Solos Only

Our Scandinavian itinerary uncovers the major highlights, with the special experience of travelling during the Scandinavian summer, with sunshine through the day and night.

Arriving to Finland’s capital, explore the city before discovering some of Finland’s smaller towns, with rich Sami culture, in the country’s north, getting to know the countryside and local way of life of the Sami people.

From Finland, the tour continues to Norway in the north and ends with the fjord region, and then to Copenhagen for some wonderful city discoveries.

This tour includes internal flights, a scenic fjord cruise, and there’s the option to extend your stay with an overnight ferry ride from Oslo to Copenhagen for a three night stay.

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  • Ages:
  • Duration:
    18 Days
  • Status:
    Early preview
  • Region:
  • Destinations:
    Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden
  • Travel Style:
  • Accommodation:
    Ship cabins,Quality hotels
  • Prices from:
  • Transport:
    Private coach,Train,Cruise,Boat
  • Pace:
  • Max Group Size:
    maximum 18

'My 6th holiday with Encounter was as great as the previous ones! Fun group of people, amazing tour itinerary & inclusions plus a wonderful tour leader.'

Jen, 60 years, ACT

'A great holiday for solo traveler as you can choose to have some alone time but always have the backup of friends and tour guide for companionship and security
in an unfamiliar country.'

Anita, 65 years, VIC


  • 20 nights quality hotel stay
  • 2 x overnight ferry/ship (sea view cabins) Stockholm to Helsinki and Oslo to Copenhagen
  • Welcome cocktail drink, day 1
  • 11 dinners including a highlight welcome and farewell dinner
  • 2 lunches
  • Fjord cruising
  • Sightseeing as detailed by itinerary
  • Private group coach tour through Scandinavia
  • English speaking local tour director
  • Local guides as indicated by itinerary
  • Porter services for ferry services
  • Tips included; for tour director, local guides, drivers, and 2 restaurants for welcome and farewell dinners
  • 2 internal one way economy flights; Helsinki-Rovaniemi and Tromsø-Bergen
  • Airport transfers #
  • Small group touring, maximum of 18 travellers

# Arrival & departure airport transfer provided for nominated tour flight, booked with us as part of your package on first and last day of the tour, and 1 day pre tour.
Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price.

Not included: 

  • International airfares if booking tour only
  • Airport Transfers if booking tour only
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

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Trip Code: scandi20-8



  • Immerse yourself in Swedish culture at the viking Vasa Museum, Gamla Stan (old town) and the iconic ABBA museum.
  • Gain an insight into the strong Husky dog’s life and training, at a camp outside Rovaniemi.
  • Visit a working Reindeer farm in Lappland
  • Enjoy the Midnight Sun at Nord Kapp (North Cape) while finishing dinner.
  • Discover the Fjord country of Norway including Bergen, Alesund and Geiranger
  • Ride the Flåm Railway - in 2014 Lonely Planet named it the world's most beautiful train journey.
  • Cruise the Sognefjord to Gudvangen; one of the most beautiful fjord landscapes in Norway.
  • Visit Briksdal Glacier; the glacier plunges from 1200 metres down into the beautiful Briksdalen Valley.
  • Change the pace with two overnight ferry cruises between countries
  • Explore Viking Ship Museum, Oslo with your own time to enjoy this city.
  • Discover Copenhagen with a relaxing three night stay
  • Half day city tour of Copenhagen with a highlight farewell dinner

Pre Tour Stay
Consider arriving a day before the tour starting date, or enjoy a stopover.  You can relax and refresh after your flight.  The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs. If you elect to arrive the day prior and have booked the nominated tour flight & pre tour hotel stay, with us as part of your package, then the arrival transfer from the airport to our group hotel is included at no additional charge.



Helsinki, Finland 

Today is about getting to know Helsinki, the capital and largest city of Finland, located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland with an urban population of over 1.2 million. After arriving to Helsinki, South Harbour and disembarking the overnight cruise, we take in a city tour with a local guide. Around mid afternoon, we check into the hotel and the rest of the day in Helsinki is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast  

Helsinki to Rovaniemi, Finland

After breakfast at our hotel, we transfer to Vantaa airport for our flight to Rovaniemi.

On arrival to Rovaniemi, we are met and transferred to town. We visit the Arctikum Museum, which tells the story of the North and the Arctic, offering a fabulous insight into the history and culture of Finnish Lapland. We then make our way to our hotel to check in, before heading off to a Husky Musher’s camp.

At the Husky Musher’s camp you will learn about these beautiful dogs’ lives and training. From our camp visit, there’s the option for a visit to visit Santa Claus Village with your tour director or return to your hotel for some time at your leisure.

The evening is at your leisure. We recommend a dinner in the boutique fine dining restaurant at The Artic Light Hotel or otherwise casual dining is nearby to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Rovaniemi to Inari/Ivalo, Finland

This morning, we drive north to Inari/Ivalo region. Along the way, we stop for a visit to a working Amethyst Mine, located in Lapland, in the town of Luosto.  On your visit, dig for your own purple amethyst gem stone of Lapland. Around mid-afternoon we continue to Inari/Ivalo and check into our hotel in the early evening.

Tonight, a relaxing dinner at our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Inari, Finland

We make the most of our day with morning and afternoon discoveries. This morning, a guided tour in the Sami Museum Siida, and including some free time and a buffet lunch at the museum’s restaurant.

In the afternoon we leave for an Inari Lake cruise to take in the sights of these northern lands.

And to mark the end of the day we will visit a working reindeer farm. The Inari reindeer farm is owned by a local family, who are reindeer herders. On the yard, we can feed reindeers and learn how to throw the Sámi lasso, “Suopunki”.   We will enjoy coffee in a Lappish teepee,”kota” while listening to stories about reindeer herding and Sámi people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Inari, Finland to Honnigsvåg, Norway

This morning we drive to Karasjok, and visit the Sami Park cultural centre with a local guide.  After, we travel to Norway and arrive to Honnigsvåg.

This evening there will be an ‘arctic’ experience at the Arctico ice bar.

Later this evening we make our way to Nord Kapp (North Cape), one of the most northern points of Europe. We’ll also dine in the Gallery. Here is where we have the unique experience of the midnight sun; just as the sun sets it rises. 

Tip: Rug up, it gets chilly at Nord Kapp, even though it’s summer. A hat/beanie and gloves are recommended and also a warm jacket is a must.

After the clock has struck twelve we’ll head back to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 7 
Honnigssvåg to Alta, Norway

It’s a morning drive to Alta, a town on Norway’s northern coast. Arriving to Alta, we visit the Alta museum. It features exhibits and displays on Sami culture, Finnmark military history, the Alta hydro-electric project and the aurora borealis (northern lights). This evening dinner is included at our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8          

We make our way to Tromsø today including ferry crossings from Olderdalen to Lynseidet and Svensby to Breivikeidet. From Breivikeidet, driving to Tromso. This afternoon, making the most of our long days of sunshine we take the cable car ride of Fjellheisen, to the top of the mountain.

We check into our hotel after our cable car ride, and the remainder of the evening is at your leisure. Tromsø is a fabulous city to head out a find a local restaurant for dinner or enjoy fine dining at your hotel’s restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 9          

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we go out for our sightseeing tour of Tromsø.

We visit the Arctic Cathedral, known as Tromsdalen Church (also known as Ishavskatedralen). It was dedicated on November 19, 1965, architect Jan Inge Hovig succeeded in creating a significant masterpiece as this cathedral is a landmark visible from the Tromsø Sound, the Tromsø Bridge and when landing in Tromsø by aircraft. After the cathedral, we visit Polaria, a museum renowned for its Arctic experience and includes an Arctic aquarium, with the main attraction being the bearded seals.

The rest of the afternoon and evening are at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 10

Heading a long way south, we take a flight between Tromso to Bergen and by lunch time, arrive to Bergen. Bergen is renowned for its rugged glacial scenery, and is set among seven mountains. It’s a Norwegian port town that dates back to the 1770’s. You have a relaxed afternoon and evening at your leisure to make your own plans.

Meals: Breakfast  

DAY 11

This morning after breakfast, we get to know Bergen including a Floibanen trip. The Fløibanen is a funicular railway in the Norwegian city of Bergen. It connects the city centre with the mountain of Fløyen, with its mountain walks and magnificent views of the city. 

With free time this afternoon you can make your own discoveries. Bergen’s a lovely city with a charming old town. It’s the perfect opportunity to stroll around town, visit the aquarium, or you may like to join a Mostraumen fjord tour. A popular option is a visit to the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, once the home Edvard Grieg, a Norwegian composer and pianist.

Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 12
Bergen – Flam – Gudvangen – Stalheim

We make an early start today, first setting out to reach Voss for the first of our train journeys today from Voss to Myrdal. From Myrdal we travel to Flam on the Flåm Railway, considered to be one of Norway's most important and spectacular tourist attractions. The Flåm Railway is 20 km long with 20 tunnels and took 20 years to build!  In 2014 Lonely Planet named it the world's most beautiful train journey.

In the afternoon cruise the Sognefjord to Gudvangen on the car and passenger ferry, for one of the most beautiful fjord landscapes in Norway. You will sail through UNESCO’s World Heritage-listed fjords featuring majestic mountains, wild nature and idyllic villages. Arriving to Gudvangen we then transfer to our hotel in Stalheim.

In the evening we take in the view from a good vantage point and visit the open air museum in Stalheim, and returning to our hotel for dinner in-house.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 13 
Stalheim – Laerdal tunnel - Briksdal – Stryn area

This morning we leave Stalheim to travel to the Stryn area and visit the Briksdal Glacier.

Visitors from all over the world come to visit this famous Briksdal Glacier. The glacier arm is set attractively between roaring waterfalls and high peaks. Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier, and located inside the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The glacier plunges from 1200 metres down into the beautiful Briksdalen Valley.

It’s a steep walk to reach the glacier, so we take the ‘troll car’ there and back. There will be time to stroll nearby to the glacier, before returning.

Enjoy a relaxed dinner at our hotel this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14
Stryn – Geiranger – Andalsnes – Otta region

Today we set out for a highlight Fjord cruise; one of most famous, with an hour’s boat trip of Geirangerfjord between Hellesylt-Geiranger. There’s some time in Geiranger to enjoy the town at your leisure and take lunch.

Early afternoon, we depart Geiranger for Andalsnes with some lovely panoramic views along the way; valleys, high mountains, river and something unique to visitors - you’ll see the houses with grass on the roof. Our final destination is Otta for an overnight stay, arriving early evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 15
Otta to Oslo

This morning we make our way by road to Oslo. Along the way we stop in Lillehammer, the home of the 1994 winter Olympics.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16
Oslo, Norway

It’s a fabulous morning discovering Oslo, including a visit to the Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Park and Holmenkollen Ski jump. The afternoon is at leisure. You may like to visit the Kontiki, Fram or Much museums. Or for anyone with an interest in modern architecture the impressive new Oslo Opera House is well worth a visit.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17 
Oslo, Norway to Copenhagen, Denmark

There will be some free time in the morning in Oslo. 

Norway’s a lovely capital to wander around and take in the sights at leisure. With our centrally located hotel it’s easy to make your own discoveries. Oslo is also home to the National Gallery, housing one of the world’s most recognised artworks ‘The Scream’ painted artist Edvard Munch. We cruise away late afternoon to Copenhagen on our overnight ferry MS Crown Seaways with seaview cabins. Dinner is a buffet, onboard our ferry. It’s a large passenger ferry that’s an overnight cruise experience – great chance to relax and enjoy the onboard facilities.

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 17  (day 1)
After a morning in Oslo, we make our way to port to cruise away late afternoon to Copenhagen on our overnight ferry MS Crown Seaways with seaview cabins. Dinner is a buffet, onboard our ferry. It’s a large passenger ferry that’s an overnight cruise experience – great chance to relax and enjoy the onboard facilities.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 18

After our overnight cruise we disembark mid morning at the cruise terminal and head off for sightseeing of Northern Sealand, a region north of Copenhagen popular for its lovely beaches and a city break but also home of  Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet -– the actual castle that Shakespeare set Hamlet in!  It’s a mystery as to whether Shakespeare had visited the castle.

We arrive into the city at the end of the day for the next three nights of stay.

Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 19

You won’t be left short of things to do in Copenhagen. Scandinavia's largest city is a treasure trove of art, history, architecture and modern design. Copenhagen artfully mixes fairytale settings like palaces, castles and elegant gardens with cutting-edge style and contemporary chic. We get started with a half day city tour of Copenhagen and have some hours free in the afternoon and the evening to make your own discoveries.

Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 20

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and the day at leisure in Copenhagen. If you’re up for a bike ride, hire on of the many motorised bicycles to take you around the cycle ways of the city. Tonight, there’s a group dinner to bid farewell to our Scandinavian highlights tour. Dinner tonight is an impressive affair, at a city restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 21

Breakfast at your hotel and your touring comes to a close. A group transfer is provided from our hotel to the airport.* Alternatively, it’s convenient to take the train from the city to the airport by your own arrangement. There’s the option to extend your stay are ask for assistance to travel onwards to other destinations.

Meals: Breakfast

# Departure airport transfer provided for the nominated tour flight, when booked with us as part of your package. If you have other arrangements, ask us about transfer options.

Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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Hotel Name

of Stay



Hotel Scandic Grand Marina






Arctic Light Hotel


Inari or Ivalo


Kultahovi Traditional  or Hotel Ivalo 
or Hotel Inari





Scandic Honningsvag or Scandic Nordkapp





Scandic Hotel Alta





Clarion Collection Hotel With




Clarion Hotel Admiral





Hotel Stalheim




Hotel Alexandra




Thon Otta




Thon Europa


Overnight Ferry

Norway to Denmark

DFDS Seaways




Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel


Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided. In some cases, a few hotel options for a place of stay are suggested and the final hotel will be confirmed with group documentation. 

About Rooms for 1 Person – The Room Standard
In most cases our travellers choose to take their own room. If you are taking your own room for one person the following applies.

Where many operators include smaller (single) rooms for one, we don’t do this. Rather we contract our hotels for a double room for sole use.  This means the rooms we use for one person are no lesser in standard than the rooms we have for two people sharing.

Arctic Light Hotel, Rovaniemi, Finland

Kultahovi Traditional, Inari, Finland

Hotel Alexandra, Styrn, Norway


Peaceful accommodation yet right in the city centre by Hotorget. You stay on a quiet street right next to Hotorget, with Drottninggatan's shopping and cafés just outside. You can easily reach all that Stockholm has to offer. Jump on a bus or the metro and head out for adventures in the city. If you're in the mood for something less energetic, relax with a film at the cinema around the corner or stop by Centralbadet spa.

Wi Fi: Free 

This cozy and modern hotel is located by the sea in idyllic Katajanokka, just near to the centre of Helsinki.  Set in a beautiful early 20th century building, this hotel features spacious rooms, and a tranquil ambience. Most of the rooms and lobby areas have recently been stylishly renovated. Large arch windows and high ceilings create a spacious, light-filled lobby, a restaurant and a bar. 

The hotel has wireless internet access, a fitness room and sauna, and a 24-hour shop. From the reception you can borrow bicycles or walking poles.

Wi Fi: Free 

The Arctic Light Hotel is a new contemporary 4 star 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.

Wi Fi: Free 


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 3 star 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.

Wi Fi: Free


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.

Wi Fi: Free


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.

Wi Fi: Free

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.

Wi Fi: unknown

Alta is one of the northernmost towns in Norway and the largest town in Finnmark. Scandic Alta 4 star hotel is an excellent hotel for anyone wishing to explore this exciting destination and enjoy the spectacular, world class experiences on offer.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast in Restaurant Alta. Our stylish, contemporary restaurant is a combined café and à la carte restaurant. There is also a sauna available on request. As a guest you always have free WiFi in your room and in public areas.

Wi Fi: Free

At Clarion Collection Hotel With you are in the heart of Tromsø's maritime history with beautiful views of the harbour, the sea and the Ishavs Cathedral. Tromsø is often referred to as the north of Paris, and is really an arctic adventure. The hotel is beautifully situated on the pier surrounded by the mighty mountains and the Ishavs Cathedral.  In the lobby bar you can relax with coffee and tea whenever you wish, or buy a glass of wine or a cold beer, as well as snacks and snacks.

Wi Fi: Yes 

The two large ships operating on the Copenhagen-Oslo route are PEARL SEAWAYS and CROWN SEAWAYS. The ships can accommodate over 1700 passengers.

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: 1790 |  Cabins: 637    |  Cars: 450
  • Engine output: 19,880 kW 
  • Year built: 1994 | Renovated: 2005, 2008, 2014 

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: 1989 | Cabins: 702 | Cars: 320
  • Engine output: 23,730 kW
  • Year built: 1989 | Renovated: 2005, 2014 

Take in spectacular views of the cityscape from the towering Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen, located in the city centre just a short walk from many prominent attractions. 

Make your way around the Danish capital with ease, thanks to the several transportation options near the hotel. This Christianshavn hotel is just a few minutes away from popular spots like the Strøget pedestrian area and Nyhavn waterfront. Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup is just a 15-minute drive away.  The hotel location on the Stadsgraven Canal puts you right at the heart of the action. 

The hotel has 544 rooms and all feature free high-speed Wi-Fi and premium toiletries. The well equipped fitness centre helps you stay on top of your fitness routine, with a range of modern cardio machines.

WiFi: Free 


Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

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Arrive to: Stockholm, Sweden
Depart from: Copenhagen, Denmark 

You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport. See 'VISA' information in MORE INFORMATION section of our website.

Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.  Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

The flight itinerary is provided with your quote.

If you book your flight with us as part of the package and travel on the nominated tour flight airport transfers on arrival to Stockholm, and departure in Copenhagen are included.

Arriving 1 night pre tour, Stockholm
If you elect to arrive 1 day in advance of the tour commencement in Stockholm, so long as you stay at the group hotel, and book your stay and nominated tour airfare with us a part of your package the arrival transfer is included.

For land/tour only bookings without airfares or travel on alternative flights, transfers can be arranged for a fee.  Please ask our travel team at the time of booking.


Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience. 

You will enjoy small group experience with a maximum group size of 18 travellers. This tour is exclusively for single/solo travellers.

THE PACE  [2 out of 5]
Visit our website for a description of the 1 to 5 Fitness Grade

The tour pace is rated leisurely on the basis that there are no overly physically demanding requirements of the tour.  Hotel stays are from 1 to 3 nights, varying by destination. As a guide, morning hotel departures vary from 8am to 10am throughout the itinerary. There are some longer days of travel by coach however through Norway you can expect the scenery to be a highlight.

There is free time allocated throughout the itinerary in mornings, or afternoons and also a full free day of leisure in Copenhagen.

You will need to be prepared to walk to take in much of the touring detailed by the itinerary, including sometimes walking from the hotel to restaurants included with the itinerary. For some included sightseeing if you have limited mobility there may be some parts of the itinerary where it’s not possible to participate, including but not limited to the Amethyst mine.

Touring Physical Requirements
Touring is exciting and diverse and the best way to enjoy your travels is to be sure that you meet the minimum physical requirements required for touring.

For European touring, often you could be walking on uneven surfaces such as cobble stoned streets, need to climb steep staircases, and/or walk up hills to reach attractions. Also, in some cities tourist transport has limited options for coach drop offs and pick ups and this may mean that travellers are required to walk some distance to reach attractions or hotels, even up to 15 minutes.

European touring may not be suitable for travellers with mobility issues and/or low fitness levels.  If unsure about your suitability for the trip please contact us to seek further advice.  

It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Typical of the Scandavian cuisine, fish, salmon is a regular feature on the menu, as is Reindeer in Finland. In Finland beef is uncommon. Chicken also features.

For included lunches and dinners, there is a mix of buffet and set menus.

The tour includes a tour director that escorts the group for the duration of touring.
Also, local guides are included throughout the tour itinerary, for such inclusions as city tours and museum visits.

The itinerary includes coach touring, overnight ferry (ship) travel, cruising and internal flights. There is also train travel in Norway. A vehicle like a buggy, called a Trolly car is also used as part of Fjord touring.

Internal Domestic Flight
Expect the maximum of 20kg per bag with a limit of 2 checked bag or otherwise, the maximum of 23kg, with a limit of 1 checked bag for internal flights.  These details will be confirmed with your documentation.

On the cruise ship you may be required to pack and overnight bag as main luggage may be checked and stowed for the overnight passage.

Free WiFi is readily available at most hotels.
You may like to purchase a prepaid sim card to take with you while travelling. Otherwise, ask your phone provider about International Roaming packages/offers for your mobile phone. 

SIM cards or international roaming packages can be good options to keep in touch with friends and family back home.  Be sure the sim card you purchase will cover all the countries you are travelling to. 

Many hotels these days offer WiFi—some for free, others for a modest fee.


'My 6th holiday with Encounter was as great as the previous ones! Fun group of people, amazing tour itinerary & inclusions plus a wonderful tour leader.'

Jen, 60 years, ACT

'A great holiday for solo traveler as you can choose to have some alone time but always have the backup of friends and tour guide for companionship and security
in an unfamiliar country.'

Anita, 65 years, VIC

'The Scandanavian trip offers many highlights, the big cities are beautiful, the countryside and coastal areas are amazing and the people along the way are great.'

Keith, 67 years, NSW
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