Scenic Norway with Iceland (ZQE)

15 Day Tour from Oslo to Reykjavik

2019 Tour Details

Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls... this is Norway, and on this Scenic Norway & Iceland tour, you’ll experience Norway's exciting cities and spectacular scenery, as well as the stunning beauty of Iceland.

In Oslo, guided sightseeing includes the famous Frogner Park with over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway's remaining medieval wooden churches. In Bergen, you'll hear about the city's 11th-century origins on your orientation tour. And in Loen, Globus has arranged a very special experience for you: Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project, the Loen Skylift.

You'll also spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, where you'll stop at thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall, one of Norway's best known waterfalls; take a ferry; and see Hardangervidda mountain plateau, one of Europe's largest and home to Northern Europe's largest stock of reindeer. In this area, you’ll also taste apple cider from a family-owned farm, where you’ll meet the family and hear about their history and how cider is made—a special experience offered by Globus.

But that's not all… you'll also enjoy a cruise on the Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, with its Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a stop to see one of the mighty branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier, Europe's largest glacier. Another tour highlight is a cruise past the famous "Seven Sisters," the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord, then, travel above the tree line to 5,000 feet for breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord and the surrounding peaks from the mountaintop lookout at Dalsnibba.

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

These are just some of the many highlights on this Norway & Iceland tour. It’s an amazing vacation!

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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 at a local restaurant
TELEMARK
Visit the Heddal stave church; guided visit of Vemork
LǞTEFOSS WATERFALL HARDANGERFJORD
Ferry crossing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farm
BERGEN
Explore Bryggen
SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Cruise
FJAERLAND
Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a 5-screen film
JOSTEDAL GLACIER LOEN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Experience the Skylift
GEIRANGERFJORD
Boat cruise, panoramic view at Dalsnibba lookout
LILLEHAMMER
Picture stop at the Olympic ski jump; guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum
REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurantDepartures May 3-September 13: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitatDepartures September 20 & 27: see the Northern Lights
THINGVELLIR
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic 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 the waterfalls
HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

Headsets throughout the tour except Iceland.

Notes:

  • 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.
  • In Iceland, 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:

  • Bryggen
  • Rjukan-Notodden industrial heritage site-Vemork
  • West-Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord & 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; 1 lunch at a local farm; 12 three-course dinners, including a dinner at local restaurants in Oslo and 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

Today gives you a proper introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. 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

A day of scenic delights: the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions, and the thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall. Drive through the orchards along Sørfjord, whose tranquil splendor inspired composer Edvard 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. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. 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 toward the popular lakeside resort of Voss, where you can join an exciting optional Flåm train ride. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the beautiful Nærøydalen Valley.

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Day 6 STALHEIM–SOGNEFJORD–FJAERLAND–LOEN

Start today with a relaxing CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent NORWEGIAN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch a thrilling 5-screen film. Then marvel at 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 mainland Europe’s 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. Discover one of the hiking trails at your own pace.

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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 and 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

This morning’s optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon needs to be pre-purchased via our website and is not available locally.
Departures May 3-September 13 include Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an afternoon excursion by boat to watch whales in their natural habitat.
Departures September 20 & 27 include an evening excursion by coach to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting).

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Day 12 REYKJAVIK–THINGVELLIR–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR

After a drive through cosmopolitan 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 (departures May 3-September 13), weather permitting, 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 and see the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. Arrive in Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic journey.

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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

Scandinavia, 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 Scandinavian 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 Scandinavia and I am passionate about sharing this with you!

Tour Director - COLLEEN MAIN

 Accommodations

Oslo
Telemark
Bergen
Stalheim
Loen
Lillehammer
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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Oslo
Bergen
Stalheim

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

Savor the specialties you've come to love during your time in Norway as you dig in to a wonderful farewell dinner at a typical Bergen restaurant and reflect on your grand adventure!

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: $$

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