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Lerwick, Shetlands

In the Wake of the Vikings

Example 10 Day Cruise aboard Le Bellot
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Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colorful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting. Then discover Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Westmann Islands. Fishing is the main source of income in this exceptional site. You can admire its volcanoes and its almost-desert like landscapes. Le Bellot will then take you to Seydisfjordur, one of the most picturesque ports in the country and the gateway to a 1250 hectare nature reserve that is home to a multitude of birds. Then reach Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland, home to sea birds, gannets, shags, grey petrels, and many other animals. Then it will be the Shetland Islands and the port of Lerwick. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Days 1-2 : Reykjavík | Embark
Day 3 : Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar
Day 4 : Seydisfjordur
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Stornoway, Hebrides
Day 7 : Kirkwall, Scotland
Day 8 : Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Day 9 : Olden
Day 10 : Bergen | Disembark

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bergen and Bryggen, and Reykjavik
  • Observe the colonies of puffins, in Heimaey Island off the Icelandic coast
  • Explore the Golden Circle: 3 sites recognised as the most emblematic of Iceland
  • Enjoy the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center

Ship

Le Bellot

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Lerwick, Shetlands Seydisfjordur The Ring of Brodgar on the Orkney Islands. Whale Watching off the coast of Reykjavik in Iceland View the colorful houses of Bergen An aerial view of Bergen

Day 1-2 Reykjavík | Embark

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. For a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes, make your way to Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, a large environmental structure located on ’Oskjuhlið hill. Look out for the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrimskirkja church, and to the historical center where you can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur. The little shops in these lively streets will entice you to do a bit of shopping. For some relaxation just outside of the city, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon. 

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Geothermal Landscape & Viking History, and The Golden Circle.

Day 3 Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This land seated off the southern coast of Iceland is the largest of the Vestmann islands and is the only inhabited island in the archipelago. The steep Edfell volcanoes and the green prairies of Herjólfsdalur offer rich contrast of nature. On the Stórhöfði road, look out over grey sand beaches and cliffs carved out by the Arctic ocean. From here, you can also see the bronze landscapes of the mountaintops. You could visit Eldheimar, an ultra-modern and interactive museum that traces the volcanic eruption that has experienced Heimaey in 1973.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Circumnavigation Of Heimaey, Heymaey, and Pompeii Of The North.

Day 4 Seydisfjordur

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At the end of your journey through the heart of a very beautiful 17-km-long fjord, discover Seydisfjordur, on the north-east coast of Iceland. Its typically Scandinavian, colorful houses and the small blue church stand in the middle of an enchanting setting, between rivers and waterfalls. The village, surrounded on all sides by mountains with snow-topped peaks, has around 700 inhabitants. This small fishing port with a very picturesque charm is not far from Skalanes, a nature reserve of more than 1,000 hectares that is home to about fifty bird species. This port of call combines nature and culture, with wonderment guaranteed.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Skalanes Nature Reserve, Scenic East, and Chasing Waterfalls.

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 6 Stornoway, Hebrides

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover Lewis, the largest island of the Hebrides, considered to be the cradle of Gaelic culture. Here, the peat- and heather- covered valleys and lochs stretch on to infinity, and numerous bird colonies have taken up residence in the long, jagged coastlines where. Not far from Stornoway, the island’s main town, built by the Vikings in the 9th century stands one of Scotland’s most prominent prehistoric sites: The Standing Stones of Callanish. Dating back to more than 3,000 years B.C., these imposing stones placed in a cruciform pattern were laid out according to the moon and stars and their main purpose was to keep track of seasonal cycles, as this was essential for farmers at the time.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Historic Lewis, Bostadh Beach & Iron Age House, and Hebridean Splendour.

Day 7 Kirkwall, Scotland

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Capital of the Orkney archipelago, Kirkwall, which means “church bay”, is an ideal stopover before continuing on to the Northern Isles. Sheltered in a wide bay, the lively town welcomes the visitor with its charming paved alleyways edged by old houses and craft shops. Tankerness House, the oldest homestead in the town, is a must-see landmark. But the true architectural treasure of the aptly named Kirkwall is none other than its remarkable red and gold stone cathedral. And because whiskey is inseparable from Scotland’s identity, stop at the Highland Park Distillery for a highly instructive visit.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Kirkwall On Foot, Orkney's Archaeological Wonders, and Heritage & War Relics From The Orkneys.

Day 8 Lerwick, Shetland Islands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The small and charming capital of the Shetland Islands, with its seafront of old houses and narrow streets, offering travelers its old districts and a warm port atmosphere. Geopark Shetland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in the north. Incredibly well-preserved archaeological sites and ruins prove that the islands’ occupation dates back to the first Neolithic colonies. The Shetland Museum and Archives recounts the Shetlands’ history of heritage and culture: Lerwick’s abundant waters were even fished by the Dutch in the past.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Eshaness & Northern Shetland, Scenic Shetland, and Jarlshof & Bird Cliffs.

Day 9 Olden

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With its two wooden churches, one red and the other white, plus its breathtaking view of the mouth of the river Oldeelva, Olden looks just like a picture postcard. Located a few kilometers from the Jostedalsbreen park, home to one of the last glacier polar icecaps, this little village is a definite must for exploring the blue languages of the Briksdal or Kjennalen glaciers. Make sure you find some time to visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Absolutely amazing. Another gem is lake Lovatn and its turquoise waters inviting you to quiet contemplation.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Nordfjord Kayaking, Briksdal Glacier, and From Fjord To Sky.

Day 10 Bergen | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Located at the end of Byfjord, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable open-air museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, jewelers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Do not miss the visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the Hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.

After breakfast, disembark at Bergen.

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*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Complimentary boot rental on select cruises
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).​​​
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned in each “Cruise, Flights & Transfers” package and for which details are available upon request
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
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