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Land Of The Northern Lights To Iceland Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99652

12 nights. March 2020. From £939.00.

Northern Islands & Northern Lights

Join Magellan in Tilbury as she sails north in search of the Aurora Borealis - the enchanting and unforgettable Northern Lights. This superb cruise to Iceland will also reveal the stark but stunning landscape of this remote island-nation, and the friendly bustle of its capital, Reykjavik. Here the brightly painted buildings contrast sharply with the natural beauty outside the city, and you'll have time to 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.Call in Rotterdam to discover a city of contrasts - from the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market to the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves. Spend lazy days at sea enjoying life on board, and make the most of opportunities to explore the Faroe Islands, Shetland and Orkney.

What's Included

12 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
Port Taxes

Holiday Highlights

Search the skies of the Aurora Borealis
Discover Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice
Five delightful ports of call
Five relaxing days at sea
Rotterdam, the Dutch maritime gem
The Faroes' Toytown-like capital, Torshavn
An overnight stay in Reykjavik, one of Europe’s most surprising capitals
Lerwick, capital of the rugged Shetland Islands
The stunning beauty that surrounds Kirkwall on Orkney
PRICE FROM ? £939 per person
Plan My Trip

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from London Tilbury
Depart: 1500hrs Board Magellan in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

Day 2

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1400hrs Magellan reaches her first port of call today: the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

Day 3

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 4

Torshavn, Faroes
Arrive: 1100hrs Depart: 1900hrs Tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn 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 5

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Days 6 and 7

Reykjavik, Iceland
Arrive: 0800hrs (Day Six) Depart: 1900hrs (Day Seven) Reykjavik 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 as Magellan spends an evening and a full day here, and perhaps take a nighttime trip outside the city in search of the Northern Lights, the enchanting Aurora Borealis, that flicker across Iceland’s autumn and winter skies.

Days 8 and 9

At sea
Spend two days relaxing on board.

Day 10

Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 2000hrs Lerwick, the Shetland Islands' rugged capital, is your gateway to an ancient land of legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird life. Discover the town, or join the optional excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Day 11

Kirkwall, Orkney
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1700hrs Today Magellan arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.

Day 12

At Sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 13

Arrive back in London Tilbury
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. Back to top

Further Information

Passport requirements

British 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 advice

Visit 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