Iceland & Land Of The Northern Lights Cruise
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99701
- Travel Type: Make your own way
12 nights. October 2020. From £989.00.
In search of the Aurora Borealis
Enjoy lazy days relaxing, and nights gazing skyward, as Magellan cruises north to the island outposts of the Faroes and Iceland. Wander Tórshavn's twisting network of lanes and narrow passages, and spend two days exploring the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík, where the brightly painted buildings contrast sharply with the natural beauty of its surroundings. Perhaps take the lift to the top of the Hallgrímskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum. As Magellan follows the Irish coast to and from her home port, Bristol, you'll also have opportunities to visit Cork, southern Ireland's historic centre of commerce, culture and fine food, and discover Belfast's long and complex history, and the world-famous exhibitions of the Titanic Quarter.
What's Included12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsGo in search of the Aurora Borealis
Discover Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice
Four delightful ports of call
An overnight stay in Reykjavík, Iceland’s enthralling capital
Maritime Cobh - your gateway to lively Cork
Toytown-like Faroes' capital, Tórshavn
Sailing back to Bristol via vibrant Belfast
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 from Bristol
Depart: 2000hrs Board Magellan in Bristol, today, and settle in to your cabin as the ship prepares to set sail.
Day 2Cobh, Ireland
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2000hrs Early this morning, Magellan arrives in Cork's long, narrow harbour of Cobh. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Days 3 and 4At sea
Spend your first two full days at sea getting to know Magellan, her crew and her excellent facilities, and making new friends as you settle into the relaxed pace of life on board.
Day 5Tórshavn, Faroes
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs Tiny, Toytown-like Tórshavn is the 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 6At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Days 7 and 8Reykjavík, Iceland
Arrive: 0800hrs (Day Seven) Depart: 2200hrs (Day Eight) After a day sailing along the Icelandic coast, Magellan docks in the world's northernmost capital, the fascinating city of Reykjavík, this evening. Step ashore to spend the next few days exploring, perhaps taking the lift to the top of the Hallgrímskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visiting the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum. Witness geothermal activity at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool and at the original Geysir - after which all others are named.
Days 9-10At sea
Spend two more days at sea relaxing on board.
Day 11Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2300hrs This morning, Magellan arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the Titanic Quarter to see the exhibitions 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.
Day 12At sea
Make the most of a final day relaxing on board as Magellan cruises back to Bristol.
Day 13Arrive back in Bristol
Arrive: 0800hrs Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, this morning, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. 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