Iceland's Land Of Ice & Fire Cruise
- Duration: 11 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99440
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
10 nights. June 2021. From £1689.00.
A midnight sun cruise
This glorious early summer cruise brings the opportunity to discover and explore the stunning ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, with calls at a quartet of exquisite Icelandic ports, including fascinating capital Reykjavík. Board sleek Magellan at Newcastle and sail north via Dundee to toytown-like Tórshavn, capital of the Faroe Islands, before continuing to Iceland. Your first Icelandic port-of-call is the stunning natural harbour of Seyðisfjörður, one of the country’s most beautiful coastal locations, followed by Akureyri on the rugged north coast, home to a fascinating botanical garden. Continue to exquisite Ísafjörður, capital of the Westfjords, before a call at Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital, with its painted wooden buildings, completes this wonderful cruise.
What's Included10 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 HighlightsFour spectacular Icelandic ports
Three long sunlit days at sea
Colourful Reykjavík, nestling by the waters of its "Smoky Bay"
Calls in the fascinating Icelandic ports of Seyðisfjörður, Akureyri and Ísafjörður
Toytown-like Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroes
The historic Scottish port of 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 1Depart Newcastle, UK
Depart: 2000hrs Board Magellan in Newcastle, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins this evening.
Day 2Dundee, UK
Arrive: 0600hrs Depart: 1700hrs Today 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 3At sea
Spend your first full day at sea relaxing and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 4Tórshavn, Faroes
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs Tórshavn, 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 Tórshavn’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 5Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 1830hrs Today Magellan calls in the stunning natural harbour of Seyðisfjörður, one of Iceland's most beautiful coastal locations. From here ferries and a sub-ocean telephone cable connect Iceland to the outside world. Wander the streets lined with Norwegian-style houses or head inland to discover yet more breathtaking countryside.
Day 6Akureyri, Iceland
Arrive: 0930hrs 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 7Ísafjörður, Iceland
Arrive: 0800hrs 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 from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World.
Day 8Reykjavík, Iceland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1900hrs Magellan will spend today in Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital. Set on a promontory jutting into crystal-clear waters, and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, this 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 Hallgrímskirkja church for a panoramic view or visit the Arbaer Folk Museum. Witness geothermal activity at the famous Blue Lagoon, and at the original Geysir – after which all others are named.
Days 9-10At sea
Enjoy two days at sea relaxing as Magellan cruises home.
Day 11Arrive Newcastle, UK
Arrive: 0930hrs Magellan arrives in Newcastle, 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