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Hurtigruten Shetlands, Faroe Islands, Iceland

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This voyage follows the route of the great Viking explorers from Norway to unforgettable Scotland, on to the ruggedly beautiful Faroe Islands, and finally to mystical Iceland. Explore raw wilderness, encounter rare wildlife, and visit fascinating historic settlements on this exciting journey.

  • Visit four different countries on the Viking route
  • Great opportunities for bird and whale watching
  • Thousands of colourful puffins at Heimaey
  • Explore mystical Iceland – the land of fire and ice
  • Hurtigruten Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanies landings and activities
  • Free tea and coffee

Day 1: Bergen

Take a stroll around this charming and compact city, spend some time in one of the outdoor cafés and restaurants, enjoy a trip on the Fløibanen Funicular or visit the Fish Market before embarking your Viking adventure on MS Spitsbergen.

Day 2: Værlandet/Bulandet

Værlandet/Bulandet and Atløy/Nærvik is the westernmost archipelago of Norway, situated northwest of Bergen. We will attempt to make landings both in the morning and in the afternoon, taking you to some of the most interesting sites of the area.

Day 3: Lerwick

Lerwick is the main port of the Shetland Islands and by far the northernmost town of Scotland.  Founded in the 17th century as a fishing port, today Lerwick is a bustling, cosmopolitan seaport. The old waterfront bustles with visiting yachts and working fishing boats. The area boasts some of Shetland’s most attractive scenery and an extraordinary concentration of archaeological sites, including two remarkable Iron Age villages.

Day 4: Kirkwall

Kirkwall is the largest town and the capital of the Orkney Islands.  The town is dominated by the famous St. Magnus Cathedral.

Day 5: Tórshavn

The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 isles that lie in the middle of the North Atlantic, halfway between the Shetland Islands and Iceland. Tórshavn is one of the smallest capitals in the world, with just 15,000 inhabitants.

Day 6: Faroe Islands

Our experienced Captain, Expedition Leader and local experts will coordinate a unique nature landing.

Day 7: Eiði, Faroe Islands

Eiði is a large fishing village in the Faroe Islands with around 600 inhabitants. In the 9th century AD, Eiði was settled by Vikings and today offers fascinating history as well as beautiful hiking trails, such as the short walk that takes in the 343-metre-high promontory of Eiðiskollur, with commanding views of Atlantic breakers crashing on the rocks below.

Day 8: Mykines, Faroe Islands

Mykines was formed about 60 million years ago. The layers of soft volcanic tuff and eroded basalt create excellent nesting conditions for birds here, and the island hosts some of the richest bird cliffs in the world. Several species nest and breed here during the summer season, such as guillemots, atlantic puffins, northern fulmars and kittiwakes, just to mention a few.

Day 9: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea with on board lectures while we set course towards Iceland.

Day 10: Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

The Vestmannaeyjar – or Westman Islands – are a group of 15 spectacular islands and about 30 rock pillars with bird cliffs located off Iceland’s southern coast.
If weather and sea conditions allow, we will visit Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands, and was one of Iceland’s most important fishing ports.

Day 11: Reykjavik

Our voyage of discovery and adventure ends in Reykjavik, an early Viking settlement that today has become the modern capital of Iceland.

MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen has its own on-board Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team host a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily.

Ship Facilities: 

  • Expedition Team
  • Explorer bar
  • Panoramic lounge – Explorer lounge
  • Compass Service Centre
  • Brygga bistro
  • Shop
  • Torget main dining
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Lift
  • Hot tub
  • Guest launderette
  • Panoramic deck 8
  • Outside bar for events, decks 7 & 8

This voyage is departing on the following dates:

  • 8th May 2019

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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Duration

11 Days

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