Island Hopping in the North Atlantic – Iceland, the Faroe Islands and British Isles (Southbound)

Price from $5,279

Departure date
11 days

Cruise Overview

Wildlife, bygone civilisations and modern life in the North Atlantic  

Ancient sites and modern life  

Sail from the Icelandic capital to the mouth of the Thames, via the remote and wild isles of the North Atlantic. As autumn unfurls across these much-storied seas, you’ll explore exciting capital cities, Neolithic sites, thriving island towns, and tiny villages where the influence of the Vikings can still be felt.  

Wildlife and expansive skies  

Seabirds and marine life thrive under the huge skies of the North Atlantic. Whether you’re on our small expedition boats, on MS Maud’s decks or on foot, you’ll see towering cliffs teeming with seabirds and watch for whales and dolphins splashing in the seas around us.


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Depart from Reykjavik

Day 1

Heimaey's explosive past 

Day 2

Relax at sea

Day 3

Remote Runavik

Day 4

10th-century Tórshavn

Day 5

The wild side of the Shetland Islands

Day 6

The capital of the Shetland Islands

Day 7

Far-flung Fair Isle

Day 8

Highlights of Orkney

Day 9

Scotland’s crown jewel

Day 10

A relaxing day at sea

London Calling

Day 12

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 11-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise 

  • A 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 organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 

  • Range of included activities 

Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to and streaming is not supported. 

*House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water 

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 

  • Citizen Science programme where you can assist with live scientific research 

  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 

  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna,  indoor and outdoor gym  

  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities 

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 

  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 

  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket 

  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions 

  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 

  • Please make sure you meet your entry and boarding requirements  

  • No gratuities 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

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition