Mediterranean & Europe
Iceland: Land Of Ice & Fire
From €1129pp inside cabin
- Depart From
- Cruise from Ringaskiddy
- Departure Date
- 11 Sep 2019 - 23 Sep 2019
- 12 Nights
- UK, Iceland, Faroe Islands
- From €1129pp inside cabin
Ports of call: Ringaskiddy (Cork), Ireland; Bristol Avonmouth, United Kingdom; Kollafjørður, Faroe Islands; Seyðisfjörður, Iceland; Akureyri, Iceland; Ísafjörður, Iceland; Reykjavík, Iceland; Cobh (Cork), Ireland
Board the Magellan in Cork for a 12 night cruise to Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Geysers and glaciers, lava flows and volcanic craters, bubbling mud pools, stunning waterfalls and geothermal hot springs, Iceland has one of the world’s most dynamic landscapes.
You’ll step ashore in four fascinating ports of call as you circumnavigate the spectacular ‘Land of Fire and Ice’.
Historic Bristol and the stunning Faroe Islands are stepping-stones on this exciting voyage.
Kollafjørdur is a small fishing port on the Faroe island of Streymoy. Initially there were just a few dwellings adjoining the village church, which dating from 1837 is a typical black-tarred wooden building with white painted windows and a turf roof.
Today, although it is home to less than a thousand people, the village stretches over four miles along the northern shore of the Kollafjørdur Fjord. From the port of Kollafjørdur optional excursions visit the island communities that live on this isolated archipelago where the landscape is both wild and dramatic.
Akureyri lies at the head of the 60-kilometre long Eyjafjördur, which is the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north, which was founded as a trading post, is today an attractive town with colourful houses and well-kept gardens. It is also home to both the northernmost botanical garden and northernmost golf course in the world.
Optional excursions highlight Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes including surreal rock formations, the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skutastadir and the stunning, crescent-shaped Godafoss Waterfall. Laufas Folk Museum, or Myvatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest spa, are relaxing alternatives.
Situated just below the Arctic Circle, Isafjördur is the largest town in the Westfjords region of Iceland. It sits on a gravel spit that stands out into the Skutulsfjördur flanked on three sides by towering mountains. There are only three roads leading out of the town and all are through tunnels.
The Maritime Museum traces the life and history of the settlement where fishing has been, and remains, the area’s main source of income. The Westfjords region is a nature lover’s paradise and a popular excursion visits the magical island of Vigur, which is home to a large eider duck colony and vast bird population.
Part old Norse, part modern city, the Icelandic capital has a quirky character of its own. Although Reykjavik is one of the world’s smallest capital cities, it is home to almost half of Iceland’s population. Mosaics, murals and sculptures are found throughout the oldest part of the town where brightly coloured houses with tin roofs are watched over by the towering Hallgrimskirkja Church.
The classic ‘Golden Circle’ featuring vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, crashing waterfalls and spouting geysers, is a popular optional excursion along with the chance to bathe in the famous geothermal Blue Lagoon.
11/09/19 Ringaskiddy for Cork (Ireland)
12/09/19 Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom)
13/09/19 At Sea
14/09/19 At Sea
15/09/19 Kollafjørður (Faroe Islands)
16/09/19 Seyðisfjörður (Iceland)
17/09/19 Akureyri (Iceland)
18/09/19 Ísafjörður (Iceland)
19/09/19 Reykjavík (Iceland)
20/09/19 Reykjavík (Iceland)
21/09/19 At Sea--
22/09/19 At Sea--
23/09/19 Cobh for Cork (Ireland)
The Bahamian flagged Magellan with her gleaming profile, beautiful wood type decks and distinctive CMV livery is an impressive ship.
She will accommodate about 1250 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly great cruise experience. Magellan is fully stabilised and air conditioned and has nine passenger decks serviced by eight lifts.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:
- 12 night cruise on board the Magellan, in an inside cabin
- Delicious full board cuisine
- Afternoon teas and late night snacks
- Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
- Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
- Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
- Daytime activities and leisure facilities
- Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
- Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
- Port taxes
Please ask us about adding great value:
- Travel insurance
- Upgrade to an oceanview cabin from €1559pp
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.
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