outstanding Norwegian coasts and mesmerizing coastal towns. 

Alesund, Norway

Alesund

third destination

Surrounded by a beautiful natural setting featuring rugged mountains, high waterfalls, and sparkling lakes, this lovely town seems to have it all for a perfect active holiday.

5 days cruising
Detailed itinerary
6 nights onboard a ship
Day 5
Trip to Alesund

Today your vessel arrives in the magnificent town of Alesund that is famous for its outstanding Art Nouveau architecture. After a short stop, you continue cruising.

  • Note: There are no tours included in the cruise program from this day on, but there are several options available. You are free to book any of them to combine your cruise experience with professional sightseeing tours. Please, contact your travel specialist for additional details.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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Day 6
Stop in Trondheim

Today your get to visit the first capital of Norway - an ancient city of Trondheim! You have some free time to explore the unique Viking legacy of this gorgeus town.

Make sure to take a walk around the cozy narrow streets of Trondheim, enjoy the picture-perfect views of the harbor, and discover the most cherished treasures of the old town, including the restored wooden structures, and the monumental Nidaros Cathedral.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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Day 7
Crossing the Arctic Circle & Visit to the Lofoten Islands

Are you ready to witness one of the main highlights of your journey? Today, your cruise ship crosses the Arctic Circle that marks the latitude at which the sun can remain continuously above or below the horizon for 24 hours during the summer and winter solstice!

Later in the evening, you reach Svolvaer - the scenic heart of the Lofoten Islands. These islands are famous for their petite fishing villages, unparalleled Bohemian atmosphere, and one-of-a-kind natural wonders, including majestic granite cliffs and amazing beaches.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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Day 8
Stop in Tromso

During the night, your ship passes the picturesque Trollfjord and sails through the spectacular Raftsund strait. This part of the route provides breathtaking views of the rugged mountainous landscape rising against the horizon under the endless sun. Make sure to have your cameras charged!

Later you reach the Gateway to the Arctic - the stunning town of Tromso. Take advantage of its unmatched surroundings and numerous restaurants to relax and spend time at your leisure.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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Day 9
Trip to the North Cape

After brief early stops in Hammerfest and Havoysund, you arrive in Honningsvag - the capital of the North Cape that is the northernmost point of mainland Europe! You can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure or join one of the unique optional tours.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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Hurtigruten Ship, Norway
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Get inspired by a beautiful coastal voyage onboard one of the high-comfort Hurtigruten cruise ships. All ships are well-maintained, feature tasteful decor and offer a wide range of top-notch facilities including gourmet restaurants, lounge bars, shops, wellness centers with pools and saunas, fitness gyms, and WiFi available.

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Alesund
Kirkenes
4 days 18 hrs

Embark on an unforgettable cruise from Alesund to Kirkenes. A modern Hurtigruten ship passes the picturesque Norwegian coasts and enchanting cities, offering numerous photo opportunities.

Kirkenes, Norway Gallery

Kirkenes

fourth destination

Despite its modest size, this nondescript petit town offers plenty to both see and do as making Kirkenes one of the top-chosen destinations in entire Norway!

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 day in the city
Day 10
Arrival in Kirkenes & Snow Hotel Overnight

Today your ship reaches Kirkenes, the final destination of your grand voyage! Kirkenes is a small town nestled just a few kilometers from the Russian border and the Sami communities of Northern Scandinavia.

In Kirkenes, you disembark the ship and your private driver transfers you to the unique Snow Hotel, constructed entirely from snow and ice! The rest of the day is free. To make this eventful day even more memorable, in the evening, you enjoy dinner at a restaurant with a fantastic view of the fjord.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

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Unique Hotel Experience
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You already know that incredible Scandinavia boasts plenty of wonderful things to try and see, but did you know that the region also offers a rare chance to enjoy a stay in the accommodations like you won't find anywhere else in the world?

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Kirkenes
Alesund
2 hrs 50 min

One of our professional drivers will take you on a fascinating trip through Norway and Finland. Sit back, relax, and take in the breathtaking landscapes passing you by.

Inari, Finland

Inari

fifth destination

There is no better place to learn the history of Sami as well as explore their fascinating traditions than a small village of Inari, the heart of Sami culture. Carefully and proudly preserving their national identity, Sami people are more than happy to help anyone interested in exploring their remarkable cultural ad historical heritage.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 11
Arrival to Inari & Visit to a Sami Family

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to the authentic Inari region known as the center of Sami culture.

When you arrive in the Inari region, you leave your luggage at your centrally located hotel and join a 1-hour guided tour to the Sami Museum and Nature Center. Explore the culture, traditions, and nature of Northern Lapland. Additionally, you have 2 more hours to examine the museum on your own.

In the afternoon your driver picks you up at the Sami Museum and transfers you to a remote location by Lake Muddus where you have a 3-hour group visit to a local Sami Family. You are introduced to its reindeer herd, that you can pet and feed, while the hostess tells you about the importance of reindeer for Sami people. You also find out about the fascinating process of creating traditional Sami fur boots of reindeer hide and learn what life is really like in the far north.

After this exotic experience, you return to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

  • Note: Early check-in is not included.

Breakfast is included.

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Inari Hotel, Inari
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Enhance your Inari vacation by staying in the remarkable Inari Hotel, conveniently nestled right in the heart of Finland's Sami capital. Apart from a great location, the property boasts top-notch service, a wide choice of services, and well-equipped guestrooms.

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Inari
Lapland Region
40 min

Traveling through the Finnish countryside is an unforgettable experience, as this country is definitely not short of amazing views. During the journey with one of our experienced drivers, you will pass numerous scenic valleys, charming villages, and beautiful dales.

Lapland Region, Finland

Lapland Region

sixth destination

Every child in the world knows that Lapland is one of the most miraculous places on Earth as it's home to every kid's hero, Santa Claus. But did you know that there are a lot of exciting things to do in the region that are not all about Christmas celebrations?

1 day in the Lapland Region
Detailed itinerary
1 night in the Glass igloo
Day 12
Transfer to the Igloo Village

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to the igloo village located away from the city lights.

This unique accommodation presents a perfect opportunity to watch the wonderful Northern Lights and starry skies in warmth and comfort. After check-in, you are welcomed to enjoy the Nordic beauty of the surrounding area on your own.

  • Note: the indicated glass igloo accommodation is an example of the properties used for our tours, and might be updated to similar glass igloo properties based on availability.

Breakfast is included.

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Unique Hotel Experience
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You already know that incredible Scandinavia boasts plenty of wonderful things to try and see, but did you know that the region also offers a rare chance to enjoy a stay in the accommodations like you won't find anywhere else in the world?

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Inari
Lapland Region
2 hrs

A worry-free car ride is one of the most comfortable ways to travel through Finland. So sit back, relax, and enjoy fantastic panoramas outside the window as you head to the magical hometown of Santa Claus.

Beautifully illuminated Santa Clause Village in the night

Rovaniemi

seventh destination

If there is a truly magical place on Earth, it's the charming city of Rovaniemi. And how else can it be? After all, the official hometown of Santa Claus can't be anything but miraculous!

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a boutique hotel
Day 13
Trip to Rovaniemi

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and continue your journey to new adventures. Your private driver transfers you to the Motherland of Santa Claus - Rovaniemi.

Upon arrival, you are transferred to your newly opened boutique hotel in the center of Rovaniemi. After check-in you have free time to start exploring the nearby attractions on your own, take a walk around the charming city streets, or have a good rest to prepare for an exciting program that awaits you tomorrow.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 14
Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm and Husky Park & Santa Claus Village

Today is dedicated to exciting northern activities and exploring Lapland sights!

You join a fascinating group tour and start with a 1-hour snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you meet traditionally dressed people, learn more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture, and enjoy a short introductory reindeer sleigh and husky ride.

Next, you continue your trip to Santa Claus Village where you have some time to visit the Snowman World and attend a real ice bar in it. You can also buy some traditional Finnish souvenirs and send postcards with a special Arctic Circle stamp from Santa Claus's main post office.

After the tour, you return to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Arctic Light Hotel, Rovaniemi
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Enhance your vacation by staying at the amazing Arctic Light Hotel, nestled right in the heart of the most fairy-tale Finnish city, charming Rovaniemi. The accommodation houses 57 uniquely designed guestrooms, boasts excellent service, and provides everything you need for a comfortable stay.

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Rovaniemi
Helsinki
1 hr 30 min

Travel with comfort between the most wonderful Finnish city, Rovaniemi, and the glorious capital of the country by taking a plane. One of our professional drives will take you to the airport and meet upon landing.

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki

eighth destination

The vibrant capital of Finland is an unmissable city for anyone who has the scenic country on their travel radar. But do you already know what to do during your Helsinki travel? The city offers so much to explore, that choosing what sights to include on your list of must-see's might be tricky.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 15
Flight to Helsinki

After breakfast at your hotel, you check-out and your private driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to the Finnish capital.

Welcome to the glorious capital of Finland - Helsinki! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your modern well-designed hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free, so you can relax in your room, have dinner in a local restaurant or start exploring the nearby attractions.

  • Optional tours: Modern Helsinki or Authentic Finland

Breakfast is included.

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Day 16
Departure

This is the last day of your amazing Scandinavian adventure! In the morning your private driver will take you to the airport for your flight home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki
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Boasting a fantastic location right in the center of the beautiful Finnish capital, this remarkable accommodation is a great option to consider for your Helsinki vacation. It provides comfortable well-equipped guestrooms with LCD TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and ensuite bathrooms.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Oslo, Bergen, Inari, Rovaniemi & Helsinki;
  • 1 night in the unique Snowhotel in Kirkenes made entirely of ice and snow;
  • 1 night in the unique Glass Igloo in Ivalo;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Dinners and lunches as per itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Bergen;
  • Economy class flight tickets Rovaniemi - Helsinki;
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • 6 nights on board the Hurtigruten ship;
  • Three meals daily on board the Hurtigruten ship;
  • English-speaking tour leader on board;
  • Port stops according to the itinerary with free time or optional tours;
  • Group tours and activities: Sami Family with Reindeer safari, Snow Mobile Safari, Santa Claus Village;
  • All port fees and taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: All the tours during the Hurtigruten cruise are optional and not included in the price of the package. You are free to book any of them separately to combine your cruise experience with professional sightseeing tours. Please, contact your travel specialist for additional details. 

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.​

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Visiting the Frogner Park in Oslo
  • Floibanen Funicular ride in Bergen
  • Hurtigruten cruise from Alesund to Kirkenes
  • Overnight at a Snow Hotel
  • Visit to a Sami Family in Inari
  • Overnight at Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo Resort
  • Snowmobile safari in Rovaniemi
  • Visiting Santa at Santa Claus Village
  • Reindeer sleigh and husky ride

What To Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh.
  • Bringing some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.
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