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.
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)
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)
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)
Encircled by snow-capped mountains, we'll spend a full day exploring the fjords north of Geiranger, including the famous Trollstigen. (B/D)
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)
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.
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)
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?
Telemark Area - Oslo
Special Experience: We'll enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Telemark Canal on our return towards Oslo. (B/D)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
Today we begin our journey home. (B)