Day 1 | Highlights:
Welcome to Bergen where a world of wonder awaits with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board. Tonight toast to the start of your luxurious cruise.
Day 2 | Hardanger Fjord Highlights:
Hardanger Fjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world, is the second longest in Norway. A spectacular day of discovery awaits as we cruise through the magnificent scenery.
Day 3 | Lerwick Highlights:
Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.
Day 4 | Fair Isle Highlights:
Halfway between the isles of Orkney and Shetlands with a resident population of just 60, Fair Isle is a place rich in wildlife, cultural heritage and community spirit. Be welcomed by the locals to their island paradise and share stories of their life and history as you tour the Museum and enjoy their home made cakes and biscuits.
Day 5 | Kirkwall Highlights:
Kirkwall, the ancient capital of Orkney, has an intriguing ancient history, Viking heritage and Scottish traditions.
Day 6 | Stornoway > Portree Highlights:
Stornoway, originally a Viking settlement, is now a bustling hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage.
Day 7 | Loch Ewe Highlights:
One of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Inverewe Estate and gardens date back to 1860. Carefully sculpted since its inception, this outstanding garden is an oasis of exotic plants and vibrant colour fuelled by the warm currents of the North Atlantic Gulf Stream. Discover the diversity of species and its history on your tour. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
Day 8 | St Kilda Highlights:
This isolated archipelago of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean is a nature reserve boasting the largest colony of guillemots in the world, the oldest and largest colony of fulmars, the biggest colony of puffins in Britain and over one million birds in total.
Day 9 | At sea Highlights:
Relax on board and perhaps try a course in Scenic Epicure.
Day 10 | Reykjavik Highlights:
Time at leisure to explore this quirky capital.
Day 11 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula Highlights:
Sparkling fjords, dramatic volcanic peaks, sheer sea cliffs and vast lava flows beckon as we cruise in and around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See vast concentrations of bird species nesting on the treacherous Látrabjarg cliffs and marine life in the waters of the Peninsula.
Day 12 | Isafjordur Highlights:
Located in the incredibly stunning landscapes of the Westfjords is the small town of Isafjordur.
Day 13 | Grimsey Island > Akureyri Highlights:
Keep your eyes open for whales and dolphins as we cruise to Grimsey Island north of the mainland and straddling the Arctic Circle.
Day 14 | Akureyri Highlights:
Visit the Herring Era Museum to learn about this once thriving industry or explore the city and taste local specialties. You may choose Laufas Open Air Museum and Goðafoss waterfall or play golf.
Day 15 | Husavik Highlights:
Nestled on the edge of Shaky Bay, the town of Husavik is one of the best locations in Iceland to see multiple species of whales.
Day 16 | Seydisfjordur Highlights:
We dock right in the heart of this charming town settled by wealthy Norwegian fishermen, allowing free time for you to explore at leisure.
Day 17 | Westman Islands Highlights:
This small archipelago was born from geological volatility and is home to vast species of birdlife including nesting puffins each summer. Heimaey was the site of the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973 that covered most of the island with volcanic ash.
Day 18 | Thorlakshofn Highlights:
Visit the geothermal area and see how the power generated sustains daily life on the island or hike the glacial fields at Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. You can choose to visit the small village of Eyrarbakki or take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
Day 19 | Reykjavik Highlights:
Reykjavik signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.