Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland
14 days from £2,179 per person
Geothermal springs, incredible geysers and powerful waterfalls. You don’t have to go far from Iceland’s capital to experience the island’s natural wonders. However, if you cruise to Ísafjördur, you can watch thousands of seabirds in their natural habitat. Cruise to Akureyi and you may spot whales, dolphins and porpoises playing freely. Continue to Seydisfjördur and you can savour scenes of towering mountains. This cruise has the added bonus of days in Scotland’s rugged Orkney Islands and pretty Faroe Islands.
- 13 nights cruise on Boudicca
- 38 meals: 13 breakfasts (days 2-14) 12 lunches (days 2-13) 13 dinners (days 1-13)
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- £150 per person onboard credit
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 3 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Services of a Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Dover
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Dover. Embark Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
As we sail north you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you wish. Maybe start your day off with a brisk walk around the deck. Or opt for a yoga class. Spend the afternoon learning a craft, or perfecting your golf swing. After your choice of dinner, you can catch a show or dance into the night.
Day 3 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
The capital of the Orkney Islands feels more Scandinavian than Scottish. Kirkwall echoes Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. Twisting lanes lead to ruined 12th century palaces. The Orkney Wireless Museum, dedicated to the history of radio, and Tankerness House, are worth visiting.
Day 4 - At sea
Spend the day on board. Maybe read a book and relax or choose to listen to a fascinating talk by a guest speaker. Enjoy lunchtime melodies or a piano recital, then walk a mile with the cruise fitness instructor.
Day 5 - Cruising by Elliðaey Island, Eyjafjallajökull and Elephant Rock, Iceland
A day of scenic cruising takes us alongside Elliðaey Island, a beautiful and intriguing addition to the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. Eyjafjallajökull is a 5,466ft-high active volcano. Its name may be familiar from the infamous eruption in 2010. We also see Elephant Rock, an incredible volcanic rock formation said to have been formed in the 1970s.
Days 6-7 - Reykjavik (overnight)
Spend two days exploring Iceland’s capital and its extraordinary environment. Dip into the naturally hot pools at the Blue Lagoon Spa or admire the power of water at Gullfoss Waterfall, and the incredible Geysir hot springs, all within a short distance of the city. Visit the Althing - the world’s oldest parliament, the outstanding Art Museum, and the National and Saga Museums, which trace Iceland’s Viking history.
Day 8 - Ísafjördur
Savour the finest locally caught seafood in Ísafjördur’s family-run restaurants. Take in the town’s history at Westfjords Heritage Museum and the Old Hospital. Or take a short boat trip to Paradise Island, home to thousands of puffins, arctic terns, eider ducks, black guillemots and more.
Day 9 - Akureyi
Akureyri is set amidst spectacular landscapes sheltering diverse wildlife. To experience some natural wonders, jump on an excursion to Godafoss, the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, or Lake Myvatn. In the town, there are many museums, galleries and exhibitions, showcasing the diverse culture of Akureyri and Iceland as a whole.
Day 10 - Seydisfjördur
Seydisfjördur is a remote, picturesque town with a flourishing art scene. Dozens of thundering waterfalls, pretty lakes and rugged mountains form a beautiful scene to hike through.
Day 11 - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Vikings discovered the Faroe Islands over a thousand years ago, and established the main harbour at Tórshavn. Many of the city’s ancient buildings are still standing and open to the public. Combine these with the wooden turf-roofed houses dotted across the small, rocky peninsula, and a selection of informative museums and you’ll get a good feel for the archipelago’s capital.
Days 12-13 - At sea
As we sail home you may want to rest after all your sightseeing. If you’re still full of energy, there‘s lots to fill your time - from quizzes, games and music recitals to walks on deck and dance classes. And of course there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the tasty food options.
Day 14 Dover
Early this morning we arrive back in Dover and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.