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Hurtigruten Group

British Isles

Remote Islands, Natural Wonders, and a Diverse Coastline


Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

Nature and heritage around the British Isles

*Please note that on our May 8, 2024 departure in the Orkney Islands, we will visit Stromness instead of Kirkwall. Join a walking tour of this charming harbor town and learn about its maritime and Viking heritage—as well as a local pirate—as you wander through narrow streets packed with an assortment of curio shops.

Picturesque towns full of history

Experience the beauty and variety of the British Isles on an expedition cruise. Explore quaint villages, charming towns and impressive historical landmarks. Discover the Viking and Gaelic heritage of Waterford and Stornoway, and sample single malt whisky on Islay.

Nature and wild islands

You’ll encounter the wild landscapes of the Hebrides, the tropical-looking Isles of Scilly and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the Isle of Man, as well as enjoying scenic walks along the Pembrokeshire and Devon coasts.

PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with our adventurous spirit, we visit small, remote ports on our expeditions. Due to sea conditions and the secluded nature of the locations we visit, it’s not always possible to dock in port. Sometimes we have to use our small expedition boats to get ashore.

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Depart from Dover

Day 1

Relax at sea

Day 2

The ‘Land’s End’ of Wales

Day 3

Elegant Belfast

Day 4

Captain’s Choice – Castlebay

Day 5

Highlights of Orkney

Day 6

Stalwart Stornoway

Day 7

Islay’s whisky and nature

Day 8

Enigmatic Isle of Man

Day 9

Waterford’s Viking Triangle

Day 10

The Isles of Scilly

Day 11

The delights of Devon

Day 12

Return to Dover

Day 13

What's included

expedition cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including beverages* in Restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte Restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • Use of ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, and indoor gym
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


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

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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