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Wild Scotland and Iceland

14 Day Sample Cruise aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
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Explore the far reaches of Europe in style on this 14-day expedition. On your adventure, find exceptional scenery, fascinating history, and abundant bird and wildlife. Discover the inspiring treasures and dramatic contrasts of the continent. Explore deserted villages, ancient culture, and unique island life on the Shetlands and Orkneys.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Ijmuiden, North Holland
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Edinburgh, Scotland
Day 4 : Inverness, Scotland
Day 5 : Fair Isle, Shetland
Day 6 : North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands
Day 7 : Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Day 8 : Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Day 9 : Vagar Cliffs / Mykines, Faroe Islands
Day 10 : Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Day 11 : Djupivogur, Iceland
Day 12 : Höfn, Iceland
Day 13 : Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
Day 14 : Disembark in Reykjavik, Iceland

Ship

Sea Spirit (PO)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Two boats sit on the coast during an overcast day. The rolling hills of the British Isles. Fishing village in the arctic Hikers make their way up the rolling hills of the British Isles. The blue lagoon in Iceland

Day 1 Embark in Ijmuiden, North Holland

Embark the Sea Spirit this afternoon. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew. Set sail this evening.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As your ship cruises the north Atlantic, continue to become familiar with the ship and take advantage of her amenities. Also take time to enjoy the ocean breeze on deck and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Arctic marine wildlife.

Day 3 Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Alive with culture and history, the capital of Scotland is a thriving UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lively atmosphere and classic beauty of this city is on display around every corner. Join one of the ship's optional excursions to explore Edinburgh.

Day 4 Inverness, Scotland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Inverness is one of Scotland's seven cities and sits in the south of the Highlands region on the banks of the River Ness. Crowned by a pink crenelated castle and lavishly decorated with flowers, Inverness is a thriving city with a rich variety of places to visit and things to do both in the city and around.

Day 5 Fair Isle, Shetland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Fair Isle is Britain's most remote inhabited island. Located in the Shetland, Fair Isle's 70 or so inhabitants welcome you upon arrival. Once on shore, enjoy a scenic walk to the bird observatory. Fair Isle is a haven for seabirds, which are very accessible. Also look out for gray seals.

Day 6 North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Further north than the southern tip of Norway, but with a mild climate, North Ronaldsay is the furthest flung of the Orkney Isles. This small, low-lying island has been inhabited for centuries. The high number of Neolithic sites on the island - including stone burial cists, standing stones, and the Broch of Burrian - speak to this long history. Today the island continues to be heavily farmed from old-style crofts and is famous for its seaweed-eating sheep. North Ronaldsay supports an extremely rich and diverse population of wild flowers and mammals. The island is also a hotspot for rare birds that stop by in spring and autumn.

Following in the footsteps of the famous Fair Isle, there is now a bird observatory here. North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory was established in 1987 to study and record the migrant birds that pass through Orkney's most northerly island each year.

Day 7 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Kirkwall is the capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, standing at the dividing point between East and West Mainland. Founded around 1035 by Earl Rognvald Brusason, Kirkwall quickly became the administrative center of Orkney. Kirkwall's best feature is perhaps its sandstone St. Magnus Cathedral, widely considered the finest medieval building in the region. The original town is one of the best preserved examples of an ancient Norse town. Other sites of historical interest in the town include the Bishop’s Palace and Earl’s Palace, a fine example of French Renaissance architecture.

Day 8 Torshavn, Faroe Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tórshavn is a city of colors with its brightly-painted houses, vibrant boats in the marina, and the deep-green commons and grazing plots. Stroll through the city, enjoy the changing light playfully reflecting in the sea, and meet the locals. The Faroese may seem reserved, but are open and friendly on approach. Enjoy the changing weather, where even the rain and the fog bring out another hue. The harbor, the ocean, the hills, and the sky add to the many colors and the very special light in the Faroe Islands.

Day 9 Vagar Cliffs / Mykines, Faroe Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vágar, together with Mykines, is located in the westernmost part of the Faroe Islands. Vágar Island has a broad variety of possibilities to explore nature and its beauty, including the country's two largest lakes – Sørvágsvatn and Fjallavatn.

Mykines island is known as the “paradise of birds.” The foremost resident of Mykines in the summer is the puffin. This little creature is one of the main attractions for visitors. Its brightly colored bill and its willingness to remain posed with fish in its beak makes the puffin the ideal photo subject for any budding ornithologist.

Day 10 Seydisfjordur, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The 11-mile cruise along Seydisfjördur showcases a scenic wonderland of stunning geology, cascading waterfalls, and soaring mountains. At its head, a natural harbor shelters the fishing town of the same name, renowned for its brightly painted 19th-century wooden buildings.

Day 11 Djupivogur, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning we dock in Djupivogur and depart for a full-day tour of the Vatnajokull area. Explore the vast Vatnajokull ice cap – the largest and most voluminous Icelandic glacier, and one of the largest in Europe by area. View 15-meter-high icebergs of different shades of blue floating in the large ice lagoon of Jökulsárlón. Observe great skuas nesting in the area and Jökulsárlón seals.

Day 12 Höfn, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Höfn, meaning "harbor", is located on a peninsula in southeastern Iceland. Höfn is a fishing port surrounded on three sides by the sea with beaches on the long shoreline on the southeast. Sand bars and glacial rivers traverse this area with many shifting lagoons and sand reefs being formed.

Day 13 Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vestmannaeyjar, or the Westman Islands, were formed by undersea volcanoes between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago and are among the youngest of the world’s archipelagos. In 1963, the world witnessed the birth of its newest island, Surtsey — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — which you can glimpse as your ship cruises past the coast.

Day 14 Disembark in Reykjavik, Iceland

  • 1 Breakfast
Following breakfast on board, disembark in Reykjavik and transfer to the airport to continue your travels.

Sea Spirit (PO)

Per person starting at
$6,790
Triple Classic accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Triple Classic
$6,790
250 square feet; 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
Main Deck accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Main Deck Suite
$7,490
215 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; minimum 2 portholes; private facilities.
Classic Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Classic Suite
$8,190
250 square feet; 2twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
Superior Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Superior Suite
$8,690
235 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooking outside walkway; private facilities.
Deluxe Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Deluxe Suite
$9,490
277 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Premium Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Premium Suite
$10,190
353 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
The luxurious Owner's Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Owner's Suite
$12,190
437 square feet; separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed; private deck; jetted bathtub.

Notes

Travel Insurance:
All passengers are covered by a medical travel insurance policy to the value of US 100,000 which includes medical emergency evacuation and reparation for the cruise portion of the tour only. Additional insurance is strongly recommended.

Solo Travelers:
All rates posted are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement: 1.7 for Main Deck and Classic, Superior Suite; twice the posted price for Deluxe, Premium and Owner's Suite.

Included:
- Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
- Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
- Shipboard accommodation
- All scheduled landings/excursions (other than optional in cities)
- Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
- All meals on board throughout the voyage
- Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
- A pair of rubber boots on loan for shore landings
- Welcome and Farewell cocktails
- All port fees
- Pre-departure materials
- Digital Voyage Log
- Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a maximum benefit of US 100,000 per person

Not included:
- Airfare
- Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
- Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
- Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
- Staff gratuities

Included

  • 13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners
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