GLOBUS 2020: Scenic Norway with Iceland (ZQE)
15 days from Oslo to Reykjavik
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 Latefoss 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 Naeroyfjord, 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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- Offer valid through 12/31/2019
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Oslo||Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|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! (B)|
|Day 3||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 Tinnsjo, 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. (B,D)|
|Day 4||Bergen||A day of scenic delights: the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions, and the thundering Latefoss twin-waterfall. Drive through the orchards along Sorfjord, whose tranquil splendor inspired composer Edvard Grieg's Morning Mood, and cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY. [LF] Meet the family that has owned the STEINSTO 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. (B,L)|
|Day 5||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 Flam train ride. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the beautiful Naeroydalen Valley. (B,D)|
|Day 6||Loen||Start today with a relaxing CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord. Next, visit Fjaerland's excellent NORWEGIAN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch a thrilling 5-screen film. Then marvel at Boyabreen, 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 Jolster and the Vatedalen Valley, follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord and arrive in peaceful Loen. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Loen||Prepare for Norway's latest spectacular tourism project: the [LF] 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 Skala, Jostedal Glacier, and the Nordfjord. Discover one of the hiking trails at your own pace. (B,D)|
|Day 8||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. (B,D)|
|Day 9||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 Mjosa 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 [LF] farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 10||Reykjavik||Transfer to the airport for your flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. (B,D)|
|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 [LF] an afternoon excursion by boat to watch whales in their natural habitat. (B,D)Departures September 20 & 27 include an evening excursion by coach to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting). (B,D)|
|Day 12||Kirkjubaejarklaustur||After a drive through cosmopolitan Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, [LF] 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. [LF] 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 [LF] the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. (B,D)|
|Day 13||Kirkjubaejarklaustur||Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and [LF] stop at Lake Jokulsarlon, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, 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. (B,D)|
|Day 14||Reykjavik||Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and see the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. Arrive in Hellisheioarvirkjun, 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. (B,D)|
|Day 15||Reykjavik||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $258. Required intra-vacation air segment[s] are: Oslo/Reykjavik. Air prices were effective on September 12, 2018 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $1,275-$1,605Triple room reduction per person: $70Extra nights per person in Oslo:in single room $198, in twin $108, in triple $93Extra nights per person in Reykjavik:in single room $318-$542, in twin $206-$321, in triple $212-$294
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