Scandinavia and the Northern Lights
January 28 to February 17, 2024
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This tour is going to take us through Norway, Sweden and Finland and is timed to give us the very best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. This can never be guaranteed but there are so many other remarkable experiences and sights on this amazing tour.
We’re going to start with a tour of Sweden’s capital Stockholm. including a visit to see the 17th century Vasa galleon, before taking an overnight ferry to Finland’s capital Helsinki. Then we head north right on to the Arctic Circle to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, to visit a reindeer farm and Santa’s Village. Then we will spend a night in a glass-roofed igloo (ensuring a warm, luxurious bed from which to look for the Northern Lights!) and have an option to try snow-mobiling. At Lake Inari we get to try ice-fishing before crossing into Norway to visit the home of the Sami people of northern Norway.
We’ll eventually reach almost 70 degrees north at Alta and stay in an amazing ice hotel. I’ve included a ride with a sled dog team, a visit to a Sami family and then, in Tromso, we’ll be boarding a cruise for a three-night journey through the Norwegian fjords to Bergen and finally fly to Oslo.
Our cruise will take us through magnificent fjords and includes the Alesund Archipelago, taking us away from all possible light pollution and giving us yet another chance to experience the Northern Lights.