Just like the ferry between Finland and Sweden we suggest not sleeping in too late, or you will miss out on the beautiful scenery :) There are some breathtaking views from deck (or your cabin) as we get close to the mountains of Norway. You will enjoy both breakfast and lunch at your own leisure onboard the ship. It is just after noon when we arrive into our next town in beautiful harbor-town Bergen, Norway! Here we will stay for 3 nights, so we will spend the afternoon familiarizing ourselves with the town.Our Norwegian guide will greet us at the point and we are off on a guided tour! After familiarizing ourselves with the town we will head to our next hotel. The evening is free, and we suggest having dinner down by world famous "brugge". Bergen is a very cozy small town and everything is within walking distance.
Today is fully packed, but again, we dont want to give away too much. We have some very exciting places to visit and this day will offer some truly amazing scenery. But we can say this day involves a unique train ride to a very remote town called Flåm, an authentic Norwegian lunch up on a mountain top, and a cruise on one of Norway's most impressive and amazing fjords. Lots of scenery and experiences to take in. After a full day of fun our bus picks us up at the dock and brings us back to our hotel.
Another very exciting day taking in the beautiful scenery of western Norway and surrounding areas of Bergen. The bus picks us up after breakfast and we are off on a guided scenic tour. We will enjoy lunch together and will be back at our hotel in the afternoon so that you can experience the afternoon and night in beautiful Bergen at your own leisure.
After another amazing breakfast buffet we have some more free time in Bergen before we are off to our 5th country, Iceland! The bus and bus driver will say goodbye to us at the airport in Bergen, but we will continue to Reykjavik Iceland. Upon arrival we are greeted by our local team in Iceland that will be our hosts for the next 3 days. Our guide will give us a introduction to Iceland as we head through the lava-fields towards our hotel in the capital city of Reykjavik. We are staying right in town so after checking in to our hotel your evening is free to explore town and restaurants. Don´t worry, Reykjavik is very small, flat, and easy to navigate by foot.
Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure?! After breakfast the bus and local guide picks us up at the hotel. We are off to explore Iceland! Without giving away too much again, we can say that today you will experience everything from glaciers, tectonic plates, geysirs, water falls, and greenhouses :) We end this fun day with some free time in Reykjavik.
We will end this last full day of our adventure with an unforgettable experience! We are heading to the Blue Lagoon, a must-visit for anyone who wants to feel and look younger. It is said that after a swim in the blue lagoon one will feel 10 years younger. Just bring your swim wear. A towel, a face mask, and a refreshing drink is provided for you at the lagoon. There is a cafe, gift shop, and viewing area for those who choose not to go in the water. We will stay here for about 2-3 hours. The bus then takes us back to town where the rest of the afternoon is free. We all gather back at the hotel in the evening for a goodbye dinner.
After an eventful 2 weeks it is time to say goodbye, for this time. After breakfast and checking out around noon the bus takes us back to the airport for our afternoon flight back to the U.S.
Leaving the U.S. We will experience the sunset at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, heading towards Europe. It is early morning when we arrive to Iceland. We will stop here to stretch our legs and relax in the terminal as we wait for our flight to Helsinki Finland. Meals and beverages are available for purchase on board the ﬂight.
Arrive at Helsinki airport in Finland. We are greeted here by our travel-leader and our bus driver who will join the group. Once our group is gathered we will head to our ﬁrst hotel located just outside of the Finnish capital Helsinki. Here you will have lots of time to relax, settle in, and adjust to the time difference. After checking in and settling into our hotel we will all gather for a welcome dinner in the evening.
After enjoying the ﬁrst of many amazing breakfast buffets we pack up and head towards Helsinki and a great tour of the beautiful Finnish capital. We will have lunch together after the tour and you will also have some free time here. In the afternoon we are off to our next hotel, which is a cruise ship. We check in to our cabins and head on an overnight cruise to Sweden's capital Stockholm. There are lots of things to do on board this ship. You have a good selection of fun shopping, different restaurants and some late night entertainment.
It is early morning when our ship enters the many thousands of islands that make up the archipelago's of Stockholm. We suggest setting your alarm and head up on deck in the morning, it is a truly unique experience being on board such a big ship while navigating through islands and narrow passages. Our ship docks in Stockholm after breakfast and we are off on a city tour of the Swedish capital. There is also lots of free time here, and if you'd rather take the entire day to do things on your own you are of course free to do so. We depart Stockholm in late afternoon and head west towards our next hotel. We end the evening with dinner at our hotel.
Today is a travel day as we head from eastern Sweden to western Sweden. We have some stops planned and also a fun trivia on the bus. There will be some very nice prizes! Our main attraction for the day is when we travel back in time for a castle tour of beautiful 700 year-old Örebro castle. We will also enjoy lunch together before we head towards Gothenburg where we will stay for two nights. After checking in to our next hotel we will enjoy dinner together.
A day on the island! After breakfast we head north towards the island of Marstrand. We will take a short ferry ride over to the island where we will be guided on a tour of the impressive 1600's fortress of Carlsten. We will spend the remainder of the day in Marstrand and you will have time to have lunch and browse shops at your own leisure on the island before the bus takes us back to our hotel in late afternoon. Later in the evening we gather together for dinner.
After a good nights sleep we pack up and continue our adventure to the 3rd of our 5-country tour. Our destination is Fredrikshavn, Denmark, located in northern Denmark. To get there we have to take a ferry. Just like the Swedish emigrants back in the 1800's we depart from Gothenburg. The journey over takes just about 3 hours. We have some fun things planned in Denmark, and we will also enjoy lunch together here :) After a fun afternoon spent in the beautiful countryside of Denmark we head to our next hotel. And again, this is a cruise ship! We depart Denmark in the evening and head north west into Norway. There is lots to do onboard, and a good variety of dining and shopping for you to enjoy.