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10 days - Hurtigruten Voyage exploring the castles, capitals and Vikings

Starting from Hamburg, sail the picturesque coasts of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and the Faroe Islands before arriving in Iceland. You’ll see beautiful English cliffs and countryside, stunning Scottish islands, and vibrant capital cities. This is also a journey into the past as you visit the ancient ruins of castles, abbeys, and former Viking settlements.

Highlights include

  • Visit the coasts of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland
  • Enjoy scenery such as Cornwall’s Isles of Scilly and Isle of Man, a Biosphere Reserve
  • Learn about Viking history on the Isle of Man and in the Western Scottish Isles
  • Watch for rich marine and bird life along the coast and around the islands
Day 1
Depart Hamburg
Day 2
Day at sea
Day 3
Dartmouth, England
Day 4
Beauty, history and wildlife on Isles of Scilly
Day 5
Viking History on a Celtic Island
Day 6
Belfast - Charming industrial capital
Day 7
Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides
Day 8
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Day 9
Day at sea
Day 10
Northernmost Capital City in the World
Start/End Place
Hamburg
Destinations Visited
Duration
10 Days

Details

Transportation

MS Fridtjof Nansen

Included
  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Full board including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team
  • Range of included excursions, onboard activities and lectures
  • Loan of trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
Not Included
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart Hamburg

The second-largest city in Germany is also one of the greenest urban areas in Europe – boasting large parks, botanical gardens and nature reserves. Before embarking on your ship, you may want to enjoy a tour on a harbour barge to explore some of the city´s canals.

Meals
1 Dinner

Day 2 - Day at sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, sailing to Dartmouth. Scout for wildlife from the observation deck or the Explorer lounge, spend time in the Science Center, soak in the hot tubs and the pool, and listen as the Expedition Team briefs you on the days to come.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Dartmouth, England

Set on the banks of the River Dart, the enchanting town of Dartmouth is steeped in maritime history and boasts Britain’s largest Naval College along with a rich cultural history. Buckfast Abbey, castles, steam trains and magnificent walking trails are just a few of the compelling attractions waiting to be explored during our visit.

Ship will be anchored in the centre of the town with a short tender ride ashore, allowing you easy access to visit the town on your own. Or join one of the impressive excursions to learn more about this fascinating town.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Beauty, history and wildlife on Isles of Scilly

This enchanting archipelago off the coast of Cornwall is home to outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt islands.

Ideal for exploring on foot, the town of Tresco is home to the world famous Tresco Abbey Garden with its 20,000 plants from 80 different countries. You can also explore the castle ruins or stroll along the tropical-like white beaches. You may also visit St. Mary’s – the largest of the islands – with its rocky coves, archaeological sites and charming Hugh Town.

Alternatively, join one of the optional excursions for a trip around the islands, visiting shipwreck sites, spotting seals basking on the rocks and cruising around the bird sanctuary of Annet to observe the puffins and numerous other breeding seabirds.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 5 - Viking History on a Celtic Island

With a rural landscape and rugged coastline, the Isle of Man became a designated Biosphere Reserve in recognition of its marine and coastal ecosystems. Our location in Douglas enables us to explore the island which has a strong Celtic and Viking heritage. Explore a spectacular landscape of rolling hills, pebble-dash beaches and coastal paths. Visit magnificent castles and Viking museums, board a historic steam train, or just enjoy strolling through the town at your leisure.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 6 - Belfast - Charming industrial capital

A city of industry and elegance, Belfast is the birthplace of the Titanic, as well as being the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. It is a gateway to a glorious countryside of pretty villages and a beautiful rugged coast with pristine beaches and breathtaking clifftop walks. Experience Giants Causeway, hike through spectacular scenery or explore what this impressive city has to offer.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 7 - Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

Originally a Viking settlement, Stornoway is the main town of the Western Isles and the capital of the Isle of Lewis, which is the largest and most northerly of the Outer Hebrides. A bustling harbour and waterfront with museums and art galleries are overlooked by the handsome Lews Castle which we invite you to explore with us. Further afield are mills and cottages where hard-wearing Harris Tweed is woven. There are tiny folk museums, the world-famous Callanish Standing Stones, and the mysterious Carloway Broch - the best preserved fort in Scotland dating back more than 2,000 years.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 8 - Torshavn, Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 isles that lie in the middle of the North Atlantic, halfway between the Shetland Islands and Iceland. Tórshavn is one of the smallest capitals in the world, with just 15,000 inhabitants. It was founded in the 10th century, and might very well be the oldest capital in northern Europe. Since the turn of the 20th century, Tórshavn has grown rapidly, and is today the economic, cultural and administrative centre of the Faroes. The town is a charming blend of old and new with small houses in nearly every colour.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 9 - Day at sea

The Expedition Team will host interesting talks and useful workshops in the onboard Science Center. You can also hit the gym, relax in the sauna, or soak in the outdoor hot tubs. Why not watch the world go by in the explorer lounge or from one of the outside observation decks.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 10 - Northernmost Capital City in the World

Voyage ends in Iceland’s trendy capital of Reykjavik. Its name means 'Smokey Bay', so called because of the columns of steam that rise from its many hot springs. We highly recommend booking a Post-Programme to explore the surrounding geysers, mountains, glaciers and geothermal baths on offer near to the city.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

From price per person in twin share.

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22 May 2021
31 May 2021
22 May 2021
31 May 2021
AUD 4,753
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