Nordic City Explorer: Copenhagen & Reykjavik

  • $3199
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On our air-inclusive Nordic City Explorer tour, head north to experience two contrasting, yet equally captivating sides of Europe—the cultivated, avante-garde lifestyle of Copenhagen and the scenic beauty and adventurous elements of Reykjavik. Beginning in Denmark, enjoy the picturesque canals, charming city streets, and savory eats awaiting you in Copenhagen. You’ll also see popular sites including the Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Castle, along with historic Frederiksborg Castle during a beautiful day trip through North Zealand. In Iceland, continue the cultural immersions as you tour around Reykjavik to admire the Hallgrimskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall, and much more. Then, unwind with a serene day at the Blue Lagoon before heading out into nature to discover the iconic Golden Circle and gorgeous South Shore. This distinctive two-city Nordic trip will certainly be one to brag about!

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • Overnight flight on Icelandair
  • 3 nights in Copenhagen
  • 4 nights in Reykjavik
  • Return flight on Icelandair


  • Copenhagen city tour
  • North Zealand tour with a visit to Frederiksborg Castle
  • Reykjavik city tour
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Golden Circle tour

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip international airfare from New York
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • 9 Meals: 7 breakfast and 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Depart USA

Your Nordic trip begins with an overnight flight to Copenhagen.

Arrive in Copenhagen

Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met by your tour guide who will bring you on a wonderful tour this capital city. Stop to see many popular sights and landmarks including the Little Mermaid statue, Gefion Fountain, Amalienborg Palace (home of the Royal family), and the Nyhavn Canal with its quaint outdoor restaurants and cafés. You’ll also see the Christiansborg Castle (home of the Danish Parliament), Royal Opera House, and more. After sightseeing, check-in at the hotel and then enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Admiral Hotel Copenhagen or similar |…


Wake up to breakfast at the hotel and then enjoy a day of independent exploration. It’s the perfect time to take a leisurely bike ride around the city, sample creative street fare or delectable eats such as Smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches), and visit a variety of fascinating cultural institutions such as the Natural History Museum of Denmark and National Gallery of Denmark, both of which offer free entry!

Admiral Hotel Copenhagen or similar | Breakfast

North Zealand Excursion

Today after breakfast, you’ll travel through North Zealand via the scenic Danish countryside. First, stop in Hillerød to visit the Frederiksborg Castle, a 17th century structure that now houses the National History Museum. Continue on for a stunning panoramic view of Fredensborg Castle, the Queen’s summer residence. Then, head to the coast for a view of the magnificent Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, famously known as the castle of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Return to Copenhagen along the scenic coastal road.

Admiral Hotel Copenhagen or similar | Breakfast


Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport to depart on your flight to Reykjavik. Arrive to the world’s northernmost capital city in the early evening and embark on an exciting city tour. You’ll visit the Höfði house, “The Pearl” glass-dome landmark, and of course the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Church. Plus, stop to see the Harpa Concert Hall, take in gorgeous views of the old harbor, and get familiar with this inviting city center.

Grand Reykjavik Hotel or similar | Breakfast

Blue Lagoon

Today is all about pure relaxation! After breakfast, we’ll head to the famous Blue Lagoon so you can soak in the warm, mineral-rich geothermal water. Float around with a drink in your hand, apply a reinvigorating facial mud mask, and admire the tranquil surroundings. Return to the Reykjavik city center for an evening at your leisure.

Grand Reykjavik Hotel or similar | Breakfast

The Golden Circle

This morning, fuel up at breakfast and then depart for a scenic tour of the Golden Circle. On this excursion you’ll experience Iceland’s most impressive attractions—Thingvellir National Park, the geothermal area of Geysir, and Gullfoss Waterfall. At Thingvellir National Park you can walk among the unique landscape shaped by the American and Eurasian tectonic plates drifting apart. While visiting Geysir, keep your eyes and camera on the hot springs, as they spontaneously erupt every few minutes. Ending at the Gullfoss Waterfall, you can stroll along it’s rim and admire the rushing…

South Shore

Today after breakfast, take off to the stunning South Shore of Iceland. You’ll traverse the coast, stopping to see the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls. Plus, step foot on the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara and enjoy inspiring views of the ocean and mountain landscapes. End the evening with a fun Viking-themed feast for your farewell dinner before returning to Reykjavik.

Grand Reykjavik Hotel or similar | Breakfast, Dinner


On your last day, wake up and enjoy breakfast before departing to the Reykjanes Peninsula to see more of the country’s beauty before heading to the airport for your early evening flight back to the USA.

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