Jewels of the North Atlantic

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May. 28, 2021
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Duration
8 days
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Activities
, Boat, Bus Excursion, Kayaking, Lectures, Photography, Tastings, Trekking, Wildlife observations, Zodiac

The wondrous islands of Scotland, Faeroe Islands and Iceland.

From the green islands of Scotland and North Atlantic to Iceland, this 8-day early-summer adventure rewards us with 24-hours of daylight and matchless seascapes. Migrating birds, dolphins, and whales are only some of the sights we expect in this expedition. 

 

Our journey begins on the Scottish East Coast in Aberdeen, where we embark Albatros Expeditions’ ice-class 1b vessel Ocean Atlantic, our home for the next 6 days.  

Our first stop is Kirkwall, off the northeastern coast of Scotland, the fascinating capital of Orkney, an archipelago known for its sandstone cliffs and Neolithic cities, before we sail further north to the Faroe Islands, where Tórshavn, its capital and largest town, awaits us.  

 

We will approach the Westman island of SurtseyUNESCO Natural Heritage Site and youngest island of the world, and spend an exciting day in Heimaey, the largest island of the archipelago, before arriving to our destination: Reykjavík. 

Day 1

Embarkation in Aberdeen

Day 2

Orkney Islands with historic Kirkwall - possibility of visiting Skara brae.

Day 3

Shetland Islands, Lerwich

Day 4

Faroe Islands tórshavn, townwalk and possible excursion to medieval Kirkjubøu

Day 5

Faroe Islands, Klaksvik. Possible excursion to Eysturoy Island

Day 6

at sea towards Westman Islands, looking for seabirds, dolphins and whales

Day 7

Westman Islands, Surtsey and Unesco natural heritage sites and city walk in Heimaey

Day 8

Reykjavík and return home

Inclusions

• 8-day/7-night cruise in a shared outside double cabin with private bathroom/toilet

• English-speaking guides

• Zodiac landings

• Near-port town walks with expedition team

• Information briefings and lectures by expedition team

• Full board on the ship

• Free coffee, tea and afternoon snacks on the ship

• Special photo workshop

• Welcome and farewell cocktails   

• Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!

• Taxes and tariffs

Exclusions

• Historic buildings on the Orkney Islands, including the capital of Kirkwall

• Faeroe’s Capital, Torshavn

• Westman Island of Heimaey & Surtsey, UNESCO Natural Heritage

• Abundant wildlife including whales and seabirds

Adventure options

Boat Trips

Wide-open spaces, crisp air, seemingly endless landscapes and the absence of modernity, enjoyed from the water's comfort during a delightful boat trip.

Bus Excursions

We now offer a variety of outings filled with stunning sights and interesting activities that will keep you wanting to come back for more.

Hiking

The opportunity to simply set foot on the Polar regions is a great experience, but to walk amid its white emptiness on a mini expedition is truly an unbeatable adventure. 

Kayaking

Glide through the waters and take in the royal grace of the icebergs, see the varied birds and seals, and maybe even the whales in their natural habitat under the supervision of experienced kayak guides, who will...

Lectures

Our primary focus is knowledge, and we apply this to every aspect of a journey. From the staff that forms our expedition team, to the routes our ship follows, and of course, the program onboard.

Photography

We always have a dedicated expedition photographer onboard to document the voyage and share their passion for photography through lectures and during landings and zodiac cruises.

Tastings

A feast for your senses!

Wildlife Observations

One of the greatest pleasures of our expeditions, is being able to experience the Polar regions' wildlife from a safe distance, respectfully enjoying their beauty in their natural habitat.

Zodiac

Essential for expedition cruises, Zodiacs are robust boats that can go up on a beach, a rocky outcrop, a river bank or even an ice floe push through bergy bits of ice floating in the water. This is definitely one...

Departure dates

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May. 28, 2021