WAITLIST (EJ)Scandinavia Northern Lights and Jingle Bells – 1 December 2024

18 Days

Embarking on a journey to witness the mystical phenomenon of the Northern Lights is a dream come true for keen travellers and nature enthusiasts alike. Imagine standing beneath a star-studded sky as vibrant ribbons of light dance overhead, illuminating the darkness with an otherworldly glow. Join us on an unforgettable adventure to Norway and Finland, where we explore the captivating landscapes, immerse ourselves in Nordic cultures, and chase the elusive Northern Lights.

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure, as Norway and Finland beckon you to chase the Northern Lights and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Finland & Norway
  • 18
  • 1 to 18 December 2024
  • Exclusive Journey (EJ)


1 to 18 December 2024

Duration: 18 Days – Oslo to Helsinki
inc 6 night Coastal Cruise on a new, well appointed, Havila Cruise Ship

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  • Exclusive, fully escorted, Travel with Me Journey
  • Price includes overnight Snow Train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
  • Based on departure 1 December 2024
  • Maximum of 18 guests
  • A deposit of $1000 is required within 7 days of booking
  • 2nd Deposit of $2000 due 10 May 2024
  • Finals are due 20 July 2024
  • Prices and Itinerary are subject to availability and subject to change without notice
  • Amendment and cancellation fees will apply both from the Supplier and Travel with Me
  • Cancellations prior to final payment will incur loss of deposit and after final payment, all monies are non refundable.
  • Please ask your Travel with Me, Consultant, for a competitive Travel Insurance quote as insurance is compulsory on all Travel with Me Exclusive and Private Journeys
  • Please ensure you have a current passport with a minimum of 6 months validity beyond the return date of your journey.

Price from $12998 pp Twin Share with inside cabin and from $13498 pp with seaview cabin.

Price from $16500 Solo Inside Cabin and from $17500 Solo Seaview cabin

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  • 6 night Norwegian Coastal Cruise with Havila Voyages, the Newest, Most Eco Friendly ships on the Norwegian Coastal route
  • Fully escorted by Travel with Me Director, Annette Porter
  • Stunning Train Journey on the Flam Railway
  • Spectacular Fjord Cruise on Ferry between Flam and Gudvangen
  • Ride the Funicular railway from Bergen to Mount Floyen
  • Visit a Reindeer Farm
  • Stay 2 nights Inari Wilderness Hotel in Aurora Cabin
  • Husky Sled Ride
  • Stay Arctic Snow Hotel in a glass igloo
  • Overnight Rail Journey with private cabin and ensuite Snow Train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
  • 2 nights in Tallinn, capital of Estonia


  • Whisper technology for the tour


  • Day Program Oslo Arrival
  • Arrival in Oslo
  • Coach transfer: Gardermoen Apt → Hotel
  • Special Welcome dinner with 1 drink
  • Overnight in Standard Room GRP at Clarion The Hub

Oslo – The City

With the mountains and the sea enhancing its innovative architecture, Oslo is a modern capital with a unique Nordic feeling. With plenty of state-of-the-art museums looking back at the city’s ancient past and cultural heritage, a cityscape scattered with artworks, and green areas just a step away from the bustling centre, Oslo is one of the most appealing urban destinations in the North.

Oslo – Do & See

Oslo is a lively city full of museums, art, and entertainment that will never leave visitors bored. Right in the city centre, Viking history and old wooden neighbourhood are just beside hip districts with innovative architecture and contemporary art. Festivals and concerts are held frequently all around the city.

Below is a list of the best things to do and see in Oslo, Norway:

Special Welcome Dinner and Drink

At the Clarion The Hub hotel – Oslo

Accommodation at Clarion Hotel The Hub


Breakfast at Hotel

Local guide for Oslo for 3 hours with Coach

  • Coach at disposal for 3 hours

Local guide for 3 hours

  • Your tour of Oslo will begin in the city’s centre, where you’ll see the Parliament building, the National Theatre, the new Opera House, and the Royal Residence. You’ll also see the City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented each year.Next, you’ll proceed to the Vigeland Sculpture Park where the work of Norway’s famous sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, is on display.

Entrance – Kon-Tiki Museum

The Kon-Tiki Museum is a museum in the Bygdøy peninsula in Oslo, Norway. It houses vessels and maps from the Kon-Tiki expedition, as well as a library with about 8,000 books. It was opened in a provisional building in 1949. In 1957, the current building—designed by architects

Afternoon at Leisure

Dinner at Local Restaurant – Location to be confirmed

Accommodation at Clarion Hotel The Hub

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Check out at Clarion Hotel The Hub

Luggage handling Oslo-Bergen

  • This is a safe and secure transportation of the luggage of customers using the train between Oslo and Bergen. Your luggage will be picked up from the hotel reception between 6:30 and 9:00 am. and will be delivered at 9:00 pm (at the latest) at the destination hotel, the same afternoon. You can leave the luggage at the reception the night before. If you arrive at your destination hotel one or two days later, we or the hotel, will store your luggage for free until you arrive.
    This service includes one suitcase per person
8:00 am – Departure 

Coach transfer: Hotel → Oslo Stations

Train from Oslo → Myrdal

  • Start your Norway in a Nutshell tour
  • Train from Oslo → Myrdal
    • On the train ride between Oslo and Myrdal, we come across Finse, the highest station on the line we are at 1222m. Once over the top and heading downhill the climate changes astonishingly. Myrdal is clearly on the maritime coast of Norway, milder and damper than what’s come before.

Train from Myrdal → Flåm (Norway’s best)

  • Train from Myrdal → Flåm
    • The Flaam Railway is one of Norway’s major and most spectacular tourist attractions. On the 20 km-long train ride, you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes. The train makes a photo stop at the beautiful Kjosfossen waterfall.


Check in at Flamsbrygga Hotel Flam

Flåmsbrygga is a cluster of buildings with hotel rooms in two buildings, conference rooms, Flåmstova Restaurant, Furukroa Cafè and Ægir BrewPub on the same property. The exteriors of the complex are modern and yet inspired by Norse building traditions.

Optional Fjord Sauna

Price per person shared 32 euro

1.5 hour private Sauna (max 12 people) 215 euro total

Special Dinner with 5 beer tasting

Accommodation at Flamsbrygga Hotel Flam

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Check out at Flamsbrygga Hotel Flam

Ferry crossing: Flåm → Gudvangen

  • Ferry crossing: Flåm → Gudvangen
    • The boat tour between Flåm and Gudvangen winds around precipitous mountains, mighty waterfalls and small homesteads that cling to the mountain sides. Along the way you can see Aurland´s stone church from the 1200’s and the village of Undredal. You will reach the Nærøyfjord, a minor fjord branching off from the Sognefjord, which is the world’s narrowest fjord and which was also added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2005.

Coach transfer: Gudvangen → Voss

  • Coach transfer: Gudvangen → Voss
    • Take the bus between Gudvangen and Voss. Here you can relax for a short time and enjoy the beautiful nature and waterfalls along the ride

Arrival in Voss and time at leisure for lunch

Train from Voss → Bergen

  • Train from Voss → Bergen
    • To get from Voss to Bergen/Bergen to Voss, you will take the last bit off Bergenbanen. Building work, which started in 1875, took 34 years to complete.


Coach transfer: Bergen station → Hotel

Bergen – The City

The city of Bergen is surrounded by seven mountains based around its harbour. In the Bergenhus district, there are well-preserved medieval buildings. On the other side of the harbour is the Klosteret area, which has beautiful 18th-century wooden houses and charming alleys where you can take a stroll out to the Nordnes peninsula. The city centre extends from the main square, Torget, to the Nygård area, where most shops and restaurants can be found.

Bergen was involved in trade with countries all over Europe and was awarded its city charter as early as 1070 by King Olav Kyrre. Contacts with the Hanseatic League allowed Bergen to export fish and import important supplies of grain. In the harbour, which is called Vågen, you can still see parts of the Bryggen, the old Hanseatic Wharf. The old wooden buildings are on the UNESCO world heritage list and have been damaged by fire several times.

From March to May, you can hear drummers marching through the streets – this is the Buekorps, a relic from the days when every Norwegian city had its own militia, but nowadays, it is children who make up the teams of drummers.

Bergen has a rich cultural scene and two major festivals: Bergen Festspel and Nattjazzen. The composer Edvard Grieg grew up here and his home, Troldhaugen, has been turned into a museum. In recent years, a number of artists from Bergen, including Kings of Convenience, Annie and Röyksopp, have achieved international success.

Bergen – Do & See

Bergen is beautifully situated right by the stunning Norwegian fjords. The scenic landscapes are a major part of the experience. Hiking is one popular alternative, as are horseback riding and boat trips.

Accommodation and dinner at Clarion Admiral Bergen

Breakfast, Dinner

Check out at Clarion Admiral Bryggen

Breakfast at hotel

Local Guide for 2 hours

  • A guided tour of the city, including a visit to the famous Fish and Flower Market, the old Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, the popular Hanseatic Quarter and the ancient Maria Church.Bergen was founded in 1070 A.D. During the 12th and 13th centuries, when the Kingdom of Norway was at the peak of its power, Bergen was the capital of Norway. The Norwegian kings resided here, and many historical events took place in this busy port, which in those days had no fewer than 27 churches and abbeys. Bergen owed wealth and prominence to the fish export trade – mainly dried fish which was one of the most important products of the Middle Ages.

Return Ticket – Fløibanen

  • The funicular railway is one of Norway’s most famous attractions. The trip starts from the city centre of Bergen and takes you 320 metres above sea level. In just 6 minutes, you’ll find yourself on top of Mount Fløyen where you can enjoy the magnificent view of Bergen and its surroundings. There’s also a restaurant, cafeteria, souvenir shop and children’s playground. You can also explore the area and go on a hike, there are many trails to discover Fløyen.

Time for lunch and rest of the day at leisure before going to the Havila pier

Coach transfer: Hotel → Havila pier

Bergen to Kirkenes Cruise – Havila Lines


Voyage North

Bergen → Kirkenes

7 days
34 ports

  • Geirangerfjorden*
  • Ålesund
  • The arctic circle
  • North Cape
  • Tromsø

Sailing schedule

On the northbound voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, you will visit some of the world’s most beautiful fjords, cross the Arctic Circle and sail around the North Cape plateau, at the very top of Europe, during the daytime.

Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner included

The ships can be viewed here



Cabins can be viewed here 


Havila Cruise – Day 1

The journey starts in Bergen, the capital of western Norway, with the colourful and UNESCO-listed warehouses in Bryggen. Take the funicular railway, Fløibanen, up to one of the lookout points, sample the seafood at the fish market or take a stroll through the narrow streets and along the quays of the lively harbour. Bergen is the gateway to the Norwegian fjords and the start of your coastal adventure.

Dinner on vessel

Accommodation on vessel

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast on vessel


Havila Line Ports: Florø – Måløy – Torvik – Ålesund – Geiranger*/Hjørundfjorden*- Ålesund – Molde

After the first night on board, you can start your day by waving to the Havila Voyages headquarters just off Torvik. Ålesund, is renowned for its art nouveau architecture with beautiful brick houses and warehouses. In the summer, you can continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geiranger Fjord, which has steep mountainsides and dramatic waterfalls.

Lunch on Vessel

Dinner on Vessel

Accommodation on vessel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on vessel


Havila Lines – Ports: Kristiansund – Trondheim – Rørvik

It is morning when we dock in the historic city of Trondheim, which was founded over a thousand years ago. Nidaros Cathedral is the landmark of the city; it is Norway’s national shrine and one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe. After our visit here, the voyage continues out into the fjord, into an abundant archipelago and heads for northern Norway.

Lunch on Vessel

Dinner on Vessel

Accommodation on vessel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on vessel


Havila Lines – Ports: Brønnøysund – Sandnessjøen – Nesna – Ørnes – Bodø – Stamsund – Svolvær

On this stretch, we mark crossing the Arctic Circle with a ceremony and continue onward into the Arctic regions. It means midnight sun in the summer, while winter days are merely a shade less dark than night-time and, possibly, Northern Lights in the evenings. Nature is powerful with northern Scandinavia’s largest glacier, the world’s strongest tidal current and encounters with the majestic sea eagle. In the evening, Lofoten’s fishing villages, steep mountains and Vikings await.

Lunch on Vessel

Dinner on Vessel

Accommodation on vessel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on vessel


Havila Lines – Ports: Stokmarknes – Sortland – Risøyhamn – Harstad – Finnsnes – Tromsø – Skervøy

The voyage continues on through narrow fjords and past wild mountains to Tromsø, a city characterised by hunting and fishing, polar expeditions and courage. Now you have also reached the land of the Sami, Norway’s indigenous people. Meeting the Sami and their reindeer while hearing about the Sami culture is a unique experience you will remember.

Optional Excursions

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on vessel


Havila Lines Ports: Hammerfest – Havøysund – Honningsvåg – Kjøllefjord – Mehamn – Berlevåg

As far north as you can get – by land and sea. For many, the visit to the North Cape is a high point and a goal for voyages along the Norwegian coast. Up here in the polar landscape, nature is at its harshest and most desolate, but between bare plains and rugged cliffs people cling on and reap nature’s bounty. You can also have a taste of the catch. How about some king crab?

Lunch on Vessel

Dinner on Vessel

Accommodation on vessel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on vessel


Havila Lines – Ports: Båtsfjord – Vardø – Vadsø – Kirkenes

You are now as far east on your voyage as you can go. The border with Russia is only a few kilometres away, and the road signs in Kirkenes are in Norwegian and Russian. You can go as far as the border on one of our excursions, or how about a visit to the Snow hotel where everything is made of ice and snow?

Disembark in Kirkenes and depart to Inari

Siida Museum

The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida is located in the town of Inari, in the Sámi Homeland. The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre are responsible for organizing activities at Siida. The exhibitions and events give the visitors a window into the north providing information on the ancient and vibrant Sámi culture and arctic nature.

Lunch at Aanaar restaurant

Visit Reindeer Farm with hot drink served in the Kota

Visit to a local reindeer farm for a Sami reindeer experience. Learn more about the local reindeer and reindeer herding. Enjoy coffee/tea and pastry by open fire in a Kota hut and hear stories about the Sami culture and handicrafts.

Accommodation Inari Wilderness Hotel – Aurora Cabin

Accommodation and Dinner at Wilderness Hotel Inari

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Husky Farm Visit + short sled ride

Visit a husky kennel and meet these happy animals. The owner of the dogyard will present the team of dogs, explain how they leave and how they are trained. It will be possible to spend time with the huskies and pet them. Afterwards, try a short dogsled tour to experience the thrill!

Lunch 3 course in Ivalo – Location to be confirmed

Afternoon at leisure for possible optional activities

We have a list of the activities but in this moment it is hard to promise that all these will be available for the group: these activities follow a certain schedule that the hotel decides so not all of them are available on individual basis for that afternoon/evening. Though, if we have several people interested in the same activity we can ask the hotel to operate it only for us:

  • Cross Country Skiing 2 hrs 75€
  • Gentle Snowshoeing 2 hrs 75€
  • Ice fishing trip with snowmobile sleigh 4 hrs 180€
  • Snowmobile safari 2 hrs 130€
  • Sami Culture with Lappish Dinner (min. 10 pers) 2-3 hrs 90€
  • Aurora Camp 2,5 hrs 130€
  • Aurora Snowmobiling 2,5 hrs 160€
  • Aurora Snowshoeing 2,5 hrs 120€
  • Aurora Heated sledge 2,5 hrs 150€

The hotel will be able to give me the schedule later in the year, but normally what I do in these cases is to suggest to offer 2 excursions max so that we get good numbers and we can do the excursion at any time

Dinner at Wilderness Hotel Inari

Accommodation Inari Wilderness Hotel – Aurora Cabin

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Check out at Inari Wilderness Hotel

Coach transfer from Inari to Rovaniemi

Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi

Today we visit the world famous Santa Claus Village, where you will have free time to explore, and maybe see Santa!

Drink at Artic Snow Hotel

Check in at Arctic Snow Hotel

  • Full board overnight in Glass igloo 1-2 pax at Arctic Snow Hotel
    • 20m² in size and suitable for 1-3 persons. Each glass igloo has its own toilet and shower as well as refrigerator, electric kettle, hairdryer. There are two twin beds as due to the motorization feature of the beds there can’t be a double bed.
      The glass-roofed igloos provide you the opportunity to sleep beneath the starry skies and the Northern Lights when they appear. Each igloo is extremely well heat insulated.

Dinner at Artic Snow Hotel

Accommodation at Arctic Snow Hotel in Glass Igloo

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Check out at Arctic Snow Hotel

Secret of the Antler

Depart hotel, and transfer to the workshop and home of two artisans Irene and Ari Kangasniemi. The Artisan Studio & Home visit: Explore with us the versatile use of reindeer antlers as a material used in handicrafts and the fascinating history of working antlers. We will demonstrate for you how antler is worked while telling you stories about reindeer and living in the vast expanses of Lapland. As we reveal to you some of our professional skills, you will have the opportunity to make your own souvenir of your visit. We will also tell you about other materials collected from Lapland’s nature for use in handicrafts.

The SECRET OF THE ANTLER is one of our most popular handicraft programs. At our handicraft workshop, you get the chance to make your own small object made from reindeer antler.

Following this, you will be taken to explore our genuine, Lappish home and way of life. The local cuisine will naturally become familiar as we drink a cup of tea with home made sweets while sitting around the table in our private home. The cosy warmth of the wood-fired baking oven takes away any chill the winter may bring.

End of the activity and time

Optional afternoon tours in Rovaniemi

3h Snowshoes – EUR 85 pp

Capture the true feeling of the Arctic on this snowshoe adventure, where you’ll journey through the picturesque snowy countryside of Lapland and experience the silence and beauty of wintry forests. Have a break by an open fire and enjoy some snacks while the only sound you’ll hear is the soothing sough of the forest and the campfire

2h Snowmobile Safari – EUR 98 pp

The best way to get to the heart of nature – and back. During this fun safari, you’ll learn how to ride a snowmobile along a frozen river valley and through snow covered forests. Enjoy the beautiful views of the river valley from the hilltops. A break with hot beverages will keep your motor running.

Overnight Train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in private cabins with ensuites



Transfer to Hotel

Breakfast at hotel

Helsinki – The City

Helsinki is unique among Northern European cities. The lifestyle in the second-most northern capital city in the world is full of contrasts and activities in the form of hundreds of events and friendly people. Helsinki’s identity has been formed by cultural influences from both the East and West.

The archipelago that surrounds Helsinki with hundreds of tiny islands creates an idyllic environment for cruises, for example.

Over 450 years of history, several architectural layers and the impact of different periods can be clearly seen in Helsinki. Finnish design has also made the country’s capital city world famous.

The beauty of the surrounding nature blends seamlessly together with high-tech achievements, while old traditions mix with the latest contemporary trends. The city centre has many beautiful parks, and the nearby forests offer an ideal setting for peaceful and quiet walks.

Helsinki’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs.

Everything is nearby – Helsinki is a pocket-sized metropolis that is ideal for visitors!

Guided City Tour Helsinki

Helsinki is one of Europe’s most modern and culturally progressive cities, yet it remains in touch with an intriguing history stretching back over 450 years. On this tour, you’ll see the city’s most significant and impressive landmarks such as the Senate Square and the Lutheran cathedral, the elegant Uspenski Cathedral, the unique Temppeliaukio Rock Church, the Sibelius Monument and many more.

Free time in the afternoon

Helsinki – Do & See

Helsinki is a great city to wander around in, and many attractions are located within walking distance from the town centre. But, if you need to rest your legs or maybe don’t have much time, the tram is an excellent option! It will take you around the city in an effective way and you will be able to see many interesting things along your journey.

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at hotel and checkout.


This morning a guided tour to the second oldest city in Finland, Porvoo before boarding the ferry for Tallinn.

Porvoo was an important trading post as far back as the 13th century. You’ll see the red riverside warehouses that have become the symbol of Porvoo and it is said that they are the most photographed attraction in the country.

You’ll also visit the Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Finland.

The town has become a magnet for many artists who have lived and worked in the town. Finnish national poet J.L. Runeberg, painter Albert Edelfeldt, and sculptor Ville Vallgren have all been inspired by Porvoo’s charm.

Ferry Crossing Helsinki – Tallinn

Transfer and Check in to Telegraaf Hotel

Dinner tonight at nearby local restaurant

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at Hotel

Tallinn – The City

Tallinn’s pride and joy is its historic Old Town, an enchanting neighborhood of centuries-old streets, houses, towers and squares that looks like it was torn right from the pages of a storybook. On the other hand, threaded through that same Old Town and its environs are cutting-edge restaurants, cafés and clubs that give Tallinn its energy and buzz.

3 hour walking tour in Tallinn

Farewell Dinner at Medieval Restaurant in Tallinn

Accommodation at Telegraaf Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at Hotel.

Coach transfer to Pier.


Ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki Pier and transfer to Helsinki Airport for onward flights




  • 2 x Clarion The Hub , Standard Room GRP
  • 1 x Flåmsbrygga Hotel Standard Room GRP view
  • 1 x Clarion Admiral Bergen Standard Room
  • 2 x Wilderness Hotel Inari Aurora Cabin
  • 1 x Arctic Snow Hotel Glass igloo 1-2 pax
  • Overnight in private cabin on the Snow Train from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
  • 1 x Hotel Haven Helsinki or similar
  • 2 x Telegraaf Hotel, Tallinn
  • 1 x Whisper technology for the whole tour
  • 1 x Local guide Oslo with coach for 3 hours
  • 1 x Special Welcome dinner with 1 drink
  • 1 x Entrance - Kon-Tiki Museum
  • 1 x Dinner at local restaurant Oslo
  • 1 x Luggage handling at Oslo
  • 1 x Train from Oslo → Myrdal
  • 1 x Train from Myrdal → Flåm
  • 1 x Ferry crossing: Flåm → Gudvangen
  • 1 x Train from Voss → Bergen
  • 1 x Local guide for 2 hours
  • 1 x Return Ticket - Fløibanen
  • 1 x Entrance - Siida Museum
  • 1 x Lunch at Aanaar Restaurant or similar
  • 1 x Visit Reindeer Farm with hot drink served in the Kota
  • 1 x Husky Farm Visit + short sled ride
  • 1 x Lunch in Ivalo
  • 1 x Drink - Arctic Snow Hotel
  • 1 x Secret of the Antler
  • 1 x Flight RVN HEL, economy class
  • 1 x Local guide for 3 hours
  • 1 x Ferry crossing: Helsinki → Tallinn inc transfers from/to hotel
  • 1 x Local guide for 3 hours
  • 1 x Medieval Dinner - Mastercook's feast - Olde Hansa
  • 1 x Ferry crossing: Tallinn → Helsinki
  • All breakfasts included
  • All Dinners included
  • 6 x Norwegian Coastal Cruise with Havila Voyages - Including all meals


  • International flight tickets
  • Norwegian coastal voyage optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature.

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WAITLIST (EJ)Scandinavia Northern Lights and Jingle Bells – 1 December 2024