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Natural Wonders of Iceland Cruise

Natural Wonders of Iceland Cruise

A showcase of Iceland's sheer, unspoilt natural beauty, this epic circumnavigation of one of the world's most spectacular islands presents extraordinary wonders, landscapes and wildlife during time spent aboard and ashore.

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FRED OLSEN CRUISE - NATURAL WONDERS OF ICELAND

A showcase of Iceland's sheer, unspoilt natural beauty, this epic circumnavigation of one of the world's most spectacular islands presents extraordinary wonders, landscapes and wildlife during time spent aboard and ashore.

 

 

BALMORAL SHIP

Named after the Scottish home of the Royal family, Balmoral is a classically styled ship exuding a welcomeing, friendly atmosphere and a warming, home from home feel.  Balmoral is the newest and largest ship i nthe Fred Olsen fleet.  There is a range of dining options available to suit all tastes and a fantastic selection of bars and lounges.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up service

Porterage

Overnight stay enroute to Rosyth on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis

Cabins are ensuite, air-conditioned and have TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer

All meals throughout the cruise from 5 course a la carte dining to casual buffets, afternoon tea & late night snakcs

All inclusive drinks package

Captains drinks party and gala buffet

Evening entertainment including cabaret shows, live music and dancing

Use of leisure facilities and a wide range of daytime activities and lectures

Crew gratuities

Port taxes

 

Please note – we do not include shore excursions.  Full details will be sent in advance.

 

Single cabin supplement: Please ask us for details

 

Ocean view porthole window supplement from £200 per person

Ocean view picture window supplement from £300 per person

Superior ocean view picture window supplement from £500 per person

 

DAY ONE

Your door to door pick-up service will transfer you to your tour coach for your transfer to a hotel in the Durham/Northumberland area for an overnight stay with dinner & breakfast included.

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DAY TWO - TWELVE

After a leisurely breakfast we continue to Edinburgh and the port of Rosyth to embark your ship - Balmoral

Highlights of the cruise includes:

Cruising by Eyjafjallajokull, the 5466ft high active volcano which famously erupted in 2010, this notorious ice-capped natural wonder is simply breathtaking. Ellidaey Island, part of the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, a collect of picturesque islands. Also Elephant Rock, an incredible natural rock formation said to have formed following the eruption of the Eldfell Volcano in the 1970's.

2 days to explore Reykjavik - Icelands stunning coastal capital and cultural centre. It is also the world most northerly capital. The city combined colourful buildings, extraordinary design and some of the countrys most beautiful natural wonders. Located in southwest Iceland, 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.

Perched on the peninsular of the Westfjords is the pretty town of Isafjordour. It has a natural harbour and is set against a backdrop of steep mountains and an arching spit that extends out into the deep Skutulsfjordour.

Cruising by Hornstrandir, home to a huge number of migrating birds, Fulmars, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Puffins and Razorbills are often seen perched on the rugged rocky ledges.

Drangaskoro a collection of dragon tail-like pinnacles rising from the sea and dominating the skyline of the breathtaking Westfjords.

Akureyri, a beautiful town best known for its spectacular landscapes, lush vegetation and 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-beacked dolphins and porposies. Within reach on the tours are incredible natural wonders too, such as the Godafoss 'waterfalls of the gods' and Lake Myvatn.

Cruising Eyjafjordour, the longest fjord in Iceland ,situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle, the fjord lies on the migratory route of many species of whales and birds.

Pretty Hrisey Island is known as the 'pearl of the Eyjafjordur', it is Icelands second larges tisland yet only around 200 people live there in one tiny fishing village.

Cruising Grimsey, Icleands northernmost inhabited territory and located on the edge of the Arctic Circle and is home to over a 100 peple and over a million seabirds.

Cruising Skjafandi Bay with its imposing snow-topped Viknafjoll and Kinnarfjoll Mountains, glacier and freshwater rivers, crisp un-polluted air, Skjafandi Bay would be magical even without its incredible wildlife. Time for spotting Puffins, Dolphins & Whales in the calm colder waters.

Beautiful Borgarfjordour Eystri fjord in eastern Icleand is a European destination of excellence and renowned for its craggy shores, steep cliffs and the 1136 metre high Dyrfjoll Mountains.

Mestled in between the beautiful Mount Strandartindur and mount Mjolfur in the East fjords is picturesque Seydisfjordour, home to a unique collection of wonderfully preserved wooden structures. The valley above the town echoes to the sound of the 25 thundering waterfalls formed by the river Fjorara as it cascades down to a lagoon at the head of the fjord.

Cruising by Daltangi, Akurell & Toarfjall - three incredible, snow flecked, pyramid shaped mountains situated on the stunning east coast. Nipukollur, a might 1958ft high peak close to the beautiful town of Meskaupstadur. Cruise the majestic Nordfjardarhorn and Gerpirs towering cliff at the countrys eastern most point.

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DAY THIRTEEN

We disembark in Rosyth and meet your door to door home service for your journey home.

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B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

BALMORAL SHIP

Named after the Scottish home of the Royal family, Balmoral is a classically styled ship exuding a welcomeing, friendly atmosphere and a warming, home from home feel.  Balmoral is the newest and largest ship i nthe Fred Olsen fleet.  There is a range of dining options available to suit all tastes and a fantastic selection of bars and lounges.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up service

Porterage

Overnight stay enroute to Rosyth on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis

Cabins are ensuite, air-conditioned and have TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer

All meals throughout the cruise from 5 course a la carte dining to casual buffets, afternoon tea & late night snakcs

All inclusive drinks package

Captains drinks party and gala buffet

Evening entertainment including cabaret shows, live music and dancing

Use of leisure facilities and a wide range of daytime activities and lectures

Crew gratuities

Port taxes

 

Please note – we do not include shore excursions.  Full details will be sent in advance.

 

Single cabin supplement: Please ask us for details

 

Ocean view porthole window supplement from £200 per person

Ocean view picture window supplement from £300 per person

Superior ocean view picture window supplement from £500 per person

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Broughton Broughton, Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester, Chester, Holiday Inn South - Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
Wrexham, Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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