The Scandinavian with Iceland
Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, vibrant cities, and natural wonders await you on this Scandinavia guided tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your adventure concludes with an escorted tour of spectacular Iceland. Enjoy the best in guided sightseeing in Scandinavia while visiting the exciting cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Lillehammer, and Oslo. From charming and historic, to modern and cosmopolitan, you’ll find new discoveries and iconic attractions to see and experience in each stop along the way. You’ll visit the childhood home of Hans Christian Andersen in Odense, the Uppsala cathedral site of Swedish monarchy coronations, and Torpo’s wooden church built in 1160. Take a ferry from Denmark to Sweden, where you’ll experience lush farmland and historic landmarks before traveling to the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Visit sites such as the Royal Palace, as well as the blue and gold City Hall – site of the Nobel Prize banquet. You’ll tour Norway with its majestic scenery to take a cruise on the Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord, as well as a trip to see the mighty Vøringfoss waterfall. Marvel at the panoramas and people of the Norway before returning to Oslo and your next adventure in Iceland. Next, travel from Oslo 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!
COPENHAGEN Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli GardensODENSE Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s homeARHUS Visit Den Gamle By; [LF] a special dinner at a local restaurantFREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG Ferry crossingGOTHENBURG Orientation driveSTOCKHOLM Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City HallGRIPSHOLM CASTLE [LF] Guided visitLILLEHAMMER Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air MuseumBORGUND Take pictures of the stave churchSOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD Boat cruiseBERGEN OrientationHARDANGERFJORD [LF] Enjoy apple cider at a local farmTORPO Visit a stave churchOSLO Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinnerREYKJAVIK Welcome dinner; [LF] boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat (or Northern Lights departures January 7-April1 & 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 European tectonic 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 in Copenhagen, a special dinner in Arhus, and a farewell dinner in Reykjavik
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; boat cruises; ferry crossing; flight Oslo-Reykjavik. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.