We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about our self-guided tours, travelling with the DFDS ship, boarding flights or trains, driving in Iceland, and other useful information for your travels.
We recommend you wait to book flights to Scandinavia, and other parts of your travels, until we can confirm your desired travel dates for this tour. This is due to varying availabilities aboard Norway cruises, as included in this package. Contact us for more details.
COMBINATION OF SELF-GUIDED & SELF-DRIVE TOUR
This tour is a combination of self-guided travel in Scandinavia and a self-drive tour in Iceland.
INDEPENDENT TRAVEL FROM STOCKHOLM TO BERGEN
This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodations and train / ferry tickets (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train / ferry departure points by the specified times.
SELF-DRIVE TOUR IN ICELAND
This is a self-drive tour where our guests follow a detailed personalised itinerary during their road trip in Iceland; no dedicated driver or tour guide on behalf of Nordic Visitor is included. All accommodations, the rental car, airport transfers will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor (as specified in the itinerary).
TALLINK SILJA LINE FERRY HELSINKI TO TALLINN
You will go from Helsinki to Tallinn by a 2-hour ferry on either Star or Megastar. There are several departures during the day, but we usually book the mid-morning departure.
Departure from Helsinki: 10:30
Arrival in Tallinn: 12:30
TALLINK SILJA LINE CRUISE TALLINN TO STOCKHOLM
To travel from Tallinn to Stockholm, you will board an overnight cruise on either the Tallink Silja Line Baltic Queen or Victoria I. You will stay in a cabin with a sea view, including a private toilet and shower facilities. On board you‘ll be able to partake in some tax-free shopping, enjoy the provided entertainment, and take advantage of the cafés and restaurants.
Departure from Tallinn: 18:00
Arrival in Stockholm: 10:15
FLIGHT FROM STOCKHOLM TO COPENHAGEN
Included in the package is a flight between Stockholm and Copenhagen. The direct flight takes approximately 1h10 min. Baggage allowance per person is 20kg per checked bag and 8 kg per carry-on bag. Most days offer flights at mid-day but in some cases, you may be booked on a morning or evening flight. Your travel consultant will book the best option for your travel dates. Please note that airport transfer from your hotel in Stockholm to the airport is not included nor the train from Copenhagen airport to the hotel. We recommend Arlanda Express Train, a short 18-minute train ride to the airport from city center.
WOULD YOU RATHER TAKE THE TRAIN?
If you prefer to travel from Stockholm to Copenhagen by rail instead of flying, we would be happy to arrange that for you. In the summer months, the trains conduct track maintenance and there might be changes in the route and extending the journey from the standard duration of 5 hours and 10 minutes. The train tickets might not be bookable until 30 days prior departure. In the meantime, we will book the rest of the travel arrangements for you. Please select the train option during the booking steps online.
The overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo includes cabin accommodation (comfort or quality cabin with windows) with private facilities, and breakfast is included. There are two ships operating the route, Pearl Seaways and Crown Seaways, and each ship can accommodate approx. 1800 passengers. On board you find restaurants, bars and activities.
Departure from Copenhagen: 14:15
Arrival in Oslo: 09:15
The cruise includes cabin accommodation (unspecified cabin with windows/port holes) with private facilities, and breakfast is included. All ships have restaurants, a cafeteria, laundry room, WIFI and on-board activities. The Hurtigruten Coastal voyages are not like conventional cruises as there are 11 different ships that vary in size and age that sail the Norwegian coast on different dates. Optional shore excursions are available onboard, and we recommend that you pre-book them (can be done until 4 weeks prior to arrival depending on availability. We are unable to offer guaranteed cabin numbers for port-to-port and short voyages (less than 5 nights). You can disembark the ship in ports where the stop is for more than 30 minutes.
NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL® TOUR
Included is the famous Norway in a nutshell tour, from Bergen to Oslo, where you will travel by train, bus and ferries among beautiful scenery and charming villages. This journey is a combination of train, cruise and bus. Transfer points and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced. You will receive a ticket with information about transfer points and timings with your final travel documents. Here is the departure timings along with the approximate duration of the journey.
Journey to Flåm:
Departure from Bergen Central Station: 08:39 - Arrival in Flåm Village: 13:30
Duration: 5.5 hours
Journey to Oslo:
Departure from Flåm: 12:20 - Arrival in Oslo: 19:05
Duration: 6 hours & 45 minutes
FLIGHT FROM OSLO TO REYKJAVIK
Included in the package is a direct flight between Oslo and Reykjavik. The flight takes approx. 2h50 min. Baggage allowance per person is 20kg per suitcase and 8 kg per hand luggage. The flight schedule varies, and your travel consultant will book the best option for your travel dates. Please note that transfer to Oslo airport is not included.
SAFE DRIVING IN ICELAND
It is critical that you are aware of driving laws and potential road hazards in Iceland. We strongly recommend taking a few minutes to read from our online travel guide about driving in Iceland. Nordic Visitor self-drive customers also receive a brochure about driving in Iceland on arrival.
WHAT TO PACK
If booking the additional luggage transfer - an overnight bag in Flåm
Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip is useful for some activities in Iceland
Light gloves, hat and scarf
Lip balm and moisturiser
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Eye shades, as some visitors find it difficult to sleep with the light of the midnight sun in Iceland
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.