Best of Norway & Iceland
Experience the very best of these two amazing countries! In Norway, combine a scenic rail journey with a 6 night coastal cruise, taking in the prettiest towns and most dramatic landscapes. In Iceland, you will develop an appreciation of geological wonders and breathtaking scenery, highlighting some of its most interesting and accessible regions.
• 7 nights hotel accommodation with private facilities
• 6 nights Hurtigruten Voyage
• 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
• “Norway in a Nutshell” scenic rail ticket
• 2nd class rail pass and seat reservations
• Return airport transfers in Reykjavik
• Entry to the Blue Lagoon
• Golden Circle sightseeing tour
• Lake Myvatn sightseeing tour
• Flight from Kirkenes to Reykjavik
1 Nov – 30 Nov 2018
Other departures available between 01 May – 31 Oct 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.
Bonus exclusive welcome pack – with a bottle of sparkling wine & fruit (per cabin, upon arrival of cruise portion of tour)
Room / Cabin Type: Standard Hotels
Cabin Category / Grade: Polar Inside Cabin
Room / Cabin Configuration: Twin Share/Double
30 Jun 18,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1: Bergen
Arrival to Bergen and make your own way to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure.
Scandic Ornen (or similar)
Day 2: Bergen – Norway in a Nutshell - Bergen
This morning, you will enjoy the ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour in one day. Catch the train to Voss, where the bus connects to Gudvangen, the gateway of the fjords. Board the ferry and cruise three hours to Flam. In Flam, you will take the famous train to Myrdal – and then head back to Voss. If you have time, you may like to consider taking dinner at Fleischer’s Hotel – before heading back to Bergen. (B)
Day 3: Bergen
Today, the whole day is free to discover Bergen, the UNESCO listed Bryggen and perhaps an optional excursion. This evening, board the Hurtigruten ship and embark on your 6 night cruise. (BD)
Overnight on board cruise
Day 4: Floro-Molde
Arrive in Alesund and go ashore to explore this pretty art nouveau town. Departures between 15 April and 14 September will also sail into the stunning Geirangerfjord. (BLD)
Day 5: Kristansund-Rorvik
Head north to Trondheim, a historical town with an array of handsome civic architecture. (BLD)
Day 6: Bronnoysund-Svolvaer
Cross the Arctic Circle to Bodo before sailing through the glorious Lofoten Islands. (BLD)
Day 7: Stokmarknes-Skjervoy
Arrive in Tromso, whose renowned Polar Museum offers a fascinating insight into Arctic life over the centuries. (BLD)
Day 8: Oksfjord-Berlevag
Stop at Hammerfest and continue to Honningsvag, the gateway to the stunning North Cape. (BLD)
Day 9: Batsfjord-Kirkenes
The vistas become even more dramatic as we approach Kirkenes, only a few kilometres from the Russian border. Disembark the ship on arrival to Kirkenes in the morning, the end of your cruise. Make your own way to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Optional excursions are available. (B)
Day 10: Kirkenes – Reykjavik
Today – make your own way to local airport in time for your flight to Iceland! Upon arrival in Reykjavik, you will be transferred to the Blue Lagoon to rejuvenate. After a few hours here, you will have an onwards transfer to your Reykjavik hotel. Rest of day to explore the world’s northernmost capital at your leisure. (B)
FossHotel Reykjavik (or similar)
Day 11: Reykjavik - Golden Circle – Gullfoss – Geysir - Reykjavik
Enjoy a day tour of some of Iceland’s natural wonders, beginning with the awe-inspiring Gullfoss waterfall, and explore the bubbling mud pools, geysers and hot springs of the Geysir district. Afterwards, travel on to Thingvellir National Park and then back to Reykjavik. (B)
Day 12: Reykjavik
Explore Reykjavik further today at your leisure. Optional sightseeing tours are available on request. (B)
Day 13: Reykjavik – Akureyri – Lake Myvatn – Akureyri – Reykjavik
Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri this morning to visit the fabulous Godafoss waterfall before heading to Lake Myvatn – a bird sanctuary with one of the highest concentrations of breeding ducks in the world. See the active Krafla volcano and the sulphur mud pots at Hverarond, then enjoy a walking tour of Dimmuborgir, a surreal lava park. Return by air to Reykjavik in the late afternoon. (B)
Day 14: Reykjavik
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport. (B)
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The hotels used on tour may be amended due to unforeseen circumstances at the discretion of the tour operator. Should this occur, hotels of a similar standard will be provided.
- The above itinerary does not account for individual arrival and/or departure variations.
- The order of sightseeing tours may vary according to local conditions or unforeseen circumstances, and will remain at the discretion of the tour operator.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 27 Apr 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. 10% deposit of the total booking due within 7 days. AUD$250 per person is non refundable. Package cancellation fees may apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Bentours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.