Norway, Finland and Russia tour review, Shirley, March 2015

April 7th 2015

"Hello Asko,

I have returned home safe and sound due to all your good work, sorting everything out for me and putting it all together so well. Thank you.

Everything fell in to place without any problems. I really enjoyed going down to Flam and loved Bergan. The trip on the Nordkapp was amazing.

We saw Orca whales and the Northern Lights on several nights. The weather was fine and sunny till we got to the Arctic. I felt so lucky as all the time I was thinking I had chosen to go just that bit too early.

Norwegian Air were back at work before I had to fly out of Rovaniemi, which I was happy about. It snowed in Helsinki, so I did a bus trip around the city in the morning, which kept me warm, and I got to know a bit about the city.

I was nervous about going to St Petersburg and by the time they had done all the checks on the train, Passport, Customs etc, I was wondering why I had chosen to go there. My driver was waiting for me, which I was so grateful for, but it turned out to be all good. Ada, my guide was really nice and the Pushka Inn was very comfortable and ideally situated. I discovered I could walk to most of the beautiful buildings in a few minutes.

I must say, whenever I needed help with directions, and that was fairly often, [just to make sure I was going in the right direction or on the right platform] everyone I asked was so helpful and more than happy to help. It was very comforting.

Once again, thank you for all your hard work and putting together such a comprehensive itinerary for me."