According to NASA predictions, this European winter will produce the strongest and most spectacular Northern Lights in more than 50 years. That makes a trip to far-northern Scandinavia a must for anyone who’s ever dreamed of seeing this incredible natural wonder.
Bentours has put together a specially designed 12 day program to help you witness this incredible event.
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Day 1 Helsinki
Spend the day taking in Helsinki’s sights at your leisure.
Day 2 Helsinki – Rovaniemi
Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. (B)
Day 3 Rovaniemi
Spend the day exploring this unique Arctic city at your leisure. Rovaniemi is one of Finland’s best skiing areas and hosts the International Snow Sculpture Festival during winter. Spring days are usually sparkling clear while in summer you will experience the magical midnight sun. (B)
Day 4 Rovaniemi – Inari
Catch a local bus to Inari, a renowned centre of Sami culture. The town offers a fascinating insight into the timeless traditions of Lapland’s native people. (B)
Day 5 Inari
Spend the day at your leisure or join one of our optional activities. In summer we highly recommend a cruise on Lake Inari or a walk along the Artisan Trail to meet some of the local craftspeople. During winter you can enjoy snowmobile rides and reindeer sledding (additional cost applies). (B)
Day 6 Inari – Kirkenes – Norwegian Coastal Voyage
Enjoy a scenic minibus ride to Kirkenes, learning more about Sami culture along the way. Board the
ship in Kirkenes and commence your coastal voyage early this afternoon. (BD)
Day 7 Honningsvag – Hammerfest – Tromso
Pay a visit to Hammerfest, the world’s northernmost town, before heading south to Tromso. (BLD)
Day 8 Tromso – Stamsund
The ship negotiates an intricate network of isles and inlets as we pass through the legendary Lofoten Islands, one of Norway’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. Stop at Svolvaer this evening before bidding farewell to the islands at Stamsund. (BLD)
Day 9 Bodo – Rovik
Enter a world of legends and folklore as we cross the Arctic Circle and sail south past the peaks of the Seven Sisters. You will also have a chance to visit Rorvik’s award-winning maritime museum. (BLD)
Day 10 Trondheim – Alesund
Arrive at Trondheim early this morning and spend some time exploring the stunning medieval city. Continue past Hitra Island to Kristiansund and Molde before making a midnight stop in Alesund. (BLD)
Day 11 Alesund – Bergen
Weave through rocky islands before disembarking the ship in Bergen. Make your own way to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. (BL)
Day 12 Bergen
The tour ends after breakfast at your hotel. (B)
If you want to try out our 13-day tour from Bergen to Helsinki, please call 1800 221 712.
Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation. Follow the Lights is valid for sale and travel until 31 Dec 2013. Advertised price based on Tourist Class N Grade cabin and is valid for Helsinki departure 03 Feb 13 and is inclusive of fuel surcharge. 10% deposit is required within 7 days of confirmation. Full payment is required 70 days prior to departure date from Australia/New Zealand. Cancellations made 70 days or more prior to departure will be subject to loss of deposit. Cancellations made up to 69 days prior to departure will be subject to loss of up to 100% of total cost. Prices quoted are accurate as at 05 Dec 12. Prices are subject to change. Single Supplements apply. Standard Bentours Terms and Conditions apply.
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