The land of forests and lakes
Ships & Scenery
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
Rail, Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
|31 Jul 2019||24 Aug 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $13,315|
|07 Aug 2019||31 Aug 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $13,315|
|14 Aug 2019||07 Sep 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $13,315|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 warship. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,D]
Today we take an excursion to one of Sweden's most dynamic and oldest cities, Uppsala. Here we see its gothic cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, it is the largest and tallest cathedral in the Nordic countries. Next, we visit the beautiful Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala, Sweden's first botanic garden. [B]
Enjoy the morning at your leisure. 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]
Set on a cluster of islands connected by bridges, this morning we’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Suomenlinna Fortress. [B]
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. [B]
Special Experience: This afternoon we’ll visit a husky mushers’ camp and learn how the dogs are trained.
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. 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]
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 enjoy dinner at a gallery as we visit North Cape, Europe’s northernmost point and the perfect place to experience the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun.
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: Why not opt for a walk in the Midnight Sun up to Mt Komsa to enjoy the stunning views over Alta and the surrounding mountains? Learn more
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]
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]
Today we travel to Lærdal via Borgund, stopping at the stave church, a medieval wooden structure unique to Norway. [B,D]
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, enjoying some of Norway’s most dramatic scenery.
We discover colourful 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]
Today we see the striking Steinsdalsfossen and Fossen Bratte waterfalls. We'll also visit a local cider farm where we learn about cider making and enjoy a delicious lunch. Next we head to Kvanndal to catch a ferry and continue to charming Vrådal. [B,L,D]
We board the ferry to Denmark. [B]
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,D]
Special Experience: Tonight we 'Dine with a Dane', as we split into groups, visiting homes of local Danish families who will host home-cooked dinners.
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]