Geysers, hot springs and black-sand beaches
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
Polar, Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
|25 Jul 2019||17 Aug 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $17,920|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Norway’s scenic capital, Oslo! Surrounded by forests 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 includes the fascinating Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland’s Park (the world’s largest sculpture park by a single artist), Karl Johans gate and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, where we’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Oslofjord. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group welcome dinner at a local restaurant. [B,D]
We head to the airport this morning for our flight to Tromsø, the ‘Arctic Capital’, characterised by its snow-capped peaks and centuries-old wooden architecture. Tonight we take an evening cable car ride to the top of Mount Storsteinen for stunning vistas over the city. [B]
Today we visit the iconic Arctic Cathedral, and tour the city’s museum and gardens. [B]
The second-largest island in Norway, we’ll head to enchanting Senja via ferry today. We visit the wonderfully weird and wacky Senja Trollpark, home to the world’s largest (and Guinness World Record holding!) troll, standing at 18 metres high and weighing a massive 125,000 kilograms. (Accommodation room styles are varied at Mefjord Brygge) [B,D]
Departing Senja we head to the port and catch a ferry, making our way to Andenes port. Keep your eyes on the water as you may be lucky and spot a majestic whale! View the incredible scenery and snow-capped mountains from our ferry, as we travel to Lofoten, known for its spectacular scenery and dramatic mountains. [B,D]
Special Experience: We stay at a fishing village in traditional fishing cabins known as rorbu for the next three nights.
We see more highlights of Lofoten today, including a visit to the Borg Viking Ship Museum. We will also have the opportunity to take some scenic photos of the striking landscape! [B,D]
Meet some precious reindeer today at a local farm, where conservation efforts protect the threatened species from the harsh Norwegian winter conditions. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Nyksund, a little coastal fishing village. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: Take in spectacular scenery as we walk a section of the incredible Dronningruta.
Today we visit ‘A’, a village with only one vowel as its name. This evening we catch a ferry to Bodø and enjoy our dinner on board. [B,D]
See one of the world’s strongest tidal currents today at Saltstraumen Maelstrom. Here up to 4 million cubic metres of seawater forces its way through a 3-kilometre-long and 150-metre-wide strait every six hours. We then fly to Sandefjord and continue to Oslo via a visit to Heddal Stavkirke, the largest stave church in Norway. Tonight in Oslo we enjoy a dinner to farewell magnificent Norway. [B,D]
After a morning at leisure, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Iceland! We'll arrive in the city of Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital. The rest of the evening is at leisure to relax or begin exploring. [B]
Visit Reykjavík’s landmarks on a sightseeing tour this morning. We’ll admire the city from the viewing deck of the famous ‘Perlan’ 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]
This morning we discover the top of a volcano in Grabrok, enjoying scenic views over Borgarfjörður. We’ll then continue past Skagafjörður, famous for breeding Icelandic horses, and travel to the picturesque fishing town of Siglufjord, formerly known as the herring capital of the world. [B]
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. Highlights of this area include Dimmuborgir, the Skutustadir pseudo craters, and the sulphurous and volcanic Namaskard and Krafla areas with hot springs to relax in. [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’, and one of the most spectacular in Iceland! [B]
We head off the beaten track, travelling to Geysir through the centre of Iceland past volcans, mountains and lakes. An area that is off the tourist trail many movies have been made in this unique part of Iceland. [B,L,D]
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.
Today we discover Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. We’ll explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park, which lies in a rift valley that marks the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and is characterised by mesmerising faults and canyons, as well as rifts filled with crystal-clear water. We’ll also watch as Strokkur geyser erupts in the geothermal area of Haukadalur, and visit the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. [B,L]
Today we take a ferry to see the volcanic archipelago of Vestmannaeyjar - the “Icelandic Pompeii”. We then travel to Vik, Iceland's southernmost village, and take a walk along the black volcanic sand beaches. [B,D]
We travel to incredible Vatnajökull, or “Vatna Glacier”, Iceland’s largest and most voluminous ice cap that covers more than 8% of the country with an area of 8,100 square kilometres. [B,D]
Special Experience: We’ll enjoy a glacier cruise on Jökulsárlón Lagoon, dotted with hundreds of floating icebergs and blocks.
Today we will see the beautiful Seljandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls. We will also visit the LAVA Centre in Hvolsvollur, an exhibition dedicated to the volcans of Iceland. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner in Reykjavik. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]