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Iceland's Majestic Landscapes

• BERGEN - FLAM - ALESUND - GEIRANGER - TORSHAVN - SEYDISFJORDUR - AKUREYRI - ISAFJORDUR - REYKJAVIK  •

HOSTED BY STEPHEN SCOURFIELD

16th - 28th July 2023 

13 Days - $8,845 per person (twin share)

The Experience

Join Travel Editor of The West Australian and West Travel Club Stephen Scourfield on this amazing journey from Norway to Iceland.

 

From Bergen, travel to the end of the North Sea and beyond to unlock mysteries of the far north and experience nature at its most magnificent. Contrast the pleasant urban setting of Ålesund with the robust beauty of Geiranger’s fjord landscape. Meet the people who thrive on the water’s edge of the Faroe archipelago, and encounter polar fox, tern, eider ducks and members of the whale family in Iceland’s majestic, distant north.

 

The Itinerary

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Day 1
July 16, 2023

 

BERGEN, NORWAY

Step on board your ship to begin your journey. Encircled by majestic mountains, fjords and glaciers, Bergen was home to Viking sagas. With your ship berthed next to Bryggen wharf, a UNESCO Site, easily stroll along its waterfront. This evening mingle with the locals and dine ashore, as we will be spending the night in port.

 

Day 2
July 17, 2023

 

BERGEN, NORWAY

Awake in Bergen and further explore this Norwegian treasure. See the beautiful 18th-century wooden houses, and visit the Hanseatic Museum on your included tour. Perhaps take an excursion to Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s famous composer. Or take a trip to the top of Mt. Ulriken, where you can savor an Ulriken bun, a cinnamon pastry, with a view that is equally as indulgent. Gain an insider’s view of Norway’s shipbuilding culture and fish farming industry on our optional excursion.

 

Day 3
July 18, 2023

 

FLAM, NORWAY

Through breathtaking fjords, your ship glides into the village of Flåm. Spend the day soaking up majestic views—from Vassbygda Lake to picturesque Vassbygdi and Aurland. There is an excursion (for addition cost), on the Flåm Railway, but there is an included look around Flam and surrounds, including visiting Stegastein Viewpoint, more than 600m above the fjord.

 

Day 4
July 19, 2023

 

ÅLESUND, NORWAY

Admire Ålesund’s colorful Art Nouveau facades by foot. After the city was destroyed by fire in 1904, it was rebuilt with the support of German Kaiser Wilhelm, who often vacationed here. The architectural style of the day, Jugend, prevails in the town center. Alternately, you may visit spectacular Nordic islands via a vast coastal network of bridges and tunnels, or join a Norwegian family in their home for coffee and a snack to learn firsthand about daily life in this scenic place.

 

Day 5
July 20, 2023

 

GEIRANGER, NORWAY

Cruise into the tiny village of Geiranger via the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway’s most spectacular fjords. If you would like magnificent bird’s-eye views of this magical setting, join an included tour to Eagle’s Bend, perched 2,000 feet above the village. It is a thrilling drive marked by 11 hairpin turns and incredible panoramas. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors on an optional tour to witness spectacular waterfalls or journey through the fjords by kayak.

 

Day 6
July 21, 2023

 

SAIL THE NORTH SEA

The North Sea has long been central to Europe’s history. From Viking settlement and medieval trade to international war and modern-day oil production, some of the continent’s most pivotal moments have unfolded on its stage. Learn more about this body of water during an enriching lecture. Relax on board with tea in the Wintergarden or find your inner calm with yoga on the Sports Deck.

 

Day 7
July 22, 2023

 

TÓRSHAVN, FAROE ISLANDS

Explore the legacy of Vikings in the scenic Faroe Islands, located halfway between Norway and Iceland. Once home to the Viking Parliament, the island’s capital of Tórshavn occupies the archipelago’s most historic peninsula. During your visit, a scenic drive reveals the breathtaking fjords of Kaldbak and Kollafjørdur, magnificent island vistas and a rich salmon fishing culture . . . all infused with a welcoming Nordic spirit.

 

Day 8
July 23, 2023

 

SAIL THE NORWEGIAN SEA

Cruise the Norwegian Sea, the source of transformative discoveries and ideas, from legendary sea monsters and real-life whales to massive amounts of cod and oil. As you sail, learn more about your upcoming destinations during our engaging port talks in our onboard theater.

 

Day 9
July 24, 2023

 

SEYDISFJÖRDUR, ICELAND

Walk along streets of colorful wooden homes dating back to the 19th century or explore the surrounding fjord landscape, all overseen by starkly picturesque slopes and the soaring summits of Mounts Bjólfur and Strandartindur. The tiny town boasts a thriving scene of local arts and a history dating back to early Viking settlement. If you wish, you may follow a tranquil walking path from the town center along the banks of the Fjardará River.

 

Day 10
July 25, 2023

 

AKUREYRI, ICELAND

Visit Iceland’s second largest city and admire its colorful architecture. Nicknamed the “Capital of the North,” Akureyri prospered during its days as a Danish trading post. Visit the city’s beloved church to gaze upon the stained-glass window that once adorned England’s Coventry Cathedral and admire some of the 2,000 species of blooms at the Public Park and Botanic Garden.

 

Day 11
July 26, 2023

 

ĹSAFJÖRDUR, ICELAND

Uncover the natural beauty and history of the Westfjords peninsula in Iceland’s most remote, and many say most breathtaking, reaches. Explore your port city of ĺsafjördur and the tiny and tranquil enclave of Bolungarvík, one of the nation’s oldest fishing villages and home to the Ósvör Maritime Museum. Alternately, marvel at the magnificent Dynjandi waterfall, a bridal veil of water cascading down a mountainside, or kayak amid some of Iceland’s most picturesque locations.

 

Day 12
July 27, 2023

 

REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

Explore Reykjavík, one of the cleanest and most eco-friendly cities in the world. Vikings settled here in 870 AD, and today Reykjavík is home to endless charms, watched over by the majestic Esja mountain range. You will see the city’s highlights up close, including the charming cathedral. And admire the cityscape from the Perlan, a hilltop, glass-domed landmark offering spectacular city views. Alternately, you may venture farther afield to take in the country’s breathtaking natural beauty, from towering waterfalls and soaring mountains to blue thermal springs.

 

Day 13
July 28, 2023

 

REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

Disembark your ship this morning and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Or stay on to explore more of Reykjavík’s beauty and culture.

The Cost

DELUXE Verandah CABIN (DV2)

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$8,845 per person

  • Stateroom size: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)

  • Ocean-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to full-size veranda

  • 11 AM Embarkation

  • 2 PM stateroom access

  • Priority shore excursion reservations 67 days prior to departure

  • 1 guaranteed priority reservation at each alternative restaurant 60 days prior to departure

  • Priority spa treatment bookings 60 days prior to departure

  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows

  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

  • 42" flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports

  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor & hair dryer

  • Premium Freyja® toiletries

  • Plush robes & slippers

  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service

  • Security safe

  • Individual climate control

  • Purified water refilled daily

  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily)

  • Binoculars

  • Traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket

  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections

  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

  • 24-hour room service

  • Under-bed suitcase storage space

  • Spacious drawers & closet with wooden hangers


Unfortunately, there are no discounts for solo travellers on this cruise.

 

Full Payment is due at time of booking.

 

Once booked, you will be allocated your own personal Global Travel Consultant to assist you with your flights, travel insurance and any other travel plans before or after the cruise.

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Questions?

Get In Touch!

 

westtravelclub@globaltravelclub.com.au

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