Nordic Adventure: Denmark, Norway & Iceland

Immerse yourself in spectacular Nordic landscapes, Scandi art and design and grand castles on this two-week journey to the capitals of northern Europe

Journey Overview

Immerse yourself in spectacular Nordic landscapes, Scandi art and design and grand castles on this two-week journey to the capitals of northern Europe. Visit important museums, stroll through stunning waterfront neighbourhoods, cruise through pristine fjords and admire Mother Nature at her most dramatic.

Journey Highlights

  • Explore the Kronborg castle of Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Experience the extreme conditions endured by Norway's polar explorers at Oslo's Fram Museum
  • Admire some of Northern Europe's most significant art works at the Astrup Fearnley and Louisiana museums of modern art and KODE Bergen
  • Ride the iconic Bergen and Flåm mountain railways for breathtaking scenery
  • Appreciate the glacial beauty of Langjökull's thick ice sheet from inside an ice tunnel

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to the Danish capital and transfer to your landmark hotel.

Hotel Skt Petri

Day 2: Copenhagen

Start your exploration of this cosmopolitan city with a boat cruise through the canals of Nyhavn admiring the 17th and 18th century townhouses from the water. Hear about the city’s architectural and urban development and look out for the famous Christiansborg Palace and the iconic bronze statue of the Little Mermaid. Disembark at The Royal Danish Opera House, a unique building designed by Henning Larsen, for a private tour of the venue and backstage facilities.

Hotel Skt Petri | Meals: B

Day 3: Copenhagen.

Get an overview of Danish history today at the National Museum with exhibits from the Stone Age through to modern times. Be amazed by the more than 300-year-old Sun Chariot, as well as wonderful archaeological finds from the Viking Age. Continue to the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s famous pleasure garden, where there is time to soak up the festive atmosphere.

Hotel Skt Petri | Meals: B

Day 4: Copenhagen - Helsingør - Copenhagen.

This morning go behind the walls of Elsinore’s Kronborg Castle, immortalised by Shakespeare in Hamlet and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle’s strategic location overlooking the Baltic at Øresund Sound made Helsingør one of Europe’s most important towns. Afterwards, admire the extensive collection of modern and contemporary art at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art situated in a grand park on the coast with a fine view across the sound of Sweden. Return to Copenhagen with time at leisure.

Hotel Skt Petri | Meals: B

Day 5: Copenhagen - Oslo, Norway

Transfer to the airport for your flight north to Oslo.

Hotel Continental | Meals: B

Day 6: Oslo

Explore Norway’s compact capital starting in the city centre. Wander down Karl Johan street for a grand view of the Royal Palace and on to the harbour to pause at Akershus Castle and Fortress. At Aker Brygge, visit the newly opened National Gallery which houses Norway’s largest collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. Seek out ‘The Scream’ and ‘Madonna’ by Edvard Munch, Norway’s famous expressionist painter. Later on hop aboard a ferry for a cruise of the Oslo fjord soaking up the idyllic landscape as you pass through narrow sounds, charming bays and past many islands dotted with small summer houses. The architectural design of the Oslo Opera House, which resembles an iceberg jutting out of a fjord, is particularly impressive from the water.

Hotel Continental | Meals: B

Day 7: Oslo – Bygdøy – Oslo

More opportunity to explore with a ferry ride to the Bygdøy peninsula and the impressive Fram Museum which tells the story of Norwegian polar exploration, focusing on three of the country’s greatest explorers; Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen. At the heart of the exhibition is the Fram, said to be the strongest wooden ship ever built. Explore the vessel and step inside the polar simulator to experience the extreme conditions which polar explorers endured. Afterwards, continue onwards to the Historical Museum to see Norway’s largest cultural-historical collections, including exhibitions with impressive Viking artifacts. Back in Oslo, take a guided tour of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. The building was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano in the shape of a sail and houses a private collection of modern and contemporary art considered to be among the most significant of its kind in Northern Europe.

Hotel Continental | Meals: B

Day 8: Oslo – Bergen

Transfer to the train station to board the Bergen Railway, Northern Europe's highest stretch of track, roughly 100 kilometres of which runs through wild mountainous terrain. On the scenic route to Myrdal, breathe in the majestic landscape before transferring to the Flåm Railway, one of the world’s steepest. The twisting tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountains bear witness to the most daring and skilled engineering in Norwegian railway history. The Flåm Railway is one of Norway's most significant attractions, travellng through some of the country’s wildest and most magnificent scenery. On the 20- kilometre-long train ride, peer at rivers cutting through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down steep, snow-capped mountains and tiny farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes. Arrive into the village of Flåm and walk to the nearby pier for the breathtaking cruise along the Naeroyfjord to Gudvangen. Transfer on to Bergen.

Hotel Bergen Bors | Meals: B

Day 9: Bergen

Step outside your hotel on a walking tour of Bryggen Wharf, a World Heritage site whose colourful, crooked wooden houses and old Hanseatic wharf are a Bergen landmark. Continue through the city’s charming streets admiring the attractions before a guided visit to the KODE museum whose collection includes masterpieces by Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Picasso, Paul Klee, and J. C. Dahl. Time at leisure to explore the harbour area or take an optional trip on the iconic Floyen Funicular for a marvellous view of the city.

Hotel Bergen Bors | Meals: B

Day 10: Bergen – Reykjavik, Iceland

Fly to the Icelandic capital and head straight to the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. Take a rejuvenating dip in the warm milky-white waters before continuing to your hotel.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik | Meals: B

Day 11: Reykjavik – Golden Circle – Reykjavik

Experience the full power of nature today on a tour of the Golden Circle, Iceland’s main attraction. Soak up the incredible, stunning landscapes, powerful geysers and extraordinary waterfalls including Gulfoss, Iceland‘s most famous which plummets 32 metres down to a canyon below. At the Geysir geothermal area watch Strokkur as it routinely erupts hot water and steam in an impressive display. Visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the only place in the world you can view both the North American and European tectonic plates. See the country’s most sacred site, home of the oldest existing parliament in the world, the Althingi.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik | Meals: B

Day 12: Reykjavik – The Highlands – Reykjavik

Today’s adventure starts at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Continue to Hraunfossar waterfall, a series of cascades flowing over moss-covered lava into bright turquoise water. If conditions are clear, enjoy the spectacular views of Langjökull glacier in the distance. Take a short walk to Barnafoss, the children’s waterfall, before continuing to the glacier itself for a snowmobiling expedition. Step inside the glacier and discover another world beneath the icecap. Return to Reykjavik and your hotel.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik | Meals: B

Day 13: Depart Reyjkavik

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik

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Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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