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2019 Small Group Tour Dates
  • Price:  $3,599 per person, double occupancy. Add $949 for your own room. The Iceland add-on option is $1,749 per person double occupancy, $2,332 single occupancy. 
  • Dates:  Tour Begins in September 9, 2019 in Copenhagen and ends in Bergen on September 18, 2019.  If adding on the Iceland option, we arrive in Reykjavik on September 18, 2019 and depart September 22, 2019.
  • Questions?  Email and get an immediate response at info@travelingprofessor.com or phone 516.448.7393.
What's Included
  • All Breakfasts.
  • Dinners:  Authentic Norwegian buffet 2 nights in Flam.  You’re going to like this!
  • Transportation:  All domestic transportation in Copenhagen, Norway and Iceland except transfer from Copenhagen airport.
  • All guided tours
  • Admission to all museums on itinerary in Oslo and Bergen
  • Much, much more.
What's Not Included
  • Airfare between North America and Europe (see note about airfare below).
  • Airfare between Bergen and Reykjavik (we will advise on flight itinerary).
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals other than specified on the itinerary.  Note that meals in Scandinavia, especially Norway, are considerably more expensive than in North America.
  • Travel insurance.   The Traveling Professor can refer you to a licensed travel insurance agent.
  • Tips (tipping is minimal) and The Traveling Professor does not accept tips
Notes Regarding Airfare
  • You may choose to book your own transatlantic airfare to Copenhagen and from Reykjavik.  Then, you would need to book your flight from Bergen to Reykjavik.  We can advise you on specific flights.
  • DO NOT purchase airfare until your space has been confirmed and it is designated as a “go”.
  • Most flights from North America are overnight flights.
  • Carry-on luggage is STRONGLY recommended.  There are laundry facilities in some of the hotels.

Important Notes
  • Professor Steve Solosky leads this tour
  • Travelers need to be in good health, ambitious, and energetic.  Everyone is expected to handle their own luggage without assistance, walk 2-3 miles daily, up and down stairs, and on rugged/hilly terrain.  This tour is NOT recommended for those with mobility issues.  
  • Most of our travelers are in their 40’s through 70’s.  Usually half are solo travelers.
  • Tour is limited to about 12-15 travelers.
  • For full details on what to expect on The Professor's tours, including hotels used click HERE.
Denmark, Norway and Iceland 2019

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COPENHAGEN · NORWAY · ICELAND

small group tours to norway

See Photos of Our Previous Tours
Iceland, June 2016  •  Denmark/Norway June 2016  •  Norway/Iceland/ July 2015
Copenhagen/Norway/Iceland 2015

THIS TOUR STARTS IN COPENHAGEN ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

Day 1:  Arrival Copenhagen
Check in at the top-rated, centrally located Copenhagen Strand Hotel. 
Perfectly located, it is close to the Nyhavn Canal and just a short walk to The Little Mermaid, Royal Danish Playhouse, harbor, and most of the attractions in the city.  After everyone is checked in, we’ll take a late afternoon relaxing canal cruise.

Day 2:  Copenhagen
So much to see and do - start the first full day with a professionally guided tour of the city.  The remainder of the day is on your own with a personal “key to the city” – 24 hours of free public transportation and VIP admission to nearly every attraction in Copenhagen.  In the evening we’ll meet for dinner at a spot right on the Nyhavn canal.

 Day 3:  After a free morning in Copenhagen, embark on a scenic overnight Commodore-class ferry cruise to Oslo.  

 Day 4:  Arrival in Oslo

After a spectacular morning arrival into Oslo harbor, drop our bags at the hotel and hop on the tram through some of the most charming neighborhoods to famous Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park to enjoy  the beautiful sculptures and for lunch.   Later in the afternoon an expert guide acquaints us with the most famous sites of the city.   The Hotel Børsparken is situated within walking distance to nearly every attraction, restaurant, and good transportation connections in Oslo.   

Day 5:  Oslo
Free admission to 30 major attractions such as Munch Museum, Ibsen Museum,  Holocaust Center, Historical Museum,  National Gallery, Museum of Decorative Arts & Design, National Museum of Architecture, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Norwegian Folk Museum, Nobel Peace Center, Natural History Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum, Viking Ship Museum.   All Oslo city public transportation (bus, tram, metro, ferry) is included.   It is a great opportunity to explore the city, on your own if you wish, or with the guidance of The Professor.

 Day 6:  Myrdal and Flam

Depart from Oslo to Myrdal via train on a relaxing high speed train winding through lakes, forests, and mountains.  Then, enjoy the most beautiful train ride in the world from mountaintop to sea level on the Flamsbana Railway.   Check in at the outstanding Fretheim Hotel just steps from the train station.   Meet in the fireplace-lit atrium to plan the next full day in Flam.  Then, there’s an authentic Norwegian buffet in the stunning dining room.

 Day 7:  Flam and Cruising the Fjords

Enjoy a day in Flam at the edge of the majestic Sognefjord.  There are a variety of activities to choose from, included on the tour.   Do an easy 10km hike and see hundreds of waterfalls.   Others can opt for a beautiful slow and easy cruise through the Sognenford.  Also available is an exciting Safari cruise on the Sogneford for an “up close and personal” fjord experience.  Norwegian buffet dinner at the Fretheim.

 Day 8:  Departure from Flam to Bergen

Depart Flam in the morning for another spectacular day as we head to Bergen by train.  After check-in at the Grand Terminus Hotel, experience an informative and interesting 3-hour walking tour of the city.

 Day 9:  Bergen

Full day in Bergen.   Spend the day visiting markets or the other attractions of Bergen.  Museum admission is provided to great city attractions.

 Day 10:  Iceland (This is Day 1 of the optional Iceland add-in tour)

End of tour for those not going onto Iceland.  Otherwise, flight from Bergen to Reykjavik. Check in at Reykjavik Hotel, the Holt Hotel.  We have a quick tour planned of the city before heading out to dinner.

 Day 11:  Iceland  (This is Day 2 of the optional Iceland add-in tour)

Guided 11 hour tour of the South Coast.   Visit glaciers, waterfalls, bird cliffs and lava beaches.  We’ll see the famous  Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the 60 meter high Skógafoss waterfall, and the narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall. 

 Day 12:  Iceland (This is Day 3 of the optional Iceland add-in tour)

Guided 9 hour tour of the Golden Circle of Iceland.   The Gullfoss double waterfall, geyser hot springs, and the ancient Viking Parliament area of Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

 Day 13:  Iceland (This is Day 4 of the optional Iceland add-in tour)

Free day in Reykjavik.  Enjoy the entertaining flea market downtown, the famed Harpa auditorium, or even a whale-watching cruise.  All these attractions are within walking distance of our hotel.

Day 14:  Blue Lagoon and Departure (This is Day 5 of the optional Iceland add-in tour)

Enjoy the wonders of the Blue Lagoon.  We'll transport you to and from the famous Icelandic hot springs for a 3-hour stay to enjoy a soothing Comfort Package stay.  Some people say this is their best day in Iceland! We depart from the Blue Lagoon to the airport.

What’s Included:

Hotels:  2 nights in Copenhagen, 1 overnight Commodore-class cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo, 2 nights Oslo, 2 nights Flam, 2 nights Bergen, 4 nights Reykjavik (optional add-on).   Hotels 3-star deluxe and 4-star quality accommodations in central locations.  We have hand-picked hotels for convenience, level of service, cleanliness, size, and quality.  The Fretheim Hotel in Flam is a spectacular lodge-like hotel with deluxe rooms with patio or balcony views

·         All Breakfasts.  2 Norwegian style buffet dinners at the Fretheim Hotel.

·         Transportation:  All domestic transportation in Copenhagen, Norway and Iceland except airport transfers TO Copenhagen hotel and FROM Reykjavik hotel to airport. 

·         All guided tours

·         Travelers will be given an “Oslo Pass” and a “Bergen Card” giving VIP entrance to all sites on the itinerary plus much, much more.  It also includes unlimited local public transportation.

·         Group private transfers to/from Bergen airport.  Group private transfers from Reykjavik airport. Transfer from Copenhagen hotel to ferry.

·         Choice of one activity in Flam to include Sogneford ferry cruise or safari fjord boat PLUS Flam hike.

What’s Not Included:

·         Airfare between North America and Denmark/Iceland.  Airfare from Bergen to Reykjavik (see note about airfare below).

·         Personal expenses

·         Meals other than specified on the itinerary. 

·         Travel insurance.   We STRONGLY advise having medical coverage and emergency evacuation insurance while traveling overseas.   See the Notes section for more information.

·         Tips (tipping is minimal) and The Traveling Professor does not accept tips

·         Fees for Individual Activities not on the itinerary.

·         Airport transfers from airport to hotel in Copenhagen and from hotel in Reykjavik.  We are happy to make transfer arrangements however.

Notes Regarding Airfare:

·         We will provide assistance and details on booking airfare.  Do not book airfare until the trip is designated as a “go”.

·         Book outbound flight from your city into Copenhagen (CPH).   If not doing the Iceland add-on, return from Bergen (BGO). 

·         For those going on the Iceland add-on, note that Iceland Air offers a free stopover of up to 7 days in Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF).   In that case, book your outbound flight to CPH and your return from BGO with a stopover in KEF.  Again, we will provide details and assistance with this. 

·         Most flights from North America are overnight flights.

·         Carry-on luggage is STRONGLY recommended. 

Notes:

·         Travelers need to be in good health, ambitious, and energetic.  Everyone is expected to handle their own luggage without assistance, walk 2-3 miles (sometimes more) daily, up and down stairs, and on rugged/hilly terrain.  This tour is NOT for those with mobility issues. 

·         Most of our travelers are in their 40’s through 70’s.  Usually half are solo travelers.

·         Tour is limited to about 15 travelers.

·         It is strongly recommended travelers obtain trip cancellation and health insurance for this tour.  Some insurance companies require cancellation insurance be purchased within 14 days of making a deposit.  Feel free to obtain insurance from a vendor of your choice.  Here are two plans our travelers typically purchase:

o    Allianz Basic Plan: http://goo.gl/aHm6is

o    Allianz Classic Plan:  http://goo.gl/P0gLR

o    A good resource for travel insurance is http://safeguardtravel.com/. 

Tour Dates:

  • The tour will start in Copenhagen in  September 9, 2019.

Pricing:

·         Double Occupancy:  $3,599 per person.

·         Single Occupancy:  Add $949.

·        The Iceland 4- night add-on option is $1,749 per person double occupancy, $2,332 single occupancy.

To Reserve Places on this Tour:

·         Please send a deposit of $500 per person made out to TRAVELING PROFESSOR LLC and mail to:  STEPHEN SOLOSKY, TRAVELING PROFESSOR, PO BOX 747, GREAT BARRINGTON MA 01230.  Include contact information (name, address, phone, email) with payment.

·         Deposits are FULLY REFUNDABLE, no questions asked, up to 21 days after receipt.  Any and all payments are fully refundable if trip is filled to capacity upon your cancellation.  Of course, if the tour does not run, all deposits and payments are promptly refunded.

·         Credit card and PayPal payment is available.  However, banks assess a 3% surcharge which must be added.