Early Bird Deal Insight Vacations | Northern Lights of Scandinavia (Winter 2020 2021)

Chase the aurora borealis on this bewitching journey across Scandinavia's breath-taking mountains, rivers, cities and fjords.


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • What's Included

    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 14 Oct 20
      • 23 Oct 20
      • $5,695

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,188 for this departure

      • 28 Oct 20
      • 6 Nov 20
      • $5,695

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,188 for this departure

      • 11 Nov 20
      • 20 Nov 20
      • $5,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,368 for this departure

      • 25 Nov 20
      • 4 Dec 20
      • $5,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,368 for this departure

      • 9 Dec 20
      • 18 Dec 20
      • $6,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,548 for this departure

      • 13 Dec 20
      • 22 Dec 20
      • $6,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,548 for this departure

      • 16 Dec 20
      • 25 Dec 20
      • $6,095

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,548 for this departure

      • 6 Jan 21
      • 15 Jan 21
      • $5,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,368 for this departure

      • 20 Jan 21
      • 29 Jan 21
      • $5,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,368 for this departure

      • 3 Feb 21
      • 12 Feb 21
      • $5,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,368 for this departure

      • 17 Feb 21
      • 26 Feb 21
      • $5,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,368 for this departure

      • 3 Mar 21
      • 12 Mar 21
      • $5,950

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,417 for this departure

      • 17 Mar 21
      • 26 Mar 21
      • $5,950

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,417 for this departure

      • 31 Mar 21
      • 9 Apr 21
      • $5,875

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,350 for this departure

      • 14 Apr 21
      • 23 Apr 21
      • $5,875

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,350 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Welcome to Helsinki.

    Welcome to Helsinki. A great mix of nature and urban and when covered in snow is stunning. This beautiful city is set to be your home for the night. At Helsinki airport, transfers depart at 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00 for the grand GLO Hotel Art. Meet your Travel Director at 18:00 for a drinks reception. Decorated in a distinctive Art Nouveau style, this charming four-star hotel is the ideal place to sit back and get to know your fellow travellers before your Scandinavian adventure begins.

     

    Day 2 - The gateway to Saariselkä.

    Today you’ll take a scenic flight to Ivalo. Known as the gateway to Saariselkä, Ivalo is a picturesque village set on the Ivalo River. Situated close to Urho Kekkonen National Park you’ll find views of the Aurora Borealis and the striking mountain Korvatunturi, also known as the home of Santa.You’ll enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your boutique hotel, Aurora Village, famed for its cabins with a glass roof, offering sweeping views of the night sky. Look out for the dancing northern lights as you gaze through the glass ceiling from the comfort of your room.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 3 - Ivalo to Honningsvåg.

    Enjoy a sunrise view of Ivalo as you take in the picturesque scenery of its surrounding areas over your morning coffee and prepare yourself for your scenic day ahead. Today you’ll be driven from Ivalo to Honningsvåg, the northernmost city in Norway. On arrival, explore quaint Ivalo, with its colourful architecture and nautical character, it’s the ideal place to stock up on souvenirs to mark your travels. Retire to the traditional Scandic Bryggen Honningsvag, situated on the sea shore.(Breakfast / Dinner)

     

    Day 4 - Northern Lights in North Cape.

    You simply can’t visit Norway without heading to Northe Cape. Dubbed the northernmost point in continental Europe, you’ll go in search of the iconic Northern Lights as you sip on bubbles and delight in exquisite caviar with your fellow travellers. End your day back at your charming hotel, where you’ll rest up ahead of tomorrow’s adventures.(Breakfast / Dinner)

     

    Day 5 - North Cape to Alta.

    Enjoy a spectacular drive from North Cape to Alta, taking in the country’s magnificent fjords and surroundings along the way. Head to an ice bar with your fellow travellers for a chilled beverage as you discuss the day’s events. Home for the next couple of nights is Scandic Alta, a traditional, relaxing hotel, situated in the heart of Alta. With time at leisure, perhaps visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Rock Art Museum.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 6 - Alaskan Huskies in Alta.

    A day for dog lovers, today is a true high point of the trip. Visit a working husky farm to meet Trine Lyrek, a champion dog sledder. Learn about her Alaskan huskies and the challenges she faces competing in marathon Arctic dog sled races. Indulge on a delectable oven-baked Highlight Dinner of local specialities, including salmon or reindeer depending on the season, before heading back for a cosy night at your hotel.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 7 - Norway’s gateway to the Artic.

    Today you’ll head to the small but mighty town of Tromsø, located on the island of Tromsøya. Known as Norway’s gateway to the Artic, you’ll be surrounded by snow-capped mountains and ethereal water views. Once here join your Travel Director for an orientation that takes you to the Arctic Cathedral. Your hotel boasts views over the Tromso Fjord and mountains.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 8 - Delve into Scandinavian history.

    Delve into the history of this glorious country with a meeting with the Sami people, the indigenous people of Scandinavia. You’ll wrap up in extra warm clothing provided for you, as you’re led around the Sami camp with a knowledgeable, English-speaking Sami guide. You’ll feed the reindeer herd before enjoying your Celebration Dinner, a hot traditional Sami meal with hot drinks. Gather round the camp fire as our Sami Reindeer herder shares about his life at the camp and performs traditional Sami songs for us.(Breakfast / Dinner)

     

    Day 9 - A merry finale in Oslo.

    On your final day, you’ll fly from Tromsø to Oslo, for a merry finale in Norway’s capital. This modern city is surrounded by magnificent mountains offering panoramic views of the city beneath. On your orientation, see the medieval Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace. History enthusiasts can delve further into Norway’s impressive heritage at the Viking Ship Museum or for outdoorsy types, take a pretty walk through Frogner Park. Your hotel for the evening is the contemporary Thon Hotel Opera which offers delicious dining options in its modern Scala Restaurant.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 10 - Farewell Oslo.

    It’s time to say farewell to your fellow travellers as a transfer arrives at Oslo airport at 07:15 or 10:15.(Breakfast)

     

    Northern Lights of Scandinavia (Winter 2020 2021)
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
HLO Ref# 14643
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