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Highlights of Scandinavia with Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Solo Travellers 45 years & over
Saturday 28 July - Tuesday 21 August 2018

Accommodation

 THE HOTELS

 Destination

 Hotel Name

 Stockholm

 Clarion Sign Hotel or similar

 Ferry Stockholm to Helsinki

 MS Silja Serenade

 Helsinki

 Hotel Katajanokka

 Rovaniemi

 Hotel Arctic Light

 Inari
 OR
 Ivalo

 Hotel Kultahovi Traditional
 OR
 Hotel Ivalo

 Honnigsvag

 Scandic Honningsvag
 or
 Scandic Nordkapp

 Alta

 Thon Hotel Alta

 Tromso

 Clarion Hotel Edge

 Oslo

 Thon Hotel Terminus

 Ferry Oslo to Copenhagen

 MS Crown Seaways 
 or
 MS Pearl Seaways

 Cruise Norway

 Serenade of the Seas

 Copenhagen

 Copenhagen Plaza

Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.


CLARION HOTEL SIGN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Clarion Hotel Sign is located in central Stockholm, close to shopping, theatres, restaurants, clubs and bars. You can reach the hotel in just a few minutes from Stockholm Central Station, metro, trains, buses and the Arlanda Express.

The hotel is designed by architect Gert Wingårdh, and is made of granite and glass that reflects the street life and green park outside. The different floors and hotel rooms are represented by world famous icons in classic design, such as Bruno Mathsson, Alvar Aalto and Poul Wolther. The restaurant is located on the hotel's ground floor.

MS SILJA SERENADE, OVERNIGHT CRUISE, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN TO HELSINKI, FINLAND

  • Many restaurants, novelties Coffee & Co. and Fast Lane
  • The best seafood restaurant Happy Lobster
  • A tax free Superstore
  • New Desigual store on Promenade


A-Class Oceanview cabins
High-class, 11m2 cabins with sea view on decks 5 and 8-11. The lower beds can be converted into a double bed. There is also TV in A-class cabins. Cabins for disabled (not on deck 5) and passengers travelling with pets also available.

The Grand Buffet
The quality of the Buffet's starters, main courses and desserts is ensured through carefully selected suppliers and the well-honed skills of master chefs. Delicacies from the archipelago, obtained directly from small producers in the Turku, Åland and Stockholm archipelagos, bring added colour to the buffet. Beer, white and red wine, and soft drinks are included in the price of the meal. All of Silja Line's restaurants are non-smoking.

HOTEL KATAJANOKKA, HELSINKI, FINLAND
Hotel Katajanokka is a privately owned lifestyle hotel, renovated with loving care into the historic premises of former Helsinki county prison. Inside the red brick walls you will find a magic world of contrasts – with serene comfort, stylish design and a hint of Nordic luxury.

ARCTIC LIGHT HOTEL, ROVANIEMI, FINLAND
The Arctic Light Hotel is a new contemporary hotel situated in the heart of Lapland-Rovaniemi.

The 1950’s building and former City Hall of Rovaniemi has been converted into a stylish hotel and opened its doors during spring 2015. This urban Arctic hideaway offers a unique combination of Lappish heritage and the ultimate in contemporary style.

The hotel is equipped with a spacious cosy lounge with a delightful restaurant and a collection of 57 spacious individually styled rooms & suites. The Arctic Light Hotel is the essence of supreme comfort. 

HOTEL KULTAHOVI or HOTEL IVALO, FINLAND 

Hotel Kultahovi
Standing alongside the roaring rapids of River Juutua, Hotel Kultahovi is more than just a hotel. It is a destination, where you arrive into another culture and will depart with knowledge and memories of northern nature and the indigenous way of life.

This peaceful, family-run hotel is located by Inari’s Juutuanjoki Rapids, 800 metres from the Sami Museum. Its restaurant offers seasonal dishes and river views. Hotel Kultahovi Inari’s charming rooms feature fresh, Scandinavian-style décor. The in-house restaurant, Aanaar, uses locally sourced ingredients. Hotel Inari’s communal lounge offers books and free WiFi.  

OR  

Hotel Ivalo
Hotel Ivalo is surrounded by Northern Lapland´s wilderness and the National Park with its numerous rivers, lakes and fells. Every room has a shower/wc and some also bath tub. All rooms are equipped with TV/radio, phone and hair dryer.

HOTEL SCANDIC or SCANDI NORDKAPP, HONNINGSVAG, NORWAY 

Scandic Honningsvåg
Scandic Honningsvåg is located in central Honningsvåg next to the Hurtigruten port and the harbour and it is just 35 km from the North Cape. This charming village is the most northern in Norway and the world!  Scandic Honningsvåg is a seasonal hotel open from May until September.

As a guest you always have access to free WiFi. 

Scandic Nordkapp
Here you will be surrounded by stunning landscapes as far as the eye can see. A perfect base for experiencing the North Cape, magnificent nature and many exciting activities. If you are lucky you can experience both the northern lights and reindeer up close.

HOTEL THON ALTA, NORWAY
Thon Hotel Alta is located centrally in Alta Centre, and is within a short walking distance of bars, shopping and entertainment. The hotel has 146 modern double rooms decorated in bright colours. A varied breakfast buffet is served every day at Peppes Pizza, which is directly connected to the hotel. Peppes Pizza also serves lunch and dinner offering pizza, pasta, salads and a selection of light dishes.

CLARION HOTEL THE EDGE, TROMSO, NORWAY
Clarion Hotel The Edge opened in May 2014, and is the largest conference hotel in Tromso. With the Kitchen & Table restaurant and Clarion Living Room meeting point, the Edge is a new, cultural gathering place in the Paris of the North. With an exceptional location, Clarion Hotel The Edge is situated right in the centre of Tromso, just by the water, which offers a stunning reflection of its innovative architecture. Here you can experience the midnight sun, Tromso's cultural life and northern Norway's unique natural habitat. The hotel focuses strongly on being eco-friendly and is built with an environmental classification A. 

THON TERMINUS, OSLO
Newly renovated Thon Hotel Terminus occupies a central location close to Oslo City shopping centre and the Oslo Spektrum exhibition hall. Oslo Central Station, Oslo's main street Karl Johan and other attractions are also within short distance of the hotel.

The hotel offers 162 comfortable and modern rooms, most of them were recently renovated. In the new lobby you can help yourself to free Nespresso coffee. The hotel serves a healthy and tasty breakfast buffet every day with a varied selection, and an evening meal is served every day.

Free wireless internet access is available for all our guests throughout the hotel. 

OVERNIGHT SHIP, OSLO TO COPENHAGEN
The two large ships operating on the Copenhagen-Oslo route are PEARL SEAWAYS and CROWN SEAWAYS. The ships can accommodate over 1700 passengers.

CROWN SEAWAYS
This large cruise ship has sailed in the Scandinavian waters since 1994. CROWN SEAWAYS has space for 1790 passengers and 450 cars.  Crown Seaways was renovated in March 2014 and boasts redecorated restaurants, bars and conference facilities, plus a new Bubble Zone.

Technical Details:

  • Length: 170m  |  § Width: 28m 
  • Cruising speed: 16 Knots 
  • Passengers: 1,790   |  Cabins: 637    |  Cars: 450
  • Engine output: 19,880 kW 
  • Year built: 1994  | Renovated: 2005, 2008, 2014

 

PEARL SEAWAYS
PEARL SEAWAYS was built in 1989 and rebuilt in 2001. Upgraded in 2014, the cruise ship boasts several new luxury passenger cabins, a new restaurant and improved conference facilities.

Technical Details:

  • Length: 178m | Width: 33m
  • Cruising speed: 16 Knots 
  • Passengers: 1,989 | Cabins: 702  | Cars: 320
  • Engine output: 23,730 kW 
  • Year built: 1989  | Renovated: 2005, 2014 

 

COPENHAGEN PLAZA, DENMARK
Right in the centre of Copenhagen, with the central station around the corner, direct connections to Malmö and Kastrup Airport and with a view over beautiful Tivoli, you will find Copenhagen Plaza. A short walk away, you will also find Copenhagen classics such as the shopping street Strøget, Rådhuspladsen and beautiful Nyhavn.

The Plaza Grill serves meat and fish straight from the grill, and is popular amongst hotel guests and Copenhageners alike. This is also where the generous breakfast buffet is served. Also the hotel is home to the famous Library Bar,that has been listed as one of the top five hotel bars in the world by Forbes.


About ‘Single Room’ Bookings – The Room Standard
If you are taking your own (single room) this is to let you know the good news!  

Where many operators have smaller rooms for people that take a single room (just for 1 person), for our tour we don’t do this. In short, the single rooms are no lesser in standard than the rooms we have for 2 people sharing.

Single rooms in Scandinavia (and Europe) are usually a lot smaller and with only single beds. It’s common for it to be this way in Europe and Scandinavia. So, we make arrangements so this does not happen. 

 

Hotel descriptions are from the tour operator information and edited for inclusion on our website.

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