Iceland’s Majestic Landscapes

Free Gratuities

Holiday Details

Iceland & Norway 28th Jul 2023
Various regional airports 12 nights
*Viking Ocean Cruises £4,790.00

Iceland’s Majestic Landscapes

See unparalleled natural beauty

Witness the gentle giants of the sea in Iceland’s majestic, distant north or immerse yourself in tradition and take a dip in a thermal bath amid breathtaking vistas. Meet the people who thrive on the water’s edge of the Faroe archipelago, and encounter local wildlife. Experience the robust beauty of Geiranger and the contrasting urban setting of Ålesund. Unlock some of the mysteries of the far north in Norway, and discover its Viking past.

 

 

 

Day 1 — Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Arrive in Reykjavík today and embark your ship. Take in the city’s breathtaking setting from the deck or from your veranda. Our overnight stay here lets you explore the city on your own, or simply relax over your first meal on board at The Restaurant.

 

Day 2 — Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Explore Reykjavík, one of the cleanest and most eco-friendly cities in the world. Vikings settled here in 870 AD, and today Reykjavík is home to endless charms, watched over by the majestic Esja mountain range. You will see the city’s highlights up close, including the charming cathedral. And admire the cityscape from the Perlan, a hilltop, glass-domed landmark offering spectacular city views. Alternately, you may venture farther afield to take in the country’s breathtaking natural beauty, from towering waterfalls and soaring mountains to blue thermal springs.

 

Day 3 — ĺsafjördur, Iceland

 

Uncover the natural beauty and history of the Westfjords peninsula in Iceland’s most remote, and many say most breathtaking, reaches. Explore your port city of ĺsafjördur and the tiny and tranquil enclave of Bolungarvík, one of the nation’s oldest fishing villages and home to the Ósvör Maritime Museum. Alternately, marvel at the magnificent Dynjandi waterfall, a bridal veil of water cascading down a mountainside, or kayak amid some of Iceland’s most picturesque locations.

 

Day 4 — Akureyri, Iceland

 

Visit Iceland’s second largest city and admire its colorful architecture. Nicknamed the “Capital of the North,” Akureyri prospered during its days as a Danish trading post. Visit the city’s beloved church to gaze upon the stained-glass window that once adorned England’s Coventry Cathedral and admire some of the 2,000 species of blooms at the Public Park and Botanic Garden.

 

Day 5 — Seydisfjördur, Iceland

 

Walk along streets of colorful wooden homes dating back to the 19th century or explore the surrounding fjord landscape, all overseen by starkly picturesque slopes and the soaring summits of Mounts Bjólfur and Strandartindur. The tiny town boasts a thriving scene of local arts and a history dating back to early Viking settlement. If you wish, you may follow a tranquil walking path from the town center along the banks of the Fjardará River.

 

Day 6 — Sail the Norwegian Sea

 

Cruise the Norwegian Sea, the source of transformative discoveries and ideas, from legendary sea monsters and real-life whales to massive amounts of cod and oil. As you sail, learn more about your upcoming destinations during our engaging port talks in our onboard theater.

 

Day 7 — Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

 

Explore the legacy of Vikings in the scenic Faroe Islands, located halfway between Norway and Iceland. Once home to the Viking Parliament, the island’s capital of Tórshavn occupies the archipelago’s most historic peninsula. During your visit, a scenic drive reveals the breathtaking fjords of Kaldbak and Kollafjørdur, magnificent island vistas and a rich salmon fishing culture . . . all infused with a welcoming Nordic spirit.

 

Day 8 — Sail the North Sea

 

The North Sea has long been central to Europe’s history. From Viking settlement and medieval trade to international war and modern-day oil production, some of the continent’s most pivotal moments have unfolded on its stage. Learn more about this body of water during an enriching lecture. Relax on board with tea in the Wintergarden or find your inner calm with yoga on the Sports Deck.

 

Day 9 — Geiranger, Norway

 

Cruise into the tiny village of Geiranger via the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway’s most spectacular fjords. If you would like magnificent bird’s-eye views of this magical setting, join an included tour to Eagle’s Bend, perched 2,000 feet above the village. It is a thrilling drive marked by 11 hairpin turns and incredible panoramas. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors on an optional tour to witness spectacular waterfalls or journey through the fjords by kayak.

Ship will call in Ålesund, Norway on August 18, 2021 and in Olden, Norway on July, 26, 2022.

 

Day 10 — Ålesund, Norway

 

Admire Ålesund’s colorful Art Nouveau facades by foot. After the city was destroyed by fire in 1904, it was rebuilt with the support of German Kaiser Wilhelm, who often vacationed here. The architectural style of the day, Jugend, prevails in the town center. Alternately, you may visit spectacular Nordic islands via a vast coastal network of bridges and tunnels, or join a Norwegian family in their home for coffee and a snack to learn firsthand about daily life in this scenic place.

Ship will call in Geiranger, Norway on August 19, 2021.

 

Day 11 — Flåm, Norway

 

Through breathtaking fjords, your ship glides into the village of Flåm. Spend the day soaking up majestic views—from Vassbygda Lake to picturesque Vassbygdi and Aurland. Board the famous Flåm Railway for a train ride that climbs nearly 3,000 feet. Stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall and continue to the Mølstertunet open air museum, in Voss. Lunch on the famed Hotel Stalheim’s veranda, and gaze at the Naerøyfjord, a UNESCO Site.

 

Day 12 — Bergen, Norway

 

Encircled by majestic mountains, fjords and glaciers, Bergen was home to Viking sagas. With your ship berthed next to Bryggen wharf, a UNESCO Site, easily stroll along its waterfront. See the beautiful 18th-century wooden houses, and visit the Hanseatic Museum on your included tour. Perhaps take an excursion to Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s famous composer. Or take a trip to the top of Mt. Ulriken, where you can savor an Ulriken bun, a cinnamon pastry, with a view that is equally as indulgent. Gain an insider’s view of Norway’s shipbuilding culture and fish farming industry on our optional excursion. This evening, dine ashore and mingle with the locals, as we will be spending the night in port.

 

Day 13 — Bergen, Norway

 

Depart your ship today or extend your stay by spending more time in Bergen and Oslo, Norway.

Enjoy it all, it’s all included:

– Return scheduled flights from the UK

– Private veranda stateroom

– All delicious on board meals in a choice of multiple dining venues

– Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

– Free 24-hour room service

– Speciality teas and coffees any time on board

– Complimentary excursion in almost every port of call

– Evening entertainment, lectures and port talks

– Free Wi-Fi on board (restrictions apply) OR Free Wi-Fi on board* with *Restrictions apply in the T&C’s

– Free use of spa facilities

PLUS……Free Gratuities on ALL cruises

 

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For more information please call us on 01670 829922.

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