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SCANDINAVIA 2019

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  • Covering Most Beautiful Countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland & Denmkark
  • Helsinki: 1 Night stay covering orientation tour visiting the Senaatintori square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall and many more.
  • Rovaniemi: 1 night stay covering visit to Santa Village, Arktikum Museum and drive to Saariselka.
  • Saariselka: 1 Night stay covering visit to Tankavara National Park.
  • Honningsvag: 1 Night stay covering visit to Midnight Sun and Northen Cape.
  • Trondheim: 1 Night stay covering city tour including cathedral of Nidaros.
  • Geiranger: 2 Nights stay covering free time to enjoy charm and Beauty of the great site.
  • Bergen: 1 Night stay covering city tour visiting Haakon’s Hall and Funicular train ride.
  • Flam Area: 1 Night stay covering to and fro journey of Flamsbana Train alongside the river.
  • Oslo: 2 Nights stay covering Orientation and sightseeing tour including Frogner Park, Akersus Castle and Royal Palace.
  • Stockholm: 2 Nights stay covering city tour passing through Old Town and Boat Ride of Stockholm city by Under the Bridge
  • Copenhagen : 2 Nights stay cover Guided Orientation City Tour

Itinerary

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Home Destination – Helsinki (Finland) ( DAY 1)
Arrive Helsinki International Airport. After Clearing Customs and Immigrations proceed towards Hotel. Helsinki is Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present. Also on Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum. Ornate red-brick Uspenski Cathedral overlooks a harbor. Arrive and check in at the Hotel. Overnight at Helsinki (Meals: Dinner)
Helsinki (Finland) – Rovaniemi ( DAY 2)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed towards Helsinki Airport to Board flight for Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi, which is the first city on the border of Arctic Circle, capital of Lapland is hometown of Santa Claus which has become a modern town full of life with its own unique characteristics. Arrive and check in at Hotel. After that visit the world famous Santa Village where you will obtain a certificate for having visited Arctic Circle and Santa Claus Village. Also visit Arktikum Museum. The Arktikum in Rovaniemi provides a unique insight into the way of life, culture and history of the North .Overnight at Rovaniemi. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Rovaniemi – Saariselka( DAY 3)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed towards Saariselka. Arrive and check in at Hotel. Saariselka is a village located in a mountainous area in northern Finland. It is a popular tourist destination, providing activities such as skiing, hiking and a spa. It is located in Northern Lapland and belongs to the Inari municipality. Thereafter proceed to Tankavara National Park. Overnight at Saariselka. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Saariselka – Honningsvag ( DAY 4)
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Honningsvag. This is the northernmost city on the mainland of Norway. Honningsvag is situated at a bay on the southeastern side of the large island of Magerøya, while the famous North Cape and its visitors center is on the northern side of the island. Thenafter checks in at Hotel and after dinner proceed to Visit the Midnight Sun. North Cape  (Norwegian:  Nordkapp;  Northern Sami: Davvenjárga) is a cape on the northern coast of the island of Magerøya inNorthern Norway. The cape is in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The European route E69 highway has its northern terminus at North Cape, since it is a popular tourist attraction. The cape includes a 307-metre (1,007 ft) high cliff with a large flat plateau on top where visitors can stand and watch the midnight sun or the views of the Barents Sea to the north. A new visitor centre was built in 1988 on the plateau with panoramic views, a café, restaurant, post office, souvenir shop, and a so-called super video cinema. Overnight at Honningsvag.(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Honningsvag – Trondheim ( DAY 5)
After breakfast at the Hotel, check out and proceed to Alta Airport to board flight for Trondheim. Arrive and check in at hotel. Thereafter proceed on a city tour which includes cathedral of Nidaros from outside, the most fantastic in all Scandinavia, coronation place of Norway’s king, mother church of Norway. Return back in the evening. Check in at Hotel. Overnight at Trondheim. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Trondheim – Geiranger ( DAY 6)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Geiranger. Arrive and check in at HOTEL. Geiranger (One of the most famous fjord in Norway). The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. The Geirangerfjord is located in the southwestern part of the county of MøreogRomsdal, north in Fjord Norway, approximately 100 kilometres from the town of Ålesund. This town is internationally renowned for its distinctive art nouveau architecture. Check in at hotel. Day free to enjoy the charm and beauty of this great site.Overnight at Geiranger. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Geiranger ( DAY 7)
After breakfast proceed to Geiranger fjords Cruise. For some of the very best and most dramatic fjord scenery anywhere in Norway, don’t miss the chance to experience the Geiranger fjord UNESCO World Heritage site from Geiranger sightseeing boat. Overnight at Geiranger. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Geiranger – Bergen ( DAY 8)
After Breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed to Bergen. This is undoubtedly a drive that is more dramatic than most people are used to. We are bound to the landscape and the natural surroundings through settlements that have offered us a livelihood in times past.  Nevertheless this is merely a diversion because on this road you will be bewitched by the spectacular surroundings. This road offers a unique experience with lush valleys, sheltered strawberry growing areas and viewing points that will give you butterflies in your stomach as well as letting you admire some of the most wonderful views Norway. Arrive and Check in at hotel .Bergen is one of the most beautiful cities of Norway nestled between seven mountains. After proceed on a orientation city tour and. Then we take a Funicular to the top of Bergen from where we can have a magnificent view of the city and fountains. Overnight at Bergen. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Bergen – Flam Area ( DAY 9)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Flam area on route enjoying the breathtaking view of the fjords and passing through the 11 kms long tunnel. Arrive and Check in at hotel. After that Proceed to board Flamsbana Funicular, which will take us to the altitude of 4000 feet, en route witnessing one of the largest water falls of Norway. We alight at the station where 3 girls would welcome us, dancing in the traditional way. The to and fro train journey, alongside the river would be of 2 hrs. Taking us through 24 tunnels. Overnight at Flam Area. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Flam Area – Oslo( DAY 10)
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Oslo. Arrive Oslo, the capital of Norway, beautifully located at the end of Oslo fjord and surrounded by extensive green forests. Oslo occupies an arc of land at the northernmost end of the Oslofjord. The fjord, which is nearly bisected by the Nesodden peninsula opposite Oslo, lies to the south; in all other directions Oslo is surrounded by green hills and mountains. Arrive and Check in at hotel. Overnight at Oslo. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Oslo ( DAY 11)
After breakfast proceed for Guided orientation tour of Oslo. Oslo is beautifully located at the end of Oslo fjord and surrounded by extensive green forests. Oslo occupies an arc of land at the northernmost end of the Oslofjord. The fjord, which is nearly bisected by the Nesodden peninsula opposite Oslo, lies to the south; in all other directions Oslo is surrounded by green hills and mountains. Proceed on sightseeing tour which includes Frogner Park and view the controversial Vigeland sculptures created by Gustav Vigeland. Thereafter we visit the Akersus castle located in a village of Norway with a 200 years old set up and houses.  We then proceed to visit royal palace where the royal family stays and winter Olympic site. We can only visit certain areas as the rest is restricted for visit. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at Oslo. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Oslo – Stockholm( DAY 12)
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Stockholm. Arrive and proceed to check in at Hotel. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic region and cultural, media, political, and economic center of Sweden. The Stockholm region is home to around 22% of Sweden's total population. Stockholm is one of the most crowded museum-cities in the world with around 100 museums, visited by millions of people every year after that You have a free day for river side walking or to visit biggest shopping center of Scandinavia. Overnight at Stockholm.(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Stockholm ( DAY 13)
After breakfast proceed for Guided city tour passing through old town, a fascinating medieval area. We pass through the elegant royal palace; you can also see the famous change of guards. Stroget (Great Square), the hub of the old town, and the stock exchange, now home of Swedish armyLater we take Boat ride for Stockholm city by Under the Bridge . The old town streets are lined with smart boutiques, art galleries and antique shops. Also Visit Vasa Museum, later back to Hotel. Overnight at Stockholm.(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Stockholm - Copenhagen (Denmark)( DAY 14)
After breakfast check out and proceed to Copenhagen the coolest kid on the Nordic block, Edgier than Stockholm and worldlier than Oslo, the Danish capital gives Scandinavia the X Factor. Just ask style bibles Monocle and wallpaper magazines, which fawn over its industrial- chic bar, design and fashion scenes, and Culinary revolution. We pass through the world famous Oresund Bridge, Arrive and check in at Hotel. Overnight in Copenhagen.(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Copenhagen (Denmark)( DAY 15)
After Breakfast at the Hotel proceed to the orientation Guided city Tour of Copenhagen and view all the major sights of the Danish Capital by motor coach. You will pass by the Tivoli Gardens and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Drive through the colorful canal district and listen to major sites including the National Museum to Christiansburg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament, Little Mermaid. Evening at Leisure. Overnight in Copenhagen. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Copenhagen (Denmark) – Homebound Destination( DAY 16)
After breakfast checkout @ 09.00 AM and proceed to Copenhagen international Airport to board flight for your Home destination. Tour Ends with Happy and sweet memories. (Meals: Breakfast)

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passport & visa information

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR INDIAN NATIONALS HOLDING NON-MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS
  1. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November 2015 for globally phasing out all non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs). From 25th November 2015 onwards, foreign Governments may deny visa or entry to any person travelling with a non-MRP passport.
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  4. For more details related to passport services, Passport website(www.passportindia.gov.in) may be accessed.
  • 6 recent photographs (35mm*45 mm white background matt finishing 80% focus on face.)
  • Original passport with minimum validity of six months. ( please provide old passports if any)
  • Last three years income tax challans (photocopies)
  • Last 6 months bank statement.
  • Property documents.
  • Letterheads individual / company.
  • Air ticket.
  • Original copy of purchase of foreign exchange.
  • Pan card copy.

FAQ's and other information

FAQS: 
ABOUT THE COUNTRY
 
1.     What is the best time to visit Scandinavia? Scandinavia is a wonderful place to travel during any season. However, the winter months (between November and February) are extremely cold here. So summers are the best time to visit the Scandinavian countries. 
2.     How is the general weather in Scandinavia? Weather changes frequently. Generally, you can expect mixed weather in Scandinavia. 
3.     Is English spoken in Scandinavia? English is the second widely spoken language in Scandinavia. 
4.     What currency is used in Scandinavia? Each Scandinavian country has its own currency. Denmark has Danish kroner. Iceland has Iceland has Icelandic Krona.  Sweden also uses krona. Norway uses Norwegian krone. Euros are accepted in Finland. 
5.     Are credit and debit cards accepted in Scandinavia? Credit cards are accepted at most stores, hotels and restaurants. 
6.     Is an adapter required? In Scandinavia the standard voltage is 220/230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. An adaptor is required. 
7.     Do I need travel insurance? Travel insurance is necessary while travelling to Scandinavia. 
8.     What type of clothing is recommended in Scandinavia? Layered clothing with medium layers is usually recommended. Carry casual clothes for sightseeing. Do carry an extra sweater and raincoat for warmth.  
 9.     What are the must try delicacies in Scandinavia? You can try cloud berries, potato pancakes and waffles in Scandinavian countries. 
10.     Is tipping mandatory in Scandinavia? Tips are included in the price and hence tipping isn’t mandatory on Scandinavia. 
FAQS: 
ACTIVITTIES
 
11.     What are the adventure sports in Scandinavia? You can enjoy adventure sports like skiing, whale watching , snorkelling, lava caving, kayaking 
DOS & DONTS 
DOS 
1.     Do try the fondues. 
2.     Do visit churches as they are beautiful. 
3.     Do indulge in chocolate. 
4.     Do dress modestly and neatly. 
Don’ts 
1.     Don’t speak loudly in public, especially while on a call. 
2.     Don’t address people by their first name. 
3.     Don’t ask personal questions. 
4.     Don’t go hiking unless you are fit. 

Sockets & plugs

Scandinavia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

TYPE C
TYPE F