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Experience the captivating beauty and rich history of the Shetland Islands with Adventure Life's array of 9 small ship cruises for 2024. Join us on a cruise journey through this remote archipelago, from exploring Neolithic sites to wildlife viewing and village visits. From the rugged cliffs of St Kilda to the ancient ruins of the Orkney Islands, each stop offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of this region. Kayak through caves, partake in photography seminars, or enjoy wildlife viewing as you uncover the mysteries of ancient brochs and archaeological sites. With activities like kayaking and wildlife viewing, this adventure offers a relaxed pace suitable for all travelers. Don't miss this chance to delve into the captivating nature, history, and culture of the Shetland Islands. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Ring Of Brodgar, Orkney
$11,995
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Wild Scotland

Edinburgh - Aberdeen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit the St Kilda
  • Explore the Orkney Islands
  • Kayak through caves and lochs
  • Visit an Iron Age broch
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Aberdeen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
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From the Hebrides in the west to inhospitable windswept specks of land like St Kilda and Foula, and to the Orkney and Shetland islands in the north, you’ll explore the intriguing diversity of Scotland’s wild islands. You can plan to take in Neolithic sites scarcely changed in 5,000 …
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Broch of Mousa, Scotland
$6,195
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British Isles: Legendary History & Wild Nature

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • See Tresco, Bronze Age burial site
  • Discover Tresco Abbey Garden
  • Enjoy bird-watching in Rathlin
  • Step inside the fortress Llanduno
  • Visit the island of Staffa
Starts / Ends:
Portsmouth / Leith
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Take this opportunity to join Sea Spirit on its 13-day cruise to explore and discover the wonderful beaches, ruins and wildlife as you visit different islands. Discover the sand-fringed island of Tresco, Bronze Age burial site and see the 20,000 exotic plants in Tresco Abbey Garden. Enjoy …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$11,122
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Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Celtic and Viking culture
  • Sail around Skellig Michael
  • Zodiac cruise in Scotland
  • Visit giant seabird colonies
Starts / Ends:
Windsor / Edinburgh
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day cruise from Portsmouth to Edinburgh aboard the National Geographic Explorer. Exploring the enduring Celtic and Viking influences in local culture and language. Visit the ancient Fingal's Cave on Staffa Island and observe a thriving puffin colony. Explore the 12th-century Iona …
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Visit charming Portree
$6,880
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Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords Voyage - with Smithsonian Journeys

Glasgow, Scotland - Bergen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Explore Bergen
  • Experience a rail journey
  • Visit Lerwick
  • Experience Loch Ness
Starts / Ends:
Glasgow / Bergen
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day adventure on Le Bellot, exploring the Norwegian fjords and the untamed landscapes of the Scottish Isles. The trip begins in Bergen, renowned for its Hanseatic port, Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site reflecting the city's medieval history. Hop on the Flam Railway for a …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$10,880
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Shetland, Faroe, Iceland: wild islands & lands of legends

Bergen - Reykjavík - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore Norway
  • Discover Hardangerfjord
  • Explore the Shetland Islands
  • Uncover Viking & Scottish heritage
  • Explore the Faroe Islands
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise from Bergen to Reykjavik aboard Le Champlain, exploring the stunning landscapes of Norway, Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland. Depart from Viking-rich Bergen and sail through the tranquil waters of the Hardangerfjord, adorned with lush fruit orchards. Le Champlain …
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Ring Of Brodgar, Orkney
$5,595
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British Isles & Faroes: Wild Islands & Lands of Legends

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Edinburgh
  • Discover Kirkwall
  • Experience Orkney
  • Enjoy Fair Isle
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Edinburgh
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day expedition aboard the Sea Spirit starting in Edinburgh, Scotland, where historic charm awaits. Cruise from the Port of Leith to Kirkwall, immersing yourself in Orkney's rich heritage at St Magnus Cathedral and ancient Neolithic sites. Fair Isle dazzles with birdwatching and …
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The breathtaking scenery of Iceland
$20,265
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Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Explore secluded inlets by kayak
  • Encounter the Bronze Age ruins
  • Explore the culture of Faroe Island
  • Observe nesting seabirds
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an amazing 16-day Arctic journey from Norway to Iceland. Begin in Oslo with a tour of the Fram Museum celebrating polar explorers. Then, fly to Tromso for a look at its unique architecture and maritime history at the Polar Museum where you will boardNational Geographic Endurance.In …
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An early morning view of Alesund, Norway
$14,660
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Autumn Splendours: From Lofoten to the Norwegian Fjords

Narvik-Bergen - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Featuring Nick Rains
  • Explore Lofotr Viking Museum
  • Witness the cod fishing tradition
  • Embrace Bronnoysund's environment
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on a 14-day cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot, venturing into Autumn Splendours: From Lofoten to the Norwegian Fjords. Narvik, near the Arctic Circle, awaits potential recognition as a sustainable tourist destination, offering stunning mountain and fjord vistas. The historic Ofoten Line …
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A polar landscape
$2,900
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Arctic Ocean - Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice Edge, Spitsbergen, Birding

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Tour ancient circular stone towers
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a whale safari from the Scottish Islands to Spitsbergen. The Scottish waters offer excellent possibilities to spot Minke Whale, White-beaked Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise. Several other cetaceans, including Orca (Killer Whale), are also native to these waters. This unforgettable Arctic …
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