The Scandinavian With Iceland

05/10/2020 through 08/29/2020
05/10/2020 through 09/19/2020
Globus

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and memorable experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Your tour begins in Copenhagen, Denmark, and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm’s City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer’s Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you’ll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; an orientation drive of Bergen with a walking tour of Bryggen; and Oslo’s Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland’s 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. Also, visit Hans Christian Andersen’s museum in Odense, the well-preserved wooden Borgund stave church, and more.

Enjoy some of Scandinavia’s and Iceland’s spectacular scenery. Drive through Sweden’s scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; enjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; a scenic train ride from Bergen across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau; and fly from Oslo to Reykjavik.

Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. Visit a Norwegian farm for lunch and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple juice and cider, hear about their history and how cider is made. Other highlights are a guided visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle and dinner at a restaurant in Arhus to try out local specialties.

Then, fly to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, for a six-day tour to experience Iceland’s gems: watch whales in their natural habitat, and see the area where the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed, and much more!

From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia and Iceland will delight all of your senses!

Included Features:

COPENHAGEN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens

ODENSE
Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s Museum

ARHUS
Visit Den Gamle By; [LF] a special dinner at a local restaurant

FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG
Ferry crossing

GOTHENBURG
Orientation drive

STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall

GRIPSHOLM CASTLE
[LF] Guided visit

LILLEHAMMER
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

BORGUND
Visit the stave church

SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Cruise

HARDANGERFJORD
[LF] Enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farm

BERGEN
Guided walking tour of Bryggen

BERGEN–OSLO
By train

OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner

REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Departures April 12–September 20: boat cruise, [LF] see whales in their natural habitat

THINGVELLIR
[LF] Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates

GEYSIR
Admire the hot springs; [LF] taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps

GULLFOSS
[LF] Marvel at the waterfall

SKAFTAFELL
Drive through the national park

LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN
[LF] See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe

SKOGAFOSS & SELJALANDSFOSS
Admire the waterfalls

HELLISHEIÐArVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

Itinerary

Day 1 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Day 2 Copenhagen
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Day 3 Copenhagen – Odense – Arhus
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Day 4 Arhus – Gothenburg, Sweden
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Day 5 Gothenburg – Stockholm
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Day 6 Stockholm
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Day 7 Stockholm – Gripsholm Castle – Karlstad
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Day 8 Karlstad – Lillehammer, Norway
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Day 9 Lillehammer – Borgund – Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord – Flåm
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Day 10 Flåm – Voss – Hardangerfjord – Bergen
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Day 11 Bergen
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Day 12 Bergen – Oslo
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Day 13 Oslo
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Day 14 Oslo – Reykjavik, Iceland
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Day 15 Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss – Kirkjubæjarklaustur
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Day 16 Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Excursion To Skaftafell National Park & Lake Jökulsárlón
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Day 17 Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Skogafoss – Seljalandsfoss – Hellisheiðarvirkjun – Reykjavik
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Day 18 Reykjavik
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Day 19 Reykjavik
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