Scenic Norway with Iceland
You’ll 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 geologic 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 visit Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjord which, with Nærøyfjord, radiate from Jostedal Glacier and the thundering Låtefoss waterfall. Enjoy unforgettable highlights of a ferry to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to see Northern Europe’s largest stock of reindeer. Your guided Norway tour also includes trips to the Oslo and Bergen, as well as the Telemark region to see Norway’s largest medieval wooden churches. 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. From whale-watching to mighty waterfalls, to the transcendent Northern Lights, your guided tour of Iceland will awaken the senses and spark the imagination. Your escorted Iceland tour begins in Reykjavik and its surrounding geologic 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. You’ll long remember your once-in-a-lifetime Norwegian and Icelandic experience as an adventure into some of the most remarkable and awe-inspiring places on Earth.Your escorted Iceland tour begins in Reykjavik and its surrounding geologic 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. You’ll long remember your once-in-a-lifetime Norwegian and Icelandic experience as an adventure into some of the most remarkable and awe-inspiring places on Earth.
OSLO Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; [LF] farewell dinnerTELEMARK Guided visits of Vemork and the Heddal stave churchLǞTEFOSS WATERFALL HARDANGERFJORD[LF] Enjoy apple cider at a local farm; ferry crossingBERGEN OrientationSOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORDFJAERLAND Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a five-screen filmJOSTEDAL GLACIER LOEN [LF] Experience the SkyliftGEIRANGERFJORD Boat cruise, panoramic view at Dalsnibba lookout LILLEHAMMER Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum; picture stop at the Olympic ski jumpREYKJAVIK Welcome dinner; [LF] boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat (or Northern Lights departures January 7-April 1 & October 7-December 9); orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurantTHINGVELLIR [LF] Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the Europeantectonic platesGEYSIR Admire the hot springs; [LF] taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnappsGULLFOSS [LF] Marvel at the waterfallSKAFTAFELL Drive through the national parkLAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN [LF] See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in EuropeSKOGAFOSS & SELJALANDSFOSS Admire waterfallsHELLISHEIÐArVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station
Full Scandinavian breakfast daily, except in Iceland full buffet breakfast daily,12 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Reykjavik
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.
Motorcoach; ferry crossing; boat cruises, flight Oslo-Reykjavik. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.