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Scenic Scandi tour
Helsinki Oslo Scenic Scandi Trip

Scenic Scandi

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
15 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Polar plunge & wood fired sauna in Skibotn
  • Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord
  • Visit the Arctic Circle
  • Visit Santa's Village

Short Description

Let us to take your breath away as we travel through some of the most majestic scenery that Scandinavia has to offer. Beginning in the Norwegian capital, we’ll journey north all the way to the Arctic Circle, taking in the stunning fjords and glaciers, lakes and mountains, rivers and forests along the way. Finland is our route back down south, stopping by Helsinki and Tallinn.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural Singles Travel

Destinations

Norway Estonia Finland

Cities & Attractions

Helsinki Oslo Scandinavia Tallinn Trondheim

Activities

Culture

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Trip Includes

  • 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners
  • 6 nights in hostels, 7 nights in cabins at campsites, 1 night in a hotel upgrade
  • Ferry crossing
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader, Driver and Topdeck Chef

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Olso to meet your group this evening. Prepare yourself for the ultimate Scandi trip. Ready for this? Okay, let’s go!

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2

There's just enough time to wake up and take a stroll through Gustav Vigeland's bizarre and eccentric sculpture park this morning. Then: a comprehensive driving tour and an optional visit to the Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Fram Polar Ship. Take the rest of the day off to soak up Oslo's funky 60s vibe.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Oslo

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

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

Day 3

On to Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Do an optional run down the bobsled track before we move on to Åndalsnes for a full day on the Geiranger Fjord. To call the scenery epic would be an understatement (check out Google Images for proof). Also today: a visit to the distinctive Ringebu Stave Church.

Included today:
-Visit the Ringebu Stave Church

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional Activities:
-Ride the Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh

Day 4

Grab yourself a window seat as we wind our way around some of Europe’s most scenic roads en route to the famous Trolls’ Path Crossing. Sit back and drink in the sheer scale of the breathtaking fjords – long recognised as some of the world’s greatest natural attractions. Later, we’ll get up close and personal with the impossibly beautiful Geirangerfjord on a sightseeing cruise. One word: wow.

Included today:
-Drive the famous Trolls’ Path Crossing
-Cruise the majestic Geirangerfjord

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 5

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

Included today:
-Visit Trondheim and the town of Hell

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 6

Today we embark on a coastal drive to Bjerka, an inland village surrounded by mountains. Look forward to some peace and quiet – not to mention more greenery than you can poke a pine tree at.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 7

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 square kilometres 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. Top tip: wear your comfy shoes.

Included today:
-Visit the Arctic Circle

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activity:
-Visit Svartisen (weather dependent)

Day 8

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
-Do a 'polar plunge' in an Arctic river

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 9

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

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Midnight sun Nordkapp experience (weather dependent)

Day 10

Fuel up with a late breakfast. Then: a hike through the rugged countryside. After an included dinner with the crew, you’ll go to bed counting reindeer and dreaming of fjords.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 11

Cross back over the Arctic Circle and practise your best ‘Jingle Bells’ as we make our way to Rovaniemi for a trip to Santa’s Village. Excitement level: 100/10. Keep your eyes peeled for Santa’s reindeer from your window seat.

Included today:
-Visit Santa's Village

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 12

Next up: the university town of Jyväskylä. This Finnish city boasts a party scene to rival some of the best, so this is your chance to let your hair down and rub shoulders with the locals.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 13

A short trip south to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki. Kick back and let us show you the highlights of this funky town on a driving tour. Think: art-nouveau buildings and oh-so-fancy cafés.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Helsinki

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 14

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

Day 15

It’s all about whatever tickles your fancy today. See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or check out the KGB museum for a history lesson on the antics of the Soviet Union’s former security agency. Pro tip: Old Town is where you'll get the best kind of Estonian #throwback vibes.

Meals:
-Breakfast

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I've just finished the Mega European tour with Trip Leader Nicole Smith & Coach Driver Lloyd Spencer. I was incredibly nervous about going on a tour across Europe, but the planning and organisation by our Topdeck Crew made everything stress free. All the driving and walking tours were very informative, with Nicole being able to recall information off the top of her head about the history of all the Countries and Landmarks we visited. Our driver Lloyd took a very professional approach to his work and should be praised for all the effort he puts in. Both Nicole & Lloyd are enthusiastic individuals, who are always able to give great recommendations in every Country we stopped. This trip was absolutely fantastic and will be in my memories for life. A very special thanks to these two and topdeck for such an amazing trip.
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I loved my travel experience with Topdeck. Alex was such a wonderful tour leader, she had great recommendations and was super sweet and helpful. Morgan was an excellent cook and always made healthy options for us. I think the food far surpassed my expectations for this trip. Marian was also a great driver! The bus was always clean for us. I had a great time and I would do another top deck trip!
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Hostel Plus trips host our most eclectic types of accommodation. While modern hostels make up the majority of your overnighters you could also stay in hotels (free upgrade – yeah!), Austrian Gasthofs, canvas cabins, ferry cabins or bungalows.

The ‘More Inclusions’ section details what type of accommodation will be used for overnight stops on your trip.

The number of people to a room on Hostel Plus trips will vary. For hostels you will have multi-share rooms and usually share with between 3 and 5 others (although in some circumstances you will share with more than 5) while in hotels there will be twin or triple-shares (and the odd quad-room). The number of people sharing in bungalows, canvas cabins, ferry cabins and Austrian Gasthofs can vary.

Please note: When staying on a Hostel Plus trip, multi-share accommodation is single-sex. You will also need to bring your own towels with you as these are not provided by all of our hostels.

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Accompanying you on this trip (as far as Tallinn) will be a trained Topdeck Chef who is responsible for providing any included meals. The coach will be equipped with all the utensils required for the Chef to cook dishes fresh at every destination, whether breakfast, lunch or a two-course dinner. Occasionally, some of the included meals may be in local restaurants or accommodations.

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