Overview

Many of Iceland’s most amazing wonders await your discovery on this sensational circumnavigation of the island aboard Balmoral, which includes magical scenic cruising; calls into a string of spectacular destinations; and host of astonishing sights and experiences.

The time you spend in this incredible country will be simply unforgettable from beginning to end. First you sail by the active Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which famously erupted in 2010; Elliðaey Island, home of the ‘world’s most isolated house’; and the unusual Elephant Rock en route to Reykjavik. Stopping overnight in the world’s northernmost capital is sure to be rewarding, with chances to tour to the wonders of the Golden Circle – the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and Thingvellir National Park – or the geothermal Blue Lagoon Spa. Or perhaps you’d prefer to take in the city’s highlights, including Hallgrímskirkja Church and the National Gallery before sailing to Ísafjörður. From here you can journey to the unspoilt Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and marvel at the craggy, mountainous habitat of thousands of sea birds. Your day in Ísafjörður is followed by another evening of memorable scenic cruising, sailing by the Hornstrandir cliffs and tooth-like peaks of Drangaskörð.

The next morning Balmoral will arrive in Akureyri for an overnight stay, affording time to take in the galleries, museums and trendy cafés of Iceland’s stylish second city; or discover a wealth of wonders nearby. Perhaps opt to tour to the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and beautiful Lake Mývatn, or join a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching trip. After departing from Akureyri in the early afternoon, you’ll spend the rest of the day admiring the beauty of Eyjafjörður, the pretty islands of Hrísey and Grímsey and Skjálfandi Bay – a whale hotspot – from the comfort of the ship. The town of Seyðisfjörður is your final port of call, arriving here after cruising the Borgarfjörður Eystri and Seyðisfjörður. Savour the magnificent scenery and admire the colourful houses here; or perhaps tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre. Your Icelandic adventure will come to the perfect end, with scenic cruising by the soaring mountains and rugged cliffs of a string of breathtaking waterways.

Sun 12th August 2018

Newcastle

Famed for its vibrant nightlife, diverse cultures and extensive heritage, the beautiful city of Newcastle is North-East England's largest and most popular city. 

 

Tue 14th August 2018

Cruising by Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

The incredible Eyjafjallajökull volcano is a sight to behold and there’s no better way to appreciate the sheer size and outstanding beauty of this famous Icelandic wonder than on a Fred. Olsen cruise. 

 

Tue 14th August 2018

Cruising by Elliðaey Island, Iceland

Home to what’s thought to be ‘the most isolated house in the world’, beautiful Elliðaey Island – located off of Iceland’s stunning south coast – has been a source of intrigue for centuries.

 

Tue 14th August 2018

Cruising by Elephant Rock, Iceland

The wonderful Elephant Rock – located on Iceland’s beautiful Heimaey Island – is one of Mother Nature’s finest sculptures.

 

Wed 15th August 2018

Reykjavik, Iceland

Overlooked by the impressive Hallgrímskirkja bell tower, Reykjavik is a stunning city with a number of interesting museums and some of the country’s most beautiful natural wonders within easy reach. Highlights include the Blue Lagoon Spa, Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the Geysir hot spring area.

 

Thu 16th August 2018

Reykjavik, Iceland

Overlooked by the impressive Hallgrímskirkja bell tower, Reykjavik is a stunning city with a number of interesting museums and some of the country’s most beautiful natural wonders within easy reach. Highlights include the Blue Lagoon Spa, Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the Geysir hot spring area.

 

Fri 17th August 2018

Ísafjörður (Isafjordur), Iceland

Perched on a sand-spit jutting out into an inlet on one of northwest Iceland's deepest fjords, Ísafjörður has a fine natural harbour which has made this one of the country's main fishing and trading centres for over 250 years.

 

Fri 17th August 2018

Cruising by Hornstrandir, Iceland

Feel royally spoilt for views as you bask in the grandeur of the King and Queen of Cliffs, majestically pointing outwards and upwards high into the sky at Iceland’s northernmost peninsula.

 

Fri 17th August 2018

Cruising Drangaskörð

Cruise alongside one of the most unique natural wonders in Iceland, the remarkable Drangaskörð.

 

Sat 18th August 2018

Akureyri, Iceland

On your journey to Akureyri you’ll sail through the longest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjordur, a wonderful prelude to your time on shore. If you’re looking for culture then head to Listagil, the centre of arts, crafts and design in Akureyri. To discover the surrounding natural wonders, take a sightseeing tour to Godafoss, ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Myvatn. A visit here also offers the rare chance to go whale watching and see these splendid creatures in their natural environment: look out for Blue, Fin, Humpback, Minke and Sei whales.

 

Sun 19th August 2018

Akureyri, Iceland

On your journey to Akureyri you’ll sail through the longest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjordur, a wonderful prelude to your time on shore. If you’re looking for culture then head to Listagil, the centre of arts, crafts and design in Akureyri. To discover the surrounding natural wonders, take a sightseeing tour to Godafoss, ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Myvatn. A visit here also offers the rare chance to go whale watching and see these splendid creatures in their natural environment: look out for Blue, Fin, Humpback, Minke and Sei whales.

 

Sun 19th August 2018

Cruising Eyjafjörður

Eyjafjörður is the longest fjord in Iceland. At the edge of the Arctic circle, it lies on the migratory routes of whales and birds - be sure to have your camera to hand!

 

Sun 19th August 2018

Cruising by Hrisey, Iceland

Cruise by Hrisey, a peaceful island situated in the middle of the Eyjafjordur, just off the north coast of Iceland.

 

Sun 19th August 2018

Cruising Grímsey

The Arctic Circle runs through this island, the northernmost inhabited Icelandic territory.The island's all-round cliff face makes it an ideal home to a multitude of cliff nesting seabirds including puffins, razorbills and guillemots - a bird watchers paradise!

 

Sun 19th August 2018

Crossing the Arctic Circle

Crossing the Arctic Circle with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a memorable experience. You’re sure to leave your cruise with stories to share with your loved ones for years to come.

 

Sun 19th August 2018

Cruising Skjálfandi Bay

Regarded as one of the world’s best whale watching and bird spotting destinations, Skjálfandi Bay is a truly special, awe-inspiring place to visit.

 

Mon 20th August 2018

Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri

The breathtakingly beautiful Borgarfjörður Eystri fjord in Eastern Iceland is one of Europe’s most stunning destinations.

 

Mon 20th August 2018

Cruising Seyðisfjörður

See magnificent hills, mountains and cliffs as you sail 17 kilometres along the calm waters of Iceland’s beautiful Seyðisfjörður to the delightful town of the same name. 

 

Mon 20th August 2018

Seyðisfjörður (Seydisfjordur), Iceland

Seyðisfjörður is regarded as one of Iceland’s most picturesque towns. Its remoteness and hard-to-reach location makes a visit here even more special: one of the advantages of cruising the Icelandic coast. The valley above the town echoes to the sound of the 25 thundering waterfalls formed by the river Fjaroara as it cascades down to a lagoon at the head of the fjord.

 

Mon 20th August 2018

Cruising by Dalatangi, Akurfell & Toarfjall

Cruise by three of the most impressive natural landmarks on Iceland’s east coast – the Dalatangi, Akurfell and Tóarfjall mountains.

 

Mon 20th August 2018

Cruising by Nipukollur, Iceland

Nipukollur is a mighty 1,958ft-high peak situated on the east coast of Iceland.

 

Thu 23rd August 2018

Newcastle

 

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Key Information
  • Price from£1499
  • Duration10 Days