Jun. 24 to Jul. 4, 2021
This expedition charts a course unlike any other on Earth, following the Viking voyages from the north of Scotland to the Faroe Islands and onward to Iceland.
The Orkney and Shetland Isles offer amazing prehistoric archaeology, hiking, and bird-watching. The Faroe Islands are the jewels of the North Atlantic. We’ll visit staggering cliffs hosting vast colonies of seabirds and quaint villages clinging to tiny islands.
As we approach Iceland, we’ll experience earth in the making: the new volcanic island of Surtsey; the dramatic sea caves of the Westman Islands, and the town of Heimaey—nearly destroyed by a volcano short decades ago.
Stunning Múlafossur waterfall
The perfect photo backdrop, the Múlafossur waterfall plunges into the North Atlantic leaving behind Gásadalur, a small village and the home to about 20 people. Settled under the highest mountain on Vágar island, Gásadalur until recently could only be accessed by foot.
Mykines island’s puffin colony
The breeding ground for a wide range of migratory seabirds, Mykines has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. The western part of the island is covered with puffin burrows and seabird nests.
Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands
Admire the history and beauty of Tórshavn's red-painted wooden buildings covered with turf roofs. Home to the Faroese government and a former Viking trading centre, this nation's capital is a splendid little city to explore. The National Art Gallery is a treasure, surrounded by gorgeous grounds with walking trails.
Iceland, the realm of the active earth
At the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland is dominated by geology—and defined by the sea. Volcanoes, waterfalls, mountains, fjords, sea stacks, bird cliffs, lava fields, glaciers, and caves… even if you’re not a geologist, Iceland has something for you!
Neolithic Scottish history – only seen by sea!
Off the north coast of mainland Scotland, Orkney has been settled for at least eight thousand years. Many Neolithic archeological sites have been preserved here, including villages, ceremonial sites, and burial chambers.
Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.Learn more about Ship name