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Book now for next summer and save up to 25% on selected 2021 tours to various destinations. Available for a limited time only.
Immerse yourself in ethereal panoramic landscapes and breathe in the pure mountain air of this unspoiled land. Whether it’s cool and creative culture, or mesmerizing vistas and adventure you seek, Iceland is where you’ll find it.
Tall tales are made in Norway, where nature takes on epic proportions. Mountains of dizzying heights, fjords where Vikings once roamed and awe-inspiring northern lights are the perfect setting for making travel legends of your own.
Wander back in time on twisting cobblestone lanes, and fast forward through to dazzlingly chic modernity. From archipelagos and lush greenery, to crisp white winter wonderlands, the majesty of Scandinavia is alive in Sweden.
Discover a land of pure wonder and adventure. Where lush flora dazzles under the summer's midnight sun and white winters provide the backdrop for aurora spotting, tranquil nights in ice castles and chance encounters with Santa, himself.
There’s no need to choose between chic Scandinavian cities and unbridled natural phenomena. Discover the fascinating diversity of the Nordic region and experience more of the world with a combination travel package.
Follow in the intrepid footprints of true explorers that came before you and experience the rugged natural beauty and enchanting culture and traditions of Greenland, where adventure is yours to discover and memories are yours to create.
Venture to the land where polar bears roam the sea ice, seals play among glaciers, and where the only constant under polar night and midnight sun is the endless expanse of true arctic wilderness.
Welcome to a place where pristine nature blends seamlessly with chic modernity. Where towering mountains cradle majestic glaciers and lush forests are dimpled by crystalline lakes. Welcome to the North.
Dive into the cool creativity and abundant natural beauty of the country where the West and East combine in spectacular fashion. Experience the truly original and off-beat Finland for yourself.
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Drive famous scenic routes and see the continent at your own pace.VIEW SELF-DRIVE TOURS
Travel in a small group and have a local guide share their favourite sights.VIEW SMALL GROUP TOURS
Stay up late and chase down the northern lights on an aurora safari.VIEW NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS
Immerse yourself in a guided private tour where you set the pace.VIEW PRIVATE TOURS
Accommodation and day trips all organised by local travel specialists.VIEW MULTI-DAY TOURS
From the magnificent fjords of Norway, to the epic scenery of Iceland, Northern Europe has a destination to suit you. Discover best-selling summer tours and find your next adventure.
Make your way through the wintry landscapes of Svalbard on dogsled, or chase the magical northern lights in Iceland. Whatever you want to do, explore our Northern European winter best-sellers for your next trip.
Book now for next summer and save up to 25% on selected 2021 tours to various destinations. Available for a limited time only.
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I have already recommend Nordic Visitor to several friends and family members! We had an absolutely amazing trip and... read more
I have already recommend Nordic Visitor to several friends and family members! We had an absolutely amazing trip and I can't wait to come back! Everyone was helpful and patiently answered all of my questions. I'm very happy we chose Nordic Visitor for our trip and I would choose them again!
On our trip, we met a few other Americans. Told them about Nordic Visitor and they were impressed. I found Nordic... read more
On our trip, we met a few other Americans. Told them about Nordic Visitor and they were impressed. I found Nordic Visitor's website very user-friendly. I love that all the documents sent was super easy to just hand the concierge and the 2 excursions we booked already had our names down. I loved the 2 excursions in the package we chose. Overall, it exceeded my expectations and I'm so glad I chose this particular trip.
Trust our team of travel experts to plan an unforgettable trip full of must-see attractions and our favourite hidden gems. Our experts have all travelled down the same roads, trains and cruises and know what you’re about to experience.
Every tour offered is regularly inspected to ensure our customers have an amazing experience.
Plan your Nordic Visitor trip risk-free. Arrange your 2021 tour before 21 October 2020 and you'll have access to our special Book With Confidence programme. That means you can alter your booking dates once with no change fees, and cancel your trip with no cancellation fees. Terms & conditions apply.
Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a leading tour company in Northern Europe. Our local experts travel extensively and add their in-depth knowledge of the destinations and activities to your itinerary.
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
Unexpected weather or events? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We will rework your itinerary as well as update your accommodation and re-book activities, all while keeping you safe and informed. Our emergency 24/7 helpline means we’re only a call away.
We take care of all the practicalities for you and book from our trusted suppliers, so you save time and effort. You will receive a comprehensive itinerary and accommodations that have been inspected for both comfort and quality standards.
Nordic Visitor packages are designed with your wish list in mind, so whether you’d like some extra nights or a special diversion to a must-see attraction, we’ll create your dream travel itinerary.
With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. We comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. Your payments are safeguarded with an insurance protection that guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.
By booking with us, you will save time and money as you benefit from our network of trusted suppliers. We leave no stone unturned when creating excellent quality tours and finding ultra comfortable rooms.
Whatever you want to see on your adventure, we have a tour for you.
With our fantastic destinations, ways to travel and vacation ideas, you’re spoilt when choosing from our tours. To give you a taste of what’s to come, here are some of our favourite sights and activities:
Before you choose a destination, we thought you may have a few questions about the services and tours offered. For your convenience we’ve collected and answered the most common ones. If you want more information on our payment policy, check out our FAQs.
Nordic countries are Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland. They are called Nordic because of their location in the North.
While the term "Scandinavia" is commonly used for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the term "Nordic countries" is used definitively for Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. This also includes their associated territories of: Svalbard, Greenland, Faroe Islands, and the Åland Islands.
Northern Europe has very low crime rates and is a safe region to visit. In fact, the Global Peace Index rates the likes of Iceland, Denmark and Sweden as the safest countries in the world.
The weather in Northern Europe varies by season and country. The spring and summer months are typically sunnier and milder in temperature. This is ideal if you want to partake in outdoor activities such as hiking.
However, the autumn and winter months are ideal times to see the northern lights. There’s also a high chance of snow, making your trip extra festive. We suggest that whatever the weather, you pack sensibly and bring thin layers and waterproof jackets and trousers.
Want to get a head start and plan your luggage? Read our packing guide for ideas.
Aurora activity is strongest when closer to the Arctic Circle, so your best bet is to visit Iceland, Norway, Lapland and Svalbard to see the lights. You can see them in other parts of Northern Europe, such as Scotland, but sightings are rarer.
Our northern lights packages include self drive tours, guided group tours and even fjord cruises - so check them out for more information.
If you’re keen to see the aurora borealis in Europe, then book your trip for the winter months. The longer nights will give you more time in the dark to search for the northern lights. As well as this, try to travel to countries that are further north as the closer you are to the Arctic Circle, the clearer the lights will appear.
When you plan a trip, one of the first things you will look at is whether or not you need a visa. Fortunately for you, if you’re arriving from North America, Australia, Japan, or New Zealand you will not need one. You will however need a valid passport with at least 6 months left before it expires. If you’re visiting from outside of these countries, you will need to apply for a “Schengen visa” to enter Europe.
A self-guided tour, or partially guided tour, is where you travel independently but with a pre-arranged itinerary. You go out on day trips with a local guide, meaning you benefit from their expertise, but also have free time to explore areas by yourself.
Northern Europe is made up of many distinctive countries and cultures and there are plenty of ways to experience them. The best way depends on what you want to do and how flexible you want the tours.
Self drive tours are very popular as they let you set the pace and travel further for excursions, attractions and restaurants. Our packages are great value as all of them include our exclusive Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), unlimited mileage as standard.
Another excellent way to travel is with a knowledgeable guide and a small group of fellow travellers. Our escorted group tours of Northern Europe give you the opportunity to learn from a local who take you to each attraction and share their knowledge and favourite spots. We only organise small minibus tours, and unlike large coach trips, our tours are a more relaxed and personal experience.
If you want a more exclusive tour and would prefer to travel alone or with friends and family, then choose our private tours. For the duration of your stay, you will have a local guide all to yourselves meaning you’ll get to learn more from them about the country and the attractions.
Self guided tours combine the best of independent travel with the benefit of experienced guides. You’ll get to enjoy guided excursions with local experts, but also decide how you want to spend your free time outside of the tours.
If you want more information, contact our helpful team and they will be able to point you in the right direction as to which style would best suit your needs.
The best time to visit Northern Europe really depends on the type of travel you want to do and the attractions you want to see.
From September-March, Northern Europe is famous for its stunning snow blanketed landscapes, wintry activities and festive traditions. As well as this, the colder months are much darker making it prime northern lights hunting season in select areas. If you’re keen to experience this then see our active tours, Christmas breaks or northern lights packages (and get ready to wrap up warm).
However, if you are looking to explore with more pleasant weather, then book a tour during the milder spring and summer months between April-August. You will get to see lush green landscapes and experience longer days, especially in the summer months. As well as this, the midnight sun phenomena is in full swing in certain areas such as Greenland, northern Norway and Iceland. Our best-selling tours and train trips have plenty of spring/summer departure dates so check those out for more must-see attractions and information.
Yes, we have a wide range of arrival dates depending on the package and season. All of our vacations are available to purchase online, so once you’ve chosen a country and tour you want to join, you can choose the best dates for you. If you’ve already chosen dates but your travel plans have changed, contact your travel consultant to rearrange your bookings.
We’d advise that you look over flights for timings and dates, but hold off purchasing until you’ve booked your preferred tour. Once you’ve had a confirmation email from your personal travel consultant, you should then choose and pay for your flights.
Our packages come with daily itineraries and all of your accommodation organised for you, so once you have all of the information you can make an informed choice on your flight times. If you have any questions, you can always contact your consultant for advice.
When you’re visiting Northern Europe, you will be discovering plenty of new cities, towns and countryside. And with so much time outdoors, it’s best to be prepared for all kinds of weather. Depending on when and where you go, you could experience rainstorms, blizzards and strong winds, so to keep you warm and dry remember to bring:
Not sure on what to bring? For a detailed example of how to prepare for a Nordic adventure, read our handy travel guide.
Nordic Visitor has been creating amazing travel experiences for customers across Northern Europe since 2002. We now have multi country tours and regional offices, but still retain our core values of providing great value packages and amazing service, before, during and after your trip. Reasons to choose us include:
Keen to learn more about a tour destination? Or do you want to customise a package? Whatever you need, our helpful travel team is happy to help. Get in touch today.
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