Independent & Self Drive

Our independent Scandinavian journeys have been created for those who like to move at their own pace. We combine the transport of your choice be it car hire, private transfers or similar to allow you the freedom of the road.

When it comes to driving and travelling independently, most people you meet with speak English and be more than happy to assist you where they can.

At 50 Degrees North, we use our Destination Specialists local knowledge and we take pride in suggesting hotels that we think compliment having a stress-free holiday. By trusting us in taking care of the mundane tasks, booking accommodation, car hire etc, you can concentrate on making your hardest decision of the day - What you would like to see and experience?

With a nearly 100 independent and self-drive Scandinavian, Icelandic and Baltic States trips there is something for everyone's taste and budget. We also specialise in heritage trips to our region. And if you don't see that dream trip, don't hesitate to contact us and we will help custom make a perfect trip for you.

Destination
Season
Duration
Tour Standard

Scandinavian Capitals by rail & ferry - Independent

13 days - Independent tour with emphasis on city stays and some fabulous fjord scenery.

  • Best seller
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Estonia
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Visit Stockholm

Stockholm - Extravagant Long Weekend

4 days - Long Weekend designed for luxury travellers in Stockholm with local, sustainable excursions.

  • Premium
  • Sweden
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Lieselotte van der Meijs, Visit Sweden

Stockholm - Family Fun Long Weekend

4 days - Long Weekend designed for active families in Stockholm with local, sustainable excursions.

  • Sweden
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Visit Norway, Vidar Moløkken

Beautiful Norway

8 days - Independent visit to the mountains, fjords and valleys of Norway.

  • Oslo to Bergen
  • Norway
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Photo Didrick Stenersen

Oslo - Family Fun Long Weekend

4 days - Long Weekend designed for active families in Oslo with local, sustainable excursions.

  • Norway
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Juvet Landscape Hotel

Norway by Design and History with Juvet

9 days - Historic and Design Hotels of Norway - an independent self-drive through the fjords and coast of Norway.

  • Premium
  • Juvet books out early
  • Norway
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Scandinavian Gems - Luxury Tour

10 days - Premium tour with emphasis on luxury city stays and fabulous fjord scenery

  • Premium
  • Private Meet & Greets
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
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Ørjan Bertelsen

Beautiful Norway and Norwegian Coastal Voyage

14 days - Independent visit to the mountains and fjords of Norway with Boutique hotels and touring in our premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach

  • Norway
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Treasures of the Baltic States

10 days - Independent premium tour, including private transfers and boutique accommodation

  • Premium
  • Lithuania
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
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Lyngen Lodge Spring and Summer

Tromsø & Lyngen Alps - summer

7 days - Independent tour enjoying a luxurious lodge in the Norwegian mountains.

  • Yoga and Wellness
  • Norway
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Claes Bech-Poulsen

Faroe Islands Active Short Break

5 days - Discover the Faroe Islands for yourself - easily combined with Iceland.

  • Faroe Islands
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Midnight Sun in Lapland tour

5 days - Independent summer tour in Finland with lake cruises and midnight hikes

  • Connect with Norwegian Coastal Voyage
  • Finland
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Andrey Armyagov

Scenic Fjords of Norway Escorted

10 days - Escorted tour between Bergen and Trondheim, travelling along the coast of Norway and then through the fjords

  • Final Spots Available for Summer 2024
  • Norway
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Fredrik Ahlsen - Maverix Media

Scandinavian Capitals and Fjords escorted tour

16 days - Escorted summer tour from Bergen to Helsinki

  • Final Spots Available for Summer 2024
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Finland
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Norway In-depth Escorted Small Group Tour

17 days - Escorted summer tour of Norwegian Fjords from Oslo to Trondheim

  • Final Spots Available for Summer 2024
  • Norway
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Senja and Lofoten Combined

8 days - Combine Tromsø, Senja and Lofoten with fisherman's cabins and sea adventures

  • SECURE EARLY FOR 2025
  • Norway
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Maverix, Visit Norway

Best of Norway Escorted Small Group Tour

8 days - Escorted summer tour of Norwegian Fjords

  • Final Spots Available for Summer 2024
  • Norway
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Bergen to Copenhagen escorted tour

11 days - Escorted summer tour from Bergen to Copenhagen

  • Final Spots Available for Summer 2024
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
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Wilderness Park

Rovaniemi and Wilderness Aurora Lodge

6 days - Visit Rovaniemi and Salla with winter wonderland experiences

  • NEW TOUR
  • Finland
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Visit Norway

Norwegian Winter Family Adventure

5 days - Family 'Frozen' adventure in Alta and the Snowhotel

  • Norway
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Iceland Active Tour

Active Iceland Tour

8 days - Self-drive independent tour with Silfra snorkelling, glacier walking and into the volcanoes.

  • Premium
  • Iceland
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Iceland Adventure Tours

Snæfellsnes & Golden Circle self-drive

10 days - Independent tour with glaciers, caves, Silfra snorkelling and geothermal baths.

  • Premium
  • Iceland
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FaroeIslandsphoto.com

Faroe Islands Adventure Tour

5 days - Short stay in Tórshavn with adventurous activities exploring the Faroe Islands

  • Faroe Islands
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Couple at Christmas Market, Stockholm Old Town. Credit: Visit Stockholm, Henrik T

A Taste of Stockholm

4 days - A perfect short getaway to Sweden

  • Sweden
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Iceland Ice Caves

Lava, Hotsprings and Glaciers

7 days - Independent self-drive tour around southern Iceland

  • Iceland
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Best of Iceland

12 days - Independent premium self-drive tour in Iceland

  • Premium
  • Iceland
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Green Forests & Blue Lakes - self drive in Finland

8 days - Journey into Finland’s Heart and Soul

  • Premium
  • Finland
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Per Pixel Petersson

Oslo to Gothenburg - self drive tour

6 days - Coastal driving along Sweden's west coast

  • Our favourite route
  • Norway
  • Sweden
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South Iceland & Vestmannaeyjar self drive tour

9 days - Explore glaciers, volcanoes and Vestmannaeyjar

  • Iceland
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Aurland 292

Norway in a Nutshell® with Premium Accommodation

5 days - Independent self guided tour extended with more inclusions.

  • Premium
  • Book now for 2024
  • Norway
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Bergen to Trondheim - self drive tour

6 days - Drive the Atlantic Rd via Loen Skylift and Trollstigen with the Norwegian Coast and Fjords

  • Norway
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Snæfellsnes & North Iceland self drive

8 days - Whale Watching and boutique accommodation on this independent tour of Iceland.

  • Iceland
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Arctic Sanctuary by the Sea

5 days - Remote Norwegian tour, staying in designer accommodation.

  • No WiFi
  • Norway
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Visit Greenland

A taste of Greenland tour

6 day - Independent tailor made Greenland tour.

  • Best seller
  • Greenland
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Treasures of the Faroe Islands - self drive

9 days - Get off the beaten track & explore Faroe Islands

  • Books out early
  • Faroe Islands
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Basecamp Nordenskiöld Svalbard

5 days - Independent adventure tour | True Arctic Wilderness.

  • Premium
  • Svalbard
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Private Iceland Premium Summer Tour

6 days - Summer tour of Iceland with private tours

  • Premium
  • Iceland
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Iceland Westfjords self drive tour

11 days - Independent self drive | Látrabjarg cliffs | Dynjandi waterfalls

  • Iceland
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Iceland with Kids - self drive farm stay

9 days - Self Drive highlights of Iceland, done simply.

  • Iceland
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Blue Lagoon

Iceland Stopover

5 days - Independent stopover tour of Iceland in the glory of summer.

  • Iceland
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Norwegian Coast, Lofoten & Tromsø

11 days - Norwegian Coastal Voyage, stopping longer in Lofoten and Tromsø

  • Norway
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A Royal Affair in Copenhagen

5 Days - Self-drive tour of Copenhagen and North Zealand on a royal path

  • Premium
  • Denmark
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Visit Ålesund & Geiranger - Oddgeir Visnes

Aurlandsdalen - Classic Norway on foot

7 days - Join us for a Norway in a Nutshell® experience with a difference.

  • Norway
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Levi Glass Igloos

Beana Laponia and Levi Glass Igloos

5 days - Independent adults only stay at two luxury properties in Finnish Lapland

  • Best Seller
  • Finland
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Chang Sun, Estonia

Beautiful Baltic States

7 days - Independent tour from Tallinn to Vilnius with three day tours

  • Unique tours offered
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
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Beautiful Norway Hike

8 days - Independent hiking tour to the mountains, fjords and valleys of Norway. Enjoy staying at boutique hotels with the convenience of our mini-coach transfers.

  • Norway
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© Niclas Jessen

Bornholm - A Danish Summer Paradise

7 days - Independent tour of Denmark's island oasis, Bornholm.

  • Premium
  • Denmark
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Image credit: Julia Gal and Moments of Gregory - Levi Igloos

Christmas in Levi Glass Igloos

5 days - Spend Christmas in the heart of Northern Finland

  • PRE-XMAS DATE AVAILABLE
  • Finland
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©Mark Gray

Copenhagen Getaway

6 days - The best of Copenhagen with a beach break

  • Premium
  • Denmark
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Denmark's Viking Trail Tour

7 days - Visit Denmark's charming villages and best scenery as you explore it's Viking history.

  • Denmark
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Faroe Islands Horse

Family Adventure Self Drive of the Faroe Islands

6 days - Family Adventure tour with local and authentic experiences

  • Faroe Islands
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Blue Lagoon Mask Bar

Fire, Ice & the Blue Lagoon - Summer

5 days - Independent tour of Iceland in the glory of summer.

  • Iceland
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Alexander Mazurov

From the Sea to the Lakes - self drive in Finland

10 days - Journey into Finland’s Cultural Heritage

  • Premium
  • Finland
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Blue Lagoon

Golden Circle & Northern Highlights - Summer

7 day - An independent summer tour of Iceland

  • Iceland
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Gothenburg to Stockholm - short self drive

5 Day - Independent self-drive between two of Sweden's largest cities.

  • Sweden
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Visit Hardangerfjord - Brakanes Hotel

Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell Tour

5 days - Independent by train, boat and ferry.

  • Norway
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Barö

Helsinki and Archipelago Stay with Barö

6 day - Stay at the Barö with guided tours and private transfers

  • Finland
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Heroes of Telemark self drive

6 days - An in-depth self drive itinerary through the heart of of Telemark

  • Norway
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Highlights of Scandinavia Tour

12 days - Independent tour with city tours, fjord stay and insider experiences.

  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden
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Highlights tour of the Faroe Islands

4 days - Short stay in Tórshavn with day tours exploring the Faroe Islands

  • Premium
  • Books out early
  • Faroe Islands
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Hiking in the Faroe Islands - self-drive tour

8 days - Set your own agenda and pace on this hiking tour.

  • Denmark
  • Faroe Islands
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Icebergs & Whales of Greenland tour

7 day - Independent tailor-made Greenland tour of West Coast Greenland.

  • Greenland
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The Retreat Spa Iceland

Iceland & Copenhagen Deluxe

6 days - Visit Iceland and Copenhagen with Icelandair and VisitDenmark.

  • Premium
  • Iceland
  • Denmark
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Iceland and Faroe Islands Tour

7 days - Independent tour with guided activities and local day tours

  • Iceland
  • Faroe Islands
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Wilderness Hotel Inari

Lapland Arctic Highlights

5 days - Adventure and Northern Lights in a Wilderness Lodge in Finland

  • Finland
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Wilderness Hotels

Lapland Festive Adventure

5 days - Pre-Christmas Winter Adventure in a Wilderness Lodge in Finland

  • Finland
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Hotel Juutua

Lapland Festive Stay at Juutua

5 days - Pre-Christmas Winter Adventure in the Juutua Wilderness Lodge

  • Finland
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Visit Denmark, Via Ritzau

LEGOLAND Denmark tour

5 day - Tailor-made family tour to LEGOLAND, Billund.

  • Visit LEGO® House
  • Denmark
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Local Secrets of the Faroe Islands

7 days - Self-drive with Heima i Stovu and Tórshavn with local family hosted dinner

  • Faroe Islands
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Visit Norway

Lofoten and Norwegian Coast Cruise

9 days - Norwegian Coastal Voyage with a longer stop in Lofoten.

  • Norway
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Lofoten Culinary Food Week

7 days - Cooking Classes, Exclusive Experiences and Sea Adventures

  • Premium
  • Norway
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Nusfjord Arctic Resort

Lofoten Explorer tour

7 days - Seeing is believing - these islands are magical

  • Self-drive
  • Norway
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George Turner

Log Cabins & Bears of Finland - self drive tour

6 days - Bear Safari, Wildlife and Hiking in Finland

  • Finland
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Mountains, Fjords & Norwegian Coastal Voyage

13 days - Classic Norway in a Nutshell® tour, Oslo and Norwegian Coastal voyage through Norway.

  • Norway
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New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve in Levi Glass Igloos

5 days - Spend New Year's Eve in the heart of Northern Finland

  • Finland
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©Maja Grønholdt Jensen

Nordic Capitals Gourmet Tour

10 days - Classic independent tour plus food tours and special touches.

  • Food tours included
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
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Hotel Dalen

Norway Active + self drive

11 days - Boutique stays with hiking, fly-fishing and golfing surrounded by Norwegian scenery

  • Premium
  • Norway
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Norway in a Nutshell®

4 days - Independent tour by rail, bus and ferry.

  • Norway
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Norway in a Nutshell® in Winter

5 days - Independent with cosy historic hotels and winter adventures

  • Norway
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Vidar Moløkken - Visit Norway

Norway in a Nutshell® with Cycling

5 days - An active twist on the classic - CYCLE THIS ROAD!

  • Norway
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Aurland 29|2 Active

Norway in a Nutshell® with Finse and Aurland

6 days - An active summer twist on the classic - extended version

  • Norway
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Kviknes Hotel Norway

Norway's Classic Fjords

6 days - All the fjord favourites in one tour; Kviknes Hotel, Norway in a Nutshell® and Bergen.

  • Norway
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Norway's Southern Fjords and Pulpit Rock

7 days - Independent tour hiking Pulpit Rock, visiting Stavanger and Bergen then spa retreat on the fjords

  • Norway
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Marius Beck Dahle

Norwegian Coastal Voyage & Nordic Capitals Tour

23 days - Independent cruise and tour of Scandinavia's coast and capitals.

  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Estonia
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Norwegian Fjords Hike & Bike Tour

10 days - Let Norway live up to your expectations on this active adventure...

  • Premium
  • Norway
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Hotel Continental, Oslo

Oslo - Extravagant Long Weekend

4 days - Long Weekend designed for luxury travellers in Oslo with local, unique excursions.

  • Premium
  • Norway
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Oslo Norway

Oslo Essentials Long Weekend

4 days - Long Weekend or minibreak in Oslo with local, unique excursions.

  • Norway
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Oslo to Bergen - self drive tour

6 days - Discover Hoven Loen, Fjærland, Flåm and Lom on this classic fjord route.

  • Norway
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Rallarvegen by bike tour

5 days - Norway's most popular bike route, independent departures. Family friendly.

  • Family Friendly
  • Norway
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Scandinavian Family Fun luxury tour

9 days - Premium tour with emphasis on luxury city stays and family adventures

  • Premium
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
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Sognefjord in a Nutshell®

4 days - Independent tour by train, boat and ferry.

  • Norway
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Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm Archipelago Tour

5 day - Be charmed by the sea and sailing in these Swedish islands.

  • Add a private yacht tour
  • Sweden
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Stockholm return - self drive tour

6 days - Nature trails, endless coastal sunsets, islands and unique farm accommodation.

  • Sweden
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Sweden's Inlandsbanan

Sweden's Inlandsbanan

9 days - Take the slow route through Sweden on the inland train.

  • Slow Travel
  • Sweden
  • Norway
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Tallinn & Manor Escape

5 days - This short countryside escape visiting National Parks and historical houses.

  • Estonia
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Telemark & the Norwegian Fjords self drive tour

7 days - Explore Southern Norway with boutique stays and fjords

  • Norway
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The Telemark Canal - Independent cruise

4 days - Explore the Telemark Canal and stay at the historic Dalen Hotel

  • Norway
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Jonas Wurster

Trolltunga, Kjerag & Pulpit Rock Tour

8 days - Experience jaw-dropping views with 'off the beaten track' experiences

  • Three iconic spots
  • Norway
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Tromsø & the Northern Lights

6 days - Experience the Northern Lights from your own fisherman's cabin

  • Norway
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Visit Norway, Vidar Moløkken

Tromsø, Senja & Lofoten

8 days - Drive the spectacular National Tourist Route of Norway

  • Our favourite
  • Norway
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Untamed Iceland Deluxe

14 days - Independent deluxe self-drive tour in Iceland

  • Premium
  • The Ultimate Iceland itinerary
  • Iceland
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White beaches, Sea & Manshausen Island

4 days - Stay in designer accommodation on Norway's coast.

  • Norway
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Wilderness Aurora Lodge in Salla for Autumn

5 days - Visit Salla with authentic and wild autumn experiences

  • NEW TOUR
  • Finland
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