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Cruising Iceland, the Faroe Islands & Norwegian Fjords 2021


12 days from $12,995 per person was $15,495

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Embark on a thrilling expedition to breathtaking southeastern Iceland, the isolated and unique Faroe Islands and off-the-beaten-path Norwegian fjords. Soak up the lava-crafted, windswept wilds of Hofn, Iceland; visit the brightly colored façades of the Torshavn harbor; and discover the myth and magic of the Sami people in the Vesteralen islands. Enjoy active exploration throughout, including hiking and kayaking with Explorer-in-Residence Fiann Paul.

A&K Advantages

  • Explore breathtaking Hofn, Iceland, which sits at the foot of the massive Vatnajokull ice cap; rugged lava beaches; and a striking glacial lagoon
  • Enjoy thrilling active adventures from Iceland to Norway with Guinness World Record holder Fiann Paul, including sea kayaking excursions and guided hikes
  • Meet the isolated locals of the Faroe Islands, who welcome you with traditional ballad songs, a selection of unique cuisines and a greeting from the country’s sheep, which outnumber the human population by over 20,000
  • Voyage through off-the-beaten-path areas of the Norwegian fjords, taking in the beauty of Trondheim Fjord, Vega Island and the mystical Vesteralen islands

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Itinerary at a Glance

AUG 18
Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland
AUG 19
Reykjavik | Iceland’s Modern Cultural Hub
AUG 20
The Westman Islands | The Volcano’s Edge
AUG 21
Hofn, Iceland | Majestic Mountains & Glaciers
AUG 22–23
Faroe Islands, Denmark | Old Ways & Wild Vistas
AUG 24
At Sea | Rich Habitat
AUG 25–27
Norwegian Fjords | Jeweled Waterways
AUG 28
Tromso | Colors of the North
AUG 29
Depart Oslo

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Reykjavik Pre-Tour Extension 4 days from $4,795 per person Learn More
Oslo Post-Tour Extension 4 days from $3,295 per person Learn More
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AUG 18
Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrive in modern Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel. Set off on a walking tour of the colorful city center before gathering tonight for a welcome event.

Hotel Borg
Hotel Apotek
AUG 19
Reykjavik | Iceland’s Modern Cultural Hub

Despite its small size, the northerly capital of Reykjavik is a vibrant city packed with eye-popping art, buzzy restaurants and historic treasures. Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore the city. After lunch, board ‘Le Boreal,’ your luxury megayacht for the next nine nights.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 20
The Westman Islands | The Volcano’s Edge

Arrive in the archipelago of the Westman Islands. Discover Heimaey island’s unique geography and local farmhouse ruins. Opt, if you wish, for a moderate or vigorous walk up to the island’s storied volcano before heading to Eldheimar, a museum home to interactive exhibits that detail the crater’s powerful eruption in 1973. This evening, attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception and get to know your fellow adventurers.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 21
Hofn, Iceland | Majestic Mountains & Glaciers

At the foot of the massive Vatnajokull ice cap lies an otherworldly, strikingly picturesque glacier lagoon. Board a small craft and watch these masses of polished and sculpted blue ice float by in peaceful procession on their way to the Atlantic Ocean. Soaring mountains ring the lagoon, providing an inspiring backdrop for your cruise. Back on land, take in the rugged, spiky peaks of Vestrahorn Mountain before heading back to the ship.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 22–23
Faroe Islands, Denmark | Old Ways & Wild Vistas

Tiny villages and jaw-droppingly dramatic landscapes dot the northern shores, where you begin your exploration of the rarely visited Faroe Islands. Of mixed Norse and Gaelic heritage, Faroe Islanders likely came from the Irish Sea and the Upper Hebrides of Scotland originally. Known to be fiercely independent, the Faroes maintain the oldest existing parliament in the world today. The islands have a total area of roughly 540 square miles and a population of about 50,000 — along with 70,000 sheep. During your visit, take in Torshavn, the Faroes’ capital city. Torshavn’s old town, Tinganes, is packed with sod-roof houses crowded together on a small peninsula. Old Torshavn contrasts strongly with the new, as modern boutiques and coffeehouses alternate with historic buildings, boisterously sung ballads and traditional chain dancing.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 24
At Sea | Rich Habitat

Join your expedition staff on deck to look for the whales that populate the Norwegian Sea. Pilot whales, minke whales, orcas and majestic humpbacks all make their homes in these waters. Don’t forget to look up for razorbills, glaucous gulls or kittiwakes as they wheel toward you above the ship. August is an excellent month to spot the northern fulmar or Atlantic puffin in these waters, and your onboard ornithologist helps you identify what you’re observing.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 25–27
Norwegian Fjords | Jeweled Waterways

The legendary beauty of this region calls to many travellers, and many have included the stunning Norwegian fjords on their bucket lists. A fjord is a deep, narrow sea or lake drain with steep land on three sides. Norway’s fjords were formed by giant glaciers that descended over the course of several ice ages and carved out the current landscape. Fjords are natural harbors; fascinating cultures developed in the tiny hamlets that formed on their shores. Some of the areas you may visit include:

Trondheim Fjord: This fjord, the third longest in Norway, offers the iconic landscapes and green mountain paradise most people imagine when envisioning the fjords.

Trondheim: Quaint, brightly colored historic residences and shops line the River Nidelva. Cyclists glide by on wide streets, and pedestrians make their way to bustling cafés in this upbeat metropolis of nearly 200,000 people.

Vega Island: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vega Island is emblematic of how fishermen and farmers survived the harsh Arctic climate for centuries. You might climb 2,000 steps to experience an unbelievable view. Or you may visit an artist’s studio and try your hand at making pottery the way it has been made here for generations.

Vesteralen Islands: Myths, magic and reindeer herding fill the lives of the Sami people, who welcome you into their homes for a seat near a cozy fireplace. You might also hike the mountains of Vesteralen with a local guide, head out on a mountain biking excursion or meet locals from Hadsel Island, who wish to share their favorite dishes with you. Prepare to say goodbye to your newfound friends and the rich cultures of these Arctic regions at the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on one of these evenings.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 28
Tromso | Colors of the North

Disembark this morning in colorful, charming Tromso and visit the Polar Museum that highlights the heroics of great explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. Time permitting, visit playful seals Bella and Mai San at Polaria, the northernmost aquarium in the world. In due course, board your charter flight to Oslo. A&K’s attentive staff guide you to our convenient airport hotel. Recount your adventures as you join your fellow travelers for dinner this evening at the hotel.

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
AUG 29
Depart Oslo

Transfer to the airport for your flights homeward as your journey comes to an end.

Meals: Breakfast

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain.

Reykjavik Pre-Tour Extension

Visit the world’s most northerly capital and enjoy a choice of adventures, including Thingvellir National Park, Skogafoss waterfall and the Blue Lagoon.

Reykjavik Ext 2021

4 days from $4,795 per person

Single Supplement from $1,395 per person

AUG 15

Arrive in Reykjavik. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for a welcome cocktail reception.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
AUG 16

Choose from two excursions: Drive along Iceland’s rugged South Shore, visiting the volcano exhibition, Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the Skogar Folk Museum; or spend the day in the Thorsmork glacial valley, including driving in a 4x4 vehicle.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
AUG 17

More adventures await today when you choose to explore Iceland’s Golden Circle, including Thingvellir National Park, a thermal greenhouse farm, and the Gullfoss waterfall. Alternatively, you may opt to visit the iconic Blue Lagoon. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for a farewell cocktail reception.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
AUG 18

Tour the city’s landmarks, including the Perlan Museum. This afternoon, join your fellow guests and begin your cruise adventure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Oslo Post-Tour Extension

Discover historic and vibrant Oslo with a visit to its colorful cafés, world-class museums and Roald Amundsen’s home.

Oslo Ext 2021

4 days from $3,295 per person

Single Supplement from $895 per person

AUG 28

Fly from Tromso to Oslo, where you are transferred to your hotel, the lovely Hotel Continental. After some time at leisure, meet your guide for a welcome cocktail reception and briefing before heading to dinner on your own.

Hotel Continental

The Oslo post-tour extension begins on disembarkation day, Aug 28.

AUG 29

Enjoy an exclusive museum tour that includes the Nobel Peace Center, the city’s strikingly modern Oslo Opera House and the charming Oslo City Hall, whose bell tower houses 49 bells. After lunch, visit the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park. Dinner is on your own, so you can explore Oslo’s vibrant restaurant scene.

Hotel Continental
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
AUG 30

Take a short boat ride to visit the home of intrepid polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, which is just as he left it in 1928. This evening, visit the Viking Ship Museum and enjoy an after-hours exclusive tour of the Fram Museum, home to Amundsen’s famous ship. Afterward, join your group for a farewell dinner.

Hotel Continental
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
AUG 31

Transfer to the airport for flights homeward.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are per person, double occupancy.

  • 2021
  • Aug 18 - Aug 29
    Special Offer
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Stateroom - Category 1
    Price
    $12,995 was $15,495
    Single Supplement
    $11,625
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Stateroom - Category 2
    Price
    $15,495 was $17,995
    Single Supplement
    $13,495
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Stateroom - Category 3
    Price
    $17,495 was $19,995
    Single Supplement
    $14,995
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Superior Stateroom - Category 4
    Price
    $18,495 was $20,995
    Single Supplement
    $15,745
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Suite - Category 5
    Price
    $26,495 was $28,995
    Single Supplement
    $25,170
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Suite - Category 6
    Price
    $32,495 was $34,995
    Single Supplement
    $30,870
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Two-Room Suite - Category 7
    Price
    $35,495 was $37,995
    Single Supplement
    $33,720
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Owner’s Suite - Category 8
    Price
    $40,495 was $42,995
    Single Supplement
    $38,470
    Availability
    Limited Availability

    Optional pre-tour and post-tour extensions available on this departure.

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Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain.

Minimum age is 7 years.

Categories 5–8 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.

First group event: welcome reception on Aug 18.

Last group event: hotel overnight at the Radisson Blu Gardermoen, Oslo on Aug 28.


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Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.


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