#60. Scandinavia

Finland, Sweden, Norway, Arctic Circle

At the edge of the wild Atlantic Ocean, Scandinavia offers unforgettable journeys along majestic fjords, unique Arctic activities, and cosy modern cities.

Highlights

Take a fjord cruise along some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

Take a glimpse of the surreal Northern Lights display in the dark arctic sky or enjoy a hiking experience under the famous Midnight Sun. 

Explore elegant modern cities, full of striking architecture, Nordic design, and baroque splendour.

Difficulty

Ideal Season

Always remember that our programmes are flexible and customisable. You select the length of the itinerary, the dates of travel, the sights you want to see, the activities you want to experience, the accommodation type, the means of transport, whether you’d like a guide or not, and we create a unique mix just for you and your friends, according to your preferences.

Contact us for a more detailed quote or customised plan, tailor made to your own specific budget and travelling style.

Scandinavia Cities Expedition

Full Length
Indicative cost

Scandinavia Arctic Expedition

Full Length
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Finland

A kaleidoscope of lakes, forests, and wooden towns, Finland is a land of unspoiled nature, unique culture, strange language, famous as the home of Santa Claus.

  • Explore Helsinki downtown and the 18th century sea fortress of Suomenlinna
  • Explore the striking Design District and discover amazing modern architecture
  • Hike through primeval forests and enchanting lakes beyond the Arctic Circle
  • Enjoy an authentic Finnish home sauna experience with traditional herbs
  • Meet charming Siberian huskies and walk with them inτο the forest trails
  • Visit and feed the reindeers at their farm, and enjoy a fun short reindeer sled ride
  • Visit Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle, where is Christmas all-year round
  • Carve through the frozen ocean on a unique memorable icebreaker cruise
  • Take a glimpse of the surreal Northern Lights display in the dark arctic sky
  • Experience the famous Midnight Sun on a relaxing riverboat cruise
Finland

Sweden

Welcome to the land of Nordic Design, featuring a rich historical past, a laid-back mentality, magnificent outdoors, cosy indoors, and elegant modern cities.

  • Explore the cobblestone streets of Stockholm Old City, full of baroque elegance
  • Discover the stories behind the Nobel Prize and Laureates at the Nobel Museum
  • Explore the uniquely decorated underground stations of Stockholm Metro
  • Marvel at the Vasa warship, painstakingly restored to its original glory
  • Visit the UNESCO listed well-preserved fairy-tale Drottningholm Palace
  • Sail across the Stockholm archipelago to the UNESCO listed Viking town of Birka
  • Visit the university town of Uppsala, an important centre since Viking times
  • Explore the Hanseatic town of Visby in Gotland, full of medieval ambience
  • Discover the vivid red rock carvings of Tanum, dating back from the Bronze Age
  • Enjoy Swedish fika, with coffee and cinnamon buns, at one of the many cosy café
Sweden

Norway

At the edge of the wild Atlantic Ocean, the land of the Vikings awaits travellers for unforgettable journeys along its rugged shores and majestic fjords.

  • Explore Oslo’s redeveloped waterfront and urban renewal architecture projects
  • Enjoy unforgettable train journeys along the scenic mountainous landscape
  • Take a fjord cruise along the breathtaking scenery of Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord
  • Explore the fish market and the wooden houses of the historic harbour of Bryggen
  • Explore Norway’s rough and wild coastline on a relaxed Hurtigruten coastal cruise
  • Drive through twisting hairpin roads and the engineering marvel of Atlantic Road
  • Explore Trondheim’s colourful wharves and the medieval Nidaros Cathedral
  • Explore the idyllic fishing villages and majestic scenery of Lofoten Islands
  • Gaze at the endless ocean from Nordkapp, the northernmost point in Europe
  • Visit the remote Svalbard archipelago, with more polar bears than people
Norway

Suggested itineraries

*indicative prices, based on past experience

Finland Break 4D/3N 350€

short break


Included: accommodation (Helsinki 2N, Rovaniemi 1N), flight Helsinki-Rovaniemi, Indie Horizons fees
Not included: meals, local transport, entrance fees, activities, international flights
Indicative international flights: 240€ (Athens-Helsinki, Norwegian, baggage included)

  • Youth Pack 280€ (hostel)
  • Explorer Pack 350€ (3*/4* hotels)
  • Comfort+ Pack 460€ (4* hotels)

 

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME
DAY 1: HELSINKI, Suomenlinna/Helsinki downtown (o/n Helsinki)
Visit Suomenlinna fortress, explore Helsinki downtown, Rock Church, Sibelius Monument Park
DAY 2: HELSINKI, Porvoo/Design District/Museums (o/n Helsinki)
Half day trip to Porvoo, visit Helsinki museums, Design District
DAY 3: ROVANIEMI (o/n Rovaniemi)
Flight to Rovaniemi, explore Rovaniemi, visit Santa Claus Village, reindeer/husky/snowmobile safari
DAY 4: FLIGHT (o/n – )
Flight Rovaniemi to Helsinki, international flight

Finland Experience 9D/8N 580€

full programme


Included: accommodation (Helsinki 3N, Tampere 1N, Oulu 1N, Rovaniemi 3N), intercity transfer (bus), flight Rovaniemi-Helsinki, Indie Horizons fees
Not included: meals, local transport, entrance fees, activities, international flights
Indicative international flights: 240€ (Athens-Helsinki, Norwegian, baggage included)

  • Youth Pack 400€ (hostel)
  • Explorer Pack 580€ (3*/4* hotels)
  • Comfort+ Pack 850€ (4/5* hotels)

 

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME
DAY 1: HELSINKI, Suomenlinna/Helsinki downtown (o/n Helsinki)
Visit Suomenlinna fortress, explore Helsinki downtown, Rock Church, Sibelius Monument Park
DAY 2: HELSINKI, Porvoo/Design District/Museums (o/n Helsinki)
Half day trip to Porvoo, visit Helsinki museums, Design District
DAY 3: HELSINKI, Nuuksio NP/free day (o/n Helsinki)
Free day for hiking or additional activities, OR daytrip to Tallinn
DAY 4: TAMPERE (o/n Tampere)
Drive Helsinki-Tampere (180km/2.5hr), stop at Hameenlinna fortress, explore Tampere
DAY 5: OULU (o/n Oulu)
Drive Tampere-Oulu (500km/6-7hr), husky farm visit or explore Oulu
DAY 6: KEMI/ROVANIEMI (o/n Rovaniemi)
Drive Oulu-Kemi-Rovaniemi (220km/3hr), visit SnowExperience365, optional Icebreaker Sampo cruise
DAY 7: ROVANIEMI, Santa Village (o/n Rovaniemi)
Explore Rovaniemi, visit Santa Claus Village, reindeer/husky/snowmobile safari
DAY 8: ROVANIEMI, nature activities (o/n Rovaniemi)
Free day for nature activities, hiking, biking, berry picking, husky walk, traditional sauna
DAY 9: FLIGHT (o/n – )
Flight Rovaniemi to Helsinki, international flight

Sweden Break 4D/3N 240€

short break


Included: accommodation (Stockholm 3N), airport bus, Indie Horizons fees
Not included: meals, local transport, entrance fees, activities, day trips (Birka 40€, Uppsala 20€, Visby 60€), international flights
Indicative international flights: 240€ (Athens-Stockholm, Norwegian, baggage included)

  • Youth Pack 210€ (hostel, bus transport)
  • Explorer Pack 240€ (3*/4* hotels, bus transport)
  • Comfort+ Pack 330€ (4* hotels, bus transport)

 

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME
DAY 1: STOCKHOLM, Gamla Stan/Norrmalm (o/n Stockholm)
Explore Stockholm Old Town and modern city, visit Nobel Prize Hall, explore Stockholm Metro art
DAY 2: STOCKHOLM, Djurgården museums (o/n Stockholm)
Visit Vasa Museum, ABBA Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, canal boat tour, fika experience
DAY 3: BIRKA/UPPSALA/VISBY (o/n Stockholm)
Day trip to Birka (+40€), OR Uppsala (+20€), OR Visby (+60€)
DAY 4: FLIGHT (o/n – )
International flight

Sweden Experience 8D/7N 590€

full programme


Included: accommodation (7N Stockholm), airport bus, Birka boat tour, intercity transport (Uppsala, Visby, Gothenburg), Indie Horizons fees
Not included: meals, local transport, entrance fees, activities, international flights
Indicative international flights: 240€ (Athens-Stockholm, Norwegian, baggage included)

  • Youth Pack 520€ (hostel, public transport)
  • Explorer Pack 590€ (3*/4* hotels, public transport)
  • Comfort+ Pack 800€ (4/5* hotels, public transport)

 

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME
DAY 1: STOCKHOLM, Gamla Stan/Norrmalm (o/n Stockholm)
Explore Stockholm Old Town and modern city, visit Nobel Prize Hall, explore Stockholm Metro art
DAY 2: STOCKHOLM, Djurgården museums (o/n Stockholm)
Visit Vasa Museum, ABBA Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, canal boat tour, fika experience
DAY 3: BIRKA (o/n Stockholm)
Boat tour to the Viking Town of Birka
DAY 4: UPPSALA (o/n Stockholm)
Day trip to the University Town of Uppsala, visit Drottningholm Palace
DAY 5: STOCKHOLM, free day (o/n Stockholm)
Day trip to Sigtuna Old Town, OR hiking in Tyresta National Park, OR visit Artipelag museum
DAY 6: VISBY (o/n Stockholm)
Day trip to the Hanseatic Town of Visby (train/ferry)
DAY 7: GOTHENBURG (o/n Stockholm)
Explore Gothenburg, visit Volvo Museum (train)
DAY 8: FLIGHT (o/n – )
International flight

Norway Break 5D/4N 500€

short break


Included: accommodation (2Ν Oslo, 2N Bergen), airport & intercity transfer (train/bus), selected activities (Flåm Scenic Railway, Nærøyfjord cruise), Indie Horizons fees
Not included: meals, local transport, entrance fees, other activities, international flights
Indicative international flights: 260€ (Athens-Oslo, SAS, baggage included)

  • Explorer Pack 500€ (3* hotels)
  • Comfort Pack 560€ (4* hotels)
  • +Coastal Cruise +2770€ (12D cruise, 2-persons cabin, full board)
  • +Svalbard Experience +400€ (3D/2N, 4* hotels, flights, boat trip)

 

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME
DAY 0: FLIGHT (o/n Oslo)
Flight to Oslo, free time in Oslo
DAY 1: OSLO (o/n Oslo)
Bygdøy museums, Oslo Sentrum, Akershus Fortress, Vigelandsparken, Holmenkollen Ski Jump
DAY 2: FLAM (o/n Bergen)
Flam scenic railway, Nærøyfjord cruise
DAY 3: BERGEN (o/n Bergen)
explore Bryggen, visit Old Bergen Museum, hike Mt. Floyen
DAY 4: FLIGHT (o/n – )
Return to Oslo, international flight

OPTIONAL EXTENSION / NORWAY COASTAL CRUISE +12D
Included: 12D cruise, 2-pax cabin, full board
DAY 4-15: COASTAL CRUISE 12D
(o/n cruise)
free day Bergen, Geirangerfjord, Alesund, Trondheim, Lofoten, Tromso, Honningsvag, Kirkenes

OPTIONAL EXTENSION / SVALBARD EXPERIENCE +3D/2N
Included
: Flight Oslo-Longyearbyen, accommodation (2N Longyearbyen), boat trip to Barentsburg

DAY 1: SVALBARD, Longyearbyen
(o/n Longyearbyen)
Flight Oslo-Longyearbyen, explore Longyearbyen, optional evening cruise
DAY 2: SVALBARD, Barentsburg (o/n Longyearbyen)
Boat trip to Barentsburg, optional visit Coal Mine OR hike to Global Seed Vault
DAY 3: FLIGHT (o/n – )
Flight Longyearbyen-Oslo, International flight

Norway Experience 9D/8N 1030€

full programme


Included: accommodation (2+1Ν Oslo, 2N Bergen, 1N Trondheim), airport & intercity transfer (train/bus), cruise Bergen-Geiranger-Trondheim, selected activities (Flåm Scenic Railway, Nærøyfjord cruise), Indie Horizons fees
Not included: meals, local transport, entrance fees, other activities, international flights
Indicative international flights: 260€ (Athens-Oslo, SAS, baggage included)

  • Explorer Pack 1030€ (3* hotels)
  • Comfort Pack 1130€ (4* hotels)

 

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME
DAY 0: FLIGHT (o/n Oslo)
Flight to Oslo, free time in Oslo
DAY 1: OSLO (o/n Oslo)
Bygdøy museums, Oslo Sentrum, Akershus Fortress, Vigelandsparken, Holmenkollen Ski Jump
DAY 2: FLAM (o/n Bergen)
Flam scenic railway, Nærøyfjord cruise
DAY 3: BERGEN (o/n Bergen)
explore Bryggen, visit Old Bergen Museum, hike Mt. Floyen
DAY 4-5: GEIRANGERFJORD/ALESUND (o/n cruise)
free day in Bergen, Geirangerfjord, explore Alesund
DAY 6: TRONDHEIM (o/n Trondheim)
Explore Trondheim, visit Nidaros Cathedral, Rockheim, Ringve Museum, tram ride
DAY 7: ROROS (o/n Oslo)
Explore Roros mining town OR Lillehammer
DAY 8: FLIGHT (o/n – )
International flight

Scandinavia Cities Expedition 11D/10N 910€

grand adventure


Included: accommodation (2N Helsinki, 1N ferry, 3N Stockholm, 2N Oslo, 2N Bergen), airport & intercity transfer (train/bus), ferry Helsinki-Stockholm, flight Stockholm-Oslo, selected activities (boat trip to Birka, Flåm Scenic Railway, Nærøyfjord cruise), Indie Horizons fees
Not included: meals, local transport, entrance fees, other activities, international flights
Indicative international flights: 280€ (Athens-Helsinki, Oslo-Athens, baggage included)

  • Explorer Pack 910€ (3* hotels)
  • Comfort Pack 1060€ (4* hotels)

 

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME
DAY 0: FLIGHT (o/n Helsinki)
Flight to Helsinki, free time
DAY 1: HELSINKI, Suomenlinna/Helsinki downtown (o/n Helsinki)
Visit Suomenlinna fortress, explore Helsinki downtown, Rock Church, Sibelius Monument Park
DAY 2: HELSINKI, Porvoo/Design District/Museums (o/n ferry)
Half day trip to Porvoo, visit Helsinki museums, Design District, ferry to Stockholm
DAY 3: STOCKHOLM, Gamla Stan/Norrmalm (o/n Stockholm)
Explore Stockholm Old Town and modern city, visit Nobel Prize Hall, explore Stockholm Metro art
DAY 4: STOCKHOLM, Djurgården museums (o/n Stockholm)
Visit Vasa Museum, ABBA Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, canal boat tour, fika experience
DAY 5: BIRKA/UPPSALA/VISBY (o/n Stockholm)
Day trip to Birka (+40€), OR Uppsala (+20€), OR Visby (+60€)
DAY 6: OSLO (o/n Oslo)
Flight to Oslo, free time in Oslo
DAY 7: OSLO (o/n Oslo)
Bygdøy museums, Oslo Sentrum, Akershus Fortress, Vigelandsparken, Holmenkollen Ski Jump
DAY 8: FLAM (o/n Bergen)
Flam scenic railway, Nærøyfjord cruise
DAY 9: BERGEN (o/n Bergen)
explore Bryggen, visit Old Bergen Museum, hike Mt. Floyen
DAY 10: FLIGHT (o/n – )
Return to Oslo, international flight

Scandinavia Arctic Expedition 10D/9N 1050€

grand adventure


Included: accommodation (1+3N Rovaniemi, 2N Tromso, 1N Alta, 1N Hammerfest, 1N Honningsvag), airport & intercity transfer (bus), flight Helsinki-Rovaniemi, Nordkapp entrance, Indie Horizons fees
Not included: meals, local transport, entrance fees, activities, international flights
Indicative international flights: 240€ (Athens-Helsinki, Norwegian, baggage included)

  • Explorer Pack 1050€ (3* hotels)
  • Comfort Pack 1180€ (4* hotels)

 

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME
DAY 0: FLIGHT (o/n Rovaniemi)
Flight to Helsinki, flight Helsinki-Rovaniemi
DAY 1: TROMSO (o/n Tromso )
Bus Rovaniemi-Tromso
DAY 2: TROMSO (o/n Tromso)
Polar fjord cruise OR whale watching, explore Tromso, visit Arctic Cathedral, visit Polaria Aquarium
DAY 3: TROMSO (o/n Alta)
Free time in Tromso, bus to Alta
DAY 4: ALTA/HAMMERFEST (o/n Hammerfest)
Visit Northern Lights Cathedral, Alta Rock Carvings, bus to Hammerfest, explore Hammerfest
DAY 5: NORDKAPP (o/n Honningsvag)
Bus to Honningsvag, visit Nordkapp
DAY 6: ROVANIEMI, arrival (o/n Rovaniemi)
Bus Honningsvag-Rovaniemi, herbal sauna
DAY 7: ROVANIEMI, Santa Village (o/n Rovaniemi)
Explore Rovaniemi, visit Santa Claus Village, reindeer/husky/snowmobile safari
DAY 8: ROVANIEMI, nature activities (o/n Rovaniemi)
Free day for nature activities, hiking, biking, berry picking, husky walk, river cruise
DAY 9: FLIGHT (o/n – )
Flight Rovaniemi-Helsinki, International flight

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