Whales, Waterfalls and Geysers of Iceland
This incredible 9-night ocean cruise features a circumnavigation of Iceland, visiting the capital and a number of its beautiful and remote islands. There’ll be a chance to seek-out the wonders of the fabled ‘Golden Circle’ from Reykjavik and visit Vigur Island - a breathtaking haven for various bird species - from picturesque Ísafjörður. We’ll sail past cliffs teeming with seabirds to spot puffins, razorbills and guillemots. And we’ll navigate long and scenic fjords to reach the picturesque villages of Akureyri and Seyðisfjörður.
- 9 nights cruise on Borealis
- 26 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 8 lunches (days 2-9) 9 dinners (days 1-9)
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Day 1 - Liverpool
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Liverpool. Embark our ship in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Days 2-3 - At sea
As we sail towards Iceland, 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 4 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Spend a full day exploring Iceland’s capital and its extraordinary environment. Dip into the naturally hot pools at the Blue Lagoon Spa or admire the power of nature 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 5 - Ísafjörður - Scenic Cruising
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.
Late this afternoon we’ll depart for an evening of breathtaking sailing. We’ll sail by Hornstrandir, known as the ‘King and Queen of Cliffs’ as they soar 500 metres into the sky. Great numbers of birds perch precariously on the rugged rocky ledges, including fulmars, guillemots, kittiwakes, puffins and razorbills.
We’ll also sail into the remarkable Drangaskörð, a collection of pinnacles rising from the sea that resemble the tail of an ancient dragon.
Day 6 - Akureyri - Scenic Cruising - Crossing the Arctic Circle
Our destination today is Akureyri located in northern Iceland and to reach it we’ll sail along Eyjafjörður - Iceland’s longest fjord. It’s a beautiful town renowned for spectacular landscapes and diverse wildlife - the perfect destination for nature lovers. You may spot humpback and minke whale and white-beaked dolphins in the surrounding waters. It’s also ideal for a tour to incredible natural wonders, such as Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Myvatn.
Leaving Akureyri the breathtaking scenery doesn’t stop - we’ll sail past pretty Hrisey Island first, known as the ‘Pearl of Eyjafjörður’. Despite being Iceland’s second largest island it’s only home to around 200 people and a tiny fishing village, so the 40 bird species, including ptarmigans and Arctic terns easily outnumber the humans. Our next destination, Grimsey Island on the edge of the Arctic Circle, is home to over a million seabirds, including puffins.
Day 7 - Cruising Seyðisfjörður - Seyðisfjörður
Our final day in Iceland takes us into the remote Seyðisfjörður to the picturesque town of the same name. Our small ship will negotiate the twists and turns of the fjord as we travel along 17km of calm blue waters, with views of huge mountains, hills and cliffs. Then the sound of thundering waterfalls formed by the river Fjarðará, will deafen you as it cascades down to a lagoon at the head of the fjord.
In the town itself there are wonderfully preserved and brightly coloured wooden buildings to see, as you make your explorations.
Days 8-9 - At sea
As we sail towards home you may want to rest after all your adventures. 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 10 Liverpool
We arrive back early this morning and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.