Meet up with your fellow tour members and Dutch Tour Escorts on site in Rosenfelde, North Germany (45 miles east of Kiel). There will be an evening welcome meal on site.
Overnight at Rosenfelde campsite.
Drive to Puttgarden (23 miles) via Fehmarn island for the 45 minute ferry crossing to Rødby in Denmark. Travel onto the campsite in Strøby (76 miles), 36 miles from Copenhagen.
Overnight at Strøby campsite.
Drive to Helsingør (57 miles) for the 20 minute ferry crossing to Helsingborg in Sweden, travel to the campsite in Gränna at Vättern Lake (168 miles).
2 nights at Gränna campsite.
Day at leisure in Gränna. Why not visit a local bakery and try some of the peppermint rock ‘polkagris’ that has been produced in Gränna since 1859? Or take the ferry across the water to Visingsö and walk or cycle around this tranquil island to discover its history.
Travel to Skärholmen near Stockholm (174 miles).
3 nights at Skärholmen campsite.
A coach excursion to Sweden’s capital Stockholm. There will be a coach tour of this vibrant city and highlights will include the Vasa Museum, home to the only preserved 17th century ship in the world and a visit to the town hall. Lunch with a drink is included.
A day at leisure in Skärholmen/Stockholm. Public transport runs close to the campsite if you wish to re-visit Stockholm, or you can relax and enjoy a quieter day on site next to the tranquil setting of Lake Mälaren.
Travel to Sandarne continuing north through Sweden (168 miles).
Overnight at Sandarne campsite.
Travel to Sollefteå (168 miles).
2 nights at Sollefteå campsite.
A day at leisure in Sollefteå. The centre of Sollefteå where you can enjoy the cafes, shops and restaurants is only 400m from the campsite. Or visit Ragunda and see the Thai pavillion, built to commemorate King Chulalongkorn of Siam’s visit in 1897.
Travel to Arvidsjaur, in the centre of the Swedish Sami region (230 miles).
Overnight at Arvidsjaur campsite.
Continue north via the Storforsen rapids, northern Europe’s highest untamed rapids, to Luleå (93 miles).
2 nights at Luleå campsite.
Day at leisure in Luleå. Why not visit Gammelstad church town, a UNESCO site where you will find 400 pretty red church cottages surrounding the medieval stone church? It is the most extensive and best preserved example of a church town in Sweden.
Today you will travel to Rovaniemi in Finland and cross the Arctic Circle (155 miles). In the late afternoon you will go by coach to the home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. Here you will join in a special ceremony to acknowledge crossing the Arctic Circle.
2 nights at Rovaniemi campsite.
Day at leisure in Rovaniemi. Why not visit Arktikum, a fascinating museum and science centre where you can find out all about life in the Arctic north?
Continue your drive through Finland to Inari (199 miles).
3 nights at Inari campsite.
Today there will be a visit to a reindeer farm by coach where you will have the opportunity to learn about the life of the Sami people, the indigenous population of this area. More will be learnt about Sami traditions during the visit to the museum in Inari. Lunch and a drink is included.
A day at leisure in Inari. Why not visit the local galleries and boutiques to pick up some authentic Sami textiles or woodwork? Or hike to the Pielpajärvi Wilderness church, first built in 1646.
Travel to Russenes in Norway (155 miles).
Overnight at Russenes campsite.
Travel to the northernmost campsite of the tour in Honningsvåg (62 miles). In the evening you will go to the North Cape (own vehicles used).
2 nights at Honningsvåg campsite.
A day at leisure in Honningsvåg when you may wish to re-visit the North Cape or perhaps take a whale watching cruise. The fjords and waterfalls in the area provide great photo opportunities and the local silversmiths and potteries offer a spot of shopping for holiday keepsakes.
Begin the fabulous journey along Norway’s stunning west coast to Øvre-Alta (131 miles). In the evening there will be a group barbecue and a drink on site.
2 nights at Øvre-Alta campsite.
A day at leisure in Øvre-Alta. Why not visit the World Heritage Rock Art Centre in Alta to find out about the rock drawings from this area which date back some 7,000 years? Next to the museum is one of the five open air rock sites in Alta where you can appreciate these drawings in their authentic location.
Travel to Skibotn, which is on the south eastern shore of the Lyngen fjord (170 miles).
2 nights at Skibotn campsite.
An excursion by coach to Tromsø. You will visit the fascinating Polar Museum to find out about the history of polar expeditions and there will also be a visit to the stunningly visual Tromsdalen church otherwise known as The Arctic Cathedral. Enjoy lunch and a drink.
Travel to Gullesfjord (225 miles).
Overnight at Gullesfjord campsite.
Travel by road to Stave which is on the island of Andøya on the north Lofoten islands (70 miles).
2 nights at Stave campsite.
A day at leisure in Stave which is an ideal place to take a whale watching cruise or soak up the spectacular scenery.
Travel to Kabelvåg on the south Lofoten islands (127 miles). Steep mountains, crystal seas, fishing and long summer nights - the Lofoten islands are a highlight of this trip.
4 nights at Kabelvåg campsite.
A day at leisure on the Lofoten Islands. There is so much to do in this magnificent part of Norway; you can take a boat trip, go for hikes or enjoy a spot of fishing.
A day excursion by coach to explore some of the highlights of the Lofoten islands. You will travel back in time at the Viking museum, visit the fishing village of Ä and finish the day at Henningsvær with its picture postcard harbour where you will have an evening meal and drink.
Enjoy another day at leisure.
Travel to Fauske (180 miles) via the Lødingen-Bognes ferry crossing (1 hour crossing). Ferry crossing is payable at the port.
Overnight at Fauske campsite.
Travel to Mosjøen (165 miles). Today you will cross out of the Arctic Circle.
Overnight at Mosjøen campsite.
Travel to Namsos (155 miles). This area is renowned for its waterfalls, salmon and hang gliders.
Overnight at Namsos campsite.
Travel to Malvik (110 miles). Continue to enjoy the fjords, forests, glaciers and mountains.
2 nights at Malvik campsite.
A day excursion by coach to Trondheim for a city tour including a visit to the Ringve museum, which is Norway's national museum for music and musical instruments. You will also visit the Nidaros cathedral which dates back to 1070. Enjoy lunch and a drink.
Travel to Åndalsnes (205 miles).
3 nights at Åndalsnes campsite.
Days 39 - 40
Days at leisure in Åndalsnes. You can drive along the famous National Tourist Route known as the “Golden Route” to the Geiranger Fjord and marvel at the beautiful landscape and the engineering behind these mountain roads. Or perhaps take a drive to visit the beautiful town and archipelago of Ålesund.
Travel to Lom (117 miles). Enjoy a group evening meal and drink on site.
Overnight at Lom campsite.
Travel to Lærdal (181 miles) which entails taking a short fjord ferry crossing at Manheller - Lodnes (payable locally).
2 nights at Lærdal campsite.
A day at leisure in Lærdal which is well located for hiking and you could visit the stave church
located in the village of Borgund.
Travel to Gvarv i Telemark, the last stop in Norway (202 miles). This area is famous for its apples and cherries.
Overnight at Gvarv campsite.
Travel to Larvik (45 miles) for the ferry to Hirtshals in Denmark (3 hours 45 minute crossing). It is then a 42 mile drive to the campsite in Aalborg.
2 nights at Aalborg campsite.
A day at leisure in Aalborg. A path from the campsite takes you to Limfjorden where you can enjoy a lovely view. From here if you wish you can take a small ferry on a short crossing to the tiny island of Egholm with approximately 55 inhabitants. From across the water you can hear the sounds of Aalborg from the little oasis of Egholm. In the evening you will enjoy a group farewell dinner and a drink.
End of tour arrangements. Your Tour Specialist can recommend and book other sites for your return journey.
Approximate tour mileage: 3950