GLOBUS 2020: The Scandinavian with Iceland (ZSE)
19 days from Copenhagen to Reykjavik
Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and memorable experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Your tour begins in Copenhagen, Denmark, and ends in Reykjavik, 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; an orientation drive of Bergen with a walking tour of Bryggen; and Oslo's Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland's 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. Also, visit Hans Christian Andersen's museum in Odense, the well-preserved wooden Borgund stave church, and more. Enjoy some of Scandinavia's and Iceland's spectacular scenery. Drive through Sweden's scenic Varmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, and Naeroyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; enjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; a scenic train ride from Bergen across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau; and fly from Oslo to Reykjavik. Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. Visit a Norwegian farm for lunch and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple juice and cider, hear about their history and how cider is made. Other highlights are a guided visit to King Gustav Vasa's Gripsholm Castleand dinner at a restaurant in Arhus to try out local specialties.Then, fly to Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, for a six-day tour to experience Iceland's gems: watch whales in their natural habitat, and see the area where the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed, and much more! From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia and Iceland will delight all of your senses!
|Offer valid through 12/31/2019|
|Day 1||Copenhagen||Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|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. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS, the city's colorful amusement park. (B)|
|Day 3||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. This evening, [LF] dinner at a restaurant has been prepared to try out local specialties.Today's Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (B,D)|
|Day 4||Gothenburg||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.Today's Distance: 177 mi / 285 km (B,D)|
|Day 5||Stockholm||Drive through the 'breadbasket' of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norkoping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, settled on 14 islands between Lake Malar and the Baltic Sea.Today's Distance: 304 mi / 490 km (B)|
|Day 6||Stockholm||Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes 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 optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)|
|Day 7||Karlstad||On the shores of Lake Malar, [LF] 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 Orebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel's ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vanern.Today's Distance: 199 mi / 320 km (B,D)|
|Day 8||Lillehammer||A scenic day! Drive through Varmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlof's Gosta Berling's Saga, to the Norwegian border. Via the fortress town of Kongsvinger and Lake Mjosa arrive in Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway's culture and history and a fascinating collection of artifacts.Today's Distance: 230 mi / 370 km (B,D)|
|Day 9||Flam||Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Visit the well-preserved, wooden BORGUND STAVE CHURCH, before arriving in Flam, where a true highlight awaits: a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today's Distance: 199 mi / 320 km (B,D)|
|Day 10||Bergen||This morning, join the panoramic optional Flam train ride. Then, see the popular lakeside resort of Voss and drive south to the Hardangerfjord, where you will be met by [LF] the family that has owned the STEINSTO FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen.Today's Distance: 124 mi / 200 km (B,L)|
|Day 11||Bergen||Guided sightseeing starts with an orientation drive to see the main sights like Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Hakon's Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower, the charming Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the harbor, and the famous Fish Market. Then, explore Bryggen on foot along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colorful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary's Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)|
|Day 12||Oslo||Transfer to the railway station to board the BERGEN-OSLO TRAIN. Enjoy a scenic ride across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with views of sparkling lakes, rivers, streams, and snow-capped mountains to Oslo.Today's Distance: 311 mi / 500 km (B)|
|Day 13||Oslo||Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, home for Ibsen's plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland's extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. This afternoon join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions. (B,D)|
|Day 14||Reykjavik||Transfer to the airport for your flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. (B,D)|
|Day 15||Kirkjubaejarklaustur||After an orientation drive of 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, and served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at [LF] the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. Arrive in Kirkjubaejarklaustur.Today's Distance: 221 mi / 356 km (B,D)|
|Day 16||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.Today's Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B,D)|
|Day 17||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. Stop in Hellisheioarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Arrive in Reykjavik.Today's Distance: 158 mi / 255 km (B,D)|
|Day 18||Reykjavik||Departures April 12-September 20 include [LF] a morning excursion by boat to watch whales in their natural habitat. This afternoon's optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon needs to be pre-purchased via our website and is not available locally. 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 19||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 $290. Required intra-vacation air segment[s] are: Oslo/Reykjavik. Air prices were effective on September 10, 2019 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: $1800-$2160Triple room reduction per person: $120Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
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