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Scandinavia Travel & Holiday Packages

From the surreal hues of the Midnight Sun, to the dancing Northern Lights, to the glacially carved fjords and the arresting wonders of the Viking era - the impeccable region of Scandinavia is a feast for the senses.

Welcome to Scandinavia! Dare yourself to see the undiscovered depths of Scandinavia, a vast geographic region in Northern Europe consisting of  Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Finland. A destination for all seasons, this region has much to offer beyond its medieval core. From the surreal hues of the Midnight Sun, to the dancing Northern Lights, to the arresting wonders of the Viking era - Northern Europe's vast region is filled with unique experiences that fuel your wanderlust. Acquaint yourself with Scandinavia's grand capital cities - Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, or detour off the beaten path to see the beauty of Jutland Peninsula and the outermost regions of Finland and Norway.

For new and returning visitors, journeying to Scandinavia's grand capital cities is a great way to explore spectacular contrasts and similarities of the regions.

Visit Oslo, the Viking capital, and explore  the majestic Vigeland Park with its 200 intricate sculptures, or challenge yourself in the thrilling  Holmenkollen Ski Jump.

Peruse the wonders of  Copenhagen,  the enchanting capital of Denmark, with its old waterfront district at  Nyhavn,  the royal palace at Amalienborg, as well as the famous Little Mermaid statue. The world famous theme park - Tivoli - is also a must see.

The unique, brackish beauty of the Baltic sea opens up to you during your visit to Stockholm, the city built on 14 islands, and is affectionately known as Venice of the north. Set foot on  the old city centre of Gamla Stan, the  Stortoget Square, and  Fjällgatan offering unparalleled views of the city.

Apart from the great capitals, there's so much more in store for you beyond the usual trails. Detour off the beaten path to see the beauty of Jutland Peninsula. Watch in awe as the colours of sea and sky merge together to create a picture perfect backdrop for your holiday. The iconic lighthouse, sand houses, heather-covered windmill, and vestiges from the Second World War enhances the beachside spectacle.

If it is challenge that you seek, head to the outermost regions of Finland and Norway and enjoy high adrenaline Arctic experiences such as  Arctic Icebreak Sampo Cruise, dog sledding, Northern Lights Camp Tour, reindeer safari, and an overnight trip in a snow hotel.

Embark on a monumental natural experience standing on the steep cliff in  North Cape Plateau. Discover the thrill of standing at the tip of northern Europe, feasting on boundless views of nature. This place is great for experiencing both the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun.

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When to visit

Long sunny days make summer the most favorable season to visit Scandinavia. The great outdoors come alive with longer daylight hours and most attractions are in full swing offering travellers lots of opportunities to chase the glittering sun. In this part of the globe, high tourist season doesn't mean congestion - the volume of fun and action are at its peak.

From the beginning of June until the second week of July, parts of northern Sweden are painted with surreal colours of yellow, red, purple courtesy of the Midnight Sun. Go near the Arctic Circle (preferably in the northern part) to get a clear view of the phenomenon which can last for up to 32 days. In Abisko, the northern tip of the epic Kungsleden walking trail, the midnight sun can last for 56 days.

While summer season is a great time to discover the Nordic countries, it isn't an ideal time to catch the northern lights - which usually appear between October and March (the aurora borealis season).

Late May, early June, and September are shoulder season. If you want to have a quiet moment with the rolling tundra, Nordic landscapes, royal capitals, fjords and waterfalls, shoulder season - with days long and lines short - is your best bet.

If you're all for powdery snow and winter fun, the cold season is a spectacular time to visit.

Head to the magical Tivoli Garden in Copenhagen to feel the Christmas magic the Nordic way. A new cableway ride in Pixie Ville takes you above the wintry landscape with views of Denmark's largest collection of mechanical pixies.

Hunt for the Northern Lights in the town of Alta which is home to the world's first Northern Lights observatory and the world’s most northernmost igloo hotel, The Alta Igloo Hotel. 

Riksgränsen in Swedish Lapland tops the list for the best off-piste skiing in the region. Try on a variety of slopes here or travel to the ICEHOTEL to sign up for dog sledding, ice sculpting or Arctic cooking class.

Until January, you can see killer whales making their way across the fjords of arctic Norway. Watch them as they feed on herring and enjoy their Arctic surroundings.

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Official language
Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese
Local currency
Danish Krone (DKK)
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Getting Around

Scandinavia is a glistening patch of paradise offering a plethora of activities to do and places to explore. One way to keep your trip organized is to think of the way the countries are located around each other. The shortest route to the place you want to visit may be from a neighbouring country. For example, Sweden’s third-largest city, Malmo, is closer to Copenhagen than is it to Stockholm. Use the map in planning your itinerary.

Land-based journeys are spectacular but flights can save you days of travelling time. Plan ahead and look for reduced rates on airline routes. Whether by land or air, transportation in Scandinavia takes you to where you need to go in the most convenient way possible. Airports and city centres are connected by efficient bus and train networks so you can breeze through your itinerary without the hassles.

Perhaps, the most efficient and easiest way to get the most out of your Scandinavian holiday is by booking a packaged tour. Our team has carefully arranged an exciting set of packages showcasing the best the region has to offer. From sightseeing tours, to accommodation services to transfers, everything is being taken care of by our destination experts.

Feel free to call us for more information on planning the best holiday in Scandinavia.

Flying to Scandinavia

Flying to Scandinavia

Once a far away and expensive place, Scandinavia is now an easy to reach destination for Australians. Whether you're looking to fly one way, non-stop or round trip, there are different flights available that respond to your need and budget. The sooner you book, the more you'll be able to save - this is common knowledge, but a little bit of research would help you determine the best ways to maximize your trip. Australian passport holders are not required to have a visa when entering European Union or the Schengen States for a duration of no more than 90 days in any 180 day period (eeas.europa.eu). If you do not hold an Australian passport, you may need to have a Schengen visa. The Schengen Area includes Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

What are Entire Travel Group famous for?

Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is ATAS Accredited. ATAS, which stands for AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). AFTA is the industry body for the Australian retail travel industry. We are also a registered member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO).

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group