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8 days / 7 nights, Stockholm - Baltic Sea Cruises - Helsinki - Ivalo -

Karasjok - Hammerfest - Honningsvag - Helsinki


Guaranteed departure: Tuesday, July 04, 2006

This comprehensive tour features highlights of the Land of the Midnight Sun, including Stockholm, a cruise across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, Lapland and the North Cape. Lapland, the last wilderness of Europe, where the landscape is wild, vast and pure. Mountains, valleys, lakes, and streams come together with Mother Nature to make this place a destination like no other. From Helsinki we fly on Finnair to the heart of Lapland, to Ivalo. Learn about the Sami people and their culture in Kautokeino and Karasjok. In Hammerfest you become a member of the Royal Polar Bear Club, and toast your arrival at the North Cape with caviar and champagne.

Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Your tour escort will meet you at your hotel during the evening. Dinner and accommodation at the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel, a beautiful hotel, centrally located and overlooking the waterways of Stockholm.

The day starts with a 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Dinner and accommodation at the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel.

Morning free in Stockholm for exploring this beautiful city, often called the Venice of the North because of its many canals and waterways. Afternoon coach transfer for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line.17.00 hrs: Start of your cruise to Helsinki, sailing slowly down the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of restaurants, entertainment, shops, casino, bars on board. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend you to bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.

Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki harbour. After disembarkation 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. Afternoon transfer by coach to Helsinki Airport for Finnair flight departing at 17.05 hrs to the town of Ivalo (arrival at 18.45 hrs), situated in Northern Finland above the Arctic Circle. You are now in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Dinner and accommodation at Ivalo Hotel. Dinner tonight includes some specialties from Finnish Lapland, such as roast reindeer and mountain cloudberries.

Today's tour takes you across the beautiful wild landscape of Lapland to the northernmost town in the world. Drive past Lake Inari, sacred lake of the Finnish Lapps with more than 3.000 small islands to arrive in the town of Karasjok. The tour continues across the barren tundra of the Finnmarksvidda to the Sami town of Kautokeino. Visit the famous Juhls Silver Gallery, followed by lunch in Kautokeino. In the afternoon your tour follows the Alta River through a mountainous landscape to the town of Alta, before arriving in Hammerfest, the northernmost town in the world. Dinner and accommodation at Rica Hotel Hammerfest.

Start the day with a 3-hours guided tour of Hammerfest. Famous sights include the Meridian Column erected in 1854, the Fuglenes Fortification constructed in 1810 during the Napoleonic War, and the Music Pavillion. Highlight of the tour is a visit to the Polar Bear clubhouse, where you become a lifelong member of the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society.
Lunch at Rica Hotel Hammerfest. Afternoon departure from Hammerfest and drive to Honningsvåg on the island of Magerøy. Dinner and accommodation at Rica Hotel Honningsvåg.
After dinner you will drive by coach (approx. 45 minutes drive) to the North Cape plateau. During June and July you can see the Midnight Sun illuminating the expanse of the Arctic Ocean – a marvelous spectacle of changing colors. At the nearby North Cape Hall you will celebrate your reaching the northernmost point in Europe with caviar and champagne. You will also receive a colorful certificate to commemorate the occasion. Return by coach to hotel at approx. 01.00 hrs.

Enjoy your buffet breakfast before coach departs from Honningsvåg for the return journey to Ivalo, driving along the beautiful Porsanger Fjord with its miles of unspoilt nature. This is a land of tundra, where reindeer roam wild and the stillness is only broken by the call of some rare bird. This is the heart of Lapland, one of the last great nature reserves in the world. At midday you will arrive in the town of Karasjok, the cultural and political capital of the Norwegian Lapps. Traditional Lapland lunch in the local Tepee. Time to visit this interesting town, often frequented by Lapps in their colorful costumes, before continuing the journey south back to Ivalo. Evening flight on Finnair to Helsinki departing at 19.10 hrs. Arrival in Helsinki at 21.35 hrs, followed by coach transfer to hotel. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson SAS Royal Hotel.


The tour ends after buffet breakfast in hotel, with individual transfers to Helsinki Vantaa Airport in connection with your flight home.



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Guaranteed departure 2006

July 04

Prices in US Dollars

Tour code

Stockholm Helsinki per person
FSS7H704 July 04 July 11 2,595
Single Supplement 595



  • 6 nights in first class hotels

  • 1 nights onboard Silja Line, Seaside 2-berth cabin

  • Finnair flight Helsinki - Ivalo - Helsinki*, including in-flight meals

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 3 x luncheon, days 5, 6 & 7

  • 7 x dinners

  • First class motor coach transportation

  • Tunnel fees for crossing to island of Mageroy

  • Lifelong membership of Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society

  • Obligatory North Cape tourist tax and entrance to North Cape Hall (approx. EUR 25 / USD 30 per person)

  • 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm,

  • 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki and Hammerfest

  • All entrance fees

  • Champagne and caviar at North Cape

  • North Cape certificate for each passenger

  • All transfers between airports and hotels as mentioned in program

  • Luggage assistance at hotels (1 piece per person)

  • Tour escort throughout

  • Transfers airport/hotel on first and last day. Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour program may incur a supplement.

Not Included

  • Air fare

  • Airport taxes and customs fees

  • Gratuities

  • Personal items / alcoholic beverages

  • $ 25 Service fee

Please note:

These tours are organized by our Associate Partners in Copenhagen. In order to offer a greater variety of tour options, the programs allow for participants to join or depart from the tour in various transit locations. We do hope that the possible change of group participants does not cause any inconvenience.


* Please note that flight times may be subject to alteration.


Add-ons: Tour Options

The Land of the Midnight Sun tour can be added to the following programs:


Northern Highlights + Land of the Midnight Sun, Oslo - Helsinki, departure June 27,

total of 14  nights, from $ 4,395


Grand Tour of Scandinavia + Land of the Midnight Sun, Copenhagen - Helsinki, departure June 24 total of 17  nights, from $ 5,065


List of Hotels

Night 1 & 2

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel 

Stockholm / Sweden


Night 3

On board Silja Line / seaside cabin

Stockholm - Helsinki - Stockholm


Night 4

Ivalo Hotel

Ivalo / Finland


Night 5

Rica Hotel Hammerfest

Hammerfest / Norway


Night 6

Rica Hotel Honningsvåg

Honningsvåg / Norway


Night 7

Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

Helsinki / Finland


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