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Wonders of Lapland including

Trondheim Extension


Route:
  • UK
  • Rovaniemi
  • Kiruna
  • Narvik
  • Svolvaer
  • Bodo
  • Trondheim
  • UK

3 NIGHTS from £379pp

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Norway Trondheim Extension

Enjoy the charming waterside cafes, colourful buildings and historic sites of Norway?s third largest city.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Rovaniemi

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Rovaniemi where you will be met by your local tour director and transferred to your hotel. Later tonight, set out for an exciting evening excursion. Travel along snowy paths under starlit skies as you search for the exquisite celestial display of the Northern Lights (applies to departures Nov-Mar only*). Alternatively, experience the breath-taking natural phenomenon of the Midnight Sun as you witness the sun shining over the horizon into the deepest hours of the night (applies to departures late May to mid-July*).

2
Rovaniemi

This morning, embark on a unique travel experience as Siberian Huskies pull you through picturesque white landscapes to your lunchtime destination (applies to departures Dec-mid April*). Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus and a visit to the Santa Claus Village celebrates this beloved Christmas character at a theme park housing everything from his post office to elves. For tours departing late Apr-Nov, take a boat ride down the central waterway, disembarking to visit the residents of a local reindeer farm before continuing on to Santa Claus Village.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
3
Rovaniemi to Kiruna

Depart Rovaniemi this morning and travel to the Swedish town of Kiruna on a scenic, seven-hour coach journey through the heart of Lapland, stopping for lunch and the chance to soak in breath-taking natural landscapes. Check into your hotel in Kiruna with the remainder of the day at leisure.

  • Breakfast
4
Kiruna

Marvel at a unique architectural wonder on this morning's tour of the nearby Ice Hotel, the world's first hotel built entirely of snow and ice. Travel onward to the nearby village of the local Sami people who have inhabited the area for centuries. Meet their herds of reindeer then relax in a traditional Sami tent while they recount age-old folktales. Later this evening, embark on a second Northern Lights excursion (applies to departures Nov-Mar*) or Midnight Sun outing (applies to departures late May to mid-July*) as you make the most of your spectacular natural surroundings.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
5
Kiruna to Narvik

Board your train to Narvik and journey along one of the world's most northerly railway lines, the Ofoten Railway. This historic route traverses lofty mountain passes and plateaus before crossing into Norwegian Lapland. Arriving in the charming town of Narvik, a settlement that dates back to the Bronze Age, and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

  • Breakfast
6
Narvik to Svolvaer

Journey past snow-capped peaks and through pine-filled valleys as you make your way by bus to Svolvaer. Break for lunch in picturesque surroundings before continuing onward to this port town, perched on the coastline of the Norwegian Sea, for your overnight stay.

  • Breakfast
7
Svolvaer

Your day is free to explore the rugged wilderness of the Lofoten Islands. Here, ice-studded fjords, windswept beaches and soaring mountains make for dazzling vistas and the islands are home to the world's densest population of sea eagles. In the evening, you will journey to an untouched region of the island with hardly any light pollution as you set out on another quest for the Northern Lights (applies to departures Nov-Mar) or Midnight Sun sighting (applies to departures late May to mid-July).

  • Breakfast
8
Svolvaer to Bodo

Journey by

  • Breakfast
9
Trondheim

Enjoy an extended stay in Trondheim where you can explore this city at leisure.

  • Breakfast
12
Trondheim to the UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

EU nationals do not require a visa for Finland, Sweden and Norway. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight is to Rovaniemi Airport in Finland with Norwegian Airlines (D8), departing from London Gatwick South Terminal. Departures from 31/03/19-14/07/19 fly via Helsinki.
Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (max 10kg - 55x40x23cm) in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on e-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.
If you wish to arrange airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills, getting on and off coaches and trains. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 15, and the maximum will be 30. If in the unlikely event there are less than 15 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date, then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival and will have a guide with you for the duration of your trip, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Finland is the Euro (EUR). The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). The currency in Norway is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £450 - £550 per person will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
21 Jan 201903 Feb 2019£399£2399£2798SOLD OUT
12 May 201924 May 2019£379£2199£2578Book Now
30 Jun 201912 Jul 2019£429£2399£2828Book Now
28 Oct 201910 Nov 2019£399£2099£2498Book Now
04 Nov 201917 Nov 2019£399£2349£2748Book Now
02 Dec 201915 Dec 2019£399£2499£2898Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Itinerary changes

The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times or sailing conditions. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however order of events and sightseeing may vary according to the local conditions.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Euro

Average Flying time

3 hours

Min/Max temperature

-14 °C / 15 °C

What to pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm clothing and thermals
  • Camera
  • Anti-bacterial hand gel
  • Long sleeve shirt and long trousers
  • Swimwear
  • Personal toiletries
  • First aid kit
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