11-Day Tour of Iceland & Scandinavia with Return International Flights
Tick some amazing destinations off your bucket list with an 11-day exploration of Northern Europe: visit some of the most alluring countries in the whole continent including Iceland, Sweden and Denmark – and cruise the waters of the North-Atlantic Ocean on a hunt for nature's most spectacular show, The Northern Lights. This once-in-a-lifetime tour includes return international flights from Australia, accommodation in premium hotels, sightseeing, private transfers and much more.
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Experience the magnificence of two of the trendiest Scandinavian countries, Sweden and Denmark, together with the untouched natural treasures of Iceland over 11 incredible days. Pay a visit to the stylish and charming cities of Stockholm and Copenhagen, head to Iceland for five action-packed days in the country of volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Hop on a bus as you experience Iceland's world-famous Golden Circle, admiring the most active geyser in the country, then sail the fresh waters of the North-Atlantic Ocean searching for the breathtaking display of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
What you'll love
Iceland – Visit one of Europe's hottest destinations
Hitting headlines all over the world and topping almost everyone's bucket list, Iceland has become an increasingly popular destination for travellers - so popular that you can count at least six visitors to every local at any time. A land of literally fire and ice, of sharp contrasts and never-ending summer nights, Iceland delights with its awe-inspiring natural wonders and dramatic landscapes - topped up with a remarkable cultural life and outstanding hospitality.
Visit Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, combining colourful buildings, creative people, and eye-popping design. Explore Old Reykjavik, the heart of the city, brimming with restaurants, bars and historical buildings. Head to the Harpa concert hall, with its ever-changing facets glistening on the water's edge or just try some of the local delicacies like Hákarl, Iceland's famous preserved shark meat.
Take the chance to witness the Northern Lights, one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world. Rug up (it gets chilly out there!) and sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik on a private boat where you will be able to watch these stunning colours dance in the atmosphere. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you all the secrets about the Northern Lights: the folklore and superstitions, and the science behind this magical wonder of nature.
Experience Iceland’s Golden Circle, Iceland's number one attraction. Marvel at the furious burst of the Strokkur Geyser in the middle of the Geysir geothermal area, watch the crash of the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall and stop at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park.
Spend two full days around this enchanting country at your leisure doing exactly what you want to do - and finally tick Iceland off your bucket list!
The cities – Discover cosmopolitan Stockholm and Scandi-cool Copenhagen
When in Stockholm, take in the historical gems and colorful roofs of the buildings around the city. Hop on a comfortable air-conditioned coach and discover why this city is often referred to as "the beauty on water". After having explored all the sights, admire this picturesque city from the water, onboard of a private boat with your fellow travellers.
Take a scenic, half day tour of the major sights of Copenhagen – the trendy capital of Denmark, where history and design meet. Visit the Royal Palace and witness the changing of the guard - taking place daily at noon. See the Christianborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament and of the Danish Prime Minister's office. Stroll around the Tivoli Gardens and take a ride on the renovated, century-old roller coaster or just soak up the story-book atmosphere of the enchanting Copenhagen.
Your Package Includes
- Return international flights from Australia flying to Stockholm, Reykjavik and Copenhagen, with airlines including Thai Airways, Emirates, British Air, Iceland Air, Qatar Airlines and Singapore Air.
- Nine nights in premium centrally located hotels in Sweden, Iceland and Denmark, including two nights in Stockholm, five nights in Reykjavik, two nights in Copenhagen
- Half-day tour of Stockholm on a hop on, hop off bus
- A two-hour walking tour of Stockholm
- Bus tour of Iceland's Golden Circle
- Northern Lights boat cruise
- A two-hour walking tour of Reykavik
- Return airport transfers in Reykjavik
- Half-day tour of Copenhagen on a hop on, hop off bus
- A two-hour walking tour of Copenhagen
- Transportation in private vehicles throughout the tour
- An English-speaking local tour guide with expert knowledge of all the sites
- English audio-guides in Stockholm and Copenhagen
The '7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.
Valid for the following departure dates:
13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 October 2018
3,6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 November 2018
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 February 2019
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 20 March 2019
Return international flights in economy class are included in your package. Departures are available from all Australian capital cities. Flights are provided by Thair Airways, Emirates, British Air, Iceland Air, Qatar Airlines and Singapore Air. Flights are provided at the tour company’s discretion and requests for specific flights cannot be guaranteed. Flight time will not exceed 26 hours.
The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged ten years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.
Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone, you must pay a single traveller surcharge of $1600, payable directly to the tour operator.
Please note this tour is not suitable for children under ten years of age.
The maximum capacity on this tour is 40 people.
Instant Booking: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, select 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates.
Can I change my check in date post purchase: Once you have purchased your package and received confirmation your dates cannot be changed without contacting the tour operator directly. This decision is strictly at the discretion of the tour operator and subject to availability, so please ensure you have selected your intended travel dates.
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child (subject to availability). See the ‘Child Policy' for more details.
Child Policy: One child aged from ten to twelve years may stay in the same room as two adults (subject to the availability of a triple room or a rollaway bed). Please note, child must purchase full price adult package.
Room configuration is one double or twin-single beds.
Please note, connecting rooms are not available.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this accommodation package.
Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorized scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.
Strictly no refunds for this accommodation package for amendments and change of date - fees are at the tour operator’s discretion/policy.
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.
Package cannot be split.
Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.
A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.
The value and comparative savings have been determined based on the tour operator’s published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.
All activities and services are subject to availability. Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer LuxuryEscapes.com/terms
DAY 1 - Depart Australia
DAY 2 - Arrive Stockholm, Sweden
Arrive in Stockholm. Transfer by taxi or catch the airport train to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore Stockholm at your leisure.
DAY 3 - Stockholm Day Tour
See Stockholm and its surrounding areas by land, sitting in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and listening to an audio-guide in your own language. Afterwards hop on boat taking you out to sea – and admire picturesque views of Stockholm.
DAY 4 - Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly from Stockholm to Reykjavik - one of the most beautiful places in the world. Transfer to your hotel in the heart of town. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Reykjavik at leisure.
Day 5 - The Golden Circle
The Gullfoss and Geysir bus tour will take you on a day trip to see the worldfamous Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, as well as Thingvellir National Park. The Geysir geothermal area boasts spouting springs, including Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland. At Gullfoss you are given the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. Whether you take the morning or the afternoon tour, you will spend your time encountering a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park, an area of historical and geological significance.
Day 6 - Northern Lights by Boat
Today is free to explore Iceland at leisure. In the evening we will go hunting the northern lights from the ocean; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik and seeing the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won't forget. During the tour our expert guide will tell you all about the northern lights, the folklore and superstition, as well as explaining the underlying scientific facts that make this magical light show possible. The tour takes 2 – 3 hours, departing from Reykjavík´s old harbour; viewing the beautiful coastline of the capital and the city lights on the way out to search for the lights. In only 15-30 minutes we will be in a prime location for viewing the auroras. Included are warm overalls since it does get chilly in the winter and usually much of the time is spent outside gazing at the night sky. The boat boasts a cozy and warm seating area inside, and as we are dedicated to making the trip an enjoyable experience for everyone, the trip it is subject to the right weather conditions. When the northern lights forecast looks good - but it is too windy to go out on sea - we will still venture out for a northern lights tour on a bus, and you will also get to go out on the boat the next available day. Hot beverages & special Icelandic treats are sold on board.
Days 7 & 8 - Explore Iceland at your leisure
The next two days free days to explore Iceland at leisure. You can extend you time here in Iceland and see so much more of this incredible country.
DAY 9 - Reykavik to Copenhagen
Your tour of Iceland comes to an end today. Transfer by coach to the airport for your flights to Copenhagen. Arrive Copenhagen and catch a taxi to the Scandic Copenhagen Hotel.
DAY 10 - Copenhagen
Enjoy a half day tour of all the major sights of the Danish capital - the Royal Palace, the Changing of the Guard, Parliament building, Christiansborg Palace, Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid and other highlights - with options for a canal cruise or entry to the Tivoli Gardens.
DAY 11 - Copenhagen to Australia
This afternoon you will transfer back to the airport for your flights home to Australia.
Arrive in Australia.
Getting to Europe has never been easier, with return international flights from all Australian capital cities included in your package. See the 'Fine Print' for more details.