DAY 1 - Start Copenhagen
Good morning globe-roamers and welcome to the colourful city of Copenhagen. After a bit of a mingle with the new squad we'll enjoy an included dinner before heading off out to gaze at the waterways, admire the elegant locals with their Scandi Chic fashion, and watch the bridges come to life with bicycle lights. After getting acquainted with the local sights, we'll look forward to our full day in the city tomorrow.
DAY 2 - Copenhagen
Constantly named amongst the most livable cities in the world, Copenhagen is an artwork of locals on bicycles, Danish pastries in cute café windows, & Renaissance architecture. Being a bustling university town and home to the hippie hood of Freetown Christiania, nightlife and unique culture can be found at every turn.
DAY 3 - Copenhagen to Oslo
Before you go bursting out of your travel clothes thanks to your new-found pastry dependency, we're bailing on Denmark. Next stop: Norway!
To the call of castles, fresh seafood, & pretty parks, we respond! Today we're taking on Norway. We'll be surrounded by 200 bronze statues eating Krumkaker pastries before we can say "jeg elsker Norge!" (that's "I love Norway," folks).
DAY 4 - Oslo
Oslo, both the capital and biggest city of Norway, is a riverside metropolis back-dropped by mountains of greenery and filled with easy-going culture. Pottering around museums and pretty buildings will keep us busy by day, while taking a stroll through the city should keep you busy by night.
DAY 5 - Oslo to Voss via Hardangervidda
Though you'll feel like you know Norway inside out by now, you can't really grasp the country until you've witnessed its great open plains & small country towns...
Before we arrive in our overnight hub, we'll coast through the rugged river and rock landscapes of Telemark and Hardangervidda regions, with nature worthy of an Instagram or two...
Tonight's stop, Voss is the adventure capital of Norway. We'll take the chilled out approach here, with a night of relaxing and getting to know the crew in our lakefront lodge, it's like waking up in a movie.
DAY 6 - Voss
The adventure capital of Norway is all ours to explore today! We know, we know, it can get a bit overwhelming: but if you're stumped for ideas, we recommended joining us on a guided hiking tour, soaking up all of that dramatic scenery and feeling zen as we explore winding hiking trails. Alternatively, if you're looking for something a bit more fast paced, you could try your hand at white water rafting. Breathless and giddy from the day's adventures, we'll regroup with dinner at one of the local restaurants that offer delicious and traditional Norwegian food.
DAY 7 - Voss to Geiranger via Sognefjord
The outdoor vibes don't end today, we'll be getting back to nature from sun up 'til sun down. Wild animals and spectacular scenery are on the cards so keep that camera of yours charged to full.
Norwegian countryside and pretty waterfalls will highlight our journey to the 200km long Sognefjord, a sight set to take your breath away.
After lunch at Boyabreen glacier - which will see you pondering more rural life goals - we'll continue our journey to Geiranger Fjord where we'll spend the night surrounded by some of mother nature's finest.
DAY 8 - Geiranger to Lillehammer
We've got more spectacular natural beauty to check out today. First we'll take a cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord, a UNESCO listed fairytale of a place with wild waterfalls, snow-capped peaks and vibrant green foliage. After managing to close our jaws again, we'll stop at the famous alpine ski resort of Lillehammer.
Upon arrival we could take a stroll through the city or hop on the Lillehammer Olympic Track bobsleigh, Northern Europe's only artificially frozen bob. All done for the day? We've got more epic surprises tomorrow, so make sure to rest up.
DAY 9 - Lillehammer to Dalarna
Rise and shine! More adventures await. Today we're crossing the border from Norway to Sweden, so keep an eye out for the famous Vasaloppet start line.
A picture perfect land of fairytale forests, painted cottages and gorgeous rolling hills, Dalarna will take our breath away upon arrival. The centrepiece is the shimmering lake, so we'll let you enjoy the lake for a few hours (kayaking or maybe just a sauna, depending on your vibe) and then we've got a special visit to a working Alaskan Husky Kennel, where we'll meet some of the local very good boys. Want to experience more of the surroundings? Take a short hike to see where bears live and hibernate, with an optional Bear Hike. Just try not to wake one up.
DAY 10 - Dalarna to Stockholm
Leaving Dalarna behind, and saying farewell to Sweden's national symbol, the orange Dala horse, we're headed to the capital today! Stockholm, here we come!
Checking into our extremely stylish Generator hostel, why settle in for the night? Opt for a traditional meatball dinner or Fotografiska evening, setting us up ready for a day of adventure's in the capital tomorrow!
DAY 11 - Stockholm
Wander the quaint medieval streets of Gamla Stan & try to catch the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace. All that ground covered will earn you some Swedish salmon & an Absolut on the rocks.
DAY 12 - Stockholm to Tallinn
Welcome to Tallinn, Estonia's elegant capital. We'll let you explore this beautiful Baltic city for a few hours, after which our TM will give you an orientation tour, followed by a local dinner at F HOONE, with its menu of healthy but seriously delicious local delicacies.
DAY 13 - Tallinn
Tallinn is all yours for the day, so go out and find out what makes this place so special. One of Europe's hidden gems, this early medieval era creation is now a fascinating mix of old and new.
With one of the best preserved old towns in the world, a charming coastline, and gothic towers scattered around, this city will win your heart in an instant.
Stop by the Estonian Open-Air Museum or take a walk to Toompea Hill for a chance to see the Old Town in all its splendour.
DAY 14 - Tallinn to Tartu
This morning we're setting our sights on Tartu...
...known for its prestigious 17th century university, upbeat nightlife and wealth of cultural activities.
Our trusted TM will give you an orientation of the city, after which you're free to explore. We'll meet up again for dinner to enjoy some local cuisine.
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DAY 15 - Tartu to Riga via Valmiermuiža and Cēsis
Tartu, it's been emotional, but today we're heading for Latvia.
An iconic tour, tasting & lunch awaits at Valmiermuiža Brewery, where we'll become acquainted with the cornerstones of brewing beer.
Next, we'll stop by to visit the Cēsis Castle, one of the most iconic and best preserved castles in Latvia.
Here we are in Riga! Enjoy a free evening around Latvia's capital, resting quietly on the Baltic Sea. Sitting at the border between tradition and cutting edge modernism, this city will no doubt charm you with its art nouveau architecture and vibrant nightlife.
DAY 16 - Riga
You've got beautiful Riga all to yourself today, so make the most of it! Take a stroll through the Old Town and discover the House of the Black Heads (a 14th century landmark), some of the many shops and restaurants that fill the cobblestoned streets and the timeless charm of a capital steeped in over 800 years of history.
DAY 17 - Riga to Pakruojo Dvaras via Jurgaiciai
...and we're on the road again.
Today we're visiting the Hill of Crosses, an epic site pilgrimage site which boasts a collection of over 200,000 ornate crosses, statues and effigies erected on a small hill in Northern Lithuania.
Then it's onto our unique Special Stay, the Pakruojo Dvaras, an elegant 16th century manor which will make us feel like we've stepped back in time.
DAY 18 - Pakruojo Dvaras to Vilnius via Trakai
Today we're setting off for Vilnius, with a stop at somewhere pretty special...
Welcome to Trakai Castle, a 14th century fortress built on an island on the glittering Lake Galve. This place looks just like a fairytale, so cameras at the ready…
We’ll then have the afternoon to ourselves to explore all that Vilnius has to offer: its baroque architecture and cobblestoned streets - as well all that amazing street art.
DAY 19 - Depart Vilnius
...and this is where our journey sadly ends. Exchange contact information with your fellow travellers, who have now probably become friends. Time to lock in your next adventure!