Finland & Norway in 11 Days

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Helsinki
Bergen
Norweigan Fjords
Oslo
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Accommodation
Some transfers
Activities
Some meals
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Begin in Helsinki, surrounded by the sea and known for the Russian and Scandinavian incluences. Arrive in Oslo and its cultural delights. Spend your nights on the Norway's most beautiful fjords in Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane. Discover the city of Bergen, surrounded by the characteristic landscape of towering mountains and crystal-clear fjords and cross the glistening Hardangerfjord.

11 days trip including flights*

10 days and 9 nights in destination

1

YTO - HEL

2

YTO - HEL

Helsinki

3

Helsinki

4

Helsinki

5

HEL-OSL

Oslo

6

Oyer

7

Førde

8

Bergen

9

Bergen

10

Oslo

11

OSL - YTO

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

Ready to discover the spectacular landscapes and scenic fjords of Norway? Arrive at your departure airport to catch a flight to Helsinki.* Night on board.

* Important: If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Helsinki

Touch down in Helsinki and self-transfer to the hotel.* Check in, get settled and spend the remainder of the day exploring the Finnish capital at your leisure. Perhaps stroll along the Mannerheimintie, in the city center, to admire its grand architecture or wander along the harbor to take in the views of the Gulf of Finland. If you're looking for vibrant nightlife, head to the bohemian neighborhood of Kallio, whilst Kaartinkaupunki offers upmarket dining options against a backdrop of historic buildings. Overnight stay in Helsinki. 

* Possibility to book private transfer in the next step of the booking.

3rd Day: Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel and embark on a walking tour of Helsinki. Dive into the fascinating history of this capital city as you explore its most emblematic landmarks including the iconic Helsinki Cathedral and bustling Market Square. Appreciate the rich array of architectural styles that compete for your attention as you discover Helsinki's diverse neighborhoods and enjoy included entrance to the 'Rock Church' of Temppeliaukion, carved directly out of solid rock and a must-see whilst visiting Helsinki. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure to explore at your own pace. Sample the local cuisine, go shopping for souvenirs or pay a visit to one of Helsinki's many museums and galleries. Overnight stay in Helsinki.

Included
Helsinki City Walking Tour
4th Day: Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel. A final full day in Helsinki to discover its charms at your own pace. If you're visiting during the winter, be sure to warm up at one of the city's numerous public saunas, one of the favorite local pastimes. Alternatively, why not explore the iconic Helsinki Design Museum to learn more about Finnish and Scandinavian design. History lovers will relish a visit to the National Museum of Finland, home to prehistoric and medieval artefacts. Overnight stay in Helsinki. 

5th Day: Helsinki - Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Self-transfer*  to the Helsinki airrport to take a flight to Oslo. Arrive at Gardermoen airport and transfer to the hotel.** Oslo is the capital of Norway and a great place to discover the local culture and cuisine. The city is known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, its green spaces and its numerous museums, many of which are dedicated to the country's Viking heritage. Overnight stay in Oslo.

* Possibility to book private transfer in the next step of the booking.

** Transfers are provided by a regular Flybuss Service.

6th Day: Oslo - Oppland

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning enjoy a fascinating panoramic tour of Oslo including Frogner Park which houses the Sculptural Ensemble of Vigeland, the Town Hall, the Royal Palace, and the Modern Opera House. Afterwards, set off for Lillehammer, the city famous for the Olympics of '94, which is situated on the shores of Lake Mjøsa. Admire its tiny picturesque streets. Here you have the option to visit the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum.* Continue through the Oppland region and check-in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Oppland.

Optional Maihaugen Open-Air Museum: Maihaugen is Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo. The museum offers more than 200 buildings from different eras, superb cultural experiences and numerous exhibitions.  You may find a cheaper price at the destination, but it is recommended that you book through Exoticca to secure your place in advance.

Included
Panoramic tour in Oslo
Optional
Visit to Maihaugen Open-Air Museum
7th Day: Oppland - Geiranger - Sogn og Fjordane

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart towards the Geiranger Fjord to take a relaxing mini-cruise. On the way to the fjord, see the beautiful Lom Church* and if the weather permits, take the panoramic Eagles road to a viewpoint that rises over the fjord, to admire the unbelievable views. Discover the most attractive sight on the Fjord: The majestic Seven Sisters Waterfall, consisting of seven different streams of water. Afterwards, head to the Førde region, to check in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Sogn og Fjordane.

Optional Entrance to Lom Church: Enter the Lom Stave Church to admire the beautiful Romanesque architecture of this 12th-century church, one of the largest in Norway. You may find a cheaper price at the destination, but it is recommended that you book through Exoticca to secure your place in advance.

Included
Mini-cruise in Geiranger Fjord
Optional
Entrance to Lom Stave Church
8th Day: Sogn og Fjordane - Sognefjord - Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off into the landscapes of this land of fjords, and pass by the iconic Sognefjord, one of the most famous and beautiful in the whole of Norway. We recommend an optional Sognefjord excursion.* Continue to Gudvangen, and enjoy some free time in the quaint village, nestled at the base of the Angosto fjord. We recommend taking an optional excursion to the fascinating Viking Museum.** Continue to Voss where you can explore at your leisure until finally arriving in Bergen the 'capital of the fjords'. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bergen.

Optional Sognefjord Excursion: Enjoy a panoramic cruise through the beautiful Sognefjord. Admire the Nærøy Fjord, and the Sognefjord with its high mountains, its furious waterfalls and its landscape, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

** Optional Viking Museum visit: Visit Gudvangen's Viking Museum to learn more about this important period in Norwegian history. The Viking Museum is home to impressive Viking-style buildings, re-enactments and brilliant insights into Norway's Viking heritage.

You may find a cheaper price at the destination, but it is recommended that you book through Exoticca to secure your place in advance.

Included
Trip from Sogn og Fjordane to Bergen
Optional
Viking Museum Visit in Gudvangen
Optional
Sogenfjord Excursion
9th Day: Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a fascinating panoramic tour of Bergen for an overview of its sights and history. Visit the Fish Market, famous for its busy atmosphere and excellent produce, and the Hanseatic Neighbourhood or Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with traditional buildings, museums, restaurants and cafes. The afternoon is free at your leisure. We recommend an optional Funicular Ride to Mount Floyen.* Overnight stay in Bergen.

* Optional Mount Floyen Funicular Ride: Ride to the top of Mount Floyen for exceptional views of Bergen and the surrounding fjord-lands. You may find a cheaper price at the destination, but it is recommended that you book through Exoticca to secure your place in advance.

Included
Panoramic tour of Bergen
Optional
Mount Floyen Funincular Ride
10th Day: Bergen - Hardangerfjord - Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off early towards Oslo and on the way travel across the mighty Hardangerfjord. On the shores of this fjord you can watch the various different farming communities, many of them dedicated to fish farming.  After admiring the glistening fjord, head to the Hardangervidda Plateau, home to large herds of wild reindeer. Continue to Olso and watch the changing landscapes and natural beauty of the Buskerud region pass by. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Oslo.

Included
Hardangerfjord
11th Day: Oslo - Canada

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Gardermoen airport for your return flight back to Canada.* Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

* Transfers are provided by a regular Flybuss Service.

Accommodation: 9 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3 in Helsinki

Physical rating:

Moderate

Helsinki City Walking Tour

Dive into the history of this city as you explore its most emblematic landmarks including the Helsinki Cathedral and bustling Market Square. Discover Helsinki's diverse neighborhoods and enjoy included entrance to the 'Rock Church' of Temppeliaukion.

What's included: English-speaking guide, entrance to the Rock Church Not included: Helsinki Cathedral entrance, transfers, gratuities, meals, drinks and any other service not mentioned.

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Included

Included activity for day 6 in Oslo

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Panoramic tour in Oslo

Walk around the Frogner park, and contemplate all the Vigeland sculptures, visit the Viking Ship Museum, the Royal Palace and the Akershus Fort.

What's included: Guided tour by bus with stops in some of the highlights.

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Included activity for day 7 in Norweigan Fjords

Duration 01:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

Mini-cruise in Geiranger Fjord

See the beautiful Lom Church, take the panoramic Eagles road to a viewpoint that rises over the fjord, and discover the majestic Seven Sisters Waterfall

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Included

Included activity for day 8

Trip from Sogn og Fjordane to Bergen

Set off into the landscapes of this land of fjords, and pass by the iconic Sognefjord, one of the most famous and beautiful in Norway and stop in Gudvangen and Voss.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 6 in Oslo

Duration 00:45h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

Visit to Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

Maihaugen is Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo. The museum offers more than 200 buildings from different eras, superb cultural experiences and numerous exhibitions.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 7

Duration 00:45h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

Entrance to Lom Stave Church

Enter the Lom Stave Church to admire the beautiful Romanesque architecture of this 12th-century church, one of the largest in Norway.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 8

Viking Museum Visit in Gudvangen

Visit Gudvangen's Viking Museum to learn more about this important period in Norwegian history.

Optional

Suggested activity for day 8 in Norweigan Fjords

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

Sogenfjord Excursion

Enjoy a panoramic cruise through the beautiful Sognefjord. Admire the Nærøy Fjord, and the Sognefjord with its high mountains, its furious waterfalls and its landscape, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

What's included: Ferry ticket

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Helsinki, Oslo - Canada.
  • Internal flights: Helsinki- Oslo. *
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  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles. **
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Mini-cruise on the Geirangerfjord and connecting ferry rides.
  • Panoramic tours of Helsinki, Oslo and Bergen.
  • English-speaking guide (from day 6 - day 10).
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Airport transfers in Helsinki are not included. Possibility to book private transfer in the next step of the booking process.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** NOTE: Flybuss operation: the voucher will be uploaded to the Customer Area on our website and the Customer will have to make the transfer on their own. You must carry a printed copy of your Flybuss voucher and be in possession of one voucher per person in order to use the Flybuss shuttle service.

The price includes: Transfers in Flybuss only from and to Oslo Gardermoen airport. In case of arriving at an Oslo airport other than Oslo Gardemoen, the transfer will not be included.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country.
  • Currency
    Euro.
  • Language
    Finnish and Swedish
  • Electricity
    220 V. Adapter not required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from Canada.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 02:00.
  • Other useful information
    Finland is a country of interesting contrasts like the four seasons, the midnight sun and the winter darkness, the urban and the rural, the east and the west...
  • Tourist Office website
    www.visitfinland.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

 

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