Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife ex Dover Return
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 18 Jun 2019
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Cruise Description

13 Night Cruise sailing from Dover roundtrip aboard Boudicca.

Visits to four incredible Icelandic destinations are sure to thrill as Boudicca guides you on an unparalleled adventure taking in three sides of this spectacular country. Astonishing landscapes, awe-inspiring natural wonders and an amazing mix of wildlife, from whales and dolphins to seals and sea birds, awaits, leaving you spellbound every step of the way.

On the east coast of Iceland, your ship will divert into Reyðarfjörður – the longest and widest of the beautiful Eastern Fjords – and stop at the enchanting fishing town Eskifjörður. Here you’ll be presented with the stunning sight of Mount Hólmatindur, regarded as one of the most impressive scenic delights in the region. Continuing north, Boudicca will head for Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður. Scenic cruising of this narrow, picturesque waterway en route to Akureyri will be an experience to remember; rugged cliffs, mountains and islands such as Hrisey – home to over 40 species of seabirds – come into view here. Once docked in Akureyri, an overnight stay will allow you time to go in search of natural treasures such as the glorious Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Mývatn; or even embark on once-in-a-lifetime whale watching tours for chances to see Humpback and Minke Whales, dolphins and porpoises in their unspoilt, natural habitat. Akureyri’s charming church, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens are worth discovering too.

Within the scenic Westfjords, Ísafjörður – situated on the banks of one of Iceland’s deepest fjords – is a delight to explore. Here you can enjoy a relaxing day admiring the splendid natural harbour and uncovering the beautifully preserved timber houses and friendly cafés of the charming town centre. Alternatively, perhaps you’ll opt to marvel at magnificent untouched centre on an exhilarating fjord kayak tour; or take a boat trip to see the puffins of Vigur Island. Ísafjörður is also your gateway to the remote Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Enjoying an overnight stay in Reykjavik is the perfect way to end your Icelandic adventure. The world-famous wonders of the Golden Circle – the gushing Geysir hot springs, the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, and the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park – are within your reach here, though you could choose to visit the Blue Lagoon and bathe in its warm geothermal waters. Two days in capital affords time visit interesting museums, galleries and delightful cafés too. As you finally head for home, you’ll call at Kirkwall en route back to Dover, for a chance to delve into the rich history and rugged scenery of the Orkneys.

Highlights of this cruise:

Akureyri, Iceland
Located in Northern Iceland, Akureyri is a beautiful town best known for its spectacular landscapes, lush vegetation and its diverse wildlife. The perfect destination for nature lovers, the waters surrounding the town are teaming with rare, native species such as humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises to go in search of.

In the town centre, there are many museums, galleries and exhibitions to discover and enjoy, offering an insight into the diverse culture of Akureyri and Iceland as a whole. ‘Arts Alley’ – the main street that runs directly through the town – is Akureyri’s cultural hub. Here you will find the very best galleries, exhibitions and restaurants that the town has to offer.

Reykjavík, Iceland
Reykjavik – Iceland’s stunning coastal capital and cultural centre – is the world’s most northerly capital. The city combines colourful buildings, impulsive, creative people, extraordinary design, and some of the country’s most beautiful natural wonders.

The cosmopolitan city with big heart is home to the Althing – the world’s oldest parliament, and the National and Saga Museums, which trace Iceland’s Viking history. The impressive Hallgrímskirkja Church bell tower and the rotating Perlan glass dome offer panoramic views off island. Reykjavik’s galleries and exhibitions, including the outstanding Reykjavík Art Museum and National Gallery, feature radical Icelandic design, and there are many public art installations.

The capital has benefited from a recent surge in high-quality restaurant openings, offering a broad mix of creative cuisine. Daytime cafés switch to restaurants and bars at night – tapas, concept-dining and burger joints all sit comfortably together. And then there’s the wonderful nightlife.

Located in southwest Iceland – characterised by vast peninsulas, coves, straits and islands – Reykjavik is in easy reach of several must-see geological attractions. The iconic Golden Circle Trail includes the Blue Lagoon Spa, the Thingvellir National Park, the renowned Gullfoss Waterfall, and the incredible Geysir hot springs.

Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach – Reykjavik’s little bit of paradise – is also unmissable. The popular sandy beach and geothermal lagoon, where cold sea and hot geothermal waters meet to produce higher temperatures, offers hot-tubs, steam baths and various water sports to try.

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, resonates with ancient echoes of Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. It’s a town that feels more Scandinavian than Scottish; in fact, the name Kirkwall comes from the Norse for 'Church Bay', relating to the town's 11th century Church of St Olaf of Norway.

Exploring the town’s atmospheric paved streets and twisting lanes, reveals a number of highlights, including the ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces, dating from the mid-12th century and serving as a reminder of the Orkney's turbulent past. The palaces are considered by many to be the finest Renaissance buildings in Scotland. Also worth visiting is the recently restored St. Magnus Cathedral, founded in memory of Saint Magnus Erlendsson by Norseman Earl Rögnvald Kali.

Don't miss Tankerness House, a beautifully preserved 16th century townhouse, and the Orkney Wireless Museum, with it's fascinating insights into the history of radio, too.