Scenic Norway with Iceland (ZQE)

15 Day Tour from Oslo to Reykjavik

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Spend 15 days exploring some of the world’s most spectacular scenery on your guided tour of Norway and Iceland. Amazing alpine peaks, lakes, and fjords are woven into a landscape of mammoth glaciers, waterfalls, and geological wonders that are waiting to be discovered.

Your tour includes a stunning scenic cruise past the famous Seven Sisters – the most photographed waterfalls in Norway’s Geirangerfjord. You'll also enjoy a cruise on Norway's longest fjord, Sognefjord, with its Nærøyfjord, and see Bøyabreen, one of the branches radiating from Jostedal Glacier.

Spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, where you’ll marvel at thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall. Take a ferry; and see the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, home to Northern Europe's largest stock of reindeer. Guided sightseeing in Oslo includes the famous Frogner Park with its extraordinary sculptures; and you’ll hear about Bergen’s 11th century origins on an orientation tour. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway’s remaining medieval wooden churches. In Loen, enjoy a very special experience on the Loen Skylift. Travel through the Gudbrandsdal Valley with its landscapes and folklore that inspired Ibsen, and on to Lillehammer – home to the 1994 Winter Olympics.

From Norway, you’ll embark on an escorted tour of the spectacular gems of Iceland, starting in Reykjavik with its surrounding geological and geothermal areas. You’ll visit the Geysir hot springs, the giant Gullfoss Waterfall, and Lake Jökulsárlón in the national park at Skaftafell. You’ll also see the largest glacier in Europe – the Vatnajökull. From whale-watching to mighty waterfalls, your guided tour of Iceland will awaken the senses and spark the imagination.

Your once-in-a-lifetime Norwegian and Icelandic experience will long be remembered as an adventure into some of the most remarkable and awe-inspiring places on Earth.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

OSLO
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner
TELEMARK
Guided visits of Vemork and the Heddal stave church
LǺTEFOSS WATERFALL
HARDANGERFJORD
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy apple juice and cider at a local farm; ferry crossing
BERGEN
Orientation
SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORDFJAERLAND
Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a five-screen film
JOSTEDAL GLACIER LOEN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Experience the Skylift
GEIRANGERFJORD
Boat cruise, panoramic view at Dalsnibba lookout
LILLEHAMMER
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum; picture stop at the Olympic ski jump
REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
THINGVELLIR
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the Europeantectonic plates
GEYSIR
Admire the hot springs; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps
GULLFOSS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Marvel at the waterfall
SKAFTAFELL
Drive through the national park
LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe
SKOGAFOSS & SELJALANDSFOSS
Admire waterfalls
HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Certain mountain roads normally used for this vacation might be blocked by snow early and late in the season. If so, your Tour Director and driver will select a different route.
  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.
  • Certain features are subject to nature’s law.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Rjukan-Notodden industrial heritage site-Vemork
  • Bryggen
  • West-Norwegian Fjords - Nærøyfjord

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry crossing; boat cruises, flight Oslo-Reykjavik. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; in Iceland full buffet breakfast daily,12 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Oslo and a special farewell dinner in Reykjavik

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY

Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 OSLO

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past—including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

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Day 3 OSLO–HEDDAL–VEMORK–TELEMARK

Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a visit of HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of the country’s remaining medieval wooden churches. Follow the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjø, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Next is VEMORK, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Arrive in rustic, unspoiled Telemark.

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Day 4 TELEMARK–LÅTEFOSS–BERGEN

Enjoy scenic delights: the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions, and the thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall. Then, drive through the orchards along Sørfjord, whose tranquil splendor inspired Grieg’s Morning Mood, and cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Meet the family that has owned the STEINSTØ FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear all about their history, while you taste home-made apple juice and cider. Continue to Bergen, known for its associations with the Hanseatic League.

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Day 5 BERGEN–VOSS–STALHEIM

Time this morning to explore the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen on your own and discover the colorful Bergen fish market. Later, travel via the popular lakeside resort of Voss to Stalheim. Why not join an exciting optional Flåm train ride?

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Day 6 STALHEIM–SOGNEFJORD–FJAERLAND–LOEN

This morning, enjoy a CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent NORWEGIAN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch a thrilling 5-screen film. Then see Bøyabreen, one of the branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys, and enjoy the rugged mountain scenery as you approach the tunnel underneath Europe’s mainland largest glacier. After pristine Lake Jølster and the Våtedalen Valley, follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord and arrive in peaceful Loen.

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Day 7 LOEN

Prepare for Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project: the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOEN SKYLIFT, a cable car that brings you from the fjord to the top of Mount Hoven (over 3,300 feet high) in just minutes. Time to enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Lovatnet, Mount Skåla, Jostedal Glacier, and the Nordfjord, or follow one of the hiking trails on your own. Balance of the day at leisure.

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Day 8 LOEN–GEIRANGERFJORD–DALSNIBBA–LOM–LILLEHAMMER

Head north via Lake Hornindal to Hellesylt to embark for a leisurely CRUISE on Geirangerfjord past the famous Seven Sisters cascade. Then, climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet for panoramic views from the GEIRANGER SKYWALK, Mount Dalsnibba’s new platform above the fjord. Continue to Lom and take pictures of its lonely stave church. Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen’s drama, Peer Gynt. Arrive in Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics..

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Day 9 LILLEHAMMER–EIDSVOLL–OSLO

Start your day with a picture stop at the Olympic ski jump, followed by a guided walking tour of the unique MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of houses and farmyards. Enjoy a comfortable drive along lovely Lake Mjøsa to Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814, before returning to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 10 OSLO–REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Day 11 REYKJAVIK

An early morning optional excursion is available to the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon, embark for an unforgettable experience: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite watch whales in their natural habitat.

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Day 12 REYKJAVIK–THINGVELLIR–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR

After a drive through pretty Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant in the geothermal areas. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.

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Day 13 KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR. EXCURSION TO SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK & LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN

Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs is available before returning to your hotel.

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Day 14 KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR–SKOGAFOSS–SELJALANDSFOSS–HELLISHEIðArVIRKJUN–REYKJAVIK

Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on your way to Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic vacation.

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Day 15 REYKJAVIK

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

COLLEEN MAIN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Scandanavia, what does the word conjure up to you? Is it Copenhagen's enchanting Tivoli pleasure gardens, Stockholm's authentic Old Town or Norway's majestic mountains and fjords? For me, it's all of this… and so much more! Touring here has shown me the exciting mix of traditional and contemporary architecture, cutting-edge design, the rich Nordic history and the comfortable, easy pace of the Scandanavian lifestyle. Whatever the season, I never tire of the ever-changing colors and magic of its landscape. Quite simply, I have fallen in love with Scandanavia and I am passionate about sharing this with you!

Tour Director - COLLEEN MAIN

 Accommodations

Oslo
Telemark
Bergen
Stalheim
Loen
Lillehammer
Oslo
Reykjavik
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Oslo
Bergen
Stalheim
Reykjavik
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Oslo

Panoramic Oslo and Dinner

Panoramic Oslo and Dinner

Enjoy the breathtaking view of Oslo and the Oslofjord before you savor a delicious dinner in a fine restaurant.

Price Range: $$$

Treasures of Norway

Treasures of Norway

Admire relics from Norway's great seafaring past.

Price Range: $$

Bergen

Dinner in Bergen

Dinner in Bergen

Discover Old Bergen and Bryggen with the Hansa Quarters as you criss-cross the charming narrow streets and the beautiful leaning wooden houses. Enjoy a delightful traditional Bergen meal after your free time for shopping.

Price Range: $$

Stalheim

Flam Railway

Flam Railway

This exciting stretch of railway attracts people from all corners of the world, making the Flåm Railway one of Norway's major and most spectacular tourist attractions. A fantastic opportunity that should not be missed!

Price Range: $$

Reykjavik

Excursion to the Blue Lagoon

Excursion to the Blue Lagoon

Enjoy a peaceful time at the Blue Lagoon, an incredible geothermal spa, set in an otherworldly area where lava and thermal water meet and complement each other.

Price Range: $$$

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Boat Cruise to Glacial River Lagoon

Boat Cruise to Glacial River Lagoon

Enjoy an exciting boat trip through the icebergs at Lake Jökurlsárlón

Price Range: $$

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