2018 SEASON
May 2018 - Jul 2018

24 Day Norway & Iceland

Bunnik Small Group Tour starting in Oslo and finishing in Reykjavik

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 24 Day Norway & Iceland. Explore the dramatic landscapes and discover the contrasts of stunning Norway and Iceland. Tour southern Norway, from snow-capped peaks, through deep, narrow fjords and across lush verdant forest....read more

Overview

Operator: Bunnik
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 24 Days
From: Oslo to Reykjavik
Tour Code: BUN33183
Visits: Norway, Iceland
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$ 16,669
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

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Depart Australia

2

Arrive Oslo

Welcome to Norway's scenic capital, Oslo! Surrounded by forest and situated on the edge of the Oslofjord, Oslo is full of world-class galleries and museums, and has a vibrant café culture. Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.
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Oslo

Our morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland's Park, Karl Johans gate, and Holmenkollen Ski Jump with spectacular views of the Oslofjord. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
4

Oslo - Lillehammer - Oppland

We visit the historic Atlungstad Distillery and enjoy a taste of Scandinavia's traditional liquor, aquavit. Best known as the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics, the small and beautifully preserved resort town of Lillehammer is our next stop today. We'll then travel a little further into the Norwegian ski region of Oppland and spend the night. (B/D)
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Oppland - Geiranger

We travel northwest towards breathtaking Geiranger today, stopping in the heart of Norway's spectacular countryside to visit the local stave church, a medieval wooden structure unique to Norway. (B/D)
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Geiranger

Encircled by snow-capped mountains, we'll spend a full day exploring the fjords north of Geiranger, including the famous Trollstigen. (B/D)
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Geiranger - Sognefjord

Sit back and admire the incredible scenery as we travel south through Norway's famous fjordlands. We'll even encounter a glacier in Sognefjord. (B/D)
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Sognefjord - Bergen

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord this morning. We'll then stop in Undredal for an indulgent cheese tasting. (B) Special Experience: We'll ride the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks, offering panoramic views of Norway's dramatic scenery.
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Bergen

Begin the day with a walking tour of Bergen's historic Bryggen quarter. We'll also visit St Mary's Church and the famous fish markets, before riding the funicular railway to the top of Mt Fløyen for impressive views over the city. (B)
10

Bergen - Telemark Area

We cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry this morning. This afternoon we'll reach the beautiful Telemark area, characterised by its undulating landscape of hills and valleys. (B/D) Optional Walking Discovery: Why not take a peaceful nordic walk this evening around the nearby lake?
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Telemark Area - Oslo

Special Experience: We'll enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Telemark Canal on our return towards Oslo. (B/D)
12

Oslo - Reykjavik

After a morning at leisure, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Iceland! The rest of the day is at leisure in Reykjavik to relax or explore. (B)
13

Reykjavik

Visit Reykjavík's landmarks on a sightseeing tour this morning. We'll admire the city from the viewing deck of the famous 'Pearl' building, visit Hallgrímskirkja Church and explore the old harbour area. This afternoon we visit the incredible Blue Lagoon for a dip in the therapeutic, mineral-rich waters. (B)
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Reykjavik - Akureyri

This morning we discover the top of a volcano in Grabrok, enjoying scenic views over Borgarfjordur. We'll then continue past Skagafjörður, famous for breeding Icelandic horses, then travel to the town of Akureyri. (B)
15

Lake Mývatn vatn Excursion

Today we venture out and explore. The Lake Mývatn area is beautiful and home to more species of duck than any other place on Earth, as well as natural hot springs. (B/D)
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Húsavík Excursion

Special Experience: We travel to Húsavík, the whale-watching capital of Europe, and board a cruise to spot these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.As we return, we'll stop to see Goddafoss, the 'waterfall of the Gods'. (B/D)
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Akureyri - Geysir

We head off the beaten track, travelling through the centre of Iceland past volcanos, mountains and lakes. (B) Special Experience: We'll stop for a picnic lunch in this lunar-like landscape and can then warm up with a dip in a thermal pond.
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The Golden Circle Excursion

Today we discover the famous Golden Circle. We'll explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park, watch as Strokkur geyser erupts in Haukadalur, and visit Gullfoss Waterfall. (B/L)
19

Geysir - Vik

On our way south, we stop at Seljandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls. Arriving in Vik, we'll take a walk along the black volcanic sand beaches. (B/D)
20

Vatnajökull National Park Excursion

We travel to incredible Vatnajökull, or "Vatna Glacier", Iceland's largest and most voluminous ice cap. (B/D) Special Experience: We'll enjoy a glacier cruise on Jökulsárlón Lagoon, dotted with hundreds of floating icebergs.
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Vik - Reykjavik

Today we take a ferry to see the volcanic archipelago of Vestmannaeyjar - the "Icelandic Pompeii". Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner in Reykjavik. (B/D)
22

Depart Reykjavik

Today we begin our journey home. (B)
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In Transit

24

Arrive Australia

Trip Inclusions

Travel Inclusions

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Economy class flight within Europe
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $240pp prepaid 

Accommodation & Meals

  • 20 nights in good quality hotels (3-4-star)
  • 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 12 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based tour directors
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Tour Highlights

Phenomenal Fjordlands
  • Admire the exterior of the architectural award-winning Oslo Opera House.
  • Explore the Viking Ship Museum, where the 9th century Oseberg burial ship is housed.
  • See the world's largest sculpture park by a single artist - Vigeland's Park, and visit the ski jumping arena at Holmenkollen for beautiful views of the Oslofjord.
  • Sample Scandinavia's traditional tipple, Aquavit, at the historic Atlungstad Distillery.
  • Explore the town of Lillehammer, best known as the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics.
  • Visit Maihaugen, Norway's largest open-air museum, with close to 185 buildings.
  • See the Lom Stavkirke (Stave Church), a medieval wooden structure typical of the style unique to Norway.
  • Tour Mimisbrunnr Klimapark, a park where the ice holds the history of Norway's climate.
  • Stop at the Dalsniba viewing platform to experience the best view in Norway at Europe's highest fjord viewpoint.
  • A ferry ride from Geiranger to Hellesylt will afford some spectacular scenery including steep mountains and mesmerising waterfalls.
  • Enjoy some free time in Ålesund to explore this lovely city known for its Art Nouveau architecture and picture-perfect location.
  • Travel the famous Trollstigen (the Troll's Road), consisting of 11 hairpin bends up a steep mountain slope.
  • Visit Briksdal Glacier by troll cars (the area's answer to the golf cart).
  • Travel past Jolstravatnet, Europe's deepest lake and Jostedal, part of Europe's largest glacier.
  • Enjoy a stunning cruise along the Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen.
  • Admire scenic views of the Norwegian countryside on the famous Flåm Railway that winds its way through the high mountains and fjords.
  • Take a walking tour through Bergen's Bryggen quarter, the old quayside that is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and see St Mary's Church and visit the fish markets.
  • Visit Troldhaugen, home to the composer Edvard Grieg and Håkon's Hall, a stone hall built by King Håkon in the 1200s.
  • Ride the funicular railway up Mt Fløyen for some spectacular views over the city and landscapes beyond.
  • Take a short leisurely cruise along the Telemark Canal.
  • Visit Norway's oldest stave church from the 13th century in Heddal.
Geysers, hot springs and black-sand beaches
  • Discover Reykjavík's most iconic sights. Admire the city from the viewing deck of the famous Pearl building, visit Hallgrímskirkja Church and tour the old harbour area.
  • Relax with an afternoon dip in the incredible geo-thermal Blue Lagoon.
  • Walk on the top of a volcano, affording scenic views over Borgarfjordur.
  • Tour the city of Akureyri, deemed by the locals to be the most beautiful city in the country.
  • Explore the Lake Mývatn area which was created approximately 2,300 years ago by a large fissure eruption. Stop at the Dimmuborgir lava formations, the Krafla caldera, the Namaskard hot spring area and Mt Hverfell.
  • In Husavik, enjoy a cruise to spot up to 11 species of whale in their natural habitat.
  • See the 'waterfall of the Gods' or Goddafoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland.
  • Take an adventurous journey off the beaten track, travelling through central Iceland past volcanoes, giant glaciers, mountains and lakes.
  • Explore Thingvellir National Park, Iceland's most important cultural landmark and where Iceland's first parliament, The Althingi, was formed in 930AD.
  • Witness the eruption of the Strokkur geyser, which happens every 10 minutes with a spout of boiling water that can be as high as 30 metres.
  • Admire the Gullfoss Waterfalls, meaning the 'Golden Falls'.
  • Stop to learn more at the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre, sitting at the foot of this ice-capped covered volcano.
  • See the magnificent Seljandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls, where it is possible to walk behind the falling curtain of water.
  • Walk on Vik's black volcanic sand beaches, which are consistently recognised in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.
  • See Fjdrargljufur canyon, Kirkubaejarklaustur & Skaftafell at Vatnajökull National Park.
  • Experience an unforgettable glacier boat cruise on Jökulsárlón Lagoon.
  • Take a ferry to the volcanic archipelago, Vestmannaeyjar, the 'Icelandic Pompeii', a collection of islands with abundant flora and birdlife.
  • Visit the Hellisheiði Power Plant, the world's third largest geothermal power station.

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

Operator Details

Bunnik Reviews: (41)
Tours on Sale: 99
Accommodation: 3.5-4 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Small Group Tours (Flights Included)
Max Group Size(s): 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, South & Central America

Reviews (1)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Norway & Iceland with Bunnik.
NSW, Australia
May 2016
3 Trips
“A fantastic destination with a great tour company”
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I would definitely use Bunnik again. They include a lot more what's in the brochure so there were lots of surprises among the way. Our quide was the best guide we've ever had. Norway is beautiful but Iceland was the highlight. The landscapes were amazing, the people are friendly, and unique experiences made this holiday one to remember.
2018 SEASON
May 2018 - Jul 2018

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