Visa and Passport

Do I need a visa to visit Scandinavia, Iceland, Finland or the Baltics?

On arrival in one of the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland) or Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), you must show a valid passport or other official document that satisfactorily establishes your identity and nationality. 

For some nationals a Schengen visa is required to visit the above countries. Please find further information on the following websites: Norway and the whole Schengen area.

For full details about visa application procedures, visit your nearest Norwegian/Swedish/Danish etc Embassy or Consulate or their respective websites. If you will visit several countries, you usually have to apply for the visa in the country where you will stay longest.

Do I need a visa to visit Russia?

Most nationals require a visa to enter Russia. Please check with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in your home country (they usually have detailed information on their website). Unless you combine your visit with business travel (which requires a special visa), a tourist visa is required.

When booking a tour to Russia through Authentic Scandinavia you will receive a visa invitation letter once you have paid the deposit. This visa invitation letter must be presented together with the other required documents when you apply for a visa at your nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate. The cost of the visa has to be covered by you.

The processing time for a visa varies from a couple of days to several weeks. You can find information on that on the website of the Embassy of the Russian Federation under the "processing time" section. There is the option to apply for an express visa if needed (additional costs will apply). Kindly ensure that all your documents are complete at the time of submission of your application in order to avoid any further delay or inconvenience.