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The Scottish Isles – Whisky and Wildlife from the Hebrides to the Shetlands (Northbound)

Price from $10,634

Departure date
13 days
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Cruise Overview

Discover Scotland’s rugged and magnificent isles as we sail from Glasgow to Bergen, sampling unique malts and spotting amazing wildlife along the way.

Discover Scotland’s rugged and magnificent isles as we sail from Glasgow to Bergen, sampling unique malts and spotting amazing wildlife along the way.

13-day expedition cruise from Scotland to Norway

Island adventures

Join MS Spitsbergen on a glorious expedition cruise as we sail first from Scotland to Belfast and the Isle of Man. Follow the whisky trail in Islay, which is just as intoxicating as its peaty drams. From here, explore the beautiful Outer Hebrides, the Viking-influenced Orkneys, and the remote Shetland Islands before sailing to Bergen.

Wonderful wildlife

The rugged natural beauty of the Treshnish Isles, Iona, Skye, Fair Isle, and UNESCO-listed St. Kilda will leave you transfixed. Look out for bird colonies, eagles, seals, and perhaps even whales along the way.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

Available Dates

No available cabins


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

Embarking in Glasgow (Greenock)

Day 1

Elegant Belfast

Day 2

Enigmatic Isle of Man

Day 3

Islay’s whisky and nature

Day 4

West coast exploration

Day 5

The spirit of Iona

Day 6

Isles of Skye and Canna

Day 7

Wild St. Kilda

Day 8

Stalwart Stornoway

Day 9

Far-flung Fair Isle

Day 10

Highlights of Orkney

Day 11

Lerwick’s past and present

Day 12

Arrival in Bergen, Norway

Day 13

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Aune restaurant*
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organizes and guides 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 the ship’s hot tubs, sauna with a view, and 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 and ice 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 protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programs

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

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

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