Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure
From £ 2349
Duration 22 Days
From £2349
Duration 22 Days

Don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself what a Scandinavia travel experience has to offer! Beginning amid the bustle of modern Berlin, we’ll take you north through the jaw-dropping landscapes of fjords, glaciers, forests, lakes and mountains of Scandinavia, travel to the cultural hearts of Denmark, Sweden and Norway and then carry on all the way up to the Arctic Circle. On the way down we’ll encounter the fascinating culture of Finland and energy of Estonia on what we believe to be the Scandinavia travel experience of a lifetime!

Please note: A sleeping bag is required for this trip. Please bring one with you.

Tour Itinerary

Berlin, Germany

With more museums than rainy days and some of the best DJs on the continent, the only thing you'll miss out on in Berlin is sleep – but there's plenty of time for that later. Drop your bags and get the trip admin sorted at the hostel, before getting to know your new trip pals over dinner.

Meals:
-Dinner

Berlin

Epic nightlife + major historical sights = Berlin. Join the optional Third Reich walking tour for in-depth local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II. Also: Kreuzberg is a hit for lunch and you can't go wrong with a picnic at the historic Tempelhof airport turned public park. Tonight. hit the hotspots on an optional tour.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Berlin

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Third Reich walking tour
-Berlin Alternative Tour & Nightlife Tour

Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark

On to Copenhagen to find out why this city keeps popping up among the top five most liveable cities in the world. FYI: the UN calls Copenhagen the happiest city on earth.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Copenhagen

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Copenhagen

Free day – yay! Home of more Nordic coolness than you can poke a hipster’s beard at, Copenhagen is sure to impress. If you think you’ve eaten it all, nuh-uh! Not even close. Uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner gastronome. Try the food markets on Paper Island for a luxe ‘warehouse vibe’ experience.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden

You know it for the IKEA hotdogs and meatballs (plus ridiculously good-looking people), but Sweden’s capital also punches way above its weight in design, fashion and some multicultural vibes you wouldn’t expect this close to the Arctic Circle.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Stockholm

Curiosity is in the driver's seat. We've cleared your schedule to wander the city to your heart's content. Stroll through one of Stockholm’s many museums or enjoy the greenery of Djurgården islet, letting the hop-on-hop-off boat transport you around the city’s 14 islands.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Stockholm

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Guided tour of Stockholm City Hall – venue of the Nobel Prize banquet

Stockholm

The day is yours to meander through medieval Gamla Stan or visit the City Hall. Watch the changing of the guards at the Royal Palace and drink copious amounts of quality coffee (because Swedes treat caffeine the way they do their style: very seriously).

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Visit to the Vasa Museum

Stockholm to Oslo, Norway

From the cosmopolitan city vibes of Stockholm to a more laid-back experience in Oslo. Cue Christmas trees and pretty lakes as you settle in for a day of nature-filled sights on the way to Norway’s capital. By afternoon, you’ll be all gawked out and ready to hit our campsite for dinner in the land of the midnight sun.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Oslo

Wake up amidst Gustav Vigeland's bizarre and eccentric creations on a stroll through his sculpture park this morning before a comprehensive driving tour and an optional visit to the seafaring themed Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Fram Polar Ship. Take the rest of the day off to soak up the funky 60s vibe of the rich capital.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Olso

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Visit The Viking Ship Museum
-Visit The Kon-Tiki Museum
-Visit The Fram Polar Ship Museum

Oslo to Andalsnes

On to Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Do a run down the bobsled track (optional) before we move on to Andalsnes for a full day on the Geiranger Fjord. To call the scenery epic would be an understatement (Google Images for proof).

Included today:
-Visit the Ringebu Stave Church

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional Activities:
-Ride the Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh

Andalsnes

Take a window seat and squeeze through the fjords, long recognised as one of the world’s greatest natural attractions. Take in the sheer scale of these breathtaking beauties and wind your way around some of Europe’s most scenic roads.

Included today:
-Drive the famous Troll's Path Crossing
-Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Andalsnes to Steinkjer

Chase the sun to Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway. Repent your sins – next stop is Hell. Yes, really (only this one is usually frozen over). Temperatures can dip down to -25°C #brrr. After snapping up some photographic proof, we're off to Steinkjer for the night.

Included today:
-Visit Trondheim & the amusingly-named town of Hell

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Steinkjer to Bjerka

Today we embark on a coastal drive to Bjerka, an inland village surrounded by mountains. Look forward to some peace and quiet, plus more greenery than you can poke a pine tree at.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Bjerka to Tysfjord

On to Tysfjord for the night to experience the narrowest point in Norway. Look forward to the chance to check out Svartisen—Norway’s second largest glacier. Covering a full 370 km² and at just 20 m above sea level, it’s the lowest glacier in mainland Europe, making it easily accessible for hikes and nature-based experiences. Hint: wear your comfy shoes.

Included today:
-Visit the Arctic Circle

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activity:
-Visit Svartisen – Norway's second largest glacier (weather dependent)

Tysfjord to Skibotn

Today, we’re headed for Skibotn – where polar ice baths and wood-fired saunas await your arrival (lifelong bragging rights are awarded to those who take the plunge).

Included today:
-Warm up in a wood-fired sauna
-Brave the 'polar plunge' – a swim in an arctic river!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Skibotn to Olderfjord

Onwards and upwards, we're heading north for the last time to witness the height of the midnight sun (so named for not setting between May and June). If you’re lucky with the weather, expect nature at its absolute best.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Visit the Alta Museum
-Midnight sun Nordkapp experience (weather dependent)

Olderfjord

Fuel up with a late breakfast. Then: a hike through the rugged countryside. This evening, you'll have the option to witness nature's sight for sore eyes atop the towering cliffs of Nordkapp, Europe's most accessible northern point. Go to bed counting reindeer and dreaming of fjords.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Olderfjord to Rovaniemi, Finland

Cross back over the Arctic Circle and practise your best ‘Jingle Bells’ as we make our way to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. Hot tip: keep your eyes peeled for Santa’s reindeers from your window seat.

Included today:
-Experience the festivities at Santa's Village

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla

Next up: the university town of Jyvaskyla. Unsurprisingly, this Finnish city boasts a party scene to rival some of the best, so this is your chance to let your hair down and get amongst the locals.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Jyvaskyla to Helsinki

A short trip south to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you the highlights of this funky town. Picture art-nouveau buildings and oh-so-fancy cafes.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Helsinki

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia

More fairytale magic as we hop across to Tallinn with its old city walls and medieval buildings. A walking tour will show you the highlights before we hand you over to the city.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Tallinn

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Tallinn

Before you go, make sure you check out the Old Town for the best kind of Estonian #throwback vibes. After breakfast, you’re on your own. Say goodbye and plan that next adventure.

Meals:
-Breakfast

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