We have just returned from a 16 day tour of Norway and Iceland with Globus and all we can say is wow! We had perfect warm weather, no rain, wonderful guides and great accommodation. The tour went very smoothly from our booking through Global Journeys to the tour organisation, superb meals and optional excursions. Our Norway group had 24 people with ourselves the only Australians, a NZ lady and the rest Americans with the majority of people in their 60s. 6 of us then joined another group of 12 to do the Iceland extension for 5 days. We had a large coach so could move around and the guide was exceptional in creating a very happy united group of travellers.
Highlights were too many to mention as the scenery just got better each day and the mix of trains, ferries and bus transport meant we saw all that there was to offer. The Flam railway was spectacular, the fjords magnificent and a 2 night stay in a fabulous hotel in Loen gave us a nice downtime at the right time in the Norway trip. Iceland was stunning and very unique, like nowhere else we have seen and we have travelled to a lot of Europe! The optional excursion to Blue Lagoon was a great experience and the early visit meant we missed the crowds, a great move by Globus, also the boat cruise on the Glacial Lagoon was fabulous helped by a stunning sunny day.
Another advantage of the tour was that all breakfasts, which were spectacular Scandinavian style, and dinners, which included a wine or beer, were included so our costs were a lot less than we had anticipated. We stayed on for an additional day in Reykjavik and did a day trip to the western Snaefellsnes Peninsular as the tour did not go to this part of Iceland and we found that a great day with different spectacular coastal scenery. Both Globus guides in Norway and Iceland, Corina and Sophia, were great, very experienced with a great depth of local knowledge, language and very well organised. Both of these countries have so much to see and offer so they deserve extended tours rather than a quick stopover. We would highly recommend this tour and will look to travel with Globus again in the future.