b"Havoysund 1ARCTIC CIRCLE Tromso 1 1 SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA YOUR ITINERARY Trollfjord 1 KirkenesDays 1-2 - London and Oslo OrnesWe fly from London Heathrow to Oslo, transferring to a local restaurantRorvik 1for dinner on arrival and checking into our hotel. Day 2 starts with aTrondheim 2guided tour. Beginning at the avant-garde opera house, we continue to the Akershus Fortress and Kvadraturen - the oldest existing district in Oslo. Your afternoon is free in the Norwegian capital.Oslo 2Days 3-5 - The Dovre Railway, Trondheim and Arctic cruise Nights in hotel Nights on ship Rail ShipWe journey to Trondheim on Day 3, travelling by train along the Dovre Railway through the picturesque Gudbrandsdalen Valley and theTOUR HIGHLIGHTSlofty Bovrefjell mountain range. Day 4 is free in Trondheim. On Day 5 we transfer to Trondheims port to begin a four-night cruise aboardCruise across scenic Arctic a Havila ship, which takes us across northern Norway in comfort,fjords. with excellent facilities on board. Heading into open water, we passJourney on the Dovre Railway. the Kjeungskjr Lighthouse, a bright red octagonal structure at the meeting point of Trondheimsfjord and the North Sea. We navigate theUncover Troms, the capital of narrow strait of Stokksund on our way to Rrvik. Arctic Norway.Day 6 - The Arctic Circle, Bod and the Lofoten Islands Discover the beautiful Lofoten Continuing our cruise northwards, we cross the 66.5 degrees NorthIsles and Kirkenes.latitude, celebrating as we enter the Arctic Circle. We reach rnesEnjoy lunch in a Viking and drop anchor, with the option to visit Bods Salmon Centre for alonghouse.guided tour, learning about one of Norways most important industries. Back on board this afternoon, we catch our first sight of the LofotenWHAT'S INCLUDEDIslands. Described as Europes most dramatic and spectacular isles, the Lofoten Islands are tethered to mainland Norway by a series of bridges that resemble spiky teeth. Home to small fishing communities, theirUK Tour Manager throughouthouses built on timber piles with seawater under the floorboards, andFlights from London Heathrow to imposing cliffs, we navigate the strait of Raftsundet before reaching theOslo and from Kirkenes to London sapphire waters of the tapering Trollfjord. Heathrow via OsloDay 7 - Risyhamn and TromsAll rail and coach transfersThis morning we sail past Risyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes, catchingLuggage transfers on some a glimpse of everyday life in the Arctic. We disembark at Troms,sections of the tourthe largest city in northern Norway. Here you can make the most of more optional excursions, including a cable car ride up one of the5 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel surrounding mountains or time at Tromss unique cathedral. Re- accommodationboarding our ship, we cruise through bountiful waters, home to orcas,4-night Arctic Cruise on a Havila humpback whales and a wide variety of Arctic birds. Departures inshipSeptember may also experience the magical Northern Lights.Day 8 - North Cape and Honningsvg20 meals including 9 breakfasts, 4 Today takes us to Norways North Cape where the icy waters of thelunches and 7 dinnersArctic and Atlantic Oceans mix. During summer we may chance uponAll tour excursionsherds of reindeer, as the northernmost strip of land here is dotted with settlements of indigenous Sami people. We disembark at Havysund and visit the worlds most northerly fishing village as well as the North2021 DEPARTURECape Plateau before continuing to Honningsvg. Here, you can join an optional guided tour of the Northern Cape before we make our way toSep 13 2,795Kjllefjord to learn about the traditional way of life of the Sami people. On our June departure, we may even see the Midnight Sun.2022 DEPARTURESDays 9-10 - Kirkenes and London May 13 2,395 Aug 6 2,495Our cruise ends and we disembark at Kirkenes for the night, a cityJun 7 2,495 Sep 14 2,395situated on the Finnish-Russian border. Were met by a local guide for aJul 7 2,595coach tour that takes us to the scenic shores of Langfjorden ahead of aTour Code: NLJ| per person based on 2 visit to the Svanhovd Botanical Gardens. After a three-course lunch in asharing. Deposit from 390 per person. replica of a traditional Viking longhouse, we continue to a nearby huskySupplement for solo travellers from 965. Cabin kennel. On Day 10, we board our flight to London Heathrow, travellingupgrades available from 145 per person. Please via Oslo. note the itinerary for 2021 departures may differ, please call for more details. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceCall us on 01904 521990 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 17"