Grand Tour of Scandinavia - Insight Vacations

Grand Tour of Scandinavia (Summer 2017)

Duration: 20 days Visiting: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark

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Sail the Baltic Sea, crossing rolling tundra and glassy fjords on your search for the midnight sun, all the while enjoying the local culture, history and striking scenery.

  1. Day 1

    Welcome to Copenhagen

    Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, your transfer shuttle service will leave for your hotel at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00 & 15:30. In the evening, join your Tour Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Reception, a pleasant dinner and wine followed by a visit to the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.

  2. Day 2

    Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

    Start the day by meeting Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, gazing wistfully across the harbour. Follow this with a visit inside the Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Government, to marvel at the opulent interior. See the Rosenborg and Amalienborg Palaces and the Renaissance Stock Exchange. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  3. Day 3

    On to Stockholm, City of Islands

    In the morning, leave Denmark and cross over the Øresund Bridge to Sweden. Your journey will take you through a patchwork of fertile farmlands and along the peaceful shores of Lake Vättern. Continue to Stockholm, which is set on 14 beautiful islands. In the evening, perhaps try the local cuisine served in traditional surroundings?

  4. Day 4

    The Sights of Stockholm and board your Baltic Sea Cruise

    Join a Local Expert for your visit to the City Hall's marvellous ‘Gold Room' as well as the 'Blue Room' where the Nobel Prize banquets are held. Then continue into the medieval island heart of the city to view the cathedral, walk through the Old Town and see the Royal Palace. The afternoon is at leisure. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Vasa Galleon - a marvellous impression of life on board a 17th century naval vessel. In the evening, embark on a Baltic cruise to Finland through the largest archipelago in the world. Enjoy dinner on board and marvel at the sea views from the comfort of your A-Class cabins.

  5. Day 5 - Relaxed Start

    Fashionable Helsinki

    (Relaxed Start) Helsinki is famous as a global trendsetter in design, fashion, stunning architecture and luscious parks. Disembark your Baltic cruise and with a Local Expert, visit the astonishing modern 'Church in the Rock'. Also see the Sibelius Monument and Finlandia Hall. Why not stop for lunch at the colourful market located by the harbour? Afterwards you could spend time browsing the vast array of stalls selling local souvenirs, handicrafts as well as fruits, vegetables and world class pancakes.

  6. Day 6

    Lakes and Forests to Kuopio

    Travel through a land of beautiful lakes and forests. In the afternoon, make your ascent of Kuopio's Viewing Tower. The splendid panorama will reveal why Finland is called the land of a thousand lakes.

  7. Day 7

    The Road to Rovaniemi

    Journey towards the Arctic and into Lapland, the home of the Sami people. Travel via the port and university town of Oulu, to Rovaniemi, the modern capital of the region.

  8. Day 8 - Relaxed Start

    Rovaniemi and Lapland

    (Relaxed Start) Join a Local Expert to see the Town Hall, designed by Aalvar Aalto and visit Rovaniemi Church. Next, a delight for the young at heart! Visit the Santa Claus Village where it is Christmas all year round. Meet Santa, visit the post office and cross the Arctic Circle - you'll receive a certificate to prove you were there! Later, perhaps you may want to visit the open-air museum and Arktikum?

  9. Day 9 - Relaxed Start

    Cross the Arctic Circle to Ivalo

    (Relaxed Start) In the morning there is the option to visit Ranua Wildlife Park, for a chance to see polar bears, lynxes or even a wolverine. Alternatively, you may enjoy a morning at leisure. Later journey north on the road of the four winds, where you may see reindeer roaming freely as you head for one of the oldest churches in Lapland. Travel through Europe’s last great wilderness to see the national park near the gold centre of Tankavaara.

  10. Day 10

    The North Cape and the Sun that never Sets

    Cross the rolling tundra into Norway to stop at Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament and a centre of Sami culture. Visit a Sami folk museum, then it's on through unique scenery to the North Cape. With only the Svalbard Islands separating you from the North Pole, it literally feels like you are at the end of the world. In the evening, journey to the northernmost point of Europe in search of the midnight sun, where you will enjoy a glass of bubbles and caviar in one of the most special places on earth.

  11. Day 11 - Relaxed Start

    Through Finnmark to Alta

    (Relaxed Start) Maybe set out on a bird watching safari in the morning before returning to the mainland and travelling to Alta.

  12. Day 12 - Relaxed Start

    A World of Adventure in Alta

    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, enjoy time at leisure in Alta. Maybe check out the prehistoric UNESCO-protected rock carvings or take a wilderness river trip? Later, at a working Husky farm, learn about the Alaskan Huskies and Arctic dog sleigh racing. The dogs are only allowed to bark when they know it's time for running! Afterwards, delight in a wonderful barbecue dinner.

  13. Day 13

    Narvik & the Norwegian Campaign

    Travel through stunning northern scenery, past mountains and fishing villages to Narvik. Along the way, see the fjord where the battleship Tirpitz hid out and hear tales of one of the first large-scale battles of World War Two.

  14. Day 14

    Across Tysfjord to Mosjøen and its Sea Street

    Take a ferry across Tysfjord and pass Rago National Park - its fjords cutting deep into the landscape. Bid farewell to the Arctic before reaching Mosjøen, a pleasant town on the Vefsnfjord, that has a large concentration of listed wooden buildings and Norway's oldest octagonal church.

  15. Day 15

    Laksfoss Falls to Trondheim, Capital of the Vikings

    Drive through Namdalen then watch for salmon leaping upstream to their spawning-grounds at the mighty Laksfoss Falls. Continue via the village of Hell to Trondheim, seat of the ancient Viking kings, and Norway's third largest city. Trondheim has always reflected the changing fortunes of Norway and is full of interest; see the Market Square dominated by its statue of Olav Tryggvason, Norway's national shrine, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt Tower and Old Town Bridge.

  16. Day 16

    Geiranger, Jewel of the Fjords

    Begin one of the most scenic days you will ever experience. Norwegian Fjordland is a dream world of soaring mountains, icy glaciers and rivers which cascade thousands of feet into the green valleys below. Cross the Dovre Mountains, which form Norway's oldest National Park. Arrive at the mirror-smooth waters of Geirangerfjord to embark on a spectacular cruise beneath towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Your hotel is in a superb setting overlooking the beautiful Norwegian Fjord landscape.

  17. Day 17 - Relaxed Start

    Geiranger at Leisure

    (Relaxed Start) Enjoy a whole day of relaxation amid the fjords and mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage area. Consider taking an optional scenic drive along the amazing Troll's Road, a masterpiece of engineering when it was built over 70 years ago.

  18. Day 18

    Oslo, the Capital

    Travel via lakes and snow-capped peaks to Lom – home to one of Norway's most beautiful stave churches. Continue through the countryside of ‘Peer Gynt', immortalised by Ibsen, to Øyer where you may catch a glimpse of the world's largest troll! After stopping in Lillehammer, it's on to the modern Norwegian capital of Oslo.

  19. Day 19

    Cosmopolitan Oslo

    In the morning, sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you the spires and ramparts of medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, the Royal Palace, and includes a visit to the Viking Ship Museum. Visit Frogner Park, housing the intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, before an afternoon at leisure. In the evening, round off your tour with a farewell Celebration Dinner and a glass of wine to toast to new friends.

  20. Day 20

    Out of Oslo

    Departure transfers arrive at Oslo Airport at 07:15 & 10:15. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home.

Highlights

 

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES AND DINING

  • Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at Tivoli Gardens, the famous entertainment park.
  • Copenhagen: With a Local Expert witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries, furnishings and decor.
  • Stockholm: With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gold Room is covered by 25 million gilded mosaic tiles.
  • Karasjok: Visit the museum devoted to Sami history and culture offering a glimpse into the old Sami lifestyle.
  • Alta: At a working husky farm, meet the huskies and share in the challenges of competing in marathon Arctic dog sleigh races.
  • Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls and lush green vegetation.
  • 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.
  • Rovaniemi: With a Local Expert, visit the church and see Town Hall.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Copenhagen: See the Little Mermaid, Stock Exchange, the Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
  • Stockholm: Walk through the Old Town and see the cathedral and Royal Palace.
  • Helsinki: Visit the ‘Church in the Rock', Sibelius Monument and see the Finlandia Hall.
  • Kuopio: Ascend the viewing Tower for spectacular views.
  • Rovaniemi: See Alvar Aalto's Town Hall and visit the Cathedral. Visit the Santa Claus Village and receive an Arctic Circle certificate
  • Sodankylä: Visit one of Lappland's oldest churches.
  • Karasjok: See the Sami Parliament.
  • Mosjoen: See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings
  • Hell: Tell all your friends you've been there!
  • Trondheim: See the Market Square with its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt tower and Old Town Bridge.
  • Lom: See the 12C Stave Church.
  • Oslo: See the impressive Akershus Castle and Royal Palace. Visit the controversial Vigeland sculptures in Frogner Park.
  • Scenic Drives: Peer Gynt Valley, Rago National Park and Norwegian Fjordland.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • Alta: Enjoy a fabulous barbecue dinner.
  • North Cape: Join an included experience to see something that doesn't happen - sunset! Even at midnight, the fiery orb clings to the horizon. A unique experience accompanied by champagne and caviar to make it even more special.
  • Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.
  • 19 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 8 three-course table d'hôte Dinner or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Signature Evening (SE) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) with wine, plus tea or coffee.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Stockholm: The classy Hilton Slussen is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic Old Town.
  • Cruising: Enjoy the additional comfort of A-Class cabins on-board your overnight cruise from Stockhom to Helsinki.
  • 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 the Union. Enjoy upgraded rooms set against a fabulous backdrop of breathtaking fjord scenery and mountains.
  • 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.

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

  • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacles of their careers, will smooth your way throughout your journey. They are your ‘travelling concierges', expert guides, consummate organisers and friends in a foreign land.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
  • Personal radio headsets, gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel WiFi.
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.
  • Cruise in A-Class cabins with sea views and flat screen TV.

Optional experiences

Most Insight tours already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Tour Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your tour. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations. The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

North Zealand Castle Tour

Drive along the scenic coastal road of the Danish Riviera to the castles of North Zealand. See Fredensborg, the summer residence of the Royal Family, then visit Fredriksborg, the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia. IT's now a museum, so the tour through the beautiful rooms is an encounter with the kings and queens who shaped the country's history. En-route, pass through picturesque villages of half-timbered houses and thatched roofs.

Adult Price: EUR 51.00

Code: COP0001

Traditional Danish Dinner

Home to some of the world's best restaurants, Copenhagen is currently experiencing a culinary renaissance. Make the most of the long summer evenings and join us for dinner Danish style in the heart of Copenhagen. Two glasses of wine, beer or soft drinks are included with your meal.

Adult Price: EUR 65.00

Code: COP0002

Vasa Galleon

When the Vasa was launched in 1628, it was arguably the world's most powerful warship. Bristling with 64 cannon and carrying some 300 men, it was built to strike the fear of God into the enemy. Unfortunately, it sank on its maiden voyage. Raised from Stockholm harbour in 1961, this grand galleon remains almost wholly preserved, along with 700 wooden sculptures and ornaments. Your visit will provide a unique insight into early shipbuilding techniques and everyday life on board a 17c naval vessel.

Adult Price: EUR 38.00

Code: STO0003

Swedish Summer Dinner

This evening, we dine "Swedish Style." Savour a succulent three-course meal with beer, wine & soft drinks. Soak up the atmosphere of the traditional surroundings while enjoying its history and design.

Adult Price: EUR 64.00

Code: STO0001

Ranua Wildlife Park

A visit to the Arctic wildlife park where more than 50 species of nordic animals live in their natural habitat. Our local guide introduces us to the unique wildlife of Northern Scandinavia.

Adult Price: EUR 59.00

Code: ROV0003

The Arctic Centre & Pioneer Farm

Visit a pioneer farm, now converted into a museum for a fascinating glimpse into rural life and traditions from the 19th Century. Continue to the tubular glass frame of the Arktikum, a one-stop cultural centre for all things Arctic. This is the world's first museum dedicated to the demanding conditions and challenge of coping with life in the dark, cold and barren Arctic.

Adult Price: EUR 43.00

Code: ROV0001

Reindeer Farm and Traditional Lapland Dinner

Leave the 20th century behind and join a Sami family at their farm situated on the Arctic Circle. Meet Rudolf and his brothers and learn all about reindeer husbandry. During the evening you are initiated into the Sami culture with a traditional dinner.

Adult Price: EUR 67.00

Code: ROV0002

Between a Rock and Hard Place

First a guided visit to the UNESCO-listed Alta Museum to see world-famous rock carvings. Continue with a stunning stroll along the beautiful shore of the Alta Fjord where you'll learn about life here six-thousand years ago. Meet a local artisan and slate cutter who'll share stories about his craft, then become a slate cutter yourself and create your very own masterpiece to take home. An interactive and charming experience!

Adult Price: EUR 53.00

Code: ALT0001

The Ultimate Arctic Experience – Sea Birds and Arctic Cruise

Embark upon a journey across an almost 'lunar' landscape to reach the most northerly fishing village in the world. From here we'll set sail upon a 90-minute Arctic Adventure around the Gjesværstappen, a necklace of islands that's a protected nesting area for millions of Puffins, Kittiwakes, Gannets, Guillemots and White Tailed Eagles! Other potential fauna sightings include Grey Seal and Porpoise. Transportation, survival suits, coffee and tea are provided.

Adult Price: EUR 109.00

Code: HON0002

Wilderness River Adventure

Enjoy warm drinks and Norwegian waffles by the campfire at Sorrisniva, the site of the world-famous Igloo Hotel. Then, an exciting ride up the Alta River in a traditional river boat for scenery and thrills! A true north outdoor experience!

Adult Price: EUR 57.00

Code: ALT0002

Railway Journey From Sweden

We take a railway ride on the Ofot Railway, an incredible engineering feat, constructed over 100 years ago to transport supplies of iron ore from Kiruna to Narvik for shipment around the world. The journey offers us incredible views of the surrounding fjords as the train clings to the mountainside.

Adult Price: EUR 34.00

Code: NAR0001

The Troll's Road

Your tour of Geiranger includes a scenic drive up the Eagle’s Road, offering amazing views of the Geiranger Fjord and the stunning Seven Sisters Waterfall. At the small village of Eidsdal, cross the fjord by ferry and climb up through the abundant fruit growing valleys. Leave civilisation behind as you venture high above the tree line for some of the most breathtaking scenery. Now on to the Troll’s Road, a masterpiece of engineering built over 70 years ago. (This optional is seasonal)

Adult Price: EUR 48.00

Code: GEI0001

Arctic Explorers And The Polar Ship Fram

Step aboard the polar ship Fram, the strongest wooden ship ever built, to experience the life and work of Norway's famous Arctic explorers. The expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen come to life in the interactive exhibitions of this museum, which also houses the Gjøa, the first ship to navigate the entire Northwest Passage.

Adult Price: EUR 38.00

Code: OSL0001

Europe's Highest Fjord at Dalsnibba

In the comfort of your coach, climb 1500 metres to the highest possible fjord view in Europe at Dalsnibba mountain. Enjoy breathtaking views of the famous Geiranger fjord and the surrounding glacier topped mountains. For the bold, test your nerve on the Geiranger Skywalk suspended over a 500 metre drop. (Weather permitting and Seasonal)

Adult Price: EUR 31.00

Code: GEI0002

Fly Over Helsinki

An exclusive chance to enjoy Helsinki from above. This two-part grand-slam tour begins with a Four-Dimensional Cinematic Experience as you view Helsinki’s landmark attractions from an entirely new and exhilarating perspective. Fly Tour Helsinki is the newest attraction in a city renowned for its cutting-edge technology and daring design. Afterwards, we'll savour a glass of Veuve Cliquot champagne during our 18-minute double-length VIP ride inside a glass pod of the Helsinki Sky Wheel – Helsinki’s answer to the London Eye! Fun, classy and cool.

Adult Price: EUR 49.00

Code: HEL0002

Accommodation

 

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Copenhagen

Copenhagen (Central) - Denmark

Complimentary Wifi

Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Copenhagen.

Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Stockholm (Central) - Sweden

Signature HotelComplimentary Wifi

Hilton Slussen, Stockholm

Glo Hotel Art Helsinki

Helsinki (Central) - Finland

Complimentary WifiSignature Hotel

Hotel Atlas Kuopio

Kuopio (Central) - Finland

Complimentary Wifi

Santa Claus Hotel Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi (Central) - Finland

Complimentary Wifi

Santa Claus Hotel, Rovaniemi

Hotel Ivalo

Ivalo (Scenic) - Finland

Complimentary Wifi

Scandic Honningsvag

Honningsvag (Central) - Norway

Complimentary Wifi

Scandic Alta

Alta (Central) - Norway

Complimentary Wifi

Scandic Narvik

Narvik (Central) - Norway

Complimentary Wifi

Fru Haugans Hotel Mosjen

Mosjoen (Scenic) - Norway

Signature HotelComplimentary Wifi

Radisson Blu Royal Garden Trondheim

Trondheim (Central) - Norway

Complimentary Wifi

Radisson Blu Royal Garden, Trondheim

Union Geiranger

Geiranger (Scenic) - Norway

Signature HotelComplimentary Wifi

Union, Geiranger

Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion Oslo

Oslo (Central) - Norway

Complimentary Wifi

Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion, Oslo

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  • 4 out of 5

    Amazing

    9/8/2016 Elizabeth Williams, Thirroul, Australia

    Our trip was amazing. Every day was special in some way. Our tour guide Franko was wonderful, humorous, entertaining, informative and practical. His knowledge of the people, traditions and culture was very helpful and insightful. Our bus driver Lazslo was also amazing. Again helpful and very professional. Our friends have been in awe of how much we saw and did. Loved every minute. Thank you.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Fantastic

    8/7/2016 Joanne Leslie, Capalaba, Australia

    The Grand Tour of Scandinavia tour was excellent. Our tour director and bus driver were excellent, looking after us all, we felt vey safe. All the tours including optional tours were fantastic. I would recommend this tour and Insight Vacations to friends and acquaintances.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Great trip

    8/4/2016 Marilyn Lalone, Howell (MI), United States

    Wonderful tour. Great itinerary. Can not say how happy I was that this was a land tour rather than just a cruise into the fjords. The scenery is gorgeous. The side tours were all worth taking. Our guide, Perri, was very knowledgeable and had a delightful sense of humor. And the coach and driver were supreme. Really enjoyed our fellow travelers, too. The mix of Americans, Brits, Aussies, Canadiens, and So. Africans was so much fun. They were such a good, responsible, on time group. I would highly recommend this trip.

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  • 4 out of 5

    Great time in Scandinavia

    8/2/2015 Lorraine Larson, Baulkham Hills, Australia

    This was our 10th tour with Insight Vacations and it did not disappoint. We had a wonderful trip with like minded people. A terrific guide and fantastic driver. The sites were amazing and the whole experience was fantastic.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Scandinavian Odyssey

    6/28/2015 Julie Redmond, Berremangra, Australia

    The four countries visited, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, spectacular, cities, towns, villages, remote areas and scenery. Clean with welcoming people, good English. Tour time with the natural beauty, wildlife and snow added a highlight to this tour. Needless all was brought together by tour director Peter, coach driver Lsazlo. Highly recommended.

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  • 4 out of 5

    Terrific Experience

    6/19/2015 Virginnia Wakelin, Gin Gin, Australia

    Thanks to the wonderful tour director and driver who helped make this a truly terrific experience. Each day offered different opportunities to explore the range of cultures, diverse scenery etc. The Arctic Circle experience was special and really loved Geiranger. In all a great tour and would recommend it to anyone wanting to go to Scandinavia.

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  • 5 out of 5

    awesome scandinavia

    6/9/2015 Edgardo Rodrigo, Morganville, United States

    On the grand tour of scandinavia, the sights to be experienced and location of the lodging accommodations were the best. A grand tour indeed.

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  • 4 out of 5

    A Grand Introduction

    6/5/2015 Joan Sugg, Tarboro, United States

    I enjoyed my trip (second to Norway, first for Denmark, Finland, and Sweden) very much. Seeing the VASA was the main purpose of the trip. I wish there had been more time in Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki. It was my second trip to Oslo, so I had a chance to visit the Historic Museum, which I had not had time to visit on my first trip. I have several recommendations: 1) Start the trip with a stop in Oslo to change money before going to Copenhagen, since banks do not change more anymore, and finding a place to change money proved to be A REAL PAIN. 2) Advise everyone to have a credit card with a pin, something new that the cards I took with me DID NOT HAVE. That's why changing money in Norway was VERY important for me. 3) I was told that carry-ons with wheels and telescoping handles were not allowed, but a number of people had them, and there was room for them in the bottom of the bus. Clarification would be helpful, especially since I plan on going to Scotland in August after two weeks in London. 4) I would like to see a trip specializing on Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki since I wold like to spend more time in these cities.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Great vacation

    5/21/2015 Wanda Gibbs, Midway, United States

    Just returned from Grand Tour of Scandinavia with Chad Hartin as our Tour Director. Wonderful experience. Chad was both knowledgable and professional and his expertise enhanced our entire vacation. This tour shows the very best of Scandinavia and our trip exceeded our expectations. As s repeat Insight traveler, I would rate this tour as showing us the very best of Demark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

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  • 5 out of 5

    A fantastic tour of wonderful Scandinavia

    7/6/2014 Julie Bullen, Lindisfarne, Australia

    Sometimes words are superfluous. What can I say? Tour director Rob Lintott and driver Oleg Siffer were a brilliant duo who helped to make this 20-day tour a very special holiday to remember. The scenery was spectacular, the weather....well the Sun just kept on shining for us, even throughout our stay within the Arctic Circle, and the friendliness that evolved throughout the 40 people in our tour group was fabulous. There were many occasions that our dynamic tour director added little and delightful surprises to fend of the tedium of the necessary long days we had on the bus. Thanks Rob! I'd thoroughly recommend this tour, especially as we were a lucky group who genuinely saw the Midnight Sun at midnight!!! Yippee!

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  • 5 out of 5

    Fantastic Scenery

    7/31/2013 Brian Fletcher, Glenelg, Australia

    The Tour Director Lene and driver Bertie we exceptional and made for a fantastic stress free holiday. The tour provided a broad contrast between great cities and the vastness of the wilderness areas. Lapland was exceptional and to see the Sami people way of live and history was very special. Scenery was fantastic from the vast forests to the barren tundra to the magnificent fjords of Norway. One but cannot forget the midnight sun at the north cape and the Trolls road being the highlights. A thoroughly recommended tour despite some of the travel days being long.

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  • 5 out of 5

    SCANDAFASTIC

    7/23/2013 Barry Lay, Greensborough, Australia

    A thoroughly enjoyable tour, fantastic tour director and coach driver. Could not fault a thing, taking into consideration some of the remote towns the accommodation was the best on offer, at other places the hotels were excellent. The meals very good at all times. The optional tours offered were well worth it. All the travellers became friends almost immediately and were very considerate with seat rotation when some were affected by motion sickness.

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    Grand Tour of Scandinavia

    7/18/2013 Ramesh Shah, Ladera Ranch, United States

    We really enjoyed this tour. Our Tour Director (Laura) and the driver (Julian) were the best. Julian would stand by the door and help everyone to get on and get off the coach. He is very safe driver. He has pleasant personality. Laura is very well organized and always the smiling face. She is knowledgeable and entertaining. She kept everyone interested in the history of the area and people. Laura and Julian made sure that our luggage was delivered to our rooms right away. We like Insight much better than other tour companies. The tours were better planned, covered many things that other companies don't cover. All the best hotels of the area were selected, at good locations, normally in the city centers.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Best Ever Tour.

    7/5/2013 Kerry Meek, Morayfield, Australia

    We had the best ever time from day one in Copenhagen, the tour is easy paced with only about 2 long travelling days which I enjoy looking at all the new scenery.Our tour guide was so well organised & every thing went to plan & his information sessions are great. We were well looked after right up to departure time in Oslo so one can ask for no more than that we also met a lot of new friends. I would recommend Insight Vacations to anyone.

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