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Chase the Lights 2020/21

Chase the northern lights in one of the most magical regions of the world – Finland and Norway. For 14 days experience untouched wilderness, the home of Santa Claus, Rovaniemi, and tour Helsinki and Bergen. Spend a night in a glass igloo where you may be able to marvel at the northern lights from the comfort of your own bed!

 

14 DAYS | HELSINKI - BERGEN

TYPE: SMALL GROUP TOUR

TRAVEL: SELECTED DATES

 

FROM $5,985*pp


ITINERARY

DAY 1 HELSINKI

Arrive into Helsinki, make your own way to your hotel. Meet your group and tour manager before a welcome dinner. D

DAY 2 HELSINKI – ROVANIEMI

Explore Helsinki with a three-hour sightseeing tour of the capital taking in all the sights this amazing city has to offer. This afternoon we catch our flight to Rovaniemi. B

DAY 3 ROVANIEMI

We visit the home of Santa Claus today, visiting the world-famous Santa Claus Village. Apart from meeting Santa himself, you will get opportunity to get up close and personal with his reindeer on a sleigh experience you won’t forget. BL

DAY 4 ROVANIEMI – SAARISELKÄ

We journey up to Saariselkä where we will arrive at Northern Lights Village where we will check into our glass igloos. Hopefully, you will see the magnificent northern lights tonight. BD

DAY 5 SAARISELKÄ – KIRKENES

Further north up to Kirkenes. On the way we will learn about Sami culture as we visit a museum dedicated to their culture. BD

DAY 6 KIRKENES

Another highlight as we get to go on a husky ride
through scenic Sandnesdalen. BD

DAY 7 KIRKENES COASTAL VOYAGE

Today we board one of the expedition ships of Hurtigruten and start our coastal voyage down the beautiful Norwegian coastline. BLD

DAY 8 MEHAMN – TROMSØ

In the middle of the night, docking at Mehamn, to join a snowmobile trip through extreme and exciting natural areas of winter. Later, we will dock at Tromsø. BLD

DAY 9 TROMSØ – STAMSUND

Our cruise today will journey to the legendary Lofoten Islands. Later we will experience some of the world famous fjords of Norway. BLD

DAY 10 BODØ – RØRVÍK

Today we cross the Arctic Circle at 66°33?N, where we will see the UNESCO listed Vega Islands. BLD

DAY 11 TRONDHEIM – ÅLESUND

Explore the magnificent coastal city of Trondheim including a visit to the majestic Trondheimsfjord. BLD

DAY 12 ÅLESUND – BERGEN

Glacier spotting today as we will see the enormous Jostedal Glacier, and the famous Sognefjord. BL

DAY 13 BERGEN

After breakfast, enjoy a three-hour sightseeing tour of Bergen. Tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner. BD

DAY 14 BERGEN

Our tour ends after breakfast. B

 

TRAVEL DATES

2020 - 27 SEP | 3, 9, 20 OCT | 3, 11, 27 NOV | 4, 9, 17,
31 DEC

2021 - 6, 14, 20, 23, 31 JAN | 5, 11, 19 FEB | 2, 8, 16 MAR

A night in a unique glass igloo, where you
can lie in bed and gaze at the stars (and if
you’re lucky, the Northern Lights!)

2 nights at Kirkenes Snow Hotel in
Gamme cabins

City tours of Helsinki and Bergen

A visit to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa
Claus and winter activities

Visit a husky farm, and weather
permitting do a husky sled ride through
the arctic wilderness

Visit to a traditional reindeer farm and
experience Sami culture

A relaxing 5-night classic south bound
voyage with Hurtigruten, by far the best
way to experience Norway’s stunning
fjords and historic coastal towns

Farewell dinner at Cornelius Restaurant
in Bergen

5 nights in 4-star hotels in central
locations, 1 night at Aurora Cabin / Glass
Igloo, 2 nights at Gamme Cabins and 5
nights Hurtigruten voyage in outside cabin

13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners

Porterage service in & out at all hotels

English speaking tour director

The long-distance bus from day 3-5
offers WIFI

All tours and transportation, as
mentioned in the program

Visits, excursions and entrances as
mentioned in the program

Local guide for city tours in Helsinki
& Bergen

Entrances as mentioned in the itinerary

Flight Helsinki – Rovaniemi

Outdoor clothing for winter activities
activities/safaris as mentioned in
the program

Contact



B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner • *Terms and conditions apply. Prices shown are in Australian Dollars per person in twin share and are accurate as of July 2019. Select from 1 of 33 departure dates: 27 September 2020 to 20 March 2021. Max. 22 people per departure. A non-refundable deposit of $1000.00 per person, is required within 7 days of making the booking, to secure your reservation, irrespective of the status of the booking. Failure to pay the deposit on time may result in your booking being cancelled. Our standard schedule of cancellation fees is as follows. Any reservation that has to be rebooked due to expiry of the booking through nonpayment of a deposit will be subject to an amendment fee of $33 in addition to immediate payment of the deposit. If we are unable to confirm the initial booking the deposit will be refunded in full. You will be noted at the time of booking if any additional deposit requirements apply. Credit Card Payment: A fee of 2% will be charged on the value of the amount being charged to all credit card payments and will be added to the amount being paid. Courier Fee: Where vouchers, tickets and travel documents are sent via specialist courier this cost will be charged to your booking. See Bentours.com.au for more information.