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Jewels of Scandinavia

Trip Length

Trip Code

8 days PEJS

Minimum Passengers

4 people

Maximum Passengers

16 people
Minimum Age
15

Countries Visited

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Start City

End City

Oslo Helsinki
Jewels of Scandinavia

Viking ships are an iconic image of the ancient culture, and were initially used to help Viking kingdoms control the waterways of the North Sea. The ships became a staple of the Viking pagan religion. So much were these ships revered, that Chieftains and nobleman were often buried with a luxurious vessel to assure safe travel into the afterlife.

Why we love it:

Jewels of Scandinavia


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Oslo

Meals included: 1 dinner

Accommodation: Karl Johan Hotel or similar, Oslo

Activities:

Day 2: Oslo-Copenhagen

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight ferry Oslo to Copenhagen, Oslo

Activities:

Day 3: Copenhagen

Meals included: 1 dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Hebron or similar, Copenhagen

Activities:

Day 4: Copenhagen - Stockholm

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Columbus Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 5: Stockholm

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Columbus Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 6: Stockholm - Helsinki

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Scandic Paasi or similar, Helsinki

Activities:

Day 7: Helsinki

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Scandic Paasi or similar, Helsinki

Activities:

Day 8: End Helsinki

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

What's Included

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Denmark
Visas are currently not required for Australian, New Zealand, US, Canadian or UK/EU passport holders wishing to visit Denmark. Some EU nationals may travel in Europe using only an identity card, however it is your responsibility to check with the relevant authorities if this applies to you.

Finland
Visitors from the EEC, USA, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, New Zealand or South Africa do not need Visas. Check with the relevant Embassy or Consulate in their country for up to date visa information.

Norway
Visas are currently not required for Australian, New Zealand, US, Canadian or UK/EU passport holders wishing to visit Norway. Some EU nationals may travel in Europe using only an identity card, however it is your responsibility to check with the relevant authorities if this applies to you.

Sweden
Visas are currently not required for Australian, New Zealand, US, Canadian or UK/EU passport holders wishing to visit Sweden. Some EU nationals may travel in Europe using only an identity card, however it is your responsibility to check with the relevant authorities if this applies to you.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Denmark

Finland


Under the North Star - Väinö Linna

Norway

The Viking World by James Graham-Campbell: Traces the history of the Vikings by detailing excavated sites and artefacts.

Summer Light: A Walk Across Norway by Andrew Stevenson: Affectionate, illuminating account of a walk from Oslo to Bergen, revealing the magical appeal of this wonderland.

A Brief History of Norway by John Midgaard: Covers Norwegian history from prehistoric to modern times.

Sweden


Important Information

In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, our local operator Peak Marrakech can be reached on at the following number:-  +49 8677 918 66 5+212 (0) 66192 2693

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

9 April 2014


General Contact Details

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