Grand Nordic Coast & Capitals

Covering four countries and some of Scandinavia and Finland’s finest scenery, the Grand Nordic Coast & Capitals tour is one of Bentours’ best. Taking the scenic route from one cosmopolitan capital to another, you’ll discover breathtaking fjords, majestic mountains, timeless little villages and quiet country roads.

22 DAYS | COPENHAGEN - COPENHAGEN

TYPE: INDEPENDENT

TRAVEL: DAILY '20

FROM $8,500*


ITINERARY

DAY 1 COPENHAGEN

Discover the delights of Scandinavia’s largest city thanks to your 24 hr Copenhagen city card. This pass grants you free entry to many of Copenhagen’s museums, palaces and other sights that you can explore at your own pace.

DAY 2 COPENHAGEN – STOCKHOLM

Take the train to Stockholm and explore the Swedish capital with your 48 hr Stockholm city card, which includes unlimited public transport and free admission to dozens of museums and other attractions. B

DAY 3 STOCKHOLM

Spend the day exploring at your leisure. You might like to soak up the old-world charm of the Gamla Stan district, pay a visit to the Skansen open-air museum or see Stockholm’s famous city hall. B

DAY 4 STOCKHOLM – HELSINKI

Board an overnight ferry for a cruise through the Stockholm Archipelago’s 25,000 islands before sailing on to Helsinki. BD
Note: Guests on the 19 day itinerary commence their tour today.

DAY 5 HELSINKI

Arrive in Helsinki early this morning, where your 48 hr Helsinki city card offers free public transport and entry to many major attractions. B

DAY 6 HELSINKI

Spend the day exploring Finland’s capital at your leisure. Don’t miss Senate Square’s neoclassical marvels or the many cafes and food stalls of Market Square. B

DAY 7 HELSINKI – ROVANIEMI

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and the traditional home of Santa Claus. B
Note: Guests on the 16 day itinerary commence their tour today.

DAY 8 ROVANIEMI

Discover this beautiful northern city at your own pace. Rovaniemi boasts sparkling clear days
in spring, near-constant sunlight in summer and blazing colours in autumn. During the winter months you can try your hand at skiing, snowmobiling, ice surfing or ice golf. B

DAY 9 ROVANIEMI – INARI

This morning after breakfast you will catch a bus to Inari, a traditional Sami town in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Upon arrival the remainder of the day is at leisure to discover this quaint Finnish town. B

DAY 10 INARI

Spend the day exploring Inari at your own pace or take part in optional activities such as a lake cruise, reindeer farm visit (summer only) or snowmobile safari (winter only). B

DAY 11 INARI – KIRKENES – COASTAL VOYAGE

Enjoy a scenic minibus transfer from Inari to Kirkenes. Board your Norwegian coastal voyage for an early-afternoon departure. BLD

DAY 11 INARI – KIRKENES – COASTAL VOYAGE

Enjoy a scenic minibus transfer from Inari to Kirkenes. Board your Norwegian coastal voyage for an early-afternoon departure. BLD

DAY 12 MEHAMN – HAMMERFEST – TROMSØ

Sail past glorious landscapes to Hammerfest – the most northerly town in the world – before steaming south to the fishing port of Øksfjord and on to Tromsø. BLD

DAY 13 TROMSØ – STAMSUND

Stop in Harstad this morning then sail through the Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands. Proceed to Svolvær and Stamsund, a charming fishing village. BLD

DAY 14 BODØ – RØRVIK

Cross the Arctic Circle and stop at Sandnessjoen. Pass by Torghatten, a gigantic rock with a huge hole that legend says was made by a mythical horseman’s arrow. BLD

DAY 15 TRONDHEIM – KRISTIANSUND – MOLDE

Disembark in Trondheim for an optional city tour. Continue to Kristiansund and then to Molde, a traditional town of white-painted wooden houses. BLD

DAY 16 A?LESUND – BERGEN

Disembark the ship in Bergen. Make your own way to the hotel and spend the rest of the day getting to know this former Hanseatic trading port with your 24 hr Bergen city card. BL

DAY 17 BERGEN – VOSS

Spend the morning exploring at your own pace before taking an afternoon train to Voss. BD

DAY 18 VOSS

Enjoy a full-day ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ bus journey, watching beautiful waterfalls pass as we descend to Gudvangen – a picturesque village on the Naeroy Fjord. Then take a ferry through the narrow fjord before catching the Fla?m Railway through spectacular mountain scenery to Myrdal. Return to Voss by train, passing through the 5 km Gravhals Tunnel. BD

DAY 19 VOSS – OSLO

Pass snow-capped mountains, verdant orchards, narrow fjords and glittering lakes on a morning train journey from Voss to Oslo. B

DAY 20 OSLO

Use your Oslo city card to explore Norway’s capital at your own pace. This handy 24 hr pass offers visitors unlimited public transport and admission to most attractions. Must-see sights include the Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Kon-Tiki raft and the historic polar vessel Fram. B

DAY 21 OSLO – COPENHAGEN

Today fly from Oslo to Copenhagen for a final night in Denmark’s fun-packed capital. Upon arrival in Copenhagen make your own way to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful city. B

DAY 22 COPENHAGEN

The tour concludes after breakfast. Make your
own way to Copenhagen airport for your departing flight. B

OTHER DEPARTURES

16 Days from Helsinki from $5,940*

19 Days from Stockholm from $6,700*

 

Spend Christmas in Finnish Lapland with loved ones

Meet Santa in his home town of Rovaniemi, over Christmas

Cross the Arctic Circle and send postcards from Santa’s post office

Gain your Reindeer Drivers License and try many winter snow fun activities

Enjoy traditional Finnish church services and delicious traditional Christmas dinners

4 nights accommodation at the Scandic Hotel Rovaniemi

Meals as per itinerary (BLD)

Return airport transfers

Outer winter clothing for duration of program

Trip to Santa's Hideaway

Reindeer sleigh ride

Visit to Snowfun site

Visit to Arktikum Science Centre and Museum

Visit to Santa Claus Village

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B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner • *Terms and conditions apply. From prices are per person, twin share, based on lead in grades and/or seasons unless specified. When available, optional upgrades can be applied at time of booking. See bentours.com for more information