Iceland, Faroes And Northern Isles Cruise
- Duration: 14 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99904
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
13 nights. June 2019. From £1049.00.
Sunlit days & clear blue waters
Discover a world of long sunlit evenings and tranquil waters as Magellan cruises around the stunning fjords and coastal towns of Iceland before spending two days in the fascinating Icelandic capital, Reykjavik. On this unforgettable summer cruise from Newcastle, you'll also have opportunities to visit Dundee, and experience the remote beauty of the Faroes, Shetland and the Scottish Highlands.
What's Included13 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes
Holiday HighlightsThe rugged beauty of Shetland, Iceland and the Faroes
Two days to explore Reykjavik
The contrasting Scottish ports of Invergordon & Dundee
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 1Board Magellan and settle into your cabin before she cruises from Newcastle this evening.
Day 2Today Magellan calls at the Tayside port-city of Dundee. Explore this historic city, and perhaps visit Captain Scott's Royal Research Ship Discovery - a beautifully restored example of the days when maritime adventures were less luxurious affairs.
Day 3Spend your first full day at sea enjoying Magellan's excellent on-board facilities and getting to know the crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 4Torshavn, the tiny capital of the Danish Faroe Islands, is Magellan's destination today. The Faroes are a birdwatchers’ paradise in the heart of the Gulf Stream, and their inhabitants live surrounded by natural beauty. Discover Torshavn’s confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with turf roofs and modern centre, or join an excursion to another part of the islands, perhaps crossing the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller Eysturoy.
Day 5Reaching the east coast of Iceland, today, we’ll call in Eskifjordur, a historic fishing port and charming seaside village on the shores of the Eskifjord. Here, a fascinating Maritime Museum details the region’s long association with the sea, and shore excursions might include a boat tour to remote Mjoifjordur and the fascinating Icelandic Wartime Museum.
Day 6Akureyri, 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 Godafoss Falls and volcanic Lake Myvatn, will highlight many of its delights.
Day 7This morning Magellan arrives in tiny, exquisite Isafjordur, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World.
Days 8 and 9Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital. Its brightly painted wooden buildings contrast sharply with the stunning beauty of its setting beneath Mount Ejsa. Step ashore to explore, take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum.
Days 10-11Relax on board and relive the memories your cruise around Iceland as Magellan spends two days at sea, heading home.
Day 12Our next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day 13This morning we'll tie up in the great natural harbour at Invergordon on Scotland's rugged East Coast. Step ashore to explore, or join an optional shore excursion, perhaps to Inverness in search of Nessie. Golfers may head to the fine course at nearby Dornoch, while whisky connoisseurs can make a pilgrimage to the celebrated Glen Ord Distillery.
Day 14Bid farewell to Magellan and your fellow travellers, today, 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