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Iceland, Faroes & Shetlands

Summary

It is difficult to describe the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland without resorting to clichés: this is the land of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. The small volcanic island of Heimaey in the remote Westmann archipelago is your first Icelandic port of call and it is then on to the island’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavik. From here you will visit the dramatic landscapes of Thingvellir National Park, then sail to the port of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle and on to Akureyri with its magnificent green pastures, waterfalls and whale-filled bays. Finally, call at Husavik a charming harbour surrounded by snow-covered mountains, which is full of colourful houses and home to the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths. On this trip you will also visit Scottish castles, Viking settlements in the Faroe Islands and the remote Orkney and Shetland Islands.

Your holiday includes:

Included excursions and visits: 8

  • - Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle & Stirling Castle
  • - Maes Howe and Scara Brae
  • - Excursion to Eldfell and the puffin colonies of Heimaey
  • - Excursions in Reykjavik and the Golden Circle
  • - Westfjords Heritage Museum, Isafjordur or Vigur Island
  • - Excursion in Akureyri
  • - Excursion Torshavn
  • - Lerwick

Plus:

  • 14 nights cruise on MV Aegean Odyssey
  • All meals on board the MV Aegean Odyssey
  • All onboard gratuities for restaurant and cabin staff
  • Open-seating dining in a choice of two restaurants
  • Complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner during cruise
  • Sightseeing excursions in most ports of call
  • Experienced guest speakers on each cruise
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
  • Port taxes

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
  • Port taxes

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  • VIP Outbound1

    Day 1 - London Tilbury

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to London Tilbury, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Aegean Odyssey (4T) in preparation for an early evening sailing.

    MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

  • Day 2 - At sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day on board your ship, with a programme of lectures and activities planned.

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  • Day 3 - Rosyth, Scotland

    Early this morning we dock in Rosyth, and from here we head into Scotland’s elegant capital city, Edinburgh. Our guided tour includes a look at Edinburgh Castle and we continue to visit Stirling Castle, one of the biggest in Scotland.

    MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

  • Day 4 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    This afternoon we arrive in Kirkwall, Orkney’s capital and largest town. Orkney is renowned for its fascinating prehistoric archaeology, and we will visit the Neolithic Maes Howe burial chamber and the remarkably well-preserved settlement of Skara Brae.

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  • Day 5 - At sea

    We spend a leisurely day at sea as we sail northwards to Iceland.

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  • Day 6 - Heimaey, Iceland

    This afternoon we make our first port of call in Iceland, at the small island of Heimaey. Our tour today visits Eldfell, a 200m-high volcanic cone formed by a volcanic eruption in 1973, and the sheer cliffs which are home to puffin colonies.

    MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

  • Day 7 - Reykjavik

    On today’s guided tour of the world’s most northerly capital city, Reykjavik, we’ll visit landmarks such as the striking Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland’s biggest church, and explore the astonishing natural wonders of the ‘Golden Circle’, including Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser and Thingvellir National Park.

    MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

  • Day 8 - Isafjordur

    Isafjordur is the largest town on the Westfjords peninsula and is home to some of Iceland’s best-preserved timber buildings. Learn about local maritime history at the Westfjords Heritage Museum, or take a boat trip to the nearby island of Vigur, with its colonies of puffins and Arctic terns.

    MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

  • Day 9 - Akureyri

    We sail into Akureyri this morning, at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord, the 60km-long Eyjafjordur. The town’s pretty Botanical Garden is a delight, while out of town, discover the volcanic landscapes around Lake Myvatn, and Godafoss, the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’.

    MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

  • Day 10 - Husavik

    Visit Husavik’s Exploration Museum, which chronicles the history of human exploration, from the Vikings to the Apollo astronauts, who underwent training near Husavik in the 1960s. The town is also a centre for whale-watching boat trips.

    MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

  • Day 11 - At sea

    Relax on board Aegean Odyssey as we sail the North Atlantic.

    MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

  • Day 12 - Torshavn, Faroe Islands

    This morning we reach Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. Enjoy a stroll along the narrow lanes of the Old Town, known as Tinganes and learn about the islands’ Viking heritage at the National Museum.

    MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

  • Day 13 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands

    Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Islands, is the UK’s most northerly town and this morning you’ll have time to explore at your own pace. Visit Clickimin Broch, a well-preserved Iron Age fort just outside town, and the Böd of Gremista, a restored 18th century ‘fishing booth’, which now houses the Shetland Textile Museum.

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  • Day 14 - At sea

    Enjoy your final day at sea aboard Aegean Odyssey as we make our way back to Tilbury.

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  • Day 15 London Tilbury

    After breakfast this morning, disembark Aegean Odyssey, where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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This holiday is not accompanied by a Titan tour manager. Additional deposit of £200pp applies.

Iceland, Faroes & Shetlands