From Liverpool to Iceland and the Scottish Isles - Ancient Ties and Natural Wonders

From Liverpool to Iceland and the Scottish Isles - Ancient Ties and Natural Wonders

From Liverpool to Iceland and the Scottish Isles - Ancient Ties and Natural Wonders

From Liverpool to Iceland and the Scottish Isles - Ancient Ties and Natural Wonders

Travel information 15 days MS Fridtjof Nansen
Departure
May 10, 2022
Price from $ 8,417
$ 6,313
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Fully circumnavigate Iceland and visit highlights of the Scottish Isles, discovering natural wonders, charming fishing villages, and rich wildlife.

Round trip from Liverpool

Your journey starts in Liverpool, the city that gave the world The Beatles. Relive the band’s glory days before sailing north on your hybrid electric–powered vessel to the former Viking settlement of Stornoway, in the Hebrides Archipelago. This is a genuine example of a classic British harbor. Explore its beautiful waterfront, the Harris Tweed Mill, and the handsome Lews Castle.

Cosmopolitan capitals, charming fishing villages

Your epic circumnavigation of Iceland begins in Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Vestmannaeyjar Archipelago, the Westman Islands, off the south coast of Iceland. Hike to the top of the volcano that almost wiped out this island in 1973. Then we sail to Reykjavík, the northernmost capital in the world. On our way northward, we’ll stop at Stykkishólmur, and Patreksfjöörðður, two delightful fishing towns surrounded by spectacular scenery.

Bird haven

Explore Iceland’s northern capital of Akureyri, a vibrant university town located at the base of the country’s longest fjord. Step across the Arctic Circle line in Grímsey, where birds outnumber humans 17,000 to 1 On the east coast, picturesque mountains and waterfalls await around the eye-catching village of Seyðisfjörður. Finally, we head back to Liverpool via the ancient Viking town of Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands.

From Liverpool to Iceland and the Scottish Isles - Ancient Ties and Natural Wonders From Liverpool to Iceland and the Scottish Isles - Ancient Ties and Natural Wonders
  • Day 1
    Liverpool, England

    Embarkation

    May 10, 2022
    Estimated time of departure is 6:00 PM

    Your expedition starts in the fabled city of Liverpool. This historic maritime city played a critical role as a trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Sugar, spices, and tobacco are just some of the imports and exports that passed through its port. It’s most famous export is undoubtedly The Beatles.

    If your time is limited, head to the scenic Royal Albert Dock, home to world-class art galleries, museums, and places of historical interest. This is where you’ll find The Beatles Story, an award-winning exhibition that charts the band’s rise to fame. Afterward, soak up the atmosphere in a nearby pub with a local craft beer.

    That’s not all, though. Liverpool has more museums and galleries than any other British city outside of London. For art lovers, the Walker Art Gallery houses one of England’s largest art collections. Liverpool’s legendary Anfield Stadium is a rite of passage that hardcore soccer fans simply must visit. For this so-called ‘football’-obsessed city, this hallowed ground is the beating heart of Liverpool.

    MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits you at Liverpool’s port. After checking in and collecting your complimentary expedition jacket, you’ll have some time to settle into your cabin. Everyone must go through a mandatory safety drill just before departure. Then you’ll have time to walk around and explore the ship. The welcome dinner in the evening ends with a toast by the captain, who will wish everyone an enjoyable expedition. After meeting your Expedition Team, you’ll be ready to start your grand Icelandic adventure.

    Day 1
    Liverpool, England

    Embarkation

  • Day 2
    At sea

    Toward the Outer Hebrides

    May 11, 2022

    Enjoy a day at sea as we sail to our first call, the Outer Hebrides. Days at sea can be as active or relaxing as you wish!

    As we set off on our journey, perhaps spend some time getting to know the crew and your fellow explorers? Strike up a conversation at the bar and see what you and your shipmates have in common.

    And feel free to explore the ship’s facilities. The Science Center is a great place to start. It has scientific equipment and an extensive library to deepen your knowledge of the places you’ll visit.

    Expedition Team members will share their knowledge of the region and prepare you for the adventures ahead. Lecture topics vary from local history and storytelling to biology and geology.

    Day 2
    At sea

    Toward the Outer Hebrides

  • Day 3
    Stornoway, Lewis & Harris, Scotland

    Capital of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

    May 12, 2022

    Stornoway is known as the gateway to the Hebrides, a stunning archipelago of hundreds of islands off Scotland’s northwest coast. Considered Scotland’s crown jewel, this is a region of jagged mountain landscapes, superb sandy beaches, and rugged coastlines.

    Originally a Viking settlement, Stornoway is the main town of the Western Isles and the capital of the Isle of Lewis & Harris, which is the largest and northernmost of the Outer Hebrides. The heart and soul of this town lies in its bustling harbor. It has a beautiful waterfront with museums, art galleries, charming shops, and even a pair of resident seals.

    The stately Lews Castle imposes over the harbor, which we will explore. The castle grounds themselves are immense. There’s plenty to explore throughout its almost-500 acres, including a network of trails, historical buildings, and fantastic harbor views. After a recent extensive restoration project, the Lews Castle is should not be missed.

    Further inland you can find mills and cottages used to weave hearty Harris Tweed. There are tiny folk museums, the world-famous Callanish Standing Stones, and the mysterious Carloway Broch—the best-preserved ancient fort in Scotland, dating back more than 2,000 years.

    The Hebrides have recently transformed into a seafood paradise and Stornoway is no exception. Take this opportunity to try fresh angoustines, crabs, scallops, mussels, and oysters. For a true taste of the Western Isles, try Stornoway’s famed black pudding. You’re in Scotland, so wash it all down with one of the varieties of single-malt whiskey. Don’t worry, the whisky won’t be in short supply.

    Day 3
    Stornoway, Lewis & Harris, Scotland

    Capital of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

  • Day 4
    At sea

    To Iceland

    May 13, 2022

    Days at sea offer an opportunity for you to wind down. Take in the views in the panoramic Explorer Lounge as you recline with a drink in hand. Watch for whales and dolphins and keep an eye on the sky for seabirds. For even deeper relaxation, soak in a hot tub on deck and be pampered with a luxurious treatment in the spa and wellness area.

    If you like to keep active, both the indoor and outdoor gyms on board are well-equipped and offer great views. Swimmers should be excited too—the ship has a heated infinity pool for you to enjoy.

    Join the Expedition Team in the Science Center to learn about Icelandic culture and their belief in the hidden people, also known as Icelandic elves. You might even have a chance to improve your knitting skills in one of our workshops.

    Day 4
    At sea

    To Iceland

  • Day 5
    Heimaey, Iceland

    The Icelandic Pompeii

    May 14, 2022

    Our next stop is Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Vestmannaeyjar Archipelago, the Westmann Islands, off the southern coast of Iceland. In one way or another, everything here was touched by the volcanic eruption that unexpectedly occurred one morning in January 1973. The narrow harbor, the airport runway made from tephra, and the curl of cooled lava in the town center all point to the volcanic cone that casts a figure over the island.

    Heimaey means ‘Home Island’, and you“ll certainly feel welcome here. It’s nearly 4,000 inhabitants are friendly and the verdent landscape is pleasing to the eye. Learn all about the town’s history at the Eldheimar Museum. Heimaey has got a dark, fascinating past, complete with runaway slaves, murder, revenge, and pirates. Then comes the volcano that almost destroyed the island.

    The Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary is another highlight in town. Home to two resident belugas, the sanctuary also hosts a local species aquarium and a puffin rescue center.

    In keeping with the rest of the Westmann Islands, Heimaey provides a habitat for countless birds. Around 8 million puffins nest here every summer. A hike to Stórhöfði, on the south of the island, will provide you with excellent opportunities to observe puffin’s nesting. Claimed to be the windiest spot in Europe, you’ll be grateful for viewing facilities that allow you to quietly observe these delightful birds in their natural habitat.

    No visit to Heimaey is complete without checking out its most prominent feature, Eldfell—‘Mount Fire’. By the end of its eruption, it stood 722 feet tall. It’s worth the effort to hike to the top. You’ll have incredible views of the town below, and a feeling of accomplishment hiking the volcano that almost wiped out the island.

    Day 5
    Heimaey, Iceland

    The Icelandic Pompeii

  • Day 6
    Reykjavík, Iceland

    ‘Smoky Bay’

    May 15, 2022

    Welcome to Reykjavík, the northernmost capital in the world. Reykjavík is both quaint and cosmopolitan. This small city is the perfect size for a walking tour, packed full of art, culture, and history.

    Stroll along Laugavegur, the main shopping street, filled with high-end boutiques as well as bars and restaurants. Or head to the striking Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral. Art lovers can visit the Reykjavík Art Museum, the National Gallery, and the many smaller galleries and museums dotting the city. You’re bound to find a museum here to strike your fancy, from the comprehensive National Museum to the delightful Icelandic Punk Museum.

    The abundance of geothermal energy in Iceland has forged a strong tradition of public bathing in swimming pools and hot tubs, known as ‘heitur pottur’ in Icelandic. To Icelanders, they’re the perfect way to catch up with friends and unwinding after a long day. Bring your swimsuit to take a dip in one of the city’s 18 swimming pools, many of which include saunas and hot tubs.

    The list of possibilities doesn’t end there. Reykjavík, whose name actually means ‘Smoky Bay’ due to the rising steam from the surrounding geothermal features, is just a few hours away from geysers, glaciers, hot springs, and waterfalls.

    The Golden Circle offers a route to three of Iceland’s most beloved attractions. Þingvellir National Park’s unique geology and natural features give it an almost otherworldly beauty. While the raw power of natures is on display at Iceland’s treasured waterfall, Gullfoss. The trio is complete at the Geysir geothermal area, with its multitude of hot springs.

    Another highlight nearby is the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Situated in a vast 800-year-old lava field, the blend of silica, algae, and minerals in the waters have earned this magical location a place on National Geographic’s 25 wonders of the world.

    • Included Reykjavík - Perlan - Wonders of Iceland and Aurora Planetarium
    Day 6
    Reykjavík, Iceland

    ‘Smoky Bay’

  • Day 7
    Stykkishólmur, Iceland

    Welcome to Sagaland

    May 16, 2022

    Our first stop is Stykkishólmur, (pronounced ‘Stikkish hólmur’), a small fishing town surrounded by views of the innumerable little isles of the picturesque Breiðafjörður Bay. With a population of only about 1,000 people, no traffic, and a laid-back pace, it gives the impression that time stands still here.

    Perhaps Stykkishólmur’s most defining feature is the well-preserved houses found in the old city center. Bursting with color, they stand in stark contrast to the distant mountain ranges. Many buildings have been repurposed: the former library is now an art installation, the old recreation center now hosts a volcano museum, and the fish processing plant is now a restaurant serving up delicious fish soup.

    Another highlight of the town is Norwegian House, named for the imported Norwegian wood used to build it in 1832. The Regional Museum of Snæfellsnes is based here, with rotating exhibitions and handicrafts for sale. For a lovely view of the town, hike to the top of the cliff with the little orange lighthouse.

    Most people come for the fantastic Snæfellsnes Peninsula National Park. It’s nicknamed ‘Little Iceland’, because all the country’s natural offerings are found here, including fjords, mountains, waterfalls, volcanoes, lava fields, and more.

    An optional excursion to Snæfellsnes will take you to some of its most iconic sights, such as the black-sand beach at Djúpalónssandur, where you can try to lift the ‘strength-testing’ rocks placed there by Vikings. A word of warning, though! The heaviest rock weighs 340 lbs!

    Another stop is the photogenic Lóndrangar basalt cliffs, where huge stacks of jagged rocks jut out of the sea. Interesting fact: The massive Snæfellsjökull volcano, Snæfellsjökull, which looms over the landscape, is the setting of Jules Verne’s classic sci-fi novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.

    Day 7
    Stykkishólmur, Iceland

    Welcome to Sagaland

  • Day 8
    Patreksfjörður, Iceland

    Patreksfjörður

    May 17, 2022

    When &Öuml;rlygur Hrappsson saw this destination for the first time in the 9th century, he gave it a straightforward name: Patreksfjörður, meaning ‘the fjord of St. Patrick’, after his spiritual guide. The town’s appeal is just as simple—this settlement on the west coast of Iceland is utterly gorgeous.

    Discover the peace and silence of a tranquil fishing village. Serving as a fishing port as far back as the 16th century, this town is steeped in rich maritime history. Over the centuries, Patreksfjördur has served as a base for fishermen, merchants, and naval mariners from England, France, and Germany.

    Explore the lively harbor and learn about the town’s local fishing tradition and the different kinds of fish found in its waters. Or take a dip in the outdoor pool, a new addition to the town, where you can enjoy wonderful views over the fjord.

    The sheer beauty of this region makes hiking here a very rewarding activity, weather conditions permitting. Nearby is Látrabjarg, Europe’s largest bird cliff and most western point. It is home to millions of birds, including puffins, Northern Gannets, guillemots and razorbills. Birdwatching here is spectacular. Safe from Arctic foxes, the birds bravely cling to the high cliffs, and offer excellent photo opportunities.

    Nearby, you also have the dream beach of Rauðisandur. In contrast to other beaches in Iceland coated with black volcanic sands, Rauðisandur offers rose–colored sands with golden hues.

    The Dynjandi Waterfalls are also one of the big draws of this area, and it’s easy to see why. Six different waterfalls combine to make the largest waterfall in the Westfjords, with a cumulative height of 328 feet. In a country famed for its waterfalls, this is one of the most impressive.

    Day 8
    Patreksfjörður, Iceland

    Patreksfjörður

  • Day 9
    Akureyri, Iceland

    Northern Center

    May 18, 2022

    Akureyri is located near the base of the longest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjörður. As we cruise along the fjord, enjoy incredible views of snow-capped peaks and a lush coastline. The fertile waters here also make it one of the best places in the country for whale watching. Species including humpback, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises are regular visitors, although orcas, blue, and fin whales have been seen here too.

    Nicknamed ‘Iceland’s Northern Capital’, Akureyri is a lively university town. With a population of almost 20,000 it is the largest metropolitan area outside of the populated southwest region. There is plenty to delve into here, including top-notch eateries and museums. Check out the Akureyri Museum, which gives you insight into how Icelanders used to live. The Norðurslóð Museum of natural history also features exhibitions about the local environment and the history of settlers

    You’ll be astonished by the array of flowers and foliage at the Arctic Botanical Gardens. Its serene atmosphere is an oasis of lush green in the most unlikely of settings. While you’re exploring the town, check out the striking architecture of Akureyri Church, designed by the famous architect Guðjón Samúelsson.

    On an optional excursion outside town, explore natural treasures that rank among Iceland’s must-see sights. At Goðafoss Waterfall, nicknamed the ‘waterfall of the gods’, marvel at the translucent turquoise water pounding against immense black rocks.

    The unique and beautiful geology of Lake Mývatn is located within a highly active volcanic area and includes shimmering waters and otherworldly colors. It’s also a great place to watch for birds, especially Eider and Earlequinn Ducks. Game of Thrones fans may also find a few sites familiar!

    Day 9
    Akureyri, Iceland

    Northern Center

  • Day 10
    Grímsey, Iceland

    Step Across the Arctic Circle

    May 19, 2022

    When people imagine a windswept, remote Icelandic isle, they’re probably thinking about Grímsey. We’ll use our small boats (RIBs) to reach this small, green, grassy island. With only 60 or so residents, the only settlements here are located on the southern and western parts if the island—mostly around the little harbor.

    Grímsey is serene, beautiful, and steeped in folklore and legend. Legend has it that local fishermen are hardy because of Grímsey’s first settler, Grímur. Legend has it that he slew the giants and trolls who inhabited the island and took one of their daughters as his bride.

    Grímsey’s sheer cliffs are home to vast colonies of seabirds—outnumbering humans 17,000 to 1. The chance to see Atlantic Puffins, Grímsey’s iconic seabird species, is a major attraction for bird lovers.

    Grímsey is probably best known for having the Arctic Circle so close that it actually cuts across the island—the only part of Iceland to do so. You’ll have the opportunity to skip, step, or do whatever dance you’d like across the line.

    Explore the island on foot and hike to the ‘Orbis et Globus’, a nine-ton concrete sphere that marks the edge of the Arctic Circle. The walk to the monument will allow you to take in the windswept scenery and do some birdwatching. The locals move the globe (which is 10 feet wide) a bit each year since the Arctic Circle creeps slowly northwards at a rate of about 48 feet per year.

    By 2050, Grímsey Island will lie outside the Arctic Circle! In the afternoon, we’ll sail to Húsavík, where we will arrive in the evening and stay overnight.

    Day 10
    Grímsey, Iceland

    Step Across the Arctic Circle

  • Day 11
    Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

    Nordic Heritage

    May 20, 2022

    Some places just know how to make an entrance. Today’s destination sits at the end of a 10-mile fjord lined with picturesque mountains and waterfalls. Seyðisfjörður (roughly pronounced as ‘say-this-further’) is a progressive village full of character. Its colorful cast of roughly 700 people certainly makes it one of the most eclectic towns you’ll visit in Iceland.

    Seyðisfjörður is famous for its colorful wooden houses, built by Norwegian settlers in the early 20th century. The vibrant buildings pop out against a backdrop of mountains and waterfalls, creating a genuinely unique identity for the settlement.

    The aptly named Rainbow Road is a perfect example of this delightfully quirky aesthetic. Not many streets in the world are painted top to bottom with the colors of the rainbow, with an eye-catching blue church at the end. A picture here is a must.

    Remote, peaceful, and serene, Seyðisfjörður is the perfect spot for outdoor adventures such as birdwatching, hiking, and kayaking (as an optional excursion, if available). A short trail leading uphill from the town brings you to Tvísöngur, an unusual sound sculpture—a cluster of concrete domes with incredible acoustics. For longer hikes, head for the hills above town. Waterfall Lane is an enjoyable 4–6 mile hike that, true to its name, winds its way to several stunning waterfalls.

    You’ll find Skálanes at the edge of the fjord. This private nature reserve is surrounded by cliffs and home to wildlife such as reindeer, Arctic fox, and mink. Bird lovers, prepare to spot the species vacationing at the site each summer, including Black-tailed Godwit, Golden Plover, and—if you’re lucky—the Gyr Falcon, Europe’s largest falcon.

    Day 11
    Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

    Nordic Heritage

  • Day 12
    At sea

    To the Orkney Islands

    May 21, 2022

    As we leave Iceland, we sail toward the Orkney Islands and Kirkwall. Take the day to rest, enjoy the ship’s amenities and take stock of what you’ve experienced so far. Take a dip in the infinity pool, relax in a meditation session, or take an invigorating jog on the outdoor running track.

    Join a workshop to improve your skills, whether you’re an aspiring artist or an avid photographer. Whatever skill level, learn from our experienced photographer or create art inspired by your journey.

    Learn more and build excitement for the next part of your adventure by spending time in the library. Read up on upcoming places or attend the Expedition Team’s lectures in the Science Center.

    Day 12
    At sea

    To the Orkney Islands

  • Day 13
    Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland

    In Memory of Magnus

    May 22, 2022

    Kirkwall is the capital and largest town of the Orkney Archipelago. A saga from as far back as 1046 first mentions a settlement here. Today, Kirkwall has a population of 8,500 and is one of the most attractive and well-preserved small towns in Scotland.

    Dominated by the famous St. Magnus Cathedral, the old part of Kirkwall is one of the best examples of an ancient Viking town. To appreciate the cathedral’s significance, look no further than Kirkwall’s name, which is derived from the Norse ‘Kirkjuvagr´‘, meaning ‘Church Bay’. St. Magnus is an atmospheric, beautiful building made of red sandstone dating back to the 12th century. It took 300 years to build the cathedral, with craftsmanship of the highest order.

    The cathedral is also the final resting place for one of Orkney’s greatest native sons, explorer John Rae. While searching for the doomed Franklin expedition in 1854, John Rae discovered the final link to the Northwest Passage. A poignant Portland stone statue honors him, depicting him asleep in the Arctic, with his gun and a book nearby.

    Just across the road from St. Magnus are two other notable buildings. The Bishop’s Palace was built around the same time as the cathedral in the 12th century, and housed its first bishop. Expertly restored and well preserved, the Earl’s Palace dates back to the 1550s. These two excellent ruins of historic residences are certainly worth exploring.

    The Viking theme continues at the Highland Park Distillery, founded by a direct descendant of the Vikings. This traditional distillery will intrigue you whether you like whisky or just want to soak up some local history. End your day right by sampling a few shots (known as “wee drams”) in the tasting room after a distillery tour. Booking ahead is required.

    Day 13
    Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland

    In Memory of Magnus

  • Day 14
    At sea

    Enjoy a day at sea

    May 23, 2022

    After an action-packed adventure, you’ll be ready for a leisurely day aboard the ship. Take in the view and reflect on your experiences. Perhaps start editing your photo and updating your travel journal, or simply rest your weary legs and enjoy a soothing treatment in the Wellness Spa.

    Swap stories or share photos with your fellow travelers in the Science Center as the Expedition Team recaps the expedition cruise. Have you collected any samples? Analyze them under the microscope alongside the Expedition Team’s science coordinator.

    Make the most of your last day on board. Savor your last dinner and prepare to say goodbye to the crew and your shipmates.

    Day 14
    At sea

    Enjoy a day at sea

  • Day 15
    Liverpool, England

    Disembarkation

    May 24, 2022
    Estimated time of arrival is 8:00 AM

    Your exciting expedition cruise ends where it started, in Liverpool. But before you head home, why not take advantage of a second opportunity to delve into the cultural highlights of this remarkable city?

    If you didn’t catch it your first time around, visit The Beatles Story exhibition, the world's largest permanent exhibit that tells the story of the lives and times of The Beatles, all four of whom grew up in Liverpool. On one National Trust tour, you can visit the stars’ childhood homes, complete with exclusive pictures and memorabilia on display. Complete your trip down memory lane at the British Music Experience, a museum devoted to pop music history in Britain. Nostalgia doesn’t get any better than this!

    At Merseyside Maritime Museum, see original artifacts from the Titanic and learn about Liverpool’s nautical past. Liverpool is also home to the International Slavery Museum, the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of the transatlantic slave trade.

    If you want the city’s best view, then a trip to the tower of Liverpool Cathedral is highly recommended. Two elevators and 108 steps later, you’ll be over 36 feet high, with all of Liverpool before you. Whatever’s next for you, we wish you a safe onward journey and look forward to seeing you on your next adventure!

    Day 15
    Liverpool, England

    Disembarkation

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Included in Your Expedition

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna, and an indoor gym
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing Activities

  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will help configure your camera settings before landings

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • International flights
  • Travel protection
  • Baggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you can meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected
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