The Scandinavian with Iceland (ZSE)

19 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Reykjavik

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Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, vibrant cities, and natural wonders await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your adventure concludes with an escorted tour of spectacular 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; and Oslo’s Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland’s 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. You’ll also visit Hans Christian Andersen’s Museum in Odense; and Torpo’s stave church, a wooden church erected in 1160.

Enjoy some of Scandinavia’s and Iceland’s majestic scenery. You’ll 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; witness Vøringfoss, Norway’s mightiest waterfall with water thundering down a 475-feet sheer drop; enjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; fly from Oslo to Reykjavik; and much more.

Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. You’ll visit a Norwegian farm and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple cider, they’ll tell you about their history and how cider is made. Another highlight is a visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle. And you can try out local specialties at a restaurant in Arhus.

From Oslo travel to Reykjavik to embark on an Icelandic adventure to remember for its geologic and geothermal surroundings. 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.

Your Scandinavian sojourn and Icelandic adventure will awaken your senses with discoveries of history, culture, and natural wonders to inspire the imagination for years to come!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided visit
LILLEHAMMER
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum
BORGUND
Take pictures of the stave church
SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Boat cruise
BERGEN
Orientation
HARDANGERFJORD
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy apple cider at a local farm
TORPO
Visit a stave church
OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner
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 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 waterfalls
HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

Headsets throughout the tour.

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.
  • 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
  • West-Norwegian Fjords - Nærøyfjord

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruises; ferry crossing; 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; 13 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Copenhagen, a special dinner in Arhus, and a 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 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

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

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Day 2 COPENHAGEN

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the LITTLE MERMAID statue. In the afternoon, exciting optional excursions are available. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS, the city’s colorful amusement park.

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Day 3 COPENHAGEN–ODENSE–ARHUS

Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S MUSEUM at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit DEN GAMLE BY, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A special dinner awaits you this evening at a local restaurant to try out local specialties.

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Day 4 ARHUS–GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by FERRY to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city.

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Day 5 GOTHENBURG–STOCKHOLM

Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norköping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, scene of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium.

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Day 6 STOCKHOLM

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

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Day 7 STOCKHOLM–GRIPSHOLM CASTLE–KARLSTAD

On the shores of Lake Mälar, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit King Gustav Vasa’s GRIPSHOLM CASTLE before continuing west through the scenic Lake District. On the way, get glimpses of the ancient garrison town of Örebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel’s ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vänern.

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Day 8 KARLSTAD–LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY

A scenic day! Drive through Värmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berling’s Saga, to the Norwegian border. Pass strategic Elverum, rebuilt after total destruction during World War II. On via Lake Mjøsa to Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the fascinating MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of artifacts.

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Day 9 LILLEHAMMER–BORGUND–FLÅM

Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Before arriving in Flåm, stop for pictures at Borgund’s stave church, famous for its beautiful exterior. Then, a true highlight: embark for a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord.

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Day 10 FLÅM–VOSS–BERGEN

This morning, you may wish to join an exciting optional Flåm train ride. See the popular lakeside resort of Voss, and arrive early afternoon in picturesque Bergen, the most characteristic of all Norwegian towns. On your orientation drive you will hear about its 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Visit the colorful fish market, and stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen.

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Day 11 BERGEN–GEILO

Meet the family that has owned the Steinstø farm for eight generations. While you taste their Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite APPLE CIDER, they will tell you all about their history and how cider is made. Cross the Hardanger suspension bridge before ascending to Vøringfoss, Norway’s most celebrated and mightiest waterfall. Continue across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the ski resort of Geilo.

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Day 12 GEILO–TORPO–OSLO

In Torpo, admire the STAVE CHURCH, symbol of Norwegian heritage. Continue along the scenic road between the Steinsfjord and the ice-blue Tyrifjord and arrive in Oslo.

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Day 13 OSLO

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Highlight visits: FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s famous stark sculptures and the ornate CITY HALL. The afternoon is free, with a chance to join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.

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Day 14 OSLO–REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

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

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Day 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 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

Copenhagen
Arhus
Gothenburg
Stockholm
Karlstad
Lillehammer
Flam
Bergen
Geilo
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)


Copenhagen
Stockholm
Bergen
Oslo
Reykjavik
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Copenhagen

Fairy Tale Castle Frederiksborg and Scenic Danish Riviera

Fairy Tale Castle Frederiksborg and Scenic Danish Riviera

Enjoy a drive along the scenic Danish Riviera to fairy tale castle Frederiksborg

Price Range: $$

Stockholm

Swedish Midsummer Dinner

Swedish Midsummer Dinner

Learn about midsummer, the most important family celebration of the year, during your visit to the Skansen open-air museum. Then enjoy a delightful Swedish dinner before a relaxing drive returns you to your hotel.

Price Range: $$$

Vasa Ship Museum

Vasa Ship Museum

See the most richly ornamented war vessel built in Europe!

Price Range: $

Royalty Walk and Lunch in Old Stockholm

Royalty Walk and Lunch in Old Stockholm

Visit Stockholm`s most colorful historic island. A candlelight lunch in a 13th-century cellar awaits you!

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: $$

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: $$

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: $$

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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