Iceland & Faroes Cruise
- Duration: 12 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99427
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
11 nights. July 2021. From £1869.00.
Spectacular Northern Islands
This glorious summertime cruise from Liverpool features an unforgettable circumnavigation of the stunning Land of Fire and Ice, sailing through pristine waters, together with two fascinating calls at the Faroe Islands, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Board Magellan at Liverpool and sail north to Iceland, calling at historic Belfast en route. Your first Icelandic port-of-call is the fascinating and welcoming Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital, with its pretty painted wooden buildings. Continue to exquisite Ísafjörður, capital of the Westfjords, and then on to Akureyri on the rugged north coast, home to a fascinating botanical garden. Magellan now turns south, and sails to the Faroe Islands, stopping first at Klaksvík, a picturesque fishing town that sits on a steep-sided bay. An overnight stay at exquisite toytown capital Tórshavn completes this excellent cruise.
What's Included11 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
Luggage porterage from port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsExplore Iceland's rugged, beautiful coast
An day in the island's colourful capital, Reykjavík
The Faroes' Toytown-like capital, Tórshavn
Klaksvík, surrounded by conical mountains in the Northern Faroes
Lively, historic Belfast, home to the Titanic Quarter
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Depart Liverpool, UK
Depart: 2000hrs Your holiday begins as you journey to Liverpool, ready to embark and set sail this evening.
Day 2Belfast, UK
Arrive: 0630hrs Depart: 1900hrs Early this morning, Magellan arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the new Titanic Quarter developments that pay homage to the ill-fated vessel, or join an optional excursion to the vast stone staircase of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim Coast beyond.
Days 3 and 4At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 5Reykjavík, Iceland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs Today Magellan docks in Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital. Sitting on a promontory jutting into crystal clear waters and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, the city's brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting. Take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum. Witness geothermal activity at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool, and at the original Geysir - after which all others are named.
Day 6Ísafjörður, Iceland
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs This morning Magellan arrives in tiny, exquisite Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland. Visit the replica Viking farmstead at Eiriksstadir, once home of Eirik the Red (who left it to settle Greenland) and birthplace of Leif the Lucky, who discovered America, and don't miss the glacier on mystical Snaefellsjokull, Iceland's newest national park
Day 7Akureyri, Iceland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1900hrs Akureyri, on Iceland's rugged north coast, is a thriving winter sports centre and home to a fascinating Botanical Garden. The area beyond is wondrously scenic, and today's excursion, to the Goðafoss Falls and volcanic Lake Myvatn, will highlight many of its delights
Day 8At sea
Spend another summer day relaxing on board.
Day 9Klaksvík, Faroe Islands
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1700hrs You'll make a rare call in Klaksvík, capital of the Nordoyar (the six northeasternmost Faroe Isles), today. Many of the inhabitants of this remote Danish outpost are direct descendants of the Vikings, and still speak an ancient Norse language. Sheltered by conical mountains, Klaksvíkis surrounded by a birdwatcher's paradise of green meadows that you'll be able to explore on today's optional shore excursion. This evening Magellan sails on to dock in Tórshavn for the night.
Day 10Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Arrive: 2200hrs (Day Nine) Depart: 1600hrs Tiny Tórshavn is the charming capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge Across the Atlantic connecting the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.
Day 11At sea
Spend your final day on board relaxing, reliving the memories of your cruise and enjoying life on board.
Day 12Arrive Liverpool, UK
Arrive: 0700hrs Magellan arrives back in Liverpool, today, and you'll disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise to Iceland. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top