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European White Nights and Iceland

European White Nights and Iceland

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7 nights

Luxury Holiday
Reykjavik Twilight
Copenhagen
Lerwick

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Ignite your wanderlust with a heart full of "forelsket", the Danish word for falling in love. As the Norse Viking warriors once did, we depart Copenhagen to conquer an amalgam of mysteries.

In the Shetland Islands and Orkneys, we find the past is etched into lands that fan out from Lerwick and Kirkwall including stately high streets and indecipherable standing stones that hint of human history dating back 5,000 years. Panoramic vistas of alpine fields are crisscrossed with walking trails, woolly sheep and splashes of wildflowers.

Memories of aged whiskey linger on your lips as you navigate towards the icy narrows of Iceland. Like the captivating swell of an ocean wave, the tempo of this jurney builds as we reach Reykjavik. An overnight affords time to explore soul-enriching sites inside the Golden Circle, the underworld wonders of a deep magma chamber, or zipping beside looming icebergs in a fast boat. The last wild place on earth lingers forever in memory.

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European White Nights and Iceland Itinerary

Day 1 - Copenhagen

Rejoice in one of the happiest and most vibrant capital cities in the world. Relax like a local alongside joyful Danes and varied culture; the Gefion Fountain, the Little Mermaid statue, Old Citadel, the Amalien Palace with four Rococo buildings, medieval history, charming fishing villages, leading examples of sustainable living and - of course - flaky Danish pastries. Cycling is the preferred way to shuttle across town and it’s well worth the pedal to enjoy the trendy, cosy neighbourhood of Norrebro, Christiansborg Palace and the waterfront home of Christian Andersen. Genuine, vibrant and welcoming... rather like the smiles of those that live here.

Day 3 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Slowly explore this tiny harbour town surrounded by rugged Scottish terrain and native wildflowers. Wander to historical ruins, archaeological sites, the Shetland Croft House Museum and step back in time in the ancient capital, Scalloway. Amble along Da Street for local boutiques and listen to Celtic music where fiddlers tell tuneful tales. View the stunning Shetland archipelago as you spot porpoises, otters and seals. And then there’s the ponies – animated short-legged, long fringed caricatures – like Lerwick, they’re hardy yet gentle.

Day 4 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Orkney’s capital and most southern isle is blessed with architectural wonders. Capture the true Viking spirit in the ‘Church on the Bay’; visit grand sandstone seafront buildings, visit St Magnus Cathedral and smaller churches, the enigmatic Standing Stones of Stenness and other ancient sites. Play Ba, eat cream teas, shop local boutiques and watch fishing fleets depart the bay. Previously claimed to be the most beautiful Scottish high street, soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere and splendour of this royal Scottish Burgh.

Day 7 - Reykjavík

Feel the magnetic lure of adventure at the world’s northernmost capital. Mystical landscapes promise dramatic snow-capped volcanoes, ice fields and mountains for thrilling quests; explore by helicopter, ride Icelandic horses, zip through lava tunnels on super trucks and rocket across glaciers on snow scooters. Then slow down to visit a geothermal-fired bakery and greenhouse, soak in wellbeing springs, the blue lagoon or refresh at the nearby face mask bar. And as the nightlife beckons under the sun that barely sets, drink black death schnapps as a poetic reminder of Reykjavik’s exhilarating activities.

Day 8 - Reykjavík

Feel the magnetic lure of adventure at the world’s northernmost capital. Mystical landscapes promise dramatic snow-capped volcanoes, ice fields and mountains for thrilling quests; explore by helicopter, ride Icelandic horses, zip through lava tunnels on super trucks and rocket across glaciers on snow scooters. Then slow down to visit a geothermal-fired bakery and greenhouse, soak in wellbeing springs, the blue lagoon or refresh at the nearby face mask bar. And as the nightlife beckons under the sun that barely sets, drink black death schnapps as a poetic reminder of Reykjavik’s exhilarating activities.

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