This wonderful Iceland, Faroes and Northern Isles cruise from Dundee takes you on a voyage around the stunning fjords and coastal towns of Iceland that finishes with two days in its fascinating capital, Reykjavik. Cruising north from Dundee, you’ll also have opportunities to visit Newcastle, and discover the remote beauty of the Faroes, Shetland and the Scottish Highlands.
Ports of call
- Depart Dundee, Scotland
- Torshavn, Faroes
- Akureyri, Iceland
- Isafjordur, Iceland
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Lerwick, Shetland Isles
- Invergordon, Scotland
- Newcastle, UK
- Arrive Dundee, Scotland
- 13 nights’ accommodation in your choice of cabin
- Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
- On-board entertainment as arranged
- Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
- The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
- Port charges and taxes
Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.
Day One: Depart Dundee
Board Magellan and settle into your cabin before she cruises from Dundee this afternoon.
Day Two: At sea
Spend your first full day at sea enjoying Magellan’s excellent on-board facilities and getting to know the crew and your fellow passengers.
Day Three: Torshavn
Torshavn, the tiny capital of the Danish Faroe Islands, is Magellan’s destination today. The Faroes are a birdwatchers’ paradise in the heart of the Gulf Stream, and their inhabitants live surrounded by natural beauty. Discover Torshavn’s confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with turf roofs and modern centre, or join an excursion to another part of the islands, perhaps crossing the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller Eysturoy.
Day Four: Eskifjordur
Reaching the east coast of Iceland, today, we’ll call in Eskifjordur, a historic fishing port and charming seaside village on the shores of the Eskifjord. Here, a fascinating Maritime Museum details the region’s long association with the sea, and shore excursions might include a boat tour to remote Mjoifjordur and the fascinating Icelandic Wartime Museum.
Day Five: Akureyri
Akureyri, on Iceland’s rugged north coast, is a thriving winter sports centre and home to a fascinating Botanical Garden. The area beyond is wondrously scenic, and today’s excursion, to the Godafoss Falls and volcanic Lake Myvatn, will highlight many of its delights.
Day Six: Isafjordur
This morning Magellan arrives in tiny, exquisite Isafjordur, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World.
Days Seven and Eight: Reykjavik
Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital. Its brightly painted wooden buildings contrast sharply with the stunning beauty of its setting beneath Mount Ejsa. Step ashore to explore, take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum.
Days 9-10: At sea
Relax on board and relive the memories your cruise around Iceland as Magellan spends two days at sea, heading home.
Day 11: Lerwick
Our next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day 12: Invergordon
This morning we’ll tie up in the great natural harbour at Invergordon on Scotland’s rugged East Coast. Step ashore to explore, or join an optional shore excursion, perhaps to Inverness in search of Nessie. Golfers may head to the fine course at nearby Dornoch, while whisky connoisseurs can make a pilgrimage to the celebrated Ord Distillery.
Day 13: Newcastle
Magellan arrives back in Newcastle, today. Some of your newfound friends will disembark and finish their journey here, and you’ll have some time to explore the city before beginning the final leg of your cruise.
Day 14: Arrive Dundee
Bid farewell to Magellan and your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.